PR: EarMUSIC reveals the tracklist of “The NOW What?! Live Tapes”

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A European version of Deep Purple´s latest studio album NOW What?! will be released at the end of November.
This edition celebrates the success of the album and the great spirit and excitement of the NOW What?! tour that keeps bringing joy to many music lovers from country to country.
The record company and the artist would like to stress out that the double CD will be sold to retailers for a price which is lower than the usual price for any new stand-alone live release.
Fans who have purchased NOW What?! will have the chance to buy the double pack, paying it less than a newly released live album.

Fans of vinyl will have the chance to purchase the live album as a limited heavy vinyl double LP.
The “NOW What?! Live Tapes” will be available on all digital stores (bundled with NOW What?! or available singularly) and all streaming platforms.

Details about the content of a different version of this expanded edition for the US market, to be released in 2014, will be announced later in the year.

The NOW What?! Live Tapes (European version)

1. Strange Kind Of Woman
2. Hard Loving Man
3. Vincent Price
4. Contact Lost
5. All The Time in The World
6. No One Came
7. Bodyline
8. Perfect Strangers
9. Above And Beyond
10. Lazy
11. Black Night
12. Smoke On The Water

The 12 live songs have been recorded in Rome, Milan, Gaevle and Aalborg. The live material has been carefully mixed to reflect the sounds and the emotions that came out of the speakers every night. 100% live, 100% real.

PR: DEEP PURPLE announce new single “ABOVE AND BEYOND”

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With sales in excess of a quarter of a million copies worldwide, four #1 chart entries (including Germany), seven Top 5 entries, ten Top 10 entries, and a glorious tour just about to start again after a short break (following many sold-out shows and an over-whelming response from the fans to the new material),
2013 has been one of the best and most pleasant years in Deep Purple´s history.

After the release of the singles “All The Time in The World” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxPhHRDJ4TM) and “Vincent Price” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEWYRRaxFhU), Deep Purple announce the release of the 3rd single “ABOVE AND BEYOND” taken from the successful album “NOW What?!”. on October 25th. 2013. on earMUSIC. ABOVE AND BEYOND is an affectionate homage to founding member Jon Lord to whom the band dedicated the whole album (“Souls Having Touched are Forever Entwined”)

A European Limited Edition of “NOW What?!” will also hit the stores in November 8th.
A Second CD “NOW What?! The Live Tapes” will feature some of the many magic moments from the first part of the “NOW What?! tour”. The second disc will also be released as double LP (limited edition to 3000 numbered copies). 12 songs, from the band´s personal archive will now be made public, for fans´enjoyment who will be able to live again what happened on stage, exactly as it came out of the speakers.

The Single ABOVE AND BEYOND will be released in two formats:
1) 7” purple vinyl limited edition:
B-side:  “Space Truckin´” live in Majano, Italy, recorded in July during the NOW WHAT?! Tour

2) CD Single:
B-sides:
- “Things I´ve Never Said”
(studio out-take from the now deleted limited edition of the studio album RAPTURE OF THE DEEP)
- “Space Truckin´” (recorded live during the NOW WHAT?! Tour, 24 July 2013 in Rome)
- “Hush” (recorded live during the NOW WHAT?! Tour, 6th August 2013 in Lokerse Feestem)

The cover of the single has been chosen by the band and their record label earMUSIC among many artwork submissions by fans and young independent artists.

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“We watched the skies as they darkened, waiting to see how strong it would be.” Brno (Czech Republic) Tour Diary

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On a tour full of remarkable events, the festival gig outside Brno in the Czech Republic stands out.  As we arrived at the venue, we were told that there would be a delay because a heavy storm was approaching.  The promoter, although initially requesting us to go on early before it arrived, decided, after watching the storm’s progress, that it would be better to delay the start to let the storm blow through. The crowd of 15,000 people were informed of this and waited patiently.  So did the band and crew.  We watched the skies as they darkened, waiting to see how strong it would be.

Then it hit. Hard. First came the wind, testing the dressing room tents, flapping and billowing the canvas like sails on a boat going round Cape Horn. The stage shuddered with the first blasts of wind, the lighting rig swayed dangerously and people scurried to find whatever shelter they could.  Then the rain came bucketing down at a sharp angle, driven by the fierce wind and illuminated by streaks of lightning.  It was decided that we in the band should head to a crew bus for safety.  We sat there for an hour or so, unable to appreciate the severity of what was going on outside, fearing for the audience.

Then reports came back that the stage and some of the equipment was drenched, particularly the drums and keyboards, where the covers had been blown off, exposing the delicate instruments to the elements. The damage was serious, particularly to the keyboards.  It was still raining hard and so the gig had to be abandoned and we left the drenched, long-suffering Czech audience to their silent, soggy night.  Fortunately, the following day was a free day so our management team and the promoters worked out the complicated logistics of shifting things around so that we could do the show twenty-four hours later.

Of course, the following day was a beautiful, sunny one – as if nothing had happened the night before.   Our crew, along with some of the local crew, stripped the gear down and carefully dried it out and reassembled it in time for the evening’s performance. We arrived, expecting to see a diminished crowd – after all, it was now a Monday and the weekend was over. Then came the biggest surprise of all; there were more people the second night than the previous one, about 5,000 more.  We were amazed.  Not only did all of the equipment work flawlessly, but also we had the most fantastic welcome from the crowd.  It was a superb gig in every way.

The plan was to do the show, pack up, and, along with our crew, head straight to the airport for a night flight to Brussels and play the next concert that evening.  An escort of police cars and motorbikes, lights flashing and sirens wailing, ensured that our convoy of vehicles raced past the traffic to the airport.  I’m writing this on the plane as we head to a late check-in at the hotel and some sleep before the next show.

Good luck,

RG

“Whenever we play in Italy, I am always bowled over by the welcome we get from the Italian fans”.

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The Montreux Jazz Festival is always a special occasion but this time tainted by the lack of Claude Nobs, whose personality dominated the event. What a legacy he’s left us. Even so, the concert was most enjoyable for us and the atmosphere was electric.

Whenever we play in Italy, I am always bowled over by the welcome we get from the Italian fans. The last few days have been no exception; the wave of appreciation coming at the stage is wonderful. And humbling. Back in 1985, we played our first concert in Milan since the early 70s and the crowd then sang every word, every riff, every solo along with us. And they were so loud that all but drowned us out. I will never forget that moment. Believe it or not, it happened again in Milan and Rome over the last few days. Afterwards, those that I spoke to also said they loved Now What?! Life is good.

Good luck,

RG

“Vincent Price” Official Music Video from NOW What?! – OUT NOW

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Watch the official music video for the new single “Vincent Price” here:

Vincent Price will be released on June 7th as download, CD single and 7” transparent vinyl!
Vincent Price will become a Purple collector’s item, due to the inclusion of the song “First Sign Of Madness”, which was recorded during the NOW What?! sessions but not included in the final selection.

7”: Side A “Vincent Price” / Side B “First Sign Of Madness”
CD single and download
1) Vincent Price
2) First Sign Of Madness
3) The Well Dressed guitar (from the now deleted RAPTURE OF THE DEEP limited edition CD)
4) Wrong Man – live (from the now deleted RAPTURE OF THE DEEP limited edition CD)
5) Vincent Price – VIDEO

Vincent Price Video Premiere Dates

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Tomorrow is the big day of the Vincent Price video premiere! The video will be worldwide visible at 7pm CET right here and on www.youtube.com/earmusicofficial

Deep Purple Vincent Price

On top of this, there are some international online video premieres already starting at 9am tomorrow morning (local time).

Italy: 9am

http://www.corriere.it/

UK: 10am
www.classicrockmagazine.com

France: 9am
www.leparisien.fr

Poland 9am
www.onet.pl

Sweden 9am
www.expressen.se

Deep Purple euphoria spreads all over Europe for the new album NOW What?!

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With a stunning new entry directly at #1 in the German Top100

NOW What?! – the most recent album by Deep Purple released by earMUSIC – joins MACHINE HEAD and IN ROCK in the group of iconic albums to have entered the German Album Sales Charts straight to number one. Despite the fact that the band has always reached the top of the charts worldwide with every studio album, NOW What ?! brings the band back to the highest chart positions in over 25 years all over the world:

Germany #1
Austria #1
Czech #1
Switzerland # 2
Norway # 4
Sweden # 7
Finland # 8
Holland #12
France # 19
Spain #19
UK#19 (first top 20 entry in 20 years)

…more to be announced at the end of the week!?

NOW What ?! Has been produced by Bob Ezrin and one week after its release it’s rewarded by critics and fans to be one of the band’s finest moments, marking the peak of a long and glorious career.

The band has also filmed their first video-clip in over 20 years for the song Vincent Price., that will premiere world wide on May 17th.

DEEP PURPLE REVEAL THE NEW SINGLE “VINCENT PRICE” WHILE THE ALBUM NOW WHAT ?! ENTERS THE GERMAN CHARTS AT #1

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NOW What?! – the most recent album by Deep Purple released by earMUSIC joins iconic LPs like MACHINE HEAD and IN ROCK in the group of releases which entered the German Album Sales Charts straight to number one.
Despite the band had never lost the habit to chart each album in the German Top 10, NOW What?! brings the band back to the highest position for the first time in over 25 years.

NOW What ?! has been produced by Bob Ezrin and one week after its release it’s rewarded by critics and fans to be one of the band’s finest moments, peaking a long and glorious career.
The band has also filmed their first video-clip in over 20 years for the song Vincent Price.

Vincent Price will be released on June 7th as download, CD single and 7” transparent vinyl
Vincent Price will become a Purple collector’s item, due to the inclusion of the song “First Sign Of Madness”, which was recorded during the NOW What?! sessions and not included in the final selection.

7”: Side A “Vincent Price” / Side B “First Sign Of Madness”

CD single and download
1)    Vincent Price
2)    First Sign Of Madness
3)    The Well Dressed guitar (from the now deleted RAPTURE OF THE DEEP limited edition CD)
4)    Wrong Man – live (from the now deleted RAPTURE OF THE DEEP limited edition CD)
5)    Vincent Price – VIDEO