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This book has been in the making for nearly a decade, but it is going to be a good one. Simon Robinson & Stephen Clare´s take on Deep Purple´s “Machine Head” and “Smoke On The Water”. Titled “A Fire In The Sky” it is set to be published in early 2018.



The Purple Tour

Posted: October 20, 2017 in Classic Rock, General, Deep Purple Family

Well here it comes, the long awaited Whitesnake live tribute to Deep Purple, “The Purple Tour”. It is released in several formats on November 24 (including DVD and Vinyl). The wait is over.

Just finished reading Micky Moody´s “Snakes And Ladders – My Autobiography” (Music Press Books, 2016) and for fans of early Whitesnake it is certainly a good read. Loads of good stuff. Let me pick an example: The Roman columns in the “Long Way From Home” video? What was that about? Well, the director thought it was an excellent detail for a video called “Long Way From Rome”…

Good excuse to listen to some of the old records too.

The first week of November is going to be expensive for Deep Purple fans. Not only do we get the mega “A Fire In The Sky” Compilation (in several formats, see earlier post), we are also getting the much anticipated “inFinite – The Gold Edition” (Limited Edition). This is a double that also features the full concert from Hellfest 2017 (in France) as a bonus CD. This concert will also be released on a three Vinyl set titled “The inFinite Live Recordings Vol.1”. And to top all this off, there will be a DVD documentary called “From Here To inFinite” on release on November 3 (the magic date) as well. All in all, if you want it all, it will cost you.

View the new video for “The Surprising” here. Note the little details that represents the career of Purple.

This Deep Purple t-shirt did the rounds a while back, but it is a nice one for sure. Some would say the general message is sheer poetry.

Do you understand?

The staying power of mid 70s Deep Purple is amazing to behold. Here is another MK4 (1975) cover. Italian publication Classix! (issue) 44.

Good to see.

Joe Satriani is to release a new album called “What Happens Next” in mid-January. The good news is that it is recorded by him, Glenn Hughes and Chad Smith. A bonafide rock trio right there.

Watch trailer here.