Turning to Crime Deep Purple
- 17 and 7 Is02:28
- 2Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu03:15
- 3Oh Well04:31
- 4Jenny Take a Ride!04:36
- 5Watching the River Flow03:02
- 6Let the Good Times Roll04:22
- 7Dixie Chicken04:43
- 8Shapes of Things03:40
- 9The Battle of New Orleans02:51
- 11White Room04:53
- 12Caught in the Act07:49
Info for Turning to Crime
With strong tailwind from last year’s chart leading album “Whoosh!”, DEEP PURPLE surprises with new album “TURNING TO CRIME” and new single “7 And 7 Is”.
The new album, released by earMUSIC, will reach the worldwide community of Deep Purple loyal fans only 15 months after Deep Purple‘s latest studio album “Whoosh!”, an album saluted by prestigious chart achievements (3rd consecutive #1 in Germany, as well as well as #4 in the UK) and acclaimed by critics who praised the creative strength of a band that continues evolving with every release.
“Turning to Crime” is the first studio album by Deep Purple entirely made of songs not written by the band and previously recorded by other artists. The “time trilogy”, consisting of “NOW What?!”, “inFinite” and “Whoosh!” (2013, 2017 and 2020) has sold over 1 million albums, topped the charts 11 times and achieved more than 40 Top 10 positions worldwide.
Producer and friend Bob Ezrin assigned each band member a few of the selected songs to arrange. No one knew what the other band members were creating, how they arranged the first demos, until the results were shared. They all became co-producers of “their songs”, and once everybody else joined, it all turned into DEEP PURPLE songs.
The recording process should not make us misunderstand the true nature of this album: this is handmade music, this is “real” as it’s always been with every DEEP PURPLE album. When DEEP PURPLE are recording, they play together their songs from start to finish. They made no exception on this record. The only difference is that they played their instruments and their parts on their own, having to “imagine” what the others would play – in a way, as it happens when they were improvising on stage.
Despite the recording of this album relied a lot on today’s technology, the band resisted abusing the possibilities offered by today’s recording techniques by re-recording certain passages again and again. DEEP PURPLE is not cut and paste rock and roll! This makes them different from a lot of music that is currently recorded.
So, the “fun experiment” turned into something that galvanized them and that shaped quickly into a real piece of art. “TURNING TO CRIME” is Deep Purple enjoying playing music without commercial plans nor losing their edge and drive. This is DEEP PURPLE coming full circle.
Ian Gillan, vocals
Roger Glover, bass
Don Airey, keyboards
Ian Paice, drums
Steve Morse, guitar
are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band's sound shifted to hard rock in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-Seventies". They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as "the globe's loudest band" for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, including 8,5 million certified units in the US.
The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–1984). The 1968–1976 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (organ), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), and Ritchie Blackmore (guitar). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973, and was revived from 1984 to 1989, and again from 1992 to 1993. The band achieved more modest success in the intervening periods between 1968 and 1969 with the line-up including Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass, backing vocals), between 1974 and 1976 (Tommy Bolin replacing Blackmore in 1975) with the line-up including David Coverdale (vocals) and Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), and between 1989 and 1992 with the line-up including Joe Lynn Turner (vocals). The band's line-up (currently featuring Ian Gillan, and guitarist Steve Morse from 1994) has been much more stable in recent years, although organist Jon Lord's retirement from the band in 2002 (being succeeded by Don Airey) left Ian Paice as the only original Deep Purple member still in the band.
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