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Direct Link To This Post Topic: DEEP PURPLE "RAPTURE OF THE DEEP"
    Posted: September 27 2005 at 13:44

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Deep Purple Lives Up To The Phenomenon



NEW YORK – Still finding new meaning in a medium they all but single-handedly created, the legendary DEEP PURPLE is poised to release their latest recording project November 1st entitled, “RAPTURE OF THE DEEP.” On the heels of a world tour wrapping up “Bananas,” their 2003 release,  “RAPTURE OF THE DEEP” marks DEEP PURPLE’s debut on Eagle Records, an imprint of Eagle Rock Entertainment.


Many people have grown up on the phenomenon called DEEP PURPLE, but there are still pre-pubescent teenagers spanning the world many times over, screaming their heads off as if DEEP PURPLE was a new band putting out a first album for the first time.  Worldwide, the river of Purple fans indeed runs very deep. Purple fans perpetually pledge allegiance – loyal, accepting, even foaming for new music – learning all the words to the entire catalogue and often attempting to out-sing the band.

Devotees have surrendered to the rapture, keeping the apparition alive through nearly four decades of recording and touring. While staples such as “Smoke on the Water” and “Highway Star” continue to spawn many careers and introductions to the world of rock and roll, “RAPTURE OF THE DEEP” is modern, witty, penetrating, fearless and most certainly now! While classics in their own right, DEEP PURPLE is here to stay.  


Eagle Records is proud and excited to add Deep Purple to their roster and to release “RAPTURE OF THE DEEP” in the US & Canada.  “Deep Purple is a monumental band, and Rapture of the Deep will only add to their legacy,” said Mike Carden, Executive V.P. and President of North American Operations for Eagle Rock Entertainment.  “The band’s career continues to be extraordinary, and we think this record will provide fans with what they expect from Deep Purple.”


“RAPTURE OF THE DEEP” also marks the sophomore disc for Purple with renowned producer Michael Bradford (Uncle Kracker, Kid Rock, Madonna, Terence Trent D’Arby, Anita Baker, etc.), producer, engineer and music aficionado – playing bass, guitar, drums & keyboards. Bradford is very humble about working with childhood heroes Deep Purple. “In the time between recording “Bananas” and “Rapture Of The Deep”, I have had the unique experience of having my relationship with DEEP PURPLE change from that of an admiring fan, to true friendship and mutual respect,” says Michael Bradford. “The band is playing and creating at the top of their form, and I am proud to have been involved in the experience of recording these two excellent albums. DEEP PURPLE is truly one of the greatest rock bands of all time.”


DEEP PURPLE is: master of vocals, tambourine and nudity, Ian Gillan.  Full throated eyes ablaze rhythm section: Roger Glover on bass and Ian Paice on drums; Steve Morse on searing guitar; and pounding the keyboards, Don Airey formerly of Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne and Rainbow, among others. 


Track Listing:


1.   Money Talks                                            7.   Back To Back

2.   Girls Like That                                         8.   Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye          

3.       Wrong Man                                               9.   MTV                

4.   Rapture of the Deep                               10.  Junkyard Blues

5.   Clearly Quite Absurd                              11. Before Time Began

6.   Don’t Let Go                                                                                     


DEEP PURPLE has sold well over 100 million albums worldwide including innumerable platinum and gold albums holding the title for biggest selling rock album of all time (“DEEP PURPLE In Rock”).  The band has toured all five continents several times over, and over, and over. 


DEEP PURPLE has such a clear affection for the fans and playing live, that the band will continue touring in South America, India and Thailand through December of this year. DEEP PURPLE plans to follow up with a two-year world tour in January 2006, hitting the U.S. in March.


Eagle Rock Entertainment is one of the leading independent sources for music audio and audio/visual programming, which it releases worldwide on DVD, CD and other formats, as well as through channels such as television and VOD.  Eagle Rock’s mission is to bring music fans high quality music audio and audio/ visual content from the broadest range of artists, with superior production, sound and high definition visuals, as well as other historically significant releases.  Eagle Vision’s extensive catalogue covers every genre of music, and includes the Classic Albums documentary series, which tells the stories behind some of the greatest albums in rock history, and Live at Montreux, which features performances from top artists at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival.  


The company’s record imprints include frontline artist label Eagle Records, and the hard rock/ heavy metal label Spitfire Records.  Eagle Media releases a variety of comedy, television and fact-based programming.  Eagle Vision, Eagle Records, Eagle Media, Eagle Eye Media and Spitfire are imprints of Eagle Rock Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S., which is a part of Eagle Rock Entertainment, Ltd.  The company’s North American headquarters are in New York City.  Its corporate headquarters are in London, with offices in Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2005 at 13:56

wow ... this is the year of strong Hard Rock releases by "veterans":

  • Glenn Hughes
  • Robert Plant
  • Tony Iommi
  • Allen - Lande (ok, they're not THAT old)
  • and now Deep Purple.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2005 at 20:22
i juste hope they come to MTL as sonn as possible it was pretty good the last tme the came!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 27 2005 at 22:07
I'm so excited about that new album! I've heard about it long tome ago and I CANT WAIT
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 30 2005 at 06:35

Deep Purple finally in the archives, and news also find place in the fornt page! What more can I ask for?!?!? Some may remember my discussions in several threads (one of which I started myself) about including DP in the archives.

So, first of all, thank you Dick for sharing this news! I believe you're also a Deep Purple fan. (as I said repeatedly, I ceased to be a fan long ago, but I came to believe for many years that DP was at least in their early stages progressive)

Coming back to the new album, I'm not so excited because I believe after Lord's departure DP lost its former atmosphere. I didn't like Bananas either, the band is leaning more towards short song format, which is not a "prog" feature... Not to mention the "cheesiness" that many bands who are on stage for more than 10-15 years suffer in their later career...

I will try to find a download version, though! Sorry, can't afford for new releases at the moment, especially those which are of high doubt to me!


Listen to Turkish psych/prog; you won't regret:
Baris Manco,Erkin Koray,Cem Karaca,Mogollar,3 Hürel,Selda,Edip Akbayram,Fikret Kizilok,Ersen (and Dadaslar) (but stick with the '70's, and 'early 80's!)
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