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  DEEP PURPLE TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM, 'INFINITE', IN 2017
26th November 2016



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Deep Purple's twentieth studio album is to be called 'Infinite' and is slated tentatively for an early spring release via earMUSIC. A short trailer is available below.

'Infinite' is the follow-up to 2013s 'Now What?!', and was tracked in February at a studio in Nashville, Tennessee and once again produced by Bob Ezrin, who has previously worked with Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Kiss, Pink Floyd, and Peter Gabriel, among others.

Ian Gillan recently told Antihero magazine about the Deep Purple songwriting process: "Deep Purple was different than any other kind of writing I do with other people. Deep Purple is primarily an instrumental band, and the routine is we book in a studio somewhere, and the guys come in at noon. They start jamming and they work until six o'clock, take a break at three for a cup of tea and then do that every day.

"Roger and I listen to the music and clock out the occasional bit and think that might be okay for a tune on the album or something. Then we start refocusing on making arrangements and how to develop the song. Then when it is all tucked away, I start thinking about the lyrics and the tunes. There is no point before as they get literally torn up every day because everything changes every day.

"There's no shortage of things to write about lyrically. There is no point trying to create a tune on something that's going to change in a couple of hours. That's how it worked with Purple. This is primarily an instrumental band. I just climb on board and write it along."



DEEP PURPLE 'FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY' PERFECTLY CAPTURES KNEBWORTH 1985 PERFORMANCE
3rd November 2016

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A strictly limited edition (300 only), hardback 128 page book, individually numbered and signed by the author and housed in a sturdy flight case including four A4 frameable prints chronicling Deep Purple's huge day out at Knebworth on 22nd June 1985 will be released on December 9th.

This hardback 128 page book is a strictly limited edition of 300 with each one individually numbered and signed by the author. Complete with a sturdy flight case this special item also comes with four A4 frameable prints reproduced on quality 400gsm premium board. The book contains a foreword by Roger Glover.

Deep Purple came to an end in 1976 but MkII reunited in 1984 for the 'Perfect Strangers' album and toured America and Japan before reaching Europe in June 1985.

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They played four sold out shows in Sweden, two large festivals in Germany, three gigs in France and many more around the continent, however in their homeland fans had to settle for just one open-air concert at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire.

It was the wettest June day since records began but for the 75,000 who attended it was an experience to savour, with many too young to have seen Purple in the seventies, witnessing them for the first time.

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'For One Night Only' is a celebration of that day, based around the huge number of previously unpublished photos of the event, including images from Pete Still and George Bodnar whose photos were used on Purple's official 'In The Absence Of Pink' album, which was recorded at Knebworth 85.

According to then-Sounds photographer Tony Mottram, who had braved the weather all day, just prior to Purple taking the stage, they were all moved from the press pit. Fortunately it didn't deter the photographers too much and whilst some took photos from further back, Alan Perry had wormed his way into the front of the crowd to take his shots.

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Mick Gregory however was fortunate enough to be allowed to stand on Jon Lord's side of the stage and his photos offer a different perspective.

'For One Night Only' also looks at the build up and the aftermath with the story told by Purple aficionado Jerry Bloom. Drawing on interviews and memories from the band and crew it also includes personal recollections from the photographers, the band, the fans and much more.

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All purchasers of 'For One Night Only' can enter a competition to list all the Deep Purple song titles that can be found in the introductory chapter of the text and the first three successful entrants will win a 50% refund on the book price.

Considering used ticket stubs for the gig are often sold on eBay for £20 or more, we feel that this is a superb opportunity to own what will inevitably become a collector's item in its own right. These will sell quickly so once they are gone that's it!

Order now and get it delivered before Christmas.

Shipping begins 9th December 2016. Just click the 'Buy Now' button here.
















 


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