Title - 'Whoosh!'
Artist - Deep Purple
For those not in the know, in recent years, Deep Purple has progressively moved into new areas, piquing the interest of fans who were not born when the mighty Purple machine ruled the music world.
Their holy grail of In Rock (1970), Machine Head (1972) and Made In Japan (1973) catapulted Deep Purple to the top in concert grosses and album sales around the world, with tracks such as 'Smoke On The Water' ascending them to mega-status.
The band’s 20th studio album inFinite has become one of their most successful albums ever, braking chart records accumulated by the hard rock legends over an impressive 50-year history.
Their brand new album Whoosh! (released August 7, 2020 via Ear Music) sees Deep Purple for the third time joining forces with producer Bob Ezrin, who invited the band to Nashville to write and record new songs.
1. 'Throw My Bones'
2. 'Drop the Weapon'
3. 'We're All the Same in the Dark'
4. 'Nothing at All'
5. 'No Need to Shout'
6. 'Step by Step'
7. 'What the What'
8. 'The Long Way Round'
9. 'The Power of the Moon'
10. 'Remission Possible'
11. 'Man Alive'
12. 'And the Address'
13. 'Dancing in My Sleep'
This quite magnificent album opens with the invigorating boot-tappin' 'Throw My Bones' and then backs that up seamlessly with the Hammond-led rocker 'Drop the Weapon' and follows those up with the mid-tempo AOR of 'We're All the Same in the Dark,' the melodically precise, and highly orchestrated guitar work of 'Nothing at All,' and then both 'No Need to Shout' and the magnificent organ work found within the euphoric one-two punch of 'Step by Step.'
Next comes one of my own personal favorites, the early MeatLoaf-esque rocker of 'What the What,' which is followed by the AOR of 'The Long Way Round,' and then comes another musical delight in the form of the airy, mid-tempo ballad 'The Power of the Moon.'
Then comes another stand out track, the absolutely stunning, fuzzy guitar work and Hammond back bone of 'Remission Possible' which is backed by the atmospheric, spatial rock elegance of 'Man Alive,' with the album coming to a close on the full on blues rocker 'And the Address,' closing on the mid-tempo velocity of bounce found on 'Dancing in My Sleep.'
“We’ve included everything that made the whole band smile, including Bob Ezrin. We’ve always enjoyed making music and having the incredible luxury of a loyal audience.” - Steve Morse.
Whoosh! will be available as Limited CD+DVD Mediabook (incl. the 1h feature “Roger Glover and Bob Ezrin in conversation” and, for the first time, the full live performance at Hellfest 2017 as video), 2LP+DVD Edition, Limited Boxset and Digital on August 7th, 2020.
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