DP - Now What?! - Reviewed

  • Too bad its not a fan pack- The Snake and Skynyrd issues were great- with the included Forevermore and Last of a Dying Breed albums.

  • No, this is just the regular issue that i get as a subscriber.

    As well as the "24 Carat Gold" free cd it also came with the new album from The Mercy House on cd which includes 2 videos. Not watched or listened to that yet though.

  • Ian Gillan describes the new album as a 'sophisticated record' in this interview with the Daily Mail:

    www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2314944/Deep-Purple-rocking-40-years-set-new-album-tour.html

    I finally was able to buy Now What?! yesterday via MP3 download - the USA release doesn't occur till May 14th. I am quite impressed! There are obvious choice favorites that jump out of the album, but, I need to take the time and enjoy multiple listens before proclaiming my favorite ! I'll like to get the Deluxe version with the 2nd disk DVD, just to see the Perfect Strangers Live recording. I'm assuming it's a video :clapper:

  • Loving this album, been playing it a hell of a lot! Yes Ian's voice is limited these days, but this is a great album, with Don and Steve putting on a show!

  • I finally was able to buy Now What?! yesterday via MP3 download - the USA release doesn't occur till May 14th. I am quite impressed! There are obvious choice favorites that jump out of the album, but, I need to take the time and enjoy multiple listens before proclaiming my favorite ! I'll like to get the Deluxe version with the 2nd disk DVD, just to see the Perfect Strangers Live recording. I'm assuming it's a video. :clapper:

    Same here. Got it for a trip to Vegas. I was going to download it from a free site ( I m buying the Cd) but its not worth the risk of a virus. Purple are my favorite band and can have an extra ten bucks from me.

  • Paice and Gillan talk about the new album, producing in Nashville and the loudest band in the world.
    Seems there's a second part to come :cool:


    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • As a touring band, Deep Purple appears to have quite a few 'gaps' in their 2013 Tour.
    I'm looking forward to the addition of other dates and assume we should see them in the USA (in 2014 ?)

    Date City Venue

    Tue. 04.30.13 Ischgl, Austria Ischgl
    Thu. 05.30.13 Rabat, Morocco Mawazine Festival
    Sun. 06.02.13 Kavarna, Bulgaria Kavarna Rock Festival
    Mon. 06.03.13 Plovdiv, Bulgaria Botev Plodiv Football Club
    Wed. 06.05.13 Tbilisi, Georgia Tbilisi Open Air Festival
    Fri. 06.07.13 Cluj-Napoca, Romania Cluj Arena
    Fri. 07.12.13 Reykjavik, Iceland New Laugardalsholl
    Sun. 07.14.13 Bonn, Germany Kunst Rasen Granau
    Mon. 07.15.13 Zurich, Switzerland Live at Sunset
    Wed. 07.17.13 Klam, Austria Clam Castle - Open Air
    Fri. 07.19.13 Montreaux, Switzerland Montreaux Jazz Festival - Stravinski Hall
    Sun. 07.21.13 10 Giorni Suonati Festival 10 Giorni Suonati Festival
    Mon. 07.22.13 Rome, Italy Rock in Roma
    Wed. 07.24.13 Majano, Italy Festival di Majano Piazza Italia
    Thu. 07.25.13 Monte Carlo, France Sporting Club
    Tue. 07.30.13 Wroclaw, Poland Hala Stulecia
    Thu. 08.01.13 Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air Festival - True Metal Stage
    Sat. 08.03.13 Szekesfehervar, Hungary Fezen Festival
    Sun. 08.04.13 Slavkov, Czech Republic Castle Gardens - Open Air
    Tue. 08.06.13 Lokerse Festival, Belgium Grote Kaai B-9160 Lokeren
    Thu. 08.08.13 Aalborg, Denmark Skovdalen (open air)
    Sat. 08.10.13 Gavle, Sweden Getaway Festival
    Thu. 08.13.13 Colmar, France Foire Aux Vins Theatre Plein air (open air)
    Sat. 10.19.13 Ijsselhallen Ijsselhallen
    Wed. 11.06.13 Moscow, Russia Olympisky Arena
    Fri. 11.08.13 St. Petersburg, Russia The New Arena
    Sun. 11.10.13 Minsk, Belarus Minsk Arena
    Tues. 11.12.13 Kiev, Ukraine Kiev Sports Palace

  • As a touring band, Deep Purple appears to have quite a few 'gaps' in their 2013 Tour.
    I'm looking forward to the addition of other dates and assume we should see them in the USA (in 2014 ?)

    Hmmm... Blue, you forgot to mention all the UK and German dates in October. Plus the memorial for Jon Lord where Purple will make an appearance.
    So there are not many gaps left for the hardest working band in the world! :bow:

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

  • the total NOW What ?! tour for 2013 :

    30-04-2013 Top of the mountain, Ischgl, Austria
    30-05-2013 Festival Mawazine, Rabat, Maroc
    02-06-2013 Kavarna Rock Festival, Kavarna, Bulgaria
    03-06-2013 Plovdiv Stadium, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
    05-06-2013 Openair, Tbilisi, Georgia
    07-06-2013 Cluj Arena, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
    12-07-2013 New Laugardalshöll Arena, Reykjavik, Iceland
    14-07-2013 Kunst!rasen, Bonn, Germany
    15-07-2013 Dolder Eisbahn, Zürich, Switzerland
    17-07-2013 Burg Clam, Austria
    19-07-2013 Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland
    21-07-2013 Castello Sforzesco, Vigevano, Italy
    22-07-2013 Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Roma, Italy
    24-07-2013 Festival di Majano, Udine, Italy
    25-07-2013 Le Sporting, Monte Carlo, Monaco
    30-07-2013 Hala Stulecia, Wrocław, Poland
    01-08-2013 Wacken Open Air, Germany
    03-08-2013 Fezen festival, Székesfehérvár, Hungary
    04-08-2013 Zámecký park, Slavkov u Brna, Czech Republic
    06-08-2013 Lokerse Feesten, Lokeren, Belgium
    08-08-2013 Skovdalen, Aalborg, Denmark
    10-08-2013 Getaway Festival, Gävle, Sweden
    13-08-2013 Foire aux Vins, Colmar, France

    12-10-2013 Apollo, Manchester, UK
    13-10-2013 SECC Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK
    15-10-2013 NIA, Birmingham, UK
    16-10-2013 Roundhouse, London, UK
    17-10-2013 Roundhouse, London, UK
    19-10-2013 IJsselhallen, Zwolle, Holland
    20-10-2013 Zénith, Paris, France
    22-10-2013 Messehalle, Dresden, Germany
    24-10-2013 Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany
    25-10-2013 Donau-Arena, Regensburg, Germany
    26-10-2013 Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany
    29-10-2013 Mitsubishi-Electric-Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany
    31-10-2013 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
    01-11-2013 Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
    02-11-2013 SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Germany
    06-11-2013 Olympijsky, Moscow, Russia
    08-11-2013 Dvorets Ledovy, St. Petersburg
    10-11-2013 Dvorets Sporta, Kiev, Ukraine

    12-11-2013 Arena Minsk, Minsk , Belarus

    My concerts : Bonn, Montreux, Roma, Monte Carlo, Colmar, Manchester, London, Zwolle, Paris, Stuttgart, Dortmund, Mannheim :D

  • Just in... per theHighwayStar.com...

    The first week of Now what?! out in the wild is over and the first official chart positions accounting for both online and offline sales are in.
    •Germany: #1
    •Austria: #1
    •Czech Republic: #1
    •Russia: #3
    •Norway: #4
    •Finland: #6
    •Sweden: #7
    •Netherlands: #12
    •UK: #19 in Top 100, #1 in Rock Albums
    •Spain: #19
    •Denmark: #26
    •Belgium: #33
    •Ireland: #87

    www.thehighwaystar.com/news/2013/05/06/now-what-charts-summary

  • Thanks Yvonne! First Sign of Madness is a wonderful B-side ! :claphands
    Every song from Now What?! has the element for great live jamming !
    Truthfully, I'd love to see Purple just do a tour of only Now What?! :clapper:
    I can dream, can't I ? :)

  • Thanks Yvonne! First Sign of Madness is a wonderful B-side ! :claphands
    Every song from Now What?! has the element for great live jamming !
    Truthfully, I'd love to see Purple just do a tour of only Now What?! :clapper:
    I can dream, can't I ? :)

    Blue, I'm afraid you'll have to wait a bit till Purple goes on tour again on your side of the pond:

    Quote

    Ray Shasho: Ian thank you for being on the call today. Deep Purple has plenty of international dates coming up are there any U.S. dates in the near future?

    Ian Gillan: “I’m not sure; I haven’t seen any American dates either (All laughing). We’re flat out until Christmas. I know we’re in all kinds of places … Morocco, Iceland, all over Europe, Russia and the Eastern European countries right through to the UK, then in Japan and South America, but I don’t see any American dates.”

    Here's the latest interview with Big Ian

    www.examiner.com/review/exclusive-interview-with-ian-gillan-of-deep-purple-now-what

    "I might have been born in Liverpool, but I grew up in Hamburg." John Lennon

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