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“When the Deep Purple falls
Over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to twinkle
In the night...”

Ian Gillan

Deep Purple announce title and release date of their brand-new studio album. “Whoosh!” follows their worldwide chart-topping albums “inFinite” (2017) and “NOW What?!” (2013). After the suspense and speculations among the fan community created by cryptic messages and interviews by singer Ian Gillan during last December, the band finally confirms the release of their 21st studio album on August 7th, 2020 on earMUSIC.

For the third time, Deep Purple join forces with producer Bob Ezrin, who invited the band to Nashville to write and record new songs. Together they created the most versatile album in their collaboration.

Deep Purple “stretched out in all directions” without any limitation, letting their creativity go. “Deep Purple is putting the Deep back into Purple” was the half-joking motto in the studio after the first songs made it clear that Ezrin and Purple were on their path to creating an album pushing the boundaries of time, while voicing their resentment about the current situation of the world and addressing all generations.

“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 on earMUSIC.

You can pre-order the album here:


Ltd. Box Set

Album Artwork


CD+DVD Mediabook

Album Artwork


2LP+DVD Edition

Album Artwork

“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

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of their recent works are anything but thudding re-treads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.

The band’s 20th studio album “inFinite” has become one of their most successful albums ever. It broke chart records accumulated by the hard rock legends over an impressive 50-year history, becoming their highest charting album worldwide since their milestone 1984 reunion album “Perfect Strangers”. It entered the German Official Album Charts at #1, having been awarded Gold for over 100.000 copies sold and, moreover, reached the Top 10 in an impressive number of 10 countries worldwide. It followed the release of “NOW What?!” (2013), which charted at #1 in 5 European countries, the Top 10 in over 15 countries worldwide and earned Gold Status in Germany for over 100.000 copies sold.

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.




Tracklist

1. Throw My Bones

I don’t know what lies ahead
It’s all a mystery man, I heard it said
You do your thing, do your best
I take a guess at what happen next

All I’ve got is what I need
And that’s enough, as far as I can see
Why should I walk into the great unknown
When I can sit here, and throw my bones

I hear the future is so divine
But I’ll just wait until I get a sign
Cos what I’ve got here, what I’m holding in my hand
Is better for me than some promised land

All I’ve got is what I need
And that’s enough, as far as I can see
Why should I walk into the great unknown
When I can sit here and throw my bones

What’s the rush, who’s to say?
You can’t escape tomorrow, it’s another day
I’m hanging here, I’m here on solid ground
‘Cos heaven’s full, or closing down

All I’ve got is what I need
And that’s enough, as far as I can see
Why should I walk into the great unknown
When I can sit here and throw my bones

2. Drop the Weapon

Everybody shouting, working up a sweat
Stepping over lines, you know what happen next
More trouble, than anyone can use
It’s a pre-determined thing, you lose your right to choose

No way to turn it around
You got no more time, no time to calm yourself down
Once you press the button man it’s coming to a head
Pretty soon babe you’ll be a long time dead

Little brother I’m telling you now
Your pride can take a hit
Little brother take a deep breath
Cool off man, forget about it

Drop the weapon
Kick it away
Drop your gun
Look the other way
Drop the weapon
Live another day
Drop your blade
Listen, to what I say

Who you trying to impress, you making a bid
To be a big shot brother, but you’re just a small kid
Now your reputation got a minor stain
It’ll be washed away by tomorrow’s rain

Little brother I’m telling you now
Your pride can take a hit
Little brother take a deep breath
Cool off man, forget about it

3. We're All the Same in the Dark

Baby won’t you be my friend
And love me right until the end
I don’t care what shape you’re in
What you’ve done or where you’ve been

I’ve got nothing to hide from you
We can sit and talk about the past
We don’t need to tell the truth, to tell the truth now
We’re all the same in the dark

Baby won’t you be my friend
And love me right until the end
I guess we’ll never know
What happened down in Mexico

Like what I see, I like the view
We can stay as long as it lasts
There’s no difference ‘tween me and you, to tell the truth now
We’re all the same in the dark

I don’t need to see a doctor
I know exactly who I am
I’m just like you

Baby won’t you be my friend
And love me right until the end
Fashion come and fashion go
Melting like the summer snow

I don’t know what you see in me
Some would say that we’re miles apart
But when everything is said and done, and the lights go down
We’re all the same, we’re all the same in the dark

4. Nothing at All

I’m talking to myself again
And waving to a passing friend
I’ve known her since I don’t know when
Ah, it’s nothing at all

Just a few of us walk arm in arm
It’s innocent and charming
But the children seem to be getting alarmed
Don’t worry kids, it’s nothing at all

When I hear about the doom and gloom
That’s around the corner, and coming soon
I take a sip of mother’s ruin
And sit with my back to the wall

It’s nothing at all
Nothing at all
And the old lady smiled
It’s nothing at all
Then she blew all the leaves off my tree

And the junk that sails our seven seas
Is very nearly up to my knees
But the platitudes and pleasantries
Keep saying it’s nothing at all

I’ll deal with it on another day
If I close my eyes it’ll go away
So, bottoms up boys, and what do you say
Really, it’s nothing at all

It’s nothing at all
Nothing at all
And the old lady smiled
It’s nothing at all
And the summer passed away

Nothing at all
It’s nothing at all
And the old lady smiled
It was nothing at all
Then she blew all the leaves off my tree

5. No Need to Shout

You stand there on your soapbox without fear
Like a chanting wild demented auctioneer
It’s just a bunch of crap
You’re talking out your hat
And, I don’t want you chewing off my ear

No need to shout
I’m hearing what you say
No need to shout
Just shut your mouth and go away

You preach to the converted, it’s insane
We’re here already swinging like a train
I can only hope, that you won’t
Ram it down my throat
Don’t make me swallow it again

No need to shout
Alright, I’m hearing what you say
No need to shout
Just shut your mouth and go away

Your manifesto, stuffed inside your suitcase
Blah blah blah you’re never wrong
And even when you’re stooping, tying up your shoelace
You keep droning on and on and on and on

Hmm I got your message loud and clear
The meaningless is ringing in my ear
Oh, what a bunch of trash
You got exuding from your ass
That’s not the shit I want to hear

No need to shout
No need to shout
I’m hearing what you say
No need to shout
No, no, wrap it up
On your way
No need to shout
No need to shout
Just shut your mouth and go away

6. Step by Step

Step by step
Rattle through the night
Don’t look now
There’s no end in sight
Step by step
Moving on, through the graveyard shift
No way out
That’s the truth, ‘bout the size of it

Inch by inch
Shuffle through the heat
Stay in time
Don’t you miss a beat
Inch by inch
Stay in line, never dance alone
Stand close
Holding on, to a bag of bones

Worming your way into my life
Little by little we’re getting too tight
Taking me over and stealing my soul
Oh oh, stealing my soul

Step by step
Step by step

7. What the What

We goin’ out tomorrow, gonna do it right
Celebrate the fact that we’re still alive
In that case, we better make it tonight
I’ll drink for us all, and you can drive
My mojo working and I paid my dues
I’m gonna break out my dancing shoes
I’m gonna do what I do best
I’m gonna spend my money ‘til there’s nothing left
So bad, I’ve been so bad, I’ve been so bad
What the… what happened to you last night?

Every bar in London had an old joanna
And cats who could play rock and roll piano
No one cared a few teeth gone missing
Everybody got up to sing
Five string guitars and old skin drums
On a river boat shuffle, bunch-a drunken bums
No way of knowing when the temperature dropped
The moment was hot, there was no time to stop
So bad, we were so bad, we been so bad
What the… what happened to you last night?

Long tall Sally and Short Fat Dave
Arms and legs going every-ways
They didn’t care about shape or size
The fever of love was in their eyes
Called every bad name under the sun
They did the same to us, we was just having fun
He went up and she went down
It didn’t really matter, they just went to town
So bad, they were so bad, they been so bad
What the… what happened to you last night?
I was so bad, I been so bad, I been so bad
What the… what happened to you last night?

8. The Long Way Round

You can’t get me down, I got the
‘Things are looking up’ blues
I know it happens
But it never sticks to my shoes

It’s been a long time coming
I never thought it would last
I think about the future
Who knows what might have happened in the past

Nothing is real, but it feels
Pretty good all the same
I know you from somewhere
But I can’t remember your name

I don’t need much space
But you don’t have to step on my toes
I was looking over there, and all the time
It was under my nose

I should have known
Which way the wind was blowin’
I was facing the wrong way
Always taking the long way round

Never looking the right way
Always going the wrong way
Always taking the long way round

Never looking the right way
Always going the wrong way
Always taking the long way round

You can reel me in slowly and surely
But there’s a catch to this deal
It’s not over yet, I get
One more spin of the wheel

I promised myself
I would not get trashed again
But the way I’m feeling right now
That promise is going down the drain

I should have known
You were coming and I was gone
I was facing the wrong way
Always taking the long way round

9. The Power of the Moon

Who am I to say things may not all be what they seem
How can I disturb the facts of life
And who am I to speak about the fabric of a dream
And who’s to say that dreams cannot be right

It’s the power of the moon
The power

Who am I to talk about the lunacy at hand
Burnishing the madness in my head
And who am I to mention that before it all began
Everything I heard was never said at all

It’s the power of the moon
The power

Ah, it’s a green balloon that travels so benign
On a path that goes along the shoreline

Ah, it’s a green balloon that travels so benign
It’s the only thing that’s keeping me in line
Oh, the tides will rise and then they fall on time
And everything on earth begins to rhyme

10. Remission Possible

11. Man Alive

Sun sets in the West
The boy has gone to rest
Mama clutch her breast

All creatures great and small
Graze on blood red soil
And grass that grows on city streets
It’s been a quiet town
Since the juice went down
Now something’s washed up on the beach
A man alive

(Middle spoken)
After some thousands of years
Fewer than the smallest imaginable intake of breath
The wisest guys in the evolution of humanity
Became extinct
Mother Nature loves a vacuum
And so, the earth was cleansed
In no time at all

All creatures great and small
Graze on blood red soil
And grass that grows on city streets
It’s been a quiet town
Until the word got round
And something washed up on the beach
A man alive

(End spoken)
A man alone
Washed up on the beach
Just a man
Whoosh

12. And the Address

13. Dancing in My Sleep

Flying through the night
To the rhythm of the street
I don’t know what happened baby
But my blood rise
Every time we meet
I come alive
I get the feeling
Everything will be alright

Lights are pure magenta
There’s something going down
I don’t know what happened baby
I’m in the right place
My feet don’t touch the ground
To my surprise
I’m all alone
Dancing in my sleep
Dancing in my sleep

Don’t you love my fancy footwork
I ain’t no Fred Astaire
But I can tap into your life babe
I can take you anywhere

I come alive
Oh yes I do
I get the feeling
I come alive
And when I get that feeling
I’m dancing in my sleep
Dancing in my sleep
I’m dancing in my sleep
I’m dancing in my sleep

“I‘ve been asked a lot:
Is this our last album? I remember when we did “Now What?!” which is now what… 8 years ago? And then we did “InFinite” or “Infinite” and Don was asked is this the last album? He said: I thought the last album was the last album


Deep Purple Tour 2020

Deep Purple will also embark on a full European tour starting in Summer 2021.


30.05.2021 Istanbul (TR) Lifepark
05.06.2021 Athens (GR) Rockwave Festival (Terravibe Park)
17.06.2021 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting
19.06.2021 Clisson (FR) HellFest
23.06.2021 Hamburg (DE) Stadtpark Freilichtbühne
24.06.2021 Oslo (NO) Tons Of Rock Ekeberg
29.06.2021 Paris, Boulogne Billancourt (FR) La Seine Musicale
01.07.2021 Bonn (DE) Kunst Rasen Granau
03.07.2021 Halle/Saale (DE) Freilichtbühne Peißnitz
05.07.2021 Bologna (IT) Bologna Sonic Park
08.07.2021 Rosenheim (DE) Rosenheim Sommerfestival
09.07.2021 Klam (AT) Clam Rock
10.07.2021 Eisenstadt (AT) Lovely Days
12.07.2021 Nimes (FR) Festival De Nimes Les Arenes
14.07.2021 Sion (CH) Sion sous Sion sous les étoiles
15.07.2021 St Julien en Genevois (FR) Guitare en Scene Festival
17.07.2021 Brombachsee (DE) Lieder Am See
18.07.2021 Lörrach (DE) Stimmen Festival
20.07.2021 Mainz (DE) Open Air Volkspark Mainz
22.07.2021 Carcassone (FR) Festival De Carcassone Theatre Jean Deschamps
23.07.2021 Colmar (FR) Festival De La Foire Aux Vins de Colmar Parc Des Expositions
29.09.2021 Copenhagen (DK) Royal Arena
02.10.2021 Manchester (GB) Manchester Arena
03.10.2021 London (GB) O2 (London)
05.10.2021 Glasgow (GB) Hydro
06.10.2021 Leeds (GB) FD Arena
08.10.2021 Birmingham (GB) Arena (Birmingham)
10.10.2021 Amsterdam (NL) Ziggo Dome
11.10.2021 Oberhausen (DE) König-Pilsener-Arena
13.10.2021 Lodz (PL) Atlas Arena
15.10.2021 Berlin (DE) Max-Schmeling-Halle
16.10.2021 Lille (FR) Zénith
18.10.2021 Clermont Ferrand (FR) Zénith D'Auvergne
19.10.2021 Milan (IT) Forum
21.10.2021 Zurich (CH) Hallenstadion
23.10.2021 Stuttgart (DE) Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
24.10.2021 Dijon (FR) Zénith
26.10.2021 Luxembourg (LU) Esch Alzette

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