Deep Purple announces ‘Turning to Crime’

Album due Nov 26th via earMUSIC

Deep Purple has set Turning To Crime for CD and 2 LP on November 26th via earMUSIC. The album was produced by Bob Ezrin and features the first project that wasn’t written by the band.

After five decades of records made chiefly of original material, Deep Purple’s 22nd studio album consists solely of songs written and previously recorded by other artists: a criminal offense commonly described by the rock police and purists Grand Jury as “doing covers.”

Studio recordings of songs previously released by Love, Huey “Piano” Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles & Quincy Jones, Little Feat, The Yardbirds, Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton, Bob Seger System, Cream, plus the “Caught In The Act” medley featuring songs by Freddie King, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin and The Spencer Davis Group came to life with the band, for the first time in their career, recording them while not being in the same room.

Turning To Crime is Deep Purple enjoying playing music without commercial plans nor losing their edge and drive.

The first single, Love’s “7 And 7 Is,” is available now at digital outlets.

Turning To Crime continues the creative trajectory set in motion with Deep Purple’s “time trilogy”, consisting of NOW What?! (2013), inFinite (2017), and Whoosh!, which was released 15 months ago. Each produced by Ezrin, these albums sold over one million copies, topped the charts 11 times, and garnered more than 40 Top 10 positions worldwide.

CD | 2 LP

  1. 7 And 7 Is (Love)
  2. Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu (Huey “Piano” Smith)
  3. Oh Well (Fleetwood Mac)
  4. Jenny Take A Ride! (Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels)
  5. Watching The River Flow (Bob Dylan)
  6. Let The Good Times Roll (Ray Charles & Quincy Jones)
  7. Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)
  8. Shapes Of Things (The Yardbirds)
  9. The Battle Of New Orleans (Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton)
  10. Lucifer (Bo Seger System)
  11. White Room (Cream)
  12. Caught In The Act Medley: Going Down (Freddie King)/Green Onions (Booker T. and the M.G.’s)/Hot ‘Lanta (The Allman Brothers Band)/Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin)/Gimme Some Lovin’ (The Spencer Davis Group)

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