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  posted on 1/13/2014 at 07:45 AM
http://eddietrunk.com/deep-purple-now-what-gold-edition-2cd-limited-edition -boxed-set-to-be-released-on-january-21st/

DEEP PURPLE “NOW WHAT?!” GOLD EDITION 2CD LIMITED EDITION BOXED SET TO BE RELEASED ON JANUARY 21ST


NOW What?!, the 19th studio album from Deep Purple, reached Gold Status in Germany, Russia, Czech Republic and Poland, not to mention the fact the band has made a very much deserved return to the British Top-20 for the first time in 20 years. To celebrate the success of the album and the support of one of the greatest fan bases known in rock history, NOW What?! will be released on January 21st, 2014 as a Golden Deluxe Edition. [MSRP $20.98 2CD, $59.98 Boxed set] The boxed set will be available exclusively via Amazon.

NOW What?! Gold Edition 2CD, packaged in a luxurious gold cover, will also include two bonus songs on disc 1 (a stunning cover of Jerry Lee Lewis’ It’ll Be Me, and the rare B-side First Sign Of Madness, previously only available digitally and on the CD single Vincent Price), and an extra live disc. The bonus disc consists of over 70 minutes of unreleased live music recorded during the summer shows (The NOW What?! Live Tapes).

The live recordings show a band that still love to improvise like only few others can, changing the classic songs all the time and challenging themselves. Still, that magic sound is there, as if time could do nothing against it. In an era when live albums are too often not much more than a studio exercise, one cannot help admiring the musicianship and the groove coming out of the speakers, especially considering that the record shows exactly what came out of the amplifiers on those nights. Great care has been paid to present this extra disc in a stunning hi-fi quality, still preserving its authenticity.

The studio album and this exceptional live album are sold together with the inclusion of a brand new booklet to support the second disc, with notes by Ian Gillan.

The NOW What?! Boxed Set includes The NOW What?! Live Tapes, a DVD with a 20-minute interview, NOW What?! The Singles (All The Time In The World, Vincent Price, Above And Beyond,), exclusive t-shirt (large), exclusive poster, and collectible sticker.

The NOW What?! track listing:

CD1

1. A Simple Song
2 . Weirdistan
3. Out Of Hand
4 . Hell To Pay
5 . BodyLine
6 . Above and Beyond
7. Blood From A Stone
8 . Uncommon Man
9. Après Vous
10. All The Time in The World
11. Vincent Price

Bonus Tracks

12. It’ll Be Me
13. First Sign Of Madness

CD2

The NOW WHAT?! Live Tapes

1. Strange Kind Of Woman (Live in Rome)
2. Hard Loving Man (Live in Aalborg)
3. Vincent Price (Live in Aalborg)
4. Contact Lost (Live in Aalborg)
5. All The Time in The World (Live in Milan)
6. No One Came (Live in Gaevle)
7. BodyLine (Live in Rome)
8. Perfect Strangers (Live in Gaevle)
9. Above And Beyond (Live in Milan)
10. Lazy (Live in Gaevle)
11. Black Night (Live in Rome)
12. Smoke On The Water (Live in Rome)



[Edited on 1/13/2014 by jszfunk]

[Edited on 1/13/2014 by jszfunk]

 

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  posted on 1/21/2014 at 07:18 AM
bumping this back up...out today...figured this got lost in the countless threads about the current situation of the ABB's.

 

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  posted on 1/21/2014 at 08:24 AM
I still don't have it despite the fact that I'm a long time Purple fan. Tell me Scott, and please be critical: Does it really stand up to some of their best work? And I'm curious how Gillan's voice holds up on it because he sure was struggling the last time I saw them a few years back.

 

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  posted on 1/21/2014 at 09:04 AM
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I still don't have it despite the fact that I'm a long time Purple fan. Tell me Scott, and please be critical: Does it really stand up to some of their best work? And I'm curious how Gillan's voice holds up on it because he sure was struggling the last time I saw them a few years back.


Hey rob, I knew you were a Purple fan thats one of the reasons I bumped it back up. I
figured some of the faithful missed it.

Well...it's just my opinion, and thoughts are subjective. Top to bottom I think it is pretty good. Comparing it to the Morse era release's is it the best one of those? Song per song yes it's more solid and consistent. There are a few that I bypass. Some very nice "jammy" moments with Don and Steve. I think there are some songs from the other ones this current era that are just as good or on par, but overall I think if you compare the number of quality tracks, Now What?! has it. Ian's voice sounds good, I think being in the studio they can fix and alter things. I was hoping for more of a little more "raw" sounding release
and a little less production. I was hoping for an "In Rock" type vibe.

I dont think I am a good judge or reviewer of music. ALot of times it seems like I enjoy and dig music that many others think is "crap" ,so I am not sure how much I would trust my judgement!

It is interesting to see how DP has changed in some ways since Ritchie has left. I think it let the group breath alittle more and the other members have more of an influence/voice on the sound/direction musically of the band , which I think has changed alittle and of course adding Steve Morse adds a different texture.

It makes me think, I could almost equate this with the future of the ABB(if there is one), but there are way too many threads to count on that issue!!

 

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  posted on 1/21/2014 at 01:07 PM
Strong disc indeed. Memorable songs, great production / vibe. They got Morse to focus on more melodic lead playing, less shred, and they clearly listened to a lot of 1970s Purple when thinking about the keyboard sound. Like the recent Sabbath, it gives a clear nod to the classic sound while pushing ahead.
 

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  posted on 1/21/2014 at 04:47 PM
I really like it. The production from Ezrin definitely sets it apart from othet Morse era albums. I like the other album too but definitely prefer the overall sound.

Ian gets a bit of a bum rap but they bring it upon themselves. He still sings great as long as he stays within his range. As Rob mentioned he can have trouble with some songs such as Highway Star. It just strains him and he looks physically in pain at times trying to hit those notes. On some songs like Child In Time, Morse will double the vocal with guitar to help. Personally i say skip those few tunes as they just don't help Ian at all. But he can have a hard time with a song like Highway Star but the next song will be great.

If you like any of the Morse era albums Rob then I think you would really enjoy Now What.

 

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  posted on 1/21/2014 at 05:15 PM
Very strong album. Gillan sounds good too. It's one of the better Morse era releases. I like all the Morse era stuff but this one stands out for me. I really don't want to buy it again though since I already bought the first run deluxe edition.

 

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  posted on 1/21/2014 at 06:08 PM
So what is this.....the fifth edition of this CD in a one year time frame?

 

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  posted on 2/5/2014 at 07:38 AM
Picked it up, bonus track "First Sign Of Madness" is decent.

The selections are pretty standard on most of the recent Purple live releases, really not too many suprises. They have mixed it up a little better over the last few years.

I think I would have picked a better representation from Now What!? There are some stronger songs to show case the bands latest effort than the ones selected for this edition. The entire setlist below shows the others they possible could have used .


Après Vous
Into the Fire
Hard Lovin' Man
Strange Kind of Woman
Vincent Price
Contact Lost
Guitar Solo
Uncommon Man
The Well-Dressed Guitar
The Mule
(incl. Drum Solo by Ian Paice)
Above and Beyond
Lazy
Hell to Pay
Keyboard Solo
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin'
Smoke on the Water
Encore:
Hush Play
Bass Solo
Black Night

 

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  posted on 2/5/2014 at 09:38 AM
I really like Now What?! It's fun to listen to. That being said, I can pass on the gold edition.

Hope Purple comes to tour the U.S. soon.

 

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