Deep Purple announce new single, limited edition album
The song Above And Beyond is dedicated to Purple founding member, the late Jon Lord, and references the iconic keysman with the lyric: “Souls having touched are forever entwined.”
The single will be released on October 25 (Europe) and October 28 (UK) in the following formats:
* 7” purple vinyl limited edition (B-side Space Truckin’ live in Majano, Italy, recorded in July during the NOW What?! tour).
* CD single with bonus tracks Things I’ve Never Said (studio out-take from the now-deleted limited edition of the 2005 studio album Rapture Of The Deep); Space Truckin’ (live in Rome, Italy, recorded in July during the NOW What?! tour); Hush (live in Rome, Italy, recorded in July during the NOW What?! tour).
The cover of the single has been designed by a young artist from Brighton, who submitted her work as part of a competition on Deep Purple’s website.
In further DP news, a limited edition of NOW What?! will hit the stores on November 8 (Europe) and November 11 (UK). It will comprise the regular studio album plus a bonus second CD titled The NOW What?! Live Tapes. The 70-minute CD was recorded at shows in Italy, Germany and Sweden and will include a host of Purple’s classic songs (and also offbeat choices such as Hard Loving Man), along with live versions of NOW What?!‘s three singles.
NOW What?! has so far sold in excess of a quarter of a million copies, with four No.1 chart entries (including Germany), seven Top 5 entries and ten Top 10 entries worldwide.
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