Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Deep Purple announce new single

Deep Purple will release “Above And Beyond” next month as the third single from the band’s latest album, “NOW What?!”

Due October 25 (Europe) and October 28 (UK), the track follows “All The Time In The World” and “Vincent Price”, and is dedicated to the late Deep Purple founder and keyboardist Jon Lord, who passed away in 2012 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

“Above And Beyond” will be available in multiple formats, including:

* 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).

Deep Purple held a contest for fans to design the cover artwork for the single, with the winner also receiving a FAME guitar autographed by all the band members. A submission by young artist from Brighton, UK was chosen for the release.

Deep Purple launch a UK tour at the Manchester Apollo on October 11.

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