Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Deep Purple update new album status

Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey is sharing an update on the band’s new album.

The group have spent the past few months working with legendary producer Bob Ezrin, who oversaw 2013’s "Now What?!"

"As far as I know, it's all recorded and now,” Airey tells Russian news agency TASS ahead of the start of the band’s shows in the country on Thursday. “It's on the tender mercies of Bob Ezrin, he's going to mix it. I haven't been given a release date, I know nothing about that as yet. If I knew, I'd tell you but I don't.”

Bassist Roger Glover recently revealed the group’s schedule for the project.

“We started the next album in Nashville on the 28th January,” says Glover. “Thirteen days of pre-production and thirteen days recording in the studio. Lucky thirteen because we have thirteen tracks, all but finished except for vocals. Coincidence or what?

“How many will end up on he album is hard to tell yet… maybe all of them, maybe not. I won’t even begin to describe the music––an impossible job in any case. Suffice to say I’ve been listening to the rough mixes and there’s a smile on my face. Bob Ezrin and the team did their usual superb job.”

Glover added that the next stage was to see he and singer Ian Gillan complete lyrics before recording vocal tracks in Toronto in April.

Deep Purple were inducted into the 2016 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at a ceremony in New York in April alongside fellow honorees Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago and N.W.A.

The Rock Hall chose to induct most of Deep Purple’s first three lineups including Glover, Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Rod Evans, David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.

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