DEEP PURPLE's Don Airey On Working With Legendary Producer Bob Ezrin On NOW What?! - "There Were A Few Ups And Downs, As There Always Is When You Make An Album... When I Heard The Mixes, I Knew We Were Onto Something"

May 2, 2013, 7 years ago

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In a new interview with Classic Rock Revisited's Jeb Wright, DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Don Airey discusses the band's new album, NOW What?!. In the following excerpt, Airey talks about working with legendary producer Bob Ezrin (PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER, KISS):

Q: Bob is a world class producer and you are all world class musicians. That could go one of two ways, either you work with synergy, or you butt heads the entire time.

A: "Bob knows what he is doing. There were a few ups and downs, as there always is when you make an album. When I heard the mixes, I knew we were onto something."

Q: It has to be hard to impress the guys in Deep Purple.

A: "I noticed that when I was taking a mix back to the apartment, when I was in Nashville, the bass end and the drums were right there. There was a lot of power from very early on and we knew we were being recorded right. When you record with ProTools it is quite a problem trying to get a heavy rock sound. It is much easier said than done. In the old days, we used tape and, for whatever reason, it seemed it was easier. I was impressed with it from the first time I heard it."

Read the full interview at this location.

NOW What?! is in stores now.

The album features the following 11 songs:

'A Simple Song'


'Out Of Hand'

'Hell To Pay'

'Body Line'

'Above And Beyond'

'Blood From A Stone'

'Uncommon Man'

'Après Vous'

'All The Time In The World'

'Vincent Price'

The track 'Hell To Pay' was premiered live on TV Total, footage can be seen at this location.

The official lyric videos for 'Hell To Pay' and 'All The Time In The World' can be seen below:

NOW What?! is also released in a limited quantity with a bonus track and a bonus DVD featuring Deep Purple in conversation plus additional audio material. This edition is available in a Digipak with a cut out front cover. NOW What ?! is also released on double vinyl LP containing 11 tracks plus bonus track, as in the limited edition CD. Ordering info at this location.

earMUSIC recently released a snippet from an interview with Deep Purple, featured on the bonus DVD included with the limited edition of NOW What?!. Watch the clip below:

An interview with the band talking about the album tracks can be viewed below:

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