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Deep Purple Working on New Album
Deep Purple’s most recent album Now What?! is barely a year old, but the band is already back in the studio recording the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed album. According to Ian Gillan, Deep Purple are working on the new record in Portugal, where the band enjoys a downright heavenly existence.
"The whole band is here,” Gillan said. “We have a studio in the Algarve where we're working on new songs. In the evening we take a sip of good red wine and enjoy the tranquility. I'm woken up at dawn by a rooster in the neighborhood and I get up when it gets light. When it gets dark in the evening, I go to bed. It's a no frills life; but it's a good life down here."
Gillan didn’t have much else to reveal about the shape the new album might take, but one thing is certain: Deep Purple will be taking the songs on the road. Gillan won’t have it any other way.
"I can't imagine not being on stage," he said. The interaction with the audience, and even more important for me, with the musicians--that's pure magic. With a Deep Purple concert you never know exactly what will happen. I don't want to miss those feelings."