Deep Purple has a new album out. As usual, it’s a good, solid, quality album (although their last one, Abandon wasn’t as great, I think). THe reason I’m writing this is twofold. First to tell you about it. It’s a definite pickup. Unless you like modern crap like Korn, Linkin Park, Britney Spears and other garbage of that ilk. You won’t like it then – but anyone who likes quality music will like it.
The second reason is that Deep Purple’s management is to be held accountable for the fact that you cannot buy the album in the US! Now I know that Deep Purple isn’t what they were in the United States. Hell, no kind of music of this genre is appreciated anymore, it’s all dominated by the aforementioned garbage. However, if you’re a fan of this kind of music, you should at least be able to get it. Purple has NO US distribution of any kind. None. In order to obtain this album, I had to buy it from Amazon’s UK site and get it imported. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, it ended up costing me about $18 to get the CD over here, and it was well worth it because there’s a lot of great tunes on the album. You can buy it from Amazon’s US store (link), but they want something like $35 for it. Hell with that, order it yourself, by clicking on the album cover art below, and save about half the price Amazon.com wants for it.
Get it. Now. You won’t be disappointed, unless you like garbage music, that is. :)