Nov. 5 — Deep Purple is kicking off the weekend by giving audiences another preview of its new covers collection, Turning to Crime.
The band debuted its new single, a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Oh Well‘ and its companion video Friday. The song is the record’s second single behind the band’s cover of ‘7 and 7 Is,’ which the band premiered Oct. 13. Deep Purple’s take on ‘Oh Well’ stays mostly true to its source material, which will please fans of both bands.
The band’s video for ‘Oh Well’ tells an interesting story with the band members playing the part of a group of criminals so to speak. The group meets with an unidentified figure known just as “Scribble Face” before convening to perform the single in a warehouse before being apprehended by authorities in the video’s finale.
Bassist Roger Glover talked about the band’s cover of ‘Oh Well’ in a prepared statement.
“Everyone knows ‘Oh Well’ is a great song,” said Glover. “[Guitarist] Steve [Morse] did the demo for that one. You never quite know where it‘s gonna go with Steve because he is very inventive. Right up until the point, with a couple of verses in, it was pretty much the same as the original. And then, all of a sudden, it took off like a rocket… in some other space.”
Turning to Crime is Deep Purple’s first ever covers collection.
The record’s track listing is noted below.
1) 7 And 7 Is
2) Rockin’ Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu
3) Oh Well
4) Jenny Take A Ride!
5) Watching The River Flow
6) Let The Good Times Roll
7) Dixie Chicken
8) Shapes Of Things
9) The Battle Of New Orleans
11) White Room
12) Caught In The Act [Medley: Going Down /Green Onions / Hot ‘Lanta /Dazed and Confused / Gimme Some Lovin’ ]
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