After five decades of records made chiefly of original material, Deep Purple’s Turning To Crime consists solely of songs written and previously recorded by other artists including Bob Dylan, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger and many more.
Having built a legacy that is second to none, Deep Purple presented themselves on a creative peak with their latest album Whoosh! in 2020. Their “time trilogy” consisting of NOW What?!, inFinite and Whoosh! sold over 1 million albums altogether, topped the charts 11 times and achieved more than 40 Top 10 positions worldwide (42 in total).
Deep Purple is and continues to be one of the most influential British bands of all time, consistently touring with sold-out shows all around the globe.
After five decades of records made chiefly of original material, Deep Purple’s 22nd studio album consists solely of songs written and previously recorded by other artists: a criminal offense commonly described by the rock police and purist grand jury as “doing covers.”
Included are studio recordings of songs previously released by Love, Huey “Piano” Smith, Fleetwood Mac, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles & Quincy Jones, Little Feat, the Yardbirds, Lonnie Donegan/Johnny Horton, Bob Seger System, Cream, plus the “Caught In The Act” medley featuring songs by Freddie King, Booker T. And The M.G.’s, the Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin and the Spencer Davis Group came to life with the band, for the first time in their career, recording them while not being in the same room.
Turning To Crime is Deep Purple enjoying playing music without commercial plans nor losing their edge and drive. This is Deep Purple coming full circle.