June 19, 2003


There’s a sort of a superband get their mojo working: neither brand tag, nor album title could be provided at the moment, but in URIAH HEEP’s chief Mick Box’s words, his bandmate, Lee Kerslake is doing an album now in Florida, in company of his friend since the Ozzy Osbourne days, bassist Bob Daisley, who also served in HEEP, Bob’s singing buddy Jimmy Barnes of OLD DOG MAC, who joined Daisley’s THE HOOCHIE KOOCHIE MEN on the same night as another member of this new ensemble, organist Jon Lord, the last element of this musical puzzle being Jon’s ex-coleague, DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse. Terrifying – and terrific.


Meanwhile, there’s a release date for DEEP PURPLE‘s new album has been announced: August 25th. And if the music hardly holds any surprise for old fans, the record’s title does – anyone can easily guess it was Ian Gillan who suggested calling it“Bananas”. The content’s following:

1. House Of Pain
2. Sun Goes Down
3. Haunted
4. Razzle Dazzle
5. Silver Tongue
6. Walk On
7. Pictures Of Innocence
8. I’ve Got Your Number
9. Never A Word
10. Bananas
11. Doing It Tonight
12. Contact Lost


Some time ago, it was reported that JETHRO TULL are going to release a Christmas album in an appropriate time. They will, indeed, with former member Dave Pegg featured on two tracks, and the full listing of re-recorded songs, traditional carols and some originals looks like this:

1. Birthday Card At Christmas
2. Holly Herald
3. A Christmas Song
4. Another Christmas Song
5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
6. Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow
7. Last Man At The Party
8. Wheathercock
9. Pavane
10. First Snow On Brooklyn
11. Greensleeves
12. Fires At Midnight
13. We Five Kings
14. Ring Out, Solstice Bells
15. Bouree
16. Martin Barre Track
(the title to be announced)

But that will be later in the year, while TULL’s mastermind Ian Anderson‘s new solo record, “Rupi’s Dance” hits the shelves on August 25th:

1. Calliandra Shade (The Cappuccino Song)
2. Rupi’s Dance
3. Lost In Crowds
4. A Raft Of Penguins
5. A Week Of Moments
6. A Hand Of Thumbs
7. Eurology
8. Old Black Cat
9. Photo Shop
10. Pigeon Flying Over Berlin Zoo
11. Griminelli’s Lament
12. Not Ralitsa Vassileva (a song about CNN newslady? Hmm – DME)
13. Two Short Planks
14. Birthday Card At Christmas (from the TULL’s Xmas album) 

June 19, 2003

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