Come Taste The Band was Deep Purple’s love child

Listen to Planet Rock‘s brand new interview with Jon Lord from this week.

To coincide with the release of the 35th anniversary edition of Come Taste The Band, Jon Lord talks about his time with Deep Purple Mk4 – and the reissue of the expanded Deepest Purple compilation album, both of which are released this October/November.

Deepest Purple comes with a bonus DVD of Deep Purple videos and new interview footage of Jon Lord telling the story of the songs.

Come Taste The Band contains two discs; the remastered original album and producer Kevin Shirley’s 2010 remix – plus two new instrumental tracks from the album sessions.

Listen to Jon Lord in this witty and insightful chat with Nicky Horne on Planet Rock.

Preorder Come Taste The Band and/or Deepest Purple.

“Come Taste The Band” 35th-anniversary reissue track listing:
01. Comin’ Home
02. Lady Luck
03. Gettin Tighter
04. Dealer
05. I Need Love
06. You Keep on Moving
07. Love Child
08. This Time Around
09. Owed to G
10. Drifter
11. You Keep On Moving (single edit)

CD2 (2010 remix by Kevin Shirley)
01. Comin’ Home
02. Lady Luck
03. Gettin Tighter
04. Dealer
05. I Need Love
06. You Keep on Moving
07. Love Child
08. This Time Around
09. Owed To G
10. Drifter
11. Always The Same in LA (unreleased title)
12. Bolin/Paice Jam (unreleased title)

7 thoughts on “Come Taste The Band was Deep Purple’s love child

  1. RIP Tommy Bolin he was a great great guitar player….Looking forward to this Re-issue with the extra tracks!! Thanks Jon for all you’ve done for the music world! God Bless!!!

  2. Dearest Mr Lord,

    While psychologically many of us wish for you and RB to re-join DP (no disrespect to SM/DA), I am guessing that ain’t about to materialise any lifetime soon. We all want you to get behind a Hammond for sure, and there must be many, many excellent musicians out there you could work with. For the record, DP2 is my all-time favourite but I really, really like lots of post-RB DP too.

    As you and RB moved on to more colourful/sensitive music, am I off-track in seeing the two of you in a studio, you with a piano and a Hammond, RB with an acoustic and a Strat and just pure magic flowing out? Paicey is in this studio too going from his delicate jazz inflections to full thunder. Let’s see…. PBL?

    Malice is among my favourite albums (and track actually, along with Remember the good times)! C’mon your Hammondness, get on the phone to his Stratness….

    PS- “Who Cares” sounds very interesting. Lord, Gillan and Iommi together- who would have thought? PIL anyone? Or should that be LIP- hah!

    Can’t wait, Manolis

  3. For many years, I avoided Come Taste The Band because It was a non Blackmore album, and to tell the truth, I just didn’t get Tommy Bolin. I now have several copies and have listened with fresh ears, and I get it! As hopeless as Bolin could be live, he could be just brilliant in the studio, and there are some truly MAGIC moments on Band. Owed to G is amazing, as are most of the tracks. I am not a fan of Glenn’s soulful singing as much as I love David’s vocals, but they do have their place on this album! Imagine what could have been had things gone differently and Tommy had stayed clean (and lived)… we might have enjoyed some truly incredible Purple music!!!

  4. My first DP concert was MK4 at Festival Hall. The night was hot, the band were awesome. Fond memories of Coverdale bending mike stands and Hughes rendition of Georgia. Tommy sang Wild Dogs and the place went apeshit.
    The new stuff from CTTB was spot on but their take on the older Mk2 and 3 material esp burn and highwaystar was a confusing.
    Overall a great night.
    ps Rainbow were out about 12mths later and the lord of the strat was in amazing form.

  5. I just want to take this opportunity, Mr Lord, to thank you for enriching my life since I was about twelve, in 1974. I have played the classic Purple catalogue (up to 1976) to shreds and have later discovered how you moved on. As a devotee to that unique tradition of music that began slightly before Bach, as well as the likes of Miles Davis and Soft Machine, I am full of admiration. You have followed a vision consistently, and JS Bach would have nodded in recognition of everything you’ve done. Thank you, and we are already looking forward to the next one.

  6. I’ll definitely be picking this one up. I have “discovered” Deep Purple in the past year, and find myself more drawn to the Mk3-4 material. Probably because I’ve heard the Mk2 stuff throughout my life, but despite my love of R&B, I never knew DP had a funky side. Should be interesting to see what the Shirley remixes sound like, as his recent work with Bonamassa and Black Country Communion (featuring Glenn Hughes, no less) has been muddy and uninspired.

  7. I do recall Jon saying back in 1984 that “CTTB” was a fine album, not a Deep Purple album but a Tommy Bolin album. The album for me ranks up with “In Rock” and “Fireball” full of energy, enthusiasm and superb playing. The downside to the album if there is one is that there so little organ/keyboard solo’s but Tommy’s playing was simply superb, a worthy replacment for RB. Live the band had its moments, I saw them in Liverpool and they were dire, but Jon and little Ian playe dthere hearts out and a recent chat with jon in Liverpool we both discussed that night, both of us being “young kids” as he put it.
    A big thanks to Jon for that night in liverpool earlier this year and taking time to chat and sign, also for providing us with so much music over the years, long may it continue

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