THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Turning To Crime arrives only 15 months after Deep Purple’s latest studio album Whoosh!, an album saluted by prestigious chart achievements and acclaimed by critics who praised the creative strength of a band that continues evolving with every release.
Turning To Crime is the first studio album by Deep Purple entirely made of songs not written by the band and previously recorded by other artists. The list includs Huey “Piano” Smith’s Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu, Little Feat’s Dixie Chicken, Louis Jordan’s Let the Good Times Roll, Bob Dylan’s Watching the River Flow, Jimmy Driftwood’s The Battle of New Orleans, Love’s 7 and 7 Is, The Yardbirds’ Shapes of Things, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels’ CC Rider/ Jenny Take a Ride!, Cream’s White Room, Bob Seger’s Lucifer, and the closing medley Caught in the Act, which combines The Jeff Beck Group’s Going Down, Booker T. & the M.G.’s Green Onions, The Allman Brothers Band’s Hot ‘Lanta, Led Zeppelin’s Dazed and Confused and The Spencer Davis Group’s Gimme Some Lovin’.
Producer and friend Bo Erin, who worked with Deep Purple on previous albums Now What?!, inFinite and Whoosh! — aka their acclaimed Time Trilogy — was once again an important part of the new studio work.”