This interesting image turned up recently while we were working on the Deep Purple book all about their seminal Machine Head album. Anyone familiar with the lyrics “We all came down to Montreux” should realise that this is a contemporary shot of the famous Montreux Casino, which burnt down in December 1971 causing chaos in the town, near disaster for Frank Zappa and his audience, but did inspire one of the most famous rock songs of all time, Smoke On The Water.
Frustratingly for us the photo just misses off the actual venue itself, that large grey block on the far right of the scene. But it does have a lot of atmosphere, although I’m struggling to know where it was taken from, as it’s somewhere in the lake! Nothing now remains of the Casino complex, which was later redeveloped. More details of the Deep Purple book Fire In The Sky can be found on the site, and the text is now in the proof-reading stage.
We were very chuffed to be given the ‘Book of The Month‘ choice in the respected German music monthly magazine Eclipsed’s February edition, for our German language edition of the Deep Purple in Rock biography. It’s nice for us, but also for the translator, proof reader and people at Hannibal books who commissioned this edition. You can read the full review (sent to us by Luts Reinert who helped in the early stages of the production), one of a growing number, on the German reviews page.
The German language edition of our popular Deep Purple book telling the story of the In Rock album and the events leading up to it is finally out. What I assumed would be a relatively simple job of replacing the english text taking me a couple of weeks turned out into a mammoth three month job and a steep learning curve! ItBut the end result does look very good and it seems to be getting well received in Germany. The book can be ordered direct from the publishers there, Hannibal Books, who have their own shop. It will not be available through us. A big thank you to our translator, the people at Hannibal, our proof reader and everyone at the printers. All are credited in the book. There is a preview of the book on our flipbook page.
There are flipbook samples of the Deep Purple In Rock book on our library now. There are 20+ pages from the English edition, and 20+ different pages from the upcoming German edition, so you can get an idea of what the book looks like whatever the language!
ENGLISH EDITION flipbook:
GERMAN EDITION flipbook:
The upcoming German edition of our popular Deep Purple title Wait For The Ricochet (see below) can be pre-ordered direct from the publisher’s on their site. Doing this helps everybody concerned from the writers to the distributors and helps stop Am*zon’s plan for world domination. The English edition can still be ordered direct from our shop.
We are pleased to announce that there will be a German language edition of our Deep Purple book Wait For The Ricochet available later in the year. This will be released by Hannibal Books in Germany in October 2018. The translation has been undertaken by Andreas Schiffmann, who has worked on other music titles in the past and is a big fan of Deep Purple’s music.
The book will be as close to the English language edition as possible, both in layout illustrations and content, but some small changes will be made to incorporate the translated text which takes up more room.
We will show spreads from the edition here soon, in the meantime the amended cover is attached.
The book will be available through the usual German outlets and we hope to be able to stock this edition through our online shop direct nearer the time. In the meantime the English second edition is still available and more details are on the site.
We have added a Flipbook preview of Fire In The Sky • Deep Purple’s Machine Head. This can be flicked through at :
It gives an idea of how the final book will look, although there will be text changes before this goes to press.