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Europe 'Turn To Dust' -- New Video

I've been listening to a lot of Europe recently. "Superstitious" is just a banging song. Imagine my surprise when I found a press release about a new Europe video in my inbox.


April 11, 2019 -- EUROPE has released a new video for “Turn To Dust” from their critically acclaimed eleventh studio album, WALK THE EARTH.
“Turn To Dust” is the third single from WALK THE EARTH, which was released October 20, 2017 on Hell & Back Recordings (Silver Lining Music). It was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy® Award-winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton).


“This song idea has been brewing for over ten years”, explains singer Joey Tempest. “When recording our latest album, WALK THE EARTH, in Abbey Road Studios, the inspiration finally kicked in to finish it. Originally an idea and labour of love of our keyboards player Mic Michaeli, the video was meant to touch on emotions and observations related to the Life and Death of your near and dear ones, the circle of life if you will, but it turned out to be much more than that as it follows the dramatic journey of the character taken from the artwork on our album cover.  Working with Craig Hooper and his animation team was a real pleasure, and after seeing their work on Deep Purple’s ‘The Surprising’, we knew we were dealing with true visionaries.  We’re very proud of the result, especially since it’s our first ever animated video.”

As director Craig Hooper continues, “A video like this is a very difficult thing to get right. The song is layered with emotion and meaning and to capture that in images is tricky to say the least. The band decided the only way to do the song justice was through animation, where images are limited only by your imagination and together we roughed out a treatment.  I then took that to Pete Rogers and Helen Pooler at Bait Studio in Cardiff, Wales, who are amongst the best in the world at this kind of thing and we’d already worked with them before for a video for Deep Purple. They brought on board artist Matt Rooke, who immediately ‘got it,' and between them they gave life to these ideas and images.  It wasn’t until the final frame was finished that we saw we had produced something special, something that I hope does a good enough job of representing such an amazing and heartfelt song. That’s up to viewers to decide."

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Reader Comments (18)

This is the first time in the history of the world that anyone has ever used “banging” to describe a song by these wimps. Critically acclaimed??? Lol, doubtful. I know the older ladies think Mike Tramp is cute and all but he, Tom Keifer, & Kip Winger need to stop with the embarrassing solo crap and get back to actually rockin!
April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
BK - First of all, why the hell are you talking about Mike Tramp when this is a Europe post??

Secondly, Europe have some wicked tunes that kick serious ass. Unless you've heard everyone of them, and you obviously have not, don't knock them. Don't paint their total catalog with the brush of a couple sappy tunes that you don't care for.

Thirdly, old ladies my ass. You are no spring chicken yourself so stop knocking older women. You are in your 40's. Not so young anymore, huh?

p.s. If i were Allyson, I would block your ass. You are so rude to her repeatedly. You need to check yourself boy!
April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Superstitious has a pretty good guitar solo if I remember correctly.
April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
Wow. I didn’t mean it like that at all. And yes I am an older man, so is saying something about older women when I am an older man, wrong? I am an older man and no shame in my game. I didn’t age shame her, call her a name, attack her, or anything like that. & why would I when I am 45? Why are you getting so gd defensive over this? No one even mentioned you, so you can stay out of it and stay in your lane, k thanks. Do you really think if you or anyone else would’ve mentioned something about older men to me, that I would’ve gotten in my feelings? No way, that’d be lame af, especially since I am 45 & an older man.

Joey Tempest, Mike Tramp, whatever it’s the same thing. A lead singer that used to be in a band that rocked, that’s completely changed their style due to trying to follow the crowd. Now they’re playing wimpy rock that even Journey laughs at. Why in the hell do I deserve to be blocked??? That’s hilarious! Oh cuz I said “older women” or was it cuz I was ragging on Europe or Mike Tramp? Is that over the line? No... ok shut it then. Or maybe cuz it’s cuz I think bands like Aerosmith should call it a day? Btw, “Rita” anytime you wanna exchange pics, just lemme know! I’m extremely curious to see you now. Like I said, no shame in my game, AT ALL. Well bye
April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
Ha ha. BK - you make me laugh. I had a bad morning today. I just let my comments rip. Probably should have counted to 10 first lol. But whatever.

You probably don't realize it but a lot of your comments come across as very rude to Allyson. She will say something in her post and you comment like she must be insane to think whatever she thinks. I'm sure I don't just imagine that.

Also, you make a lot of comments about soccer moms and cougars and old chicks. I've been reading them for years on here. Maybe you didn't say anything negative today but you do say things like that a lot.

And I would love to exchange pics with you BK. Anytime, any place, you name it. BTW, my last BF was 17 years younger then me, way younger than you actually. So you are probably a bit old for me. But anytime you want to check me out, you let me know :)

And "Rita" is my real name BTW.
April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Haha funny, but I’m happily married, and to a woman 10 years younger than me. I don’t have any social media but if you can gimme ur email or something, I’d be happy to oblige!
April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
BK - I know you're married, I was just kidding.

If you email Allyson, I will give her my email and she can pass it along to you. Unless you want to post your email address here.
April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRita
The re-imagined version of Open Your Heart that is on Out Of This World is one of my favorite songs from the glam era, and I always thought Kee Marcello's tone in the solo of Superstitious was amazing.
April 12, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGogmagog
Walk The Earth is a decent album, The War of Kings was killer. If you listen to the entire catalog, Europe is so much better than the schlock that everyone knows (The Final Countdown, Carrie, Rock the Night). Sure, they have to own those songs, but at their core, Europe is more Deep Purple than Poison.
April 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterTheCheapSeats
Whos getting blocked ?
April 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBadland
Europe keep getting better and better. Forget about the TFC .
Turn to dust is a brilliant song ( like the best songs , you need to hear it a few time )
Go on youtube and check out a few of their newer songs like "not supposed to sing the blues" or "drink and a smile "....or this

And yes Superstitious is a brilliant song in a Deep Purple/Whitesnake way.
April 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterDavid ( Belfast )
The Superstitious solo is masterful. I listen to the song just for that!
April 13, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSteverox
John Norum is a MONSTER guitarist. I think it was Kenny O or somebody who turned me into his awesome solo album, “Total Control”.

BK, you DO tend to troll on people, making clueless statements about them, i.e. regarding HIM and I, and I quote “I know yall are both always gonna be partial to the dinosaurs though. If either of you could name one semi-major act that you like, thats came out in the last 2 decades, id be absolutely shocked! lmao”

Either this is further proof you don't often read others’ Comments, care about them or have zero reading retention as both of us have sung the praises of numerous newer bands such as Ghost and I have also written numerous times about my appreciation of Greta Van Fleet. Regardless of your opinion of those bands, they are both “semi-major”, as you put it.

BK, understand, I often agree with your Comments and many times, I don’t, but what is really incorrigible is your horrible Comments when they take on the qualities of those you’ve just made toward Rita here. Show some class, son.

In the words of one of your “dinosaurs”, Joe Perry, “Let The Music Do The Talking”!
April 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Whatev 🙄
April 14, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
I like soccer moms, cougars, and old chicks. For the record :)

Remember 1/2 your age + 7 or it's creepy to date, do the math. I think my uncle gave me that algebra problem a while back.
April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterGNR
GNR - that formula is a classic. Thanks for the laugh.
April 15, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Btw Rita, I sent my email to Allyson, last wk, for her to forward it to ya. Lemme know if she still hasn’t and we will devise another plan!
April 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterBkallday
Hey BK,

Allyson must be slacking off because I emailed her yesterday with my email to pass on to you. I am guessing she's busy and that we will hear from her soon.
April 16, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterRita

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