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Repackage, release, repeat

Parlophone will be re-releasing the Concerto’69, In Rock and Fireball repackaged as a 3CD box set on January 9. Curiously, Concerto track listing includes both the Hush / Wring That Neck / Child in Time trifecta and the 3rd Movement encore, somehow all squeezed on one CD (the 2002 remaster came out on 2CDs clocking […]

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Rainbow box sets

Two new Rainbow box sets are coming out. The first is an 8LP vinyl set called The Polydor Years. It contains Rainbow studio albums from Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow to Bent out of Shape, plus On Stage. Finyl Vinyl is not included. The albums are straight copy of the originals content-wise, without any bonus tracks, and […]

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Tommy Bolin’s Zephyr remixed

Tommy Bolin’s early band Zephyr debut album was released as a deluxe 3CD box set on May 27 this year on Cleopatra Records. The album was remixed by the founding member and bassist of the band David Givens. The boxset sold so well (the label itself apparently has only 3 copies left in stock), that […]

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Another Made in Japan teaser

And this time it’s the one you most likely haven’t seen before 😉

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Made in Japan documentary teaser

Deep Purple (Overseas) has posted on YouTube a teaser for The Rise of Deep Purple MK II documentary (which, from this teaser, actually sounds more like The Fall of Deep Purple MK II 😉 ). The full documentary will be included on the DVD part of 4CD+DVD Made in Japan edition due out on May […]

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Made in Japan ‘2014 formats rundown

[Updated] Universal has announced that a new remaster of Made in Japan will be released (at least in the UK) on May 19, 2014. It will come in three gabazillions of different CD, vinyl, blu-ray, and download formats, which we will try to summarize here.

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Audio Fidelity box set

Audio Fidelity will be re-releasing the four remastered Mark II studio albums as a box set this December. These are not the anniversary remasters, but the ones done by Steve Hoffman exclusively for the label. They contain no bonus tracks, just the same material as the original albums. The target audience are audiophiles not satisfied […]

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Paris 1975

Paris 1975 show has been re-released by the old management company Deep Purple (Overseas) as the first part of their Live Series. The tapes have been newly remixed and remastered. Double CD set includes new artwork, a 12 page booklet and a bonus digital download of the Sunbury ’75 Music Festival programme. It is available […]

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Machine Head 40th let-down

You’re looking at two Machine Head anniversary vinyl reissues; the 1997 25th anniversary edition and the brand new 40th reissue. The 40th anniversary release has been promoted as the reissue attraction to top them all. Well, OK, perhaps there wasn’t really that much new music around to tempt us with, so the boat was pushed […]

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Machine Head and In Concert’72 on vinyl

In addition to the Machine Head 40th anniversary box set, EMI will be releasing on October 8 two more anniversary editions, both on vinyl: a remastered Machine Head and remixed In Concert’72. Here’s the rundown.

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