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Caveat emptor: Hard Road and In Concert’72

The part of Deep Purple’s back catalogue that ended up in Warner’s hands appears to be being repackaged and re-released once again.

hard Road Mk1 box set

Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings box set will be released on July 25 in Gemany and 28th in the UK. It contains 5 CDs: the three Mk1 albums in original stereo, plus Shades Of Deep Purple and Book Of Taliesyn in mono. The stereo mixes are accompanied by a sprinkling of bonus tracks, all of which have been avalable elsewhere. Darker Than Blue details it, concluding with

In all 58 tracks of which none seem to be new outside the mono versions.

in_concert_72In Concert ’72, released back in June, is the second part of the veritable In Concert 1970/72 set. It is the 2012 remix of the show, which was previously released as part of Machine Head 40th anniversary box set. The only addition is the soundcheck version of Maybe I’m A Leo previously available only on vinyl.



7 Comments to “Caveat emptor: Hard Road and In Concert’72”:

  1. 1
    Larry Toering says:

    I only hit like because I still have some love for this website itself.

  2. 2
    David Naber says:

    have all these albums but will send away for this two

  3. 3
    Bruce Weldin says:

    then u r not a true purple fan larry

  4. 4
    Michael Soto says:

    They should have included Jon Lord’s Concerto for Group & Orchestra with this.

  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Larry, I empathise because I am very fond of my DTB magazines.

    Hoped for new editions but appearnatly they decided to not do that anymore. :(

    I wrote emails with them and once i was told that there would be a book, I suppose she meant the IN ROCK book.

    But that ain’t a good old fashion magazine! :)

  6. 6
    Scott W. says:

    I remember Simon R. saying that the soundcheck version of MI a Leo wasn’t really anything to get excited about and that there were no solo’s. Well he is wrong. Ritchie plays 2 solo’s that remind me of his work on the 1971 ‘No, No, No’ German Beat Club versions, well worth hearing! Paice sounds like he is having fun with some Bonham style kick drum triplets at the end of the track. Only cost $4 for the cd. Can’t beat that!

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    SF says:

    Great. I ahve bought the Box-set of Machine HEad, complained to EMI and DPO about lack of this vinyl bonsu tarcks and now they releasing this WITH bonus tracks to just cash in more money, instead of releasing everything back then in 2012…

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