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German publicity

Several German magazines chose Deep Purple to put on the covers of their recent issues. Eclipsed magazine issue #261 (06/24) has 50 years of Burn as the cover story. The magazine can be ordered through the publisher, albeit delivery is available only to selected European countries. Classic Rock Germany issue #131 has Deep Purple’s upcoming […]

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Machine Head‘2024 in the charts

The 2024 reissue of remixed Machine Head has entered German Official Top 100 Albums chart for the week of April 5 at a respectable #7. Chart history for the album indicates that the 40th anniversary reissue has reached only #56, on October 26, 2012. Let us know how the reissue did in your country.

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The last battle

German magazine ROCKS is running a feature on The Battle Rages On and subsequent tour as the cover story of their latest issue (2023/6). We are being told that the article is well written and illustrated, albeit does not contain anything we haven’t already learned from elsewhere. The issue can be ordered through the publisher […]

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Sweet jazz o’ mine

[Updated Jul 25]: European channel Arte TV this year is showing performances from the Jazz Open Stuttgart festival. Deep Purple are playing at the festival on July 18, 2023, and it will be broadcast live online, as well as made available for replay for 90 days afterwards.

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Das making-of Machine Head

German edition of the Classic Rock magazine has “Das making-of Machine Head” as the cover story for their July/August 2023 issue (a.k.a. #121). This may or may not be somehow related to the English version of the same story published earlier this year. Anyways, our correspondent on the ground tells us that there’s nothing in […]

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Please hang on

The latest issue of the Eclipsed magazine (#246, Dec 2022/Jan 2023) in Germany has the 50th anniversary of Made in Japan as the cover story — unabashedly tagged “The mother of all live albums”, plus a review of the November 2 gig in Oberhausen: “Please hang on for a few more years!” Rockhard magazine reviews […]

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Trail of happiness and misery

The record company has posted a third video track from the Düsseldorf 2005 gig — this time it’s Strange Kind of Woman.

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Tracing undiscovered stars

Edel has posted another video from the Düsseldorf 2005 gig — title track from the just about going to be released Rapture of the Deep.

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Sly, sly

Edel has posted a video of the band performing Demon’s Eye at an open air gig in Düsseldorf, Germany, on September 3, 2005. That was one of the couple of warm up gigs before the release of Rapture of the Deep a month later, with Wrong Man being premiered live at the same show.

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Purple train to Hamburg

Our contributor Tobias Janaschke went to see the band on June 23, 2022, at the Stadtpark in Hamburg, and has sent in this photo report. Local broadcaster NDR has a short video report from the gig, which does not require much knowledge of German. Of the setlist news, No need to shout is making live […]

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