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Swiss time was running out

[Updated: Pt 3] A brand new video for Smoke on the Water was produced to promote the upcoming reissue of Machine Head. The video will be an animated one. Here is a preview and interview with the creators Dan Gibling and Luke McDonnell.

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Machine Head‘2024

Rhino/Warner are preparing to release a yet another “super deluxe” reissue of the Machine Head. It will include the album newly remixed by Dweezil Zappa, plus two live recordings — the March 9, 1972, gig at the Paris Theatre in London (a.k.a. In Concert’72), and an audience recording from Montreux Casino in April 1971. The […]

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Warhorse remasters

Cherry Red Records is preparing a remasters of the two Warhorse albums — the 1970 self-titled one, and the ’72 Red Sea. Both will be packaged together on a 2CD set, with 11 bonus tracks between them and an illustrated booklet. Release date is set for April 26, 2024. Formed in early 1970 by former […]

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Rose in Hell

A new version of the track Rose in Hell featuring Glenn Hughes and Ian Paice will be released on Turkish Delight III album, a project run by UK record label Escape Music. The song was originally featured on the first Moonstone Project album Time to Take a Stand, released back in 2006. The new version […]

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How blue can you get

We don’t know what exactly happened to Coverdale’s grandiose plans for the 30th anniversary of Coverdale/Page album, but it has been re-released in Japan as a limited edition 2LP on transparent blue vinyl. There does not appear to be any bonus material included. This reissue can be ordered from the Tower Records in Japan.

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Out standing in their print

A new transcription book of Steve Morse composition for the SMB 2009 album Out Standing In Their Field is now available. The book covers the following tunes: Name Dropping Brink of the Edge Here and Now and Then Relentless Encroachment John Deere Letter More to the Point Time Junction Unnamed Sources Flight of the Osprey […]

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Bernie Marsden: Working Man

Bernie Marsden’s posthumous album Working Man will be released on November 24, 2023, on independent label Conquest Music. Recording of the album was finished in June. Throughout the summer, Bernie was involved in mixing, artwork, and planning for the release of the album. He approved the final audio masters and artwork before his death in […]

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From the Midlands’ vaults

Cherry Red Records is releasing on November 24, 2023, a Glenn Hughes and Robin George collaboration album Overcome, originally recorded back in 1989. A chance meeting between Glenn Hughes and Robin George eventually resulted in an invitation for Glenn to sing backing vocals for Robin and Sean Harris’ Notorious album, which lead to a full […]

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Purple album, gold edition

Whitesnake’s The Purple Album will be reissued on October 13, 2023, via Rhino Records. It will be available as 2CD, 2LP on gold vinyl, Blu-ray, and digital. Of particular interest in certain quarters would be the second CD that will feature the 4 tracks from DC & The Fabulosa Brothers tape that landed him the […]

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Unchain your brain before listening

Cherry Red Records has a 6CD live box of Gillan (the band): Back In The Game – Live (1978-1982). It includes: Live at The Marquee 1978 Recorded at The Marquee Club, London, 27th December 1978; with guest appearance from Ritchie Blackmore Live in Tokyo 1978 Recorded at Shinjuku Koseinenkin Hall, Japan, 23rd October 1978 Live […]

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