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Machine Head 40th anniversary box set

Deep Purple (Overseas) and EMI have announced a 40th anniversary box set edition of the Machine Head, to be released on October 8, 2012 (in Europe, presumably). This five discs special edition will be accompanied with illustrated 60 page hardback booklet. Contents of the box set include: CD1: original album 2012 remaster CD2: 1997 remix […]

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The Definitive Teaser

429 Records is preparing a Tommy Bolin box set The Definitive Teaser — a three-CD collection featuring a remastered version of his classic album along with two CDs of outtakes and alternates. The project is produced by Greg Hampton and Johnnie Bolin. Along with the three-CD Teaser box set, 429 Records will release a five-CD […]

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JCSS remaster

The ‘original studio cast’ album of Jesus Christ Superstar (yes, the one with Gillan) is about to be released in remastered form in the UK on Decca Broadway label. Release date has been set for July 16. It is a straight copy of the original album, no bonus material.

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Born Again again

Born Again will be re-released in the UK via Universal/Sanctuary as a 2CD Deluxe Edition on May 30. Track listing: Disc 1: Trashed Stonehenge Disturbing the Priest The Dark Zero the Hero Digital Bitch Born Again Hot Line Keep it Warm Disc 2: The Fallen (previously unreleased album session outtake) Stonehenge (extended version) Hot Line […]

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Rainbow Rising remaster

Universal Music will release a “deluxe” edition of Rainbow Rising on February 28 in the UK and on March 8 in North America. The new edition will come on 2 discs. The first one will contain two different mixes of the album, known as the “New York mix” and “Los Angeles mix”. The second disc […]

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Down to Earth remaster

Rainbow’s Down to Earth album remaster will be released (presumably in the UK) at the end of January (on the 24th if you believe Classic Rock or on the 31st if you believe Amazon). The track list, however, seems to be finalized and will span 2CDs as follows. CD1: All Night Long Eyes Of The […]

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CTTB and Deepest Purple electronic press kits

In anticipation of the October 25th release date, DP(O) has posted on Youtube electronic press kits for the 35th anniversary Come Taste The Band and 30th anniversary Deepest Purple.

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Rock Aid Armenia remix

As we reported earlier, the all-star version of Smoke on the Water recorded back in the day for the benefit of 1988 earthquake in Armenia is being re-released in newly remixed form. All the proceeds from this release will go towards rebuilding a musical school in the town of Gyumri, which still operates out of […]

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Jon Lord on Planet Rock

On Wednesday, October 13, Jon Lord dropped by the Planet Rock studio to talk to Nicky Horne about the brand new Come Taste The Band remaster and the 30th Anniversary reissue of Deepest Purple. Both releases are due on October 25th. You can listen to his interview through the Planet Rock Soundcloud using their player […]

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Come Taste The Band due in October

Planet Rock reports that the (now) 35th anniversary reissue of Come Taste The Band is due out on October 25th. The album will be a double CD package, with first disc containing remastered version of the album along with the single edit of You Keep On Moving. The second CD will contain the album completely […]

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