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“Gold Edition” formats rundown

Live Tapes artwork; image courtesy of Chris Hewlett

[Updated with tracklist and artwork] The Now What?! tour gold edition that will be released on November 29 in continental Europe and December 2 in the UK will come in following flavours:

  • Double CD, with the first disc containing the original studio album, plus bonus tracks It’ll Be Me and First Sign Of Madness. Second disc will contain the Live Tapes (tracklist).
  • Double vinyl LP with Live Tapes. Tracklist identical to the CD version, split at 3 songs per side.
  • The super duper deluxe limited edition box set with:
    • CD of the original album;
    • bonus DVD: 1. In Conversation (20 minutes) / Bonus Audio content: 2. All The Time In The World (alternative radio mix) / 3. Perfect Strangers (live) / 4. Rapture Of The Deep (live);
    • Above and Beyond single CD: 1. Above And Beyond / 2. Things I Never said / 3. Space Truckin’ (live) / 4. Green Onions / Hush (live)
    • Vincent Price single CD: 1. Vincent Price / 2. First Sign Of Madness / 3. The Well-dressed Guitar / 4. Wrong Man (live) / 5. Vincent Price (promo video)
    • All the Time in the World single CD: 1. All The Time In The World (radio mix edit) / 2. Hell To Pay (radio edit) / 3. Perfect Strangers (live) / 4. Rapture Of The Deep (live);
    • CD with the Live Tapes;
    • a t-shirt;
    • a poster;
    • a sticker.

The box set is being advertised at some online retailers as a 6CD set, which is technically (almost) true, except 3 of the discs are singles and another one is a bonus DVD. It is being priced at around €40/£30 though.

Thanks to Vladimir Drybushchak for the heads up, and to John Waller and Chris Hewlett for additional info.

16 Comments to ““Gold Edition” formats rundown”:

  1. 1
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    The Super Duper deluxe Edition sounds too good to pass up. I just hope that if I purchase it, they don’t after the fact offer a ‘Extra-Super Super Duper Edition’…..


  2. 2
    T says:

    Criticisms will appear in response to the super-duper deluxe edition, but I relish in the fact that the record company is promoting this new album in a way not seen in a long time.

  3. 3
    Rasmus Heide says:

    How can the vinyl be a double and still contain the bonus live tracks? The original vinyl edition of Now What?! was also a double.
    Oh, and congratulations @ Edel for their continued success at finding new creative ways of re-selling this very fine album.

  4. 4
    Lutz says:

    @3 Rasmus,

    the double vinyl has only the live stuff. It’s called “The Now What?! Live Tapes”.

  5. 5
    Peter says:

    About LP – isnt mean just separated Deep Purple Now What?! The Live Tapes 2LP?

  6. 6
    Robert says:


  7. 7
    cyclone says:

    Wonder when FM radio is going to start playing some of the new album?

  8. 8
    Svante Axbacke says:

    FM radio where? And why would that be important? The band doesn’t seem to want more exposure and the album is selling well.

  9. 9
    SF01 says:

    itunes has also instrumental versions of Hell to Pay and Apres Vous…

  10. 10
    cyclone says:

    @8 Really?

  11. 11
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Yeah? Do you have any other information?

  12. 12
    cyclone says:

    They came out with an outstanding new album and do not want exposure? Makes little sense to me..exposure sells and gains new fans. The same old hippie fans do finance a band…which includes my old crusty butt.

  13. 13
    T says:

    Re: #8


    I believe what Cyclone is trying to say is that the music establishment for many years has ignored Deep Purple despite their accomplishments and influence. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is just one example of that. While other, lesser acts receive kudos and constant attention, Deep Purple is always on the back burner.

    Airplay is one measure of a band’s success. Even in their heyday, Purple were not exactly all over the airwaves in the United States–at least, not to the same extent as many of their peers.

    Hearing your favorite band on the radio is a matter of pride. What I think Cyclone is saying is that this album is such a hallmark for the band–not to mention very radio-friendly–that it would be nice if someone picked up on that and began to play a cut from time to time. In the classic rock arena, a new Deep Purple album should be big news.

    It was due to DJs in the United States who decided to play the “throwaway” track “Some on the Water” that the band broke through on this side of the pond–particularly the version with the Made in Japan live version on the reverse.

    This event could be repeated–if only the playlist programmers would include a little recent Purple in the mix. NOW What?! could produce several “hits”–if only they got some airplay.

    Lord knows the music stations today could use an infusion of good music.

  14. 14
    cyclone says:

    @13 not to beat the dead horse but I meant to write The same old hippies cannot continue to be the only ones to support DP. But your right.. new fans and airplay of the new jams would be nice. Why be subjected to Led Zep and Ozzy 10x per day and maybe DP’s “Hush” or “SOTW” once a week… if your lucky. During my commute to work hearing DP on the FM gives me goosebumps. It would be great to hear FM DJ’s play the new “Now What” and promote this great band’s recent jewel. As for the younger crowd….they believe some of their favorite band’s remake of older classic’s are original. Next up…50 cents new tune “Highway Star”….let’s hope not.

  15. 15
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:


    RIGHT ON!!!!

  16. 16
    Ben says:

    The Australian iTunes Store has some different formats – put up just after I’ve received the gold edition imported at significant cost!

    The now what!? Live tapes is being sold seperately for A$8.99. There is a gold edition for $16.99 with the 13 tracks on the first disc of the physical release, but for $17.99 you can get a 27-track version of the gold edition with the 25 tracks on the physical release, plus instrumental versions of après vous and hell to pay.

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