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Repackage, release, repeat

Parlophone will be re-releasing the Concerto’69, In Rock and Fireball repackaged as a 3CD box set on January 9.

Curiously, Concerto track listing includes both the Hush / Wring That Neck / Child in Time trifecta and the 3rd Movement encore, somehow all squeezed on one CD (the 2002 remaster came out on 2CDs clocking out of 90 minutes in total). Even more curiously, In Rock contains just 6 tracks of the original album with Living Wreck missing, and they come as 1995 anniversary edition remasters, but without any bonus tracks. Fireball appears to be the anniversary edition, complete with bonus tracks.

All these observations are contingent on the presumption that the tracklist released by the record company to online retailers has not been screwed up (which has happened before).

Thanks to Lutz Reinert for the info, and to Nigel Young and metaljim for pointing out missing Living Wreck.

9 Comments to “Repackage, release, repeat”:

  1. 1
    al says:

    this is another useless release repeat package,made in cheapest way just to squeeze some more penny out of it. I am good with the remastered,remixed version of 1996 by Roger.Unless,Roger gets involve and does a remix of Perfect Strangers and HOBL this is has no appeal for me whatsoever.


  2. 2
    Nigel Young says:

    No Living Wreck?

  3. 3
    LRT says:

    Happens all the time. My only hat goes off here to the fact that they’re actually packaging together Purple’s finest hours by far and wide.

  4. 4
    metaljim says:

    In Rock had seven tracks, not six, as did all the original MkII albums.There’s no way they fit the entire Concerto, the three band numbers and the encore onto one disc. So what do you reckon, they’ve mistaken a 2 CD set for a single disc, taken some liberties with some creative editing or listed an erroneous tracklist?

  5. 5
    gareth says:

    on amazon it says deep purple longbeach 71 is to be released in march ’15.Has anyone any info regarding track listing,packaging,sound quality….

  6. 6
    Les Hedger says:

    Why? Seems pretty worthless.

  7. 7
    Jerry says:

    What’s Goin’ On Here

  8. 8
    nupsi59 says:

    This is bullshit…

    Were they drunk at Parlaphone?

    okay, have a nice Day… and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  9. 9
    Lazy says:

    Yep nupsi59 couldn’t agree more.

    Smoke up my arshole – they won’t get my dough.

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