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Upcoming re-releases

Two upcoming items are worth mentioning, if at least partially in the caveat category.

Deep Purple Live at the NEC 2002 cover art; image courtesy of Eagle Entertainment

First, Deep Purple’s September 14, 2002 performance from the Jon Lord farewell tour is getting a standalone DVD release in the USA. The show was previously available on video as a part of 2008 Around The World Live box set, packaged together with Bombay Calling and Total Abandon for the milking effect. It is also confusingly titled Live at the NEC, as a release with the same title already exists — the infamous 1993 show on double CD (still available, despite being apparently withdrawn). The new release is due on August 26 via Eagle Entertainment.

Gillan The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982; image courtesy of Demon Music Group

Gillan’s The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982 will be released on September 23 October 7 via UK’s Demon Music Group. The box set includes five albums spread across seven LPs: Mr Universe, Glory Road / For Gillan Fans Only (2LP), Future Shock, Double Trouble (2LP), and Magic. There will also be a limited edition that includes a 7″ single Spanish Guitar.

Thanks to BraveWords and Classic Rock for the info.

14 Comments to “Upcoming re-releases”:

  1. 1
    Juan Carlos Martinez Casanova says:

    Welcome new DVD, the next Deep Purple Live in Santiago Chile 2006.

  2. 2
    Tom Koifman says:

    CD will be too?

  3. 3
    kraatzy says:

    Yes yes yes

    … for the milking effect … (



  4. 4
    Frank Hesterberg says:

    amazing – realy – the next one of the old story! What is with the new cd? Later on – which year? 2017, 2018, 2019?

  5. 5
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Interesting but not essential. And yet…..

  6. 6
    Bennie says:

    I can’t think of a band having more live releases under their belt. Jon’s farewell gig is a must-have obviously, but already available as mentioned.
    The Gillan re-release is more welcome. As is the new album. Any developments beyond the mixing stage?

  7. 7
    Joerg says:

    It seems that even the withdrawn 1993 box set just got a re-relase:


  8. 8
    Tommy H. says:

    The NEC 2002 was an amazing concert, very emotional and Ian Gillan in top form. I can only recommend it to all who don’t already own the “All around the world live”-DVD package where this concert is the best of those included IMHO. It’s definitely one of the better re-releases.

    @ #4, Frank:

    Hold your horses, mate. I’m sure we will hear about it soon enough. In the moment the excitement about this upcoming album isn’t even worth to mention if you compare it to what was going on before “Now What?!”. Nevertheless I’m looking forward to it – their 20th studio effort.

  9. 9
    James Gemmell says:

    Members of Deep Purple began saying two years ago they were working on a new album. Then, this past January, they started saying they were recording a new album. It supposedly was completed months ago, but all we keep hearing about is re-releases ($$$$). How about the Highway Star putting the band’s feet to the fire and asking them what month, year, or decade the new album is actually coming out?

  10. 10
    jeff says:

    It’s a bummer that the Gillan albums have never been given the state of the Art remastering or even remixing treatment. “Gory Road” is such a great album but it’s lacking all the power mixing-wise. It would be a revalation to go back to the multitracks. Seems like Gillan could have it done if he wanted to. He has stated that the mixes were not that good around that time.

  11. 11
    Russ says:

    How about something that hasn’t been released before?

  12. 12
    Purple Sitner says:

    I have to get a copy of that DVD under any circumstance. I made all the Long way from Graz, Austria to be there…moments I will never Forget…after Don’s solo a second of darkness and then a thrilling scream from the crowd…the maesto played the intro for Perfect Strangers…unforgettable…Keep on rocking…

  13. 13
    purpledaniel says:

    Might have been an iconic concert for the Jon Lord farewell, but fans are expecting other stuff:

    Perfect Strangers expanded edition
    Jakarta 75 full documentary
    Made in Europe Box Set.
    More archive new releases like MK I live in Canada or the MK III and IV soundboards.

  14. 14
    Hristo says:


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