In the late ’60s, and through much of the early ’70s, Deep Purple owned a segment of your Top40 and hard rockin’ heart with songs like “Smoke On The Water”, and with classic album sets like Machine Head (1972), Made in Japan (1972), Fireball (1971), and to lesser degrees, Burn (1974), Who Do We Think We Are? (1973), Stormbringer (1974), and Come Taste The Band (1975). Although the lineup changed drastically over those years, Deep Purple was still a good band that gathered attention. If you’re a Deep Purple fan AND a vinyl LP enthusiast, then this piece of news is for you.
On January 18, watch for special editions of two classic Deep Purple albums, Fireball, and Deep Purple In Rock, both newly remastered (Andy Pearce, and Matt Wortham) and pressed on 180g-weight purple-colored vinyl LP.
Deep Purple In Rock will be the remastered edition of the 1970 UK version of the album with the full-length version of “Speed King”. (The long intro for “Speed King” was truncated for the US release.) Fireball will be the remastered edition of the 1971 UK version of the album with “Demon’s Eye”. (“Strange Kind Of Woman” was substituted for the track in US versions.)