Darker Than Blue Online Store
Darker Than Blue began a mail-order operation back in the late 1970s, serving readers and subscribers in a small way with back-issues, books, posters and other material. Today we have an online store – Darker Than Blue Online Store – with over 800 products all related to Deep Purple and associated musicians. Fans can shop online using our secure services, or browse the catalogue online but order more conventionally over the phone or by post. We are also often able to answer questions on orders via the phone during our business hours or by email. We cannot deal with problems if you purchased CDs from other retailers.
Using the store helps keep the website and blog going and supports our other projects, and we’re always on hand to answer questions and sort problems out. The link takes you through to a separate page where you can browse the full listings. [If you prefer you can download an illustrated catalogue update in PDF format here to view on your computer, with all the recent releases and forthcoming titles].
The catalogue is updated almost daily and we also send printed updates with new orders. Forthcoming items can be pre-ordered and we always do our best to get a good price (and prices all INCLUDE post and shipping – see next paragraph!) on new releases and pass these discounts on.
DTB Online store operates in the UK and pays VAT and all other UK taxes, unlike nearly all the big boys, who currently avoid much of their tax dues, costing the UK millions a year, as well as forcing the closure of many indie record shops and dealers.
The heart shape? This was a sticker sold in newsagents back around 1972, alongside a lot of then trendy bands like T.Rex and Slade! From the DTB Archives.