Big thanks to James for this great photograph of his first day Made In Japan, with the original price sticker on (and the poster he got from the shop display!). I don’t remember the sticker at all, so nice to have it confirmed. The arguments rumble on about the 2014 reissues, lots of grumbles but most people going to go for one format or another. I think what it does highlight is the total lack of clarity on what is actually appearing. Even Universal’s own site contradicts other press releases and it does seem silly to have not worked out a full detailed package of sales information before letting it loose on the web. Anyhow, we’re trying to update the formats etc. as we get more details on the MIJ page. I heard this week that the big CD box set will also entitle the buyer to download the audio as both MP3 format and the new high definition audio too. This is a format agreed on by the big labels to exploit the back-catalogue again by admitting that CD audio is NOT the holy grail of audio after all. The problem with the HD audio is the files are massive, so can only be handled on a Blu Ray disc. Still if they’re giving this format away gratis on downloads, that’s something. Provided your hi-fi and broadband can handle it! Anyhow, editions are on the DTB online store and we should have shipping prices sorted before long (post goes up again in a couple of weeks by the way, as a privatised Royal Mail seeks to pay off their new owners).
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Details are a bit patchy on all the Record Store Day releases this year, but it now looks as if the other repro Japanese 7″ Deep Purple singles originally mooted as part of the Made In Japan box set (one remains in the 5 disc box) will instead appear on Record Store Day. The Shades Of Deep Purple vinyl is also now slated for the day as well. I’m told there will be something from Rainbow’s Black Masquerade on offer too.
As we’ve said in past years, DTB are not able to stock these releases up front but may be able to get stock afterwards, so do drop us an email if interested and we will contact you. We normally sell anything at RRP rather than try and hype it up as some on ebay do!
Funnily enough we just found a couple of copies of the 2012 Record Store Day Smoke On The Water unique sleeve still sealed if anyone is still after that. Drop Ann an email.
Your watched item ends in 3 hours… but what exactly are you watching, and is it real? A slew of ersatz Deep Purple posters are out there at the moment, some quite clever. It’s one thing if the dealers are being open about what they’re offering (and if you just fancy something cheap to hide that tattered Farah Fawcett poster) but less scrupulous or aware sellers might catch you out. So here is a page of these fakes and what to look out for.
Three new versions of the Mk 1 album are released in Japan this week. I’ve kind of lost count of the number of times they have done the albums in reproduction sleeves there (and they were done in the UK by EMI in a box set way back), but this new trio promise to be the best yet, thanks to the involvement of fans to ensure the faithful reproduction of the original Japanese cover art. Best of the lot is perhaps The Book Of Taliesyn which has an authentic slightly off white tone to the card, but if you don’t have any earlier versions then these are well worth checking out. Released by Victor in Japan, all come with K2HD mastering and the bonus tracks which adorned the original UK EMI reissues back in 2000. DTBOnline shop have long since given up trying to import these sort of titles, but we recommend a firm like CDJapan. The photo below shows the three covers, thanks to Masaki Tanaka.
[UPDATES] A number of copies will be auctioned during the evening of the memorial show. The Concerto DVD was filmed at Bucharest, November 5th 2009. The second half of the concert was released by mail order through his fan club, and was filmed by local TV.
As more than a few of you know (judging by my in-tray this morning!) the details of the forthcoming Jon Lord Photo Book are out, published by Rufus Stone (who did the well regarded California Jam book last year).
This new book has been produced with the full co-operation of many members of Jon Lord’s family, his brother setting the tone with an article and pictures about Jon’s early pre-Purple career. Many more friends and family have penned pieces, and from Deep Purple themselves there are moving words from Ian Paice, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ritchie Blackmore.
The photographic content is largely unseen material. I was lucky enough to be shown some of the early submissions from his family and frankly you’d have to be a hard hearted person not to be moved by some of the touching family photographs. There are plenty of top live shots, as well as some great semi-professional but perhaps even more fascinating and atmospheric snaps from fellow musicians, crew, etc. taken on the road (the spread in the promo shot shows some of these). It covers Jon’s entire career from The Artwoods on to his later post-Purple projects.
As well as a 220 page large format hand-bound hard-back book, the typically high quality RS package (which is strictly limited to 500 copies) includes unreleased video and audio material, in the form of a DVD of a previously unseen performance The Concerto filmed in 2009, and two unreleased tracks from his personal collection pressed as a very collectable ten inch vinyl disc (and on a memory stick for those people who don’t have a record deck!).
Remembering his old mate, Rick Wakeman has personally signed each copy. Unlike some RS titles, there will apparently be no other printed editions. As with all things this book comes at a price; £275. You can get a discount by ordering ahead of the official release date in April. The book will be launched officially at the memorial concert on April 4th but NOT available to buy there.
As someone put it to me today, the book isn’t cheap, but it’s still less than it’s going to cost to get to the show, and it will last for a lifetime.
The original news about this book on the DTB site is now a bit out of date, but can be read here.
Messers Gillan and Glover have been brushing up their acting skills for bit parts in the final episode of a new Israeli TV series, Atlantica, centering on a Jerusalem based band who track the Deep Purple stars down and try to get on the bill as an opening band. The filming took place in between the bands two Tel Aviv concerts and will air locally at the end of the year. Thanks to The Hollywood Reporter and Tourism Israel.
Set list and comments from one of the first 2014 shows on the site, plus links to local newspaper reviews and stories, courtesy Morten Larsen in Oslo. Still five new songs in the show!
The Deep Purple – Wait For The Ricochet book has now shipped. Last Friday was signing day. Stephen and Simon spent several hours slowly and carefully going through boxes of the book. Shipping out for discounted pre-ordered copies began on Saturday and has carried on ever since, with the last couple of boxes going to the post-office today. So hopefully everyone who ordered direct before publication date will have their signed copy any time, well ahead of it being available anywhere else (it may take a couple of extra days to reach some of the more distant destinations – apart from the UK the book has gone to places as far afield as America, Canada, Europe, Russia, Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand and China.) The book is also with the distributors so they will be getting it out to shops and other online outlets in due course.
A big thanks to everyone who pre-ordered as it helped give the project some extra assurance, and also to people who contributed in whatever way to the content. Any new orders will be dealt with next week.
I have to say Easy On The Eye books (check their site for more information and ordering details) and their printers have done a bang up job, the book looks and feels great, and visually it’s just so jammed packed with material it’s hard to know where to start. The DTB office now has the lingering smell of real litho ink (which took Simon back to his days working at a printers,) and he’s asked for the weekend off to recover having worked out that he’d shifted 200kgs of orders single-handed over the week.
Another little teaser of a competition for people; the early live shot of IG in Mk 2 above was taken at a venue in the north of England with Deep Purple as the support act. Can you tell us the link between this venue and another famous British rock band who made it famous? No prizes for this one, as the answer is actually in the book – if you look carefully… (and if anyone can source a set of those wonderful 50s lampshades for DTB towers do get in touch.)
Deep Purple have announced three shows in Japan in April, including one at the Budokan Hall in Tokyo, scene of their most famous recording Made In Japan. Details are on the 2014 Tour Date page.
I’ve not really kept up with these or the reason why, but Purple’s label keep pushing instrumental versions of album tracks out. Hell To Pay is still available to listen to on the Edel label’s website FOC, while they have also more recently released Aprez Vous in this fashion up on iTunes. Not a downloader (if it’s worth releasing it’s worth pressing!) I’ve only just caught up with this. It’s actually really interesting to listen to these as you get a bit more of an idea what’s going on in the studio, and it does make you wish they had perhaps looked at extending the album cuts a bit more using these mixes (for true prog status). Apres Vous has all the hallmarks of an extendable showcase piece to replace Space Truckin’ on this showing (not something which occurred listening to the LP). And of course they give budding vocalists something to play with! Mind you there will be some cynics out there wondering why it wasn’t also added to the £XX box set before Christmas…
Talking of which we should of course like to wish everyone who drops by on the site all the best for the New Year; postings have been a bit slack due to catching up this week, but we’ll have a New Year round up for you next week.
Various versions of Now What are available at DTB Online Store.