UPDATE • I’ve had a detailed review in so we’ve added this in the comments section.
We’ve been getting a lot of requests for information about this upcoming release, but it’s nothing to get very excited about. Basically it’s a deluxe (isn’t everything this week!) set from Japan, containing most of the band’s albums in mini-sleeve format. I say most but for contractural reasons they don’t include the Mk 1 titles. The big selling point as far as I am aware is the inclusion of the big booklet from the Listen Learn Read On set (from 2002), but translated entirely into Japanese. So everyone who grumped at paying £45 for this in English, can now grump even more at paying $300 for it as an import. The rather strange art deco design they’ve done for the cover is shown here (I mean it’s a nice graphic but for Deep Purple?!).