Mk 1 again

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.

Shades Of Deep Purple, Book of Taliesyn, Third album

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2 Responses to “Mk 1 again”

  1. Les Hedger Says:

    Can’t believe that it has been 14 years since the re-issues were done. They still get listened to a lot today. MKI are just a notch below the Mighty MKII as my favorite line-up!

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