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47th anniversary reprint!

June 5, 2017

Deep Purple In Rock

What were you doing on June 5th forty-seven years ago?  Me I was probably trying to dodge flying board rubbers in double english (the teacher had this habit of lobbing them at high velocity in the vague direction of anyone he thought wasn’t paying attention…)
Some however were lucky enough to be in town picking up Deep Purple In Rock, released that day (or perhaps the single Black Night, issued at the same time.)
I was reminded of this only because the reprint of the book Deep Purple – Wait For The Ricochet is at last back in stock at the publishers.  Everyone who pre-ordered the reprint has had their copy shipped, but if you missed it first time round, now is your chance (but don’t dilly dally as a third of the stock has apparently shipped already.)

The book basically covers the entire build up from the first days of Mk 2 through the recording sessions for the first Mk 2 studio album and then the In Rock tour, an intense two year period, researched in remarkable detail, chock full of photos and memorabilia. From Jon Lord’s mum defending her lad in the Melody Maker, to Roger Glover’s hints for dying crushed velvet trousers green. From the location of the gig where Gillan was auditioned, to Ritchie shopping for strobe lights. From the In Rock engineer’s matter of fact description of Ritchie recording the guitar solo for Child In Time,  to Ian Gillan Black Night contemporary press reviewexplaining the need for tight trousers to sing the vocals, it’s all here.  What’s more there is a discount on the retail price which is extended for the next two weeks if you order through the publisher’s shop. The links below will give you more information and page visuals.
And if you already have the book, celebrate like I am by playing a cut or two off the album later today (to get Liar Liar out of your brain if nothing else!).

link to shop
link to publisher’s pages about the book
reviews of the first edition

In Rock book cover, Wait For The Ricochet.

 

 

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RSD

April 20, 2015

Deep Purple Black Night Record Store Day editionWe covered last Saturday’s  Record Store Day Deep Purple releases a while back (details here) but for those who are interested we have some stock of three of the titles; the Black Night 7″ pic sleeve (which has an unissued edit of a Roger Glover remix, plus the piano Speed King); the Mono Book Of Taliesyn LP (both colour vinyl) and the triple Montreux 2011 vinyl (which is the priciest of the three as you might imagine, it weighs a ton too!).
We were not allowed to offer them prior to RS day, and cannot put them on the shop yet, so please email Ann if you want copies and she will email you with the details. Supplies are very limited as indie stores got first dibs, so it’s first come first served.
Amazingly Sheffield has seen four more vinyl outlets open this year, albeit all hidden away in the suburbs where rent is cheap, but nice to see.

Out Of Hand

March 13, 2015

Book Of TaliesynRecord Store Day UK is but a few weeks away, and sleeping bags will soon start to appear outside Barry’s Record Collector shop in Sheffield as per every year.  There is a quartet of Deep Purple items on offer this year in the UK (other territories often do their own thing). Thanks also to Tim Summers.
Deep Purple – Out Of Hand – This is a 10″ vinyl release off the current album, with the album track backed up by  Après Vous (Instrumental), and on the b-side Lazy (Live At Wacken Open Air 2013) and Hell To Pay (Instrumental).
Also from recent times is a vinyl edition of  Live With Orchestra: Montreux 2011 (3LP), which has been out on DVD and CD already.
From olden times comes Black Night / Speed King 7″ on blue opaque vinyl and  The Book of Taliesyn in glorious mono, on white vinyl. This follows up last year’s Record Day issue of Shades.
Given our hassles getting stock in the past, will not advertise these up front, but WILL try to get unsold copies after the day for the new DTB collectors store.  We have managed this in previous years, and always sell at regular retail price.
Soup recipes will follow.  Search for previous Record Store Day articles relating to the band on this site using the box on the right. Meanwhile here is an amusing look at the Record Day phenomena from one of the record blogs I follow which some may find all too familiar!