Posts Tagged ‘CD’

Phenomena trilogy

January 17, 2019

UPDATE : John Tucker tells me the new CDs slack all the bonus tracks which turned up on previous editions, not sure why!

The first three Phenomena albums, the brainchild of Tom Galley, have been reissued, I think this is the third time they’ve been re-released. But if you haven’t picked them up before, then now’s your chance. The first one features Glenn Hughes of course, alongside Cozy Powell, Mel Galley, Neil Murray, Don Airey and Ted McKenna, who all have mostly lengthy connections to the Purple family tree (Ted worked with Ian Gillan on his solo project). Glenn also turns up on Phenomena 2 but had jumped ship for the third disc. There are new sleeve notes and a remaster for all three discs. The press release does not give a label, but the music is now on iTunes.
CD suppliers? We tend to recommend https://www.keymailrecords.com these days, as they play fair with suppliers and everyone and can order most titles.

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Butterfly Ball

March 19, 2018

Another CD edition of Roger Glover’s Butterfly Ball is due, a 3CD set no less. Depending on how you catalogue them this is about the sixth or seventh. It has the original album, demos (which were on an earlier release but there may be some new ones), and the US radio interview, which came out on Connoisseur years in 1999 (the 25th Anniversary Collectors Edition Digitally Remastered Enhanced CD as the label insisted the cover say!). Disc 3 on this new one? Sadly not the live audio of the show, but a facsimile CD of the old EP. Still if you don’t have the album then it saves a hunt, and while the overall concept seems a bit strange these days there are some good tracks on there, and Ronnie Dio was outstanding. Thanks to Tom Dixon and others.

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Love, death, age…

March 10, 2017

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“The fashion these days is to drop dead…”! Classic Rock magazine have managed to outdo themselves with another Deep Purple cover for their April 2017 edition.  It also features a cover mounted CD which includes the two singles, rare and (one) exclusive live tracks and some deleted b-sides, all from the current and recent albums.  Thanks for the heads up from John McEvoy.
Our DTB discography gnomes are busy compiling a database of all the tracks as I’m sure I am not the only one who is hopelessly confused by what’s out there in the fabulous zooniverse we now inhabit.

In the meantime to save my tired fingers (blasting through the Machine Head book chapters all week!) Tim Summers has sent us the back cover which details all the track origins.  So the only thing you can’t get elsewhere is a rendition of Black Night from Italy.  I do like the little paragraph on the back telling you where to send unwanted CDs for recycling….

We will be reviewing the album next week, stay tuned.

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Flying Colors Live set

September 3, 2013

There’s a live album out in October by Flying Colors, the occasional splinter group featuring Steve Morse and friends. More details on the site here, and the release can be ordered through DTBOnline as 2CD, DVD or Bluray.

More paper sleeve reissues

February 10, 2012

Japanese deep purple paper sleeve issuesAnother cache of those mini paper sleeve reissues detailed on our review pages. Still not sure why they call them paper though! Click the image to read more.