Deep Purple fans getting pumped for the band's upcoming co-headlining North American tour with Judas Priest can whet their appetites with a limited edition reissue of classic 70's era albums. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will release a combination of eight remastered studio albums and live titles, recorded between 1972 – 1977 in purple vinyl on Sept. 7 via UMG.
Blabbermouth reports on July 23 that the legendary British rockers dropped the news on Monday as they wrap up their current Long Good-Bye Tour of Europe. The collection includes five studio albums, including Machine Head, Who Do We Think We Are?, Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band along with the live releases Made in Japan, Made in Europe and Last Concert in Japan.
The LPs have been remastered in London at Abbey Road Studios, using digital transfers of the original masters and are pressed on heavy 180g vinyl. Each title includes a replica of the original sleeve artwork and can be ordered separately or as 8-LP collection.
Deep Purple will wrap up their tour of Europe in continued support of their 2017 studio album Infinite on July 23 in Rattvik, Sweden, at Dalhalla. After a short break, the “Smoke on the Water” hitmakers will kick off their North American trek with Judas Priest on Aug. 21 in Cincinnati at Riverbend Music Center. The summer romp includes a big stop on Sept. 23 at Denver's Pepsi Center and will conclude Sept. 30 in Wheatland, Calif., at Toyota Amphitheatre.