(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Studio albums “Machine Head“ (1972), “Who Do We Think We Are?“ (1973), “Burn“ (1974), “Stormbringer” (1974), and “Come Taste The Band“ (1975) will receive brand new re-issue treatment. Also to be included are the historic live packages “Made In Japan“ (1972), “Made In Europe“ (1976), and “Last Concert In Japan“ (1977).
All albums have been sourced from new digital transfers of the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios, and cut to heavyweight 180-gram purple vinyl. Artwork has been faithfully replicated to match the original pressings in conjunction with the band. All vinyl albums also come with download codes.
DEEP PURPLE drummer Ian Paice comments:
“These albums were recorded in the ‘analog age,’ that is before digital CDs. We went from recording tape to master cutting room to pressing plant, all of these mechanical processes, and its right that the listener should have the choice to listen to them via another mechanical process. By placing a needle on an ‘album’ on a turntable.“
All albums will be released on September 7th. There are two pre-order options available now: