Whitesnake The Purple Album: Special Gold Edition

Whitesnake The Purple Album: Special Gold Edition

David Coverdale Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of His Deep Purple Debut

2-CD/Blu-ray Set Arriving October 13 Features Unreleased Music, Including The 1972 Demo That Earned Coverdale’s Place In Deep Purple

2-LP Gold-Vinyl Version Of The Newly Remixed And Remastered Album Available The Same Day

David Coverdale’s Golden Journey: From Deep Purple to Whitesnake

In 1973, a young and budding 21-year-old David Coverdale made his mark in the music world by joining the iconic band, Deep Purple. This was just the beginning of his illustrious career. After creating three timeless albums with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Coverdale introduced the world to his own band, Whitesnake.

Fast forward to today, and we’re celebrating the golden 50th anniversary of Coverdale’s debut with Deep Purple. To mark this milestone, a special edition of The Purple Album is set to release. This album, originally from 2015, is Whitesnake’s homage to Coverdale’s memorable years with Deep Purple. The refreshed version boasts a remix, remaster, and even some never-before-heard tracks, including the very demo that began Coverdale’s journey with Deep Purple.

Set your reminders for October 13, as THE PURPLE ALBUM: SPECIAL GOLD EDITION will be available in a 2-CD/Blu-ray set and a shimmering 2-LP gold vinyl set. Pre-order your copy now. And for those who can’t wait, the remix of “Burn” is out for digital consumption.

The Purple Album saw Coverdale collaborate with talents like Reb Beach, Michael Devin, Joel Hoekstra, and Tommy Aldridge. Together, they breathed new life into classics from Burn, Stormbringer, and Come Taste The Band, giving fans fresh renditions of hits like “Lay Down Stay Down” and “Lady Double Dealer.”

But that’s not all. The 2-CD/Blu-ray edition is packed with live recordings, concert visuals from The Purple Tour, official music videos, and a treasure trove of unreleased content. Dive deep into the making of the album with behind-the-scenes footage and Coverdale’s personal commentary on each track.

A highlight of this collection is the four-song demo from 1972, recorded by Coverdale with The Fabulosa Brothers. This demo was Coverdale’s ticket into Deep Purple. Rediscovered among his late mother’s possessions, Coverdale recalls in the album’s liner notes, “Finding the tape in my Mam’s trunk, 30 years after she left us, felt like a gift from above.” The collection also unveils demos from Coverdale’s time crafting songs for Deep Purple’s 1974 album, Stormbringer.

Join us in celebrating David Coverdale’s incredible journey from his Deep Purple days to his Whitesnake era. This special edition album is a testament to his enduring legacy in the world of rock.

THE PURPLE ALBUM: SPECIAL GOLD EDITION
2-CD/Blu-ray Track Listing

CD One: 2023 Remix
“Burn”
“Lay Down, Stay Down”
“Love Child”
“Holy Man”
“The Gypsy”
“Lady Double Dealer”
“Might Just Take Your Life”
“Mistreated”
“Stormbringer”
“Sail Away” (Interpolating “Elegy For Jon”)
“You Keep On Moving” – featuring the Hook City Strings
“Lady Luck”
“Coming Home”
“You Fool No One” (Interpolating “Itchy Fingers”) Dedicated in loving memory to Jeff Beck
“Soldier Of Fortune”

CD Two
The Purple Tour Five Live
“Burn”
“The Gypsy”
“Mistreated”
“You Fool No One”
“Soldier Of Fortune”
Alternative Mixes
“Holy Man” (Unzipped) *
“Stormbringer” (Punch In The Nuts Mix) *
“Love Child” (Alternate Mix) *
“Soldier Of Fortune” – featuring Joel Hoekstra & The Hook City Strings *
“Soldier Of Fortune” – featuring The Hook City Strings *
“Soldier Of Fortune” (Instrumental) – featuring The Hook City Strings *
The 1972 DC Purple Audition Tape Featuring The Fabulosa Brothers
“Everybody’s Talkin’” *
“Get Ready” *
“Lonely Town, Lonely Street” *
“Dancing In The Street” *

1974 DC Demo Ideas For The Stormbringer Album *

Blu-ray
Purple Music Videos
“Lady Double Dealer”
“Stormbringer”
“Sail Away”
“Soldier Of Fortune”
“The Gypsy”
“Soldier Of Fortune” – featuring Joel Hoekstra & The Hook City Strings*
“Soldier Of Fortune” – featuring The Hook City Strings*
Purplesnake Videos
“Lay Down, Stay Down”*
“Holy Man”*
“You Keep On Moving”*
“You Fool No One”*
Live Clips
“Burn” – Live “Atlantis” Video
“Burn/Stormbringer” – Live In The Still Of The Night
“Soldier Of Fortune” – Starkers In Tokyo
The Purple Tour Five Live
“Burn”
“The Gypsy”
“Mistreated”
“You Fool No One”
“Soldier Of Fortune”

The Purple Album: Behind The Scenes*
The Purple Album: Song-By-Song*
* Previously Unreleased

THE PURPLE ALBUM: SPECIAL GOLD EDITION
2-LP Track Listing

LP One
Side One
“Burn”
“Lay Down, Stay Down”
“Love Child”
“Holy Man”

Side Two
“The Gypsy”
“Lady Double Dealer”
“Might Just Take Your Life”
“Coming Home”

LP Two
Side One
“Stormbringer”
“Sail Away” (Interpolating “Elegy For Jon”)
“You Keep On Moving”
“Lady Luck”

Side Two
“Mistreated”
“You Fool No One” (Interpolating “Itchy Fingers”) Dedicated in loving memory to Jeff Beck
“Soldier Of Fortune”

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