Whitesnake have announced a special gold edition of The Purple Album in tribute to Deep Purple former lead singer David Coverdale‘s three-year tenure with the legendary group. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of his Deep Purple debut.
Coverdale was a relatively unknown 21-year-old singer-songwriter when he joined Deep Purple in 1973. He went on to record three classic albums alongside the Rock & Roll Hall of Famers before embarking on his musical journey a few years later with his band, Whitesnake.
This newly remixed, remastered, and expanded edition of the 2015 album features previously unreleased recordings, including the very demo that secured Coverdale’s spot with Deep Purple.
The Purple Album: Special Gold Edition arrives on October 13 as a 2-CD/Blu-ray set and a 2-LP set on resplendent gold vinyl. Both versions are available to pre-order at https://rhino.lnk.to/TPASGE.
The 2-CD/Blu-ray version of the Gold Edition goes beyond the original with the addition of live recordings and concert videos from The Purple Tour (“The Gypsy,” “Mistreated”), official music videos (“Sail Away,” “You Fool No One”), and an assortment of previously unreleased material, including six alternate mixes of album tracks. The Blu-ray also offers a behind-the-scenes look at the album’s making and a song-by-song commentary by Coverdale.
An exciting addition to the upcoming collection is the four-song demo Coverdale submitted to Deep Purple, hoping to become the band’s next singer.
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