Thursday, October 31, 2013

Deep Purple: Limited edition box set to feature four classic albums

Four classic Deep Purple albums are getting the box set treatement with the November 13th release of “The Audio Fidelity Collection 1970-1973.”

The first box set from Audio Fidelity features 24 Karat Gold CDs of “In Rock” (1970), “Machine Head” (1971), “Fireball” (1972) and “Who Do We Think We Are” (1973).

The package includes the original booklets containing original album art work, historical photos and original 12" album labels, and will feature the remastering done by engineer Steve Hoffman when the individual CDs were previously issued by Audio Fidelity.

"They have been unavailable for five years," says Audio Fidelity president Marshall Blonstein, "and since then we've had numerous requests from customers to 'reissue the reissue.' So we decided to offer them again, but in this special boxed-set edition."

The sturdy slip case container will be a silver design with the Deep Purple name and the heavy metal studs individually embossed. The limited edition collection boxes will be individually numbered and reserved to 5000 units.

“The Audio Fidelity Collection 1970-1973” features the legendary second lineup of Deep Purple, which originally formed in 1967 in Hertfordshire, north of London. By 1970, the pioneering hard-rock/metal quintet consisted of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, vocalist Ian Gillan, keyboardist Jon Lord, bassist Roger Glover and drummer Ian Paice.

Originally issued in the US by Warner Bros. Records, the four albums represent the band at the peak of its popularity and creative powers. The double-platinum “Machine Head” reached #7 on Billboard's Top Albums chart, while the other three were all certified Gold.

Deep Purple are among the nominees recently announced for the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and are currently on tour in support of their latest album, “NOW What?!”

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