The Purple Album - Special Gold Edition: 2CD + BluRay


Release Date: 13 October, 2023

David 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 and Roll Hall of Famers before embarking on his musical journey a few years later with his band, Whitesnake. Coverdale is celebrating the 50th anniversary of his Deep Purple debut this year with a special version of The Purple Album, Whitesnake’s tribute to his three-year tenure with the legendary group. 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 2-CD/Blu-ray version of THE PURPLE ALBUM: SPECIAL 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. Recorded in 1972 with his former band, The Fabulosa Brothers, the reel-to-reel tape was extensively restored after Coverdale stumbled upon it among his late mother’s belongings. In the album’s liner notes, Coverdale says: “I had no idea my Mam had the tape…For me, to open my Mam’s trunk of personal items, 30 years after her passing, was a gift from Heaven.” The collection also features several demos Coverdale recorded while working on songs for Deep Purple’s 1974 album Stormbringer.

CD1 - 2023 Remix

1. Burn
2. Lay Down, Stay Down
3. Love Child
4. Holy Man
5. The Gypsy
6. Lady Double Dealer
7. Might Just Take Your Life
8. Mistreated
9. Stormbringer
10. Sail Away (Interpolating “Elegy For Jon”) 
11. You Keep On Moving – featuring the Hook City Strings
12. Lady Luck
13. Coming Home
14. You Fool No One (Interpolating “Itchy Fingers”) Dedicated in loving memory to Jeff Beck 
15. Soldier Of Fortune

CD2 - The Purple Tour Five Live
1. Burn
2. The Gypsy
3. Mistreated
4. You Fool No One
5. Soldier Of Fortune
Alternative Mixes
6.Holy Man (Unzipped) *
7. Stormbringer (Punch In The Nuts Mix) *
8. Love Child (Alternate Mix) *
9. Soldier Of Fortune – featuring Joel Hoekstra & The Hook City Strings *
10. Soldier Of Fortune – featuring The Hook City Strings *
11. Soldier Of Fortune (Instrumental) – featuring The Hook City Strings *
The 1972 DC Purple Audition Tape Featuring The Fabulosa Brothers
12. Everybody’s Talkin *
13. Get Ready *
14. Lonely Town, Lonely Street *
15. Dancing In The Street *
16. 1974 DC Demo Ideas For The Stormbringer Album *

Blu-ray - Purple Music Videos
1. Lady Double Dealer
2. Stormbringer
3. Sail Away
4. Soldier Of Fortune
5. The Gypsy
6. Soldier Of Fortune – featuring Joel Hoekstra & The Hook City Strings* 
7. Soldier Of Fortune – featuring The Hook City Strings*
Purplesnake Videos
8. Lay Down, Stay Down”*
9. Holy Man*
10. You Keep On Moving*
11. You Fool No One*
Live Clips
12. Burn – Live “Atlantis” Video
13. Burn/Stormbringer – Live In The Still Of The Night
14. Soldier Of Fortune – Starkers In Tokyo
The Purple Tour Five Live
15. Burn
16. The Gypsy
17. Mistreated
18. You Fool No One
19. Soldier Of Fortune
20. The Purple Album: Behind The Scenes*
21. The Purple   Album: Song-By-Song*

* Previously Unreleased

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