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3rd January 2017

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The new Deep Purple studio album, 'inFinite', is out on April 7th via earMUSIC and we can now reveal the formats the highly anticipated opus will be available in.

* CD
* CD + DVD
* Double Vinyl + DVD
* Small Fan Box
* Large Fan Box

'Time For Bedlam', the first single which was revealed late last year, is available as instant grat as part of the digital album pre-order, as well as on all streaming platforms. A limited edition 'Time For Bedlam' EP with extra songs not available on 'inFinite' plus unreleased recordings will be available from February 3rd.

The Large Fan Box will include the 2LP, CD, DVD, plus three 10" singles and a t-shirt. The 'Time For Bedlam' EP will include the following:

Time For Bedlam
Paradise Bar
Uncommon Man (instrumental)
Hip Boots (Ian Paice rehearsal version)

A documentary movie, witnessing the songwriting process and the recording of the album with producer Bob Ezrin, has been produced, and the movie will be included in some editions of the album, as above, and it will be presented before release in various fan events worldwide.

Purple have also released the following two trailers for 'inFinite', which can be pre-ordered at Amazon right here.

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Last year Purple were announced as one of the Hellfest 2017 headliners (here), and also announced a 2017 UK tour, dates as above.

Tickets are on sale now right here.


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A strictly limited edition (300 only), hardback 128 page book, individually numbered and signed by the author and housed in a sturdy flight case including four A4 frameable prints chronicling Deep Purple's huge day out at Knebworth on 22nd June 1985 was released on December 9th and there are just twenty copies remaining.

This hardback 128 page book was a strictly limited edition of 300 with each one individually numbered and signed by the author. Complete with a sturdy flight case this special item also comes with four A4 frameable prints reproduced on quality 400gsm premium board. The book contains a foreword by Roger Glover.

Deep Purple came to an end in 1976 but MkII reunited in 1984 for the 'Perfect Strangers' album and toured America and Japan before reaching Europe in June 1985.

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They played four sold out shows in Sweden, two large festivals in Germany, three gigs in France and many more around the continent, however in their homeland fans had to settle for just one open-air concert at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire.

It was the wettest June day since records began but for the 75,000 who attended it was an experience to savour, with many too young to have seen Purple in the seventies, witnessing them for the first time.

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'For One Night Only' is a celebration of that day, based around the huge number of previously unpublished photos of the event, including images from Pete Still and George Bodnar whose photos were used on Purple's official 'In The Absence Of Pink' album, which was recorded at Knebworth 85.

According to then-Sounds photographer Tony Mottram, who had braved the weather all day, just prior to Purple taking the stage, they were all moved from the press pit. Fortunately it didn't deter the photographers too much and whilst some took photos from further back, Alan Perry had wormed his way into the front of the crowd to take his shots.

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Mick Gregory however was fortunate enough to be allowed to stand on Jon Lord's side of the stage and his photos offer a different perspective.

'For One Night Only' also looks at the build up and the aftermath with the story told by Purple aficionado Jerry Bloom. Drawing on interviews and memories from the band and crew it also includes personal recollections from the photographers, the band, the fans and much more.

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All purchasers of 'For One Night Only' can enter a competition to list all the Deep Purple song titles that can be found in the introductory chapter of the text and the first three successful entrants will win a 50% refund on the book price.

Considering used ticket stubs for the gig are often sold on eBay for £20 or more, we feel that this is a superb opportunity to own what will inevitably become a collector's item in its own right.

These last twenty copies will sell quickly and once they are gone that's it, the book is out of print so order now and get it delivered before Christmas. Just click the 'Buy Now' button here.


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