Deep Purple to Release Remastered 'Live in Paris 1975' Album in January

Deep Purple, who have already announced a new studio album due in April 2013, also will be digging through their past, reissuing 10 classic albums over the course of the new year.

The reissues will be begin January 29, when Live In Paris 1975 is released as a double CD. The album has been digitally remixed and re-mastered from the original multi-track recordings.

The show, which was recorded April 17, 1975, at the Palais des Sports in Paris, was the band's last concert with Ritchie Blackmore, who was leaving Deep Purple to form Rainbow. Blackmore, would, of course, return to Deep Purple for Perfect Strangers several years later, finally exiting the band for good in 1993.

Blackmore, vocalist David Coverdale, bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice roared on classics like “Burn,” “Stormbringer,” “Highway Star,” “Space Truckin’” and "Smoke On The Water.”

The new studio album and Live In Paris 1975 will be released via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.