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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.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.