Deep Purple have a long and colourful career
that goes back to 1968, 45 years ago. Originally released in 1990, "Slaves And
Masters” represents an interesting and unique period in the band’s eventful
In 1984 the legendary "Mark 2” line-up of Ian
Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice reformed for
the first time since 1973 for the world conquering "Perfect Strangers” album,
followed in 1987 by "The House Of Blue Light”. But in 1989 there was the shock
announcement that Gillan had been replaced by Blackmore and Glover’s former
Rainbow band mate and singer, Joe Lynn Turner.
The result was their first album for Sony
Music’s RCA label, "Slaves And Masters”, a strong but soulful, melodic hard
rock record, though somewhat misunderstood at the time, stands proudly
alongside Deep Purple and Ritchie Blackmore’s other recorded output.
The 16 page booklet features a 3,500 word
essay telling the story of the album, and features many rare images and
memorabilia, with initial pressings in a strictly limited edition digipak.
Also included are three bonus tracks; the
single edits for ‘King Of Dreams’ and ‘Love Conquers All’, plus the non-album
b-side ‘Slow Down Sister’.
Release Date: 22/07/2013
Our Price: £9.95
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