Deep Purple to Reissue ‘Slaves and Masters’
Last month, we told you that Deep Purple will be reissuing 10 albums from their catalog throughout 2013. The first of which, ‘Live in Paris 1975,’ is due to hit stores on Jan. 29. The second, ‘Slaves and Masters,’ will be released a week later, on Feb. 5.
Released in 1990, ‘Slaves and Masters’ features the Mark V lineup, where guitarist Ritchie Blackmore rejoined the band and brought in Joe Lynn Turner, who had sang with Blackmore in Rainbow from 1980-84, to replace Ian Gillan. ‘Slaves and Masters’ was Turner’s only album with Deep Purple. Gillan would return in late-1992, making it the second reunion of their most famous lineup, the Mark II.
The reissue of ‘Slaves and Masters’ includes two bonus tracks, the radio edit of the single, ‘Love Conquers All’ and its B-side, ‘Slow Down Sister.’ The album only reached No. 87, the lowest chart position in the U.S. for a Deep Purple album since 1970, but hit No. 5 in Switzerland, where it went gold.
Meanwhile, you can now hear samples of ‘Live in Paris 1975′ over at Amazon U.K. The concert was the final show of the Mark III lineup. Blackmore had already formed Rainbow and would be replaced by Tommy Bolin.
Deep Purple will release a new album on April 30, 2013.