Darker Than Blue News Round Up – 9 – Nov 2011

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DTB • Intensely busy period at DTB, with a number of new releases all hitting the streets on the same week. We’ve been shipping the Deep Purple BBC Sessions (both formats), Montreux 2011 (two video formats), the monster Whitesnake box and the Colin Hart biography, with New Live & Rare vinyl going out as well (yes, it’s arrived at long last). The vinyl box sets needed very carefully packaging, and this did delay them by a day or two, as we figured customers would prefer this to them arriving sooner but biffed. Astonishingly EMI shipped the Whitesnake boxes loose inside card outers, and 50% of our stock arrived damaged and had to be replaced.

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Classic Rock on Rhythm (via Music Fan)

Many international acts are hard to find on Rhythm Music Store due to various licencing restrictions, however there are a number of classic rock songs that can be found. Here is a list of some of my favourites in no particular order; please note that quite often they are live versions or updated re-recordings. Pinball Wizard – The Who The Ghost Of Tom Joad – Bruce Springsteen Like A Rolling Stone – Jimi Hendrix Ball and Chain – Janis Joplin Comfo … Read More

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Darker Than Blue News Update June 16 2011 (via darker than blue)

Darker Than Blue News Update June 16 2011 A little late with the latest DTB News Update; we had builders descend on us again last week to gut the old bathroom. Seeing as the fittings dated from 1967 some might say about time, but if the previous owner hadn’t scoured the life out of them, I’d be putting them back! Sadly though re-enamelling the old bath was going to cost hundreds, and involve a journey down to the Aga factory in Birmingham. Anyhow, they’re having the day off today while t … Read More

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For Group With Orchestra (via darker than blue)

For Group With Orchestra With their usual lack of proper PR, the Deep Purple Orchestral Tour has sort of just emerged without any real attempt to big it up in the press at all, which seems a shame. It now looks as if most of the shows during 2011 will take this format, building on Ian Gillan’s occasional shows fronting an orchestra during 2009/10. That there is confusion is clear from the enquiries we had from North America asking if the band were doing The Concerto. We … Read More

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BBC Sessions (via darker than blue)

The Complete BBC Sessions

BBC Sessions UPDATE 2 • EMI have managed to sort out a deal with the owner of two of the unissued sessions. It is likely that there will be a Various Artists BBC Sessions set which will include one or two of the Deep Purple tracks, and this may reach the shops before the full DP set. So unless you really cannot wait, our advice is to hang on for the full CD (though the V/A set may be interesting for other bands). As for the In Concerts, Abbey Road are going t … Read More

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