Celebrate 25 years of ‘Purple’ with Super Deluxe Edition
In 1994 as the Stone Temple Pilots returned to the studio to record their second album, they faced a high bar set by their debut album Core. The release of Purple on June 7, 1994 would cement their place as one of the definitive bands of their generation.
The 3-CD/1-LP set (available on September 13th) will include a newly re-mastered version of the original studio album on both CD and vinyl, plus unreleased versions of album tracks and rarities, along with an unreleased full concert recording from 1994. Also on the same day, the album will be made available both digitally and as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition.
A previously unreleased acoustic version of “Big Empty” is now available digitally. Click here to listen now.
A limited edition bundle of the Purple: Super Deluxe Edition is now available to pre-order and includes a bonus replica 7-inch vinyl single of “Interstate Love Song” that was originally released in the UK in 1994. This exclusive bundle will be limited to just a 1,000 copies.
Scott Weiland, Dean DeLeo, Robert DeLeo and Eric Kretz recorded most of Purple in Atlanta with producer Brendan O’Brien. The album features some of the group’s most iconic tracks, including the afore mentioned “Interstate Love Song” and “Vasoline”.
The Super Deluxe Edition set will explore the making of the album with a mix of unreleased music that includes demos (“Unglued” and “Army Ants”) and early versions of album tracks (“Meat Plow” and “Interstate Love Song”), plus acoustic recordings (“Big Empty”). The collection also features three unreleased live performances from the 1994 KROQ Acoustic Christmas show, including a version of “Christmastime Is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Perhaps the biggest surprise of the new collection, however, is STP’s previously unreleased demo of “She Knows Me Too Well”, a song originally recorded by the Beach Boys in 1965. The set will then close with a previously unreleased recording of the band’s August 23, 1994 concert in New Haven, Connecticut. The 17-song performance features 10 songs from Purple along with hits from Core (“Plush” and “Sex Type Thing”) and covers (David Bowie’s “Andy Warhol” and Woody Guthrie’s “Gypsy Davy”).
Purple: Super Deluxe Edition
3CD/1LP Track Listing:
Disc One: Purple 2019 Re-master
Interstate Love Song
Kitchenware & Candybars
Disc Two: Early Versions, Demos & Acoustic
Meat Plow – Early Version *
Interstate Love Song – Early Version *
Big Empty – Acoustic Version *
Unglued” – Demo *
Army Ants – Demo *
Kitchenware & Candybars – Demo *
She Knows Me Too Well – Demo *
Interstate Love Song – Acoustic Version *
Live At KROQ Acoustic Christmas 1994
Pretty Penny – Acoustic Version *
Kitchenware & Candybars – Acoustic Version *
Christmastime Is Here – Acoustic Version *
Disc Three: Live at New Haven Vererans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT, August 23, 1994
Silvergun Superman *
Lounge Fly *
Meat Plow *
Still Remains *
Gypsy Davy *
Pretty Penny *
Andy Warhol *
Army Ants *
Big Empty *
Interstate Love Song *
Dead & Bloated *
Sex Type Thing *
* previously unreleased
Bonus “Interstate Love Song” 7-inch
Included with the pre-order, limited edition of 1,000 units.
Side 1 – Interstate Love Song
Side 2 – Lounge Fly
The Stone Temple Pilots are set to tour Europe throughout June 2019. The band will then launch a co-headlining U.S. tour with Rival Sons on September 13th in Baltimore. The two bands will perform at The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheatre in New York City, The Fillmore New Orleans and more, before then wrapping October 9th in San Diego.
Please see full itinerary below.
Stone Temple Pilots European Tour Dates 2019
Wed 12th June, O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
Thurs 13th June, O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
Sat 15th June, Download Festival, Donington, UK
Mon 17th June, Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany
Wed 19th June, Grona Lund Tivoli, Stockholm, Sweden
Thurs 20th June, Copenhell Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark
Fri 21st June, Graspop Metal Meeting, Dessel, Belgium
Sun 23rd June, Hellfest Festival, Clisson, France
Tues 25th June, Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
Wed 26th June, Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
Thurs 27th June, Konzertfabrik Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
Sat 29th June, Download Festival, Madrid, Spain
Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons 2019 Tour Dates
Friday, September 13, 2019 Baltimore, MD MECU Pavilion
Sunday, September 15, 2019 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony Summer Stage
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Philadelphia, PA The Met Philadelphia
Sunday, September 22, 2019 New York, NY Ford Amphitheatre at Coney Island Boardwalk
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Chicago, IL Aragon Ballroom
Friday, September 27, 2019 Detroit, MI Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre At Freedom Hill
Sunday, September 29, 2019 New Orleans, LA The Fillmore New Orleans
Tuesday, October 01, 2019 Houston, TX Revention Music Center
Thursday, October 03, 2019 Irving, TX The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sunday, October 06, 2019 Las Vegas, NV The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Wednesday, October 09, 2019 San Diego, CA Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
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