DEEP PURPLE | SLAVES AND MASTERS/ THE DELUXE EDITION
Since 1968, Deep Purple has been one of the finest iconic bands in all of rock music. While delivering a plethora of top selling albums and sold out tours year after year, the quintet has been a mainstay and quite frankly a force that its fans could always count on. Even with its several legendary line-ups over the years, the consistency of each of its important members has been nothing more than extraordinary, which leads us to the brilliant Slaves And Masters album from 1990. Featuring the Mark V line up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, the late Jon Lord, Roger Glover and new addition hard rocker Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Fandango), Slaves and Masters was a nice way to kick in a new decade with this one time configuration. Most notably hard rocking tracks like Fire In The Basement, King Of Dreams and the international hit power ballad Love Conquers All helped make this a much played album at rock radio from day one of its release. Even through all their well-documented changes over the years, Deep Purple as reigning kings of hard rock and heavy metal shined through on this album. It’s easy to hear why... the familiarity of the band was still there with its guitar shredding maestro Ritchie Blackmore, the powerful drum sound of Ian Paice, Jon Lord’s iconic keyboard work, Roger Glover’s slammin’ bass, and Joe Lynn Turner’s hard rockin’ vocals, Slaves And Masters was a winning affair. Friday Music has been reissuing most of Deep Purple’s catalog for several years, and it is our pleasure to continue that tradition with the wonderful Slaves And Masters/The Deluxe Edition. The hard rockin’ nine song masterwork is now expanded with two rarities Slow Down Sister (B side of Love Conquers All 12” & 45) and the hard to find 45 edit of Love Conquers All as well as including rare RCA label memorabilia to enhance your listening experience. Rock on!