Details for ya: The book is 20% bigger than the first one, close to 300 pages, stuffed with photos of the band and other memorabilia shots but mostly, yeah, a lot of text, featuring tons of previously unused interview footage from my many chats with the guys, to the point where this is almost an oral history. In addition to the Purple prose, there's bits about side-projects, the intro necessities about Gillan, Rainbow, Sabbath and Whitesnake, plus cool trivia from Nick Blagona, Thom Panunzio, Candice Night, Frank Morgan, and Stuart Smith (you'll get it when ya get it!).

My aim with this thing, first and foremost, is to convert y'all to the joys of the Steve Morse era of the band, but of course, we've got lots to talk about with respect to Perfect Strangers, The House Of Blue Light, Slaves And Masters and The Battle Rages On... as well. Plus there's lots of tour talk, details around the various live albums and bust-ups, a bit on the Concerto live album, plus of course, stories about Ritchie's séances and practical jokes!

What you get is my usual format - one chapter per album, every song examined. Plus the Rory Fiorito cover design matches up nicely with last year's Gettin' Tighter: Deep Purple '68–'76. They look pretty swell together - 550 pages on Purple, and proudly, tons of it untapped talk from my interview archive.

Books will be signed by me to you, so make clear if it's a Christmas present or whatever! One drag, given its 300 page heft, this no longer fits through this plastic mylar thing at Canada Post and thus has to go as "small packet" rather than "light packet" so the shipping cost is way jacked - sorry.

Price including shipping:

US orders
$35.00
US funds
Int'l orders
(surface mail)
$37.00
US funds
Int'l orders
(air mail)
$44.00 US
funds
Canadian orders
$36.00
Cdn. funds


PayPal payments happily accepted! Direct funds to martinp@inforamp.net.

Now available as an eBook for the low price of $9.99!
Includes a bonus section of my Collector's Guide reviews of the relevant albums.

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Or... send payment to (personal check in US funds, cash, or INTERNATIONAL money order):
Martin Popoff
P.O. Box 65208, 358 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4K 2Z2
 

 
*Money orders: For my US friends, PLEASE, if you go this route (and you don’t have to – checks in US funds is fine), make sure you get an INTERNATIONAL money order, and not the DOMESTIC one that says in big red letters: “Negotiable in U.S. and possessions only.” Ha ha... I’ve had to mail more than a few of those back to y’all.
 
Note: Nice savings on shipping can be had if you take a few things. Just email me for a quote. I usually cut some nice slack on multiple orders.