LOS ANGELES – When Stone Temple Pilots returned to the studio in 1994 to record the band’s second album, the quartet was facing the high expectations set by its debut Core (1992), which sold more than eight million copies and earned a Grammy® Award. The release of Purple on June 7, 1994 would cement their place as one of the definitive bands of their generation as the album debuted at #1 on the Billboard album chart on its way to selling more than six million copies.
Today – on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the album’s debut – Rhino announces the upcoming release of a newly remastered version of Purple that is expanded with rare and unreleased studio and live recordings.
PURPLE: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on September 13. The 3-CD/1-LP set includes a newly remastered 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. On the same day, the music will be made available both digitally and as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition.