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 7th, 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.

Purple: Super Deluxe Edition will be available on September 13th for $64.98 via Rhino. 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.

A limited-edition bundle of the Purple: Super Deluxe Edition is available to pre-order at which includes a bonus replica seven-inch vinyl single of Interstate Love Song that was originally released in the U.K. in 1994. This exclusive bundle is limited to 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 Interstate Love Song and Vasoline — which both topped the Mainstream Rock chart in 1994.

Purple: Super Deluxe Edition explores 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 the Beach Boys originally recorded in 1965.

Purple: Super Deluxe Edition closes with a previously unreleased recording of the band’s August 23rd, 1994 concert in New Haven, Connecticut. The electrifying 17-song performance captures the band in top form with both electric and acoustic sets, featuring 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 Remaster

1.  Meat Plow 
2.  Vasoline 
3.  Lounge Fly 
4.  Interstate Love Song 
5.  Still Remains 
6.  Pretty Penny 
7.  Silvergun Superman 
8.  Big Empty 
9.  Unglued 
10. Army Ants 
11. Kitchenware & Candybars

Disc Two: Early Versions, Demos & Acoustic

1.  Meat Plow – Early Version * 
2.  Interstate Love Song – Early Version * 
3.  Big Empty – Acoustic Version * 
4.  Unglued – Demo * 
5.  Army Ants – Demo * 
6.  Kitchenware & Candybars – Demo * 
7.  Dancing Days 
8.  She Knows Me Too Well – Demo * 
9.  Interstate Love Song – Acoustic Version * (Live At KROQ Acoustic Christmas 1994) 
10. Pretty Penny – Acoustic Version * 
11. Kitchenware & Candybars – Acoustic Version * 
12. Christmastime Is Here – Acoustic Version *

Disc Three: Live at New Haven Vererans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT, August 23, 1994:

1.  Vasoline * 
2.  Silvergun Superman * 
3.  Crackerman * 
4.  Lounge Fly * 
5.  Meat Plow * 
6.  Still Remains * 
7.  Gypsy Davy * 
8.  Pretty Penny * 
9.  Creep * 
10. Andy Warhol * 
11. Army Ants * 
12. Big Empty * 
13. Interstate Love Song * 
14. Plush * 
15. Unglued * 
16. Dead & Bloated * 
17. Sex Type Thing *
* previously unreleased

Bonus Interstate Love Song 7-inch

Side 1:

1. Interstate Love Song

Side 2:

1. Lounge Fly

Stone Temple Pilots will be heading out on the road, co-headling a tour with Rivals Sons, starting September 13th in Baltimore, MD and winding down in San Diego, CA on October 9th. To see entire tour itinerary, please click here.

Listen to a live version of Interstate Love Song, and an acoustic version of Big Empty, from the 25th-anniversary edition of Purple, below.

6 Responses

    1. My 2nd favorite band from the 90’s, right behind Alice In Chains! Hey Dana, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And many, many more!! Cheers!! 🙂

    2. Super talented man with a lot of demons……ashame….may he RIP.

      Happy Belated Birthday Dana – thank you for all you do.

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