Label Withdraws DEEP PURPLE Live Album

Reuters reports that Sony BMG has withdrawn a DEEP PURPLE album after complaints from lead singer Ian Gillan that it had been released without his knowledge, a spokesman for the label said on Tuesday.

He said the company had distributed about 2,000 copies of the recording of the rock band's live concert in the English city of Birmingham in 1993 in a small-scale re-release.

"We've withdrawn that album and tried to find out how a member of the band was not aware of its release," the spokesman said, adding that it was released about six weeks ago.

"We are taking it off our sales platforms and trying to get back what there is out there. The CD has been out before in 1993, when it was sanctioned by the band."

Gillan told the BBC earlier on Tuesday that tensions within the band had led to a performance in Birmingham which he described as "awful".

"It was one of the lowest points of my life — all of our lives, actually," he told BBC Radio 4's "Today" program.

Read the entire article at Reuters.


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