Stone Temple Pilots – PURPLE 25th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition



3-CD/1-LP Set Features Newly Remastered Version Of Multi-Platinum Album

With Unreleased Studio And Live Recordings;

Available From Rhino On September 13


The Previously Unreleased “Big Empty (Acoustic Version)” Is Available Now Digitally

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.


On the eve of the 25th anniversary of the album’s debut – Rhino announced 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 for $64.98. 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. The previously unreleased acoustic version of “Big Empty” is now available digitally. Click here is listen now.


A limited edition bundle of the PURPLE: SUPER DELUXE EDITON is now available to pre-order at which includes a bonus replica 7-inch vinyl single of “Interstate Love Song” that was originally released in the UK 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 23, 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”).


Stone Temple Pilots tour Europe throughout June 2019. The band will then launch a co-headlining U.S. tour with Rival Sons on September 13 in Baltimore that will see the two bands performing on intimate stages including The Met Philadelphia, Ford Amphitheater in New York City, The Fillmore New Orleans and more, before wrapping October 9 in San Diego. Please see full itinerary below.



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

  1. “Pretty Penny” – Acoustic Version *
  2. “Kitchenware & Candybars” – Acoustic Version *
  3. “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

Included with preorder, limited edition of 1,000 units


Side 1

“Interstate Love Song”


Side 2

“Lounge Fly”


Stone Temple Pilots and Rival Sons 2019 Tour Dates

Friday, September 13, 2019Baltimore, MDMECU Pavilion
Sunday, September 15, 2019Asbury Park, NJStone Pony Summer Stage
Thursday, September 19, 2019Philadelphia, PAThe Met Philadelphia
Sunday, September 22, 2019New York, NYFord Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
Wednesday, September 25, 2019Chicago, ILAragon Ballroom
Friday, September 27, 2019Detroit, MIMichigan Lottery Amphitheater At Freedom Hill
Sunday, September 29, 2019New Orleans, LAThe Fillmore New Orleans
Tuesday, October 01, 2019Houston, TXRevention Music Center
Thursday, October 03, 2019Irving, TXThe Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Sunday, October 06, 2019Las Vegas, NVThe Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Tuesday, October 08, 2019Phoenix, AZComerica Theatre
Wednesday, October 09, 2019San Diego, CACal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!