Purple is the second studio album released by the Stone Temple Pilots. The album, building off the foundations laid by the band's debut album Core, was a huge success for the band, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and remaining there for three weeks, eventually selling over six million copies. It spawned a number of successful singles — "Vasoline", and "Interstate Love Song" both topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts, while "Big Empty" also cracked the top ten. Lesser known album cuts "Pretty Penny" and "Unglued" were also released as promotional radio singles.
The album's style sees an expansion of the band's sound. While the band's debut, Core, had a more grunge-oriented sound with churning guitar riffs and aggressive vocals, Purple saw the band shift to a more alternative rock-style, incorporating a number of influences, including psychedelic and southern rock.
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3. Lounge Fly
4. Interstate Love Song
5. Still Remains
6. Pretty Penny
7. Silvergun Superman
8. Big Empty
10. Army Ants
11. Kitchenware and Candybars
Customer Reviews for Purple (Purple Colored Vinyl) (Discontinued)
As review title, if your a fan of this album then buy this, I have the original on Black & translucent purple, this MOV re-issue blows both of them out of the water. I do have an issue with the artwork MOV are notorious for bad reproductions, if you can handle the outer and lyric sleeve looking like a photocopy run through a Gaussian Photoshop blur you'll be rewarded with near perfect audiophile sound.
STP 'Purple' is stellar!
Jul 1, 2013
Lexington Ke US
I have heard two different versions of the original 'purple vinyl' releases, one translucent purpleand one a more solid purple color. Both sounded pretty good and I have been searching for a mint copy under $100 ever since with absolutely no luck. After years of waiting oh so patiently for any reissues from STP we FINALLY see 'Purple' re-released, and it DOES NOT DISAPPOINT!! The new copy came from Soundstage Direct with super-fast delivery, came in perfect condition and sounded absolutely KILLER!! Much better than either original pressing! My copy #275 is nothing short of stellar sound-wise having heard all previous releases. A great buy!!
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