Don Airey's K2 will be re-released in June

  • Posted on: 25 April 2017
  • By: Csillag Zoltán

Click here for larger imageDeep Purple keyboardist Don Airey has launched a pre-order PledgeMusic campaign for a K2 – Tales of Triumph And Tragedy box set. He initially recorded the album in 1988 at Sarm East Studios, London, and was inspired by an article written by mountaineer Jim Curran about his harrowing experiences on the 1986 expedition to K2 that claimed the life of 12 climbers. The album features guest appearances by artists including Gary Moore, Cozy Powell, Colin Bluntstone and Chris Thompson. The K2 box set will be limited to just 100 copies, and each comes with a signed and numbered certificate. The package will also contain a CD with seven previously unreleased bonus tracks, a DVD featuring performances and interviews, a repro press pack, a promotional photograph and a map of K2. Airey says: “You are going to get something that will please everyone and hopefully you'll like the music too!”

Pre-order exclusives include a range of incentives, including signed CDs, DVDs and posters. Find the tracklist and contents below.

CD Tracklist

1. K2 Overture
2. Sea Of Dreams - Part one
3. Sea Of Dreams - Part two
4. Voice Of The Mountain
5. Song For Al (Instrumental)
6. Balti Lament
7. Ascent To Camp 4
8. Can’t Make Up Your Mind
9. Summit Push
10. Close To The Sky
11. Blues For J.T.
12. Julie (If You Leave Me)
13. Death Zone/Whiteout
14 .Song For Al (vocal)

Bonus tracks

15. K2 Overture Monitor Mix
16. Close To The Sky Monitor Mix
17. Whiteout Monitor Mix
18. Can’t Make Up Your Mind Demo
19. Song For Al Sonet Demo + Gtr (Keith Airey)
20. Song For Al Portastudio Demo.
21. Take Me Home (bonus track)

DVD Content

Newly filmed Performances
K2 Overture - Live in the studio 2017
Song For Al - Live in the studio 2017

Don Airey Interview filmed in 2017 where he talks about;
The concept
The guests
The original promo video

Original 1988 Electronic Press Pack
Full length feature
Original promo video for Julie (If You Leave Me) featuring Colin Bluntstone

DVD disc is compatible with PAL players