Stone Temple Pilots Unearth Previously Unreleased Acoustic Version of “Big Empty”

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Alt-rock icons Stone Temple Pilots released their milestone sophomore full-length, Purple, on June 7th, 1994; the LP debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart and would go on to sell more than six million copies on the backs of massive songs like “Interstate Love Song” and “Vasoline.” In celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary, Rhino Records will be releasing a newly remastered and expanded version of Purple. The 3-CD/1-LP set Purple: Super Deluxe Edition is scheduled to drop on September 13th and will include the remastered version of the original album on both CD and vinyl, plus unreleased versions of songs and other rarities, as well as an unreleased full 1994 concert recording. Also on September 13th, the music will be made available both digitally and as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition. Ahead of all this, the band has offered up a raw, beautiful, previously unreleased acoustic version of “Big Empty,” which can be streamed below.

“Purple: Super Deluxe Edition”
3CD/1LP track listing

Disc One: Purple 2019 Remaster
01. Meat Plow
02. Vasoline
03. Lounge Fly
04. Interstate Love Song
05. Still Remains
06. Pretty Penny
07. Silvergun Superman
08. Big Empty
09. Unglued
10. Army Ants
11. Kitchenware & Candybars

Disc Two: Early Versions, Demos & Acoustic
01. Meat Plow – Early Version *
02. Interstate Love Song – Early Version *
03. Big Empty – Acoustic Version *
04. Unglued – Demo *
05. Army Ants – Demo *
06. Kitchenware & Candybars – Demo *
07. Dancing Days
08. She Knows Me Too Well – Demo *
09. 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
01. Vasoline *
02. Silvergun Superman *
03. Crackerman *
04. Lounge Fly *
05. Meat Plow *
06. Still Remains *
07. Gypsy Davy *
08. Pretty Penny *
09. 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
01. Interstate Love Song
Side 2
01. Lounge Fly