DEEP PURPLE
Hard Rock / Proto-Metal • United Kingdom

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Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as progressive rock band, the band's sound shifted to hard rock in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-Seventies. They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as the globe's loudest band for a 1972 concert at London's Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide, including 7.5 million certified units in the US. The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–1984). The 1968–1976 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful read more...
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The Very Best of Deep PurpleThe Very Best of Deep Purple
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All I Got Is YouAll I Got Is You
Single · Import
Imports 2017
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Time For BedlamTime For Bedlam
Single · EP
EARMUSIC 2017
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Made In JapanMade In Japan
Warner Off Roster 1988
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Machine HeadMachine Head
Rhino Flashback 2011
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In Rock: Anniversary EditionIn Rock: Anniversary Edition
Import · Remastered
EMI 1995
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Perfect Strangers (Remastered)Perfect Strangers (Remastered)
Remastered · Extra tracks
Mercury 1999
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The Complete Album 1970-1976 (10CD)The Complete Album 1970-1976 (10CD)
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.. Album Cover 3.12 | 45 ratings
Shades Of Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover 3.18 | 41 ratings
The Book Of Taliesyn
Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover 3.45 | 47 ratings
Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover 4.39 | 100 ratings
Deep Purple In Rock
Hard Rock 1970
.. Album Cover 3.69 | 68 ratings
Fireball
Hard Rock 1971
.. Album Cover 4.34 | 117 ratings
Machine Head
Hard Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 3.29 | 44 ratings
Who Do We Think We Are
Hard Rock 1973
.. Album Cover 3.68 | 62 ratings
Burn
Hard Rock 1974
.. Album Cover 3.25 | 43 ratings
Stormbringer
Hard Rock 1974
.. Album Cover 3.26 | 37 ratings
Come Taste The Band
Hard Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 3.76 | 51 ratings
Perfect Strangers
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover 2.81 | 36 ratings
The House Of Blue Light
Hard Rock 1987
.. Album Cover 2.06 | 26 ratings
Slaves And Masters
Hard Rock 1990
.. Album Cover 2.89 | 24 ratings
The Battle Rages On...
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 3.42 | 30 ratings
Purpendicular
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 2.67 | 23 ratings
Abandon
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 2.90 | 23 ratings
Bananas
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 3.32 | 25 ratings
Rapture Of The Deep
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 3.93 | 19 ratings
Now What?!
Hard Rock 2013
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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DEEP PURPLE live albums

.. Album Cover 2.75 | 24 ratings
Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover 4.18 | 38 ratings
Made In Japan
Hard Rock 1972
.. Album Cover 3.68 | 21 ratings
Made In Europe
Hard Rock 1976
.. Album Cover 2.78 | 8 ratings
Last Concert In Japan
Hard Rock 1977
.. Album Cover 4.21 | 13 ratings
In Concert
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover 3.05 | 6 ratings
Live In London
Hard Rock 1982
.. Album Cover 2.82 | 8 ratings
Scandinavian Nights
Hard Rock 1988
.. Album Cover 2.66 | 6 ratings
Nobody's Perfect
Hard Rock 1988
.. Album Cover 2.05 | 2 ratings
In The Absence Of Pink: Knebworth 85
Hard Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 9 ratings
Live In Japan
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 2.68 | 3 ratings
Gemini Suite Live
Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 2.92 | 8 ratings
Come Hell Or High Water
Hard Rock 1994
.. Album Cover 2.05 | 2 ratings
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Deep Purple In Concert
Hard Rock 1995
.. Album Cover 2.52 | 7 ratings
California Jamming
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 2.11 | 3 ratings
Mk III: The Final Concerts
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 2.72 | 4 ratings
Live At The Olympia '96
Hard Rock 1997
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Total Abandon: Australia '99
Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover 2.83 | 4 ratings
Live At The Royal Albert Hall
Hard Rock 2000
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Extended Versions
Hard Rock 2000
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Bootleg Series 1984-2000
Hard Rock 2001
.. Album Cover 2.10 | 2 ratings
Live At The Rotterdam Ahoy
Hard Rock 2001
.. Album Cover 2.11 | 3 ratings
This Time Around: Live In Tokyo
Hard Rock 2001
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Soundboard Series
Hard Rock 2001
.. Album Cover 2.62 | 2 ratings
Live In Paris 1975: La Dernière Séance
Hard Rock 2001
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Perks And Tit
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Live Encounters...
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 2.25 | 3 ratings
Live In Stockholm
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Live In Aachen 1970
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 2.64 | 3 ratings
Live At Montreux 1996
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
Live In Montreux 1969 (Kneel & Pray)
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Live In Europe 1993
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 2.25 | 2 ratings
Live At The NEC 1993
Hard Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Live In Stuttgart 1993
Hard Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 2.10 | 2 ratings
Live In Denmark 1972
Hard Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 2.64 | 3 ratings
They All Came Down To Montreux: Live At Montreux 2006
Hard Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 2.60 | 2 ratings
Live At Inglewood 1968
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Long Beach Arena
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
BBC Sessions 1968-1970
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Live At Montreux 2011
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
In Concert '72
Hard Rock 2012

DEEP PURPLE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purple Rainbows
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Deep Purple Family Album
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Friends And Relatives Album
Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purple And Other Colours
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Winning Combinations: Deep Purple And Rainbow
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Family & Friends Albums
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Purple With The London Symphony Orchestra And Friends
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Purple And Friends
Hard Rock 2006

DEEP PURPLE re-issues & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best Of Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purple Passages
Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Purple
Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mark I & II
Hard Rock 1973
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
24 Carat Purple
Hard Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Purple
Hard Rock 1976
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Powerhouse
Hard Rock 1977
.. Album Cover 4.02 | 4 ratings
When We Rock, We Rock And When We Roll, We Roll
Hard Rock 1978
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Deep Purple Singles A's & B's
Hard Rock 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mark 2 Purple Singles
Hard Rock 1979
.. Album Cover 3.12 | 5 ratings
Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New, Live And Rare
Hard Rock 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collection
Hard Rock 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Purple
Hard Rock 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Anthology
Hard Rock 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hard Rock Heroes
Hard Rock 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fireworks
Hard Rock 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Deep Purple (Telstar)
Hard Rock 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Deep Purple (Creative Sounds)
Hard Rock 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smoke On The Water
Hard Rock 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Night: Best
Hard Rock 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Compact Disc Anthology
Hard Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
Hard Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Deep Purple (Mun-Hwa)
Hard Rock 1991
.. Album Cover 4.25 | 2 ratings
Knocking At Your Back Door: The Best Of Deep Purple In The 80's
Hard Rock 1992
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
Singles A's And B's
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Progression
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits 1970-72
Hard Rock 1993
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Hush
Hard Rock 1993
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Purple Chronicle: The Best Selection Of 25th Anniversary
Hard Rock 1993
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On Stage 1970-1985
Hard Rock 1994
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Soldier Of Fortune: The Greatest Hits
Hard Rock 1994
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Golden Ballads
Hard Rock 1994
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Smoke On The Water: The Best Of
Hard Rock 1994
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Child In Time
Hard Rock 1995
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The Collection
Hard Rock 1997
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
30: Very Best Of
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Purplexed
Hard Rock 1998
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Smoke On The Water (Polygram)
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In Profile: Words And Magic
Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential Collection
Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Shades 1968-1998
Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Under The Gun
Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Days May Come And Days May Go: The 1975 Rehearsals Pt. 1
Hard Rock 2000
.. Album Cover 2.12 | 2 ratings
1420 Beachwood Drive: The 1975 Rehearsals Pt. 2
Hard Rock 2000
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Very Best Of Deep Purple
Hard Rock 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthems
Hard Rock 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smoke On The Water & Other Hits
Hard Rock 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best Deep Purple Album Ever
Hard Rock 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Listen, Learn, Read On
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
The Best Of Deep Purple (Mercury)
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Singles Collection 68/76
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purple Hits: The Best Of Deep Purple
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Classic Deep Purple
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
The Early Years
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
1990-1996
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best & Live: 2 CDs Of Deep Purple
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smoke On The Water: The Best Of (Somewax)
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Ultra Collection
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Purple Forever: Very Best Of
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 3.52 | 2 ratings
The Platinum Collection
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Speed King: The Fastest Tracks
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Highway Stars
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Colour Collection
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits: Steel Box Collection
Hard Rock 2008
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Space Truckin' Round The World: Live 68-76
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Singles & E.P. Anthology '68-'80
Hard Rock 2010
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Deep Purple Collection
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Phoenix Rising
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Icon
Hard Rock 2012
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Albums 1970-1976
Hard Rock 2013
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Montreux (1996-2006)
Hard Rock 2013
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Essential (2014)
Hard Rock 2014
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings 1968-69
Proto-Metal 2014

DEEP PURPLE singles (38)

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Hallelujah
Proto-Metal 1968
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Hush / One More Rainy Day
Proto-Metal 1968
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Listen, Learn, Read On / River Deep - Mountain High
Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Kentucky Woman
Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Emmaretta
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Help / Hey Joe
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Black Night
Hard Rock 1970
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Child In Time
Hard Rock 1970
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Speed King
Hard Rock 1970
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Flight Of The Rat
Hard Rock 1970
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Fireball / Demon's Eye
Hard Rock 1971
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Strange Kind Of Woman
Hard Rock 1971
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Highway Star
Hard Rock 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Never Before / When A Blind Man Cries
Hard Rock 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Woman From Tokyo
Hard Rock 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Black Night (live)
Hard Rock 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Child In Time (Live)
Hard Rock 1972
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Super Trouper / Blood Sucker
Hard Rock 1973
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Smoke On The Water
Hard Rock 1973
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Might Just Take Your Life
Hard Rock 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Burn
Hard Rock 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Stormbringer
Hard Rock 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Lady Double Dealer
Hard Rock 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Gettin' Tighter
Hard Rock 1974
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
You Keep On Moving / Dealer
Hard Rock 1975
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Knocking At Your Back Door
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Perfect Strangers
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Call Of The Wild
Hard Rock 1987
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2.00 | 1 ratings
King Of Dreams
Hard Rock 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Love Conquers All
Hard Rock 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Time To Kill
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Aviator
Hard Rock 1996
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming / Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Any Fule Kno That
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Whatsername
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover
2.00 | 1 ratings
Haunted
Hard Rock 2003
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2.00 | 1 ratings
All The Time In The World
Hard Rock 2013
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Vincent Price
Hard Rock 2013

DEEP PURPLE movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

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California Jam
Hard Rock 1981
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The Video Singles
Hard Rock 1987
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4.00 | 1 ratings
Come Hell Or High Water
Hard Rock 1994
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4.80 | 5 ratings
Live In Concert 72/73
Hard Rock 1996
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2.87 | 5 ratings
In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra
Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover
4.50 | 1 ratings
Total Abandon: Australia '99
Hard Rock 2000
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Bombay Calling
Hard Rock 2000
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
New, Live And Rare: The Video Collection 1984-2000
Hard Rock 2001
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3.14 | 3 ratings
Perihelion
Hard Rock 2002
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The NEC England 2002
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover
3.75 | 2 ratings
Deep Purple: The Making Of Machine Head
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover
3.09 | 5 ratings
Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Proto-Metal 2003
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Purple: Rock Review 1970-1972
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Inside Deep Purple 1969-1973
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Encounters...
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Inside Deep Purple 1974-1976
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover
4.75 | 2 ratings
Live In California 74
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections
Hard Rock 2006
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4.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Montreux 1996
Hard Rock 2006
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4.50 | 2 ratings
They All Came Down To Montreux: Live At Montreux 2006
Hard Rock 2007
.. Album Cover
5.00 | 1 ratings
Around The World Live
Hard Rock 2008
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
History, Hits & Highlights '68–'76
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
Phoenix Rising
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Montreux 2011
Hard Rock 2011

DEEP PURPLE Reviews

DEEP PURPLE Concerto For Group And Orchestra

Live album · 1969 · Proto-Metal
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This is probably the most controversial album in the Deep Purple catalog. It's an experiment they did once and never again. I know, there was Gemini Suite, but that was actually originally released as a Jon Lord album, realizing some of the Deep Purple guys (such as Ritchie Blackmore) wanted nothing to do with it, it was later reissues that tagged the "Deep Purple" name on it to help boost sales. It's clear that Concerto for Group and Orchestra was Jon Lord's idea. It's also the first to feature Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, but you'll never know that from hearing it. Lord must have had a monster sized ego to try something like this. Obviously the Moody Blues had big success with Days of Future Passed, combining rock band with orchestra, so why not Deep Purple? One big complaint many level at Days of Future Passed is the lack of band and orchestra interaction. The orchestra would play a theme that the band would later play, but rarely interact. The same problem with this album, only even more so. Malcolm Arnold conducts the orchestra here. What I do like is many of the nice ideas and moods the orchestra creates, and I do like it when the band gets jamming, but when they do, the orchestra keeps silent. There's a few parts where one of the band members interact with the orchestra later on, but never the full band. While Ian Gillan makes his vocal debut, it's only on one short spot, and he sounds just like his predecessor, Rod Evans, so much so you think Rod hadn't even left the band yet. Of course the screaming style he's most famous for would be totally inappropriate for this album. Despite obvious flaws with this album, I expected it to be boring, but actually there are some really nice ideas, and found it good, not great, though. I'm not surprised that the band members weren't on the same page when it comes for opinion. Ritchie Blackmore thought the orchestra was being condescending to the band, while John Lord and even Malcolm Arnold was happy with the results. Certainly the Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed is more popular, as is probably every other rock with orchestra experiment, like Rick Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Procol Harum's Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, and the Nice's Five Bridges, but it probably has to do with those albums had more emphasis on band interaction and even orchestral interaction.

Is Concerto for Group and Orchestra a total failure? Not really, as mentioned the flaws are obvious, but since I ended up enjoying it, I give it a three star rating, which is decent, but I wouldn't recommend it if you want that "in your face" rocking action of In Rock, and for fans of early hard rock/metal, it really should be a two star rating.

DEEP PURPLE Fireball

Album · 1971 · Hard Rock
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I can see why In Rock ended up such an unbridled rocking album, it was totally a reaction towards Concerto for Group and Orchestra (it wasn't exactly a commercial success, or a critical one, for that matter). And it succeeded big time, although it didn't feature the big hits you hear off Machine Head, it didn't really matter. In Rock finally gave the band an identity. Fireball, while never a maligned album isn't as highly regarded, probably because of the high standards that put themselves up on In Rock. I own the American LP with "Strange Kind of Woman" instead of "Demon's Eye". It's a classic example of UK singles not being released on upcoming UK albums, but needed to include on the American LP release, in this case, "Strange Kind of Woman" (Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced is even a more extreme case, as "Hey Joe", "Purple Haze" and "Wind Cries Mary" were never included on the UK LP because they were released as singles already, but included on the American LP, and I can go on about UK and US Beatles and Stones LPs released up to 1967, but I won't). On with the review:

The title track rocks just as hard as anything off their previous album. It even includes proto-speed metal guitar riffs, so if there's such a thing as "proto-speed metal" this is definitely it! It's not Ride the Lightening-era Metallica or Slayer, but speed metal was the roots of thrash metal, and Deep Purple doing perhaps the first ever speed metal song. "Strange Kind of Woman" should have been a hit in America (again, don't pay attention to this part if you live in the UK, unless your CD reissue includes this song as a bonus cut), classic Deep Purple all the way. "Anyone's Daughter" is a bit different: Ritchie Blackmore attempting country music, and the rare time the band doesn't take themselves seriously. I don't recall hearing acoustic guitar in a Deep Purple song before (or after). "The Mule" is more adventurous, more in heavy prog territory, while Jon Lord provides some nice psychedelic organ playing on "The Fool", but there are heavier parts of this song with Ian Gillan providing his trademark screaming vocals. It's a bit on the experimental side so the more conventional hard rock or metal fan might find this a bit hard listening, but as I'm also a fan of prog rock, I can appreciate the approach they do here.

As mentioned, In Rock gave the band very high standards that may be hard to top, but Fireball is still very much worth having.

DEEP PURPLE Who Do We Think We Are

Album · 1973 · Hard Rock
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There are underrated albums where I can't see what's wrong with them. The Doors' Soft Parade, for example did have a couple of rather pop-oriented numbers ("Tell All the People", "Touch Me"), but a lot of it is more typical Doors, so I didn't see a lot wrong with that album. Even their two post-Jim Morrison albums, Other Voices and Full Circle aren't that bad, if you view them as Ray Manzarek/Robbie Krieger albums, and not Jim Morrison-fronted Doors. Yes' Drama is also underrated, but for most people it just isn't Yes without Jon Anderson. Even in the metal world, there's Judas Priest's Rocka Rolla which is more bluesy hard rock, so think of it as that, and you'll probably be fine, and Scorpions' Lonesome Crow, which is more of a psych/prog/Krautrock album but with hard rock trappings (it's more of a proto-metal album). Who Do We Think We Are is the last Mark II lineup Deep Purple album (at least until the 1980s) and considered the weakest of them all (if you bar Concerto for Group and Orchestra). It's not that bad, in fact I found much of the album quite enjoyable. "Woman From Tokyo" is the classic, and, next to "Smoke on the Water" a song you can't get away from if hearing classic FM rock. "Mary Long" and "Smooth Dancer" are also quite enjoyable, and to be honest, none of the album is really that bad. Certainly In Rock, Fireball and Machine Head are required, but with lowered expectations, I wasn't expecting much out of Who Do We Think We Are and came out surprised.

DEEP PURPLE Shades Of Deep Purple

Album · 1968 · Proto-Metal
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What strange beginnings for one of the three unholy trinity bands that together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath would introduce the world to a new universe of music in the forms of hard rock and heavy metal. Despite their contributions they started out much like The Monkees in formation, meaning that members were recruited by Chris Curtis who had visions of creating a supergroup called Roundabout which was to have a rotating cast of musical members. He approached the business tycoon Tony Edwards for funding and the first members he managed to woo into the project were none other than keyboardist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. Also fulfilling what is now referred to as the Mark I era of DEEP PURPLE, were Nick Simper on bass, Ian Paice on drums and original vocalist Rod Evans who was definitely no Ian Gillan but did suit the 60s psychedelic leanings of the sound the band were engaging in at this stage.

This album starts off with the groovy instrumental “And This Address” which gives me flashes of partying with Austin Powers in somewhere 60s London which also has slight references to the following track and single “Hush.” This single is one of those songs i never dug too much but i have to admit it’s played very well and the instrumental exchanges are fairly complex for psychedelic music of this era. It’s not really as bad as i’ve always made it out to be. I have to admit that i’ve had a change of heart on this debut album. I used to despise early DEEP PURPLE but as i’ve grown more fond of 60s heavy psych and the sound that surrounds it, i have gained an appreciation for album number one of one of hard rock’s most famous offerings. While there are still many things i dislike about this one in comparison to later releases, there is still a lot to like here. This is 60s psychedelic rock through and through and on this one Jon Lord is the star with his classically infused keyboard runs and i can only admit that this music is played extraordinarily well and quite sophisticated for this era in rock history. The musicians gel together beautifully. Nick Simper’s bass playing is surely a major factor as he displays a passionate energy that seemingly holds the whole thing together. Surprisingly Blackmore’s guitar contributions are quite subdued.

The reasons this album fails to blow me away are manyfold. Firstly, i’m not a huge fan of Rod Evans vocals. Although he gets the job done in tune and all he still fails to be a charismatic lead vocalist and is no Jim Morrison or, you guessed it - Ian Gillan. Secondly, i’m not a huge fan of cover songs unless the band can take the bull by the horns and lead it to strawberry fields forever. While i admire their attempt on this one to conquer huge hits by The Beatles (“Help”) and Jimi Hendrix (“Hey Joe”) and i quite love the instrumental embellishments, i simply feel these tracks derail the momentum of the album as a whole. Thirdly, while the musical equation of the album is fairly well done, the lyrical contributions have some serious lameness at times. Perfect example is the instrumentally competent “Prelude: “ which delivers “Happiness” in the beginning but once it gets to “I’m So Glad” and repeats that phrase ad infinitum, it makes me want to gag myself with a pitchfork and orally excrete my stomacal contents. In the end this is too much of a mixed bag and the bad makes me enjoy the good less than others seem to. For all the positive elements on this debut release, i’d rather just fast forward to the Mark II phase and be issue free.

DEEP PURPLE When We Rock, We Rock And When We Roll, We Roll

Boxset / Compilation · 1978 · Hard Rock
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Deep Purple - When We Rock, We Rock and When We Roll, We Roll

"When We Rock, We Rock and When We Roll, We Roll" is a compilation album from heavy rock/metal band Deep Purple. Known as one of the forerunners of heavy metal along with bands like Black Sabbath, Deep Purple already had many compilation albums by 1978. This seems to be one of the most common though, and was actually my introduction to the band.

With ten albums under their belt by the time this compilation was released, there is no shortage of material to choose from for inclusion on a release like this. Unfortunately, there is only material from five of those ten albums, those ten albums being: "Shades of Deep Purple", "The Book of Taliesyn", "Machine Head", "Who Do We Think We Are", and "Burn". The final two songs, 'Smoke on the Water' and 'Highway Star' are live versions. It seems really odd that there were no songs from "In Rock" or "Fireball" included, as those albums are a couple of their most well-known.

Despite missing songs from the aforementioned two albums, the majority of songs included are great picks and serve as a great introduction to Deep Purple, which is what these kinds of releases are meant for. 'Space Truckin', 'Burn', 'Hush', 'Highway Star', and of course 'Smoke on the Water' are all classic tracks and still among my favorites despite being a whole lot more familiar with the band now. While 'Woman From Tokyo' is a less-known song, it is also deserving of classic status. The only songs that I could do without are 'Kentucky Woman' and 'Hard Road', which are from "The Book of Talisyn". The songs aren't that bad, but any songs from that album really aren't great picks for someones introduction to the band.

Overall, if you're new to Deep Purple, I'd highly suggest picking this up if you see it for cheap. I know it served as a great introduction for me, and at the end of the day that's what matters with a compilation album. If it can get someone into a sweet band, then it did its job. Hope you found this review helpful.

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DEEP PURPLE Movies Reviews

DEEP PURPLE In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra

Movie · 1999 · Hard Rock
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Gillan, Glover, Lord, Morse, Paice are the essential Deep Purple lineup and it was a pleasure to see them doing this ambitious concert with finesse and flair, absolutely cementing their reputation as the ultimate metal progenitors. However therewas not enough rock and it concentrated on an orchestral piece that goes on forever. The DVD features highlights such as the classic songs, Wring That Neck, Pictures Of Home and Smoke On The Water. These were the highlights for me but I became rather bored and disinterested with the lengthy Concerto For Group And Orchestra - Movements I to III. It was interesting at first taste but soon became rather tiresome. So I was a little disapointed in this DVD.

It may be a matter of what you want from this band, I prefer the hard, raucous sound of Machine Head, Made In Japan or In Rock. Dont get me wrong. the orchestra plays beautifully, and its all very technically proficient as far as the movements are concerned, but not Deep Purple the way I remember them. I like my Deep Purple served up with classic killer riffs, magnificent vocals and virtuoso drumming. So this DVD may be great to watch once as a curio piece perhaps, but on second and third viewing its a real yawnfest.

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