DEEP PURPLE
Proto-Metal / Hard Rock • 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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.. Album Cover 3.09 | 43 ratings
Shades Of Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover 3.18 | 40 ratings
The Book Of Taliesyn
Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover 3.45 | 44 ratings
Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover 4.41 | 94 ratings
Deep Purple In Rock
Proto-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover 3.67 | 62 ratings
Fireball
Proto-Metal 1971
.. Album Cover 4.36 | 110 ratings
Machine Head
Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 3.26 | 41 ratings
Who Do We Think We Are
Proto-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover 3.66 | 58 ratings
Burn
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 3.18 | 41 ratings
Stormbringer
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 3.17 | 35 ratings
Come Taste The Band
Hard Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 3.77 | 47 ratings
Perfect Strangers
Hard Rock 1984
.. Album Cover 2.84 | 33 ratings
The House Of Blue Light
Hard Rock 1987
.. Album Cover 2.05 | 25 ratings
Slaves And Masters
Hard Rock 1990
.. Album Cover 2.89 | 24 ratings
The Battle Rages On...
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 3.24 | 28 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 | 24 ratings
Rapture Of The Deep
Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 3.98 | 15 ratings
Now What?!
Hard Rock 2013

DEEP PURPLE EPs & splits

DEEP PURPLE live albums

.. Album Cover 2.66 | 19 ratings
Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover 4.18 | 35 ratings
Made In Japan
Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 3.68 | 20 ratings
Made In Europe
Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover 2.78 | 8 ratings
Last Concert In Japan
Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover 4.21 | 11 ratings
In Concert
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover 3.05 | 6 ratings
Live In London
Hard Rock 1982
.. Album Cover 2.82 | 8 ratings
Scandinavian Nights
Proto-Metal 1988
.. Album Cover 2.65 | 5 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 3.46 | 8 ratings
Live In Japan
Proto-Metal 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
Proto-Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 2.11 | 3 ratings
Mk III: The Final Concerts
Proto-Metal 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
Proto-Metal 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
Proto-Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
The Soundboard Series
Proto-Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 2.62 | 2 ratings
Live In Paris 1975: La Dernière Séance
Proto-Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Perks And Tit
Proto-Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Live Encounters...
Hard Rock 2004
.. Album Cover 2.25 | 3 ratings
Live In Stockholm
Proto-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Live In Aachen 1970
Proto-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 2 ratings
Live In Montreux 1969 (Kneel & Pray)
Proto-Metal 2006
.. Album Cover 2.64 | 3 ratings
Live At Montreux 1996
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 2.64 | 3 ratings
They All Came Down To Montreux: Live At Montreux 2006
Hard Rock 2007
.. Album Cover 2.10 | 2 ratings
Live In Denmark 1972
Proto-Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 2.60 | 2 ratings
Live At Inglewood 1968
Proto-Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Long Beach Arena
Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Live At Montreux 2011
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
BBC Sessions 1968-1970
Proto-Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
In Concert '72
Proto-Metal 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 boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Best Of Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Early Purple
Proto-Metal 1972
.. 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
Mark I & II
Proto-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
24 Carat Purple
Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Powerhouse
Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
When We Rock, We Rock And When We Roll, We Roll
Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Deep Purple Singles A's & B's
Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Mark 2 Purple Singles
Proto-Metal 1979
.. Album Cover 3.09 | 4 ratings
Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
New, Live And Rare
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Collection
Proto-Metal 1981
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Anthology
Proto-Metal 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hard Rock Heroes
Proto-Metal 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Fireworks
Proto-Metal 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Purple
Proto-Metal 1985
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Deep Purple (Telstar)
Proto-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Deep Purple (Creative Sounds)
Proto-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smoke On The Water
Proto-Metal 1987
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Night: Best
Proto-Metal 1990
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Compact Disc Anthology
Proto-Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits
Proto-Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Best Of Deep Purple (Mun-Hwa)
Proto-Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 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
Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Progression
Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits 1970-72
Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Hush
Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purple Chronicle: The Best Selection Of 25th Anniversary
Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
On Stage 1970-1985
Proto-Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smoke On The Water: The Best Of
Proto-Metal 1994
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Soldier Of Fortune: The Greatest Hits
Proto-Metal 1994
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Golden Ballads
Hard Rock 1994
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Child In Time
Hard Rock 1995
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The Collection
Proto-Metal 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)
Proto-Metal 1998
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In Profile: Words And Magic
Hard Rock 1999
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The Essential Collection
Proto-Metal 1999
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Shades 1968-1998
Hard Rock 1999
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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
Proto-Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Anthems
Proto-Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Smoke On The Water & Other Hits
Proto-Metal 2001
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The Very Best Deep Purple Album Ever
Proto-Metal 2001
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Listen, Learn, Read On
Proto-Metal 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
Proto-Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purple Hits: The Best Of Deep Purple
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Essential
Proto-Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Classic Deep Purple
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 2 ratings
The Early Years
Proto-Metal 2004
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1990-1996
Hard Rock 2004
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The Best & Live: 2 CDs Of Deep Purple
Hard Rock 2004
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Smoke On The Water: The Best Of (Somewax)
Proto-Metal 2004
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The Ultra Collection
Proto-Metal 2005
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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
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Highway Stars
Proto-Metal 2006
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Colour Collection
Hard Rock 2006
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Greatest Hits: Steel Box Collection
Proto-Metal 2008
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Space Truckin' Round The World: Live 68-76
Proto-Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Singles & E.P. Anthology '68-'80
Proto-Metal 2010
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Phoenix Rising
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
The Deep Purple Collection
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Icon
Hard Rock 2012
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At Montreux (1996-2006)
Hard Rock 2013
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Complete Albums 1970-1976
Proto-Metal 2013
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Essential (2014)
Hard Rock 2014
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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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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
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Kentucky Woman
Proto-Metal 1968
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Emmaretta
Proto-Metal 1969
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Help / Hey Joe
Proto-Metal 1969
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Black Night
Proto-Metal 1970
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Child In Time
Proto-Metal 1970
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Speed King
Proto-Metal 1970
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Flight Of The Rat
Proto-Metal 1970
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Fireball / Demon's Eye
Proto-Metal 1971
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Strange Kind Of Woman
Proto-Metal 1971
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Highway Star
Proto-Metal 1972
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Never Before / When A Blind Man Cries
Proto-Metal 1972
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Woman From Tokyo
Proto-Metal 1972
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Black Night (live)
Proto-Metal 1972
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Child In Time (Live)
Proto-Metal 1972
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Super Trouper / Blood Sucker
Proto-Metal 1973
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Smoke On The Water
Proto-Metal 1973
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Might Just Take Your Life
Proto-Metal 1974
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Burn
Proto-Metal 1974
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Stormbringer
Proto-Metal 1974
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Lady Double Dealer
Proto-Metal 1974
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Gettin' Tighter
Proto-Metal 1974
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2.00 | 1 ratings
You Keep On Moving / Dealer
Hard Rock 1975
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Knocking At Your Back Door
Hard Rock 1984
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Perfect Strangers
Hard Rock 1984
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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
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Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming / Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
Hard Rock 1996
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Aviator
Hard Rock 1996
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Any Fule Kno That
Hard Rock 1998
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Whatsername
Hard Rock 1998
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Haunted
Hard Rock 2003
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All The Time In The World
Hard Rock 2013
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Vincent Price
Hard Rock 2013

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

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California Jam
Proto-Metal 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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4.75 | 4 ratings
Live In Concert 72/73
Proto-Metal 1996
.. Album Cover
2.87 | 5 ratings
In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra
Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover
4.50 | 1 ratings
Total Abandon: Australia '99
Proto-Metal 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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0.00 | 0 ratings
Live At The NEC England 2002
Hard Rock 2002
.. Album Cover
3.00 | 1 ratings
Deep Purple: The Making Of Machine Head
Proto-Metal 2002
.. Album Cover
3.14 | 3 ratings
Perihelion
Proto-Metal 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
Proto-Metal 2004
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Inside Deep Purple 1969-1973
Proto-Metal 2004
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live Encounters...
Hard Rock 2004
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Inside Deep Purple 1974-1976
Proto-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover
4.75 | 2 ratings
Live In California 74
Proto-Metal 2006
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections
Proto-Metal 2006
.. Album Cover
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Montreux 1996
Hard Rock 2006
.. Album Cover
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
4.00 | 1 ratings
Phoenix Rising
Proto-Metal 2009
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0.00 | 0 ratings
History, Hits & Highlights '68–'76
Proto-Metal 2009
.. Album Cover
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Live At Montreux 2011
Hard Rock 2011

DEEP PURPLE Reviews

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

Boxset / Compilation · 1978 · Proto-Metal
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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 Machine Head

Album · 1972 · Proto-Metal
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I don't like to review classic albums very much because anything that can be said about them has already been said and everybody already has an opinion anyway. Obscure bands or lesser known albums are more fun to dig up and inform the world of their existence. But today I listened to this album all the way through for the first time in maybe 9 years or so, and I found I heard it in a whole new way.

I became a fan of Deep Purple back in '84, only a couple of months before the reunion album "Perfect Strangers" was released. I loved it! But DP albums were not easy to find on cassette back then. I was lucky to find "Burn" and "Fireball" but "Stormbringer" and "Come Taste the Band" were not available. After "House of Blue Light" I lost interest for many years. Ian Gillan was gone, and then back. Then Ritchie Blackmore was gone. But in 2006 I was curious about "Rapture of the Deep" and I liked it enough to go and buy all DP's studio albums on CD. All of them!

Then for the last nine years or so, I haven't listened to any album from start to finish except for maybe "In Rock", which is still my favourite. But last night I was suddenly struck with the desire to hear "Machinehead" again and this morning in went on play.

From the start, "Highway Star" seemed to be lacking something. There was a lack of bass depth. My ear buds? The music is fast but basically very simple-sounding. The lyrics are like something a bored person would write when half drunk and just taking the piss on lyric writing. The only place I felt the song really shines and shows what the band is truly capable of is in the guitar and organ solos. Here we get a glimpse of the musical prowess of the band. But "Highway Star" is a rock classic, and for speed and Gillan's soaring screams at the start, the proto-metal element is sufficiently there.

"Maybe I'm a Leo" is strangely my favourite track. It has this funky drop down groove and the music is full, rich in bass, and sounds wonderful. The guitar solo comes in with style and smoothness. The 30th anniversary reissue includes a disc of remixes with alternate guitar solos and the solos for this song and "Smoke on the Water" just don't have the same articulation and style. They are just lead guitar solos. On the originally released version, Blackmore goes for style and feel rather than technical skill or speed and it just works! Jon Lord's organ sound on his lead part is not really a favourite of mine but he makes it work for a simple but appropriate bluesy solo. Ian Paice still has his chops, putting in fills and doing great stuff on the drums. This would slowly disappear from his drumming with Deep Purple and be almost absent for many years.

"Pictures of Home" is one of three songs the band wrote about their experience recording in a closed down hotel (closed for the season) at Lake Geneva. It opens with a drum intro and features solos by Blackmore, Lord, and Roger Glover (bass) as well!

The original side one closes with "Never Before". It has another funky groove to the intro. It's here where I began to really notice how the band was playing their music. Everybody has a part and each part seems independent in that each musician has his own riff or rhythm bit to do. But they of course put all their parts together to make the songs. This is what I was missing on "Highway Star". Now the band are like different components of a machine all moving in their own functional space but all responsible for making the machine work smoothly. It's not rhythm guitar, organ, and bass all playing the same thing to a 4/4 beat. This is prog style composition. And the remarkable thing is that Deep Purple, on "Machine Head" for sure, are playing heavy rock with blues and funk and classically-influenced solos, composed with prog thinking and coming all together in songs that became radio hits and fan favourites. I've been listening to an awful lot of proto-metal and prog from the 1969-1974 period (I don't mean the music is awful) and I think I can finally appreciate just what a feat Deep Purple accomplished with this album. When David Coverdale joined the band, he said in an interview that he had played with great musicians before but this was a whole knew level. I'm starting to appreciate that.

"Smoke on the Water", everyone knows the riff, everyone knows the story in the lyrics. But what about the riff during the verses and chorus? Again, each musician has got his own thing going on. It's not as simple as one might first think. The guitar solo is really so well laid out, especially how it wraps up as the lead riff returns. The organ solo is left until the end and Paice puts in some tasty drum work as the song slowly fades out. The band never intended for this to be a single. They had high hopes for "Never Before". But the audience told them that this song was the ticket! On YouTube I saw a video of songs Deep Purple allegedly ripped off and the "Smoke" riff apparently already existed in some jazz piece, but in another interview, Blackmore said he got the idea by reversing Beethoven's Fifth Symphony intro notes. Whatever the case, the "Smoke" riff along with "Satisfaction" by the Stones have been recognized as the two most well-known riffs in rock history. Elementary school students in Japan who haven't the first clue about anything other than The Beatles (and only if their parents like them) know the "Smoke" riff. Like Beethoven, Blackmore's riff may just live on for centuries.

"Lazy" is a clever piece with a classical organ intro that slides into a grumbling blues. The whole instrumental first half of the song has the band putting out so many moves shifting between straight ahead blues and blues-based rock. The song itself is alright and Gillan brings back his scream vocals. It wraps up like a blues club act.

The album closer "Space Truckin'" is where the band probably reach their most metal point. There's this awesome groove where the drum beat and the guitar/organ notes alternate and it gives the song a terrific charged feeling. Gillan goes full force at the end and the blues-based heavy riff is really a peak point on the album.

The 30th anniversary edition includes "When a Blind Man Cries" and is the third song about the Swiss experience. Though it wouldn't have really had an appropriate spot on the album, it makes a great bonus track. Gillan is so smooth and Blackmore's guitar solo is full of emotion.

I was originally disappointed with this album, way back in 1984 when I first got it, because it didn't rock out with that same wrecking ball assault attack that "In Rock" did. This album is smoother, cooler, groovier, and more mature. It's very cleverly composed songs and music. It's not heavy as in metal very much and it's not prog like their first three albums were more like. It is a classic album for a very good reason, though. It's some damn fine music!

DEEP PURPLE Shades Of Deep Purple

Album · 1968 · Proto-Metal
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martindavey87
Going into this album, anything I knew of Deep Purple's music was centered around all the hits they released during their MKII and MKIII eras. Meaning, of course, I knew 'Highway Star', 'Smoke on the Water', 'Burn', and all the other classics that are featured on countless compilations that all have the exact same tracklist. So I was intrigued to get started from the beginning. To head back to 1968 and check out the album that kicked off the career of one of rock music's most legendary bands.

"Meh".

Compared to the material the band would later release, this album is pretty boring, with no sense of identity. It just completely lacks that instantly recognizable Deep Purple vibe. It sounds like any generic rock album from the late 60's. It's not terrible. There's a few catchy hooks here-and-there, but the album as a whole just doesn't do anything for me. It's no wonder these songs are usually neglected from all the compilations. In fact, the only song that really even gets any recognition these days is their cover of Billy Joe Royal's 'Hush'. It says a lot about a bands material when the best song on the record is a cover.

So yeah, that's Deep Purple's debut. It was probably an incredible, ground-breaking game-changer in 1968. But this isn't 1968, and these songs have not aged well at all. I'll give it two stars because it's not awful, it's just not really very good, either.

DEEP PURPLE Perfect Strangers

Album · 1984 · Hard Rock
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siLLy puPPy
DEEP PURPLE is one of those groups where just about everybody in hard rock from the 70s seems to have been at one time or another at this point, but the second lineup that lasted from 1969-1973 that included Ian Gillan, Richie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Ian Paice and Roger Glover is considered the classic and most popular lineup. This was the era of their most successful albums as well which include “In Rock,” “Fireball,” “Machine Head” and “Who Do We Think We Are.” So, of course, every DEEP PURPLE fan who remembered those days was obviously ecstatic when this lineup reunited in 1984 to release their first album in nine years. The hysteria was so heated that when the band finally released its eleventh studio album PERFECT STRANGERS, it shot straight up to the top 20 on album charts across the world and the tours in the US sold out so quickly that they were forced to add more live appearances and when all was said and done were only second to Bruce Springsteen in concert revenues in 1985.

This seems to be one of those love it or hate it albums where i see pure contempt and utter vitriol as well as words of praise. For me personally this was actually the first DEEP PURPLE album i ever heard. Of course, everyone has heard all those classic radio hits but i was a bit of a late bloomer to the PURPLE ones and it was PERFECT STRANGERS that sold me on their sound allowing me to break down the barriers and explore their discography further. I personally don’t understand all the disappointment in this one. I find this to be an excellent collection of melodic hard rockers with that classic signature keyboard sound that only Jon Lord can dish out. Ian Gillan’s vocals are just as good as ever and perhaps only Blackmore is a little less fiery than on his earlier contributions. For example, the only really killer guitar solo is on “Knocking At Your Back Door” although there are other good ones that erupt. Both Glover and Paice dish out some excellent rhythmic chops and the band is as tight as ever with lyrics that are often witty and clever.

I pretty much find most of these tracks appealing starting with the excellent opener “Knocking..” The pace continues with the following foot stomper “Under The Gun” and continues track by track from the excellent title track to the scorching “Gypsy’s Kiss”. The only tracks that feel a tad subpar are the sleepy “Wasted Sunset” and insipid Aerosmith sounding “Not Responsible.” This is actually one of the few DEEP PURPLE albums i spin on a regular basis as most of their albums are a little hit and miss in the consistency department. I find this to be an excellent comeback album but unfortunately the creative juices and band chemistry wasn’t meant to last because i can’t say i like a single album that came after this by the classic lineup. It seems that they drained their creative wells on this one and it probably would have been better for them to hit it hard, cash in and scurry back to all the bands they left to reunite instead of flooding the market with the jejuneness that followed. Still though, at least we got some excellent classic hard rockers on this one.

DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple In Rock

Album · 1970 · Proto-Metal
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Losimba
Ok, my first review here, and while it's not one of my all time favourite albums it contains one of my all time top 5 songs. This album was published a few months before I was born, so it was already quite old when I first listened in (I must have been around 16 or 17 then) and immediately bought it, of course on vinyl then.

And what a start Speed King offers. Easily one of the fastest songs Deep Purple ever recorded, it drives on for 6 minutes, including a classic of a guitar solo by Ritchie Blackmore. Track 2 is Bloodsucker, a fine contrast in its heaviness. But the highlight of the album is Child In Time, 10 minutes and 17 seconds of intensity, vibration and variety. Starting innocently with this wonderfully simple bass lick and organ motif, the first part is one single crescendo culminating in Ian Gillan's famous screaming. The following solo section is similar, the first minute or so comes rather bluesy before the whole thing accelerates and finally ends with a strong chord. One might think that this is already the end of the song, but no, it's back to the beginning with just some variations in the organ parts, and of course the screaming part is not followed by another solo but a rather dramatic winddown ending the song with something like a big crash.

Side two begins with Flight Of The Rat, which is one of the reasons the album didn't get all time favourite status and 5 stars. Yes, it is another powerful song, but I never was able to get a really distinct impression. This is different with the next song, Into The Fire. Though it's the shortest and probably least "progressive" song on the album, the riff and chorus are something I find myself whistling now and then. Living Wreck is the second less distinct song on this album, before it closes down with Hard Lovin' Man, another rather long track which I rate somewhere between the good and the less good songs, but closer to the good ones. While energy and the chorus are firmly in my ears, most of the other parts of the song are put back into the back drawers of my memory recall about 2 songs later.

I don't own the remaster, but the Black Night single, and I'm quite disappointed with it. While the core of the song is quite good, this version will never be equal to the live versions on Made in Japan or Nobody's Perfect with their beautiful bass intros. So contrary to my rating over at progarchives where half stars are not possible it's gonna be 4.5 stars because Child In Time is a 6 stars song.

DEEP PURPLE Movies Reviews

DEEP PURPLE In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra

Movie · 1999 · Hard Rock
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AtomicCrimsonRush
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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