DEEP PURPLE
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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 3.10 | 41 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover 3.23 | 39 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover 3.51 | 42 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover 4.39 | 86 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover 3.69 | 57 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1971
.. Album Cover 4.35 | 102 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 3.19 | 37 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover 3.66 | 52 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 3.18 | 38 ratings
Stormbringer
Proto-Metal 1974
.. Album Cover 3.33 | 31 ratings
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Hard Rock 1975
.. Album Cover 3.76 | 44 ratings
Perfect Strangers
Traditional heavy metal 1984
.. Album Cover 2.83 | 31 ratings
The House Of Blue Light
Traditional heavy metal 1987
.. Album Cover 2.03 | 23 ratings
Slaves And Masters
Traditional heavy metal 1990
.. Album Cover 2.89 | 23 ratings
The Battle Rages On...
Traditional heavy metal 1993
.. Album Cover 3.24 | 27 ratings
Purpendicular
Hard Rock 1996
.. Album Cover 2.67 | 22 ratings
Abandon
Hard Rock 1998
.. Album Cover 2.90 | 22 ratings
Bananas
Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 3.32 | 22 ratings
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Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 3.99 | 13 ratings
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Hard Rock 2013

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DEEP PURPLE live albums

.. Album Cover 2.76 | 17 ratings
Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover 4.24 | 30 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 3.76 | 18 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover 2.78 | 7 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover 4.36 | 9 ratings
In Concert
Proto-Metal 1980
.. Album Cover 3.03 | 5 ratings
Live In London
Hard Rock 1982
.. Album Cover 2.82 | 8 ratings
Scandinavian Nights
Proto-Metal 1988
.. Album Cover 2.59 | 4 ratings
Nobody's Perfect
Traditional heavy metal 1988
.. Album Cover 2.05 | 2 ratings
In The Absence Of Pink: Knebworth 85
Traditional heavy metal 1991
.. Album Cover 3.38 | 6 ratings
Live In Japan
Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 2.68 | 3 ratings
Gemini Suite Live
Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 2.88 | 6 ratings
Come Hell Or High Water
Traditional heavy metal 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
Traditional heavy metal 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
Traditional heavy metal 2006
.. Album Cover 2.25 | 2 ratings
Live At The NEC 1993
Traditional heavy metal 2007
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 2 ratings
Live In Stuttgart 1993
Traditional heavy metal 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
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DEEP PURPLE demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Hard Rock 1993
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Hard Rock 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Hard Rock 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Hard Rock 2004
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Hard Rock 2005
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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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
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Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mark I & II
Proto-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1975
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
When We Rock, We Rock And When We Roll, We Roll
Proto-Metal 1978
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The Deep Purple Singles A's & B's
Proto-Metal 1978
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The Mark 2 Purple Singles
Proto-Metal 1979
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Deepest Purple: The Very Best Of Deep Purple
Proto-Metal 1980
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New, Live And Rare
Proto-Metal 1980
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Collection
Proto-Metal 1981
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The Anthology
Proto-Metal 1985
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Hard Rock Heroes
Proto-Metal 1985
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Fireworks
Proto-Metal 1985
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Greatest Purple
Proto-Metal 1985
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The Best Of Deep Purple (Telstar)
Proto-Metal 1987
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The Best Of Deep Purple (Creative Sounds)
Proto-Metal 1987
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Smoke On The Water
Proto-Metal 1987
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Black Night: Best
Proto-Metal 1990
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The Compact Disc Anthology
Proto-Metal 1991
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Greatest Hits
Proto-Metal 1991
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The Best Of Deep Purple (Mun-Hwa)
Proto-Metal 1991
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Knocking At Your Back Door: The Best Of Deep Purple In The 80's
Traditional heavy metal 1992
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Singles A's And B's
Proto-Metal 1993
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Progression
Traditional heavy metal 1993
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Greatest Hits 1970-72
Proto-Metal 1993
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Hush
Proto-Metal 1993
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Purple Chronicle: The Best Selection Of 25th Anniversary
Proto-Metal 1993
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On Stage 1970-1985
Proto-Metal 1994
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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
Traditional heavy metal 1995
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The Collection
Proto-Metal 1997
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30: Very Best Of
Hard Rock 1998
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Purplexed
Traditional heavy metal 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
Traditional heavy metal 1999
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Days May Come And Days May Go: The 1975 Rehearsals Pt. 1
Hard Rock 2000
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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
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Anthems
Proto-Metal 2000
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Smoke On The Water & Other Hits
Proto-Metal 2001
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The Very Best Deep Purple Album Ever
Proto-Metal 2001
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Listen, Learn, Read On
Proto-Metal 2002
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The Best Of Deep Purple (Mercury)
Traditional heavy metal 2002
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Singles Collection 68/76
Proto-Metal 2002
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Purple Hits: The Best Of Deep Purple
Hard Rock 2003
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The Essential
Proto-Metal 2003
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Classic Deep Purple
Traditional heavy metal 2003
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The Early Years
Proto-Metal 2004
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1990-1996
Traditional heavy metal 2004
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The Best & Live: 2 CDs Of Deep Purple
Traditional heavy metal 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
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Speed King: The Fastest Tracks
Traditional heavy metal 2005
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Highway Stars
Proto-Metal 2006
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Colour Collection
Traditional heavy metal 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
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The Deep Purple Collection
Hard Rock 2011
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Icon
Traditional heavy metal 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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Listen, Learn, Read On / River Deep - Mountain High
Proto-Metal 1968
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Kentucky Woman
Proto-Metal 1968
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Emmaretta
Proto-Metal 1969
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Help / Hey Joe
Proto-Metal 1969
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Black Night
Proto-Metal 1970
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Child In Time
Proto-Metal 1970
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Speed King
Proto-Metal 1970
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Flight Of The Rat
Proto-Metal 1970
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Fireball / Demon's Eye
Proto-Metal 1971
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Strange Kind Of Woman
Proto-Metal 1971
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Highway Star
Proto-Metal 1972
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Never Before / When A Blind Man Cries
Proto-Metal 1972
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Woman From Tokyo
Proto-Metal 1972
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Black Night (live)
Proto-Metal 1972
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Child In Time (Live)
Proto-Metal 1972
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Super Trouper / Blood Sucker
Proto-Metal 1973
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Smoke On The Water
Proto-Metal 1973
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Might Just Take Your Life
Proto-Metal 1974
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Burn
Proto-Metal 1974
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Stormbringer
Proto-Metal 1974
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Lady Double Dealer
Proto-Metal 1974
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Gettin' Tighter
Proto-Metal 1974
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You Keep On Moving / Dealer
Hard Rock 1975
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Knocking At Your Back Door
Traditional heavy metal 1984
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Perfect Strangers
Traditional heavy metal 1984
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Call Of The Wild
Traditional heavy metal 1987
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King Of Dreams
Traditional heavy metal 1990
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Love Conquers All
Traditional heavy metal 1990
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Time To Kill
Traditional heavy metal 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
Traditional heavy metal 1987
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Come Hell Or High Water
Hard Rock 1994
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Live In Concert 72/73
Proto-Metal 1996
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In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra
Hard Rock 1999
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Total Abandon: Australia '99
Proto-Metal 2000
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Bombay Calling
Hard Rock 2000
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New, Live And Rare: The Video Collection 1984-2000
Hard Rock 2001
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Live At The NEC England 2002
Hard Rock 2002
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Purple: The Making Of Machine Head
Proto-Metal 2002
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3.05 | 2 ratings
Perihelion
Proto-Metal 2002
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3.09 | 5 ratings
Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Proto-Metal 2003
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Deep Purple: Rock Review 1970-1972
Proto-Metal 2004
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Inside Deep Purple 1969-1973
Proto-Metal 2004
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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
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4.75 | 2 ratings
Live In California 74
Proto-Metal 2006
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Reflections
Proto-Metal 2006
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Live At Montreux 1996
Hard Rock 2006
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4.00 | 1 ratings
They All Came Down To Montreux: Live At Montreux 2006
Hard Rock 2007
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5.00 | 1 ratings
Around The World Live
Hard Rock 2008
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4.00 | 1 ratings
Phoenix Rising
Proto-Metal 2009
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History, Hits & Highlights '68–'76
Proto-Metal 2009
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Live At Montreux 2011
Hard Rock 2011

DEEP PURPLE Reviews

DEEP PURPLE Perfect Strangers

Album · 1984 · Traditional heavy metal
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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 Now What?!

Album · 2013 · Hard Rock
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aglasshouse
I'll admit it- I've never really listened to much Deep Purple until I gave a listen to their 2013 album. I've heard these guys well perceived by critics over the years, and just a little while ago decided to check them out. I gotta say, I was also impressed. But I knew; I couldn't review a band after just listening to a 2013 album, I had to go way on back to their heyday in order to juxtapose this album with the classics.

And after listening, this song is up there. I mean, an album like Stormbringer (which I enjoyed), or Machine Head could not be compared to. It is obviously hard to match work from forty-three years ago when these guys were in their prime. Although I must say that their sound seems much more raw then their classic works. Not to mention they use much more synth on the release as opposed to the simple smashing of hard rocking that you'd see on In Rock (my favorite of all). It may be some sort of pattern that these old bands, once their out of their huge popularity heyday, that they come back with sound that is backed up by other affects in order to support their music which has dulled. Not to say that this dulls their music very much, in fact if you listen to the song 'Weirdestan', you'd swear you were listening to a classic Deep Purple track. Overall, there is a sound of hard rocking that still remains, and it is quite nice, maybe even nicer than some of their older albums.

So, if you are a fan of "classic metal", or Deep Purple for that matter, this is a definite release for you to check out.

Go give it a listen.

DEEP PURPLE Fireball

Album · 1971 · Proto-Metal
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“Fireball” is occasionally the neglected child of the first three Mk. II albums because it sits between the sensational rocker “In Rock” and the classic “Machine Head”. Additionally, some members do not regard it highly. Particularly Ritchie Blackmore has stated his dislike for the album because it was a rush job done between tours and not always with everyone present during a recording session. Still, the album holds some excellent material and represents the halfway mark between the band’s aggressive heavy rock approach and the smoother, more mature style of “Machine Head”.

The title track has Ian Paice on the drums in furious form and includes his rare use of a double bass drum. It’s an unusual song in the Deep Purple catalogue also because there is no guitar solo and instead a bass solo. The song a is charger with Ian Gillan delivering gruff vocals and some of his trademark screams.

“No No No” is a longer piece with a very cool bluesy guitar intro and a slick and easy guitar solo by Blackmore and laid back organ solo by Jon Lord that gradually builds in intensity until Blackmore lets loose with a volley of hard rock guitar arpeggios. Gillan again applies his forceful vocals.

I’ve never been too keen on “Demon’s Eye” but it remains a classic song of the band. I almost feel like it could have been a long slow blues number which the band decided to speed up a bit and add more muscle to it.

To be sure, the oddball of the album is “Anyone’s Daughter”, a mock country western song that sounds like the band is seriously trying to do a Mike Nesmith (of the Monkees) song, tongue in cheek. I’ve always enjoyed this one in part because Blackmore’s clean guitar playing sounds so smooth and nice, and Lord’s piano solo is so sincerely executed. Gillan provides some wonderful humour in his lyrics with lines like, “I won’t get no more eggs and water / cos I’ve laid the farmer’s daughter” and “I you hear telling tales and lies, you say I’m dumb and scraggy / But man, this dumb and scraggy is your daughter’s baby’s daddy”. Both Blackmore and Gillan have stated that they regret having the song on the album but I’m glad for it.

Side two opens with a step back to Deep Purple’s more experimental days with “The Mule”, a song featuring a repeated drum pattern by Paice, a snare burst followed by a roll over the tomtoms, and a long organ and guitar instrumental sequence that let’s Lord create more of a psychedelic soundscape with his instrument than an actual solo.

“Fools” has always been one of my favourite tracks, not least because of the heavy rock guitar and Roger Glover’s bass which has a really thick and chunky sound. Blackmore plays with the volume knob of his guitar to create a solo that sounds like a cello. Just past the seven minute mark the music reaches a thundering conclusion with guitar, organ, bass, and drums crashing and thundering together.

“No One Came” is less complex than most of the other songs but keeps the heavy rock theme of the album. Gillan delivers lyrics of cynicism about the music business, making references to a “Robin Hood outfit” and the “glitter and shine” of the business. A great album closer.

The reissue with bonus tracks has some good material such as the single “Strange Kind of Woman” which appeared on the North American versions of the original album as well as three songs that didn’t make the album. I like “Freedom” the best for its rock and roll sound with a great piano solo and Gillan really screaming out the lyrics at the end. “Slow Train” is interesting because the music of the “ahh-ah-ah-ahh” part was resurrected by Blackmore on the Rainbow album “Bent Out of Shape”. There are also some tracks of just fooling around in the studio which are kind of fun to listen to once or twice.

Overall I feel Deep Purple Mk. II were still hot with fresh ideas on this album. Gillan has stated that from a song writing perspective he felt there were new possibilities explored. It fills the spot between “In Rock” and “Machine Head” with some great music, in my opinion. The band really shows off its talent here. It doesn't rock out as heavily as "In Rock" but it still sounds a bit more gruff and rugged than a lot of later material. The best proto-metal parts would be "Fireball" and "Fools".

DEEP PURPLE Live In Montreux 1969 (Kneel & Pray)

Live album · 2006 · Proto-Metal
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AtomicCrimsonRush
Deep Purple's "Kneel and Pray" is a live Montreaux performance 2 years before some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground. It has the infamous MkII lineup with Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, Ian Gillan on vocals, Roger Glover on bass, Jon Lord on organ, keyboards, and Ian Paice on drums. The 2 disk set features early performances of 'Speed King' and 'Child in Time' and the only surviving performance of 'Kentucky Woman' with this lineup'. It also has early songs such as 'Hush' and features a lot of banter from Gillan, being polite with the crowd as well as dealing with hecklers "Please escort that man out".

Powerhouse performances of 'Child In Time' (12:38) are simply wonderful with Jon Lord's crazy organ finesse and Gillan screaming mania. 'Wring That Neck' is a 20:30 instrumental that wears its welcome out for me but has some amazing organ playing and Blackmore's lead breaks to save it. The Jon Lord solo is of course absolutely brilliant and he gets a chance to unleash his trademark genius on this. Gillan ends by demanding the crowd cheer on Jon Lord and why not?

The version of 'Paint It Black' (10:48) is different than the Stones, focussing on organ, fiery guitar and no vocals and culminates in a huge Paice Drum solo that showcases his flair admirably and takes up most of the running time. He uses cowbell and a ton of cymbals to augment the timpani, snare and bass drums.

There is a mammoth version of 'Mandrake Root' clocking 22:08 to marvel at. Gillan introduces by talking about all the rabbits he saw on the hill, English speaking rabbits he saw in Switzerland, and a half eaten flower, then mentions the lovers taking a love potion, a drug and how it takes effect; yes he is probably stoned himself. Midway through the song Jon Lord unleashes a crazy organ solo including all sorts of weirdness including a rendition of 'Eleanor Rigby'. It becomes a psychedelic freakout when the guitar comes in total improvised style and a real mindbender, at times quite messy and abrasive without a shred of melody; nothing like the Deep Purple of the last 10 years.

'Kentucky Woman' has heart and soul and one of the better songs here. Overall it is Deep Purple in an extreme raw form doing what they do best; a ton of pioneering prog rock from the masters of Montreaux.

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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