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 2.65 | 15 ratings
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.. Album Cover 4.06 | 25 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1972
.. Album Cover 3.39 | 16 ratings
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Hard Rock 1982
.. Album Cover 2.79 | 7 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1988
.. Album Cover 2.52 | 3 ratings
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Traditional heavy metal 1988
.. Album Cover 2.05 | 2 ratings
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Traditional heavy metal 1991
.. Album Cover 3.31 | 5 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 2.68 | 3 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1993
.. Album Cover 2.88 | 6 ratings
Come Hell Or High Water
Traditional heavy metal 1994
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Hard Rock 1995
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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
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Hard Rock 1997
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
Total Abandon: Australia '99
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Live At The Royal Albert Hall
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Hard Rock 2000
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
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Live At The Rotterdam Ahoy
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Proto-Metal 2001
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Proto-Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
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Hard Rock 2004
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Live In Stockholm
Proto-Metal 2005
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Live In Aachen 1970
Proto-Metal 2005
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Proto-Metal 2006
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Live At Montreux 1996
Hard Rock 2006
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Traditional heavy metal 2006
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Live At The NEC 1993
Traditional heavy metal 2007
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Live In Stuttgart 1993
Traditional heavy metal 2007
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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
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Proto-Metal 2009
.. Album Cover 2.00 | 1 ratings
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Hard Rock 2009
.. Album Cover 2.50 | 1 ratings
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Hard Rock 2011
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Proto-Metal 2011
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Hard Rock 1993
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Hard Rock 1993
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Hard Rock 1999
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Hard Rock 2003
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Hard Rock 2003
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Proto-Metal 1972
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Proto-Metal 1972
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Proto-Metal 1973
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1975
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Proto-Metal 1976
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1977
.. Album Cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1978
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
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Proto-Metal 1978
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Proto-Metal 1979
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Proto-Metal 1985
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Proto-Metal 1985
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Proto-Metal 1985
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Proto-Metal 1985
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Proto-Metal 1987
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Proto-Metal 1991
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Proto-Metal 1991
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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
.. Album Cover 4.50 | 1 ratings
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
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
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
.. 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
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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
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
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
.. Album Cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
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
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
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
Traditional heavy metal 2012

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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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
Traditional heavy metal 1984
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Perfect Strangers
Traditional heavy metal 1984
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Call Of The Wild
Traditional heavy metal 1987
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2.00 | 1 ratings
King Of Dreams
Traditional heavy metal 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Love Conquers All
Traditional heavy metal 1990
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Time To Kill
Traditional heavy metal 1993
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2.00 | 1 ratings
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming / Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
Hard Rock 1996
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2.00 | 1 ratings
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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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
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2.86 | 4 ratings
In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra
Hard Rock 1999
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0.00 | 0 ratings
Total Abandon: Australia '99
Proto-Metal 2000
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Bombay Calling
Hard Rock 2000
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0.00 | 0 ratings
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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0.00 | 0 ratings
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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0.00 | 0 ratings
History, Hits & Highlights '68–'76
Proto-Metal 2009
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Live At Montreux 2011
Hard Rock 2011

DEEP PURPLE Reviews

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 Now What?!

Album · 2013 · Hard Rock
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New Deep Purple?! One has to be excited to hear that the band are still rocking after such a massive career beginning in the late 60s. The album title is "Now What?!" and I guess the answer is "Let's prove we are the masters of classic rock!" The album features a brilliant line up with Steve Morse on guitar, Roger Glover on bass guitar, Don Airey on organ, keyboards, and Ian Paice on drums. The real surprise is the return of Ian Gillan on vocals! He is a powerhouse vocalist carving a niche in rock history when he was with the band and in his solo career. On this latest album Gillan simply proves the old dinosaur can still scream out his lungs and still has one of the greatest voices in rock.

Deep Purple are riff masters and although Ritchie Blackmore is absent, Steve Morse has a great style and blasts out some dynamic riffs and lead breaks. The album is dedicated to Jon Lord, and Don Airey certainly keeps the flame burning with his keyboard style, and I am sure was humbled to be involved. Ian Paice is a genius drummer and it is great to hear his pound away on these songs. Roger Glover is an accomplished bassist, making an appearance on a swag of Purple albums, so it is wonderful to experience his style again on this latest release.

The album is one hour of old school style rock with a metal edge, and there is a lot of progalicious extended keyboard breaks and lead guitar workouts. 'A Simple Song' kicks things off, beginning slowly with nice guitar licks then Gillan in a reflective mood. The heavy rock kicks in with guitar chord progression and very heavy handed Hammond squelches. The keyboarding on this is simply stunning, a real throwback to the great freakouts of the 70s. There is some delightful flute on this too giving a pastoral sound.

After this delightful start they launch into 'Weirdistan' with guitar stabs over a strong bassline and drum pattern. I love the multilayered vocals and melody on this. A lead break cements my enjoyment of this, and what a riff that locks in with organ and axe trade offs in extended jam sessions; it doesn't get better than this!

'Out Of Hand' opens with gloomy atmospheres with a bell chiming and preternatural sounds, then a drone and symphonic violin slices, reminiscent of 'Knocking at Your back door'. A chugging riff enters and some very cool vocals, Gillan is incredible after all these years to be able to sing like this. The way the riff comes and goes with the string section foundation playing beneath is simply wonderful. Again the organ shimmers are absolutely fantastic. A lead break showcase Morse's inimitable style, with fast upsweeps and sustained string bends.

'Hell To Pay' has that Bob Ezrin anthemic production sound, he certainly knows how to get the best out of a band. This one has a Kiss sound but still unmistakeably Deep Purple all the way. The lead break is precision playing from Morse and I love the organ embellishments; Airey is sensational on this album. He has a freakout moment on this track channelling Lord almost in an improvised freestyle; listen to those keyboard crunches.

'Body Line' moves into funky territory, the tune has a funky 80s vibe and yet is as heavy as the Purple get, especially the guitar riffing and that crazy organ. It has a more pedestrian structure but it's still a great song.

'Above And Beyond' is a safer song with a pop melody but I adore the keyboard motif on this and it has a beautiful lead solo at the end. 'Blood From A Stone' has a bluesy feel helped by Glover's bass and Gillan's vocals are deep and resonant showing his age at 67 here. The organ is definitely akin to The Doors 'Riders on the Storm' and that suits me as I am crazy about that song. It builds into a heavier chorus then pulls back to the Doors like sound on the verses. Later it switches time signatures then a gorgeous organ solo like Ray Manzarek in his stoned phase. The song really grows on you and it is so laid back and emotional I can't help but rate this as a highlight.



'Uncommon Man' answers the prog question with some very nice progressive moments, opening with Spanish guitar, then a sumptuous symphonic sound like Pink Floyd. This is quite a surprise after the heavy approach of previous tracks. It is great that DP still want to experiment with music after all these years. Paice has some cool drum fills over this soundscape. Then a guitar solo blazes over and a rhythm builds up ominously with a ton of strings until it moves to a trumpet fanfare on the keyboards. Gillan's vocals are multilayered, and the time sig is off kilter in the main riff as he sings "It's good to be king". The organ and lead breaks are delightful. This is definitely a great song to showcase the prog components of the band.

'Après Vous' is a raucous song with a classic Deep Purple sound especially the riff and the opening vocal section. The time sig has a prog sound and it is a heavy sound from the Hammond and metal guitar that are synced perfectly. It unleashes into an instrumental domination, beginning with soft guitar tones over ethereal synths and a pulsating bass and drum. A symphonic soundscape enters then the staccato organ comes to the fore trading off with incessant speed picking lead guitar; a powerhouse of musicianship.

'All The Time In The World' is the big single and sounds more qualified for radio airplay. The melody is infectious with an uptempo feel. Morse's solo is pleasant but again it is Airey that really captivates me on this track; his organ playing is phenomenal.

'Vincent Price' opens with cathedral pipe organ sounds, like the old actor himself has made an appearance. It is a throwback to the Hammer Horror films of the 70s, such as "Pit and the Pendulum", "Fall of the House of Usher" or "House of Wax". Price was a master and this is a terrific homage to his work. It even has a Gothic female choir and some horror themes interwoven in the structure. The heavy distorted guitar is doom metal and the lyrics capture the horror themes of vampires, and "red blood dripping, she doesn't have a prayer, I know it's not real but I just don't care, it feels so good to be afraid, Vincent Price is back again." The lead break is excellent with a phased sound, and there are effects of chains and Gillan even has a yell like the old days; delightful.

'Highway Star (Bonus track)' is a nice add on after such a great album, and it basically cruises along the familiar bass and drum line, with some incredible lead guitar work, and more Gillan screeches. I always loved 'Highway Star' and I never tire of this, the lead guitar and organ on this live version are absolutely killer, and it ends with a lead guitar workout with piercing screams.

"Now What?!" is a bonafide Deep Purple treasure. I was hoping it would measure up to the brilliance of the past and it certainly delivers from beginning to end. The organ playing is brilliant and a real tribute to the work of Jon Lord who the album is dedicated. I can't complain; this is Deep Purple at their best. It is a real pleasure to listen to and it is comforting to know that not only are Deep Purple back in the studio but they are creating some of their most proficient musicianship and every song has its own atmosphere; they really prove they are masters of classic rock.

DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple

Album · 1969 · Proto-Metal
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Warthur
A bit of a transitional album this, with Deep Purple honing their songwriting chops and dialling back their reliance on cover versions compared to its two preceding albums. The band's own compositional abilities aren't quite ready for prime time yet, to my ears; they seem to be casting around a little aimlessly looking for a new sound, which they'd only attain once personnel shakeups yielded the Mark II lineup. The tension between going all-out progressive on the one hand and going hard rock on the other does yield some interesting moments, but there's more heat than light coming off Deep Purple at this point in time.

DEEP PURPLE Shades Of Deep Purple

Album · 1968 · Proto-Metal
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Warthur
More rooted in hard-edged psychedelia than the early metal they would eventually be known for, Deep Purple's debut album finds the band relying heavily on their highly distinctive arrangements of various 1960s counterculture standards. Some of these are more successful than others; they give a decent rendition of the slow version of Hey Joe (but few bands worth their salt back then couldn't pull off a Hey Joe if they had a mind to), whilst their version of the Beatles' Help feels a little heavy-handed and pompous, the stridency of the band striking an incongruous note next to the fragility of the lyrics. Still, their take on Hush is downright excellent.

DEEP PURPLE Burn

Album · 1974 · Proto-Metal
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Warthur
Deep Purple bands tend to refer to the different lineups of the band as "Deep Purple Mark I", "Deep Purple Mark II" and so on, almost as though they are different bands, and on the basis of Burn I'd say there's some merit to that approach. This is the debut of Deep Purple Mark III, which sees Ian Gillian and Roger Glover being replaced by Dave Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.

Some bands try to push on with business as usual when they have a lineup change, but I really respect the way Deep Purple see their personnel shift as an opportunity rather than a problem, taking it as chance to experiment with their sound and really develop it to the next level and accommodate the new strengths of the incoming members. Coverdale does a superb job on vocals here, but he's able to pull it off because the band's new swampy, funky style - with the blues influence on their sound really teased out here and there - brilliantly supports his particular vocal approach.

No, it's not quite the same if you're in it for material like Child In Time or Highway Star - but then again I'm sure Deep Purple Mark II was a bit of a shock for people who wanted more stuff like Hush or Concerto for Group and Orchestra. Circumstances change, and here Deep Purple change with them in order to come out stronger. I can honestly say I like this better than any of the Mark II albums, and it's inspired me to give the Deep Purple back catalogue a little more scrutiny than I was inclined to on the basis of the Mark II lineup. Leave your preconceptions at the door and don't listen to the Mark II purists, because there's a lot to love here.

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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