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3.14 | 14 ratings | 4 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hush (4:26) *
2. Kentucky Woman Single Version (4:14) *
3. Black Night (3:27)
4. Speed King US Album Version (4:21)
5. Child in Time (10:19)
6. Strange Kind of Woman (4:02)
7. Fireball (3:24)
8. Demon's Eye (5:20)
9. Highway Star (6:09)
10. Smoke on the Water (5:41)
11. Space Truckin' (4:34)
12. Woman from Tokyo (5:49)
13. Burn (6:01) **
14. Stormbringer (4:08) **
15. Knocking at Your Back Door (7:07)

Total Time: 79:02

Line-up / Musicians

- Ritchie Blackmore / guitars
- Ian Gillan / vocals
- Roger Glover / bass
- Ian Paice / drums
- Jon Lord / keyboards

* With Rod Evans on vocals and Nick Simper on bass.
** With David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes on bass.

Releases information

Released in 2000 by Rhino / Wea Records. Original recording remastered.

Thanks to Barla for the addition
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DEEP PURPLE The Very Best of Deep Purple ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Chris H
3 stars As expected, virtually every song on this compilation is from the classic line-up with two exceptions that feature Coverdale on vocals. Almost 80 minutes of music, this is an excellent compilation in the way of songs, containing some of their biggest hits including "Hush", "Highway Star", "Child In Time" and "Smoke On The Water". I don't agree with "Demon's Eye" being present, but one not so great song can't ruin an excellent overall compilation. And, like Barla said, the whole Steve Morse era is missing here so the studio albums will have to be substitutes if you want to find that era of Purple.

All in all, a good introduction to the sound of Purple, but some eras are completely unrepresnted here, so if you are looking to further your collection of the Purple this isn't a must have.

Review by Magnum Vaeltaja
3 stars This is a very good starting point for people looking to get into Deep Purple that might already own an album or two, otherwise there isn't much point in buying it.

The compilation just contains hits for the most part and as a result almost all of the songs are from the classic Mk II era. There are four songs by different eras, with "Hush" and "Kentucky Woman" featuring Rod Evans and Nick Simper on vocals and bass, respectively, and "Burn" and "Stormbringer" featuring David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. The song selection is pretty good in that they cover just about every essential song in the band's catalog and "Demon's Eye" is the only really expendable selection. The track order works well and the CD is packed at almost 80 minutes so you're certainly getting your money's worth with this purchase.

Latest members reviews

3 stars Probably the best DP compilation there is, but it's still not perfect because it's only one disc and they couldn't fit everything. It's packed with most of their classics, but the two tracks that are glaringly missing are "Soldier of Fortune" and "Perfect Strangers". Of course there would be plent ... (read more)

Report this review (#133199) | Posted by Salviaal | Wednesday, August 15, 2007 | Review Permanlink

3 stars Another Deep Purple compilation, that, to my surprise, wasn't in this site. As I expected, almost all the songs are from the "classic" line-up (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice), which was obviously the most sucessful one and (IMO) the best period on DP's career. From that period here are some ... (read more)

Report this review (#103185) | Posted by Barla | Friday, December 15, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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