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4.16 | 19 ratings | 1 reviews | 42% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Hush (Joe South) (4:24)
2. One More Rainy Day (Lord/Evans) (3:38)
3. Kentucky Woman (Neil Diamond) (4:04)
4. Emmaretta (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) (3:00)
5. The Bird Has Flown (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) (2:54)
6. Hallelujah (Greenaway/Cook) (3:44)
7. Speed King (early take, demo version with piano) (4:26)
8. Black Night (3:28)
9. Strange Kind of Woman (3:49)
10. I'm Alone (3:06)
11. Fireball (3:21)
12. Demon's Eye 5:12
13. Never Before (single edit) (3:30)
14. When a Blind Man Cries (3:32)
15. Smoke on the Water (Single edit) (3:48)
16. Black Night (Live) (4:59)
17. Might Just Take Your Life (Single edit) (Blackmore/Lord/Coverdale/Paice) (3:35)
18. Coronarias Redig (Blackmore/Lord/Paice) (4:54)
19. You Keep On Moving (single edit) (Coverdale/Hughes) (4:29)
20. Love Child (Bolin/Coverdale) (3:04)

Total Time 77:09

Line-up / Musicians

Different Deep Purple line-ups 1968 - 1975

Releases information

CD EMI 0777 7 81009 2 8

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DEEP PURPLE The Deep Purple Singles A's and B's ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(42%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(47%)
Good, but non-essential (11%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by clarke2001
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4 stars I love this compilation. It was not my first encounter with compiled DEEP PURPLE material, but it remained the best one to the present day. Also, I was not that much into Purples at the time, and I was only familiar with a handful of albums. From that point, I enjoyed this (I still do), it showed me many faces of the band - early psychedelic one, later more elaborated (yet not overly complex) and some mature and pleasant works, with more polished sound. Furthermore, for a DP newbie, some songs are showing similarities with the most known ones, so it's possible to see the gradation of band's development, at least in a concise way. Along these lines there are a few alternate version of common hits - interesting experience ('Speed King' in a slow version should be avoided though).

In the context of band's work, this one should be ranked more than average. In the context of the music the most people on this web site are aiming to, it's a good choice again. Four stars, it's valuable. It's a great starter for a newbie, while not being one of dozen redundant compilations repeating same hits over and over again. A big thumbs up to the editors.

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