Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Deep Purple


From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Deep Purple 20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple  album cover
3.37 | 8 ratings | 1 reviews | 50% 5 stars

Write a review
from partners
Boxset/Compilation, released in 2002

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Knocking at Your Back Door 07:06
2. Perfect Strangers 05:29
3. Son of Alerik 10:02
4. Bad Attitude 04:44
5. The Unwritten Law 04:37
6. Dead or Alive 04:43
7. Black Night 06:09
8. Child in Time 10:37
9. Smoke on the Water 07:43

Total playing time 01:01:10


Search DEEP PURPLE 20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search DEEP PURPLE 20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Ritchie Blackmore / guitar
- Ian Gillan / vocals
- Roger Glover / bass
- Jon Lord / organ, keyboards
- Ian Paice / drums

Releases information


Thanks to mogorva for the addition
and to snobb for the last updates
Edit this entry

DEEP PURPLE MP3, Free Download (music stream)

Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s
No MP3/Stream available for this artist.
Collaborate with, learn how to submit new MP3s.

Buy DEEP PURPLE 20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple Music

No release results - showing artist results instead
Deep Purple Machine HeadDeep Purple Machine Head
Rhino Flashback 2011
Audio CD$4.92
$4.91 (used)
Made In JapanMade In Japan
Warner Off Roster 1988
Audio CD$3.53
$1.76 (used)
Perfect Strangers (Remastered)Perfect Strangers (Remastered)
Remastered · Extra tracks
Mercury 1999
Audio CD$3.66
$3.68 (used)
In Rock: Anniversary EditionIn Rock: Anniversary Edition
Import · Remastered
EMI 1995
Audio CD$5.03
$3.99 (used)
A Fire In The Sky (3CD)A Fire In The Sky (3CD)
Rhino Records - No SAI 2017
Audio CD$14.99
$22.06 (used)
Flashback - Rhino 2008
Audio CD$3.78
$3.96 (used)
Burn (Expanded & Remastered)Burn (Expanded & Remastered)
Rhino/Warner Bros. 2005
Audio CD$5.93
$5.92 (used)
inFinite (Gold Edition)inFinite (Gold Edition)
Audio CD$13.12
$13.97 (used)
The Very Best of Deep PurpleThe Very Best of Deep Purple
Warner Archives / Rhino 2000
Audio CD$11.98
$3.83 (used)

Right Now on Ebay (logo)

More places to buy DEEP PURPLE music online Buy DEEP PURPLE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:

DEEP PURPLE 20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple ratings distribution

(8 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(50%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(25%)
Good, but non-essential (25%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

DEEP PURPLE 20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple reviews

Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
3 stars "The Universal Masters Collection", labelled here as "20th Century Masters", is the last Deep Purple compilation I am ever buying, as I have all their famous albums and enough compilations to sink a battleship. This one ended up in my clutches for two simple reasons; 1. It was relatively cheap, found at a reject shop, and 2. It did feature some tracks that I did not actually have. The tracks in question are Son of Alerik, a 10 minute track that was a bonus on "Perfect Strangers" CD remaster, but not included on my version, and the songs from "The House of Blue Light" that I never bothered with; Bad Attitude, The Unwritten Law, and Dead or Alive. My version with different packaging from China also featured The Spanish Archer from this album as a last track, so that was kind of a nice bonus. All of these are okay but I prefer the heavier proggier Mark 1 Line up any day.

It also features some of my all time favourites such as Knocking at Your Back Door and Perfect Strangers, the two best songs on "Perfect Strangers". As a bonus it features the brilliant live tracks Black Night, clocking just over 6 minutes, and classic live Child in Time (10:37) and a live Smoke on the Water (7:43). That is not a bad collection in essence and worth giving Chickenfeed the 10 dollars I shelled out for this.

The packaging is no frills, small fold out booklet with about 3 pictures and some information on Purple history, and mine has a different colour cover than the one pictured here, but I dare say this collection has ended up in many homes due to its cheapness and the track listing. I was very pleased to be able to add it to my collection.

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of DEEP PURPLE "20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple "

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives