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The archetypal hard rock band, hugely influential, and still alive and well after almost 40 years, DEEP PURPLE were formed in Hertford (England) in 1968. Their earliest line-up (known as Mark I) featured guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, drummer Ian Paice (who was to be the only constant member in all the numerous incarnations of the band), keyboardist Jon Lord, bassist Nick Simper and vocalist Rod Evans. Their first album, "Shades of Deep Purple", included a cover of JOE SOUTH's "Hush", which became a big hit in the USA. The following two efforts were definitely more progressive in tone, especially their third, self-titled album, which saw Lord's masterful, classically-influenced use of the B3 Hammond organ steal the limelight.

In 1969, Evans and Simper were fired, to be replaced by two former Episode Six members, bassist Roger Glover and legendary vocalist Ian Gillan, who had also starred in the lead role in the original version of Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar". This line-up, which is widely known as DEEP PURPLE Mark II, gave the band international renown - even though their first album, Lord's pet project "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" (recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) was poorly received.

With Gillan and Glover on board, DEEP PURPLE recorded a series of extremely successful albums, which saw them blend the progressive stylings of their first three albums with an increasingly harder-edged approach, like 1970' ground-breaking "In Rock". Their sound featured lengthy, dazzling duels between Lord's Hammond and Blackmore's Stratocaster, punctuated by Gillan's sky-high screams - nowhere better embodied than in their stunning, 1972 live album, "Made in Japan". In the same year, they released "Machine Head", one of the essential rock albums of all time, which featured the seminal riff of "Smoke on the Water" (inspired by a true episode happened during the recording of the album itself in Montreux, Switzerland), as well as other classics such as "Highway Star" and "Space Truckin'".

Unfortunately, ego clashes and differences in musical direction caused the departure of both Gillan and Glover, who were replaced by an already established musician (also possessed of awesome pipes), former TRAPEZE bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes, and an unknown singer from North Yorkshire, David Coverdale, whose deep, bluesy voice was distinctly different from Gillan's high-pitched wail. The first Mark III album, ...
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Perfect StrangersPerfect Strangers
Remastered · Extra tracks
Island / Mercury 1999
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Deluxe Edition · CD+DVD · Extra tracks
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In Rock: Anniversary EditionIn Rock: Anniversary Edition
Import · Remastered
EMI 1995
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FireballFireball
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Live in Paris 1975Live in Paris 1975
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DEEP PURPLE shows & tickets


  • Deep Purple on 24 May 2014
  • Hellfest 2014 on 20 Jun 2014
  • Deep Purple + Gibonni at Jazine, Zadar on 15 Jul 2014
  • Collisioni 2014 | Harvest on 18 Jul 2014
  • Guitare en Scène on 20 Jul 2014
  • Deep Purple + The Orchestra at Festival Park, Elgin on 20 Aug 2014
  • Deep Purple at Casino Rama, Washago on 22 Aug 2014
  • Deep Purple at Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, New Jersey on 25 Aug 2014

DEEP PURPLE discography


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DEEP PURPLE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.28 | 345 ratings
Shades of Deep Purple
1968
3.19 | 337 ratings
The Book Of Taliesyn
1968
3.62 | 391 ratings
Deep Purple
1969
4.29 | 776 ratings
In Rock
1970
3.72 | 551 ratings
Fireball
1971
4.27 | 785 ratings
Machine Head
1972
2.87 | 354 ratings
Who Do We Think We Are
1973
3.77 | 505 ratings
Burn
1974
3.02 | 398 ratings
Stormbringer
1974
3.17 | 329 ratings
Come Taste The Band
1975
3.39 | 384 ratings
Perfect Strangers
1984
2.80 | 246 ratings
The House Of Blue Light
1987
2.76 | 204 ratings
Slaves And Masters
1990
2.74 | 219 ratings
The Battle Rages On...
1993
3.67 | 262 ratings
Purpendicular
1996
2.76 | 195 ratings
Abandon
1998
3.08 | 222 ratings
Bananas
2003
3.38 | 216 ratings
Rapture Of The Deep
2005
3.99 | 166 ratings
Now What?!
2013

DEEP PURPLE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.17 | 175 ratings
Concerto for Group and Orchestra
1969
4.49 | 475 ratings
Made In Japan
1972
3.79 | 59 ratings
California Jamming
1974
3.37 | 130 ratings
Made In Europe
1976
2.14 | 41 ratings
Last Concert In Japan
1977
4.50 | 74 ratings
Deep Purple In Concert
1980
3.25 | 36 ratings
Live in London
1982
3.02 | 41 ratings
Scandinavian Nights (AKA Live and rare)
1988
2.74 | 54 ratings
Nobody's perfect
1988
3.33 | 21 ratings
In The Absence Of Pink: Knebworth 85
1991
3.97 | 26 ratings
Gemini Suite
1993
4.63 | 37 ratings
Live In Japan
1993
3.26 | 47 ratings
Come Hell Or High Water
1994
4.33 | 3 ratings
On Stage: Black Night
1994
4.33 | 3 ratings
On Stage: Highway Star
1994
4.00 | 4 ratings
On Stage 1970 -1985
1994
3.64 | 18 ratings
Live in California 1976: On the Wings of a Russian Foxbat
1995
3.14 | 11 ratings
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Deep Purple In Concert
1995
3.23 | 12 ratings
MK III The Final Concerts
1996
3.66 | 33 ratings
Live At The Olympia 96
1997
3.21 | 53 ratings
In Concert With the London Symphony Orchestra
1999
4.08 | 12 ratings
Total Abandon
1999
3.86 | 7 ratings
1420 Beachwood Drive: The California Rehearsals Pt 2
2000
2.25 | 13 ratings
This Time Around: Live in Tokyo '75
2000
2.74 | 15 ratings
Days May Come and Days May Go: The 1975 California Rehearsals
2000
4.33 | 3 ratings
Australian Tour 2001 - Wollongong
2001
3.14 | 7 ratings
Live At The Rotterdam Ahoy
2001
3.12 | 7 ratings
Kneel & Pray
2001
1.79 | 10 ratings
Space Vol 1&2 - Live in Aachen 1970
2001
3.13 | 8 ratings
Inglewood - Live in California 1968
2002
3.50 | 8 ratings
Live in Denmark 1972
2002
3.44 | 17 ratings
Live In Paris 1975: La Dernière Séance
2003
3.80 | 5 ratings
Perks And Tit
2004
3.08 | 4 ratings
Deep Purple with the London Symphony Orchestra and friends
2005
4.33 | 3 ratings
Australian Tour 2001 - Newcastle
2005
3.04 | 7 ratings
Live in Europe
2006
3.73 | 22 ratings
Montreux 1996
2006
3.72 | 18 ratings
Live at Montreux 2006
2007
4.25 | 4 ratings
Live at Montreux and in Concert
2007
2.54 | 8 ratings
NEC 1993
2007
3.64 | 14 ratings
Deep Purple with Orchestra - Live at Montreux 2011
2011
2.83 | 6 ratings
BBC Sessions 1968-1970
2011
4.67 | 3 ratings
Perfect Strangers Live
2013

DEEP PURPLE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

2.17 | 5 ratings
Rises Over Japan
1976
4.00 | 6 ratings
The Videosingles
1987
4.57 | 7 ratings
Doing Their Thing
1990
4.60 | 5 ratings
Heavy Metal Pioneers
1992
4.40 | 10 ratings
Scandinavian Nights
1992
3.65 | 25 ratings
In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra
1999
4.13 | 11 ratings
Total Abandon
1999
4.02 | 8 ratings
Bombay Calling
2000
4.33 | 3 ratings
Around the World 1995-1999
2000
3.80 | 10 ratings
New, Live & Rare - The Video Collection 1984-2000
2001
3.94 | 32 ratings
Come hell or high water
2001
4.22 | 26 ratings
Concerto For Group And Orchestra
2002
4.17 | 15 ratings
Perihelion
2002
3.56 | 18 ratings
Machine Head - Classic Albums
2002
4.60 | 5 ratings
Masters From the Vaults
2003
4.60 | 5 ratings
Live Encounters
2004
3.74 | 9 ratings
Rock Review 1969-1972
2004
3.57 | 6 ratings
Deep Purple's Made In Japan (Rock Milestones)
2005
4.81 | 31 ratings
"Live in concert 1972/73"
2005
4.42 | 28 ratings
Live in California 74
2006
3.09 | 3 ratings
Reflections
2006
4.09 | 14 ratings
Live At Montreux 2006
2007
4.43 | 7 ratings
Around The World Live Boxset
2008
4.33 | 3 ratings
Stormbringers - The Inside Story
2008
4.67 | 12 ratings
History, Hits, & Highlights
2009
3.67 | 6 ratings
Phoenix Rising
2011
4.67 | 6 ratings
Deep Purple with Orchestra - Live at Montreux 2011
2011
4.24 | 8 ratings
Perfect Strangers Live
2013

DEEP PURPLE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.50 | 6 ratings
Best of Deep Purple
1970
4.04 | 8 ratings
Purple Passages
1972
4.38 | 8 ratings
Mark I & II
1973
3.31 | 32 ratings
24 Carat Purple
1975
3.20 | 12 ratings
Powerhouse
1977
3.18 | 8 ratings
When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll
1978
4.14 | 14 ratings
The Singles A's and B's
1978
4.25 | 4 ratings
The Mark 2 Purple Singles
1979
2.85 | 46 ratings
Deepest Purple - The Very Best Of Deep Purple
1980
4.50 | 2 ratings
Fireworks
1985
4.20 | 5 ratings
Greatest Purple
1985
4.50 | 2 ratings
Black Night - Best
1990
2.76 | 9 ratings
Knocking At Your Back Door: The Best Of Deep Purple In The 80s
1991
3.85 | 12 ratings
The Compact Disc Anthology
1991
1.42 | 5 ratings
Progression
1993
4.07 | 10 ratings
The Deep Purple Singles A's and B's
1993
4.50 | 2 ratings
I Successi
1993
4.50 | 2 ratings
Soldier of Fortune: The Greatest Hits
1994
3.50 | 4 ratings
Smoke On The Water - The Best Of
1994
3.75 | 4 ratings
Child in time 1984-88
1995
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Collection
1997
2.17 | 9 ratings
Purplexed
1998
2.43 | 26 ratings
30: Very Best Of
1998
3.08 | 3 ratings
Under The Gun
1999
4.33 | 3 ratings
Shades 1968-1998 boxset
1999
3.59 | 4 ratings
Anthems
2000
3.67 | 3 ratings
Extended Versions
2000
3.11 | 9 ratings
The Very Best of Deep Purple
2000
4.05 | 2 ratings
On the Road
2001
4.33 | 3 ratings
The Soundboard Series
2001
4.50 | 2 ratings
Collectors Edition - The Bootleg Series 1984-2000 (12 CD)
2001
4.50 | 2 ratings
Very Best Deep Purple Album Ever
2001
4.00 | 2 ratings
In Profile
2001
4.25 | 4 ratings
Listen Learn Read On boxset
2002
3.25 | 5 ratings
20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple
2002
3.80 | 5 ratings
Singles Collection 68/76
2002
4.33 | 3 ratings
Winning Combinations split CD
2003
4.33 | 3 ratings
The Essential
2003
4.60 | 5 ratings
Purple Hits - The Best of Deep Purple
2003
2.46 | 7 ratings
The Early Years
2004
4.05 | 10 ratings
The Platinum Collection
2005
4.33 | 3 ratings
The Ultra Selection
2005
1.73 | 4 ratings
The Deep Purple Collection
2006
3.25 | 3 ratings
Higway Stars
2006
3.31 | 4 ratings
Greatest Hits (Steel Box Collection)
2008
4.60 | 5 ratings
Singles & E.P. Anthology 1968-1980
2010
0.00 | 0 ratings
Now What?! (Gold Edition)
2013

DEEP PURPLE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.57 | 7 ratings
Kentucky Woman
1968
2.45 | 10 ratings
Hush / One More Rainy Day
1968
3.57 | 7 ratings
Emmaretta / The Bird Has Flown
1969
3.25 | 8 ratings
River Deep Mountain High / Listen, Learn, Read On
1969
3.37 | 11 ratings
Hallelujah (I am the preacher) / April (part one)
1969
4.48 | 14 ratings
Black Night/Speed King
1970
4.00 | 9 ratings
Speed King / Into the Fire
1970
4.00 | 10 ratings
Fireball
1971
4.03 | 10 ratings
Strange Kind Of Woman/I'm Alone
1971
4.22 | 9 ratings
Highway Star
1972
3.86 | 7 ratings
April
1972
4.38 | 8 ratings
Black Night
1972
3.88 | 8 ratings
Never Before / When a Blind Man Cries
1972
3.88 | 8 ratings
Woman from Tokyo
1973
4.36 | 11 ratings
Smoke On The Water
1973
3.50 | 8 ratings
Super Trouper / Blood Sucker
1973
4.00 | 10 ratings
Burn
1974
3.57 | 7 ratings
Might Just Take Your Life
1974
3.00 | 7 ratings
Lady Double Dealer
1974
3.00 | 6 ratings
You Can't Do It Right / High Ball Shooter
1974
3.63 | 8 ratings
Stormbringer
1975
3.60 | 5 ratings
You Keep on Movin'
1975
4.00 | 7 ratings
Child In Time / Smoke On The Water / Fireball
1975
3.67 | 3 ratings
New Live & Rare Vol. 2
1976
3.40 | 5 ratings
El vuelo del pajaro (The Bird Has Flown)
1977
3.67 | 3 ratings
New Live & Rare
1977
3.83 | 6 ratings
Black Night
1978
4.20 | 5 ratings
Deep Purple In Rock
1979
3.80 | 5 ratings
Burn
1980
3.33 | 3 ratings
New Live And Rare Vol.3
1980
4.00 | 8 ratings
Knocking At Your Back Door
1984
3.50 | 6 ratings
Nobody's Home
1984
4.10 | 10 ratings
Perfect Strangers
1984
3.80 | 5 ratings
Deep Purple
1984
3.67 | 3 ratings
Off the Record Special with Mary Turner
1985
3.75 | 4 ratings
Black Night
1985
3.80 | 5 ratings
Smoke On The Water / Living Wreck / No, No, No
1985
3.20 | 5 ratings
Bad Attitude
1987
3.75 | 4 ratings
Call of the Wild
1987
3.00 | 6 ratings
Hush
1988
2.83 | 6 ratings
Love Conquers All
1990
3.67 | 6 ratings
King of Dreams
1990
3.67 | 6 ratings
Anya
1993
3.25 | 4 ratings
Time to Kill
1993
3.25 | 4 ratings
Talk About Love
1993
2.27 | 6 ratings
The Battle Rages On
1993
3.33 | 3 ratings
Anyone's Daughter / Speed King
1994
3.50 | 4 ratings
Black Night
1995
3.00 | 2 ratings
Aviator
1996
2.50 | 2 ratings
Hey Cisco
1996
4.67 | 6 ratings
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming - Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
1996
2.00 | 1 ratings
The Turtle Island Shuffle
1996
2.50 | 2 ratings
Don't Hold Your Breath
1996
3.33 | 3 ratings
Any Fule Kno That
1998
2.50 | 2 ratings
Don't Make Me Happy
1998
2.50 | 2 ratings
Whatsername
1998
3.67 | 3 ratings
Black Night (live Australia 1999)
1998
2.67 | 3 ratings
Smoke on the Water (live '99)
1999
3.00 | 2 ratings
Rhino Hi-Five: Deep Purple
2005
3.67 | 3 ratings
Well Dressed Guitar
2005
3.00 | 5 ratings
Rapture Of The Deep
2005
4.00 | 2 ratings
All The Time In The World
2013

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 Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming - Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic by DEEP PURPLE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1996
4.67 | 6 ratings

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Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming - Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Anon-E-Mouse

5 stars Deep Purple - Proto-Prog? My backside! This band has delivered more inspiration to Prog-Rock than any other on the side of Led Zeppelin. Period. That after 40 odd years this band are still going strong is no accident, they are that good.

Normally, I care little for singles and it's the first time I reflect on one. Why? Because it's that exceptionally well crafted.

Typing is a chore to me as in my advanced age my eyesight had become rather poor. My ears are still tuned to great sounds, though.

This tune is one of the finest rock anthems I've ever heard. It brings tears to my eyes every time I put it on. I just can't help it. It's that powerful in a gentle way. The live versions are even better with Steve Morse's powerful, soaring guitar solos are dominating the piece.

Great tune, worth checking out. The B-side is mediocre , but not bad.

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 Shades of Deep Purple by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1968
3.28 | 345 ratings

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Shades of Deep Purple
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

3 stars A rather primitive and uncharacteristic album from what Deep Purple became famous for. They relied heavily on covers and the music in general is not very different from much of what was coming out of bands at the time. However, there are plenty of moments hinting the potential they had from the get go: Jon Lord´s powerful Hammond runs were up to any other virtuoso keyboardist of the day (Keith Emerson included) and Ian Paice drumming is simply terrific, showing a rare very unique musical personality so early on. Only Blakmore´s guitar playing is a little green compared to what he´d do very soon, but it is very fine and tasteful even at that stage. I also liked Nick Simper bass runs. Rod Evans is a good singer, ok.

Of the tracks, most are tentative although again their virtuosity was already showing, as the instrumental opener And The Address clearly makes this statement. Hush is a classic and is a nice rock tune, very well connected with the time and still standing well after all these years. Some arrangements are a bit too pompous and a bit pointless, like in their cover of the Beatles Help. Others are too typical 60´s pop (One More Rainy Day). Still, their energy and talent are visible and as a first efford, quite strong.

Deep Purple would easily surpass this CD in a very short time - Book Of Talesyn, incredibly recorded just a few months after this is a great leap forward - but I found it quite interesting and more than just a curio for fans and collectors. They were always special.

Rating: between 2.5 and 3 stars.

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 Perfect Strangers Live by DEEP PURPLE album cover DVD/Video, 2013
4.24 | 8 ratings

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Perfect Strangers Live
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by gr8dane

4 stars Well,somebody has to be the first,so it might as well be me.This Deep purple MK 2 reunion show is an absolute killer concert. Professionally filmed alright, with a band firing on all cylinders,and great sound too. Deep Purple here is touring their recently released Perfect Strangers album ,and of course we get some tracks from that album.4 to be precise, and great ones at that, along with the songs you would totally expect them to play,starting of with Highway star,a great opener as always. Everybody in the band looks like they are having an absolute thrill be back on stage together cranking out their classics. Ian Gillan and Ritchie Blackmore looks so great together again and are totally feeding of one another ,a total delight to see. The only thing that kind of bothers me after repeated viewing is the Paice ,Lord and Blackmore solos.They get kind of get boring,when maybe you could have had another 2 songs like Fireball and maybe a deep cut from Who Do We Think we are.But hey,that's not Deep Purple's fault.That's how they do it in concert.Solos galore during songs (which here are great) and the solo solo's. So,,,If a fan of this great band,there is no way you can lose out on getting this.

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 Now What?! by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.99 | 166 ratings

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Now What?!
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Sean Trane
Special Collaborator Prog Folk

3 stars Wow, with the preceding Rapture, I had to get used to a Lord-less Purple, but with this one, I've got to get used to the idea that he will never come back. So obviously Airey will probably remain for a while as only the group's second keyboardist ever in their 40-years+ career. In some ways, NW is a logical musical continuation of RotD, this time with the ever-alive Bob Ezrin behind the production control knobs and more surprisingly in the songwriting credits as well - no details as to who, what, when and why.

Opening slowly with a quiet intro, A Simple Song gives you the general Purple hard-rock feel that the band has never really left (outside a few mid-70's errors) for the better part of its career. The slightly Kashmiresque Weirdistan is hardly worth noticing, though, and the following Out Of Hand follows more or less suit Gillan even sounds a tad Ozzy-esque at times, especially in some of the relatively insignificant lyrics - at least to the casual observer. While Bodyline could easily fit in the sonic realm of In Rock, but Morse is definitely not as prominent as that other guitarist. By Above & Beyond, the album has sunken in a Purple daze (no relation to Dendrix ;o)p)), that only a Rhodes in Blood From A Stone or a lengthy and slow instrumental intro of Uncommon Man. The rest is just average Purple stuff that ranks from filler to run-of-the-mill stuff. Highlights are Bodyline, Uncommon Man and Stone Blood.

Well, if at one point, I'd feared Airy might bring his synth that I'd come to dread in Rainbow and other projects, I can no stop worrying, because he's a perfect it in his two Purple albums, both musically and in terms of human image. Indeed, one couldn't tell the difference that the newer members (Morse and Airey) are about a decade younger than the three historical members. Outside these (very) light considerations, one can wonder what the point is to a new Purple album, since they all sound more or less the same and never seem to bring anything new. NOW, an alright album, but WHAT is the point?! Outside a Jon Lord dedication.

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 Now What?! by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.99 | 166 ratings

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Now What?!
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Alard Charlton

4 stars My favourite album of 2013. Deep Purple show off a range of styles on this album while retaining that Chiddy Bevan dap feel for which they are so well known. Ian Gillian expresses some different vocal qualities as well as his usual feanish ones. Don Hairy does a fantastic job of filling the sadly departed Jon Lords shoes with some fantastic Mrs Price Hammond Organ sounds, as well as a few mellow chimpish ones. The songs are strong and varied and the band even honours the brilliant horror actor Bela Lugosi by including a song all about Vincent Price called Vincent Price. Neal Morse contributes some great lead solos on this album, often trading licks with Don Hairy and his bad mood sounding Hammond. Roger Groover and Ian Pace keep up that reliable Purple backdrop in their Billish Chinese way.

Deep Purple at their most Feanish and Buddylike.

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 In Rock by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1970
4.29 | 776 ratings

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In Rock
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Alard Charlton

5 stars Deep Purple in rock showed a change in direction for the band. On the first three albums they were an eclectic brand of psychedelia, Progressive Rock and blues. The 4th album saw the band take a hard rock direction which catapulted them into the big league. Original vocalist Craig Evans and Bassist Nic Simple are replaced on this album ( and others after ) by Bassman Roger Groover and Ian Gillian. SPEED KING starts of in a bad mood fashion with great aggressive playing by the band, it then settles down into a churchy sound from Jack Lord and then explodes into the main body of the song which is a real rocker. Nice interplay by Jack Lord and Clayton Blackmore, topped off by some great vocals from Ian Gillian which brings to mind the smell of lifts in blocks of flats just after the cleaner has mopped them out.. BLOODSUCKER has Ian Gillian with black breast Chinese eyes and a long story he has to tell. Musically it is quite Stinka-ish in places and also recalls a friend of mine lying on a floor pretending to have fainted, with a placard on his chest saying " I HAVE JUST FREAKED OUT OVER PAMELA CARD" Some great Stinka and Massey effects on Blackmores guitar on this song. CHILD IN TIME again shows Jack Lord playing some churchy organ with Ian Gillian telling you to wait for the ricochet. the song builds up with Ian Gillian singing the lyrics Oooooh oooooh oooooh before the song gathers intensity drowning out GIllians vocals to the point he has to start screaming the lyrics AGGHHHHH! AGGHHHHH AGGHHHHHHH! Blackmore then displays a fine solo with niceFake Lulu reminders and a touch of Gillian Whittle too. The solo also has a great Kennel feel to it too. At the end Ian Gillian also proclaims he aint gonna do it. FLIGHT OF THE RAT has some great Keedwell house sound to it, with Fake Lulu guitar and general huggins-ness of it. Ian Gilian also proclaims in this song his disappointment that the Queen didn't want to hear him sing, therefore she refused to see the show wo wo.....what a fright for Ian as he couldn't do it right. Has anyone heard Terry Sweet sniggering during Ian Paces short drum solo at the end? INTO THE FIRE starts off in fine Female Italian cook at a childrens hospital mode with Ian Gillian at his most Billish. Gillans finger appears to be popping in this song too. LIVING WRECK is about someone coming along for a weekend but only staying one night. The line in the song "You took off your hair, you pulled out your teeth" is interesting as i swear i read somewhere that this was a real incident involving Babe Levy who came to stay for a weekend at Ian Gillians pad and suddenly went very strange by taking off his hair with hair clippers to look like Christian Szell, and then pulling out his own teeth while repeating "Is It Safe? " HARD LOVING MAN starts off in judge shaking his head in disappointment fashion and then quickly goes into a nice judge nodding his head in joy fashion. THis song is about Ian Gillian telling a girl to break his back in hard loving. He also wants his back broken quite quickly as he says "Don't slow down we're nearly there now" She then obviously lives up to his expectations, because as the pain builds up he starts to holler Oh Oh Oh AGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH! He can stand the pain Ohh Oh oh because he's a hard loving man. Some great stinka fake lulu guitars from Guy Ritchie Blackmore, solid drumming from Ian Pace, strident bass from Roger Groover and great melodic and bad mood organ sounds from Jack Lord makes this album an essential in my book. Purple never bettered this album, although i do love "Burn" from The David Coverversion and Nerys Hughes era.

For Fans of Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow, Blackmores Rainbow, Rainbow Gillan, Paice Ashton And Lord, Black Sabbath, Blackmores Night, Gillan and Glover, The Outlaws (1960's ) Jesus Christ Superstar, and The Kinks.

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 Perfect Strangers by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1984
3.39 | 384 ratings

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Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by surrogate people

5 stars My personal favorite from DP. Back in the early eighties I had heard about a seventies rock band called Deep Purple, but it wasn't until the release of this album that I was introduced to their music. And what an introduction!. What we have here is the classic Purple sound achieving maturity, whatever that is supposed to mean. Ian Gillan's voice was showing signs of damage by then and that keeps him from screaming that much, forcing him to sing more melodic lines (and a lot of multitracking too).Blackmore is in top form, doing some of his best solos here (at least studio ones, since he's known for playing much better live). Lord sounds very inspired, with beautiful organ passages. Glover does his job as usual, away from the spotlight but adding a very solid basement. The only one missing is Ian Paice, who seems to be playing way under his abilities. The album opens with one of its best and most known songs, Knocking at your back door, with its classic intro that leads to a very powerful riff, among Blackmore's finest, in my opinion. And speaking of the guitar god, he is in for a killer solo on Under the gun, a song that includes a simple but very effective hammond riff. Nobody's home is based on a bluesy hard rock motif, while Mean Streak is a shuffle. Both of them are good songs, but probably the weakest ones in the record. Side B opens (I still have the old vynil) with the classic Perfect Strangers, arguably the best song this band ever wrote, with its irresistible Kashmir-like feel . Well, most everyone knows that one, is such a good song that perhaps Ritchie felt it didn't need a solo. Then comes A Gypsy's Kiss, another of the highlights of the album, in the vein of Highway star but with more melody, and a beautiful interplay between guitar and onrgan in the middle section. And the beautiful Wasted sunsets...first of all I must state that this is no eighties power ballad (And I have nothing against power ballads, btw). Hair bands didn't use hammonds! Gillan doesn't sound exactly like a "milk and honey" singer. and you will hardly mistake Blackmore's warm tone for the overprocessed sounds of the time. If any, I find shades of CSNY's Almost cut my hair here. In the end we have the effective Hungry Daze, with an hypnotic riff and Gillan's only high screams on this album. One point that has been talked about is the lyrics. Well, Ian Gillan was never exactly what I would call a poet!. And here's he's doing no worse that in the band's classic albums. I mean, Speed King, Highway Star or living wreck are no better that anything here, lyricwise. Actually, Deep purple is the example that comes to my mind when I have to explain that I can enjoy a band's music even if the lyrics are awful. As with most "reunion" albums, someone must argue that the main reason for this comeback was the money, and it may be so but then who cares if the music is that good?. Sadly, in their next album they would "update" their sound, porobably in search of their "owner of a lonely heart", which they didn't get, partly because their image didn't fit the MTV era. But that's another story.

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 Bananas by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.08 | 222 ratings

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Bananas
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by wbiphoto

5 stars I don't review many, if any albums these days. It's an exercise in vanity, rhetoric and farting against the wind. That said, after reading all of the very lowly reviews that Deep Purple Bananas received on this site I had to chime in and come to the defense of this GREAT Deep Purple album.

First of all, people, please stop living in the past. Yes, Jon Lord was the lord of the keys and Ritchie Blackmore inspired tens of thousands of shredders and E-minor-Phrygian-mode copy cats. But this new line up rocks and ROCKS HARD. I'd dare say that the Deep never grooved this hard.....EVER!

That's saying a mouthful, I know. But take it from this ol' guy who's listened to every version and variant of the DP lineup and NEVER has DP grooved and funked this hard. In fact, I have to wear a football mouth piece when I listen to this album, for if I don't, I end up with a bloody lower lip. That's how badly I want to bite down, and swoop and turn and bop and drop and twist and jump when listening to this MASTERPIECE of modern rock music.

Not only is this a completely and utterly progressive album, it's one of THE BEST albums of it genre. We're talking Steve Morse and Ian Gillan at the top of their game. Don Airey does a magnificent job at filling in for the Lord of the B3. He and Morse throw down some NASTY runs against each other, reminiscent of John McLaughlin and Jan Hammer and their raunchiest.

If you like HEAVY GROOVES with FUNKY, SOULFUL VOCALS, all wrapped up in Deep Purple, then Bananas is your ticket to aural paradise.

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 Now What?! by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 2013
3.99 | 166 ratings

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Now What?!
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by voliveira

5 stars 9/10

"Em time que está ganhando não se mexe".

That old Brazilian adage exemplifies very well what Deep Purple is doing here: without changing its classic and iconic style, they continue to offer their fans their sound ever, resulting in one of the most enjoyable releases of 2013. The title Now What?! shows the band having fun in countering expectations, since no one imagined that they were releasing a new album. And many, like me, were surprised by one of his best releases.

The sound here is much more than a modern version of their classic 70s, being an extension of all that has been doing throughout his 45 year career. If you are a fan of them (like me) then you will not have to complain. Members remain as proeficientes as before, and I have to give special congratulations to Don Airey, which proves a more than capable replacement for the late Jon Lord (who is duly honored and remembered in this album), showing tons of Hammond organ. What more can you ask for in an album of Deep Purple? I'm more than satisfied.

The first song, A Simple Song, is one of the highlights here, with an introduction idyllic and pastoral care that much reminds me of the classic Child in Time. In about two minutes the music gives an interesting twist, bursting in hard rock by which this band is so well known. Other highlights include the two longest, Out of Hand and progressive Uncommon Man (with an opening very Gilmour-esque), the bluesy Blood from a Stone and It'll Be Me (which is a bonus track), Above and Beyond is of course the sinister Vincent Price (my favorite here). But there is not a weak track on this album, and personally it's my favorite along with Deep Purple Machine Head, second only to Burn.

4.5 stars, rounded up.

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 Deep Purple by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.62 | 391 ratings

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Deep Purple
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

2 stars 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.

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