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3.89 | 18 ratings | 2 reviews | 33% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1991

Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1 (66:38)
1. Hush (4:25) (Shades of Deep Purple)
2. Mandrake Root (6:08) (Shades of Deep Purple)
3. Shield (6:03) (Book of Taliesyn)
4. Wring That Neck (5:13) (Book of Taliesyn)
5. The Bird Has Flown (5:36) (Deep Purple)
6. Bloodsucker (4:08) (Deep Purple in Rock)
7. Speed King (5:53) (Deep Purple in Rock)
8. Black Night (3:27) (Singles A's & B's)
9. Child in Time (10:16) (Deep Purple in Rock)
10. Fireball (3:23) (Fireball)
11. Strange Kind of Woman (8:35) (In Concert 1970,1972)
12. No One Came (6:25) (Fireball)
13. Highway Star (6:06) (Machine Head)

Disc 2 (75:58)
14. Smoke on the Water (7:01) (Made in Japan)
15. Pictures of Home (5:03) (Machine Head)
16. Woman from Tokyo (5:50) (Who Do We Think We Are)
17. Smooth Dancer (4:09) (Who Do We Think We Are)
18. Sail Away (5:48) (Burn)
19. Lay Down Stay Down (4:15) (Burn)
20. Burn (6:50) (Live in London)
21. Stormbringer (4:05) (Stormbringer)
22. Hold On (5:05) (Stormbringer)
23. Gypsy (4:13) (Stormbringer)
24. Mistreated (11:40) (Made in Europe)
25. Gettin' Tighter (3:36) (Come Taste The Band)
26. Love Child (3:05) (Come Taste The Band)
27. You Keep On Moving (5:18) (Come Taste The Band)

Total Time: 132:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Ritchie Blackmore / guitar
- Tommy Bolin / guitar, vocals
- David Coverdale / vocals
- Rod Evans / vocals
- Ian Gillan / vocals
- Roger Glover / bass
- Glenn Hughes / bass
- Jon Lord / organ, keyboards
- Ian Paice / drums
- Nick Simper / bass
- Bobby Woodman / drums

Releases information

CD EMI Records CDS 7 96129 2 (1991)

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DEEP PURPLE The Compact Disc Anthology ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(33%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(56%)
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Review by ZowieZiggy
4 stars This is a very good compilation of the first Marks of the Purple (from I to IV).

What is missing ? Here and there a song or two from each album I suppose... I am missing some of their great cover songs from their debuts : "Hey Joe", "River Deep, Mountain High" to name a few. Their best Mark I song, April (the longest studio track of their whole catalogue) is missing, which is really a pity. It is Purple's most prog track ever released as well.

From Mark II ?

Some great forgotten songs as "The Flight Of The Rat", "Hard Loving Man", "Fools" and "Lazy". The albums "Stormbringer" and "Come Taste The Band" are really over represented. The selection of the songs is not always the best one for these. No "Comin' Home" nor "Lady Luck" from "Come" and no "Lady Double Dealer" from "Storbringer". Those songs were some of the best of these efforts.

Of course, there are none of the great Purple songs ignored here. Their best two ever (IMO) : "Child In Time" and "Highway Star" are here. The emblematic "Black Night" and "Smoke OnThe Water" as well of course. Since "Burn" & "Mistreated" are represented live, they could as well have chosen a live version for "Strange Kind Of Woman" which was a great moment of their concerts.

All in all, this compilation is very good, but since the CD format would have allowed about twenty minutes of additional music I will rate it four stars.

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3 stars "The Compact Disc Anthology" is a nice Deep Purple 2 CD set compilation, featuring most of the classics of this excellent band. The first 5 tracks are from the "Psychedelic Pop/Soft Rock" era, including songs like the cover "Hush", "Mandrake Root", and the instrumental "Wring that neck", with ... (read more)

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