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EDITORS’ NOTES

The 30th-anniversary edition of Deepest Purple expands the original greatest-hits collection from 12 to 17 tracks. The additional five songs—plus the remastered sound and updated remixes—create a fuller portrait of the band and its various incarnations. Any serious Deep Purple anthology will include “Woman from Tokyo,” “Highway Star,” “Space Truckin’," and “Smoke on the Water.” Here, the addition of “Hush” and “Burn” expands the reach beyond the group's classic Mark II lineup, while the excitement of “Black Night” (single version), “Speed King” (edit, 2010 remix), “Fireball,” “Strange Kind of Woman," and “Child in Time” guarantee that no listener will go away without hearing the instrumental chemistry of keyboardist Jon Lord, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, bassist Roger Glover, and drummer Ian Paice. While Deep Purple's era with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes is given lesser importance in many people’s opinions, the inclusion of such excellent tracks as “Burn,” “Stormbringer,” and “Soldier of Fortune” lets everyone make up their own minds. Also, “Demon’s Eye” here gets its first official release in North America.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 30th-anniversary edition of Deepest Purple expands the original greatest-hits collection from 12 to 17 tracks. The additional five songs—plus the remastered sound and updated remixes—create a fuller portrait of the band and its various incarnations. Any serious Deep Purple anthology will include “Woman from Tokyo,” “Highway Star,” “Space Truckin’," and “Smoke on the Water.” Here, the addition of “Hush” and “Burn” expands the reach beyond the group's classic Mark II lineup, while the excitement of “Black Night” (single version), “Speed King” (edit, 2010 remix), “Fireball,” “Strange Kind of Woman," and “Child in Time” guarantee that no listener will go away without hearing the instrumental chemistry of keyboardist Jon Lord, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, bassist Roger Glover, and drummer Ian Paice. While Deep Purple's era with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes is given lesser importance in many people’s opinions, the inclusion of such excellent tracks as “Burn,” “Stormbringer,” and “Soldier of Fortune” lets everyone make up their own minds. Also, “Demon’s Eye” here gets its first official release in North America.

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