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The Very Best of Deep Purple

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Though Deep Purple have survived several decades with a variety of lineups, the band’s most influential period as definers of hard rock began in 1970 with the issuance of Deep Purple in Rock and continued through 1974’s Stormbringer, a total of six essential albums and a few stray singles (“Black Night,” “Demon’s Eye”). Ritchie Blackmore’s guitar paved the way for an entire generation of heavy metal guitarists, while Jon Lord’s ghostly and ghastly organ fills have not transcended the years but rather establish Deep Purple as an essential early ‘70s hard rock group. “Smoke On the Water” was their anthem but “Highway Star,” “Space Truckin’,” “Woman from Tokyo,” and the ten minute opus “Child In Time” are every bit equal to the well-established catalogs of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, the two bands who have come to prominently define the era. Singer Ian Gillan’s departure opened the door for David Coverdale (and bassist Glenn Hughes). Their arrival brought a second wind to the group as the title tracks from their two 1974 albums, Burn and Stormbringer attest.

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Purple Haze

This album has it all, and lets face it no music library is complete without adding some Deep Purple. Must have songs include, "Smoke on the Water", "Highway Star" and "Space Truckin'". The guitar solo on "Highway Star" is incredable. I must suggest purchasing the whole album because it Rocks!

hells bells this is a great song!!!!*****!!!!!!

best song that i have ever heard by deep purple is burn!!!! this album is great!!!!!!!


this album has everthing! every single track rocks, hard. great for when you're driving a long time, roll down the windows, crank the volume and bask in the awesomeness that is deep purple!


Formed: 1968 in Hertford, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Deep Purple survived a seemingly endless series of lineup changes and a dramatic mid-career shift from grandiose progressive rock to ear-shattering heavy metal to emerge as a true institution of the British hard rock community; once credited in The Guinness Book of World Records as the globe's loudest band, their revolving-door roster launched the careers of performers including Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, and Ian Gillan. Deep Purple were formed in Hertford, England, in 1968, with an inaugural...
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