Deep Purple -  Machine Head: 25th Anniversary Edition: Extra tracks, Limited Edition 2CD Set only £3.49 delivered @ Play
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Deep Purple - Machine Head: 25th Anniversary Edition: Extra tracks, Limited Edition 2CD Set only £3.49 delivered @ Play

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Found 30th Nov 2011
Led Zeppelin's fourth album, Black Sabbath's Paranoid, and Deep Purple's Machine Head have stood the test of time as the Holy Trinity of English hard rock and heavy metal, serving as the fundamental blueprints followed by virtually every heavy rock & roll band since the early '70s. And, though it is probably the least celebrated of the three, Machine Head contains the "mother of all guitar riffs" -- and one of the first learned by every beginning guitarist -- in "Smoke on the Water." Inspired by real-life events in Montreux, Switzerland, where Deep Purple were recording the album when the Grand Hotel was burned to the ground during a Frank Zappa concert, neither the song, nor its timeless riff, should need any further description. However, Machine Head was anything but a one-trick pony, introducing the bona fide classic opener "Highway Star," which epitomized all of Deep Purple's intensity and versatility while featuring perhaps the greatest soloing duel ever between guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and organist Jon Lord. Also in top form was singer Ian Gillan, who crooned and exploded with amazing power and range throughout to establish himself once and for all as one of the finest voices of his generation, bar none. Yes, the plodding shuffle of "Maybe I'm a Leo" shows some signs of age, but punchy singles "Pictures of Home" and "Never Before" remain as vital as ever, displaying Purple at their melodic best. And finally, the spectacular "Space Truckin'" drove Machine Head home with yet another tremendous Blackmore riff, providing a fitting conclusion to one of the essential hard rock albums of all time

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Disc One - 1997 Remixes

1. Highway Star
2. Maybe I'm A Leo
3. Pictures Of Home
4. Never Before
5. Smoke On The Water
6. Lazy
7. Space Truckin'
8. When A Blind Man Cries

Disc Two - Remastered


1. Highway Star
2. Maybe I'm A Leo
3. Pictures Of Home
4. Never Before
5. Smoke On The Water
6. Lazy
7. Space Truckin'
8. When A Blind Man Cries [B-Side]
9. Maybe I'm A Leo [Quadrophonic Mix]
10. Lazy [Quadrophonic Mix]

Amazon pricematch if you prefer LINK

Prob paid a little less a few years back for this, a fantastic album any classic fan rock should own.

Smoking hot on the water lol
Edited by: "uggla" 30th Nov 2011

hot deal thanks

Great deal, what the hell is up with the cover of this version though?

Facethewaste

Great deal, what the hell is up with the cover of this version though?



Not at home to check but think mine has a cardboard sleeve over the cd case

agree with Zep's 4th and Paranoid but Deep Purple in Rock is the classic for me.

Awesome album.

Great album and great deal, although the 2nd disk is a bit of waste of space as the remixes are underpowered and puny.

That reminds me. Up in my attic I have a partly-functioning Arp 2600 synthesizer. On the back is stencilled ‘ROGER GLOVER’. Must dig it out one day.

Ozzie

agree with Zep's 4th and Paranoid but Deep Purple in Rock is the classic … agree with Zep's 4th and Paranoid but Deep Purple in Rock is the classic for me.


Agreed, give me In Rock any day, although this is a great deal
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