Register Forgot login?

© 2002-2014
Encyclopaedia Metallum

Best viewed
without Internet Explorer,
in 1280 x 960 resolution
or higher.

Deepest Purple

Deep Purple

Type:
Compilation
Release date:
July 1980
Catalog ID:
1C 064-63928
Label:
EMI Music
Format:
12" vinyl (33⅓ RPM)
Reviews:
2 reviews (avg. 83%)
Side A
1. Black Night 03:28   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
2. Speed King 05:05   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
3. Fireball 03:25   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
4. Strange Kind of Woman 03:52   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
5. Child in Time 10:20   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
6. Woman from Tokyo 05:51   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
Side B
7. Highway Star 06:07   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
8. Space Truckin' 04:33   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
9. Burn 06:02   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
10. Stormbringer 04:06   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
11. Demon's Eye 05:22   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
12. Smoke on the Water 05:40   Show lyrics
  (loading lyrics...)
  01:03:51  
Miscellaneous staff
Nick Webb Mastering
Nick Webb Mastering
Read To sing-along even during... 95% Xyrth November 17th, 2010
Read A CD 70% PseudoGoatKill August 28th, 2004

Full title is "Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple".

Line-up on tracks 1-8, 11 & 12 (MK II):
Ian Gillan: vocals
Ritchie Blackmore: guitar
Jon Lord: keyboards
Roger Glover: bass guitar
Ian Paice: drums

Line-up on tracks 9 & 10 (MK III):
David Coverdale: vocals
Ritchie Blackmore: guitar
Jon Lord: keyboards
Glenn Hughes: bass guitar, vocals
Ian Paice: drums

Mastering by Nick Webb. Compiled by EMI and Ian Paice.

The version of "Speed King" on this album is the single version that lacks guitar intro.

Album was heavy commercial success (partially thanks for advertising campaign), and hit the charts reaching #1 in UK. From crossing total 100,000 sold copies in UK it got a gold certification from British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in august 20, 1980. In US, from crossing total sales of one million copies, it got a platinum certification from Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in July 16, 1997.

Rereleased on 25th October 2010 as 30th Anniversary Edition with the following tracklist:

Disc :
1. Black Night [2002 Remaster]
2. Speed King [Single Version][2010 Remaster]
3. Fireball [1996 Remaster]
4. Hush [Billy Joe Royal Cover][1998 Remaster]
5. Strange Kind of Woman [2002 Remaster]
6. Child in Time [1995 Remaster]
7. When a Blind Man Cries [1997 Remix]
8. Woman from Tokyo [2000 Remaster]
9. Highway Star [1997 Remaster]
10. Space Truckin' [1997 Remaster]
11. Burn [2004 Remaster]
12. Stormbringer [2009 Remaster]
13. Soldier of Fortune [2009 Remaster]
14. Demon's Eye [1996 Remaster]
15. You Keep on Moving [Single Version][2002 Remaster]
16. Smoke on the Water [1997 Remaster]

Disc 2:
1. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 1: Hush - 1:09
2. Hush [Billy Joe Royal Cover][Live 23.10.1968 in Los Angeles, The United States] 3:46
3. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 2: Arriving in the USA for the First Time - 1:10
4. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 3: Miming for German TV - 1:41
5. Speed King [Video Version][Vicky Leandros show, German TV, 28.09.1970] - 4:15
6. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 4: The Writing of "Child in Time" - 2:59
7. Child in Time [Video Version] - 10:08
8. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 5: The Power of "Child in Time" - 0:52
9. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 6: The Recording of "Black Night" - 3:24
10. Black Night [Video Version] - 3:08
11. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 7: Fireball - 1:38
12. Fireball [Live 5.01.1972 in Hamburg, Germany] - 3:27
13. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 8: Fireball Album - 0:34
14. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 9: The Writing of "Strange Kind of Woman" - 1:32
15. Strange Kind of Woman [Live 11.03.1971 in London, The United Kingdom] - 4:00
16. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 10: Demon's Eye - 1:01
17. Demon's Eye [Live 1.09.1971 in Berlin, Germany] - 10:07
18. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 11: Highway Star - 1:11
19. Highway Star [Live 24.06.1972 in Bremen, Germany] - 6:05
20. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 12: Never Before - 0:49
21. Never Before [Video Version][ZDF TV "Disco", Nr. 17, 24 June 1972] - 3:38
22. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 13: Smoke on the Water - 0:49
23. Smoke on the Water [Live 29.05.1973 in New York, The United States] - 5:18
24. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 14: The Choice of Singles - 1:06
25. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 15: Woman from Tokyo - 1:32
26. Woman from Tokyo [Video Version] - 2:43
27. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 16: Made in Japan - 3:42
28. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 17: Burn - 1:27
29. Burn [Live 9.04.1974 in Ontario, The United States] - 6:07
30. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 18: You Keep on Moving - 0:30
31. You Keep on Moving [Video Version][With live intro from Rises over Japan] - 4:36
32. Interview with Jon Lord, Pt. 19: Stormbringer - 0:33
33. Stormbringer [Video Version] - 4:38

Speed King remaster can only be found on this compilation.

Added by: (Unknown user) Modified by: Azmodes
Added on: N/A Last modified on: 2014-06-18 11:10:11
View update history