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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:12 pm 
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I don't have any Deep Purple except on Time Life compilations. I've always liked what I heard and want to eventually get some. I'll just assume that the first pick should be Machine Head. What do you recommend after that? - Bildo


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Shades of Deep Purple September, 1968

The Book of Taliesyn December, 1968

Deep Purple November, 1969

In Rock September, 1970

Fireball July, 1971

Machine Head May, 1972

Who Do We Think We Are January, 1973

Burn February, 1974

Stormbringer December, 1974

Come Taste the Band October, 1975

Perfect Strangers November, 1984

The House of Blue Light January, 1987

Slaves & Masters October, 1990

The Battle Rages On July, 1993

Purpendicular February, 1996

Abandon May, 1998

Bananas August, 2003

Rapture of the Deep October, 2005

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Bill......

I wouldn't call myself a big Deep Purple fan, but I have pretty much everything of theirs. Did that make sense?? :oops:

That being said, for some reason early Ian Gillan stuff doesn't really do it for me anymore. I'm pretty sure LOTS of Purple fans would disagree with me here, but I'd list "Perfect Strangers" as my favorite album.

Then.......you can go right down the line (the next 4 albums):

The House of Blue Light January, 1987 (brilliant follow-up to Perfect Strangers)

Slaves & Masters October, 1990 (Joe Lynn Turner's only album with Purple. Often overlooked simply because of that, but it is F'KING great.......and Joe's at his best!!)

The Battle Rages On July, 1993 (Re-enter Ian Gillan. Another very solid album. You can sorta tell Ritchie's lost some enthusiasm in his playing, but the songs are still good).

Purpendicular February, 1996 (Exit Ritchie: Enter Steve Morse on guitar. Lots of Purple fans were very skeptical because of this, but Steve pulled it off. In fact, this is a DAMN GOOD album!).

For the earlier stuff, everyone always says "Machine Head". I played that one 'til I puked! If you want a little variety, the Mark II lineup was great; Coverdale and Hughes. Burn is incredible, and so is "Come Taste The Band". If you're familiar with some of Glenn's earlier work in Trapeze, you'll LOVE Mark II.

Oh......BTW.......I didn't care for "Abandon" and never got "Bananas" or "Rapture", so I can't comment on those.

Was that enough to screw you up??? :lol:

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DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK!!!!

just read my review for reasons ;)

Fireball has some crazy tunes on it, Burn and Stormbringer are great as well. Who Do WE Think we Are is good, not the best, but good.

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Christ.......I completely overlooked Stormbringer. Damn good one!

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btw, Bananas SUCKED ASS

I enjoyed Rapture...gave me a feel to some of the tunes off Fireball, "Anyone's Daughter" comes to mind.

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I had thought that most people liked Bananas. It got good reviews by the critics at least.

As for Perfect Strangers, I actually have that somewhere on cassette, but I can't find it. At the time I got it I never gave it much of a listen as there was a lot of stuff coming out that I really was into. I need to find that damn thing and give it a proper listen.

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maybe i need to listen to it again, i just remember hearing it 2-3 years ago and throwing it.

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This one's easy...

For 70s DP...
Burn
Machine Head
Fireball
Stormbringer
Come Taste The Band
In Rock
Who Do We Think We Are

For 80s DP...
Perfect Strangers
Slaves & Masters
The House Of Blue Light


Also, any of the 70s live discs (Made In Japan, Made In Europe, etc.) are worth a spin... or twenty. :wink:

The 60s stuff is a bit too dated... It didn't hold up well.

The 90s and current stuff is bargain bin fodder for a reason. Some is OK... but overall, it's so-so at best... or as RJD says... "The Last In Line"... :P


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I thought their last few albums were giving them a resurgance of sorts. I must not pay proper attention. :oops:

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well, Rapture was good, but i doubt they'll ever be as good/big as they once were.

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bildo wrote:
I thought their last few albums were giving them a resurgance of sorts. I must not pay proper attention. :oops:


Some like the newer stuff... I say some of it's OK, but they are basically a shadow of their former selves.


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RockHard wrote:

Some like the newer stuff... I say some of it's OK, but they are basically a shadow of their former selves.



I love 1998's "Abandon" CD. , after a few listens the whole CD really grabs you.

I would even put it in my top 5 of all Deep Purple CD's and the best one with guitarist Steve Morse.

The songs "Any Fule Know That", "Don't Make Me Happy", "Seventh Heaven", "Jack Ruby", "She Was", "Whatsername" and a remake of "Boodsucker" make this CD. well worth having.

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who sings on it?

and welcome back mate, been a long time

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