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Artist: Deep Purple

Title: Machine Head

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1972/1997

Label: EMI Records

Catalog Number: 7243 8 59506 2


Ian Gillan vocals
Ritchie Blackmore guitar
Roger Glover synthesizer, bass
Jon Lord keyboards
Ian Paice drums

25th Anniversary 2 CD edition

Disc 1 - remixed 1997 version
Disc 2 - remastered original version + bonus tracks


Disc 1
1.  Highway Star  6:39
2.  Maybe I'm a Leo alternate guitar solo  5:25
3.  Pictures of Home  5:21
4.  Never Before  3:59
5.  Smoke on the Water alternate guitar solo  6:18
6.  Lazy  7:33
7.  Space Truckin'  4:52
8.  When a Blind Man Cries  3:33
Total Running Time:  43:40

Disc 2
9.  Highway Star  6:08
10.  Maybe I'm a Leo  4:52
11.  Pictures of Home  5:08
12.  Never Before  4:00
13.  Smoke on the Water  5:42
14.  Lazy  7:24
15.  Space Truckin'  4:35
16.  When a Blind Man Cries original B-side bonus track  3:32
17.  Maybe I'm a Leo quadrophonic mix bonus track  5:00
18.  Lazy quadrophonic mix bonus track  6:57
Total Running Time:  53:18

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Lloyd Date: June 10, 2001 at 8:40
The band with the best guitarist and with the best singer! You've to have one of these!!

From: The_Judas Date: November 19, 2001 at 13:18
One of the best Deep Purple cd's.Ian Gillan is a fantastic singer,Blackmore and Glover provide some of their best riffs.Also Jon Lord does a great job with his Emerson influenced agressive and symphonic playing and Paice really smashes his drum set!

From: Kabubala Date: December 4, 2001 at 14:07
Great songs! Too bad the production is lifeless and dry. This material would work much better on stage. Check out MADE IN JAPAN for proof!

From: PaterSlovenske Date: August 25, 2002 at 13:09

From: monk Date: October 13, 2002 at 11:15
this is the greated album of all time.

From: Scott Date: February 6, 2003 at 16:01
I have to agree with monk. This is one of the GREATEST albums of all time! The heavy metal revolution began here! http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/deeppurple.htm

From: Todd Date: March 25, 2003 at 20:59
This is one of the alltime classic heavy albums of alltime. Every aspect of this release is killer. The vocals soar and every instrument is brilliantly played. Some of the best drumming I've ever heard is on this record.

From: ace Date: June 4, 2003 at 1:52
smoke on the water was the first song i ever learned how to play on guitar, so this band holds fond memories for me. the originaters of what i call driving metal, in other words music with a drive to it. also if it hadnt been for purple my favourite band iron maiden probably would not havr happened. all props to purple. UP THE IRONS MATE.

From: Great Dane Date: June 4, 2003 at 20:46
Damn good cd. An alltime classic. I just bought a 2 cd set by them Live In Copenhagen. Its a bootleg (SUPERB-FM RELEASE)The bootleg shows are when you can really hear if a band can play. UHHHH, they played damn well then.

From: vy Date: June 5, 2003 at 6:58
the best cd in the world

From: Tony Date: June 14, 2003 at 16:44
Este LP m lo regalaron y fue mi primer lp hace 17 aņos, no me canso d escucharlo, es su mejor LP de la historia en estudio, sigo viendo aun ese sonido del smoke on the water q no se parece en nada al d ahora. El de antes me gustaba mucho mas. No deberia faltar en ninguna discografia. Un saludo

From: Evil_Peter Date: December 27, 2003 at 19:04
One of best albums of best hard rock/heavy metal band ever!!!!!!! Smoke On The Water and Highway Star are metal anthems!!!!

From: sparkyass Date: February 6, 2004 at 22:24
a true rock classic!!!!! absolutely the best album they ever did. check out lazy,maybe i,m a leo .

From: Tim Fell Date: May 15, 2004 at 17:04
Abolutely brilliant album, except for Space Truckin'. Sorry, but never liked it, never will. Ignore ST and every track is a gem!!!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 1:25
What else needs to be said about this one? One of the greatest hard rock albums ever and one that will stand the test of time. The album that made me want to play guitar. 10/10

From: John Date: September 1, 2004 at 15:00
There are 2 kinds of people that can't name 'Smoke On The Water' from the first three chords. The deaf and those who have been in some kind of cave since the late 60's. Simply one of the greatest hard rock records ever recorded. 10/10

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 10:05
Most excellent piece of work. Carry on.

From: Carlos A. Date: February 10, 2007 at 12:20
!!!!!!!!!. 9.8/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: May 15, 2007 at 21:52
The best album from The best band of all times from 60/70, 5.29 que animalada poner un rating tan bajo del mejor album de la mejor banda de todos los tiempos de la primera epoca del Rock Duro Zeppelin, Sabbath??? nada que ver siempre los mejores y verdaderos maestros y la mas grande influencia que tuvieron todas las demas bandas de Hard Rock y derivados es y sera DEEP PURPLE ellos son los verdaderos MAESTROS de MAESTROS solo mirar la gente que formo parte de sus filas los mas GRANDES 9.5/10

From: edwithmj Date: December 20, 2008 at 18:58
A brilliant album in every way. I only got it for the novelty value of Smoke On The Water but I must say there isn't a bad song on here. Highway Star is definitely one of my favourite songs. Love the keyboards and guitar mixture as I was always a sucker for keyboards too!

From: halfordhughes Date: April 3, 2012 at 23:10
Smoke on the Water & Highway Star

From: ShadowAngel Date: March 25, 2013 at 22:25
A rather short album with a very interesting history behind it which were the basis of the best known DP song, Smoke on the Water. Highway Star is a legend, Lazy is great and Space Truckin' is a fun song. Those 3 songs were always better live back then. Highway Star was a lot more powerful on that Japan Tour, Space Truckin' was made into a 15-30 minute jam session.. It's a great album but the classic songs were done better in concert. Pictures of Home is a rarely played song that is great too.

From: hair metal again Date: November 11, 2019 at 10:37
a masterpiece and ultimate classic of the rock music ,this one is great from start to finish and still sounds fresh and true!classic songs were born like "smoke on the water" and "highway star" but the rest of the songs are great as well!essential

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