Deep Purple

7-18-12          Deep Purple

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins born 1929, Dion of Dion & The Belmonts born 1939; I Wonder Why; on 7-18-70 Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubles Waters” LP was No. 1 in England.

With this week’s passing of Jon Lord, it is now time to look up to Deep Purple.

Yes, I’ve seen Deep Purple Mk. II play live, and it was loud.  Not “John Cale loud”, but loud, for a large venue (in Auckland, NZ).  And who wasn’t attracted to that organ riff in “Hush”?  It certainly worked well for The Charlatans (“The Only One I Know”)!  I confess to starting with Deep Purple before “Smoke On The Water”, with “In Rock” – “Into The Fire”!

And where’s the deluxe 2CD editions (or multi-channel SA-CD) of “Perfect Strangers” and “House of Blue Light”?

So, I’ve skipped a few D.P. titles, but I have the core of all of Mk. II here.  Nope, I don’t typically go for any of the non-Ritchie or non-Gillan stuff.  Damn, Jon Lord’s on most all of it, isn’t he?

CD                SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE                                            WARNER JPN                  20P2-2601

1968 8 TRKS

7″                 HUSH                                                                                    TETRAGRAMMATON       T-1503

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP                DEEP PURPLE (1969)                                                       HARVEST UK                   SHVL 759

1969 7 TRKS

LP                CONCERTO FOR GROUP AND ORCHESTRA             HARVEST UK                   SHVL 767

1970 4 TRKS U.K. original issue

CD                IN ROCK (Anniversary edition)                                         EMI UK                               834019.2

1970 20 TRKS (’95 issue) (13 x bonus tracks )

LP                IN ROCK                                                                               WARNER US                    WS 1877

1970 7 TRKS

CD                IN ROCK (Kami)                                                                  WARNER JPN                  WPCR-12253

1970 7 TRKS kami sleeve (’06 issue)

CD                FIREBALL (Anniversary edition)                                       WARNER JPN                  WPCR-1140

1971 16 TRKS (’97 re-mastered issue)

LP                FIREBALL                                                                             WARNER US                    BS 2564

1971 7 TRKS insert

7″                 STRANGE KIND OF WOMAN / I’M ALONE                      HARVEST UK                   HAR 5033

1971 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LP                MACHINE HEAD                                                                  PURPLE DE                     SHZE 344

1972 7 TRKS poster

CD                MACHINE HEAD (SA-CD) 5.1                                           WARNER JPN                  WPCR-14166

1972 8 TRKS (1 x bonus track) SA-CD 5.1 hybrid (’11 issue)

7″                 SMOKE ON THE WATER (edit) / (Live, edit)                   WARNER US                    WB 7710

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

7″                 WOMAN FROM TOKYO / SUPER TROUPER                 WARNER US                    WB 7737

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

LPx2            LIVE IN JAPAN                                                                     WARNER JPN                  P-4401/2

1972 7 TRKS Live, re-issue; insert

LP                WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE                                           WARNER US                    BS 2678

1973 7 TRKS insert

CD                WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE (Anniversary edition)     EMI UK                               21607.2

1973 14 TRKS (7 x bonus tracks) (’00 issue)

LP                MARK 2 PURPLE SINGLES, THE purple vinyl               PURPLE UK                     TPS 3514

1977 7 TRK Collection, purple vinyl

LP                SINGLES A’S & B’S                                                             HARVEST UK                   SHSM 2026

1978 12 TRK Collection

LPx2            IN CONCERT                                                                       TRIO JPN                          TRSH-3001/2

1980 10 TRKS Live ’72, insert

7″                 KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR (PS)                       MERCURY US                  880477.7

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12″               KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR (EP)                       POLYDOR UK                  POSPX 749

1984 7 TRK EP; with pic sleeve

LP                PERFECT STRANGERS                                                    POLYDOR JPN                25MM 0401

1984 8 TRKS insert

CD                PERFECT STRANGERS                                                    POLYDOR DE                  823777.2

1984 9 TRKS (1 x bonus track)

12″               PERFECT STRANGERS                                                    POLYDOR DE                  881605.1

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD                HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT                                                   POLYDOR DE                  831318.2

1987 10 TRKS

LP                HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT                                                   POLYDOR US                  831318.1

1987 10 TRKS

7″                 CALL OF THE WILD (PS)                                                   MERCURY US                  885617.7

1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD                MILLENNIUM COLLECTION                                             MERCURY US                  63067.2

2002 9 TRK Collection – no W.B./E.M.I. material here!

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4 Responses to Deep Purple

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    The organ is “Hush” was catnip to my keyboard loving ears as a youngster! I’ve always had a copy of that single, ever since I was 10. It’s been a lifelong favorite. In the 80s I bought an “oldies 45” CD single of it on the Collectibles label B/W “The Yardbirds – “For Your Love!” Not shabby! Every six months or so you just need to crank that mother up. Sure, Lord’s keyboards are peerless; what with that percussive organ riff [absolutely nicked by The Charlatans; I think you and I were the only ones who called them on that], but the rhythm section of Simper and Paice weren’t chopped liver! That puppy cooks on all cylinders!

    At home we have my wife’s copies of “Machine Head” and “Who Do We Think We Are” since she was more of a rocker than I was! “My Woman From Tokayo!” It’s actually spelled that way on the sleeve of our US original pressing. The first time I saw Let’s Active [on their “Big Plans For Everybody” tour opening for R.E.M.] they encored with a righteous cover of “Hush” in the Deep Purple arrangement! That was a treat! Come to think of it, I’ve never heard the Joe South original.

  2. Brian Ware says:

    A huge influence on young Brian. In junior high I thought I was hot snot when I could play the organ intros to “Light My Fire” or “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, but by high school Deep Purple were the bomb. Yeah, Keith Emerson awed and inspired, but that would be forever out of my league. Jon Lord’s stuff I could play, and boy did I ever. I listened to “Hush” again this morning, but like Jim, I’ve never heard the original either!

  3. postpunkmonk says:

    Let us not forget the howlin’ wolf intro and the biggest eruption of luscious, wet reverb on that groovalicious intro courtesy of Ritchie Blackmore. Yeah, he was good too!

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