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Deepest Purple - The Very Best Of Deep Purple [CD]

Deep Purple Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 July 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000269E4
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,061 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Black Night (Single Version)Deep Purple 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Speed KingDeep Purple 5:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. FireballDeep Purple 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Strange Kind Of WomanDeep Purple 3:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Child In TimeDeep Purple10:19Album Only
Listen  6. Woman From TokyoDeep Purple 5:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Highway StarDeep Purple 6:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Space Truckin'Deep Purple 4:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Deep Purple/BurnVarious, Rock (Universal) 6:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. StormbringerDeep Purple 4:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Demon's EyeDeep Purple 5:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Smoke On The Water (1971 Recording)Deep Purple 5:40£0.99  Buy MP3 

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CD Very Best Of

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deepest Purple 12 Oct 2012
Format:Audio CD
One of many Deep Purple compilations, but this one, originally released in 1980, stands out above the rest. The original vinyl release, which features what was then an unprecedented 62 minutes of music, is highly recommended, the front cover of the album is brilliant. The sound quality on the CD release unfortunately was poor. The twelve tracks included are mostly from the Mark II lineup of the band.

This is a recommended purchase for anyone who has all the original studio albums, or for someone who wants all the band's best work in one album. The tracks.
1 Black Night - 1970
2 Speed King (slightly edited) - 1970
3 Fireball - 1971
4 Strange Kind of Woman - 1971
5 Child In Time - 1970
6 Woman from Tokyo - 1973
7 Highway Star - 1972
8 Space Trukkin' - 1972
9 Burn - 1974
10 Stormbringer - 1974
11 Demon's Eye - 1971
12 Smoke on the Water - 1972

Tracks 9 and 10 are the Mark III lineup, which featured David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes in place of Ian Gillan and Roger Glover.
Apart from 'Speed King' all tracks have been preserved in their original full-length versions and there is not one weak moment on here.

The best Deep Purple albums to own are this, along with 'In Rock', 'Fireball', 'Machine Head' and 'Burn', along with some of their many live releases. Very highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What is there to say? A lot actually... 3 Aug 2011
By Salmony
Format:Audio CD
The best Deep Purple compilation ever. Throw in an awesome cover (Better than the shoddy very best of cover) and you have the best album for cruising. Only downside is that Highway star gives me road rage now and then.

Tracks included:

Black Night - Bluesy hard rock, very catchy, epic mid-song solo and finishing fade out solo 4/5

Speed King - Holy crap, fast paced hard rock rampage, eardrum bursting vocals, cool little organ solo in the middle. What doesn't this song have? 5/5

Fireball - Classic sexy deep purple lyrics, fast paced and cool as hell, nice fade out organ solo 3/5

Strange Kind of Woman - Another classic deep purple song, lovely lyrics, stellar riffing 2/5

Child In Time - The first peak in the album, and holy crap is it a great one. Crescendo vocals, by far the best on the album yet, and an electricity fuelled solo. The song ends similarly to how it started, gives it a great nostalgic feel. Very experimental sounding. By far one of deep purple's best 5/5

Woman from Tokyo - Great song, the piano at the end is a welcome change because at this point in the album you've already heard enough riffing to last a lifetime. Great slow section in the middle. 3/5

Highway Star - By far the best song on the album, so good that newcomers to deep purple might want to skip to this first. Forget Smoke on the water, this is the definitive deep purple sound, a fast paced mash adrenaline rushes and cracking guitar soloing. A 6 minute 7 seconds roller coaster ride. The peak of all known hard rock. 6/5

Space Truckin' - Ridiculously cool, that's all that's needed to describe this song, another classic deep purple oldie. One of my favourites for jamming out to.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 15 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD
Have this album on vinyl and cd. It is music from the gods, so glad I bought the vinyl years ago. The only way to describe the music on this album is FANTASTIC. Buy it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The dogs b*****ks 23 Nov 2012
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All this great bands great work in one bargain package,just put it on and you are young again and back in the 70,s
From smoke...to child in time all excellent.Fireball,the worlds first speed metal song is ahead of its time.Not a weak track on it.It needs to be in any rock collection.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Collection Of Deep Purple's Best Mk 2/Mk 3 23 April 2004
Format:Audio CD
Deepest Purple was my very first Deep Purple album. When I first listenedto it I was astonished by the bands musicianship. The tracks are all ofthe Mk 2a era except tracks 9 and 11 wich are Mk 3. I would say thesesongs represent this era probably the best, altough i do miss Fools andMight Just Take Your Life, but you can't get everything. Altough there areno bonus live tracks on this best of compilation, there is a remix ofSpeed King and probably of some other songs altough I can't hear exactly,wich should tempt for older purple fans who already have everything worthhaving. For beginners wondering what deep purple is, this cd is perfect.Buy it if you don't have any deep purple, or if you have everything else.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff all round 13 Nov 2010
Format:Audio CD
this cd is a perfect starting point for anyone interested in genuine british rock as performed by one of the pioneers of the genre.Great songs performed with style and a rawness rarely achieved by any band.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Purple Reign!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 10 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
This CD album is the best collection on one disc of the 1970's Deep Purple. It was compiled by drummer Ian Paice (the only original member left in the current band!). Making it the only official compilation by the band. It features over an hour of music. The Direct Metal Mastering that was used originaly has stood up remarkably well sound quality wise on CD. It reached No.1 in the charts. It's gone Platinum. And it includes 12 classic songs 10 by MK2 & 2 MK3. Over 60 minutes of music. The versions of 'Speed King' & 'Space Truckin'' are both slightly edited. Otherwise it's all the hits & classics - 'Smoke On The Water', 'Black Night', 'Child In Time' etc. The one track that could have been left off in favour of something else is 'Demon's Eye', a b-side & album track that never realy took off as a live classic. I'd have preferred the gentle blues ballad 'When A Blind Man Cries'(One of Ian Gillan's favourites). Or possibly the original million selling 1968 1st hit single 'Hush'. I like the cover too! Strat & purple tinged smoke & fireworks(reminds me of Knebworth!). If your interested in Ritchie Blackmore & Deep Purple, Rainbow, Blackmore's Night & even his 60's career, then subscribe to More Black than Purple Magazine. Write to PO Box 155, Bedford, MK40 2YX. England. Black Knight: Ritchie BlackmorePerfect StrangersIn the Absence of Pink: Knebworth 1985The Battle Rages on ... Read more ›
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