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Singles & E.P. Anthology '68-'80 Double CD

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  • Audio CD (5 April 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD
  • Label: EMI Records
  • ASIN: B0039P5LEI
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,459 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Hush (1998 Digital Remaster)
  2. One More Rainy Day (2000 Digital Remaster)
  3. Kentucky Woman (1998 Digital Remaster)
  4. Wring That Neck (1998 Digital Remaster)
  5. Emmaretta (1998 Digital Remaster)
  6. Bird Has Flown (2000 Digital Remaster)
  7. Help (French A-Side) (2010 Digital Remaster)
  8. Hallelujah (2002 Digital Remaster)
  9. April (Part 1) (2002 Digital Remaster)
  10. Speed King (Piano Version)
  11. Black Night (Single Version) (2002 Digital Remaster)
  12. Living Wreck (1995 Digital Remaster)
  13. Strange Kind Of Woman (2002 Digital Remaster)
  14. I'm Alone (2002 Digital Remaster)
  15. Fireball (2002 Digital Remaster)
  16. Demon's Eye (2002 Digital Remaster)
  17. Never Before (2002 Digital Remaster)
  18. When A Blind Man Cries (2002 Digital Remaster)
  19. Lazy (Japanese B-Side) (2010 Digital Remaster)

Disc: 2

  1. Smoke On The Water (Studio - US A-Side Edit) (2010 Digital Remaster)
  2. Smoke On The Water (Live - US B-Side Edit) (2010 Digital Remaster)
  3. Woman From Tokyo (Single Edit) (2002 Digital Remaster)
  4. Black Night (Live) (2002 Digital Remaster)
  5. Might Just Take Your Life (Single Edit) (2002 Digital Remaster)
  6. Coronarias Redig (2002 Digital Remaster)
  7. Burn (Studio Edit) (US/Japan 45) (2010 Digital Remaster)
  8. Stormbringer (Italian A-Side) (2010 Digital Remaster)
  9. You Keep On Moving (2002 Digital Remaster)
  10. Love Child (2002 Digital Remaster)
  11. Gettin' Tighter (US A-Side/Italian B-Side) (2010 Digital Remaster)
  12. Child In Time (Live) (2010 Digital Remaster)
  13. Painted Horse (2010 Digital Remaster)
  14. Mistreated (Live Edit) (2010 Digital Remaster)
  15. The Bird Has Flown
  16. Grabsplatter

Product Description

Singles and E.P. Anthology '68 – '80 is the most comprehensive collection yet of the band's singles and E.P.s, including a variety of rarities such as non-album singles, B sides, alternate takes, live versions, plus a selection of a's and b's released in other countries, including the US, Japan and Germany.

Spanning all of the different Deep Purple line-ups, this collection begins with 1968's "Hush"/"One More Rainy Day", which was a huge US debut hit, and continues chronologically to the band's final British single "You Keep On Moving" / "Love Child" (both off their last studio album, 1975's Come Taste The Band), which was issued in the UK in March '76. Included in the collection are many versions of tracks that have never before appeared on CD, and are included on that format here for the first time.

Following the split there was still enormous interest in Deep Purple's catalogue, which was kept alive through a number of reissues and archive releases from EMI. The first of these in the UK was a 7" Maxi Single (April '77), which included the live version of "Child In Time" from Made In Japan. So successful was this that a second EP was issued later the same year, titled New Live & Rare. This had the previously unreleased studio out-take "Painted Horse", from the Who Do We Think We Are sessions. This concept was reprised a year later on Volume 2, an EP which included an edited version of "Mistreated" from the Made In Europe live LP. The final EP in this series, Volume 3 (Oct 1980), included rarities: three previously unreleased tracks, including "The Bird Has Flown", a rare session performance from the Mk 2 line-up for the BBC, plus "Grabsplatter", an out-take from the In Rock album. It was the last 7" release from the 1968 – '76 era in the UK and, except for a set of 12" collectors EPs in 1985, the band's EMI singles story was over.

Singles and E.P. Anthology 1968 – 1980 comes in a 2-CD pack with comprehensive sleevenotes by Deep Purple aficionado Simon Robinson, and rare single sleeves illustrated throughout the booklet.

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This album is essentially a 2CD expansion of the recently deleted Singles A's and B's album which was issued back in 1993 (itself a CD expansion on the 1978 vinyl album). The range of Purple's material on show here is quite dynamic ranging from the 60's psych of Hush and Emmaretta, the hard rock of Black Night and Fireball through to the blues/funk leanings of Might Just Take Your Life and Gettin' Tighter.

Be aware though that this is a compilation of their singles so some of the tracks are edited, not the full album tracks in places. For that I recommend seeking out a compilation such as the 1991 2CD Anthology or the 1998 2CD 30:Best Of, the latter of which covers the 80's and 90's reunion albums. Better still seek out the relevant studio albums. For example Smoke On The Water has the guitar solo chopped out, Lazy misses a large chunk of the intro etc. This is how they appeared on the vinyl singles. Not in every case though, in many instances the full tracks were used if they could fit on a 7" single back in the day.

For us Purple diehards its good to get the later EP's and some of the more obscure single edits on CD for the first time. The 1993 CD was only a single disc and stayed true to 99% of the UK singles [No room for Wring That Neck! :-( ]. Although this edition has been expanded to 2 discs there are a few single edits that don't appear. Flight Of The Rat (New Zealand A-side) and Super Trouper (German/Swedish A-side) spring to mind, i'm sure there are other edits too.
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An alternative 'Burn' edit which fades out here is interesting,which is different to the other 'Burn' edit already on the market.
'Lazy'is a tad sever..some light trimming of Mr Lords intro would have been welcome.Ditto the 'Made In Europe' 'Mistreated' where perhaps the removal of the Interpolating bit should have been the way to do it..instead chunks of RB's guitar are removed & I really felt their loss.
Nice to have 'Grabsplatter' by MK2 & their take on 'Bird Have Flown'.
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Nothing new here whatsoever except for some particularly crummy edits - Lazy REALLY stands out. The music remains brilliant, even the last gasp songs, but if you bought the A's and B's CD, hang on to it. It does the job well enough. Save your money.
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It is quite simple, if you have loved and love Deep purple from the early days then this is a must, if your more into the older Deep Purple steer clear! This is a true anthology of what was great about Deep Purple with classics like April, The Preacher, Hush etc... There are many old quality Deep Purple classics on this album. Should suit the majority of early Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix afficionados.
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Even if youre a DP nut like me there are some rare gems on here, packaging and sleeve notes very informative, and much cheaper than the one I seen when filing through the racks at my local HMV.
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