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on 20 June 2011
Yes, I know it's hard to believe, but there's yet another CD doing the rounds, made up of the material that Deep Purple recorded during their brief tenure on RCA. I couldn't even begin to add up the number of compilation albums made up of this music, from "Purplexed" onwards. This one, however, is one of the shoddiest.
it's up there with the "Steel Box" collection, lacking anything remotely resembling information about where and where it came for. It does, however, have a couple of misleading paragraphs that might make you thing you're getting early versions of 'Smoke On The Water', 'Highway Star' and 'Child In Time', the cannily placed first three tunes here.
However, it gets bonus points for some Joe Lynn Turner tunes, but then loses a point for the brass neck of the sleeve designers bagging a credit! For shame. Oh, and Amazon are calling this "Collections" to differentiate it from all the other DP albums called "The Collection". Still, to kill a hour, a good bagsy.