Deep Purple / Machine Head 25th Anniversary Edition
Artist Deep Purple
Title Machine Head 25th Anniversary Edition
Format 2CD
Released 1998
Label Rhino
Tracks
Machine Head 25th Anniversary Edition [Disc 1]
1. Highway Star (6:08)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
2. Maybe I'm a Leo (4:52)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
3. Pictures of Home (5:06)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
4. Never Before (4:00)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
5. Smoke on the Water (5:42)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
6. Lazy (7:22)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
7. Space Truckin' (4:34)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
8. When a Blind Man Cries (B-Side) (3:32)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
9. Maybe I'm a Leo (Quadrophonic Mix) (4:58)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
10. Lazy (Quadrophonic Mix) (6:54)
(Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
Machine Head (Roger Glover Remixes) [Disc 2]
1. Highway Star (6:39)
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
2. Maybe I'm a Leo (5:26)
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
3. Pictures of Home (5:21)
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
4. Never Before (3:59)
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
5. Smoke on the Water (6:18)
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
6. Lazy (7:33)
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
7. Space Truckin (4:52)
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
8. When a Blind Man Cries (3:32)
(Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
Notes This 2-CD set contains the original album in both re-mastered & re-mixed forms, together with a single B-side, rare quadrophonic versions un previously un-released guitar solos.

Recorded 6~21 December 1971 w/ The Rolling Stones Mobile Studio at the Grand Hotel, Montreux, Switzerland.

Re-mixes (Disc #2) done by Pete Denenberg w/ Roger Glover, assisted by Joe DiGiorgi, at Acme Studios.

Digitally re-mastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios, London.
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Deep Purple:
       Ian Gilan (vocals)
       Ritchie Blackmore (guitar)
       Jon Lord (organ, piano)
       Roger Glover (bass)
       Ian Paice (drums)

Recorded in Montreux, Switzerland in December 1971.

This package contains the original MACHINE HEAD plus quadrophonic mixes of 2 songs on one disc, MACHINE HEAD remixed by Roger Glover in 1998, and a 28 page booklet. A probable contender for one of hard rock's "all-time most influential albums," Deep Purple's MACHINE HEAD has all the markings of a heavy classic. It was here that the band's combination of amped-up blues, progressive instrumental prowess, screaming guitars, and thunderous rhythms was crystallized for the ages, helping to lay the foundation for hard rock and heavy metal throughout the '70s, '80s, and '90s. The lone presence of "Smoke on the Water" immediately elevates the album to essential status. The song became a long-running radio staple, and boasts one of the most instantly recognizable guitar riffs in rock history. Yet the rest of the album holds up impressively, from the adrenaline-soaked opener "Highway Star," in which organist Jon Lord and guitarist Richie Blackmore trade off dazzling solos, to the churning "Space Truckin'," another riff-driven rocker. Vocalist Ian Gillian, whose dramatic, soaring tenor set the mold for many heavy metal singers to follow, is in fine form here, as are the pyrotechnics of Blackmore and Lord. Everything from the title to the warped group photo on the album cover indicates that MACHINE HEAD will be an exercise in unabashed, brain-melting rock, and that is exactly what it delivers. It still stands in the pantheon of seminal hard rock records.
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