Monday, June 22, 2009

Deep Purple (mk. II)


6-22-09 Deep Purple (Mk. II)


My ’09 DP collection:


7" CALL OF THE WILD MERCURY US 885617.7

1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD FIREBALL (Anniversary edition) WARNER JPN WPCR-1140

1971 16 TRKS ('97 re-mastered issue)

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" HUSH TETRAGRAMMA T-1503

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve – original version

LPx2 IN CONCERT TRIO JPN TRSH-3001/2

1980 10 TRKS Live '72, insert

LP IN ROCK WARNER US WS 1877

1970 7 TRKS

CD IN ROCK (Anniversary edition) EMI UK 834019.2

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

CD IN ROCK (kami) WARNER JPN WPCR-12253

1970 7 TRKS kami sleeve ('06 issue) counterfeit?

12" KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR POLYDOR UK POSPX 749

1984 7 TRK EP; with pic sleeve

7" KNOCKING AT YOUR BACK DOOR MERCURY US 880477.7

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

LPx2 LIVE IN JAPAN WARNER JPN P-4401/2

1972 7 TRKS Live, re-issue

LP MACHINE HEAD PURPLE DE SHZE 344

1972 7 TRKS poster

CDx2 MACHINE HEAD (Deluxe edition) RHINO US R2 75622

1972 18 TRKS ('98 issue) (11 x bonus tracks)

12" PERFECT STRANGERS POLYDOR DE 881605.1

1984 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD PERFECT STRANGERS POLYDOR DE 823777.2

1984 9 TRKS (1 x bonus track)

LP PERFECT STRANGERS MERCURY US 824003.1

1984 8 TRKS

LP PERFECT STRANGERS POLYDOR JPN 25MM 0401

1984 8 TRKS insert

CD SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE WARNER JPN 20P2-2601

1968 8 TRKS

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

1978 12 TRK Collection

CD WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE EMI UK CZ 6

1973 7 TRKS ('87 issue)


Yes, I went for the 2 x 80’s DP Mk. II re-formation albums, “Perfect Strangers” and “House Of Blue Light”. I even got to see the 80’s DP Mk. II live in Auckland, New Zealand – once upon a time! Only mis-step by DP Mk. II 80’s reformation: re-recording “Hush”! And I love the 80’s 12” B-sides – some nice, long songs.


Fans of “Classic Rock” will be familiar with “In Rock” and “Machine Head”. I always loved that DP name-checked Frank Zappa in “Smoke on the Water”! US fans might not be aware that there is a mid-line cost UK CD re-issue of “In Rock” that has a bunch of cool bonus material; that one didn’t get the “Deluxe” treatment like “Machine Head” in the US.


Pictured: "Millennium Collection", which I bought last Saturday in Las Vegas...


4 comments:

Jim said...

"Hush" is the most wikkin' rawk tune EVER. The track is laden with production ear candy to the MAX! Trevor WHO?! The howlin' wolf feedback intro, the copious gallons of soaking wet reverb, the percussive Hammond organ. And that's only the first 30 seconds!

I play this one LOUD every 6 months or so. I have it on vinyl but even bought an Collectibles US CD5 single [b/w Yardbirds For Your Love - not shabby!] to crank it conveniently.

Deep Purple are great heavy rock, but their cover of "Hush" is in a world of its own. I've never heard the Billy Joe Royal version but frankly, even as much as I respect BJR, I can't imagine it as anything but a pallid shadow of the mighty DP version!

Jim said...

Wikkin'? D'oh! I meant wikkid!!!

Jim said...

I was impressed to see that on the "Who Do We Think We Are" LP, they spelled the song "My Woman From Tokayo" - exactly as it sounded.

Ron Kane said...

Probably just a US typesetting error!