Origin: England
Genres: 70's Metal, Hard Rock
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Deep Purple  


One of the first, and most popular, hard rock/metal groups of the early seventies, Deep Purple will forever be remembered for their massive hit "Smoke On The Water" (featuring one of the most well-known riffs ever recorded) as well as oft-covered classics such as "Highway Star", "Burn", and countless others. Their most well-known albums would probably be Machine Head and In Rock, but the 1984 comeback album Perfect Stranger deserves mention, as not only is it one of their better efforts but one of the best examples of how a band actually can come back together after years apart and release something relevant without just cashing in on past glories. Since that reunion the band has continued to tour and occasionally record, maintaining a fan base an astonishing 40 years after their inception.

Current Members

Ian Gillan

vocals (Black Sabbath, Gillan)

Steve Morse

guitars

Roger Glover

bass (Rainbow)

Don Airey

keyboards (Fastway, Michael Schenker Group, Metalium, Ozzy Osbourne, Persian Risk, Rainbow, Sinner, Whitesnake)

Ian Paice

drums (Whitesnake)

Former Members/Guests

Rod Evans

vocals (Captain Beyond)

David Coverdale

vocals (Whitesnake)

Joe Lynn Turner

vocals (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow)

Ritchie Blackmore

guitars (Rainbow)

Tommy Bolin

guitars

Nic Simper

bass (Warhorse)

Glenn Hughes

bass (Black Sabbath)

Jon Lord

keyboards (Whitesnake) RIP: July 16, 2012, cancer, age 71


Discography



Shades Of Deep Purple 
1968 Parlophone
  1. And The Address
  2. One More Rainy Day
  3. Prelude
  4. Hush
  5. Help
  6. Mandrake Root
  7. I'm So Glad
  8. Happiness
  9. Love Help Me
  10. Hey Joe
  • Rod Evans
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Nic Simper
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Book Of Taliesyn 
1968 Parlophone
  1. Listen, Learn, Read On
  2. Wring That Neck
  3. Anthem
  4. Shield
  5. River Deep Mountain High
  6. We Can Work It Out
  7. Exposition
  8. Kentucky Woman
  • Rod Evans
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Nic Simper
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




Deep Purple 
1969 Parlophone
  1. Chasing Shadows
  2. Blind
  3. Lalena
  4. A- Fault Line. B- The Painter
  5. Why Didn't Rosemary?
  6. Bird Has Flown
  7. April
  • Rod Evans
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Nic Simper
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




Concerto For Group And Orchestra  LIVE
1969 Harvest




In Rock 
1970 Harvest
  1. Child In Time
  2. Blood Sucker
  3. Flight Of The Rat
  4. Into The Fire
  5. Speed King
  6. Living Wreck
  7. Hard Loving Man
  • Ian Gillan
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice
1970 Internet Top Ten album




Fireball 
1971 Harvest
  1. Demon's Eye
  2. Anyone's Daughter
  3. No No No
  4. Fools
  5. Fireball
  6. No One Came
  7. The Mule
  • Ian Gillan
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




Machine Head 
1972 Purple
  1. Smoke On The Water
  2. Never Before
  3. Maybe I'm A Leo
  4. Lazy
  5. Space Truckin
  6. Highway Star
  7. Pictures Of Home
  • Ian Gillan
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice
1972 Internet Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Made In Japan  LIVE
1972 Purple




Who Do We Think We Are 
1973 Purple
  1. Supertrooper
  2. Woman From Tokyo
  3. Smooth Dancer
  4. Our Lady
  5. Place In Time
  6. Rat Bat Blue
  7. Mary Long
  • Ian Gillan
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




Burn 
1974 Purple
  1. Mistreated
  2. Might Just Take Your Life
  3. Sail Away
  4. A Zoo
  5. You Fool No One
  6. What's Going On Here
  7. Lay Down Stay Down
  • David Coverdale
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Glenn Hughes
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice
1974 Internet Top Ten album




Stormbringer 
1974 Purple
  1. Stormbringer
  2. Love Don't Mean A Thing
  3. Holy Man
  4. Hold On
  5. Lady Double Dealer
  6. You Can't Do It Right
  7. High Ball Shooter
  8. The Gypsy
  9. Soldier Of Fortune
  • David Coverdale
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Glenn Hughes
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




Come Taste The Band 
1975 Purple
  1. Keep On Moving
  2. This Time Around
  3. Owed To The 'G'
  4. Drifter
  5. Love Child
  6. I Need Love
  7. Getting Tighter
  8. Coming Home
  9. Lady Luck
  • David Coverdale
  • Tommy Bolin
  • Glenn Hughes
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Made In Europe  LIVE
1976 Purple




Last Concert In Japan  LIVE
1978 Purple




In Concert  LIVE
1980 Harvest




Live In London  LIVE
1982 Harvest




Perfect Strangers 
1984 Polydor
  1. Knocking At Your Back Door
  2. Perfect Strangers
  3. A Gypsy's Kiss
  4. Under The Gun
  5. Nobody's Home
  6. Wasted Sunsets
  7. Hungry Days
  8. Mean Streak
  9. Not Responsible
  • Ian Gillan
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




The House Of Blue Light 
1987 Polydor
  1. Bad Attitude
  2. Unwritten Law
  3. Call Of The Wild
  4. Mad Dog
  5. Hard Lovin' Woman
  6. Black And White
  7. Strangeways
  8. Spanish Archer
  9. Mitzi Dupree
  10. Dead Or Alive
  • Ian Gillan
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Nobody's Perfect  LIVE
1988 Polydor




Slaves And Masters 
1990 RCA
  1. King Of Dreams
  2. The Cut Runs Deep
  3. Fire In The Basement
  4. Truth Hurts
  5. Breakfast In Bed
  6. Love Conquers All
  7. Fortune Teller
  8. Too Much Is Not Enough
  9. Wicked Ways
  • Joe Lynn Turner
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




The Battle Rages On ... 
1993 RCA
  1. The Battle Rages On
  2. Lick It Up
  3. Anya
  4. Talk About Love
  5. Time To Kill
  6. Ramshackle Man
  7. A Twist In The Tale
  8. Nasty Piece Of Work
  9. Solitaire
  10. One Man's Meat
  • Ian Gillan
  • Ritchie Blackmore
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




Come Hell Or High Water  LIVE
1994 RCA




Purpendicular 
1996 RCA
  1. Vavoom
  2. Ted The Mechanic
  3. Loosen My Strings
  4. Soon Forgotten
  5. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
  6. Cascades
  7. I'm Not Your Lover
  8. The Aviator
  9. Rosa's Cantina
  10. A Castle Full Of Rascals
  11. A Touch Away
  12. Hey Cisco
  13. Somebody Stole My Guitar
  14. The Purpendicular Waltz
  • Ian Gillan
  • Steve Morse
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




Live At The Olympia '96  LIVE
1997 EMI




Abandon 
1998 CMC
  1. Any Fule Kno That
  2. Almost Human
  3. Don't Make Me Happy
  4. Seventh Heaven
  5. Watching The Sky
  6. Fingers To The Bone
  7. Jack Ruby
  8. She Was
  9. Whatsername
  10. '69
  11. Evil Louie
  12. Bludsucker
  • Ian Gillan
  • Steve Morse
  • Roger Glover
  • Jon Lord
  • Ian Paice




Bananas 
2003 EMI
  1. House Of Pain
  2. Sun Goes Down
  3. Haunted
  4. Razzle Dazzle
  5. Silver Tongue
  6. Walk On
  7. Pictures of Innocence
  8. I've Got Your Number
  9. Never A Word
  10. Bananas
  11. Doing It Tonight
  12. Contact Lost
  • Ian Gillan
  • Steve Morse
  • Roger Glover
  • Don Airey
  • Ian Paice




Rapture Of The Deep 
2005 Edel
  1. Back To Back
  2. Before Time Began
  3. Clearly Quite Absurd
  4. Don't Let Go
  5. Girls Like That
  6. Rapture
  7. MTV
  8. Money Talks
  9. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
  10. Junkyard Blues
  11. Things I Never Said
  12. Wrong Man
  • Ian Gillan
  • Steve Morse
  • Roger Glover
  • Don Airey
  • Ian Paice

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Live At Montreaux 1996  LIVE
2006




They All Came Down To Montreaux  LIVE
2007




Live Encounters  LIVE
2009




Phoenix Rising 
2011




Live At Montreux 2011  LIVE
2011




Now What?! 
2013 earMUSIC
  1. A Simple Song
  2. Weirdistan
  3. Out of Hand
  4. Hell to Pay
  5. Body Line
  6. Above and Beyond
  7. Blood from a Stone
  8. Uncommon Man
  9. Après Vous
  10. All the Time in the World
  11. Vincent Price
  12. It'll Be Me
  • Ian Gillan
  • Steve Morse
  • Roger Glover
  • Don Airey
  • Ian Paice


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