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Deep Purple Official Website

Albums:

1968 Shades of Deep Purple
1968 The Book of Taliesyn
1969 Deep Purple
1970 Deep Purple in Rock
1971 Fireball
1972 Machine Head
1973 Who Do We Think We Are
1974 Burn
1974 Stormbringer
1975 Come Taste the Band
1984 Perfect Strangers
1987 The House of Blue Light
1990 Slaves and Masters
1993 The Battle Rages On...
1996 Purpendicular
1998 Abandon
2003 Bananas
2005 Rapture of the Deep
2013 Now What?
2017 Infinite
2020 Whoosh!



Let's talk about one of the best hard rock/metal bands to ever come out of England, Deep Purple. Formed in 1968 there were the usual line-up changes and struggles to achieve success before the release of their 3rd studio album, simply called "Deep Purple". Although the band has more lives than Rasputin seemingly I am concentrating on the line-up I know best, and the albums in my library are almost all from the 70's.

I was surprised to learn a couple of years ago that they had a massively successful world tour, the latest incarnation of the band, I'll let someone more familiar than myself talk about the current band.

I started with Machine Head, and it remains the album I play the most of their entire discography, even though Smoke on the Water has been played to death, I still enjoy it and Never skip over it when I invite Purple over for a beer and a concert...:grinthumb


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Deep Purple World Tours

Deep Purple Debut Tour, 1968
Shades of Deep Purple Tour, 1968
The Book of Taliesyn Tour, 1968
Deep Purple European Tour, (pre-tour for In Rock) 1969–1970
In Rock World Tour – 1970–1971
Fireball World Tour, 1971–1972
Machine Head World Tour, 1972–1973
Deep Purple European Tour 1974
Burn World Tour, 1974
Stormbringer World Tour, 1974–1975
Come Taste The Band World Tour, 1975–1976
Perfect Strangers World Tour, aka Reunion Tour 1984–1985
The House of Blue Light World Tour, 1987–1988
Slaves and Masters World Tour, 1991
Deep Purple 25 Years Anniversary World Tour, aka The Battle Rages on Tour, 1993
Deep Purple and Joe Satriani Tour, 1993–1994
Deep Purple Secret Mexican Tour (short warm-up tour with Steve Morse)
Deep Purple Secret USA Tour 1994–1995
Deep Purple Asian & African Tour 1995
Purpendicular World Tour, 1996–1997
A Band on World Tour, 1998–1999
Concerto World Tour, 2000–2001
Deep Purple World Tour, 2001–2003
Bananas World Tour, 2003–2005
Rapture of the Deep World Tour, 2006–2011
Deep Purple: The Songs That Built Rock Tour 2011–2012



So my question is...are there any other fans of DP in the house?​
 
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I am a huge fan of The Purp. Of the three bands considered to be the grand daddies of metal (the other two being of course Sabbath and Zep ((though I have never once considered Zep to be metal)).) I think Deep Purple are the best over all musicians and I like them best by far. Granted there are albums by them that I don't personally care all that much for ("Come Taste The Band" comes to mind first), but of their albums that I like I like them a LOT. My favorite Deep Purple album is...

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What's more amazing about what a great live band they were is that they didn't do ANY rerecording on this live album. Quite a rare thing really for as good as they sound.
 

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I agree Cosmic, and I like Purple more than Zeppelin or Sabbath,,,that is not to say I don't love them too.
 

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I agree Cosmic, and I like Purple more than Zeppelin or Sabbath,,,that is not to say I don't love them too.

Zep and Sabbath are so much bigger now than Deep Purple is....and that's a shame. Really the only Deep Purple song that I've notice almost ANYONE who isn't a fan of them knows is "Smoke On The Water" which is a great song but Deep Purple has sold over a 100 million albums and "Smoke On The Water" does not move that number of units on it's own.
 

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Yeah it always mystified me that they didn't get the respect I thought they deserved. Oh well there are a few of us out there with Impeccable taste anyway.:cheers:
 

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Yeah it always mystified me that they didn't get the respect I thought they deserved.

I suppose the same could be said about Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, and so many others.....

But yes atleast some of us still love Deep Purple.
 

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I even like their "Concerto For Orchestra",,,before Ritchie took control of the band and steered them down the harder rock path.:D
 

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I even like their "Concerto For Orchestra",,,before Ritchie took control of the band and steered them down the harder rock path.:D

I like "Concerto For Orchestra" too. That was almost entirely Jon Lord behind the wheel and I think he did a great job. Really I think his organ playing was the heart of Deep Purple, not Ritchie's guitar work.
 

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I have that album cover posted in the carousel at the top of the main page.:tup:
 

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one of my favorite bands. they put out a bunch of top notch albums even in this latest decade. Machine Head and Made in Japan are great but my favorite studio album is probably Burn

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