Essential [2011]

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All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
While not celebrated as pioneers of heavy metal as often as contemporaries like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple were as integral a band as any in the evolution of high-octane rock. Essential tracks the group from its early days doing soul-fried heavy blues-rock numbers like "Hush" or their rowdy take on Neil Diamond's hit "Kentucky Woman" into their mid-'70s arena rock apex. Ritchie Blackmore's instantly recognizable riff on "Smoke on the Water" has launched the guitar careers of countless starry-eyed metalheads, and a wealth of other FM radio classics like "Highway Star," "Woman from Tokyo," and "Space Truckin'" is a reminder of just how hard working Deep ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fred Thomas
While not celebrated as pioneers of heavy metal as often as contemporaries like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple were as integral a band as any in the evolution of high-octane rock. Essential tracks the group from its early days doing soul-fried heavy blues-rock numbers like "Hush" or their rowdy take on Neil Diamond's hit "Kentucky Woman" into their mid-'70s arena rock apex. Ritchie Blackmore's instantly recognizable riff on "Smoke on the Water" has launched the guitar careers of countless starry-eyed metalheads, and a wealth of other FM radio classics like "Highway Star," "Woman from Tokyo," and "Space Truckin'" is a reminder of just how hard working Deep Purple were. They were also an act that helped usher in the popularity of the double live album with 1972's platinum-selling Made in Japan. Included from that set are "Black Night" and the extended epic jamming of "Child in Time."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/8/2011
  • Label: Emi Import
  • EAN: 5099968022525
  • Catalog Number: 6802252
  • Sales rank: 152,783

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hush (4:23)
  2. 2 Kentucky Woman (4:42)
  3. 3 Hallelujah (3:41)
  4. 4 Speed King (5:49)
  5. 5 Black Night (4:56)
  6. 6 Strange Kind of Woman (3:50)
  7. 7 Child In Time (12:14)
  8. 8 Fireball (3:22)
  9. 9 Highway Star (6:29)
  10. 10 Never Before (3:59)
  11. 11 Smoke On the Water (5:37)
  12. 12 Space Truckin' (4:52)
  13. 13 Woman From Tokyo (5:46)
  14. 14 Burn (4:30)
  15. 15 Stormbringer (4:04)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deep Purple Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Neil Diamond Composer
Ian Gillan Composer
Joe South Composer
Ritchie Blackmore Composer
Roger Cook Composer
Roger Glover Composer
Jon Lord Composer
David Coverdale Composer
Roger Greenaway Composer
Ian Paice Composer
Stefan Klein Artwork
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