The Battle Rages On...

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Personality clashes are as much a part of Deep Purple as Ritchie Blackmore's penchant for black clothing. A revolving door of members resulted in different lineups being given their own labels. The most popular version of Purple has always been the Mark II model: Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover, and Ian Paice. This particular quintet has gotten together and had members leave in each of the past three decades, and The Battle Rages On... was that lineup's contribution to the '90s. Following a brief stint where former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner sang lead for Purple on the prior Slaves and Masters, Gillan returned for another go-round in 1993. Personal differences aside, The Battle Rages On... ...
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Personality clashes are as much a part of Deep Purple as Ritchie Blackmore's penchant for black clothing. A revolving door of members resulted in different lineups being given their own labels. The most popular version of Purple has always been the Mark II model: Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover, and Ian Paice. This particular quintet has gotten together and had members leave in each of the past three decades, and The Battle Rages On... was that lineup's contribution to the '90s. Following a brief stint where former Rainbow vocalist Joe Lynn Turner sang lead for Purple on the prior Slaves and Masters, Gillan returned for another go-round in 1993. Personal differences aside, The Battle Rages On... picks up on the kind of chemistry that made albums like Machine Head and Perfect Strangers classics. Three decades on, Blackmore's range on guitar is still impressive as he goes from playing with an arrogant swagger on "One Man's Meat" to a fleet-fingered flamenco intro that kicks off the epic "Anya." Elsewhere, "A Twist in the Tale" plays out with the same kind of intensity as "Highway Star," while the hard-driving title track proved to be prophetic as Blackmore departed the band.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2006
  • Label: Tombstone Records
  • EAN: 4988017639115
  • Catalog Number: 37686

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Battle Rages On (5:55)
  2. 2 Lick It Up (3:59)
  3. 3 Anya (6:31)
  4. 4 Talk About Love (4:07)
  5. 5 Time to Kill (5:48)
  6. 6 Ramshackle Man (5:33)
  7. 7 A Twist in the Tale (4:16)
  8. 8 Nasty Piece of Work (4:35)
  9. 9 Solitaire (4:41)
  10. 10 One Man's Meat (4:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deep Purple Primary Artist
Ian Gillan Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore Guitar
Roger Glover Bass
Jon Lord Organ, Keyboards
Ian Paice Drums
Technical Credits
Ian Gillan Composer
Ritchie Blackmore Composer
Roger Glover Composer, Producer
Jon Lord Composer
Peter Beckerman Engineer
Jason Corsaro Engineer
Devin Emke Engineer
Bill Kennedy Engineer
George Marino Mastering
Ian Paice Composer
Thom Panunzio Producer
Pat Regan Engineer
Hans Gemperle Engineer
Thom Panunzlo Producer
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