DEEP PURPLE – Fifth Album ‘FIREBALL’ Came Out 50 Years Ago

10 July 2021

Band: DEEP PUPRLE
Active: 1968–1976, 1984–present
21 studio albums (so far)

Album: FIREBALL – 5th LP
Released: 9 July 1971 in the US, 1 Sept 1971 in the UK – 50 years ago
Score: #1 in the UK and several European countries, #4 in the US

AllMusic / Eduardo Rivadavia: “One of Deep Purple’s four indispensable
albums (the others being In Rock, Machine Head, and Burn), 1971’s Fireball
saw the band broadening out from the no-holds-barred hard rock direction
of the previous year’s cacophonous In Rock… Sure, the following year’s Machine
Head would provide Deep Purple with their commercial peak, but on Fireball,
the formidable quintet was already firing on all cylinders.

Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.

Singles: Strange Kind Of Woman / Fireball

– STRANGE KIND OF A WOMAN –

– FIREBALL –

Full album…

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DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK – Came Out This Day In 1970

Back in time…

3 June 2021

Band: DEEP PURPLE
Formed: in Hertford, Hertfordshire, England
Active: 1968–1976, 1984–present / 20 studio LPs so far
The most recent – Woosh – released last year

Album: DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK – 4th LP
Released: 3 June 1970 – 41 years ago today
Line-up: Ritchie Blackmore (guitar) / Ian Gillan (vocals)
Roger Glover (bass) / Jon Lord (organ) / Ian Paice (drums)
Score: #1 in Australia and Germany, #4 in the UK, #143 in America

AllMusic / Eduardo Rivadavia:” Deep Purple’s soon to be classic Mark II version
made its proper debut and established the sonic blueprint that would immortalize this
lineup of the band on 1970’s awesome In Rock… “Child in Time.” In what still stands as
arguably his single greatest performance, singer Ian Gillan led his bandmates on a series
of hypnotizing crescendos, from the song’s gentle beginning through to its ear-shattering
climax and then back again for an even more intense encore that brought the original
vinyl album’s seismic first side to a close… One of heavy metal’s defining albums.”

Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.

TUTV: Their best line-up, their best LP, their best single. 3 x classic!

Single: Child In Time…

Full album…

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Speed Kings Stick To Same Old Sound – Hard Rock Icons DEEP PURPLE Released 21st Album ‘WOOSH!

9 August 2020

Band: Deep Purple
Active: 1968–19761984–present
Album: Woosh!

NME wrote: “This is music for the car stereo next time you’re stuck in traffic. And we mean that as a heartfelt compliment… A full 48 years since the release of their stone-cold classic hit ‘Smoke On The Water’ and with enough line-up changes to put The Fall to everlasting shame, Deep Purple have managed to wade through the rocky waters of the entire history of heavy metal and always come up smiling… Packed full of decadent riffs, haunted house keyboards and frontman Ian Gillan’s gloriously hammy vocals, ‘Whoosh!’ isn’t just a testament to their staying power, but perhaps one of the most stupidly fun and outrageously silly albums of the year – and goodness, we’re all in need of a bit of fun right now, aren’t we?… ‘Whoosh!’ might not sound like it was created in 2020, but considering the last few months we’ve had, maybe that’s a good thing.” Score: 3/5

Key tracks: Oops

Clips: Throw My Bones / Man Alive

– THROW MY BONES –

– MAN ALIVE –

Full album…

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Back then

Classic Heavy Rock Album ‘DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK’ Turns 50 Today…

3 June 2020

Band: Deep Purple  (Hertford, UK)
Active: 1968–1976 / 1984–present
Classic line-up: Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (keyboards),
Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar)
Album: Deep Purple In Rock
Released:
3 June 1970 – 50 years ago today!

BBC Music said: “Their collective chutzpah was captured via the album sleeve.
Rarely has a cover so presciently reflected the monumental influence its contents
would have in the years that followed. Reaching number 2 in the UK charts in 1970,
it made the band and pretty much carved out the template for heavy rock.”

Key tracks: Child In Time / Black Night

– CHILD IN TIME –

– BLACK NIGHT –

Album in full…

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22 April 1972 – DEEP PURPLE Scores Big With 6th Album ‘MACHINE HEAD’…

22 April 2019

Legendary hard rockers DEEP PURPLE reached the top spot of the UK albums
chart – for the second time – on 22 April 1972, 47 years ago, with their sixth LP
MACHINE HEAD. The album was also a bestseller all over Europe and peaked
at #7 in the USA. The success of its lead single SMOKE ON THE WATER issued
in December of the previous year was a big factor for the longplayer’s triumph.

Oh yeah, whether you were/are a hard rock fan or not you just can’t ignore the
booming power of this timeless, head-banging riff. Press the button here…

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