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Deep Purple – Made In Japan: The Complete Japanese Tour ’72 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Deep Purple – Made In Japan: The Complete Japanese Tour ’72 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time – 282:26 minutes | 3,44 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Download code from Super Deluxe BD Edition | © Rhino

The band arrived in Japan on 9 August, a week before the tour started, to a strong reception, and were greeted with gifts and flowers. Birch was not confident that the recording quality would be satisfactory, since the equipment supplied by Warner Bros. did not have any balance control and that the recorder’s size did not appear big enough on sight to capture a commercial quality recording. The band were uninterested in the end result, concentrating on simply being able to deliver a good show. Lord later noticed however that he felt this attitude meant the spontaneity of the performances and interplay between the band members was captured well.

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Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972) [Japanese SACD 2011] {2.0 & 5.1} {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972) [Japanese SACD 2011] {2.0 & 5.1}
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 41:49 minutes | Scans included | 3,12 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | 41:19 mins | Scans included | 963 MB

Released in 1972, Deep Purple’s best-selling album remains a landmark hard rock recording. The album hit #1 in the UK and #7 in the US and was eventually certified Double Platinum. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple-—particularly Machine Head-—paved the way for countless progressive rock bands who followed in their wake.

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Deep Purple – In Concert ’72 (2012) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Deep Purple – In Concert ’72 (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:19:32 minutes | 1,76 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Parlophone Records
Recorded live at the Paris Theater on Lower Regent Street in London for the BBC´s “Sound Of The Seventies” radio programme on March 9th 1972, and broadcast on March 18th the same year.

If you’re a Deep Purple fan, then you’ll definitely want to check out In Concert ’72, which arrived on record store shelves earlier this week, but we’ll forgive you if you do a momentary double-take and ask yourself, “Wait, do I already have this?”

The truthful answer to that question is that you might already have a fair amount of it, but even at that, you definitely don’t have all of it. And, yes, we realize that’s an answer which requires a bit of further clarification, so here goes.

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Deep Purple – Deep Purple In Rock (1970/2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Deep Purple – Deep Purple In Rock (1970/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:48 minutes | 918 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Rhino/Warner Bros.

Deep Purple in Rock, also known as the In Rock, is the fourth studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, released on 3 July 1970. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively.

Deep Purple in Rock was their breakthrough album in Europe and would peak at No. 4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for months (the band’s prior MK I albums had been much better received in North America than in their homeland). The album was supported by the hugely successful In Rock World Tour which lasted 15 months.

Although this was the first studio album to feature the MK II line-up of the band, it was this line-up that had earlier recorded the live Concerto for Group and Orchestra. The album was also preceded by the single “Hallelujah”, the first studio recording that Gillan made with Deep Purple. “Hallelujah” was a Greenaway-Cook composition released in late 1969, but the song flopped. A second single, “Black Night”, was developed around the same time as the In Rock album, but not included on the album. “Black Night” fared much better, as it rose all the way to No. 2 on the UK charts.

In 2005 the album won the Classic Rock and Roll of Honour Award (given by the British monthly magazine Classic Rock) in the category Classic Album. The award was presented to Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore.

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Deep Purple – Deep Purple (1969/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Deep Purple – Deep Purple (1969/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 00:44:20 minutes | 0,97 GB | Genre: Rock, Hard Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Parlophone Records
Recorded: January to March 1969 at De Lane Lea Studios, London.

This is a record that even those who aren’t Deep Purple fans can listen to two or three times in one sitting — but then, this wasn’t much like any other album that the group ever issued. Actually, Deep Purple was highly prized for many years by fans of progressive rock, and for good reason. The group was going through a transition — original lead singer Rod Evans and bassist Nick Simper would be voted out of the lineup soon after the album was finished (although they weren’t told about it until three months later), organist Jon Lord and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore having perceived limitations in their work in terms of where each wanted to take the band. And between Lord’s ever-greater ambitions toward fusing classical and rock and Blackmore’s ever-bolder guitar attack, both of which began to coalesce with the session for Deep Purple in early 1969, the group managed to create an LP that combined heavy metal’s early, raw excitement, intensity, and boldness with progressive rock’s complexity and intellectual scope, and virtuosity on both levels. On “The Painter,” “Why Didn’t Rosemary?,” and, especially, “Bird Has Flown,” they strike a spellbinding balance between all of those elements, and Evans’ work on the latter is one of the landmark vocal performances in progressive rock. “April,” a three-part suite with orchestral accompaniment, is overall a match for such similar efforts by the Nice as the “Five Bridges Suite,” and gets extra points for crediting its audience with the patience for a relatively long, moody developmental section and for including a serious orchestral interlude that does more than feature a pretty tune, exploiting the timbre of various instruments as well as the characteristics of the full ensemble. Additionally, the band turns in a very successful stripped-down, hard rock version of Donovan’s “Lalena,” with an organ break that shows Lord’s debt to modern jazz as well as classical training. In all, amid all of those elements — the orchestral accompaniment, harpsichord embellishments, and backward organ and drum tracks — Deep Purple holds together astonishingly well as a great body of music. This is one of the most bracing progressive rock albums ever, and a successful vision of a musical path that the group might have taken but didn’t. Ironically, the group’s American label, Tetragrammaton Records, which was rapidly approaching bankruptcy, released this album a lot sooner than EMI did in England, but ran into trouble over the use of the Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” on the cover; although it has been on display at the Vatican, the work was wrongly perceived as containing profane images and never stocked as widely in stores as it might’ve been. –Bruce Eder

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Deep Purple – Shades of Deep Purple (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Deep Purple – Shades of Deep Purple (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 00:42:45 minutes | 996 MB | Genre: Rock, Hard Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Parlophone Records
Recorded: May 11 – 13 1968 at Pye Studios, London.

The usual perception of early Deep Purple is that it was a band with a lot of potential in search of a direction. And that might be true of their debut LP, put together in three days of sessions in May of 1968, but it’s still a hell of an album. From the opening bars of “And the Address,” it’s clear that they’d gotten down the fundamentals of heavy metal from day one, and at various points the electricity and the beat just surge forth in ways that were startlingly new in the summer of 1968. Ritchie Blackmore never sounded less at ease as a guitarist than he does on this album, and the sound mix doesn’t exactly favor the heavier side of his playing, but the rhythm section of Nick Simper and Ian Paice rumble forward, and Jon Lord’s organ flourishes, weaving classical riffs, and unexpected arabesques into “I’m So Glad,” which sounds rather majestic here. “Hush” was the number that most people knew at the time (it was a hit single in America), and it is a smooth, crunchy interpretation of the Joe South song. But nobody could have been disappointed with the rest of this record — one can even hear the very distant origins of “Smoke on the Water” in “Mandrake Root,” once one gets past the similarities to Jimi Hendrix’s “Foxy Lady”; by the song’s extended finale, they sound more like the Nice. Their version of “Help” is one of the more interesting reinterpretations of a Beatles song, as a slow, rough-textured dirge. “Hey Joe” is a bit overblown, and the group clearly had to work a bit at both songwriting and their presentation, but one key attribute that runs through most of this record — even more so than the very pronounced heaviness of the playing — is a spirit of fun; these guys are obviously having the time of their lives rushing through their limited repertoire, and it’s infectious to the listener; it gives this record much more of a ’60s feel than we’re accustomed to hearing from this band. –Bruce Eder

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Deep Purple – Live in Rome 2013 (2019) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Deep Purple – Live in Rome 2013 (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:48:20 minutes | 1,36 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Earmusic

The Soundboard Series finally enters its second round! This time it takes the audience back to the Now What?! Tour of 2013, when Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Steve Morse and Don Airey celebrated their first album after the passing of former bandmate and good friend Jon Lord. ‘Live in Rome 2013’ captures an energetic and emotional performance by the masters of Classic Rock featuring musical highlights from their now 5 decades-spanning career.

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Deep Purple – Whoosh! (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Deep Purple – Whoosh! (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 51:29 minutes | 633 MB | Genre: Metal
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © earMUSIC

“Whoosh!” sees Deep Purple for the third time joining forces with producer Bob Ezrin, who invited the band to Nashville to write and record new songs. Together they created the most versatile album in their collaboration. Deep Purple “stretched out in all directions” without any limitation, letting their creativity go. “Deep Purple is putting the Deep back into Purple” was the half-joking motto in the studio after the first songs made it clear that Ezrin and Purple were on their path to creating an album pushing the boundaries of time, while voicing their resentment about the current situation of the world and addressing all generations.

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Deep Purple – Live in London 2002 (Remastered) (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Deep Purple – Live in London 2002 (Remastered) (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 01:49:07 minutes | 1,37 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © earMUSIC

The Soundboard Series focuses on the last three decades of concerts around the world. While some of the shows were previously available as rare and limited fan club editions, others are concerts from the artist archive, mixed and mastered for the occasion. In both cases, great care is spent to achieve the best audio quality.

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Deep Purple – The Infinite Live Recordings Vol.1 (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Deep Purple – The Infinite Live Recordings Vol.1 (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 1:30:01 minutes | 912 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Front Cover | © earMUSIC

Live album from the British hard rock icons. This set was recorded at Hellfest 2017, the biggest metal festival in France. Thousands of fans assembled to witness this very special performance. This Deep Purple live album contains a brand new previously unreleased 80min live performance.

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