30: Very Best of Deep Purple

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30: Very Best of Deep Purple
Greatest hits album by Deep Purple
Released 3 November 1998
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 74:15
Label EMI
Producer Deep Purple
Deep Purple compilations chronology
Smoke on the Water: The Best Of
(1992)
30: Very Best of Deep Purple
(1998)
Smoke on the Water
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

30: Very Best of Deep Purple is a 1998 compilation album by English rock band Deep Purple, celebrating 30 years of the successful band. There are two versions of the album, a single CD and a double CD.

The single CD version concentrates on the greatest hits of Deep Purple through the years, and contains mostly edited single versions of the songs, for example "Child in Time" which was over ten minutes long in its original form on the album Deep Purple in Rock. The double CD "Special Collectors Edition" is more in-depth, containing full versions of all the songs.

The album was certified Silver on 2 December 2005 by the BPI, selling 60,000 copies in the UK.[2] It peaked on the Australian charts at number 41.[3]

Single CD version[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Original Album Length
1. "Hush (30th anniversary remaster)"   Joe South 1968 – Shades of Deep Purple 4:28
2. "Black Night" (single version remaster)   1970 – Black Night single 3:29
3. "Speed King" (single version)   1970 – Deep Purple in Rock 4:27
4. "Child in Time" (single edit)   1970 – Deep Purple in Rock 4:15
5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (single version)   1971 – Fireball 3:53
6. "Fireball"     1971 – Fireball 3:26
7. "Demon's Eye"     1971 – Fireball 5:19
8. "Smoke on the Water" (25th anniversary remaster)   1972 – Machine Head 5:43
9. "Highway Star" ('97 remix)   1972 – Machine Head 6:32
10. "When a Blind Man Cries" ('97 remix)   1972 – Never Before single 3:31
11. "Never Before" (single edit)   1972 – Machine Head 3:30
12. "Woman from Tokyo" (single edit)   1973 – Who Do We Think We Are 2:47
13. "Burn" (single edit) David Coverdale, Blackmore, Lord, Paice 1974 – Burn 4:33
14. "Stormbringer"   Blackmore, Coverdale 1974 – Stormbringer 4:07
15. "You Keep on Moving" (single edit) Coverdale, Glenn Hughes 1975 – Come Taste the Band 4:30
16. "Perfect Strangers" (single edit) Blackmore, Gillan, Glover 1984 – Perfect Strangers 4:16
17. "Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic"   Gillan, Steve Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice 1996 – Purpendicular 4:19
18. "Any Fule Kno That"   Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice 1998 – Abandon 4:27

Credits[edit]

Double CD version[edit]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, except where noted. 

Disc One
No. Title Writer(s) Original Album Length
1. "Hush"   Joe South 1968 – Shades of Deep Purple 4:28
2. "Mandrake Root"   Rod Evans, Blackmore, Lord 1968 – Shades of Deep Purple 6:11
3. "Kentucky Woman"   Neil Diamond 1968 – The Book of Taliesyn 4:43
4. "Wring That Neck"   Blackmore, Nick Simper, Lord, Paice 1968 – The Book of Taliesyn 5:14
5. "The Bird Has Flown"   Evans, Blackmore, Lord single b-side version 2:54
6. "Emmaretta"   Evans, Blackmore, Lord single 3:00
7. "Hallelujah"   Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook single 3:43
8. "Black Night"     single 3:29
9. "Speed King"     1970 – Deep Purple in Rock 5:53
10. "Bloodsucker"     1970 – Deep Purple in Rock 4:13
11. "Child in Time"     1970 – Deep Purple in Rock 10:17
12. "Strange Kind of Woman"     single (UK) and 1971 – Fireball (USA) 3:53
13. "Fireball"     1971 – Fireball 3:26
14. "Demon's Eye"     1971 – Fireball 5:19
15. "When a Blind Man Cries"     single b-side 3:31
Disc Two
No. Title Writer(s) Original Album Length
1. "Highway Star"     1972 – Machine Head 6:32
2. "Smoke on the Water"     1972 – Machine Head 5:43
3. "Never Before"     1972 – Machine Head 4:01
4. "Woman from Tokyo"     1973 – Who Do We Think We Are 5:51
5. "Burn"   David Coverdale, Blackmore, Lord, Paice 1974 – Burn 6:03
6. "Might Just Take Your Life"   Blackmore, Coverdale, Lord, Paice 1974 – Burn 4:39
7. "Stormbringer"   Blackmore, Coverdale 1974 – Stormbringer 4:07
8. "You Keep on Moving"   Coverdale, Glenn Hughes 1975 – Come Taste the Band 5:19
9. "Perfect Strangers"   Blackmore, Gillan, Glover 1984 – Perfect Strangers 5:21
10. "Knocking at Your Back Door"   Gillan, Blackmore, Glover 1984 – Perfect Strangers 7:03
11. "King of Dreams"   Joe Lynn Turner, Blackmore, Glover 1990 – Slaves & Masters 5:29
12. "Ted the Mechanic"   Gillan, Steve Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice 1996 – Purpendicular 4:19
13. "Any Fule Kno That"   Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice 1998 – Abandon 4:27

Credits[edit]

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Malay Albums Chart 5
Finnish Albums Chart 16
French Albums Chart 17
Norwegian Albums Chart 17
Swedish Albums Chart 18
Argentinean Albums Chart 18
Czech Albums Chart 20
Spanish Albums Chart 30
UK Albums Chart 39
Australian Albums Chart 41
German Albums Chart 73
Belgian Albums Chart 92

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Silver 60,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ "BPI certified awards-Silver". Retrieved 21 February 2009. [dead link]
  3. ^ "ARIA album chart history-Deep Purple". Retrieved 21 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "British album certifications – Deep Purple – 30: The Very Best of Deep Purple". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter 30: The Very Best of Deep Purple in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go