Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple

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Deepest Purple
The Very Best of Deep Purple
Compilation album by Deep Purple
Released July 1980
30th Anniversary Edition: October 2010
Recorded 1969–74
30th Anniversary Edition: 1968–75
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 62:48
Label Harvest (Europe)
Warner Bros. (US)
Producer Deep Purple
Deep Purple compilations chronology
The Mark II Purple Singles
(1979)
Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple
(1980)
The Anthology
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 5/10[2]

Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple is a �compilation album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1980. It features the original hits of Deep Purple before their 1984 reunion. Aided by a TV advertising campaign it would become Purple's third UK No. 1 album.

It was at one point the longest album ever released as a single LP, but it was overtaken by Def Leppard's Hysteria album in 1987.

This also marked the debut of "Demon's Eye" for the North American release, where it was replaced by "Strange Kind of Woman" on Fireball.

All songs from this album later appeared on Rhino's The Very Best of Deep Purple, along with 3 additional songs.

A 30th Anniversary Edition (released in the UK, 25 October 2010 and US, 2 November 2010) containing tracks from the Mark 1 & 4 eras have been introduced to the classic compilation, plus a bonus DVD containing previously unreleased video footage and an exclusive track by track commentary from founding member Jon Lord.

Track listing[edit]

All titles composed by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, except where indicated

Side one
  1. "Black Night" – 3:28 (7' single, 1970)
  2. "Speed King" (Edit) – 5:04 (from the album Deep Purple in Rock, 1970)
  3. "Fireball" – 3:25 (from the album Fireball, 1971)
  4. "Strange Kind of Woman" – 3:52 (7' single, 1971)
  5. "Child in Time" – 10:20 (from the album Deep Purple in Rock)
  6. "Woman from Tokyo" – 5:51 (from the album Who Do We Think We Are, 1973)
Side two
  1. "Highway Star" – 6:07 (from the album Machine Head, 1972)
  2. "Space Truckin'" – 4:33 (from the album Machine Head)
  3. "Burn" (Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Lord, Paice) – 6:02 (from the album Burn, 1974)
  4. "Stormbringer" (Blackmore, Coverdale) – 4:06 (from the album Stormbringer, 1974)
  5. "Demon's Eye" – 5:22 (from the album Fireball)
  6. "Smoke on the Water" – 5:40 (from the album Machine Head)

30th Anniversary Edition[edit]

CD track listing[edit]

All titles composed by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice, except where indicated

  1. "Black Night (Single Version)" (2002 Digital Remaster)
  2. "Speed King (Edit)" (2010 Digital Remaster)
  3. "Fireball" (1996 Digital Remaster)
  4. "Hush" (Joe South) (1998 Digital Remaster)
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" (2002 Digital Remaster)
  6. "Child in Time" (1995 Digital Remaster)
  7. "When a Blind Man Cries" (1997 Remix)
  8. "Woman from Tokyo" (2000 Digital Remaster)
  9. "Highway Star" (1997 Digital Remaster)
  10. "Space Truckin'" (1997 Digital Remaster)
  11. "Burn" (Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Lord, Paice) (2004 Digital Remaster)
  12. "Stormbringer" (Blackmore, Coverdale) (2009 Digital Remaster)
  13. "Soldier of Fortune" (Blackmore, Coverdale) (2009 Digital Remaster)
  14. "Demon's Eye" (1996 Digital Remaster)
  15. "You Keep on Moving (Single Edit)" (Coverdale, Hughes) (2002 Digital Remaster)
  16. "Smoke on the Water" (1997 Digital Remaster)

DVD[edit]

  1. "Jon Lord discusses 'Hush'"
  2. "Hush (Playboy After Dark, 1968)"
  3. "Jon Lord discusses arriving in the US for the first time"
  4. "Jon Lord discusses miming for German TV"
  5. "'Speed King' (Vicky Leandros show, German TV, 1970)"
  6. "Jon Lord discusses the writing of 'Child in Time'"
  7. "Child in Time (new clip)"
  8. "Jon Lord discusses the power of 'Child in Time'"
  9. "Jon Lord discusses the recording of 'Black Night'"
  10. "'Black Night' (classic 1970 video clip)"
  11. "Jon Lord discusses 'Fireball'"
  12. "'Fireball' (German TV performance on Disco ZDF, 1971)"
  13. "Jon Lord discusses the Fireball album"
  14. "Jon Lord discusses the writing of 'Strange Kind of Woman'"
  15. "'Strange Kind of Woman' (Top of the Pops, BBC, 1971)"
  16. "Jon Lord discusses 'Demon's Eye'"
  17. "'Demon's Eye' (Music Today, RBB Berlin)"
  18. "Jon Lord discusses 'Highway Star'"
  19. "'Highway Star' (Beat Club, German TV, 1971)"
  20. "Jon Lord discusses 'Never Before'"
  21. "'Never Before' (classic 1970s video clip)"
  22. "Jon Lord discusses 'Smoke on the Water' and the story behind it"
  23. "'Smoke on the Water' (Hofstra University, 1973)"
  24. "Jon Lord discusses the choice of singles"
  25. "Jon Lord discusses 'Woman From Tokyo'"
  26. "'Woman From Tokyo' (new clip)"
  27. "'Made in Japan' / 'Space Truckin (new clip from Made in Japan footage)"
  28. "Jon Lord discusses 'Burn'"
  29. "'Burn' (California Jam, 1974)"
  30. "Jon Lord discusses 'You Keep on Moving'"
  31. "'You Keep on Moving'"
  32. "Jon Lord discusses 'Stormbringer'"
  33. "'Stormbringer' (new clip)"

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple[edit]

On Tracks 1–3, 5–10, 14 & 16 (CD):

On Track 4 (30th Anniversary Edition)

On Tracks 11–13 (CD):

  • On Track 15 (30th Anniversary Edition)

Sales accomplishments[edit]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart Year Peak
position
UK Albums Chart[3] 1980 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Austria (IFPI Austria)[4] Gold 25,000x
Germany (BVMI)[5] Gold 250,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] Platinum 1,000,000^

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

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Creem United States "Annual Reader Poll – Best Reissue"[8] 1980 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Albums". Smash Hits (21 August – 3 September 1980): 30. 
  3. ^ "Number 1 Albums – 1980s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 27 June 2011. 
  4. ^ "Austrian album certifications – Deep Purple – Deepest Purple" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter Deep Purple in the field Interpret. Enter Deepest Purple in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  5. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Deep Purple; 'Deepest Purple')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Deep Purple – Deepest Purple". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Deepest Purple in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Deep Purple – Deepest Purple". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  8. ^ "Creem – Annual Reader Poll – Best Reissue – 1980". Q. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Game by Queen
UK Albums Chart number one album
2 August 1980 – 8 August 1980
Succeeded by
Back in Black by AC/DC