Mark I & II

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Mark I & II
Compilation album by Deep Purple
Released December 1973
Recorded 1968 - 1972
Genre Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, hard rock, heavy metal [1]
Length 78:04
Label Purple
Producer Derek Lawrence, Deep Purple
Deep Purple compilations chronology
Purple Passages
(1972)
Mark I & II
(1973)
24 Carat Purple
(1975)

Mark I & II is a 1973 UK only compilation album by Deep Purple featuring material originally released between 1968 and 1973. This double LP was released after Ian Gillan had left Deep Purple in June 1973.

This is the first album to feature the single A-sides "Emmaretta", "Black Night", "Strange Kind of Woman" and the B-side "When a Blind Man Cries" in the UK. "Woman from Tokyo" is the single edit and "Highway Star" is the Made in Japan live version.

Track listing[edit]

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

Mark I[edit]

Side one
  1. "Hush" (Joe South) - 4.22
  2. "Mandrake Root" (Ritchie Blackmore/Rod Evans/Jon Lord) - 6.03
  3. "Why Didn't Rosemary?" (Blackmore/Lord/Evans/Nick Simper/Ian Paice) - 4.56
  4. "Hey Joe" (Billy Roberts) - 7.21
Side two
  1. "Wring That Neck" (Blackmore/Lord/Simper/Paice) - 5.11
  2. "Emmaretta" (Lord/Blackmore/Evans) - 2.58
  3. "Help!" (Lennon/McCartney) - 6.02
  4. "Chasing Shadows" (Lord/Paice) - 5.31

Mark II[edit]

Side three
  1. "Black Night" - 3.29
  2. "Speed King" - 5.49
  3. "Strange Kind of Woman" - 4.00
  4. "Into the Fire" - 3.29
  5. "When a Blind Man Cries" - 3.29
Side four
  1. "Smoke on the Water" - 5.49
  2. "Woman from Tokyo" - 2.44
  3. "Highway Star" - 6.46

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple Mark I
Deep Purple Mark II

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1973 Germany 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deep Purple early years: Seventy Seven Minutes In Prog Rock Heaven

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