The Anthology (Deep Purple album)

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The Anthology
Compilation album by Deep Purple
Released 1985
Recorded 1968 - 1975
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 151:36
Label Harvest
Deep Purple compilations chronology
Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple
(1980)
The Anthology
(1985)
Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's
(1992)
1991 CD edition cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

The Anthology is a compilation album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple, containing material by Mks I (1968-1969), II (1970–73), III (1974–75) and IV (1975–76) line-ups. It's a double vinyl album with a few previously unreleased (at the time) tracks and mixes. This version of the album was never re-issued on CD. A new version on CD was released in 1991 by EMI, with different songs and only previously released material.

Track listing[edit]

1985 Vinyl version[edit]

Side one
  1. "Hush" (Joe South) - 4:24
  2. "Emmaretta" (Jon Lord, Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans) - 4:28
  3. "Hallelujah" (Roger Greenaway, Roger Cook) - 3:42
  4. "Shadows" (Blackmore, Lord, Evans, Nick Simper, Ian Paice) - 3:29 (previously unreleased track from the Shades of Deep Purple sessions in 1968)
  5. "Love Help Me" (Blackmore, Evans) - 3:23 (previously unreleased instrumental version)
  6. "Wring That Neck" (Lord, Blackmore, Simper, Paice) - 4:12
Side two
  1. "Speed King" (Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Lord, Paice) - 6:53
  2. "Black Night" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 3:27
  3. "Grabsplatter" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 4:34 (instrumental jam from a BBC session in 1970)
  4. "Child in Time" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 9:16
Side three
  1. "Strange Kind of Woman" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 4:50
  2. "Freedom" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 3:31 (previously unreleased track from the Fireball sessions in 1971)
  3. "Fireball" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 3:24
  4. "Highway Star" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 6:07
  5. "Never Before" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 4:00 (a different (quadrophonic) mix, than the ordinary album version)
  6. "When a Blind Man Cries" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 2:30
Side four
  1. "Smoke on the Water" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 6:38 (a different (quadrophonic) mix, than the ordinary album version)
  2. "Woman from Tokyo" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 5:49
  3. "Might Just Take Your Life" (Blackmore, Lord, Paice, David Coverdale) - 4.39
  4. "Coronarias Redig" (Blackmore, Lord, Paice) - 4:51
  5. "Soldier of Fortune" (Blackmore, Coverdale) - 3:15
  6. "You Keep On Moving" (Coverdale, Glenn Hughes) - 4:17

1991 CD version[edit]

CD one
  1. "Hush" - 4:25
  2. "Mandrake Root" (Blackmore, Evans, Lord) - 6:08
  3. "Shield" (Lord, Blackmore, Evans) - 6:03
  4. "Wring That Neck" - 5:13
  5. "The Bird Has Flown" (Evans, Backmore, Lord) - 5:36
  6. "Bloodsucker" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 4:08
  7. "Speed King" - 5:53
  8. "Black Night" - 3:27
  9. "Child in Time" - 10:16
  10. "Fireball" - 3:23
  11. "Strange Kind of Woman" - 8:35 (live version taken from Deep Purple in Concert, 1980)
  12. "No One Came" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 6:25
  13. "Highway Star" - 6:06
CD two
  1. "Smoke on the Water" - 7:01 (live version taken from Made in Japan, 1972)
  2. "Pictures of Home" - 5:03
  3. "Woman from Tokyo" - 5:50
  4. "Smooth Dancer" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice) - 4:09
  5. "Sail Away" (Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Coverdale) - 5:48
  6. "Lay Down Stay Down" (Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Coverdale) - 4:15
  7. "Burn" (Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Coverdale) - 6:50 (live version taken from Live in London, 1982)
  8. "Stormbringer" (Blackmore, Coverdale) - 4:05
  9. "Hold On" (Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, Paice) - 5:05
  10. "Gypsy" (Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Coverdale, Hughes) - 4:13
  11. "Mistreated" (Blackmore, Coverdale) - 11:40 (live version taken from Made in Europe, 1976)
  12. "Gettin' Tighter" (Tommy Bolin, Hughes) - 3:36
  13. "Love Child" (Bolin, Coverdale) - 3:05
  14. "You Keep On Moving" - 5:18

Credits[edit]

Deep Purple[edit]

Mk. I

Mk. II

Mk. III

Mk. IV

References[edit]