The Battle Rages On...

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The Battle Rages On...
Studio album by Deep Purple
Released July 1993
Recorded Bearsville Studios, Bearsville, New York
Red Rooster Studios, Tutzing, Germany
Greg Rike Studios, Orlando, Florida
Genre Hard rock
Length 49:25
Label RCA/BMG (Europe and Japan)
Giant (US)
Music On Vinyl (vinyl reissue)[1]
Producer Thom Panunzio, Roger Glover
Deep Purple chronology
Slaves and Masters
(1990)
The Battle Rages On...
(1993)
Purpendicular
(1996)
Ritchie Blackmore chronology
Slaves and Masters
(1990)
The Battle Rages On...
(1993)
Stranger in Us All
(1995)
Singles from The Battle Rages On...
  1. "Anya" / "One Man's Meat"
    Released: July 1993
  2. "Time to Kill" / "Nasty Piece of Work"
    Released: 1993
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Blogcritics (mixed)[3]
Rock Hard (unfavorable)[4]
Metal Hammer (GER) (7/7)[5]

The Battle Rages On... is the fourteenth studio album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1993. It is the last album recorded with the band's classic Mk II line-up reunited for a second time (the first reunion being 1984's Perfect Strangers). Since Ian Gillan returned to the band in late 1992, he reworked much of the material already existing for the album. Ritchie Blackmore became infuriated at the non-melodic elements and quit during the tour in 1993, during 17 November show in Helsinki, Finland. American guitarist Joe Satriani joined Deep Purple as a temporary replacement for the duration of the tour.

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Battle Rages On"   Blackmore, Gillan, Jon Lord, Ian Paice 5:56
2. "Lick It Up"     3:59
3. "Anya"   Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord 6:32
4. "Talk About Love"     4:11
5. "Time to Kill"     5:49
6. "Ramshackle Man"     5:34
7. "A Twist in the Tale"     4:17
8. "Nasty Piece of Work"   Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord 4:43
9. "Solitaire"     4:42
10. "One Man's Meat"     4:38

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Recorded at Bearsville Studios in upstate New York, engineered by Bill Kennedy; assisted by Mike Reiter
  • Vocals and overdubs recorded at Red Rooster Studios (engineered by Hans Gemperle) in Tutzing, Germany, and Greg Rike Studios (engineered by Jason Corsaro; assisted by Wally Walton and Darren Schneider) in Orlando, Florida.
  • Mixed by Pat Regan with Roger Glover at Sound on Sound Recording (engineered by Pat Regan; assisted by John Siket, Devin Emke and Peter Beckeman) in New York, and at the Ambient Recording Company (engineered by Pat Regan; assisted by Mark Conese) in Connecticut
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York.

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.musiconvinyl.com/catalog/deep-purple/the-battle-rages-on
  2. ^ "Deep Purple The Battle Rages On... review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Bowling, David (21 December 2011). "Music Review: Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On". Blogcritics. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Breusch, Matthias (August 1993). "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On". Rock Hard (in German) (75). Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On". Metal Hammer (in German) (54). August 1993. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "ディープ・パープルのアルバム売り上げランキング" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On...". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On... (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On... (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On... (album)". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Album – Deep Purple, The Battle Rages On...". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  12. ^ "Deep Purple – Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On... (album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "The Battle Rages On... Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "The Battle Rages On... Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 

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