24 Carat Purple

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24 Carat Purple
Compilation album by Deep Purple
Released 1975
Recorded 1969–1972
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 53:02
Label Purple
Producer Deep Purple
Deep Purple compilations chronology
Mark I & II
24 Carat Purple
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

24 Carat Purple is the first compilation album of the hard rock band Deep Purple released worldwide on their own record company and the third in a long line of compilation albums. It was released in June 1975.

The album marked the debut of the live version of "Black Night", originally a B-side in Japan.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

Side one
No. Title Original Album Length
1. "Woman from Tokyo" Who Do We Think We Are 5:49
2. "Fireball" Fireball 3:26
3. "Strange Kind of Woman" (live) Made in Japan 9:14
4. "Never Before" Machine Head 4:02
5. "Black Night" (live) B-side single, later appeared on the 25th anniversary of Made in Japan 4:59
Side two
No. Title Original Album Length
6. "Speed King" Deep Purple in Rock 5:52
7. "Smoke on the Water" (live) Made in Japan 7:29
8. "Child in Time" (live) Made in Japan 12:19


Deep Purple[edit]


Year Chart Position
1975 United Kingdom 14
Germany 34

Sales accomplishments[edit]

BPI certification (United Kingdom)

Date Designation Total Sales
1 November 1975 Silver[2] 60,000


  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Review 24 Carat Purple". Allmusic. Retrieved 2009-08-07. 
  2. ^ "BPI certified awards Silver". Retrieved 21 February 2009. [dead link]