Nobody's Perfect (Deep Purple album)

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Nobody's Perfect
Deep Purple Nobodys Perfect.jpg
Cover design by Hipgnosis
Live album by Deep Purple
Released June 1988
Recorded 23 May 1987 – 26 February 1988
Genre Hard rock
Length 92:37 (1999 2CD edition)
84:53 (1988 2LP edition)
74:00 (1988 CD)
Label Polydor (UK)
Mercury (US)
Producer Roger Glover & Deep Purple
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Live in London
(1982)
Nobody's Perfect
(1988)
Scandinavian Nights
(1988)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Nobody's Perfect is a live album released in 1988 by Deep Purple. It was recorded during The House of Blue Light tour in 1987 in Europe and the USA. The outer sleeve photography was designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis.

Track transitions are marked by fades. It also contains a new studio (Live Jam) version of "Hush" to commemorate their 20th anniversary. "Black Night" was also re-recorded but never released. "Hard Lovin' Woman" includes parts of "Under The Gun" during Blackmore's guitar solo. "Strange Kind of Woman" includes the "Superstar" chorus from Jesus Christ Superstar. "Woman from Tokyo" changes into "Everyday" (Buddy Holly) halfway through. The album represented Deep Purple's setlist at the time, which consisted much of the typical Made in Japan set, combined with newer material from the 1984 reunion album Perfect Strangers and The House of Blue Light. Songs such as "The Unwritten Law" and "Difficult to Cure" (which included an extended-riff from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 4th Movement) were played every night on the tour, but were not included on this album.

Track listing[edit]

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

Disc one
No. Title Recorded at Length
1. "Highway Star"   Irvine Meadows, California on 23 May 1987 6:10
2. "Strange Kind of Woman"   Irvine Meadows, California on 23 May 1987 7:34
3. "Dead or Alive" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) Milan, Italy on 4 September 1987 7:05
4. "Perfect Strangers" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) Irvine Meadows, California on 23 May 1987 6:25
5. "Hard Lovin' Woman" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) Oslo, Norway on 22 August 1987 5:03
6. "Bad Attitude" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord) Phoenix, Arizona on 30 May 1987 5:30
7. "Knocking at Your Back Door" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) Phoenix, Arizona on 30 May 1987 11:24
Disc two
No. Title Recorded at Length
1. "Child in Time"   Phoenix, Arizona on 30 May 1987 and Oslo, Norway on 22 August 1987 10:36
2. "Lazy"   Phoenix, Arizona on 30 May 1987 5:10
3. "Space Truckin'"   Oslo, Norway on 22 August 1987 6:03
4. "Black Night"   Verona, Italy on 6 September 1987 and Oslo, Norway on 22 August 1987 6:06
5. "Woman from Tokyo"   Irvine Meadows, California on 23 May 1987 4:00
6. "Smoke on the Water"   Oslo, Norway on 22 August 1987 7:46
7. "Hush" (Joe South) Live Jam at Hook End Manor on 26 February 1988 3:32

Some of the tracks are not necessarily included in every existing edition of the album. The original 1988 2LP release has 13 tracks, omitting "Dead or Alive". The 1988 cassette version includes "Dead or Alive", but omits "Bad Attitude". First 1-disc CD edition from 1988 consists of just 11 tracks, leaving out both of these and also "Space Truckin'". Finally, all the indicated tracks were included on the 1999 2CD remaster.

Personnel[edit]

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced by Roger Glover and Deep Purple
  • Mixed at Outside Studios, Hook End Manor, England 11 February - 16 March 1988
  • Engineered by Nick Davis
  • Assistan engineer: Simon Metcalfe

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Nobody's Perfect - Deep Purple | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Billboard album chart history-Deep Purple". Retrieved 26 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Albums". Black Country Communion. Official Chart Company. Retrieved 21 September 2012.