Perfect Strangers (Deep Purple song)

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"Perfect Strangers"
Single by Deep Purple
from the album Perfect Strangers
B-side "Son of Alerik"
Released October, 1984
Format 7"
Recorded August, 1984
Genre Heavy Metal
Length 5:23
Label Polydor (UK)
Mercury Records (US)
Songwriter(s) Ritchie Blackmore
Ian Gillan
Roger Glover
Producer(s) Roger Glover
Deep Purple
Deep Purple singles chronology
"Knocking at Your Back Door"
"Perfect Strangers"
"Knocking at Your Back Door/Perfect Strangers"
"Knocking at Your Back Door"
"Perfect Strangers"
"Knocking at Your Back Door/Perfect Strangers"
Perfect Strangers track listing
"Mean Streak"
"Perfect Strangers"
"Gypsy's Kiss"

"Perfect Strangers" is a song by the British hard rock band Deep Purple. It is the title track of their 1984 comeback album Perfect Strangers.

This song is about reincarnation. It's a conversation between oneself from their past life and their present self. The song tells about memories this person has from their past life, but they (past and present self) "must remain perfect strangers" to each other.[1]

It is one of the few Deep Purple songs not to feature a guitar solo. Nevertheless, band guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has called it his favorite Deep Purple song.[2]

The lyrics are actually inspired by the Elric books by Michael Moorcock.[3]





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