The Battle Rages On...

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The Battle Rages On...
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Studio album by Deep Purple
Released 2 July 1993
Studio
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 49:25
Label RCA/BMG
Giant (US only)
Producer Thom Panunzio, Roger Glover
Deep Purple chronology
Slaves and Masters
(1990)Slaves and Masters1990
The Battle Rages On...
(1993)
Purpendicular
(1996)Purpendicular1996
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
Ritchie Blackmore chronology
Slaves and Masters
(1990) Slaves and Masters1990
The Battle Rages On...
(1993) The Battle Rages On...1993
Stranger in Us All
(1995) Stranger in Us All1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blogcritics (mixed)[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 8/10[3]
Rock Hard 7.0/10[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, which reunited for a second time (the first reunion being for 1984's Perfect Strangers). Ian Gillan returned to the band in late 1992 and had to rework much of the material already existing for the album, which had been intended for Joe Lynn Turner. After being fired from the band, Turner would admit Ritchie Blackmore referred to it as "The cattle grazes on".[6] Blackmore became infuriated at the non-melodic elements and quit mid tour after the show of 17 November in Helsinki, Finland. American guitarist Joe Satriani joined Deep Purple as a temporary replacement for the duration of the tour. A handful of working tracks written during The Battle Rages On... sessions would turn up on subsequent solo releases by Turner, under different titles.

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title 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
Production
  • Produced by Thom Panunzio and Roger Glover
  • Basic tracks produced by Thom Panunzio 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. ^ "Deep Purple The Battle Rages On... review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  2. ^ Bowling, David (21 December 2011). "Music Review: Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On". Blogcritics. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 108–109. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  4. ^ Breusch, Matthias (August 1993). "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On". Rock Hard (in German). No. 75. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On". Metal Hammer (in German). No. 54. August 1993. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Barton, Geoff (9 March 2005). "Welcome Back... Joe Lynn Turner". TeamRock.com. Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  7. ^ 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. Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On...". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On... (album)". Swedishcharts.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. ^ "Albumit 1993-08 elokuu". Wiki.pomus.net (in Finnish). Retrieved 22 March 2017. 
  12. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On... (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  13. ^ "Album – Deep Purple, The Battle Rages On...". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  14. ^ "Deep Purple – Albums". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  15. ^ "Deep Purple – The Battle Rages On... (album)". GfK Dutch Charts (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  16. ^ "Deep Purple Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  17. ^ "Deep Purple Chart History: Mainstream Rock Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 

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