The Mark II Purple Singles

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The Mark II Purple Singles
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Compilation album by
ReleasedApril 1979 [1]
Recorded1971 - 1972
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
ProducerDeep Purple
Deep Purple compilations chronology
When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll
The Mark II Purple Singles
Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple

The Mark II Purple Singles is a compilation album by Deep Purple. The album was released in 1979. It claimed to be MkII not just because it was the second line-up of the band but also because it was the second Deep Purple singles album after Singles As & Bs. The tracks were recorded during 1971 and 1972. A version with purple vinyl is also available.

The original sleeve notes by Geoff Barton claimed that "Smoke on the Water" was a different recording to the one from Made in Japan. He wrote: "Blackmore chooses to play the solo straight, without the embellishments that, for me, marred the other officially available live version [on Made In Japan]." In fact it is the same recording, edited.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice.

Side one
  1. "Smoke on the Water" - 5:12 (live version from Made in Japan, edited)
  2. "Black Night" - 4:56 (live version recorded in Japan 1972)
  3. "Child in Time" - 9:52 (live version from Made in Japan, edited)
Side two
  1. "Woman from Tokyo" - 4:28 (A-side from Who Do We Think We Are, edited)
  2. "Never Before" - 3:30 (A-side from Machine Head, edited)
  3. "When a Blind Man Cries" - 3:29 (B-side from the Machine Head sessions)
  4. "Painted Horse" - 5:18 (outtake from the Who Do We Think We Are sessions)


Deep Purple[edit]


Year Chart Position
1979 United Kingdom 24


  1. ^ Popoff, Martin (2016). The Deep Purple Family (2nd ed.). Wymer Publishing. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-908724-42-7.