The Mark II Purple Singles

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The Mark II Purple Singles
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Compilation album by
Released1979
Recorded1969 - 1972
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length37:00
LabelPurple
ProducerDeep Purple
Deep Purple compilations chronology
When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll
(1978)
The Mark II Purple Singles
(1979)
Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple
(1980)

The Mark II Purple Singles is a compilation album by Deep Purple. The album was released in 1979. The tracks were recorded between 1969 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 other officially available live version" from Made in Japan, although 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)

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple[edit]

Charts[edit]

Year Chart Position
1979 United Kingdom 24

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