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Deep Purple :: Machine Head

Deep Purple
Machine Head
Price: $24.99

One of the 50 Heaviest Albums of All Time
Q magazine

Track listing

Highway Star 6:05
Maybe I'm A Leo 4:51
Pictures Of Home 5:03
Never Before 3:56 
Smoke On The Water 5:40 
Lazy 7:19 
Space Truckin' 4:31

Many consider this 1972 release,  Deep Purple's sixth studio album, to be their greatest effort,
it was certainly their most successful recording, topping the charts worldwide.

The classic line up includes Ritchie Blackmore's shredding and slinging riffs, Jon Lord's haunting keyboards and Ian Gillian's threatening rock and blues vocals blending with the no-nonsense style of Roger Glover's bass and the energy of Ian Paice on drums.

The band defined themselves with hard-knocking metal classics including "Smoke on the Water,"  featuring one of the most memorable guitar solos in the history of Rock &Roll and "Highway Star,"  the ultimate speed metal song.   

Deep Purple proved with this album that they know how to play their metal music loud, impressive and hard-rocking and Machine Head is not only often cited as being very influential in the development of heavy metal music, but it's widely recognized as "the original heavy metal album" essential to any rock library.

It was recorded at the Grand Hotel Montreux, Switzerland in December 1971 with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.

Machine Head is one of three in the Holy British Trinity of Metal - a landmark achievement for classic metal

Mastered by Steve Hoffman