Where to start my 'Deep Purple' journey? Original albums vs compilations?

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  1. RickC

    RickC Gold Supporting Member

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    Actually the first DP album I ever bought was Machine Head and it was a total impulse purchase. Hadn't heard Smoke On The Water, hadn't heard any of it or anything about it. I was a bass player, and I dug the machine head photo on the jacket. That's it. No lie o_O

    I have a similar story re Led Zep I. Didn't know anything about em, didn't know who Jimmy Page was. I just really liked the Hindenburg cover art. Got real lucky, twice

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  2. Laurence

    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    Concerto through Burn, then add Perfect Strangers. The classic MKII stuff. Add Gemini Suite if you like symphonic type music.

    After that, buy everything else and pick it apart track by track.
     
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  3. Laurence

    Laurence Silver Supporting Member

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    I believe In Rock came after the Concerto For Group and Orchestra LP (I'm thinking Gemini Suite was recorded before In Rock, but released later).
     
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  4. Thumpalumpacus

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    Machine Head, or MiJ.
     
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  5. RicardoDiazHimself

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    Skip it entirely and go straight to rainbow. The rainbow rising and long live rock and roll are a great place to start listening to Blackmore.
    Then go to the JLT era and listen to difficult to cure, bend out of shape and straight between the eyes.
    Best guitar playing by Blackmore on the late rainbow era.
     
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  6. guitarguy1964

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    I would say Machine Head and Made in Japan
     
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  7. Junta

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    Thanks so much everyone!

    Yeah, the depth, quality and variety of the material made it clear I need to go album by album, chronologically.

    'Shades of Deep Purple' and 'Machine Head' are my favorite so far. I stopped at 'Burn' - made sense with Coverdale joining and all. So far, I am leaving live performances out, although clearly, I am going to have to revisit 'Made in Japan' as it introduces many different elements (such as faster than original recording tempos). There seem to be a regular, a deluxe and a 'remastered' version, although apparently all are remastered for iTunes (what that mean, I am not sure). I will figure that out, and then buy Made in Japan.

    These will give enough material to digest for a while...

    Cheers!
     
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  8. beanbass

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    Who do we think we are has got some of the greatest unison riffs I've ever heard. Absolutely catchy stuff. The album starts out with My Woman From Tokyo. Phenomenal album, right there next to Machine Head.
     
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  9. freedom's door

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    Perfect Strangers is my favorite...
     
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    My favourite album is Burn. How many prefer this album to the Gillan stuff?

    The Gillan albums are great of course, but I love that Burn got a bit funky, and 2 singers...
     
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    MACHINE HEAD, BURN and PERFECT STRANGERS are great places to go for studio albums. MADE IN JAPAN for live just be sure to get the complete concert version that includes Black Night and Speed King

    COME TASTE THE BAND with Tommy Bolin is actually pretty good but definitely different from the other albums.
     
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  12. Gspspinone

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    ^^this^^
     
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  13. Junta

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    What? Lord plugs his keys into Marshall amps?

    :bow

    What was I thinking ignoring Deep Purple for 30 years? Hammonds, and whatever else he is playing (I will get to the bottom of it!) sound so wicked! I have never in my life keys sound better than in Highway Star...

    Damn!

    I cannot recall the last Saturday (not involving another to rock ;) with, if you know what I mean...) I had this much fun...!
     
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  14. JoeBatadatz

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    This. Hard stop.
     
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    I understand liking rainbow more (thats ok) but to TOTALLY skip Deep Purple and the entire catalogue?? dont you think thats a bit overdone? :nuts
     
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    In Rock and Machine Head.

    Then go listen to what all that stuff live is like on Made in Japan.
     
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    Try deep purples “fire in the sky “ compilation it spans from the beginning to current.
    I’m a huge Steve Morse fan and I like the original deep purple stuff but I always tend to listen To the live albums that have him on it. So I get Steve Morse playing the original songs. That’s just me I know most love Richie Blackmore.
     
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  19. RicardoDiazHimself

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    I could pick 1 or 2 songs per album that Id listen to. And its the more "rainbow" ones. Like stormbringer, burn, etc. Cant stand Gillian's out of tune shrieks and, like Blackmore, I think it's too... Jam-ish (Shoeshine, he said?)... music, even the more rocking ones.
     
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  20. Buzzard Luck

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    I love the V.1 version of the band. ‘Kentucky woman’ etc.
     
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