Notifications

New releases
Gigs in your city

Location

,

If you want to change your current location:

2017
Infinite
2017
A Fire In the Sky
2017
The Infinite Live Recordings, Vol. 1
2017
A Fire In the Sky
2016
From the Setting Sun... (In Wacken) (Live)
2016
Machine Head
2015
Graz 1975 (Live)
2015
To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) (Live)
2015
The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series: Long Beach 1971
2014
Slaves and Masters (Bonus Track Version)
2014
The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series: Stockholm 1970
2014
In Concert '72 (2012 Mix)
2014
The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series: Graz 1975
2014
Made In Japan (Remastered)
2013
Now What?! (Gold Edition Deluxe)
2013
Copenhagen 1972 (Live At Kobenhavns Boldklub Hallen In Copenhagen, Denmark, 1972)
2013
NOW What ?! (Live Tapes)
2013
The Now What?! Gold Edition
2013
Perfect Strangers: Live (From Sydney, Australia, 1984)
2013
Now What?!
2013
The Now What?! Live Tapes
2013
Copenhagen 1972
2013
Best Of
2012
Total Abandon: Australia '99 (Live)
2012
The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series: Paris 1975
2011
Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple (30th Anniversary Edition)
2011
Radio Special 1968-1976
2011
Phoenix Rising (Live)
2011
Live At Montreux 2011
2008
Live at Montreux 2006
2007
Live In London 1974
2007
Live In London 1974
2006
Live In Stockholm 1970
2006
Rapture of the Deep (Tour Edition)
2006
Live at Montreux 1996
2006
Rapture of the Deep
2006
Smoke On the Water
2005
When We Rock, We Rock and When We Roll, We Roll
2005
Rapture of the Deep
2005
Live In Tokyo 3/25
2005
Live In Stuttgart, 1993
2005
Deep Purple In Rock
2005
The Very Best of Deep Purple
2005
Made In Japan (The Remastered Edition) [Live]
2002
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Deep Purple
2002
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: Best Of Deep Purple (Reissue)
2000
Deep Purple
2000
Who Do We Think We Are (Anniversary Edition Bonus Tracks) (Who Do We Think We Are (Anniversary Edition Bonus Tracks))
2000
The Book of Taliesyn
2000
Shades of Deep Purple
2000
In Concert 1970/1972 (Live)
1999
Nobody's Perfect (Live)
1996
MKIII the Final Concerts (Live)
1996
Fireball (Anniversary Edition Bonus Tracks) (Fireball (Anniversary Edition Bonus Tracks))
1996
MK III: The Final Concerts (Live)
1995
In Rock (Anniversary Edition Bonus Tracks)
1994
Come Hell or High Water (Live)
1993
The Battle Rages On
1993
Live In Japan (Anniversary Edition)
1992
Knocking At Your Back Door: The Best Of Deep Purple In The 80's
1992
In Concert 1970/1972 (Live)
1987
Burn
1986
The House of Blue Light
1975
Come Taste the Band
1974
Stormbringer
1973
Who Do We Think We Are
1971
Fireball
1971
Fireball
1970
Deep Purple In Rock
1970
Concerto for Group and Orchestra (feat. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra & Sir Malcolm Arnold)
1969
Deep Purple
1968
The Book of Taliesyn
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 09, 2018
Today in Purple’s History – December 1974 09.12.74 Bloomington Metropolitan Sports Center, Minnesota, USA Support: The Electric Light Orchestra and Elf It was at this time that Ritchie Blackmore had become disillusioned with the rest of the band, having wanted to record the track ‘Black Sheep Of The Family’ Ritchie asked Ronnie Dio if he’d like to cut a track with him ……. "When we wrote it Ritchie was with Purple and the two bands were in Minnesota. He told me that he had to go into the studio in a couple of days to lay down a track and asked me if I could write a lyric for him by the following day. We went up to his room and he played me the chords and I just went away having to remember it. I went home and wrote the melody and lyric in my head and it worked out fine." Ronnie James Dio speaking later about "Sixteenth Century Greensleeves", Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow would take shape this day in 1974.
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 09, 2018
8-9th December 1973 Deep Purple Mark 3 Live Debut. 08.12.73 Aarhus Stadionhal, Denmark - Cancelled. The bands planned live debut gig was cancelled when the plane carrying the band and some of the gear was late arriving in Denmark from the UK. It wasn't possible to reschedule the show and so they ended up playing their debut in Copenhagen the following night. The front page of the Aarhus Stiftstidende, on 9th December 1973, tells the story of 4,000 fans from all over the country and beyond having travelled in vain to see Mark 3's debut show at Aarhus Stadionhal the night before. The fans were informed outside the venue that the band's plane had had technical problems and that the show was cancelled. 09.12.73 Copenhagen KB Hallen, Denmark Five of the seven songs in the main set, plus the encore, were taken from the still unreleased "Burn" album. Opening with four brand new tracks was certainly a brave move but it worked well. Jon Lord then introduced the two new guys, David Coverdale & Glenn Hughes, before the band launched into "Smoke On The Water". Parts of the show were filmed on Super-8.
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 07, 2018
The Grand Hotel, Switzerland 7th December 1971 After checking out the various alternative options having been forced to abandon Le Pavillon, including an underground atomic bomb shelter, they settled on the Grand Hotel, further along the lakeside. It was closed for the winter season. Martin Birch set up a closed circuit TV system to help people in the mobile studio see what was happening in the home-made studio within the hotel - a corridor with a T-junction, with the drums on the T, the guitar and organ at one end and the bass at the other. Photos © Didi Zill
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 06, 2018
Montreux 6th December 1971 The next 2 weeks are spent recording the "Machine Head" LP which is produced by the band and Martin Birch Purple were staying at the Eurotel - though Ian Gillan recalls it as the Eden Au Lac, which is close to the Casino - and were obviously concerned about finding an alternative place to record following the fire on the 4th December. In discussion with Claude Nobs, they decided on an old theatre called Le Pavillon which had a large stage and a proper theatre curtain; it seemed ideal. By around 10pm on the 6th December, with everything set up and the mobile outside, the band started to work on the first song. In the early hours of the morning, the police were banging on the doors following complaints about the noise but the roadies managed to keep them at bay until the master backing track was finished. This was to become ‘Smoke On The Water’. Jon Lord spoke with Rolling Stone Magazine at the time “"We got diverted to a local theatre, but that started shaking to pieces with the volume. The people who lived in the neighbourhood kept calling the cops. Finally we found a hotel that had been shut for the season. We soundproofed all the windows, sealed off one hall and made Machine Head in the corridor." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VqHBgXNxaw Photo of Claude Nobs © Alain Bettex
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 04, 2018
The Fire ...... December 4th 1971. This picture is of Claude Nobs desperately trying to put the fire out! The alarm was raised at 4:20pm. 2,000 people had been evacuated from the venue. 80 firemen, from Montreux and Villeneuve, attended the scene, assisted by 19 police officers. The local police force launched a search for a group of three young people. A witness reported having been sitting just behind a young man, who was wearing a brown shirt, who had launched two rockets which didn't have any effect, then, immediately after, a third which lodged itself in the triangles of light wood, reeds and bamboo in the suspended ceiling of Le Sablier. Some time later, the arsonist was identified, charged and convicted. The police investigation learned that work was being done on the premises prior to the concert, and that several doors, which could have slowed the fire's progress,had been removed. Containers on the premises, which should have held water, actually held paraffin! The following day's special edition of the newspaper, Journal de Montreux, said, "The Montreux Casino exists no more", and referred to the disaster at St. Laurent Du Pont, in October, 1970. The new casino in Montreux was eventually built in 1975
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 03, 2018
December 4th 1971. Montreux Casino Lido Le Sablier, Switzerland The Rolling Stones' mobile was parked outside the Casino, the venue - adjacent to the lakeside promenade - chosen for the recording of the new album. The band were invited to Frank Zappa's afternoon show there that day, the last gig before Purple were to move in and begin recording the album......
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 02, 2018
This Day in 1971 - 2nd December. Deep Purple appeared on BBC 1's Top Of The Pops to perform- Purple's "Fireball" single was played, along with singles by Isaac Hayes and Cher. On the continent, with the Rolling Stones moving on to Los Angeles to complete work on "Exile On Main Street", their BMC Laird truck (registration number FMK 438J) left Nellcôte in Villefranche-sur-Mer (east of Nice) in France for its next job, in Montreux. Originally silver, it was given a camouflage makeover for the recording sessions with Frank Zappa earlier in the year. The 16-track mobile studio's design was based on the system used at Olympic Studios London.
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 02, 2018
Rock bass royalty, Bob Daisley, talks to Andy Rawll about 'Moore Blues For Gary', the new star-studded album in tribute to his friend and collaborator of almost 30 years, until his death in 2011: BOB DAISLEY - Moore Blues for Gary - Audio Interview The direct link is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTOnW7JK30I
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Dec 01, 2018
Damon Johnson - a great friend of our band, has just released a brilliant new album. We don't often divert from Purple news here, but this is brilliant! Damon has just released his new solo album “Memoirs Of An Uprising” Damon has an illustrious career as a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for Brother Cane, Alice Cooper and currently Black Star Riders and Thin Lizzy. The album features ten brand new songs from Damon - Check it out! https://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/damonjohnson
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 29, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar is approaching its 50th anniversary next year. Sir Time Rice provides a little insight into the Ian Gillan introduction. Stay tuned for some updates on some exiting projects in 2019.
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 27, 2018
Glenn Hughes on fire performing Classic Purple Live in Moscow November 2018. Photos ©Fedor de Lange
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 25, 2018
By Mid 1971, Ritchie Blackmore had become quite disilluisoned with the way the band was going and seriously considered working, along with Ian Paice, with Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott. The three piece actually recorded two tracks under the name Babyface. The tapes still survive......
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 24, 2018
Don Airey features on the new tribute album to Gary Moore - Moore Blues For Gary by Don Airey & Friends. Make sure you check out teh album , its brilliant!
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 24, 2018
Deep Purple September 1969 preparing for Jon Lord's Concerto For Group & Orchestra at The Royal Albert Hall
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 22, 2018
Ian Gillan - Roger Glover - Ian Paice - Jon Lord - Ritchie Blackmore Child In Time Classic Purple frim IN ROCK (1970)
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 21, 2018
It is hard to believe now that Ritchie Blackmor and Ian Paice were going to leave Purple to form a band with Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott. 2 tracks were recorded......
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 20, 2018
Behind the scenes in rehearsals at ROCK MEETS CLASSICS in 1974 with Jon Lord
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 18, 2018
Moore Blues For Gary - A Tribute to Gary Moore sticks at #1 on the UK iTunes charts. https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/moore-blues-for-gary/1435895061 Check out this great review too: http://www.joelgausten.com/2018/11/honoring-friend-bob-daisley-talks-moore.html
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 15, 2018
Moore Blues For Gary - A Tribute To Gary Moore by Bob Daisley & Friends is doing some really big business, now in at #1 on the UK Blues/Jazz charts. You have to check this album out!
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 15, 2018
Classic Purple - Australia May 1971
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 13, 2018
Rainbow will hit the stage in 2019 - shows you cannot miss! 6th June Rockfest, Finland 8th June Sweden Rock 12th June 2019 - Olympiahalle - Munich, Germany 15th June Coast Festival, Malaga, Spain
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 08, 2018
Moore Blues For Gary - Bob Daisley & Friends. The album has gone in at #81 in the UK, and is at #12 in Japan. There have been some brilliant reviews. It is worth checking out!
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 07, 2018
In celebrating Mark 1 Deep Purple this week, and Nicky Simpers birthday weekend, we stumbled across this very rare, albeit very poor quality video of the band in 1968. This performance of 'Wring that Neck' was recorded in Los Angeles on 18 October 1968, as the supporting band for Cream, at their Farewell Tour. Check out Jon Lord's introduction of his new band mate, Ritchie Blackmore!
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 05, 2018
This isnt something you see every day! And to celebrate Nick Simpers 73rd birthday, check out Deep Purple's first promotional film for the 1968 hit 'Hush'. Nicky was instrumental in the bands early direction. We salute you sir!
Deep Purple (1968-1976) Nov 04, 2018
We had such a great response to our Gillan and Glover post yesterday, we thought we would revisit our little piece on their magnificent album released 30 years ago - Accidently On Purpose behind the scenes. Enjoy!