DEEP PURPLE - Machine Head Being Reissued By Audio Fidelity

February 14, 2010, 9 years ago

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On March 16th, DEEP PURPLE's legendary 1972 release Machine Head is being reissued as a 24 karat gold CD by the Audio Fidelity label.

Mastered by Steve Hoffman, the tracklisting is as follows:

'Highway Star'

'Maybe I'm A Leo'

'Pictures Of Home'

'Never Before'

'Smoke On The Water'

'Lazy'

'Space Truckin''

A press release on the reissue reads as follows:

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

An Amazon pre-order is available below:



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