Pete Pardo (from the Sea of Tranquility website) loves Deep Purple. They are his all-time favourite band and the Mark 2 version of the band are responsible for possibly the greatest hard rock live album ever recorded in Made in Japan.
If you ever think that live albums have not-so-good versions of the studio songs, think again. There is no comparison between the four songs on this album from Machine Head to how they sounded live in the era of Mark 2 Deep Purple. Better? “Not ‘arf!”
Don’t think all you need to hear from Deep Purple happened between 1970 and 1973 either. Deep Purple marks 3 and 4 also had plenty to offer fans of hard rock and the revival band is also highly skilled, even if they don’t have the same flair to go away from the studio albums.
Here are a series of his videos on Deep Purple.
The History of Deep Purple
1968 Shades of Deep Purple
1968 The Book of Taliesyn
1969 Deep Purple
Mark 2 – Gillan and Glover join the band
1970 Deep Purple in Rock
1972 Machine Head
1973 Who Do We Think We Are
Mark 3 – Gillan and Glover out, Coverdale and Hughes in
Mark 4 – Blackmore out, Bolin in
1975 Come Taste the Band
The Revival Studio Albums
1984 Perfect Strangers
1987 The House of Blue Light
1990 Slaves and Masters
1993 The Battle Rages On…
2005 Rapture of the Deep
2013 Now What?!
Further down the page you’ll see a poll of the best live albums by Purple.
Why Deep Purple Are Still Relevant
Deep Purple’s Top 10 Songs
What Are The Best Live Albums?
What are the best live albums by Deep Purple? Which do you recommend?
And how well do Deep Purple fare in the search for the best hard rock and heavy metal live albums. I see a vote as a recommendation to others that an album is well worth investigating.
To cover some of the less well know albums, I have a Division 2 league as well.
You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls.