Deep Purple -The Thoughts of Pete Pardo

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

Mark 1

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
1971 Fireball
1972 Machine Head
1973 Who Do We Think We Are

Mark 3 – Gillan and Glover out, Coverdale and Hughes in

1974 Burn
1974 Stormbringer

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…
1996 Purpendicular
1998 Abandon
2003 Bananas
2005 Rapture of the Deep
2013 Now What?!
2017 Infinite

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?

What Are The THREE Best Deep Purple Live Albums? (Click on the links to go to the reviews)

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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.

What Are The TEN Best Hard Rock Or Heavy Metal Live Albums Ever? (Click on the links to go to the reviews)

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To cover some of the less well know albums, I have a Division 2 league as well.

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You can see the complete list of readers polls at Live Album Polls.

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