Deep Purple – 1972 – Machine Head (2011 Japanese SHM-SACD) [FLAC@88.2khz24bit]

Deep Purple – 1972 – Machine Head (2011 Japanese SHM-SACD) [FLAC@88.2khz24bit]
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Deep Purple – 1972 – Machine Head

(2011 Japanese SHM-SACD) [FLAC@88.2khz24bit]

Deep Purple

Deep Purple in 1971

Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. They are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although their musical approach changed over the years. Originally formed as a progressive rock band, the band shifted to a heavier sound in 1970. Deep Purple, together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have been referred to as the “unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies”. They were listed in the 1975 Guinness Book of World Records as “the globe’s loudest band” for a 1972 concert at London’s Rainbow Theatre, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide. Deep Purple have had several line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–1984). The 1968–1976 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (organ), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums), and Ritchie Blackmore (guitar). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973, and was revived from 1984 to 1989, and again from 1992 to 1993. The band achieved more modest success in the intervening periods between 1968 and 1969 with the line-up including Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass, backing vocals), between 1974 and 1976 (Tommy Bolin replacing Blackmore in 1975) with the line-up including David Coverdale (vocals) and Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals), and between 1989 and 1992 with the line-up including Joe Lynn Turner (vocals). The band’s line-up (currently featuring Ian Gillan, and guitarist Steve Morse from 1994) has been much more stable in recent years, although organist Jon Lord’s retirement from the band in 2002 (being succeeded by Don Airey) left Ian Paice as the only original Deep Purple member still in the band. Deep Purple were ranked number 22 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme and a poll on British radio station Planet Rock ranked them 5th among the “most influential bands ever”. The band received the Legend Award at the 2008 World Music Awards. Having been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and 2013 but failing to get enough votes for induction, Deep Purple were finally announced as inductees into the Hall of Fame in December 2015. They were officially inducted on 8 April 2016.

Machine Head (2011 Japanese SHM-SACD)

Artist: Deep Purple
Title: Machine Head
Format: SACD, Hybrid, Stereo, Remastered, Reissue
SACD Stereo Mastering: Bill Inglot & Dan Hersch at Digiprep
Producer: Deep Purple
Release Date: March 25, 1972, (Japanese Limited SHM-SACD Audust 23, 2011)
Recorded: at the Grand Hotel, Montreux, Switzerland from 6 – 21 December 1971 using a 16 track Rolling Stones mobile recording studio
Label: Warner Bros. Records Japan
Catalog: WPCR 14166
Barcode: 4 943674 108886
Genre: Rock, British Rock, Hard Rock
Duration: 41:19

Machine Head is the sixth studio album released by the English hard rock band Deep Purple. It was recorded through December 1971 in Montreux, Switzerland, and released in March 1972. Machine Head is often cited as a major influence in the early development of the heavy metal music genre. Commercially, it is Deep Purple’s most successful album, topping the charts in several countries following its release. The album reached number 1 in the United Kingdom and stayed in the top 40 for 20 weeks. It reached number 7 in the United States, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks.

AllMusic Review by Eduardo Rivadavia:
Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, and Deep Purple’s Machine Head have stood the test of time as the Holy Trinity of English hard rock and heavy metal, serving as the fundamental blueprints followed by virtually every heavy rock & roll band since the early ’70s. And, though it is probably the least celebrated of the three, Machine Head contains the “mother of all guitar riffs” — and one of the first learned by every beginning guitarist — in “Smoke on the Water.” Inspired by real-life events in Montreux, Switzerland, where Deep Purple were recording the album when the Montreux Casino was burned to the ground during a Frank Zappa concert, neither the song, nor its timeless riff, should need any further description. However, Machine Head was anything but a one-trick pony, introducing the bona fide classic opener “Highway Star,” which epitomized all of Deep Purple’s intensity and versatility while featuring perhaps the greatest soloing duel ever between guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and organist Jon Lord. Also in top form was singer Ian Gillan, who crooned and exploded with amazing power and range throughout to establish himself once and for all as one of the finest voices of his generation, bar none. Yes, the plodding shuffle of “Maybe I’m a Leo” shows some signs of age, but punchy singles “Pictures of Home” and “Never Before” remain as vital as ever, displaying Purple at their melodic best. And finally, the spectacular “Space Truckin'” drove Machine Head home with yet another tremendous Blackmore riff, providing a fitting conclusion to one of the essential hard rock albums of all time.

01. Highway Star – 6:08
02. Maybe I’m a Leo – 4:52
03. Pictures of Home – 5:07
04. Never Before – 4:01
05. Smoke on the Water – 5:41
06. Lazy – 7:22
07. Space Truckin’ – 4:38

Japanese Reissue Bonus Track:

08. When A Blind Man Cries (Original B-Side) – 3:33


Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Jon Lord – keyboards
Ian Paice – drums, percussion
Ian Gillan – vocals, harmonica
Roger Glover – bass

This is not my rip
My thanks to the original uploader

♪♬♫ ENJOY! ♪♬♫


01. Highway Star.flac
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02. Maybe I’m a Leo.flac
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03. Pictures Of Home.flac
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04. Never Before.flac
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05. Smoke On The Water.flac
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06. Lazy.flac
155.41 MB


07. Space Truckin’.flac
98.99 MB


08. When A Blind Man Cries (Original B-side).flac
73.46 MB


Deep Purple – 1972 – Machine Head (2011 Japanese SHM-SACD) [FLAC@88.2khz24bit].txt
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