First “The Audio Fidelity Collection” release with four classic albums by the legendary British Hard Rock band from the most celebrated line-up in the band's history recorded from 1970-1973: “Who Do We Think We Are”, “In Rock”, “Machine Head” and “Fireball”!!
Deep Purple brought together a world class line-up for their 1970-1973 body of work collected here for the first time by Audio Fidelity on a set of four remastered 24K Gold CDs. Each recording was produced by Deep Purple and features the band's legendary Mark II line-up - the most celebrated line-up in the band's history:
Ritchie Blackmore – guitar;
Ian Gillan – lead vocals;
Roger Glover – bass;
Jon Lord – keyboards, organ;
Ian Paice – drums, percussion.
"In Rock" (1970): "Among the 100 Greatest British Albums Ever" - Q Magazine 2000.
"In Rock" is the fourth full-length studio album by Deep Purple and the first with the classic Mk II line-up.
It was band's breakthrough album in Europe and would peak at #4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for months. The album was supported by the hugely successful In Rock World Tour which lasted 15 months. For the first time all tracks are credited to the five members of the band. The 10-minute epic "Child in Time", perhaps the most famous song from this record, would be a concert staple for years.
"Fireball" (1971): "..showcases the Progressive Rock and tightly meshed ensemble work that characterizes Deep Purple at their best".
"Fireball" is the fifth full-length studio album by Deep Purple.
It would become the first of the band's three UK #1 albums.The album contains seven sizzling cuts. The Boogie-inspired "Strange Kind of Woman" single reached #8 in the UK and became a live set fan-favorite up to the present day. The album includes such Deep Purple classics as "Anyone's Daughter", "The Mule", "No One Came" and the title track.
"Machine Head" (1972): "One of the "100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time...an essential Hard Rock album for any Rock music collection".
"Machine Head" is the sixth full-length studio album released by Deep Purple. It's often cited as a major influence in the early development of the Heavy Metal music genre.
Commercially, it was Deep Purple's most successful album, topping the charts in several countries following its release. The album reached # 1 in the UK and stayed in the top 40 for 20 weeks. It reached # 7 in the US, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks. Includes the Deep Purple classics, "Highway Star", "Space Truckin'" and "Smoke on the Water" which reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Who Do We Think We Are (1973): "This is killer Rock 'N Roll... a must have for Deep Purple fans".
"Who Do We Think We Are" is the seventh full-length studio album by Deep Purple and their last album with singer Ian Gillan until the reunited in 1984. The original album artwork has many quoted articles from newspapers. One of them is from Melody Maker July 1972, where Ian Paice says: "Deep Purple get piles of passionate letters either violently against or pro the group. The angry ones generally start off "Who do Deep Purple think they are...".
The album hit # 4 in the UK and # 15 in the US. Deep Purple became the best-selling artist in the USA in 1973.
Limited Edition Digitally 24-Bit remastered re-edition on 24kt Gold CDs! The limited edition collection boxes is individually numbered and reserved to 2000 units guaranteeing this Deep Purple box set as a valued collector's item worth its weight in 24K Gold!!
• Numbered Limited Edition 4x 24K Gold CD Box Set;
• Collecting the Mark II line-up releases "In Rock", "Fireball", "Machine Head" and "Who Do We Think We Are";
• Acclaimed original Steve Hoffman remasters;
• Housed in sturdy slip-case container with silver metallic design & heavy metal studs individually embossed;
• Each CD individually packaged in clear jewel boxes with a gold front cover & tray card;
• All CDs also include color booklets with original album artwork, historical photos & original 12" album labels;
• Limited to only 2000 copies.
Warner Bros. Records, Inc./Rhino Entertainment Company/Warner Music Group, 1970/1971/1972/1973/2013 (AFZB 019). Made in USA. First press.
CD "In Rock":
1. Speed King
3. Child In Time
4. Flight of the Rat
5. Into the Fire
6. Living Wreck
7. Hard Lovin' Man
2. No No No
3. Strange Kind of Woman
4. Anyone's Daughter
5. The Mule
7. No One Came
CD "Machine Head":
1. Highway Star
2. Maybe I'm a Leo
3. Pictures of Home
4. Never Before
5. Smoke on the Water
7. Space Truckin'
CD "Who Do We Think We Are":
1. Woman from Tokyo
2. Mary Long
3. Super Trouper
4. Smooth Dancer
5. Rat Bat Blue
6. Place in Line
7. Our Lady