Tribute release to the legendary Deep Purple’s album “Machine Head”.
2012 sees the 40th anniversary of the release of Deep Purple's landmark album "Machine Head". The influence of "Machine Head" songs like "Smoke on the Water" and "Highway Star" can still be felt in today's Rock and Metal world. In recognition of Deep Purple's influence, and that of the "Machine Head" album in particular, some of Rock music's biggest names have each contributed a version of their favourite track on the album to create "Re-Machined - A Tribute To Deep Purple's Machine Head".
This tribute album features mostly specially recorded tracks from: former Deep Purple Mk III member Glenn Hughes with Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Chickenfoot, Steve Vai, Black Label Society, Carlos Santana and Papa Roach vocalist Jacoby Shaddix, Jimmy Barnes & Joe Bonamassa, and the supergroup Kings of Chaos featuring Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, and former Guns N' Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum.
There are two wildly differing versions of the album's most famous track "Smoke on the Water", one from Carlos Santana with vocals by Jacoby Shaddix and one from Flaming Lips, and Metallica have contributed their own special take on "When A Blind Man Cries", a track recorded at the "Machine Head" sessions, but originally released as the B-side to "Never Before".
Picking up some commercial success, the album hit the #41 slot on Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and additionally received critical praise from publications such as Allmusic.
This is a truly unique release that will appeal to Rock fans everywhere!
Gatefold Purple vinyl with printed full-coloured inner sleeves.
Eagle Records/Thompson Music Pty. Ltd., 2012 (ER203011). Made in USA. First press.
01. Smoke On The Water - Carlos Santana & Jacoby Shaddix
02. Highway Star - Chickenfoot
03. Maybe I'm A Leo - Glenn Hughes & Chad Smith
04. Pictures Of Home - Black Label Society
05. Never Before - Kings Of Chaos: Joe Elliott, Steve Stevens, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum
06. Smoke On The Water - Flaming Lips
07. Lazy - Jimmy Barnes with Joe Bonamassa
08. Space Truckin - Iron Maiden
09. When A Blind Man Cries - Metallica