Re-release of the fourth full-length studio album by legendary British Hard Rock band.
It was the first band's album with the classic Mk II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively.
The album was preceded by two Singles, the first studio recordings that Gillan made with Deep Purple. The first single, released in 1969, was a Greenaway-Cook composition called "Hallelujah", which flopped. The second single, "Black Night", fared much better as it rose all the way to #2 on the UK charts.
"Deep Purple In Rock" was their breakthrough album in Europe and peaked at #4 in the UK, remaining in the charts for months (the band's prior MK I albums had been much better received in North America than in their homeland). In 2005, the album won the "Classic Rock and Roll of Honour Award" (given by the British monthly magazine Classic Rock) in the category Classic Album.
180 g vinyl released with Vinyl Collector download card containing a code for MP3 version of the album.
HEC Enterprises Ltd./Parlophone Records Ltd., A Warner Music Group Company, 1970/2016 (SHVL 777 / 0825646035083). Made in Germany.
1. Speed King 5:49
2. Bloodsucker 4:10
3. Child In Time 10:14
1. Flight Of The Rat 7:51
2. Into The Fire 3:28
3. Living Wreck 4:27
4. Hard Lovin' Man 7:11
Total playing time: 43:10 min.