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Gotta Start Somewhere...

Episode Six
Here There And Everywhere / Mighty Morris Ten
Lennon-McCartney (2:10) / Glover (2:23)
Warner Bros 5851, 9/66

 

Episode Six
Love-Hate-Revenge / Baby, Baby, Baby
Adams-Levin (2:38) / Jim Jam (2:43)
Elektra EK-45617, 7/67

middle section different from UK version

Episode Six
Morning Dew / Sunshine Girl
Dobson-Rose (3:01) / Glover (2:50)
Compass CO-7007, 9/67

 

Hush / One More Rainy Day
South (4:11) / Evans-Lord (3:15)
Tetragrammaton T-1503, 6/68 BB

 


Shades Of
Tetragrammaton 102
7/68 BB [UK: 9/68]
Back Cover

 
UK Cover

 
UK Back Cover

Side One
And The Address Blackmore-Lord 4:36
Hush South 4:11
One More Rainy Day Evans-Lord 3:15
Prelude: Happiness
   I'm So Glad
Blackmore-Evans-Lord-Paice-Simper
James
2:45
4:53
Side Two
Mandrake Root Blackmore-Evans-Lord 5:55
Help Lennon-McCartney 5:45
Love Help Me Blackmore-Evans 3:34
Hey Joe Roberts 7:38
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Rod Evans-vocals
Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
Jon Lord-organ, vocals
Nick Simper-bass, vocals
Ian Paice-drums
§Cover Design-Les Weisbrich
Produced by: Derek Lawrence

Known as the Mark I edition of Deep Purple

Kentucky Woman³ / Hard Road
Diamond (3:57) / Blackmore-Lord-Paice-Simper (5:15)
Tetragrammaton T-1508, 10/68 BB

 

The Book Of Taliesyn
Tetragrammaton 107
10/68 BB [UK: 6/69]
Back Cover

 
UK Back Cover

 
UK Inside Cover

Side One
Listen, Learn, Read On Blackmore-Evans-Lord-Paice 4:02
Hard Road Blackmore-Lord-Paice-Simper 5:15
Kentucky Woman Diamond 4:43
Exposition/We Can Work It Out Blackmore-Lord-Paice-Simper/Lennon-McCartney 6:66
Side Two
Shield Blackmore-Evans-Lord 6:00
Anthem Evans-Lord 6:29
River Deep-Mountain High Barry-Greenwich-Spector 10:05
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Rod Evans-vocals
Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
Jon Lord-organ, vocals
Nick Simper-bass, vocals
Ian Paice-drums
§Cover Art-John Vernon Lord
Produced by: Derek Lawrence

Note: Hard Road was originally titled Wring That Neck on the UK release (cleaned up for us prudish Americans)
 

10/18-19/68: The Forum, Inglewood, CA
opening for Cream's Farewell concert
San Francisco International Pop Festival(10/27/68)
Lucky Sunday / Mr Universe
Vandyke (3:45) / David-Gillan (4:20)
Chapter One 45-2902, 10/68

 
River Deep-Mountain High³ / Listen, Learn, Read On
Barry-Greenwich-Spector (2:35) / Blackmore-Evans-Lord-Paice (4:02)
Tetragrammaton T-1514, 1/69 BB

 
Emmaretta¹ / The Bird Has Flown¹
Blackmore-Evans-Lord (3:02) / Blackmore-Evans-Lord (2:57)
Tetragrammoton T-1519, 4/69

 

Deep Purple
Tetragrammaton 119
6/69 BB [UK: 11/69]
Full Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
UK Inside Cover

Side One
Chasing Shadows Lord-Paice 5:32
Blind Lord 5:21
Laleña Leitch 5:02
Fault Line
The Painter
Blackmore-Lord-Paice-Simper
Blackmore-Evans-Lord-Paice-Simper
5:34
Side Two
Why Didn't Rosemary? Blackmore-Evans-Lord-Paice-Simper 5:00
The Bird Has Flown Blackmore-Evans-Lord 5:25
April Blackmore-Lord 12:20
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Rod Evans-vocals
Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
Jon Lord-piano, organ, harpsichord (Blind)
Nick Simper-bass, vocals
Ian Paice-drums, timbales, maracas
§Cover Art-Hell, the third panel of The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490–1510) by Hieronymus Bosch.
Produced by: Derek Lawrence

Note: The Painter recorded live
 

Rod Evans and Nick Simper fired

Replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover (both from Episode Six)
Which makes this edition Mark II.
 

Hallelujah (I Am The Preacher)¹ / April (Part 1)¹
Cook-Greenaway (3:10) / Blackmore-Lord (4:00)
Tetragrammoton T-1537, 7/69

 

Concerto For Group And Orchestra
Tetragrammoton T-131
12/69 BB [UK: 1/70] #26
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Reissue Cover

Side One
First Movement: Moderato-Allegro Lord 19:15
Second Movement: Andante Gillian-Lord 6:32
Side Two
Second Movement: Andante (Conclusion) Gillian-Lord 12:33
Third Movement: Vivace - Presto Lord 15:35
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Ian Gillan-harmonica, vocals
Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
Jon Lord-keyboards
Roger Glover-synthesizer, bass
Ian Paice-drums
with:
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold
§Cover Design-Castle, Chappell & Partners Ltd
Produced by: Deep Purple

Note: Recorded live, September 24th 1969 at Royal Albert Hall, London
Tetragrammoton went out of business shortly after album release. Warner Bros reissued as WS-1860
 

Black Night¹ / Into The Fire³
Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice (2:58) / Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice (3:35)
Warner Bros 7405, 6/70 BB

 

In Rock
Warner Bros WS-1877
7/70 BB [UK: 6/70] #4
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Speed King Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 4:18
Bloodsucker Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 4:12
Child In Time Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 10:15
Side Two
Flight Of The Rat Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 7:52
Into The Fire Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 3:29
Living Wreck Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 4:30
Hard Lovin' Man Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 7:10
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Ian Gillan-harmonica, vocal
Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
Jon Lord-organ
Roger Glover-bass
Ian Paice-drums
§Cover Art-Edwards Coletta Productions; Artwork-Nesbit, Phipps & Froome
Produced by: Deep Purple

Note: The organ intro was edited off Speed King for the US release (UK album time is 5:51)
 

Strange Kind Of Woman³ / I'm Alone¹
Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice (4:00) / Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice (3:04)
Warner Bros 7493, 5/71

 

Fireball
Warner Bros MS-2564
7/71 BB [UK: 9/71] #1
Full Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Lyric Sheet Insert


Side One
Fireball Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 3:21
No No No Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 6:40
Strange Kind Of Woman Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 4:04
Anyone's Daughter Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 4:39
Side Two
The Mule Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 5:16
Fools Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 8:15
No One Came Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 6:25
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Ian Gillan-harmonica, vocal
Ritchie Blackmore-guitar
Jon Lord-organ
Roger Glover-bass
Ian Paice-drums
§Cover Design-Castle, Chappell & Partners Ltd
Produced by: Deep Purple

Note: Trackitis, once thought to be cured, rears up to replace the UK album's Demon Eye with their hit single, Strange Kind Of Woman.
 

Fireball / I'm Alone¹
Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice (3:21) / Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice (3:04)
Warner Bros 7528, 9/71

 
Hard To Be Without You / You Can't Love A Child Like A Woman
Fischoff-Powers (2:31) / Gordon (2:41)
Capitol 2963, 11/71

Rod Evans went on to form Captain Beyond in 72

 

Japanese Album Becomes World-Wide Hit

Originally issued only in Japan (as Live In Japan—see last note), this album was soon released world-wide and become one of their best sellers. A single featuring edited versions of both the studio and live versions peaked at #4.

Over the years (a familiar phrase around here), the complete three concerts have been issued in various formats.


Made In Japan
Warner Bros 2WS-2701
4/73 BB [UK: 12/72] #16
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Japanese Cover

Side One
Highway Star Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 6:45
Child In Time Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 12:19
Side Two
Smoke On The Water† Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 7:27
The Mule‡ Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 9:45
Side Three
Strange Kind Of Woman Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 9:10
Lazy‡ Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 10:35
Side Four
Space Truckin' Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice 20:02
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I Gillan-vocals
R Blackmore-lead guitar
J Lord-organ, piano
R Glover-bass
I Paice-drums
§Cover Design-R Glover; Photo-F Costello
Produced by: Deep Purple

Note: Recorded at Osaka, 8/16/72, except †Osaka, 8/15/72, and ‡Tokyo, 8/17/72.
 

Smoke On The Water (Edited Version) / Smoke On The Water (Edited Version) [Live]
Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice (3:48) / Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice (4:34)
Warner Bros WB-7710, 5/73 BB

 
Several more Marks of the group, with Marks VII & IX touring in the 2000s, with Paice, Glover & Gillian.
23 studio albums (and counting).

Links!  

Highway Star (Official)
The Deep Purple Appreciation Society

 


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