• Deep Purple - In Rock
    (Harvest/Fame Records  1984  FA3011)
    Matrix No's: A7/B4 - UK pressing

    Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
    - some slight wear to edges

    Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

    (there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)

    Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. The band is 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 consisted of Ian Gillan (vocals), Jon Lord (keyboards, backing vocals), 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 (lead vocals) and Nick Simper (bass, backing vocals), between 1974 and 1976 (Tommy Bolin replacing Blackmore in 1975) with the line-up including David Coverdale (lead 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 including Ian Gillan, and guitarist Steve Morse from 1994) has been much more stable in recent years, although keyboardist 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. Deep Purple (specifically Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Gillan, Glover, Evans, Coverdale and Hughes) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2016.

    Deep Purple in Rock (also known as In Rock) is the fourth studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in June 1970. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mk II lineup. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively.

    Deep Purple in Rock was their breakthrough album in Europe and would peak 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.) The album was supported by the hugely successful In Rock World Tour which lasted 15 months.

    Although this was the first studio album to feature the MK II lineup of the band, it was this lineup that had earlier recorded the live Concerto for Group and Orchestra. The album was also 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.

    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. The award was presented to Ian Gillan, Ian Paice and Jon Lord.

    Track listing

    All songs written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

    Side one
    No. Title Length  
    1. "Speed King"   5:52
    2. "Bloodsucker"   4:16
    3. "Child in Time"   10:18
    Side two
    No. Title Length  
    4. "Flight of the Rat"   7:53
    5. "Into the Fire"   3:30
    6. "Living Wreck"   4:31
    7. "Hard Lovin' Man"   7:11

    Personnel

    Deep Purple
    • Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
    • Jon Lord – keyboards, organ
    • Ian Paice – drums, percussion
    • Ian Gillan – lead vocals
    • Roger Glover – bass
    Additional personnel
    • Andy Knight – engineer IBC Studios (tracks 1, 3, 5 and 6)
    • Martin Birch – engineer De Lane Lea (tracks 4 and 7)
    • Phil McDonald – engineer Abbey Road Studios (track 2)
    • Peter Mew – Original album remastering
    • Roger Glover – Oversaw the mixing of the extra tracks
    • Tom Bender and Jason Butera – Additional studio work

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    DEEP PURPLE - IN ROCK LP - Nr MINT UK BLACKMORE

    • Product Code: FA3011
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