Erscheinungsdatum: 29. März 2010
Label: Audio Fidelity (AFZ065)
Format: Audio CD (CD-Anzahl: 1)
Besonderheiten Limited Edition, Pappschuber, Remastered, 24kt. Gold-CD
Orig. Release 1972
Plattenfirma Audio Fidelity
Musikrichtung Rock: Classic Rock
Katalog-Nr. AFZ 065
1. Highway Star 6:05
2. Maybe I'm A Leo 4:51
3. Pictures Of Home 5:03
4. Never Before 3:56
5. Smoke On The Water 5:40
6. Lazy 7:19
7. Space Truckin' 4:31
Many consider this 1972 release, Deep Purple's sixth studio album, to be their greatest effort,
it was certainly their most successful recording, topping the charts worldwide.
The classic line up includes Ritchie Blackmore's shredding and slinging riffs, Jon Lord's haunting keyboards and Ian Gillian's threatening rock and blues vocals blending with the no-nonsense style of Roger Glover's bass and the energy of Ian Paice on drums.
The band defined themselves with hard-knocking metal classics including "Smoke on the Water," featuring one of the most memorable guitar solos in the history of Rock &Roll and "Highway Star," the ultimate speed metal song.
Deep Purple proved with this album that they know how to play their metal music loud, impressive and hard-rocking and Machine Head is not only often cited as being very influential in the development of heavy metal music, but it's widely recognized as "the original heavy metal album" essential to any rock library.
It was recorded at the Grand Hotel Montreux, Switzerland in December 1971 with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
Review by Eduardo Rivadavia
Led Zeppelin's fourth album, Black Sabbath's Paranoid, and Deep Purple's Machine Head have stood the test of time as the Holy Trinity of English hard rock and heavy metal, serving as the fundamental blueprints followed by virtually every heavy rock & roll band since the early '70s. And, though it is probably the least celebrated of the three, Machine Head contains the "mother of all guitar riffs" — and one of the first learned by every beginning guitarist — in "Smoke on the Water." Inspired by real-life events in Montreux, Switzerland, where Deep Purple were recording the album when the Grand Hotel was burned to the ground during a Frank Zappa concert, neither the song, nor its timeless riff, should need any further description. However, Machine Head was anything but a one-trick pony, introducing the bona fide classic opener "Highway Star," which epitomized all of Deep Purple's intensity and versatility while featuring perhaps the greatest soloing duel ever between guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and organist Jon Lord. Also in top form was singer Ian Gillan, who crooned and exploded with amazing power and range throughout to establish himself once and for all as one of the finest voices of his generation, bar none. Yes, the plodding shuffle of "Maybe I'm a Leo" shows some signs of age, but punchy singles "Pictures of Home" and "Never Before" remain as vital as ever, displaying Purple at their melodic best. And finally, the spectacular "Space Truckin'" drove Machine Head home with yet another tremendous Blackmore riff, providing a fitting conclusion to one of the essential hard rock albums of all time.
"Item Condition" notes:
SS / OVP: CD & LP is factory sealed in shrink-wrap or cellophane.
NEU / NEW: CD & LP is open and not yet played.(Achtung: = Nicht alle neuen CDs werden vom Hersteller eingeschweißt!)
NM: NEAR MINT CD & LP Just about in perfect condition.
E: EXCELLENT CD & LP Near perfect, may show very light signs of use & maybe one very light scratch.
VG: VERY GOOD CD & LP CD has some very minor wear (several very light scratches or marks). If insert, may have dimple marks or very light wrinkles/folds,
G: GOOD CD & LP Some to very heavier wear or tear (some to very scratches throughout the CD), still plays perfectly. If insert, may have some wrinkles, folds, ripples, tears or multiple case. If case has cracked or is broken.
Demo-Copy: CD & LP = Promo - not for sale - particularly rare!!
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