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Machine Head (Audio Cassette) [Import]

Deep Purple Audio Cassette
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Home of "Smoke on the Water" and "Highway Star," Machine Head blends proto-metal density with epic arrangements, resulting in a record that's far more grandiose than the sum of its parts. --Jon Wiederhorn

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Japanese only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD - playable on all CD players) pressing. Warner.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute best!!!! % plus Dec 17 2003
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I agree with most reviewers on the sound quality of this remastered album. Simply amazing! I have tried several remastered albums from other bands but this is absolutely the best.
No need to say about Deep purple music. If you are new to Deep Purple, listening to this and you will be surprised that Deep Purple is not as popular as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd... in North Anerica. DP 's music (any DP Mark) is much better than any of those bands.
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5.0 out of 5 stars classic July 1 2004
By Raj
Format:Audio CD
When you are in the mood for a specific band or album the songs normally make you feel good. After a while they grow on you and after some more time they sound decent and predictable, this is when you have to put the album aside for a few months till the songs create a yearning again.
'Machine Head' is an album which never fails me even after constant listening. If 'Smoke on the water' dosn't do it 'Highway Star' will if 'Space trucking' can't do it then 'Maybe I'm a leo' will. This album is amazing great music great tunes and great vocals. The album is the most blusy of the Mark-II line up and the guitar work by Ritchie Blackmore is amazing. There are so many classic solos and riffs here that one can keep changing their favorites.
"Never Before' is the only average number on this CD and it ain't too bad. Even a simple sounding song like 'Maybe I'm a Leo' is made more interesting by Ian Paice where he constantly keeps changing the Drumming to keep interest (and this one has two solos by Ritchie which such flowing blusy feel).
Buy it as you will never get a better fussion between hard rock and commercial melody with no compromise on musicmanship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectionists... May 5 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I just recently got this and only had In Rock to compare this to. Overall, Machine Head has more solos, puts less emphasis on intensity (vocals and keyboards are not as dominant or heavy) but instead adds in the variety department... the album is a bit calmer, but just as intelligent. It is generally more upbeat, but does not let up in terms of musical perfection. The double solo (keyboard and guitar) on Highway Star is very catchy and passionate at the same time. Maybe Im a Leo has a very laid back, bluesy feel and a real cool riff. All tracks really are fantastic. Lazy has that classic, bluesy riff, with solos coming out of everywhere and Space Truckin' is more simplistic but has a real heavy riff for the time, and sounds very energetic. Smoke on the Water is just a masterpiece period. Basically, what makes this album great is the variety displayed in each and every song, as well as the songs' unpedictability, and how well all the instruments are orchestrated. DP also displays a lot of passion in their play, they poured a lot of emotion into each song. The production is cleaner and more vaired than on In Rock. The only thing one can feel is missing from the album is just the chaoticness of In Rock but hey, Deep Purple is obviously a band that wants to progress. I'm looking forward to hearing Fireball next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deep Purple's masterpiece March 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
Machine Head (1972.) Deep Purple's sixth album.
By the time 1972 rolled around, Deep Purple had built up a pretty strong following, despite the fact that they had to replace their original lead vocalist and a few other band members. Normally, making band member changes will destroy a band, but with Deep Purple, that just wasn't true. The so-called "Mark Two" line-up which featured Ian Gillan is widely known as the finest line-up the band ever had. 1972 was a big year for the band, whose reputation was growing. The main reason it as seen as such a big year for the band is because it's the year they released the Machine Head album. Most Deep Purple fans call this the band's finest album. Are they right? Read on for my review.
Three of Deep Purple's biggest hits call Machine Head home. Smoke On The Water, arguably the band's biggest hit of all, can be found here. The opening guitar solo by Blackmore is priceless. And, of course, we have Highway Star. This song is a legendary classic rocker, and though it never gained as much popularity as, say, Smoke On The Water, it is equally excellent. And of course, he have the classic Space Truckin'. With its inventive lyrics and hypnotic melodies, this is one of the band's strongest tracks. The other tracks, though they never became big hits, are no less excellent. The strangely-titled Lazy features some or Blackmore's finest guitar work. The rest of the band is also in their prime, making this one of the band's most interesting pieces of work. Maybe I'm A Leo is another underrated masterpiece that a number of fans constantly praise. Once again, you've gotta love Blackmore's guitar! Pictures of home is a prime example of the classic fast and furious rock that makes fans love Deep Purple so much. And, of course, we have Never Before.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic !!! March 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
As a devoted listener of Classic Rock, Deep Purple is one of my favourite bands. I have not listened everything recorded by them but I have listened to great albums like "In Rock", "Fireball", "Perfect Strangers", and "Machine Head". I have also listened to their latest offering "Bananas" which cannot be categorized as great but still a very good effort. "Machine Head" gets my vote as the best among the lot with some competition from "Fireball" and "Perfect Strangers". Everybody knows that "Machine Head" has "Highway Star", "Smoke On The Water" and "Space Tracking". The first two are celebrated for Blackmore's riffing and the third one has one of the most ferocious drumming put into record (courtsey Ian Paice). The other tracks are almost equally good as the known three. Noteably "Never Again" was band's choice for first single from the album.
The album is very consistent, energetic and fun. Any Hard Rock Lover should already own this masterpiece. In case you do not have it get it as soon as possible. Tell me if you are able to listen it without shaking your head or without air-drumming or air-guitarring. The sound quality makes it more worthwhile. A classic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another of the Golden Oldies. Top of the charts Deep Purple, young and serious POWER Rock!
Published 26 days ago by Numb Finger
3.0 out of 5 stars Nothing Special
I got this hoping there may be a few extra/different pictures on the vinyl covers, etc. There are many more out there different from the ones on the original cover. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Purple Fireman
1.0 out of 5 stars Another 'ReMaster' Scam
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(1) There is heard no difference in the sound quality between this disc and the early... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Emaren
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Essential Album For Any Collection Of 1970s Music
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Published on Aug. 19 2011 by Mark Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest hard rock album of all time!
Simply the best!!!
From Ian Paice,one of the best drummers of all time to Ritchie Blackmore,one the best guitarists of all time,this album
is a masterpiece!! Read more
Published on May 16 2010 by Michael Mcintosh
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album but Poor Sound Quality
This is a GREAT album/CD but MAYBE because it's recorded in the Stones mobile sound studio, I just found the sound quility wasn't the best and the volume output was low! Read more
Published on July 12 2009 by Luap Van Horn
4.0 out of 5 stars I forgot how much I loved this album!
I first purchased this album as a teenager in 1973. Smoke on the Water was so overplayed that it eventually became a joke, and this album was relegated to back benches. Read more
Published on April 1 2009 by Fred G. Nickerson
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Rock and Roll
This album is essential for any fans of rock music. This is hard rock at it's finest. The highlights of the album are 'Smoke on the Water' (with the most well-known guitar riff of... Read more
Published on Nov. 21 2005 by Snakeman
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album from one of the world's greatest rock bands
Machine Head is one of Deep Purple's greatest albums. It opens with one of my favorite tracks, the thundering "Highway Star", and just rolls on after, through hits like... Read more
Published on Feb. 14 2005 by Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest Album Ever!!!!!!!
THIS IS THE GREATEST ALBUM EVER! DONT BY THE ORGINAL EDITION, YOU WILL GET EVERY SONG+ MANY OTHERS FOR THE SAME PRICE
Published on July 19 2004 by Vinnie Jackson
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