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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest hard rock album of all time! May 16 2010
Format:Audio CD
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!!
Every song on it is fantastic!
For Deep Purple fans this is a must have!
You will NOT be disappointed
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4.0 out of 5 stars I forgot how much I loved this album! April 1 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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.

I heard Highway Star on the radio last summer and decided to reacquire Machine Head.

It is definitely a classic metal album!! The music is so energetic & heavy, I have to say I have really missed it. Richie Blackmore is a guitar god!

The lyrics may be lame, but the hard driving music set a new high water mark at the time.

My ten year old son heard this CD once and had me load it onto his iPod!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Rock and Roll Nov. 21 2005
Format:Audio CD
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 all time), the blistering 'Highway Star', 'Space Truckin', and my personal favourite, 'Lazy'. With the awesome organ intro/solo and one of the greatest guitar solos of all time, 'Lazy' alone makes this album worth the price of admission.
'Machine Head' is a must-have for all guitarists and fans of rock and roll music.
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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 The Quintessential Purple Feb. 6 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is considered by many to be Deep Purple's landmark. And with good reason. It captured a moment in time where Purple was at the peak of their powers. It contains the unexpected hit "Smoke on the Water". One of the greatest rock & roll songs ever and I believe still banned in guitar shops throughout the U.S. "Highway Star is another great song. It is a fast hard driving song that should please rock and early metal fans. "Lazy" is another great track (the longest on the album). It starts out with the organ of Jon Lord, like it could be a classical piece, until Blackmore's guitar comes into the forefront and it takes a more slow bluesy direction, reaching its apex when Ian Gillan starts to sing. Space Truckin is another great track that makes you feel like you actually are out in space. As for the lesser known tracks, "Maybe I'm a Leo, has a funky yet lovelorn vibe to it. "Pictures of Home" had a somewhat midieval feel to it. "Never Before" had a pretty standard feel to it, while it is the shortest song on the album, it is a good one. If you were to only get one Deep Purple album, this is it. Made In Japan is also a good one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars July 25 2014
Format:Audio CD
Another of the Golden Oldies. Top of the charts Deep Purple, young and serious POWER Rock!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Time does'nt do good Oct. 4 2001
Format:Audio CD
As many, i used to see MH as Purple's best ever, but time changed my mind. Though I continue believing that MH is one of the classic trilogy of the band (the other 2 are "In rock" and "Fireball", of course), I put it now on the 3rd. place. The earlier "In rock" is sharper and more interesting (sadly, the band does'nt do much of it in concerts, besides "Speed king" and "Child in time") and "Fireball" is a clever semi-progressive album, that sounds today almost fresh as it was in 1971. In its time, MH brought heavy metal to every home, like the Floyd's "Dark side of the moon", that introduced the world the progressive rock. Now we don't need it anymore. I'm not saying that the album is bad. It includes music that is made for live concerts more than a studio. "Highway star", "Lazy" and "Smoke on the water" sound much better in "Made in Japan". "Maybe I'm a leo" and "Pictures of home" are better in "Live in Olympia". So MH is an important album for the band, in historical point of view, but not that important to the 21st. centuey listener.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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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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
ASIN # B008S6B48K Machine Head 40th Anniversary Edition "remastered" etc.
(1) There is heard no difference in the sound quality between this disc and the early... Read more
Published 16 months ago by Emaren
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Essential Album For Any Collection Of 1970s Music
There seems to be a major resurgence of interest in 1970s music as today's 15-25 year olds rediscover music from that decade. Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2011 by Mark Anderson
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
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Deep Purple's answer to Zep IV
While not bursting with quite the magic that Zoso had, Machine Head is still one of the greatest rock albums ever. It opens with the awesome "Highway Star". Read more
Published on July 18 2004 by Brave New World Man
4.0 out of 5 stars Their best
As boring as classic rock can be, sometimes it can be great, like this. This is the most famous Purple album, as it should be. It's pretty basic metal (for it's time). Read more
Published on June 16 2004 by Carl Slim
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