Complete List Of Deep Purple Albums And Discography

Deep Purple Albums

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This Complete List Of  Deep Purple Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Deep Purple studio albums. Deep Purple is one of the longest-running bands in classic rock history. Deep Purple defined the concept of lineup changes that are often labeled in the mark series. Deep Purple was first formed in 1968.  The group Deep Purple hails from the area of  London England. All these twenty two legendary Deep Purple studio albums have been presented below in chronological order. We have also included all original release dates with each  Deep Purple album as well as all original Deep Purple album covers. Every Deep Purple album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting.

DEEP PURPLE STUDIO ALBUMS

Shades of Deep Purple

Released 1968

Deep Purple’s debut album Shades of Deep Purple featured a lineup that consisted of Rod Evans on lead vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitars, Jon Lord on organ and backing vocals, Nick Simper on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Ian Paice on drums. The album was produced by Derek Lawrence. It was recorded at Pye Studios, in London. It was released on the Tetragrammaton label in the United States and the Parlophone label in the United Kingdom. The album peaked at number 24 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “And the Address” – 4:38
  2. “Hush” – 4:24
  3. “One More Rainy Day” – 3:40
  4. “Prelude: Happiness/I’m So Glad” – 7:19
  5. “Mandrake Root” – 6:09
  6. “Help” – 6:01
  7. “Love Help Me” – 3:49
  8. “Hey Joe” – 7:33

The Book of Taliesyn

Released 1968

The second studio album by Deep Purple, The Book of Taliesyn features the early lineup of Rod Evans on lead vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitars, Jon Lord on organ and backing vocals, Nick Simper on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Ian Paice on drums. The album was produced by Derek Lawrence and recorded at De Lane Lea Studios in London. It was released on the Tetragrammaton label in the United States and Harvest in the United Kingdom.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Listen, Learn, Read On” – 4:05
  2. “Wring That Neck” – 5:13
  3. “Kentucky Woman” (Neil Diamond cover) – 4:44
  4. “Exposition/We Can Work It Out” – 7:06
  5. “Shield” – 6:06
  6. “Anthem” – 6:31
  7. “River Deep, Mountain High” (Ike & Tina Turner cover) – 10:12

Deep Purple

Released 1969

The third studio album, simply titled Deep Purple, continues with the same lineup as its predecessors: Rod Evans, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Nick Simper, and Ian Paice. This album was also produced by Derek Lawrence and recorded at De Lane Lea Studios in London. Released under the Harvest label in the UK and Tetragrammaton in the US, this album showcases the band’s continuing development towards a harder rock sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Chasing Shadows” – 5:34
  2. “Blind” – 5:26
  3. “Lalena” (Donovan cover) – 5:05
  4. “Fault Line” / “The Painter” – 5:39
  5. “Why Didn’t Rosemary?” – 5:04
  6. “Bird Has Flown” – 5:36
  7. “April” – 12:10

Deep Purple in Rock

Released 1970

Deep Purple in Rock significantly changed the band’s lineup, introducing Ian Gillan on vocals and Roger Glover on bass, joining Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. This album, which helped define the heavy metal genre, was produced by Deep Purple and recorded at IBC, De Lane Lea and Abbey Road Studios in London. This album was a commercial success and significantly raised the band’s profile.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Speed King” – 5:52
  2. “Bloodsucker” – 4:16
  3. “Child in Time” – 10:18
  4. “Flight of the Rat” – 7:53
  5. “Into the Fire” – 3:30
  6. “Living Wreck” – 4:31
  7. “Hard Lovin’ Man” – 7:11

Fireball

Released 1971

Fireball is the fifth studio album by Deep Purple, featuring the band’s classic Mark II lineup consisting of Ian Gillan on vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitars, Roger Glover on bass, Jon Lord on organ and keyboards, and Ian Paice on drums. This album marked a further evolution in the band’s sound, incorporating more complex structures and sounds. It was produced by Deep Purple and recorded at various locations including De Lane Lea Studios and Olympic Studios in London. Released under the Harvest label in the UK and Warner Bros. in the US, Fireball includes several tracks that became staples in the band’s repertoire.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Fireball” – 3:25
  2. “No No No” – 6:54
  3. “Demon’s Eye” – 5:21
  4. “Anyone’s Daughter” – 4:43
  5. “The Mule” – 5:21
  6. “Fools” – 8:19
  7. “No One Came” – 6:26

Machine Head

Released 1972

Machine Head is one of Deep Purple’s most famous albums, featuring the classic lineup of Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. The album was produced by Deep Purple and recorded at the Grand Hotel in Montreux, Switzerland, using the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Machine Head includes some of the band’s biggest hits and was a major commercial success globally.

CD Track Listings:

  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

Who Do We Think We Are

Released 1973

Who Do We Think We Are is the seventh studio album by Deep Purple, recorded with the Mark II lineup: Ian Gillan on vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitars, Roger Glover on bass, Jon Lord on keyboards, and Ian Paice on drums. This album was produced by Deep Purple and recorded at the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio in Rome, Italy, and Frankfurt, Germany. Released under the Purple Records label, this album features tracks that maintain the band’s strong hard rock presence.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Woman from Tokyo” – 5:48
  2. “Mary Long” – 4:23
  3. “Super Trouper” – 2:54
  4. “Smooth Dancer” – 4:08
  5. “Rat Bat Blue” – 5:23
  6. “Place in Line” – 6:29
  7. “Our Lady” – 5:12

Burn

Released 1974

Burn marks the introduction of the Mark III lineup with David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes on bass and vocals, joining Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. The album was recorded at Montreux Casino in Switzerland and produced by Deep Purple. Released under the Purple Records label, Burn brings a renewed energy and introduces elements of funk and blues into the band’s sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Burn” – 6:00
  2. “Might Just Take Your Life” – 4:36
  3. “Lay Down, Stay Down” – 4:15
  4. “Sail Away” – 5:48
  5. “You Fool No One” – 4:47
  6. “What’s Goin’ on Here” – 4:55
  7. “Mistreated” – 7:25
  8. “‘A’ 200” – 3:51

Stormbringer

Released 1974

Stormbringer is another album from the Mark III lineup, further exploring and incorporating funk and soul influences. This album was also recorded at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany, and produced by Deep Purple and Martin Birch. Released under the Purple Records label, Stormbringer showcases a stylistic shift while maintaining the band’s rock roots.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Stormbringer” – 4:03
  2. “Love Don’t Mean a Thing” – 4:23
  3. “Holy Man” – 4:28
  4. “Hold On” – 5:05
  5. “Lady Double Dealer” – 3:19
  6. “You Can’t Do It Right” – 3:23
  7. “High Ball Shooter” – 4:26
  8. “The Gypsy” – 4:13
  9. “Soldier of Fortune” – 3:14

Come Taste the Band

Released 1975

Come Taste the Band presents the Mark IV lineup, featuring Tommy Bolin replacing Ritchie Blackmore on guitars, alongside David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. This album was recorded at Musicland Studios in Munich, Germany, and produced by Deep Purple and Martin Birch. Released under the Purple Records label, it explores even more diverse musical influences including funk, jazz, and soul, alongside traditional hard rock elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Comin’ Home” – 3:52
  2. “Lady Luck” – 2:45
  3. “Gettin’ Tighter” – 3:36
  4. “Dealer” – 3:50
  5. “I Need Love” – 4:22
  6. “Drifter” – 4:01
  7. “Love Child” – 3:05
  8. “This Time Around / Owed to ‘G'” – 6:07
  9. “You Keep on Moving” – 5:18

Perfect Strangers

Released 1984

Perfect Strangers represents the successful reunion of Deep Purple’s classic Mark II lineup—Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice—after an 11-year hiatus. The album was recorded at Horizons, Stowe, Vermont, and produced by Deep Purple. It marked a strong commercial return for the band in the mid-1980s.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Knocking at Your Back Door” – 7:02
  2. “Under the Gun” – 4:39
  3. “Nobody’s Home” – 4:00
  4. “Mean Streak” – 4:21
  5. “Perfect Strangers” – 5:28
  6. “A Gypsy’s Kiss” – 5:12
  7. “Wasted Sunsets” – 3:55
  8. “Hungry Daze” – 4:44
  9. “Not Responsible” – 4:48

The House of Blue Light

Released 1987

The House of Blue Light features the reunited Mark II lineup of Ian Gillan on vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitars, Roger Glover on bass, Jon Lord on keyboards, and Ian Paice on drums. This album was recorded at The Playhouse, Stowe, Vermont and produced by Roger Glover and Deep Purple. Released under the Polydor and Mercury labels, this album sees the band returning to their hard rock roots with a touch of progressive elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Bad Attitude” – 4:43
  2. “The Unwritten Law” – 4:34
  3. “Call of the Wild” – 4:50
  4. “Mad Dog” – 4:29
  5. “Black & White” – 3:39
  6. “Hard Lovin’ Woman” – 3:24
  7. “The Spanish Archer” – 4:56
  8. “Strangeways” – 5:56
  9. “Mitzi Dupree” – 5:03
  10. “Dead or Alive” – 4:42

Slaves and Masters

Released 1990

Slaves and Masters showcases the Mark V lineup, with Joe Lynn Turner joining Deep Purple as the lead vocalist, alongside Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. This album was recorded at Greg Rike Productions, Orlando, Florida and produced by Roger Glover and Deep Purple. Released under the RCA label, it integrates elements of AOR and rock, distinctively mellowing the band’s earlier heavy sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “King of Dreams” – 5:26
  2. “The Cut Runs Deep” – 5:42
  3. “Fire in the Basement” – 4:43
  4. “Truth Hurts” – 5:14
  5. “Breakfast in Bed” – 5:17
  6. “Love Conquers All” – 3:47
  7. “Fortuneteller” – 5:49
  8. “Too Much Is Not Enough” – 4:17
  9. “Wicked Ways” – 6:33

The Battle Rages On…

Released 1993

The Battle Rages On… marks the return of the Mark II lineup with Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. It was recorded at various locations including Red Rooster Studios in Tutzing, Germany, and produced by Thom Panunzio and Roger Glover. Released under the RCA label, this album features a mix of hard rock and heavy metal that resonates with the band’s earlier work.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “The Battle Rages On” – 5:53
  2. “Lick It Up” – 3:56
  3. “Anya” – 6:31
  4. “Talk About Love” – 4:07
  5. “Time to Kill” – 5:48
  6. “Ramshackle Man” – 5:34
  7. “A Twist in the Tale” – 4:16
  8. “Nasty Piece of Work” – 4:36
  9. “Solitaire” – 4:42
  10. “One Man’s Meat” – 4:39

Purpendicular

Released 1996

Purpendicular introduces the Mark VII lineup with Steve Morse replacing Ritchie Blackmore on guitars, joining Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. This album was recorded at Greg Rike Studios, Orlando, Florida and produced by Deep Purple. Released under the CMC label, it showcases a rejuvenated sound that mixes classic rock with progressive and experimental music elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic” – 4:16
  2. “Loosen My Strings” – 5:57
  3. “Soon Forgotten” – 4:47
  4. “Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming” – 7:29
  5. “Cascades: I’m Not Your Lover” – 4:43
  6. “The Aviator” – 5:20
  7. “Rosa’s Cantina” – 5:10
  8. “A Castle Full of Rascals” – 5:11
  9. “A Touch Away” – 4:36
  10. “Hey Cisco” – 5:53
  11. “Somebody Stole My Guitar” – 4:09
  12. “The Purpendicular Waltz” – 4:45

Abandon

Released 1998

Abandon continues with the Mark VII lineup and was recorded at Greg Rike Studios, Orlando, Florida, and produced by Roger Glover and Deep Purple. Released under the CMC label, this album carries forward the progressive rock elements introduced in Purpendicular, featuring a blend of hard rock and blues.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Any Fule Kno That” – 4:29
  2. “Almost Human” – 4:26
  3. “Don’t Make Me Happy” – 4:56
  4. “Seventh Heaven” – 5:25
  5. “Watching the Sky” – 5:05
  6. “Fingers to the Bone” – 4:47
  7. “Jack Ruby” – 3:48
  8. “She Was” – 4:19
  9. “Whatsername” – 4:26
  10. “’69” – 4:59
  11. “Evil Louie” – 4:56
  12. “Bludsucker” – 4:27

Bananas

Released 2003

Bananas, featuring the same lineup as Abandon, with the exception of Don Airey replacing Jon Lord on this album. It was recorded at Platinum Studios in Melbourne, Australia, and produced by Michael Bradford. Released under the Sanctuary label, this album diverges slightly from previous works, incorporating a more relaxed rock vibe with elements of funk and jazz.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “House of Pain” – 3:34
  2. “Sun Goes Down” – 4:10
  3. “Haunted” – 4:22
  4. “Razzle Dazzle” – 3:28
  5. “Silver Tongue” – 4:03
  6. “Walk On” – 7:04
  7. “Picture of Innocence” – 5:11
  8. “I Got Your Number” – 6:01
  9. “Never a Word” – 3:46
  10. “Bananas” – 4:51
  11. “Doing It Tonight” – 3:28
  12. “Contact Lost” – 1:27

Rapture of the Deep

Released 2005

Rapture of the Deep continues with the Mark VIII lineup, featuring Ian Gillan on vocals, Steve Morse on guitars, Roger Glover on bass, Don Airey on keyboards (replacing Jon Lord), and Ian Paice on drums. The album was recorded at Chunky Style Studios in Los Angeles and was produced by Michael Bradford. Released under the Edel label, it showcases the band’s deep exploration into progressive and psychedelic rock.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Money Talks” – 5:31
  2. “Girls Like That” – 4:02
  3. “Wrong Man” – 4:53
  4. “Rapture of the Deep” – 5:55
  5. “Clearly Quite Absurd” – 5:25
  6. “Don’t Let Go” – 4:33
  7. “Back to Back” – 4:04
  8. “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” – 4:19
  9. “MTV” – 4:56
  10. “Junkyard Blues” – 5:33
  11. “Before Time Began” – 6:30

Now What?!

Released 2013

Now What?! was recorded with the Mark VIII lineup and produced by Bob Ezrin. The album was recorded at Anarchy Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, and released under the Edel and earMUSIC labels. This album blends elements of classic hard rock with symphonic undertones, reflecting a mature yet fresh sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “A Simple Song” – 4:39
  2. “Weirdistan” – 4:14
  3. “Out of Hand” – 6:10
  4. “Hell to Pay” – 5:11
  5. “Body Line” – 4:26
  6. “Above and Beyond” – 5:30
  7. “Blood from a Stone” – 5:18
  8. “Uncommon Man” – 7:00
  9. “Après Vous” – 5:26
  10. “All the Time in the World” – 4:21
  11. “Vincent Price” – 4:46

Infinite

Released 2017

Infinite features the same Mark VIII lineup and was again produced by Bob Ezrin. Recorded at The Tracking Room in Nashville, Tennessee, and released under the earMUSIC label, this album includes elements of classic Deep Purple while experimenting with modern sounds and themes.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Time for Bedlam” – 4:35
  2. “Hip Boots” – 3:23
  3. “All I Got Is You” – 4:42
  4. “One Night in Vegas” – 3:23
  5. “Get Me Outta Here” – 3:58
  6. “The Surprising” – 5:57
  7. “Johnny’s Band” – 3:51
  8. “On Top of the World” – 4:01
  9. “Birds of Prey” – 5:47
  10. “Roadhouse Blues” – 6:01

Whoosh!

Released 2020

Whoosh! continues with the Mark VIII lineup and production by Bob Ezrin. It was recorded at the MixBerlin in Germany and released under the earMUSIC label. The album presents a playful yet profound exploration of social and environmental themes with the classic Deep Purple sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Throw My Bones” – 3:39
  2. “Drop the Weapon” – 4:23
  3. “We’re All the Same in the Dark” – 3:44
  4. “Nothing at All” – 4:42
  5. “No Need to Shout” – 3:30
  6. “Step by Step” – 3:34
  7. “What the What” – 3:32
  8. “The Long Way Round” – 5:39
  9. “The Power of the Moon” – 4:08
  10. “Remission Possible” – 1:38
  11. “Man Alive” – 5:35
  12. “And the Address” – 3:35
  13. “Dancing in My Sleep” – 3:51

Turning to Crime

Released 2021

Turning to Crime features the Mark VIII lineup with a unique twist; it is Deep Purple’s first album consisting entirely of cover songs. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it was recorded at several locations and released under the earMUSIC label, showcasing the band’s interpretation of classic tracks from various artists.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “7 and 7 Is” (Love cover) – 3:10
  2. “Rockin’ Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu” (Huey “Piano” Smith cover) – 2:11
  3. “Oh Well” (Fleetwood Mac cover) – 4:31
  4. “Jenny Take a Ride!” (Mitch Ryder and The Detroit Wheels cover) – 4:42
  5. “Watching the River Flow” (Bob Dylan cover) – 3:08
  6. “Let the Good Times Roll” (Ray Charles cover) – 3:17
  7. “Dixie Chicken” (Little Feat cover) – 3:53
  8. “Shapes of Things” (The Yardbirds cover) – 3:16
  9. “The Battle of New Orleans” (Johnny Horton cover) – 3:16
  10. “Lucifer” (Bob Seger System cover) – 3:48
  11. “White Room” (Cream cover) – 4:51
  12. “Caught in the Act” (Medley of several cover songs) – 7:33

=1

Released 2024

=1 continues the legacy of the Mark VIII lineup, focusing on blending classic rock vibes with contemporary elements. Produced by Bob Ezrin and released under the earMUSIC label, the album features a combination of powerful hard rock tunes and introspective melodies. This album presents the brand new guitarist Simon McBride

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Show Me”
  2. “A Bit On The Side”
  3. “Sharp Shooter”
  4. “Portable Door”
  5. “Old-Fangled Thing”
  6. “If I Were You”
  7. “Pictures Of You”
  8. “I’m Saying Nothin’”
  9. “Lazy Sod”
  10. “Now You’re Talkin’”
  11. “No Money To Burn”
  12. “I’ll Catch You”
  13. “Bleeding Obvious”

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