Deep Purple

Mark I & II

Mark I & Mark II


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    Mark I:

  1. Side One:
    1. Hush (Joe South) 4.22
      from Shades Of Deep Purple 1968
    2. Mandrake Root (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) 6.03
      from Shades Of Deep Purple 1968
    3. Why Didn't Rosemary? (Blackmore/Evans/Paice/Simper/Lord) 4.56
      from Deep Purple 1969
    4. Hey Joe (Billy Roberts arranged by Deep Purple) 7.21
      from Shades Of Deep Purple 1968

  2. Side Two:
    1. Wring That Neck instrumental (Blackmore/Lord/Simper/Paice) 5.09
      from The Book Of Taliesyn 1969
    2. Emmaretta (Blackmore/Lord/Evans) 2.58
      Single 1969
    3. Help (Lennon/McCartney) 5.54
      from Shades Of Deep Purple 1968
    4. Chasing Shadows (Lord/Paice) 5.31
      from Deep Purple 1969

    Mark II:

  3. Side Three:
    1. Black Night (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.24
      Single 1970, recorded during In Rock sessions
    2. Speed King (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.49
      from In Rock 1970
    3. Strange Kind Of Woman (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.00
      Single 1971 and track on US release of Fireball 1971
    4. Into The Fire (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.29
      from In Rock 1970
    5. When A Blind Man Cries (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.29
      b-side of Never Before single in 1972, recorded during the Machine Head sessions

  4. Side Four:
    1. Smoke On The Water (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.37
      from Machine Head 1972
    2. Woman From Tokyo (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 2.44
      Actually the full-length (5.47) album track from Who Do We Think We Are! 1973
    3. Highway Star (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.46
      Live version from Made In Japan 1972. Originally from Machine Head 1972

Track times taken from album cover.

This compilation album, a collection of single and album tracks from the Mark I and Mark II back-catalogue, was released in late 1973 in South Africa on the Purple Records label. Distributed by EMI Brigadiers on catalogue number: TPSPJ(W)5000.

It was also released in New Zealand, France, Germany and Sweden around the same time, but has yet to be released on CD [still true in March 2012]. If this album was ever re-issued on CD it could fit on a single disc (if the single edit of 'Woman From Tokyo' is used).

This was the first album release in the world of "When A Blind Man Cries" which was a very popular track in South Africa in the 70's and even received radio play. I first saw this album in 1974 and eventually bought it in 1978. This was the album that introduced me to the early days of Purple. When I moved away from vinyl to CD I foolishly accepted money to part with this album, however nobody wanted my SA pressing of Last Concert In Japan, so I still have that! I remember this album had a gate-fold sleeve with all the album covers on the inside showing the source of each track. Woman From Tokyo was listed as only being 2.44 long (the single edit), but the full-length album version (5.47) was actually featured on my LP.

In February 2002 I bought it again, thanks to Stephen Segerman and Mabu Vinyl in Cape Town. And I don't even have a turntable anymore!

Mark I & Mark II

Rear (!) cover of album.

Thanks to Jouni Maho for the cover scans of the New Zealand release.

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