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"I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!" The famous Wizard of Oz introduction sets the
mood for the thrills, imagination, and aural adventurous that is Rainbow's classic double live album On Stage. Recorded in late
1976, approximately one year before front man Ronnie James Dio's departure from the band, the set stands as one of the decade's
pivotal concert records. On par with Kiss' Alive, UFO's Strangers in the Night, and Deep Purple's Made In Japan, the effort teems
with blistering performances and unfettered energy.
Freed from the confines of the studio, Dio and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore instill passionate bravado and swagger to every
song they attack. At the peak of his powers, Dio sings with leather-lunged gusto and theatrical purpose, hitting seemingly
impossible highs and reaching down to bring dark overtones to the lows. His melancholic showing on a cover of Deep Purple's
"Mistreated" blows away the original. As a perfect foil, Blackmore takes the opportunity to stretch out solos and indulge in bluesy
improvisations, turning "Man on the Silver Mountain" into a multi-part medley and the slowly building, fantasy-themed "Catch
the Rainbow" into an epic workout.
Rainbow's rhythm section is equally inspired. Drummer Cozy Powell jump-starts high-voltage passages with urgent beats and
timely playing. In sync with the irreplaceable contributions of organist/keyboardist Tony Carey, bassist Jimmy Bain supplies a taut
foundation. On Stage is in effect a document of a vital hard-rock band pushing itself to the maximum and succeeding in taking its
audiences on an unforgettable journey. Blackmore's inventive passages and colorful tones are alone worth the price of admission.
Martin Birch's steady, lively production puts it over the top. Unlike many heavily edited albums from the era, Powell is heard front
and center, the drums given as much space and presence as Blackmore's humming guitar, Dio's inimitable singing, and Carey's
howling organ. You're given an invitation to stand onstage with the quintet.
Pressed on green-colored vinyl at RTI, America's best pressing plant, and presented in a faithful reproduction of the original
gatefold sleeve, Wax Cathedral's deluxe reissue of this live scorcher renders the music in the highest fidelity it's ever enjoyed.
Always meant to be heard since its original release in 1977, On Stage is restored to all its glory.1. Intro: Over the Rainbow
2. Kill the King
3. Catch the Rainbow
5. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
6. Still I'm Sad$28.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DigTaking up from where iconic bands like Deep Purple and Bad Company have left off, Heaven & Earth is on a mission to resurrect the sanctity of classic rock in its purest, most accessible form on their third studio album titled Dig. Dig was produced by Dave Jenkins-who's turned the knobs for everyone from Metallica to Tower of Power-and features special guests Howard Leese (Heart, Paul Rodgers), Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi) and David Paich (Toto).
Heaven & Earth-guitarist Stuart Smith, singer Joe Retta, bassist Chuck Wright, drummer Richie Onori and keyboardist Arlan Schierbaum-fuse elements of hard rock, blues and bits of classical with bravado and a razor-sharp focus.
As the band's founder and visionary, Smith says about Dig, "I feel that with the crafting of the songs on this album, the incredible band we've put together, especially with powerhouse vocalist Joe Retta and the unwavering support of Quarto Valley Records' President, Bruce Quarto, we really have a shot at getting Heaven & Earth the attention it deserves. This album is by far, the best thing I have ever done in my life!"
The British-born guitarist spent the 70's bending strings with numerous groups before he distinguished himself by making the acquaintance of Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore, who mentored the up-and-coming musician. "I'm probably one of the few people in the world who grew up with a poster of someone on their wall, ended up meeting them, becoming friends with them, and getting mentored by them," Smith notes. At the urging of Blackmore, Smith migrated to Los Angeles where the seeds for Heaven & Earth were planted. The band released two critically acclaimed albums-Heaven & Earth Featuring Stuart Smith (1994) and Windows to the World (2000)-which helped advance Smith's musical vision. Now, with Dig complete, the guitarist says Heaven & Earth is a true band, an energized collective of like-minded musicians who are excited at bringing its unique, celestial brand of rock to audiences all over the world in 2013. "All the pieces are in place," he explains with graceful candor. "We're ready to make this our year."
All the backing tracks on Dig were recorded at Ocean Studios in Burbank, California, and all the overdubs were done at the band's own Wine Cellar Studios in Woodland Hills, California. To further refine the record's sonic reach, Jenkins used a Closed Loop Analog Signal Processor (CLASP), a device that integrates real analog tape recording into digital tools like Pro Tools to create a warm and vintage sound. Both Van Halen and Aerosmith enlisted a CLASP on their most recent albums.1. Victorious
2. No Money, No Love
3. I Don't Know What Love Is
4. Man & Machine
5. House of Blues
6. Back in Anger
7. Waiting for the End of The World
8. Sexual Insanity
9. Rock & Roll Does
10. A Day Like Today
11. Good Times
12. Live as One$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Limited Edition Colored Vinyl Pressing
Gatefold Double LPSet Featuring A Stitched-In 20-Page Booklet
A superb unreleased live concert performance from 1981 by hard rock legends, Rainbow featuring guitar god Ritchie Blackmore!
Incredible audio quality captures the vibrant energy and emotion pouring through the band as they offer up scorching versions of "Man On The Silver Mountain," "Long Live Rock N' Roll" and the epic "Smoke On The Water!"1. Spotlight Kid
2. Love's No Friend
3. I Surrender
4. Man On The Silver Mountain
5. Catch The Rainbow
6. Can't Happen Here
7. Lost In Hollywood
8. Difficult To Cure
9. Long Live Rock N' Roll
10. Smoke On The Water$34.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Fat.Mo.MacFAT.MO.MAC is hitting the scene with a bluesy grind straight out of one of the most influential eras in music history. With influences like Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore, and Jeff Beck pressed firmly between the pick and slide of the strings, FAT.MO.MAC's debut album is anything but freshman work. Lead guitarist Lars Johansson (from Candlemass) called on magic from fellow musicians Mats Leve´n, Klas Gunnerfeldt, Tobbe Moen and Stefan Gunnarsson to help him bring his dream to fruition.1. Walk Alone
2. So Bad It Feels
3. Broken Down
5. Always Like That
6. Cold Woman
7. Memories Is All There Is
9. Get Home$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Difficult To CureDifficult to Cure is the fifth studio album by the British hard rock band, Rainbow. The album marked the further commercialization of the band's sound, with Ritchie Blackmore once describing at the time his like of the rock band, Foreigner.1. I Surrender
2. Spotlight Kid
3. No Release
5. Vielleicht Das Nachster Mal
6. Can't Happen Here
7. Freedom Fighter
8. Midtown Tunnel Vision
9. Difficult To Cure$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BurnFor 1973s Burn, Deep Purple founders Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice and Jon Lord recruited the amazing vocal talents of rising new comer David Coverdale (Whitesnake and Coverdale/Page) and power bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Trapeze/Black Sabbath/Hughes Turner Project/Black Country Communion) for what turned out to be one of their best known and respected albums in their huge catalog.
Commonly referred to Purple fans as the Mark III line up, this dream team to this day is often considered one of the finest hard rock outfits of all time. The term arena act began with bands like Deep Purple in the '60s and '70s, and these masters of the game have carried the torch ever since!
Filled with heavy metal anthems like the title track Burn, Might Just Take Your Life, Mistreated and the hard rockin You Fool No One, Deep Purples Burn is still revered as one of the finest hard rock/metal albums of our time, as it truly shines in this audiophile vinyl domain.
Impeccably mastered from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Deep Purple enthusiast/reissue producer Joe Reagoso, this limited edition masterpiece continues the extensive Deep Purple 180 Gram Audiophile Series here at Friday Music.
Friday Music has also included the original candle cover artwork as you remember it from the first pressings issued over three decades ago, housed in a nice poly bag, as well as a poly lined record sleeve for the vinyl.1. Burn
2. Might Just Take Your Life
3. Lay Down, Stay Down
4. Sail Away
5. You Fool No One
6. What's Going on Here
8. A 200$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
All Our Yesterdays"All Our Yesterdays" is Blackmore's Night's 9th studio album. Despite Ritchie Blackmore's past as a guitar player in Deep Purple and Rainbow, he is now in another stage of his musical life, concentrating on modern Folk,
Renaissance and Progressive Rock music. Besides Ritchie's talents, the other selling point for Blackmore's Night is
vocalist Candice Night, the beautiful wife of Ritchie Blackmore who could be described as a younger, and folkier,
version of Stevie Nicks1. All Our Yesterdays
2. Allan Yn n Fan
3. Darker Shade of Black
4. Long Long Time
5. Moonlight Shadow
6. I Got You Babe
7. The Other Side
8. Queen's Lament
9. Where Are We Going from Here
10. Will O' the Wisp
11. Earth Wind and Sky
12. Coming Home$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
Group's 1975 Debut Includes Signature Man on a Silver Mountain and Heralds Beginning of Powerful Combination of Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio
Wax Cathedral Reissue Comes Replete With Faithful Replication of Original Gatefold Sleeve; Pressed at RTI, America's Best Record Plant
In 1974, Ritchie Blackmore's bandmates in Deep Purple refused his request to cut a cover of Quatermass' Black Sheep of the Family. Demonstrating impressive commitment to the song, Blackmore set out to record it with the help of then-emerging vocalist Ronnie James Dio and members of his band Elf. To have enough material to release this as a single, Blackmore and Dio collaborated on Sixteenth Century Greensleeves. Pleased with the results, the two fleshed out a full album and Blackmore formally parted ways with Deep Purple. Blackmore and Dio named their new band after the location where they initially discussed their collaboration: the legendary Rainbow Bar and Grill on West Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Rainbow was born.
Drawing on medieval classical progressions for inspiration, Blackmore paired textured playing paired with Dio's fantastical lyrical imagery and inimitable vocals. The combination set Rainbow apart from its hard rock contemporaries. Featuring what would prove to be Rainbow's signature tune, Man on the Silver Mountain, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow is a dynamic voyage. Blackmore's somber, melodic playing weaves a mystical tapestry over which Dio's tales of drawbridges, crossbows, and kings settle like a knight on his steed. This influential classic concludes with a flourish, as a cover of the Yardbirds' Gregorian chant-influenced instrumental Still I'm Sad proves a perfect pulpit for Blackmore's rhapsody-like soloing.
Complete with a faithful replication of the original gatefold sleeve and featuring dead-quiet surfaces, this Wax Cathedral reissue is pressed at RTI, America's best record plant. Even better, it's on colored vinyl.1. Man on the Silver Mountain
2. Self Portrait
3. Black Sheep of the Family
4. Catch the Rainbow
5. Snake Charmer
6. The Temple of the King
7. If You Don't Like Rock 'n' Roll
8. Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
9. Still I'm Sad$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Denver 1979Gatefold Holographic Foil Jacket On Colored Vinyl - Limited 1000 Copies Each
A deluxe vinyl pressing of this never before released live album from guitar god Ritchie Blackmore performing with Rainbow on their legendary Down To Earth tour!LP1
1. Eyes of the World
2. Love's No Friend
3. Since You Been Gone
4. All Night Long
1. Lost In Hollywood
2. Man on the Silver Mountain
3. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll$34.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Battle Rages OnOriginal Deep Purple riff-smith Ritchie Blackmore and vocal scorcher Ian Gillan are finally reunited on this, their 1992 full-length The Battle Rages On Also present are organ-grinder Jon Lord and fellow musicians Roger Glover and Ian Paice, the same line up for the Slaves and Masters [MOVLP505] recording. The Battle Rages On presents the listener with another Deep Purple classic album, at long last available on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl!Side 1
1 The Battle Rages On
2 Lick It Up
4 Talk About Love
5 Time To Kill
1 Ramshackle Man
2 A Twist In The Tale
3 Nasty Piece Of Work
5 One Man's Meat$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Dark And The Light (Picture Disc)
180g Vinyl With Printed Inner Sleeve, Booklet And Poster
Now On Numbered Limited Picture Disc LP!
Second Studio Album By The British Band Doogie White & La Paz
Includes 12 Brand New Tracks & Poster
Sophomore album by the British band now available on numbered limited edition picture disc LP! 180g vinyl with printed inner sleeve, booklet and poster! Scottish vocalist Doogie White came to the attention of the worldwide audience when Ritchie Blackmore asked him to be the lead singer in his reformed Rainbow. He also worked with Yngwie Malmsteen, Cornerstone and currently with Tank.1. Little Black Book of Songs
2. Don't Drink with the Devil
3. Old Habits Die Hard
5. The Good Old Days
6. De la Luz
7. Devil in Disguise
8. Lonely Are the Brave
9. Shadow of Romance
10. Sweet Little Mistreated
11. Men of War
12. The Fallen$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Bent Out Of ShapeBent Out Of Shape was the seventh and last studio album released by Rainbow before Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover took part in the Deep Purple reformation. This album is generally referred to in reviews as a commercial effort by the band, attempting to repeat the success of the song Stone Cold and the album Straight Between the Eyes. As a result, some of the songs, like the first single released from this album, Street of Dreams, are usually considered to be more in the album-oriented rock style, instead of the hard rock sound of earlier Rainbow albums.1. Stranded
2. Cant Let You Go
3. Fool For The Night
4. Fire Dance
5. Anybody There
6. Desperate Heart
7. Street Of Dreams
8. Drinking With The Devil
10. Make Your Move$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Trying To Burn The SunFirst Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 'Burning Sun' Coloured Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Founded By Front Man Ronnie James Dio
Elf was an American rock band founded by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein (Dio's cousin). The band was originally called The Electric Elves, but was shortened to The Elves and finally Elf in 1972. Elf disbanded in 1975 after recording three albums and after most of the lineup had been absorbed into Ritchie Blackmore's new group, Rainbow.
Ronnie James Dio went on to a successful career in heavy metal, fronting Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and his own band, Dio. David Feinstein also found a career in metal, leading the band The Rods for a number of years. Original keyboardist Doug Thaler went on to a career in music management.
Recorded while the band was evolving slowly into the Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Trying to Burn the Sun is the third and final release from Elf, the band that finally earned Ronnie James Dio the attention he had been seeking since the late 50s. After writing and recording a few singles for Blackmore, Dio and Elf were solidly moving in a heavier musical direction.
Trying to Burn the Sun is a great listen for all fans of 70s rock, not only Dio and Rainbow fans.1. Black Swampy Water
2. Prentice Wood
3. When She Smiles
4. Good Time Music
5. Liberty Road
6. Shotgun Boogie
8. Streetwalker$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Who Do We Think We Are?1973Æs Who Do We Think We Are was another platinum plus venture for Deep Purple. While always being on top of their game, with multi-smash albums and
huge arena concert tours, this was the last album to feature the legendary line-up of Ian Gillian, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Ian Paice and Jon Lord.
Friday Music kicks things off on their Deep Purple 180g audiophile series with Who Do We Think We Are which has been mastered from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, CA.1. Woman From Tokyo
2. Mary Long
3. Super Trouper
4. Smooth Dancer
5. Rat Bat Blue
6. Place In Line
7. Our Lady$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
StormbringerMastered impeccably from the original Warner Music tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood!
Friday Music is very honored to welcome back the much heralded Deep Purple classic Stormbringer for the first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl in North America. Featuring the stellar Mark III Burn line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, & Ian Paice, the platinum plus Stormbringer featured such classics as Lady Double Dealer, The Gypsy, Soldier Of Fortune, Holy Man and the hugely successful title track Stormbringer. Limited Ed.1. Stormbringer
2. Love Don't Mean A Thing
3. Holy Man
4. Hold On
5. Lady Double Dealer
6. You Can't Do It Right (With The One You Love)
7. High Ball Shooter
8. The Gypsy
9. Soldier Of Fortune$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Slaves And Masters'Slaves and Masters' is the thirteenth studio album by Deep Purple, and was released in 1990. Deep Purple went through more than their share of personnel changes over the years.
In 1990, their lineup consisted of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (who had returned to the Purple fold in 1984 after leaving the band to form Rainbow following the release of Stormbringer in November 1974), singer Joe Lynn Turner(who was once the lead singer of Rainbow), keyboardist/organist Jon Lord, drummer Ian Paice, and bassist Roger Glover. Longtime Purple followers where more than happy with the return of Blackmore. King Of Dreams, The Cut Runs Deep, and Fire In The Basement are all classic Deep Purple tracks. Blackmore's guitar solos and Lord's keyboard runs harp back to the Deep Purple of old.
The album sounds like a cross between a Rainbow and a Deep Purple album. Now available again on Heavy 180 gram vinyl with an insert.1. King Of Dreams
2. The Cut Runs Deep
3. Fire In The Basement
5. Truth Hurts
6. Love Conquers All
7. Breakfast In Bed
8. Too Much Is Not Enough
9. Wicked Ways$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Made in EuropeThe 1970s were truly a successful era for hard rock legends Deep Purple. This Mark III band superstar act now featured the much revered line up of the original guitar hero Ritchie Blackmore, keyboard great Jon Lord, power drummer Ian Paice, and new cohorts the superlative Glenn Hughes on bass and superstar vocalist David Coverdale.
In support of their then huge current albums Burn and STORMBRINGER, Deep Purple took to the road for many sell out shows of the next several years and recorded what would become the final album of their long platinum plus run with Warner Bros. Records, the amazing MADE IN EUROPE.
Filled with blazing guitar licks from Ritchie Blackmore, searing vocals from David Coverdale and an arena powered rhythm section courtesy of Deep Purple, the band opens the LP with the hugely popular Burn. The fire continues to excel with their legendary blues cruncher Mistreated, featuring some highly touted guitar licks by Ritchie Blackmore as well.
Never fear more hard rock is here as side two blows your speakers apart with the extended power rocker You Fool No One from 1973s Burn. Jon Lord gets a special showcase in the beginning intro of the tune, as the band jumps in on the familiar chord progression, making this a major highlight listen of this wonderful live album. The apocalyptic warning of Stormbringer closes out the album and is possibly one of the most rockin versions ever of this time honored classic.
Friday Music is very honored to offer another fine Deep Purple classic recording with the exclusive 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Made In Europe. Impeccably mastered by Deep Purple connoisseur Joe Reagoso from the original Warner Bros. tapes at Capitol Records in Hollywood, this amazing limited edition live document shows the legendary Mark III band at the their finest playing their most notable tunes from their much acclaimed works.
This masterpiece comes with the original album cover graphics designed by Phil Duffy as well as photos by Fin Costello, plus a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl and a poly bag to keep your LP cover in great condition for years to come!
Deep Purple...Made In Europe... A sonic hard rock audiophile dream is now reality... courtesy of Friday Music!1. Burn
3. Lady Double Dealer
4. You Fool No One
5. Stormbringer$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Surfing With The AlienJoe Satriani is one of the world's best and most well-known guitarists. Early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor, and among his students were now famous guitarists Steve Vai, Larry LaLonde, Kirk Hammett, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter and Alex Skolnick. He himself is influenced by blues-rock guitar icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore and Jeff Beck. Satriani worked with a range of musicians from several musical genres, including Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May, Patrick Rondat, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Legg, and Robert Fripp. He is currently the lead guitarist for the supergroup Chickenfoot.
'Surfing with the Alien' is Satriani's second album, released in 1987 and meant his breakthrough to a larger audience. It was the first instrumental rock record to enter the charts in a very long time. Although the album contains fast and complex songs as well as slower, melodic songs Satriani's unique style is always easily recognizable.1. Surfing With the Alien
2. Ice 9
3. Crushing Day
4. Always With Me, Always With You
5. Satch Boogie
6. Hill of the Skull
8. Lords of Karma
10. Echo$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Made In JapanAs their extensive Deep Purple 180 Gram Audiophile Series continues, Friday Music announces the amazing limited edition release of their mega-platinum live album Made In Japan. Featuring the original Mark II line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Jon Lord and Roger Glover, this deluxe two album set rocketed to the top of the charts and continues to be one of the most important rock albums of all time! Featuring extensive live workouts of Smoke OnThe Water, Strange Kind Of Woman and Space Truckin, this historic document truly represents the band in their absolute prime.
For this special occasion, Friday Music's Joe Reagoso (Deep Purple/Jeff Beck/Yes) has mastered the masterpiece from the original Warner Bros. tapes, and includes the original art elements of the original gatefold cover. The album also comes packaged with a poly cover as well as two-poly lined sleeves for each album.1. Highway Star
2. Child In Time
3. Smoke On The Water
4. The Mule
5. Strange Kind Of Woman
7. Space Truckin'$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
FireballFriday Music continues its extensive Deep Purple 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series with their 1971 blockbuster Fireball. The classic Mark II line up featuring Ian Gilan, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Roger Glover and Jon Lord were on board for this platinum album, which netted the band one of their biggest hits with Strange Kind Of Woman. Soon after its release, Deep Purple was headlining concert halls across the globe and to this day have maintained their status as the innovators and forefathers of classic hard rock and heavy metal.
The songs range from the explosive title track Fireball, to the smasher Fools and some incredible country picking from Blackmore on fan favorite Anyone's Daughter. For this special occasion, Friday Music has included the original gatefold cover graphics, as well as the superior sound you have come to expect from the label. Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (Stormbringer, Who Do We Think We Are, Come Taste The Band) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering in Hollywood from the original Warner Bros. tapes.1. Fireball
2. No No No
3. Strange Kind Of Woman
4. AnyoneÆs Daughter
5. The Mule
7. No One Came$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Battle Rages On
The Deep Purple/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
The Legendary Mark Ii Final Reunion With Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord & Ian Paice
Mastered By Joe Reagoso From The Rca Records Tapes And Manufactured By R.T.I.
1993 was truly a successful year for hard rock legends Deep Purple. After recording a series
of well-received catalog of historic rock masterpieces, they returned to the studio for the very
last time with the Mark II band line-up and recorded the epoch hard rock champion The Battle
Featuring the much revered line-up of the original guitar hero Ritchie Blackmore, keyboard
late great Jon Lord, power drummer Ian Paice, the superlative Roger Glover on bass and superstar vocalist Ian Gillan, The Battle Rages On was a worldwide hit release. Deep Purple and their
masterwork The Battle Rages On truly showed their fans that the most successful line-up ever
of this legendary band were not about to begin a new decade without presenting a monumental
album and tour for the world to enjoy.
As with our continuing expansion into the Deep Purple catalog, Friday Music is very proud to
announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the The Battle Rages On. This mega
hard rock classic comes with all of the great tunes you remember like Anya, Time to Kill, Nasty
Piece of Work, Ramshackle Man, and the top 20 title track The Battle Rages On.
Like our other classic Deep Purple releases, this masterwork has been mastered by Joe
Reagoso (Deep Purple/Yes/Alice Cooper) from the RCA Records tapes and manufactured by R.T.I.
As another fine feature of this limited edition release, we have also included a first time
gatefold LP cover featuring the dramatic dragon artwork graphic by James Grashow, as well as
lyrics to all the songs in the inside gatefold art.
Deep Purple The Battle Rages On Another hard rock classic from the Deep Purple 180
Gram Audiophile Series only at Friday Music ROCK ON!1. The Battle Rages On
2. Lick It Up
4. Talk About Love
5. Time to Kill
6. Ramshackle Man
7. A Twist in the Tale
8. Nasty Piece of Work
10. One Man's Meat$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Perfect StrangersFeaturing Dead-Quiet Surfaces
This Wax Cathedral LP is Pressed at RTI, America's Best Record Plant!
Long before reunions became big-money pursuits, the key members of Deep Purple put aside differences that caused them to split in 1973 and, bowing to public demand, reformed for their first album in 11 years and a subsequent blockbuster tour. While the record's title cleverly acknowledges the long time the musicians had spent apart, everything about the LP confirms the inimitable blend of creative chemistry, crafty songwriting, and trademark skills shared by these five players.
All the hallmark traits from Deep Purple's golden era (1970-1973) are on display throughout this platinum comeback affair, which has aged much better than most mid-80s efforts in terms of sound, performance, and content. At times mystical,
aggressive, and dramatic, Perfect Strangers leaves a lasting impression courtesy of Ian Gillan's leather-lunged vocal range, Roger Glover's self-assured bass lines, Ian Paice's titanium-tough drumming, and the trade-off soloing between the wizardlike,
vibrato-emboldened guitar playing of Ritchie Blackmore and voodoo-casting organ spells of Jon Lord.
Compositions such as the hit single "Knocking at Your Back Door," hook-laden title track, and racing "A Gypsy's Kiss" could be deemed products of a supergroup, but calling them so shortchanges the artistry, as the posturing asides and attention-getting episodes common to such projects aren't here. Perfect Strangers is hard, heavy purity, the last album Deep Purple crafted of its kind-and one that stands right up to the ensemble's classic Fireball and Machine Head.1. Knocking At Your Back Door
2. Under The Gun
3. Nobody's Home
4. Mean Streak
5. Perfect Strangers
6. A Gypsy's Kiss
7. Wasted Sunsets
8. Hungry Daze$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Perfect Strangers - Live
Includes 2 LPs, 2 CDs + DVD
1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic Deep Purple Mark II line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice. It
was the first time they had been together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, "Perfect Strangers" and headed out on tour. This show
was recorded in Sydney, Australia and is the only full length concert film of the band at this time. It's a stunning concert with the band in incendiary form.
The setlist mixes then new tracks from the "Perfect Strangers" album with favorites from the early seventies culminating in the brilliant "Smoke On The
Water" finale. This is without doubt one of the finest Deep Purple concerts ever captured and a must have for their legions of fans, and includes a DVD
containing the only footage available from the "Perfect Strangers" tour featuring the reunion of the classic Mark II line-up plus a bonus tour documentary.
This title is not eligible for further discount.LP 1
1. Highway Star
2. Nobody's Home
3. Strange Kind Of Woman
4. A Gypsy's Kiss
5. Perfect Strangers
6. Under The Gun
7. Knocking At Your Back Door
8. Lazy (inc Ian Paice Drum Solo)
1. Child In Time
2. Difficult To Cure
3. Jon Lord Keyboard Solo
4. Space Truckin' (inc Ritchie Blackmore Guitar Solo)
5. Black Night
6. Speed King
7. Smoke On The Water$59.99Vinyl LP + CD + DVD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
In RockMastered by Joe Reagoso from the Original Warner Bros Tapes at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA
1970 was truly a successful turning point year for hard rock legends Deep Purple. The band changed directions and after recording a series of well received albums in the late '60s, they returned to the studio with a new Mark II band line-up and recorded the epoch game changer Deep Purple In Rock.
This superstar act now featured the much revered line up of the original guitar hero Ritchie Blackmore, keyboard great Jon Lord, power drummer Ian Paice, and new cohorts, the superlative Roger Glover on bass and soon to be superstar vocalist Ian Gillan. Deep Purple and their masterwork Deep Purple In Rock truly paved the way for a lot of the hard rock and metal bands of today with the music contained on this legendary release.
As with their continuing expansion into the Deep Purple catalog, Friday Music announces the first time 180g Audiophile Vinyl release of the original U.S. version of Deep Purple In Rock. This mega hard rock classic comes with all of the great tunes you remember like Speed King, Child In Time, Hard Lovin Man and Living Wreck.
Like their other fine Deep Purple releases, this classic has been mastered by Joe Reagoso (Deep Purple/Yes/Alice Cooper) from the original Warner Bros. tapes at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA.
As another fine feature of this limited edition release, Friday Music has also included the original gatefold LP artwork, not seen since its original Warner Bros. vinyl release in 1970.1. Speed King
3. Child In Time
4. Flight Of The Rat
5. Into The Fire
6. Living Wreck
7. Hard Lovin Man$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now