|Slaves and Masters|
|Studio album by Deep Purple|
|Genre||Heavy metal, hard rock|
|Deep Purple chronology|
Slaves and Masters is the thirteenth studio album by Deep Purple, it was released in 1990. This is the only album to feature singer Joe Lynn Turner, who had replaced Ian Gillan the previous year (and was once the lead singer of Ritchie Blackmore's post-Purple band Rainbow). However, Turner was still a member of the group when they began recording The Battle Rages On.
Although the album didn't attract big enough media attention and was practically lost in the USA, the following 1991 European tour was a very big success musically and financially. The Mk V lineup has been occasionally praised for impressive concerts with varied setlists.
In 2006 a remastered edition of the album was released in Japan as a vinyl replica CD.
In addition to the tracks on Slaves and Masters, there were two other Mk 5 songs released in 1990-91. One was "Slow Down Sister" (b-side of the "Love Conquers All" 12" and CD single), the other "Fire, Ice and Dynamite" (an S&M outtake adapted for the Fire, Ice and Dynamite action movie, in preference to a Harold Faltermeyer song which it was suggested they perform.) The track was released on the CD of the movie soundtrack. Jon Lord doesn't appear on it, the synthesizers being played by Roger Glover.
None of the songs from Slaves and Masters have been performed live since the 1991 World Tour, except for "King Of Dreams" which was performed by Joe Lynn Turner during the Japanese tour in 2000 and as an opening song of the 2002 Hughes Turner Project European and Japanese tours. The song was also played during Joe Lynn Turner's High Grand Tour in 2009. The version was very close to the original and received huge applause from the audience. It was recorded and released in 2002 on HTP's Live In Tokyo album.
|1990||United States||The Billboard 200||87|
|1990||"King Of Dreams"||United States||Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||6|
|1991||"Fire In The Basement"||United States||Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||20|