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The Anthology
Compilation album by Deep Purple
Released 1985 (Vinyl version)
1991 (CD version)
Recorded 1968 - 1975
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Length 151:36
Label Harvest Records (1985)
EMI (1991)
Professional reviews
Deep Purple chronology
Deepest Purple: The Very Best of Deep Purple
(1980)
The Anthology
(1985)
(1991)
Knocking at Your Back Door: The Best of Deep Purple in the 80's
(1992)


The Anthology is a Deep Purple compilation album of material by Mks I (1968-1969), II (1970-73), III (1974-75) and IV (1975). It's a double vinyl album with a few previously unreleased (at the time) tracks and mixes. This has never been available on CD. A new version for CD was released in 1991 with only previously released material.

Contents

Track listing

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1985 Vinyl version

      • Mk I:
  1. Hush (Joe South) 4.24
  2. Emmaretta (Lord/Blackmore/Evans) 4.28
  3. Hallelujah (Greenaway/Cook) 3.42
  4. Shadows (Blackmore/Lord/Evans/Simper/Paice) 3.29
    • Previously unreleased track from the Shades sessions in 1968.
  5. Love Help Me (Blackmore/Evans) 3.23
    • Previously unreleased instrumental version.
  6. Wring That Neck (Hard Road) (Lord/Blackmore/Simper/Paice) 4.12
    • Mk II:
  7. Speed King (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.53
  8. Black Night (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.27
  9. Grabsplatter (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.34
    • Instrumental jam from a BBC session in 1970.
  10. Child in Time (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 9.16
  11. Strange Kind of Woman (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.50
  12. Freedom (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.31
    • Previously unreleased track from the Fireball sessions in 1971.
  13. Fireball (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.24
  14. Highway Star (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.07
  15. Never Before (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.00
    • A different (quadrophonic) mix, than the ordinary album version.
  16. When a Blind Man Cries (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 2.30
  17. Smoke on the Water (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.38
    • A different (quadrophonic) mix, than the ordinary album version.
  18. Woman from Tokyo (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.49
    • Mk III:
  19. Might Just Take Your Life (Blackmore/Lord/Paice/Coverdale) 4.39
  20. Coronarias Redig (Blackmore/Lord/Paice) 4.51
  21. Soldier of Fortune (Blackmore/Coverdale) 3.15
    • Mk IV:
  22. You Keep on Moving (Coverdale/Hughes) 4.17

1991 CD version

      • Mk I:
  1. Hush (Joe South) 4.25
  2. Mandrake Root (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) 6.08
  3. Shield (Lord/Blackmore/Evans) 6.03
  4. Wring That Neck (Hard Road) (Blackmore/Lord/Simper/Paice) 5.13
  5. The Bird Has Flown (Evans/Backmore/Lord) 5.36
    • Mk II:
  6. Bloodsucker (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.08
  7. Speed King (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.53
  8. Black Night (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.27
  9. Child in Time (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 10.16
  10. Fireball (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.23
  11. Strange Kind of Woman (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 8.35
  12. No One Came (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.25
  13. Highway Star (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.06
  14. Smoke on the Water (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.01
  15. Pictures of Home (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.03
  16. Woman from Tokyo (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.50
  17. Smooth Dancer (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.09
    • Mk III:
  18. Sail Away (Blackmore/Lord/Paice/Coverdale) 5.48
  19. Lay Down Stay Down (Blackmore/Lord/Paice/Coverdale) 4.15
  20. Burn (Blackmore/Lord/Paice/Coverdale) 6.50
  21. Stormbringer (Blackmore/Coverdale) 4.05
  22. Hold On (Coverdale/Hughes/Lord/Paice) 5.05
  23. Gypsy (Blackmore/Lord/Paice/Coverdale/Hughes) 4.13
  24. Mistreated (Blackmore/Coverdale) 11.40
  25. Gettin' Tighter (Bolin/Hughes) 3.36
  26. Love Child (Bolin/Coverdale) 3.05
  27. You Keep on Movin' (Coverdale/Hughes) 5.18

Credits

Deep Purple

Mk I


Mk II


Mk III


Mk IV


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