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The Battle Rages On...
Studio album by Deep Purple
Released July 1993
Recorded Bearsville Studios
Red Rooster Studios
Greg Rike Studios
Genre Heavy metal, hard rock
Length 49:25
Label BMG (UK)
Giant Records (US)
Producer Thom Panunzio
& Roger Glover
Professional reviews
Deep Purple chronology
Slaves & Masters
The Battle Rages On

The Battle Rages On... is the fourteenth studio album by Deep Purple, released in 1993. It is the last album recorded with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who quit during the tour in November 1993.

The band's classic Mk II line-up reunited for a second time (the first being 1984's Perfect Strangers). Departed vocalist Joe Lynn Turner once referred to this album as "The Cattle Grazes On", claiming that much stronger material existed for the album until he was fired from the band and Ian Gillan returned and reworked much of it.


Track listing

All songs written by Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore and Roger Glover except where indicated.

  1. "The Battle Rages On" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Jon Lord, Ian Paice) – 5:57
  2. "Lick It Up" – 4:00
  3. "Anya" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Lord) – 6:32
  4. "Talk About Love" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 4:08
  5. "Time to Kill" – 5:51
  6. "Ramshackle Man" – 5:34
  7. "A Twist in the Tale" – 4:17
  8. "Nasty Piece of Work" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Lord) – 4:37
  9. "Solitaire" – 4:42
  10. "One Man's Meat" – 4:39



Additional information

  • Basic tracks recorded at Bearsville Studios in New York City.
  • Engineered by Bill Kennedy; assisted by Mike Reiter. *Vocals and overdubs recorded at Red Rooster Studios (engineered by Hans Gemperle) in Tutzing, Germany, and Greg Rike Studios (engineered by Jason Corsaro; assisted by Wally Walton and Darren Schneider) in Orlando, Florida.
  • Mixed by Pat Regan with Roger Glover at Sound On Sound Recording (engineered by Pat Regan; assisted by John Siket, Devin Emke and Peter Beckeman) in New York, and at the Ambient Recording Company (engineered by Pat Regan; assisted by Mark Conese) in Connecticut. *Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York.



Year Nation Chart Position
1993 United States The Billboard 200 192[1]


Year Single Nation Chart Position
1993 "The Battle Rages On" United States Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks 22[2]


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