Deep Purple – Deepest Purple

Thirty years after its first release this legendary compilation that got a lot of people into Deep Purple, myself included, is re-released remastered, and expanded.
When Deep Purple was out in 1980 there was no Deep Purple! Ritchie Blackmore had left the band and was entering the third era of Rainbow with Joe Lynn Trner, and Roger Glover already one year in the band. David Civerdal had gathered Jon Lord and Ian Paice in his own band, Whitesnake, while Ian Gillan was following a successful solo career. So, “Deepest Purple” that included songs from the most popular “Marks” of the band had a nostalgic feeling, while the rumors of the band reuniting were raging since 1976!
The remastered release of this compilation offers some extra tracks coming from Mk.I with Rod Evans on vocals, as well as Mk.4 with Tommy Bolin on guitar, so that the CD is full, but it’s biggest “plus” is the interview DVD with Jon Lordthat goes with it. Having the legendary keyboardist talking about the band’d career, sharing memories, and unveiling unknown Purple stories is the real reason for someone to buy this version of “Deepest Purple” with no second thoughts.
Just for emotional reasons buying this compilation is worth it, while for the new generations that might get in touch with Deep Purple the video footage will definitely help!