DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold Cover 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

Description: "Machine Head" is the sixth studio album released by English rock band "Deep Purple". It was recorded through December 1971 in Montreux, Switzerland, and released in March 1972.

 "Machine Head" is often cited as influential in the development of the heavy metal music genre. It is Deep Purple's most successful recording, topping the charts in several countries following its release. The album reached #1 in the UK, where it stayed for 20 weeks in the top-40. It also reached #7 in the US, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks.

 

 

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Essential Album Information For: DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold

Music Genre:

Hard Rock, Classic Rock

Label & Catalognr:

Purple Francis-Day 3C 064-93261

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1972 Made in Italy

DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold Production & Recording Information

Album Packaging

The inner pages of this album gatefold cover contains collage of black and white portrait photos of the Deep Purple band-members.

 

Producers:

Deep Purple - Producer

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Martin Birch - Sound Engineer

  Martin Birch - a British Producer, Sound and Mixing Engineer. In the late 1960s until the end of the 1970s he has worked with British music bands like: "Fleetwood Mac", Rainbow , " Deep Purple " (11 Albums), "Wishbone Ash", Whitesnake , "Jon Lord", " Black Sabbath ". In the 1980s (until 1992) he was dedicated working with "Iron Maiden" (9 Albums) . Martin Birch has used many different nicknames.

Jeremy "Bear" Gee - Assistent Sound Engineer

Recording Location:

Recorded in Montreux Switzerland using the Rollng Stones Monile Unit

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

J. Coletta - Album Cover Design

Roger Glover - Album Cover Design

Photography:

Shepard Sherbell - Photography


Musicians on: DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold

Band-members, Musicians:

Ian Gillan - vocals, harmonica

  Ian Gillan is a British singer from London and best known as Lead Singer of the British Hard Rock Band / Heavy Metal band "Deep Purple" , during 1983 and 1984 he was also lead singer in "Black Sabbath" .

Ritchie Blackmore - lead guitar

Roger Glover - bass guitar

Jon Lord - piano, organ, keyboards

Ian Paice - drums

Track-listing of: DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold

Tracklisting Side One:

  1. Highway Star 6:05
  2. Maybe I'm a Leo 4:51
  3. Pictures of Home 5:03
  4. Never Before 3:56

Tracklisting Side Two:

  1. Smoke on the Water 5:40
  2. Lazy 7:19
  3. Space Truckin' 4:31

 

Front Cover Photo Of DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold

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DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold  album front cover

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DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold  album back cover

Photo One Of The Inner Gatefold DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold

A collage of small photos of the Deep Purple band-members, and production information on the inner page of the gatefold cover

DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold  inner gatefold cover

Photo Two Of The Inner Gatefold DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold

A collage of small photos of the Deep Purple band-members, track-listing and production information on the inner page of the gatefold cover

DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold  inner gatefold cover

Close up of record's label DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold Side One

Record Label Details: Purple Coloured label with "Francis Day" 3C 064 - 93 261, Made in Italy

DEEP PURPLE Machine Head Gatefold  enlarged record label
 

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