Deep Purple - Nobody's Perfect 2LP Vinyl Album

"Nobody's Perfect" is a live double LP album by the British rock band Deep Purple, released in 1988. This album captures the band's electrifying live performances and showcases their enduring musical prowess. Featuring classic tracks, it stands as a testament to Deep Purple's status as rock legends and serves as a must-have for fans of their iconic sound.

 

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Album Description & Collector Notes:

Deep Purple is a legendary hard rock band that has been active since the late 1960s. One of their most iconic albums is "Nobody's Perfect," a live double LP recorded during their 1987 tour. The album was released in 1988 and received critical acclaim for its energetic performances and excellent sound quality.

Deep Purple's history is marked by numerous lineup changes and musical shifts. The band had achieved great success in the early 1970s with their classic lineup, featuring Ian Gillan on vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, Jon Lord on keyboards, Roger Glover on bass, and Ian Paice on drums. However, by the mid-1970s, internal tensions and creative differences had led to the departure of Gillan and Glover. The band continued with new members, but their popularity waned.

In the 1980s, Deep Purple made a comeback with a new lineup featuring Ian Gillan, who had rejoined the band, along with guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, bassist Roger Glover, keyboardist Jon Lord, and drummer Ian Paice. This lineup released several successful albums and toured extensively. In 1987, they embarked on a world tour to promote their latest album, "The House of Blue Light." The tour included a stop at the Birmingham NEC arena in the UK, where they recorded the performances that would become "Nobody's Perfect."

"Nobody's Perfect" was released in 1988 on the Polydor label. The album consists of 13 tracks spread over two LPs. The songs include classic Deep Purple hits like "Smoke on the Water," "Highway Star," and "Child in Time,". The album captures the raw energy and virtuosity of Deep Purple's live performances, and the band sounds tight and well-rehearsed throughout.

Ritchie Blackmore's guitar work is a particular highlight of the album, as he delivers blistering solos and intricate riffs on tracks like "Strange Kind of Woman" and "Lazy." His playing is complemented by the dynamic rhythm section of Glover and Paice, as well as the intricate keyboard work of Jon Lord. Ian Gillan's vocals are also in top form, as he effortlessly hits high notes on "Child in Time" and adds a playful energy to tracks like "Knocking at Your Back Door."

This album was recorded on their The House of Blue Light tour during 1987/8

Music Genre:

  English Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal

Album Packaging :

  Gatefold/FOC (Fold Open Cover) Album Cover Design. This album includes the original custom inner sleeves with album details,

Album Production Information:

Produced by Roger Glover and Deep Purple

Bruce Payne - Management
Nick Davis - Sound Engineer
Greg Calbi - Mastering Engineer
Aubrey Powell - Photography
Hipgnosis - Album artwork

Hipgnosis was an English art group founded in 1968 by Storm Thorgerson, Aubrey Powell, and Peter Christopherson. The group was known for their innovative and creative album covers, which became iconic in the music industry. Hipgnosis worked with some of the most influential musicians of their time, including Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and Yes.

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The group's name, "Hipgnosis," was a play on the words "hypnosis" and "hip." They believed that their art had the power to hypnotize people and transport them to another world, which was reflected in their album covers. The group's style was surreal and often incorporated elements of fantasy, science fiction, and the occult. Their designs were highly detailed and often required extensive planning and preparation.

One of the group's most famous album covers was for Pink Floyd's "The Dark Side of the Moon." The cover featured a prism refracting light into a rainbow, which became one of the most recognizable images in rock history. The design was so successful that it became synonymous with the band and their music. Another iconic design was for Led Zeppelin's "Houses of the Holy," which featured a group of naked children climbing on a rock formation. The image was highly controversial but helped to solidify the band's rebellious image.

Hipgnosis also worked with a number of other influential musicians, including Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, and Genesis. They designed the cover for Peter Gabriel's first solo album, which featured a photograph of Gabriel wearing a mask with only his eyes visible. The image became another iconic design and was later referenced in Gabriel's music video for "Sledgehammer."

The group's success continued into the 1980s, with designs for bands such as Scorpions and Styx. However, the rise of digital technology and the decline of album sales led to the group's decline. Hipgnosis disbanded in 1983, but their legacy lives on in the countless album covers they created.

Hipgnosis was not just an art group, but a collective of artists who had a significant impact on the music industry. Their innovative designs helped to define the visual style of rock music in the 1970s and 1980s. Their work was not just a complement to the music, but an essential part of the overall experience. They created a world that fans could enter into and lose themselves in, just like the music they were listening to.

Here is a web-page with a gallery of album covers created by Hipgnosis

Record Label Information:

  Polydor 835 898 (835898)

Media Format:

  12" Double Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 360 gram  

Year & Country:

  1988 Made in West-Germany
Band Members and Musicians on: Deep Purple Nobody's Perfect
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Ian Gillan - vocals, congas, harmonica

    Ian Gillan, a British singer from London, is best known as the lead singer of the legendary British hard rock and heavy metal band, Deep Purple. He also had a stint as the lead singer of Black Sabbath from 1983 to 1984.

    Ian Gillan was born on August 19, 1945, in Chiswick, Canada Bay, New South Wales, Australia. His exceptional vocal abilities and charismatic stage presence propelled him to the forefront of the music industry.

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    Gillan's musical journey with Deep Purple began in 1970 when he joined the band and worked alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold. At the age of 24, he made significant contributions to their album "In Rock" (1970). The following year, at 25 years old, Gillan's powerful vocals featured prominently on Deep Purple's iconic album "Machine Head" (1971) and "Fireball" (1971). His distinctive voice continued to captivate audiences as he recorded with the band for albums like "Made in Japan" (1972) and "Who Do We Think We Are" (1973).

    In 1983, Ian Gillan took on a new musical venture as a member of Black Sabbath, working on their album "Born Again." His time with the band allowed him to explore different musical styles and showcase his versatility as a vocalist. The following year, in 1984, he returned to Deep Purple and contributed to the album "Perfect Strangers" (1984). His rejoining of the band marked a triumphant comeback and reaffirmed his status as one of rock music's iconic frontmen.

    Ian Gillan's commitment to music remained unwavering as he continued to work with Deep Purple on albums such as "The House of Blue Light" (1987) and "Nobody's Perfect" (1988), released when he was 41 and 42 years old, respectively. Throughout his career, Gillan's powerful voice, range, and dynamic stage presence have made him one of the most influential and recognizable figures in rock music.

    Ian Gillan's contributions to the music industry, both as a solo artist and as the lead singer of Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, have left an indelible mark on the rock and heavy metal genres. His distinct vocal style and unforgettable performances have earned him a place among the greatest rock vocalists of all time.

    Timeline of IAN Gillan musical career

    1962: Gillan joins his first band, The Javelins, as their lead vocalist.

    1965: Gillan becomes a member of Episode Six, a British rock band known for their energetic live performances.

    1969: Deep Purple, an English rock band, invites Gillan to audition for the lead vocalist position. He joins the band and records the album "Deep Purple in Rock", which marks a shift towards a heavier and more progressive sound for the band.

    1970: Deep Purple releases the album "Deep Purple in Rock", which becomes a commercial success and establishes the band as pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal.

    1973-1975: Gillan leaves Deep Purple due to creative differences and forms a band called simply "Gillan". They release a series of albums and achieve moderate success, with notable hits like "New Orleans" and "Trouble".

    1983: Gillan rejoins Deep Purple, replacing David Coverdale as the lead vocalist. The band releases the album "Perfect Strangers", which reunites the classic Deep Purple lineup and receives critical acclaim.

    1989: Gillan leaves Deep Purple once again, citing exhaustion and creative differences.

    1992: Gillan forms a new band called "Gillan's Inn" and releases an album under the same name. The band continues to tour and release new music intermittently.

    1993: Gillan reunites with Deep Purple once more, and the band releases the album "The Battle Rages On..".. However, tensions within the band lead to Gillan leaving once again in 1994.

    1999: Gillan rejoins Deep Purple for their 25th anniversary and continues to be an active member of the band to this day. They release several successful albums, including "Bananas" (2003) and "Now What?!" (2013).

    2020: Deep Purple releases their 21st studio album, "Whoosh!", featuring Gillan's powerful vocals and songwriting contributions.

  • Ritchie Blackmore - guitar

    Ritchie Blackmore, born Richard Hugh Blackmore on April 14, 1945, in Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, England, is an iconic English guitarist known for his contributions to the world of rock music. With a career spanning several decades, Blackmore has left an indelible mark on the genre and has been a driving force behind legendary bands such as Deep Purple and Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow.

    Born to parents Lewis J. Blackmore and Violet Short, Ritchie Blackmore showed a passion for music from an early age. He began playing the guitar as a teenager and quickly developed his skills, drawing inspiration from various musical styles. His dedication to the instrument paid off when he joined the band Shades of Deep Purple in 1968, which later became simply Deep Purple.

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    As the lead guitarist of Deep Purple, Blackmore played a pivotal role in shaping the band's sound and achieving commercial success. During his time with Deep Purple, from 1968 to 1994, Blackmore contributed his distinctive guitar playing to numerous albums, including "In Rock" (1970), "Machine Head" (1972), and "Made in Japan" (1972). These albums showcased his exceptional talent for crafting powerful riffs, melodic solos, and intricate guitar arrangements that became hallmarks of Deep Purple's music.

    In 1994, after years of creative differences and lineup changes within Deep Purple, Ritchie Blackmore decided to leave the band to explore new musical horizons. He formed his own rock band called Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, which allowed him greater creative freedom. With Rainbow , Blackmore continued to captivate audiences with his guitar prowess and released several successful albums, including "Rising" (1976) and "Straight Between the Eyes" (1982).

    However, in 1997, Blackmore made a surprising shift in musical direction. He transitioned from rock to folk rock and embarked on a new journey with his girlfriend and later wife, Candice Night. Together, they formed the duo Blackmore's Night, fusing elements of Renaissance music, folk, and rock. With Blackmore's masterful guitar playing and Night's enchanting vocals, the duo garnered a loyal following and released a string of albums, including "Shadow of the Moon" (1997) and "Ghost of a Rose" (2003).

    Ritchie Blackmore's ability to adapt to different musical styles and his unwavering commitment to his craft have solidified his status as one of the greatest guitarists in rock history. Known for his electrifying live performances and his unique blend of blues, classical, and hard rock influences, Blackmore has inspired generations of musicians and continues to be revered as a guitar virtuoso.

    Throughout his life, Blackmore has been married multiple times. He married Margit Volkmar sometime between 1965 and 1969, Bärbel between 1969 and 1971, and Amy Rothman between 1981 and 1983. However, his most notable and enduring marriage has been to Candice Night, whom he married on May 8, 2008, when he was 63 years old and Night was 37 years old.

    Ritchie Blackmore's musical journey has been one of constant exploration and reinvention. From his influential years with Deep Purple to the establishment of Rainbow and his subsequent foray into folk rock with Blackmore's Night, he has left an indelible mark on the rock music landscape. His virtuosity, innovative playing style, and enduring passion for music have earned him a rightful place among the legends of rock guitar.

    Candice Night, While best known for her enchanting vocals and lyrical contributions to Blackmore's Night, Candice Night is an accomplished singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who adds a captivating element to every project she touches.

    From Long Island to a Renaissance Fair of the Heart

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    Born in Long Island, New York, Candice Night's early life included a brief stint as a model. Music, however, was her true calling. A fateful meeting with legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore in 1989 led to not only a romantic connection, but the seeds of what would become their long-running collaborative project, Blackmore's Night.

    Blackmore's Night: A Journey Through Time

    Blackmore's Night has crafted a unique sonic blend merging Renaissance and folk influences with modern instrumentation. Night's ethereal vocals and poetic lyrics are central to their sound. She often plays woodwind instruments like the pennywhistle, adding another layer of delicate beauty to songs like "Shadow of the Moon" and "Under a Violet Moon." Blackmore's Night has released over ten studio albums, transporting listeners to a simpler time with their enchanting music.

  • Jon Lord - organ, keyboarsds

    Jon Lord, whose full name was John Douglas Lord, was a highly talented British composer and keyboard player. He is best known for his exceptional performances with renowned bands such as Whitesnake, Deep Purple, as well as his successful solo career.

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    Jon Lord was born on 9 June 1941 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom. He was the first child of Reginald Charles Lord, born on 18th December 1907, and Miriam Hudson, born on 16th October 1912. Sadly, when Jon Lord was 54 years old, his mother Miriam Hudson passed away in 1995. The following year, when he was 55, his father Reginald Charles Lord also passed away in 1996.

    In terms of his personal life, Jon Lord was married twice. He first married Judith Feldman in 1969 when he was 28 years old. However, their marriage ended in divorce in 1975. Together, they had a son named Sarah Lord. Later in the same year, at the age of 34, Jon Lord married Vickie Gibbs, and they had a son named Amy Lord.

    Jon Lord's professional journey as a musician began in 1968 when he joined the band Shades of Deep Purple. He was 27 years old at the time. The following year, in 1969, he continued his musical career as a member of the band Self-Titled (Mk I), also known as Deep Purple, when he was 28. Throughout the 1970s, he contributed his musical talents to various Deep Purple albums, including "In Rock" (1970), "Machine Head" (1971), "Fireball" (1971), "Made in Japan" (1972), "Who Do We Think We Are" (1973), and others. Additionally, during this time, Jon Lord released solo albums such as "Windows Continuo On Bach" (1974) and "Sarabande" (1975).

    In the mid-1970s, Jon Lord expanded his musical horizons by working with Whitesnake, joining them in 1978 for their album "Trouble." He continued his collaboration with Whitesnake on the album "Live in the Heart of the City" (1980). In the early 1980s, he released another solo album titled "Before I Forget" (1982). Later, he reunited with Deep Purple for albums such as "Perfect Strangers" (1984), "The House of Blue Light" (1987), and "Slaves and Masters" (1990).

    Tragically, on 16th July 2012, Jon Lord passed away in London, England, United Kingdom at the age of 71. His remarkable contributions to the world of music, both through his performances with Deep Purple, Whitesnake, and his solo work, left a lasting legacy. In 2012, he was laid to rest in Hambleden (St. Mary) New Churchyard, located in Hambleden, Wycombe District, Buckinghamshire, England. Jon Lord's exceptional talent and unforgettable compositions continue to inspire musicians and fans alike, ensuring that his impact on the music industry will never be forgotten.

  • Roger Glover - bass

    Roger David Glover, known professionally as Roger Glover, was born on November 30, 1945, in Brecon, Sir Powys, Wales, United Kingdom. He is the first child of Norman Glover and Brenda Glover.

    Glover's career in the music industry began to take shape in the late 1960s when he joined the psychedelic rock band Episode Six as their bass guitarist. However, it was in 1969 when Glover received a major breakthrough by joining the iconic rock band Deep Purple . At the age of 24, he became the bass guitarist for Deep Purple, a role that would define much of his musical journey.

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    In 1970, Glover contributed to Deep Purple's collaboration with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Malcolm Arnold. This project showcased the band's versatility and experimental approach. The following year, at the age of 25, Glover played bass guitar on the highly influential albums "In Rock" and "Fireball." These albums solidified Deep Purple's status as one of the pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal.

    Glover's contributions to Deep Purple continued throughout the 1970s and beyond. In 1972, at the age of 26, he played on the live album "Made in Japan," which is widely regarded as one of the greatest live recordings in rock history. He also played bass guitar on the album "Who Do We Think We Are" released the same year.

    During his time with Deep Purple, Glover also ventured into music production. In 1973, at the age of 27, he produced the album "Loud And Proud" by Nazareth. He continued his work as a producer in 1974 with Nazareth's album "Rampant Mooncrest." In 1976, at the age of 30, Glover produced Rory Gallagher's album "Calling Card," showcasing his skills behind the scenes.

    In 1979, Glover briefly left Deep Purple and joined Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow as their bass guitarist. He played on the album "Down To Earth" and then rejoined Deep Purple in 1984, at the age of 38, for the album "Perfect Strangers." Glover's return brought a renewed energy to the band, and the album was a critical and commercial success.

    Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Glover continued to be an integral part of Deep Purple's lineup. He played bass guitar on albums such as "The House of Blue Light" (1987), "Nobody's Perfect" (1988), and "Slaves and Masters" (1990). His remarkable talent on the bass guitar added depth and precision to Deep Purple's sound.

    In addition to his work with Deep Purple and Rainbow, Glover has also released solo albums and collaborated with other artists over the years. He has shown his versatility as a musician and a songwriter, continually pushing the boundaries of rock music.

    Roger Glover's contributions to the world of rock music, both as a bass guitarist and a producer, have left an indelible mark. His ability to create melodic bass lines, combined with his technical expertise, has made him one of the most respected figures in the industry. His career, spanning several decades, showcases his passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to his craft.

  • Ian Paice - drums
Track Listing of: Deep Purple Nobody's Perfect

The Song/tracks on "Deep Purple Nobody's Perfect " are

    Disc One:
  • Highway Star - 6:10
  • Strange Kind of Woman - 7:34
  • Dead or Alive (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover) - 7:05
  • Perfect Strangers (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover) - 6:24
  • Hard Lovin' Woman (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover) - 5:03 Bad Attitude (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Lord) - 5:30
  • Knocking at Your Back Door (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover) - 11:24
    Disc Two:
  • Child in Time - 10:36
  • Lazy - 5:10
  • Space Truckin' - 6:02
  • Black Night - 6:06
  • Woman from Tokyo - 3:59
  • Smoke on the Water - 7:43
  • Hush (Joe South) - 3:32
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Index of DEEP PURPLE Vinyl Records and Album Cover Gallery

Deep Purple has undergone several line-up changes since its formation in 1968. Here are the most notable line-ups in the band's history:
    Deep Purple Mark I (1968-1973)
  • Rod Evans (vocals)
  • Ritchie Blackmore (guitar)
  • Jon Lord (keyboards)
  • Nick Simper (bass)
  • Ian Paice (drums)
    Deep Purple Mark II (1973-1976)
  • David Coverdale (vocals)
  • Ritchie Blackmore (guitar)
  • Jon Lord (keyboards)
  • Glenn Hughes (bass, vocals)
  • Ian Paice (drums)
    Deep Purple Mark III (1976-1984)
  • Ian Gillan (vocals)
  • Ritchie Blackmore (guitar)
  • Jon Lord (keyboards)
  • Roger Glover (bass)
  • Ian Paice (drums)
    Deep Purple Mark IV (1984-1989)
  • Ian Gillan (vocals)
  • Ritchie Blackmore (guitar)
  • Jon Lord (keyboards)
  • Roger Glover (bass)
  • Ian Paice (drums)
  • Joe Lynn Turner (vocals)
    Deep Purple Mark V (1989-1992)
  • Ian Gillan (vocals)
  • Ritchie Blackmore (guitar)
  • Jon Lord (keyboards)
  • Roger Glover (bass)
  • Ian Paice (drums)
  • Joe Satriani (guitar)
    Deep Purple Mark VI (1993-2002)
  • Ian Gillan (vocals)
  • Steve Morse (guitar)
  • Jon Lord (keyboards)
  • Roger Glover (bass)
  • Ian Paice (drums)
    Deep Purple Mark VII (2003-present)
  • Ian Gillan (vocals)
  • Steve Morse (guitar)
  • Don Airey (keyboards)
  • Roger Glover (bass)
  • Ian Paice (drums)

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