Deep Purple ‎– Machine Head

Purple Records ‎– TPSA 7504, Purple Records ‎– IE 064 o 93261
Vinyl, LP, Album, 1st Press


A1 Highway Star 6:05
A2 Maybe I'm A Leo 4:51
A3 Pictures Of Home 5:03
A4 Never Before 3:56
B1 Smoke On The Water 5:40
B2 Lazy 7:19
B3 Space Truckin' 4:31

Companies, etc.



Original pressings have a laminated gatefold sleeve with date code of 7204.
Comes with fold out poster with the song lyrics to the album printed on it (with the catalogue number located top right of the poster).
Recorded in Montreux, Switzerland, in the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
E.M.I. Records (The Gramophone Company Ltd.) Hayes · Middlesex · England

Primary identifiers for this pressing
1) No EMI credit on label, outer rim of label for first pressings has 'The Gramophone Co. Ltd' at 11 O'clock.
2) 'Made In Great Britain' on label

Label differs from Machine Head
in having Made In Great Britain at 6 O'Clock
Also lacks EMI credit at 12 O'Clock
Sleeve is exactly as per detailed images on this release

Label differs from Machine Head
in having Made In Great Britain at 6 O'Clock
(As Oppose to Germany)
Also lacks EMI credit at 12 O'Clock

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: Britico
  • Rights Society: NCB
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Other (Date sleeve printed): 7204 TPS
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side A): TPSA.7504A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, side B): TPSA.7504B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped): TPSA 7504 A - 1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped): TPSA 7504 B - 1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped, var 2): TPSA 7504 A - 1U 1 MH
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped, var 2): TPSA 7504 B - 1U 1 AD
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped, var 3): TPSA 7504 A - 1U C D H 3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped, var 3): TPSA 7504 B - 1U G G L 4 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A, stamped, var 4): TPSA 7504 A - 1U MP 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B, stamped, var 4): TPSA 7504 B - 1U OH 2

Other Versions (5 of 422) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TC-TPSA 7504 Deep Purple Machine Head(Cass, Album, RE) Purple Records TC-TPSA 7504 UK Unknown Sell This Version
7243 8 59506 2 9 Deep Purple Machine Head(CD, Album + CD, RM + 25t) EMI 7243 8 59506 2 9 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
TC-TPSA-7504 Deep Purple Machine Head(Cass, Album) Purple Records TC-TPSA-7504 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
3100-2 Deep Purple Machine Head(CD, Album, RE, RP, Cin) Warner Bros. Records 3100-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
Azcd-854 Deep Purple Machine Head(CD, Album, Unofficial) Aziя Records Azcd-854 Russia Unknown Sell This Version


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September 24, 2020

Does anyone have "Made in England" label on the inner sleeve instead of "Made in Great Britain"?


July 28, 2020

Once we hear the machine-gun beat of Ian Paice's drums on "Highway Star," it's all over. We have to hear all of 1972's Machine Head from start to finish—it's just that good. This landmark record is an exultant hard-rock classic for a good reason: It's loaded with chugging heavy metal moments, from the psychedelic vocal echo on "Space Truckin'" to the mightiest of all guitar riffs on "Smoke on the Water."


June 21, 2019

Totally worth it for 'Highway Star'. Totally not worth it for 'Smoke on the Water'. Allow me to explain, I've spent more than a decade working in a music shop. I've heard 'Smoke on the Water' butchered buy an amateur guitar player more times than you've had hot meals. Those opening three notes haunt my nightmares. I break out in a cold sweat whenever I hear it. To me, it sounds like nails on a caulk board. Whenever it plays, I feel like I need to scream but find myself totally unable to. I would rather die a horrible, painful, brutal death than be made to listen to it one more time... Other than that though, it's a pretty good record.


August 19, 2018
Just to clear one thing up once and for all. THAT riff (Smoke On The Water) is NOT original. The first SEVEN notes were written by William Lava and first appeared in the third Pink Panther cartoon "We Give Pink Stamp" made in 1966/7. If you doubt me, go and listen and pay attention at around 2.22 in and again twice further in. It is about time Mr Lava was given due credit. Thanks.


January 10, 2017

Great sound! I found a vg to vg+ copy of it recently in a record store in Glasgow with the insert and the vinyl in good condition for £2! Not sure if staff were aware it was the 1st pressing or if they wanted to give someone an amazing deal? I would have assumed that 1st pressings that are worth something would be snapped up immediately by staff in record stores?


April 17, 2015
We have got td1134 Taiwan issue? Anybody came across this one?