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 Montreaux, 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

  • 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
  • Rights Society: MCPS
  • Rights Society: NCB
  • Rights Society: Britico
  • Other (Date sleeve printed): 7204 TPS

Other Versions (5 of 361) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TPSA 7504 Deep Purple Machine Head(LP, Album) Purple Records TPSA 7504 Australia 1972 Sell This Version
210113-1311, 21 0113-1 311 Deep Purple Machine Head(LP, Album, Pur) Globus International, Globus International 210113-1311, 21 0113-1 311 Czechoslovakia 1992 Sell This Version
TPSA 7504, 1E064 o 93261 Deep Purple Machine Head(LP, Album, Gat) Purple Records, Purple Records TPSA 7504, 1E064 o 93261 Scandinavia 1972 Sell This Version
WPCR-12255 Deep Purple Machine Head(CD, Album, RE, RM, Min) Warner Bros. Records WPCR-12255 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
WPCR-13112, WPCR 13112 Deep Purple Machine Head(CD, Album, RE, RM, SHM) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WPCR-13112, WPCR 13112 Japan 2008 Sell This Version


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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?