Deep Purple ‎– Machine Head

Purple Records ‎– TPSA 7504, Purple Records ‎– IE 06 o 93261
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Germany Pressing, Gatefold


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

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Recorded in Montreux, Switzerland, in the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio.
Original pressings have a laminated gatefold sleeve and include a lyric insert.

Record Made in Germany
'Insert and Sleeve printed in the UK by Gerrod & Lofthouse Ltd. This is a misprint and should be "Garrod"

1973 issue with "EMI records Ltd" on label. Same matrix number as first release (Deep Purple - Machine Head).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A): TPSA 7504 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (B): TPSA 7504 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine stamped on all sides): Made in Germany

Other Versions (5 of 355) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
TPSA 7504, IE 064 o 93261 Deep Purple Machine Head(LP, Album, 1st) Purple Records, Purple Records TPSA 7504, IE 064 o 93261 UK 1972 Sell This Version
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



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March 8, 2007
edited over 11 years ago

To me Machine Head is the best Deep Purple (besides the classic IN ROCK of course) album. The MK 2 Crew was the best Deep Purple Version anyway. Everything fits perfectly together. The music has a lot of power and punch. The Bass is strong and the drums are fantastic ; esp. the hi hats part the denser sound parts a lot like in modern Techno Trax. The organ adds a real strange vibe towards that often typical Heavy Metal Sound created by Ritchie Blackmore's Lead Guitar and the Vocals of Ian Gillan. MACHINE HEAD stays interesting all the time. Even the often played Tunes like Smoke On The Water just fit in the context of this album without sticking out.
My favourite song is LAZY. The organ brings so much flavour to that dope song it's just great. Machine Head is one of the essential early 70ies Blueprint Hard Rock records, together with FIREBALL it represents the best in the career of this Band. I am glad i passed on these two albums when they came out. So i can enjoy them even better by now. It is not easy to find good hard and fast Rock albums. Most are dominated either by the singer or the Lead Guitar - or the whole sound sucks and stays formulaic.
The MK 2 version of Deep Purple was one of the rare ocassions where 5 exceptional talented and crafted musicians came together and just let it out all out. The results are some of the quintessential Hard Rock Tunes.
No wonder there is even a Band called after this fine album.