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Deep PurpleStormbringer

Label:Purple Records – TPS 3508, Purple Records – OC 062 ◦ 96004
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul
Style:Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Blues Rock

Tracklist

A1Stormbringer
Written-ByCoverdale*, Blackmore*
4:03
A2Love Don't Mean A Thing
Written-ByCoverdale*, Hughes*, Paice*, Lord*, Blackmore*
4:23
A3Holy Man
Written-ByCoverdale*, Hughes*, Lord*
4:28
A4Hold On
Written-ByCoverdale*, Hughes*, Paice*, Lord*
5:05
B1Lady Double Dealer
Written-ByCoverdale*, Blackmore*
3:19
B2You Can't Do It Right (With The One You Love)
Written-ByCoverdale*, Hughes*, Blackmore*
3:24
B3High Ball Shooter
Written-ByCoverdale*, Hughes*, Paice*, Lord*, Blackmore*
4:26
B4The Gypsy
Written-ByCoverdale*, Hughes*, Paice*, Lord*, Blackmore*
4:13
B5Soldier Of Fortune
Written-ByCoverdale*, Blackmore*
3:14
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Credits

Notes

Recorded at Musicland, Munich during August, 1974.

Some copies were imported to France and have a sticker "Pathé Marconi" (See image)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): TPS.3508 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): TPS.3508 B
  • Other (Print date): 7411
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 1): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN 4 GDP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 1): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN 4 GMD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 2): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN 4 GRT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 2): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN 1 GGL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 3): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN 1 GOG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 3): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN 3 GML
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 4): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN 4 GAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 4): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN 2 GAL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 5): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN 1 GOH
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 5): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN 4 TP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 6): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN 1 PL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 6): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN 4 GRA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 7): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A 3 GAO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 7): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN B 4 GOG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 8): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A 4 GMA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 8): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN B 2 GRH
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 9): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A 4 AH
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 9): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN 2 GR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8): A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8): B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 10): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A1 GMT
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 10): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN B 4 GMO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 11): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A 1 GOO
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 11): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN B 1 HCD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 12): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A 4 GAG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 12): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN B 4 GOR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 13): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A C1 OP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 13): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN B 4 OP
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A stamped variant 14): TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A 1 GOG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B stamped variant 14): TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN B 2 GHP

Other Versions (5 of 254)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
Stormbringer (LP, Album, Stereo)Purple Records1 C 062-96 004Germany1974
Recently Edited
Stormbringer (LP, Album)Purple Records, Purple Records5C 062-96 004, 5C 062-96004Netherlands1974
Stormbringer (LP, Album)Purple Records, Warner Bros. RecordsPR 2832Canada1974
Recently Edited
Stormbringer (LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing)Warner Bros. Records, Purple RecordsPR 2832US1974
New Submission
Stormbringer (LP, Album)EMI, Odeon11384Colombia1974

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Reviews

  • mrhuntington's avatar
    mrhuntington
    ‘Stormbringer’ seems to catch a lot of flak from reviewers past and present due to its variance in song styles and preponderance of an R&B flavor in a lot of the songs. It was also the second and last album of Purple’s short lived Mach III lineup as Ritchie Blackmore, supposedly not enthused with this “new direction” would leave and form Rainbow (all hail!). I have come around to appreciate this record much more than I first did, maybe expecting a son of ‘Burn’. I think it’s better than the last Mach II album ‘Who Do We Think We Are’ if only slightly. People who dislike ‘Stormbringer’ decry the lack of solid hard rock with only the title track and “Lady Double Dealer” sort of footing the bill as proto-metal songs. However, a deep dive into some of the less heavy songs may just satisfy as “Soldier of Fortune” is a hell of an album closer for the type of song it is - a slow brooding ballad. I also really dig “Love Don’t Mean a Thing”, such a wicked groove and it perfectly captures the Coverdale/Hughes funk vibe. “Hold On” I’ll admit is a bit of an acquired taste but Ritchie, though he hated the song, busts out an inspired solo. Much has been written about how David and Glenn were now calling most of the musical shots and as the duo seemed to lean towards soul and funk music, Blackmore started to mark time though he had been the most dominant personality in Deep Purple. I wouldn’t pick up ‘Stormbringer’ if you know little about Purple but if you’re getting tired of “Smoke on the Water” and you want some variety for your listening palate, then give ‘Stormbringer’ a shot. Sunday school teachers, rock n’roll preachers, all are welcome…
    • impending_gleam's avatar
      Martin Birch did a great job...
      This album is the worthy successor of Fireball.
      Who Do We Think and Machine Head never can fulfill their jobs as ,all around purple albums'.
      This one is a breaker...
      • nofro70's avatar
        nofro70
        Best sounding version of Stormbringer with A 1-U Kendun, B 1-U Kendun... don’t bother with the re-issues 180 gram marketing hype. This UK pressing has amazing Sonics...Top Pressing hands down!
        • Vinylo84's avatar
          Vinylo84
          My copy seems to be a first UK pressing. Strangely, the matrices runouts are not listed above: Side A:TPS 3508 A-1U KENDUN A I GUH (?) (the last three letters are barely visible). Side B: TPS 3508 B-1U KENDUN B 2 GOD. Can anyone help with these matrices? And can anyone add these above? Thank you.
          • totallyvinyl's avatar
            totallyvinyl
            The reissue of this in the late 80s/early 90s (with barcode) came with a glossy cover which is a facsimile of the original cover (but see below). The label is identical but is lighter colouring. The '7411 Garrod & Lofthouse Ltd' printing code on the back cover has been crossed through at production stage !! Lazy or what !?
            • mikkris's avatar
              mikkris
              Got TPS 3508, english cover, record made in Denmark, ncb.
              • Glimt's avatar
                Glimt
                I have a Canadian pressing PR 2832(S40,940).....
                • f0xr0x's avatar
                  f0xr0x
                  Edited 11 years ago
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                  • skynyrdavi's avatar
                    skynyrdavi
                    i have a israeli pressing by CBS records tel aviv from 1974

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