DEEP PURPLE – Machine Head [Japan Limited Edition UHQCD / MQA] (2019) *HQ*
It’s not easy to transfer analog recordings to digital. Some great music albums, especially from the ’70s, suffered from that. Finally we have a really good sounding disc pressing / remaster from one of the most influential albums in Rock history: Warner Music Japan has released DEEP PURPLE‘s “Machine Head” on a high-fidelity UHQCD / MQA, with a High Resolution cutting copied from the original UK tapes.
It’s just ”Machine Head”, no bonus, no extra disc, just ‘Highway Star’, ‘Smoke On The Water’, ‘Space Truckin’, etc… all these incredible songs in all its sonic glory.
At this point, and if you are reading 0dayrox, you don’t need a DEEP PURPLE’s “Machine Head” review. You just need this “Machine Head” pressing and enjoy the music. If you need some hints; the drums doesn’t sound ‘metallic’ like on early CD’s, bass is present and natural, the guitar mid-range appear like never before…
Ian Paice encapsulates why ”Machine Head” came together so beautifully; “The real secret here is, if everybody is a great player and you have a good singer, you just blend in,” the drummer believes. “You know where you have to go, and what you can’t do. When you have that, there’s an absolute unconscious trust between everybody.”
That level of pure intuitive trust is readily apparent in every note Deep Purple play on ”Machine Head”.
In short; I love it, I need it, I bleed it.
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01 – Highway Star
02 – Maybe I’m A Leo
03 – Pictures Of Home
04 – Never Before
05 – Smoke On The Water
06 – Lazy
07 – Space Truckin’
Ian Gillan – vocals, harmonica
Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
Roger Glover – bass
Jon Lord – keyboards, Hammond organ
Ian Paice – drums, percussion