miércoles, 8 de abril de 2009

· "Machine Head" - Deep Purple

Machine Head is the sixth Deep Purple studio album. It was recorded at the Grand Hotel Montreux, Switzerland in December 1971 with the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, and released in March 1972. The conditions in which the original recordings were made are quite outstanding. Hiring the Rolling Stones Mobile One equipment and studios, the band recorded the entirety of the tracks in a Montreux hotel facility, with no overdubs. The "Smoke on the Water" lyrics' citation "Frank Zappa and the Mothers" refers to Zappa's show at a nearby casino. The casino burned down a few days before the start of scheduled Machine Head recording sessions. The song entitled "When a Blind Man Cries" was also recorded during these sessions, but not included on the album. Instead, it was used as a the B-side on the "Never Before" single. Anyway the song appears here as a bonus track, since this is is the album's 25th anniversary edition containing a digital remaster done at Abbey Road studios in 1997. The album is often cited as being very influential in the development of the heavy metal music genre. It is Deep Purple's most successful recording, topping the charts in several countries following its release. In 2001 Q magazine named it as one of the 50 Heaviest Albums of All Time. Machine Head is the subject of one of the Classic Albums series of documentaries about the making of famous albums.



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'

Bonus Tracks:

08- When a Blind Man Cries (original B-side)
09- Maybe I'm a Leo (quadrophonic mix)
10- Lazy (quadrophonic mix)

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