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DEEP PURPLE - MACHINE HEAD
Superb Original 1972 UK PURPLE LABEL pressing with TOP AUDIO Throughout.Original UK ALBUM - TOP Sound Quality - RARE LABELS, laminated gatefold cover and A - 1 U matrix. This is a great opportunity to own a classic piece of musical history, from my own personal collection, WITH INCREDIBLE TOP AUDIO and in GREAT CONDITION THROUGHOUT.
It comes complete with;
- Original poster
- Original inner
- Original Laminated gatefold Cover
- Original UK press Vinyl
All originals, making this a true collectors item.
CAT NO:....Stereo TPSA 7504
LABEL PRESS DETAILS:
This is the rare UK Purple label Press of Machine Head, with Made in Gt Britain' text and the word 'PURPLE' on the labels, left hand side of the labels.
MATRIX NOs. ON RUN-OUT GROOVETPSA 7504 A - 1 U TPSA 7504 B - 3
MOTHER STAMPERS: -
Side 1. '' 1 H A''
Side 2. '' 2 A ''
1. Highway Star 2. Maybe I'm a Leo 3. Pictures of Home 4. Never Before
5. Smoke on the Water 6. Lazy 7. Space Truckin'
THIS IS A COMPLETE GENUINE UK PRESS AND IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A COMPLETE EXAMPLE OF A ROCK GIANT IN GREAT CONDITION.
Machine Head is the classic studio album released by Deep Purple. It was recorded through December 1971 in Montreux, Switzerland, and released in March 1972.
Machine Head is often cited as hugely influential in the development of the heavy metal and progressive rock music genres. It is by far Deep Purple's most successful recording, topping the charts in several countries following its release. The album reached #1 in the United Kingdom, where it stayed for 20 weeks in the top-40, and #7 in the United States, remaining on the Billboard 200 for 118 weeks.
Machine Head contains classical and blues influences. Blackmore confirmed that the chord progression for the solos in "Highway Star" was inspired by the work of 18th-century composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The song was actually composed by Blackmore and Gillan at the start of the Fireball gigs on a bus travelling to Portsmouth Guild Hall, in response to a question from a member of the press as to how the band created their material.
Machine Head hit the number one spot on the British charts within seven days of its release, remaining there for two weeks before returning in May for a further week. In the US, the album reached number seven, remaining in the charts for two years. Allmusic critic Eduardo Rivadavia called Machine Head "one of the essential hard rock albums of all time."
ALBUM PLAYED FOR AUDIO GRADING:
This great record plays up to the visual and audio grading and beyond, with stunning clear sound from this original press vinyl. Fantastic sound quality throughout with barely any detectable static and no pops or clicks!
Machine Head is a complex and varied collection of music, and is also a relatively sensitive piece of vinyl, and hard to find in clear audio condition. Worn copies can have a lot of surface sound even on musically complex and busy tracks like 'Lazy.' This pressing has strong undistorted audio, with Super clear QUALITY sound.
Superb sound, every track has been tested and I could find no obvious sound blemishes. Some light occasional static only, and it is light and very occasional. Wonderful TOP audio, there is NO distortion, NO sticks or jumps what so ever, and virtual silence between the tracks. There is certainly no dominant interference, and NO loud pops or clicks or Distortion anywhere. It really sounds great and plays with great sound separation and clarity!
This vinyl is an absolute gem! A super clear pressing of Machine Head. Great music with great clarity, and so hard to find with this type of sound. The music jumps out, with definition and clarity. I'll give a detailed account below:
Beginning with the iconic 'Highway Star', the music comes in with crystal clear audio, no pops or clicks and extremely clean run ins. Moving into the wonderful 'Maybe I'm a Leo', which demonstrates Deep Purple's incredible subtle production layering, with notes and effects that are usually lost on most even relatively played vinyls. Here the audio sings out with amazing clarity. Simply astounding audio.
'Pictures of Home', a real test on this album due to its many layered sections sings out with barely any static in the run ins and quiet areas. Great music with great clarity, and so hard to find with this type of sound. There is a single light tic in the middle of the track, but certainly no loud pops or clicks during the music, and not a hint of distortion. In fact I may as well confirm now that there is not a hint of distortion anywhere on this great vinyl. The music is largely flawless. The massive 'Never Before' plays with crystal clear sound, and the long instrumental section layered again, sounds great. Superb clear bright sound, which maintains the extremely high standard of this vinyl.
Side 2. comes in with the great 'Smoke on the Water', following good clear run ins, and barely any light static, the main riff comes in and then the audio is just superb, with barely any detectable static, no loud pops or clicks and extremely clear vocal layering. Just amazing bright clear audio. 'Lazy', another massive track also sings out, with great clarity and an amazing lack of surface sound. Another track often blighted with loud pops, clicks, buzzing crackle and distortion, but not here. The quiet intro plays superbly. When the vocals come in the quiet areas are incredibly clear.
'Space Truckin' sounds just superb, it just sounds so clear. All the way through every track plays with incredible definition. The complex arrangements in 'Space Truckin' play so well, with astounding audio precision. A total lack of pops, clicks, interference, and certainly no distortion anywhere on this great pressing, makes this a truly incredible collectable press of this great record. The music jumps out, with incredible definition and clarity, the vocals which come through with tremendous power. The tonal quality make this a sensational pressing. With the clear and extra loud First cut Stereo engineering giving the audio a vibrant sound which cannot be beaten.
A great all round example of this classic vinyl. Staggering first (stereo) mix, unlike the re-issues which lack the impact. A great all round example of this great vinyl.
This is a flawless performance and I would have to give the audio a NEAR MINT grading.
THE RECORD – VISUAL GRADING
This is a superb piece of glossy vinyl, and a really thick pressing. Deep clear grooves that can only be found on the original pressings, this vinyl has been barely played. The record has great shine, with a couple of very light hairlines. Inspected under a spot light, it still looks great, with a few very light paper removal marks, and whispy lines. This is a great example. Unbelievable to think this record is over 40 years old!
Grades at EXCELLENT to NEAR MINT.
Famous Purple labels are in top Condition. A great set with no spindle wear, and barely any visible spindle traces. Great all round examples!
Grades at NEAR MINT.
A great all round Complete and Rare example of this DEEP PURPLE MASTERPIECE
Super Clear press, which pack amazing drive and punch.
VINYL TESTED FOR ANY SIGNS OF WARPING:
Yes, NONE visible what so ever, when tested be sight and on a moving turntable.
Comes with the original side loading gatefold sleeve in great condition. Made in the medium thick card and is laminated on the front and rear. This really is a superb cover, with very little to fault it, other than a few light laminate creases. Has been stored in a thick plastic sleeve and is a great example.
There is no feathering to the openings, which is very rare and no surface scratches. NO ring wear, no gauges or marks. The spine is solid and a very square example, and the text is totally complete and legible.
Grades at NEAR MINT.
Comes with the original white original and correct "PATENT" inner sleeves, - No splits, NO creasing or staining, just some slight yellowing.
Grades as EXCELLENT PLUS CONDITION!
COMPLETE STEREO UK ORIGINALS of MACHINE HEAD THAT SOUND GREAT ARE GETTING RARER BY THE DAY. FINDING A COMPLETE UK PRESS IN GREAT ALL ROUND CONDITION IS VERY RARE.
A COMPLETE ORIGINAL PRESSING WITH THE ORIGINAL POSTER AND INNER SLEEVE AND A VINYL THAT PLAYS WITH SENSATIONAL AUDIO. MAKING THIS A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN EXTREMELY RARE PIECE OF MUSICAL HISTORY!
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WE SPECIALISE IN RARE COLLECTABLE PRESSINGS - WITH GREAT SOUND UNINTERRUPTED BY INTERFERENCE. NO LOUD POPS OR CLICKS, JUMPS OR REPEATS - GUARANTEED!
GREAT ORIGINAL COVERS WITH NO SEAM SPLITS, TEARS, WRITING OR STICKERS!
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All our records are play tested on highly sensitive equipment to ensure the sound quality and accuracy of description. We aim to give a precise and concise description of the sound, pointing out the slightest defect so that you know exactly what you are buying. We aim to describe all records as accurately as possible, and offer a full refund on return if for any reason you are not completely happy with the item description.
VINYL SOUND - PLEASE NOTE:
Highest quality vinyl with clear sound is rare, and what we always aim for. We only sell records that play with TOP AUDIO performance; super clear sound uninterrupted by hiss or other interference. Even with the cleanest pressing you will find occasional static or occasional light tics during playback, caused by a build of dust in the grooves. This is clearly different from the distortion, loud pops, repeating tics or clicks that are found on heavily played and worn pieces of vinyl. Any static build up will reduce when played, and we advise a light clean between plays for optimal performance.
IMAGES and INFORMATION
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RECORD GRADING SYSTEM IS AS FOLLOWS - ( BASED ON RECORD COLLECTOR MAGAZINE U.K. )
MINT: Virtually unplayed. The record itself is in brand new condition with no surface marks or deterioration in sound quality. Cover is pristine.
EXCELLENT: The record shows some signs of having been played, but there is very little lessening in sound quality. The cover and packaging might have slight wear and/or creasing.
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