Offered for sale is a 1976 Japanese pressing of Machine Head by Deep Purple, including the original obi.
About this copy: This pressing of Machine Head is the third Japanese release, issued in 1976.
The cover is M-, with trace wear at the corners. The obi is VG++ with slight foxing on the back. The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.
The Japanese lyric insert and the poster-style insert like the one that came with the U.S. release are M-.
The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Machine Head, issued in 1972, was the sixth studio album by Deep Purple. The album reached #1 in the UK and #7 on the U.S. album charts.
Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, and Deep Purple’s Machine Head have stood the test of time as the Holy Trinity of English hard rock and heavy metal, serving as the fundamental blueprints followed by virtually every heavy rock & roll band since the early ’70s. And, though it is probably the least celebrated of the three, Machine Head contains the “mother of all guitar riffs” — and one of the first learned by every beginning guitarist — in “Smoke on the Water.” …Yes, the plodding shuffle of “Maybe I’m a Leo” shows some signs of age, but punchy singles “Pictures of Home” and “Never Before” remain as vital as ever, displaying Purple at their melodic best. And finally, the spectacular “Space Truckin'” drove Machine Head home with yet another tremendous Blackmore riff, providing a fitting conclusion to one of the essential hard rock albums of all time.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Record Label:||Warner Brothers|
|Year of Release:||1976|