[% META title = 'The Deep Purple Discography' lineup = 'mk2a' releasetitle = 'Deep Purple In Rock' releasetype = 'album, regular, studio' %]
Deep Purple in Rock

UK June 1970 Harvest SHVL-777 [1LP]
Germany June 1970 Harvest 1a038-157505-1 [1LP]
Germany September 1970 Harvest 1a238-157505-4 [1MC]
France September 1970 Harvest SHVL-777 [1LP]
UK 1970 Harvest TC-SHVL-777 (1e262-91442) [1MC]
Japan 1970 Toshiba BP-80094 [1LP; rare red vinyl]
Japan 1970 Toshiba BP-80094 [1LP; ordinary]
US/Japan 1970 Warner Bros WS-1877 [1LP; with "Speed King" edited]
Germany 1970 Harvest HOR-ZU-SHZE-288 [1LP; mail order; slightly different cover]
Italy 1970 Harvest 3c062-91442 [1LP]
Mexico 197- Capitol SLEM-242 [1LP]
Holland 1978 Harvest 5c062-91442 [1LP; green vinyl]
France 1978 Harvest DC-11 [1LP; purple vinyl]
Germany 19-- Harvest/EMI Fame 1a038-1575051 (062-91442) [1LP; single sleeve]
Korea 19-- Harvest OLE 459 [1LP; two tracks deleted]
UK May 1982 EMI Fame FA-3011 [1LP; single sleeve]
Germany 198- Harvest SHVLP-777 (1e 062-91 442) [1LP]
UK February 1985 EMI/Harvest EJ-26-0343-0 [1LP; picture disc]
Sweden 1985 Scandinavian Music 15-5218 [1LP; part of a 13LP box]
UK 198- EMI Records CDP-7-46239-2-ADD [1CD]
Japan 199- WEA Japan 20P2-2603 [1CD]
Canada 199- Warner Bros CD1877 [1CD]
Australia 199- EMI Australia CDDPB1 [1CD; part of 7CD Box]
Russia 1993 AnTrop 00221 [1LP; pirate]
Czechoslovakia 1994 Globus Records [1LP; pirate; red vinyl]
UK July 1995 EMI Records 7243-8-34019-2-5 (CD-DEEPP-1) [1CD; faulty anniversary edition]
Holland August 1995 EMI Records 7243-8-34019-2-5 (CD-DEEPP-1) [1CD; corrected anniversary edition]
UK October 1995 EMI Records 7243-8-34019-1-8 [2LP; anniversary edition; purple vinyl]
Japan 1996 Warner Bros WPCR-865 [1CD; remastered]
Bulgaria 1997? ... JPCD9701101 [1CD; anniversary edition; pirate]
Japan 1997? Warner Bros WPCR-888 [1CD; anniversary edition]
Japan April 1998 Warner Bros (Cardboard Jacket Series) WPCR-1564 [1CD]
Japan 1999 Warner Bros WPCR-10190 [1CD; remastered; ordinary edition]

Original Issue

CD Issue

Anniversary Edition

Deep Purple's 4th studio album is performed by:

  • Ritchie Blackmore guitar
  • Ian Gillan vocals
  • Roger Glover bass guitar
  • Jon Lord organ, keyboards
  • Ian Paice drums

Recorded from October 1969 to April 1970 at the IBC Studio (engineered by Andy Knight), De Lane Lea Studios (engineered by Martin Birch) and Abbey Road Studios (engineered by Philip McDonald), all in London.

Album devised and arranged by Deep Purple. Produced by Deep Purple for Edwards Coletta Productions.

A remixed and extended anniversary edition was first issued with a slaughtered version of "Living wreck" and a prematurely cut-off version of "Hard lovin' man". This was soon corrected though. In case of doubt, according to Simon Robinson (in DTB 48:7), one way to tell a corrected release from a faulty one is by reading the shiny side of the actual disc: the faulty one says "EMI Swindon" while the corrected one says "EMI Uden". We are told by fans that discs printed with "EMI UK" also are faulty. Happy hunting!

TRACK LIST -- original European release (1970)

  1. Speed king (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.51
    Just a few roots, replanted.
  2. Bloodsucker (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.08
    A particularly nasty sort of fellow, there are lots of us.
  3. Child in time (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 10.16
    The story of a loser -- it could be you.
  4. Flight of the rat (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.53
    Just to remind you there are other ways of turning on.
  5. Into the fire (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.29
    Out of the frying pan...
  6. Living wreck (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.30
    It takes all sorts -- support your local groupie.
  7. Hard lovin' man (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.10
    For Martin Birch -- catalyst.

TRACK LIST -- US (and Japanese?) release (1970)

  1. Speed king (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.04
    No Woffle!
  2. Bloodsucker (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.08
  3. Child in time (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 10.16
  4. Flight of the rat (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.53
  5. Into the fire (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.29
  6. Living wreck (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.30
  7. Hard lovin' man (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.10

TRACK LIST -- Mexican release (197-)

  1. Black night (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.26
    The single edit was apparently added to this Mexican release.
  2. Speed king (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.51
  3. Bloodsucker (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.08
  4. Child in time (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 10.16
  5. Flight of the rat (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.53
  6. Into the fire (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.29
  7. Living wreck (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.30
  8. Hard lovin' man (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.10

TRACK LIST -- Korean abridged release (19--)

  1. Speed king (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
  2. Bloodsucker (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
  3. Flight of the rat (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
  4. Into the fire (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
  5. Living wreck (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)

TRACK LIST -- anniversary edition

  1. Speed king (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.49
  2. Bloodsucker (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.10
  3. Child in time (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 10.14
  4. Flight of the rat (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.51
  5. Into the fire (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.28
  6. Living wreck (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.27
    (On the faulty copies, the beginning of this track is audibly slaughtered.)
  7. Hard lovin' man (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.38
    (On the faulty copies, this track is cut off prematurely.)

Bonus tracks on the anniversary edition

  1. Black night (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.28
    Original single edit version. (This is not defined as a bonus track on the cover, but it weren't there in the original, so...)
  2. Studio chat (1) 0.33
  3. Speed king (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.14
    Demo version with piano.
  4. Studio chat (2) 0.25
  5. Cry free (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 3.20
    Roger Glover's remix.
  6. Studio chat (3) 0.05
  7. Jam stew (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 2.30
    Previously unreleased instrumental.
  8. Studio chat (4) 0.40
  9. Flight of the rat (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 7.53
    Roger Glover's remix.
  10. Studio chat (5) 0.31
  11. Speed king (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.52
    Roger Glover's remix.
  12. Studio chat (6) 0.23
  13. Black night (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 4.47
    Roger Glover's unedited remix.