[% META title = 'The Deep Purple Discography' lineup = 'mk2c' releasetitle = 'The Battle Rages On...' releasetype = 'album, regular, studio' %]
The Battle Rages on...

Germany July 1993 RCA Records 74321-15420-2 [1CD]
Germany/UK July 1993 RCA Records [1LP; limited edition]
Germany July 1993 RCA Records [1CD; wooden-cased jubilee release]
US August 1993 Giant 2-24517-A [1CD; promo]
Japan August 1993 RCA Records BVCP-650 [1CD; different cover]
Canada 1993? BMG/RCA Records 74321154202 [1CD]
Japan November 1995 BMG Victor BVCP-7419 [1CD]

Original CD Issue

Promo CD

Deep Purple's 14th studio album is performed by:

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

Basic tracks recorded at Bearsville Studios in New York City. Engineered by Bill Kennedy; assisted by Mike Reiter. Vocals and overdubs recorded at Red Rooster Studios (engineered by Hans Gemperle) in Tutzing, Germany, and Greg Rike Studios (engineered by Jason Corsaro; assisted by Wally Walton and Darren Schneider) in Orlando, Florida. Mixed by Pat Regan with Roger Glover at Sound On Sound Recording (engineered by Pat Regan; assisted by John Siket, Devin Emke and Peter Beckeman) in New York, and at the Ambient Recording Company (engineered by Pat Regan; assisted by Mark Conese) in Connecticut. Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound in New York.

Produced by Thom Panunzio and Roger Glover.

A special wooden cased issue was released in Germany as a kind of jubilee thing. I think it also contained a nice DP belt bucket! Hm, where could I get my hands on one of those? Anyway, it is possible that the US release had a slightly different mix, although nobody seems to know if it really is the case. If there is a difference, it's apparently *very* minor.


  1. The battle rages on (Blackmore/Gillan/Lord/Paice) 5.48
  2. Lick it up (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover) 3.50
  3. Anya (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord) 6.28
  4. Talk about love (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover) 4.05
  5. Time to kill (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover) 5.44
  6. Ramshackle man (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover) 5.32
  7. A twist in the tale (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover) 4.12
  8. Nasty piece of work (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord) 4.34
  9. Solitaire (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover) 4.35
  10. One man's meat (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover) 4.38