Who else have done what Deep Purple have done?
Last updated 10th May 1999

Hello beloved readers! Or should that be viewers? Be that as it may, this page contains two lists, one of which is a compilation (a) such tracks that Deep Purple have made covers of, and (b) such Deep Purple tracks that others have done covers of (just scroll downwards and you'll get to this); the other one is a short listing of Deep Purple Tribute Albums. In short, this page gives you an answer to the question: Who else has recorded the tracks that Deep Purple have recorded?

However, since it is still in its infancy (that is, incomplete and very much so I'm afraid), I would be ever so grateful if you would provide me with ANY additions, comments or corrections. If you do, then click HERE.

See also the Thanks Section at the bottom of this document.

Deep Purple Cover List

Song TitleCover Artist NoteRecord Info
Black Night Funky Junction . Funky Junction - A Tribute To Deep Purple [album] : UK 1973 Stereo Gold Award MER 373
Gillan & Dean [Note! Gillan = Gillan's sister!] ... [album?] : Germany? 197- ...
Bruce Dickinson It was recorded live at the Astoria Theatre in London B side of single: "Dive, Dive, Dive", recorde in 1990
Vic Reeves . ... [?] : 199- ...
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Deep Purple Tribute . Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Forcefield II Doing a medley of Black Night & Strange Kind Of Woman The Talisman [album; CD] : Japan 19?? Polydor P32P 20186
The Talisman [album; CD] : Italy 19?? Dischi Ricosdispa CDNR 52
Osama Is a Japanese rock singer, does a medley called Fukamurasaki Densetsu which includes a variety of DP-tracks translated into Japanese :-) This one's called Kuroi yoru. Beats Elvis in Latin! Fukamurasaki Densetsu [single] : Japan 1995 ...
Blind Awaken . Tales of Acid Ice Cream [album] : Belgium Jan 1996 Awaken AWALP 001
Burn Riot . Nightbreaker [album] : Japan 1993 Sony Records SRCS 6733
Nightbreaker [album] : Germany 1994 ... SPV084-62222
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Glenn Hughes . From Now On... [album] : Japan Feb 1994 Zero Records (?) ...
Pickin' Up The Pieces [single b side] : Sweden Feb 1994 Empire ERCDS 1001
Glenn Hughes Live in Japan, May 1994 Burning Japan Live [album] : Japan Aug 1994 Zero Records XRCN-1162
Burning Japan Live [album] : Germany Sep 1995 Steamhammer SPV 084-18202
Demon Drive . Burn Rubber [album] : US Apr 1995 Long Island LIR00061
Deep Purple Tribute . Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Osama Who is a Japanese rock singer, does a medley called Fukamurasaki Densetsu which includes a variety of DP-tracks translated into Japanese :-) This one's called Moero Fukamurasaki Densetsu [single] : Japan 1995 ...
Child In Time It's A Beautiful Day With the original inspiration to CiT, i.e.Bombay Calling ... [album] : US 1969 ...
Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
Ian Gillan Band . Child In Time [album] : UK Jul 1976 Oyster 2490 136
Ian Gillan Band Live in Japan, Sep 1977 Live At The Budokan Vol. 2 [album] : Japan Dec 1977 East World Records EWS-81113
Live At The Budokan [album] : UK 1983 Virgin 302196-406
Ian Gillan Band Live in London, 1977? I.G.B. At The Rainbow [video] : UK 1984 Island Virtual Arts IVA 036
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
M. Walking On The Water . Pictures Of An Exhibitionist [album] : Germany 1993 Polydor ...
Deep Purple Tribute . Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Yngwie J. Malmsteen . Inspiration [album] : UK 1996 Music For Nations CDMFN 200
Demon's Eye Ian Gillan Live in London, 1990 Ian Gillan Live [video] : UK 1990 Castle Music Pictures VHS 088466-3
Yngwie J. Malmsteen Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Purple singer) sings on "Pictures Of Home" and "Demon's Eye" Inspiration [album] : UK 1996 Music For Nations CDMFN 200
Fireball Funky Junction . Funky Junction - A Tribute To Deep Purple [album] : UK 1973 Stereo Gold Award MER 373
Wargasm . Fireball [EP] : 1994 Massacre Records
Arakain Czech trash metal group. Name of the song: Karambol Legendy [Album] : 1994 ...
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Deep Purple Tribute . Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Deep Purple Tribute . Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Gettin' Tighter Glenn Hughes Live in Japan, May 1994 Burning Japan Live [album] : Japan Aug 1994 Zero Records XRCN-1162
Burning Japan Live [album] : Germany Sep 1995 Steamhammer SPV 084-18202
Hallelujah Blind Guardian Who did the original recording? Bright Eyes [single] : Japan? 1995 ...
Mr. Sandman [single] : Germany 1995, Virgin Records 892960 2
Help The Beatles Did the original ... : UK 1965 ...
Hey Joe Frankie Lane Was this the original? Is it the same track? Hey Joe! [single] : US 1953 Columbia ...
The Leaves . Hey Joe [single] : US 1965 ...
Tim Rose . Morning dew [album] : ... 1966? ...
Jimi Hendrix . Hey Joe [single] : Germany 1967 Polydor 59061
plus various compilations...
Mike Berry . Hey Joe [single] : Europe 1976 ...
plus various compilations...
Francesco di Giacomo & Sam Moore . ... : Italy 19?? ...
Willie Deville (Ex-Mink Deville)
did a strange version of "Hey Joe", but I don't remember when. I think it was in the 90's, or at the very end of the 80's
.
Highway Star Point Blank . The Hard Way [album] : ... 1979 ...
Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
Faith No More . Who Cares A Lot [album] : 1998 ...
Metal Church . Metal Church [album] : US 1985 Elektra 960471-2
X Cops = Gwar You Have The Right To Remain Silent [album] : ... 199- ...
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Redbug . ... [album] : US 1995 Canned Corn Records ...
Acid Drinkers Loud Out Records,1994 On their "Fishdick" album
Osama Kousokudoro no hoshi Fukamurasaki Densetsu [single] : Japan 1995 ...
Osama no ongaeshi [album] : Japan 19?? ...
Holy Man Glenn Hughes . Feel [album] : Japan Aug 1995 Zero Records ...
Hush Woody Herrmann's Orchestra Apparently did a live version in 1967 [in Seattle] ... [...] : US 1967 ...
Billy Joe Royal Did the version that inspired Deep Purple Hush [single] : US 1968 CBS Records CBS-3044
Hush [single] : Germany 1987 CBS Oldiethiek #17 CBS 650470-7
Tommy Körberg . Hush [jukebox single with various artists] : Sweden 1969 Juke-Box JSEP-5584
Joe South Actually wrote it but wasn't the first to record it Hush [single] : US?/Europe 1970 Capitol Records 006-80715
Hush [single] : Germany 1987 CBS Oldiethiek #17 CBS 650470-7
Funky Junction . Funky Junction - A Tribute To Deep Purple [album] : UK 1973 Stereo Gold Award MER 373
Gotthard . Gotthard : Germany 09/Mar/1992, BMG/Ariola 40071 92623 068:222
Deep Purple Tribute . Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Dan Baird Has released a version featuring Joe South himself Buffalo Nickel [album] : US 1995 ...
? Instrumental Version, soon to be independetly released in Canada. The engineer on the project was Nick Blagona one of DP's engineers for a number of recordings. Features Ritchie Hayward (LIttle Feat) on drums and two of Toronto's finest B3 players on organs, Denis Keldie and Rob Gusevs. Cd called 2B3
Kula Shaker UK hit last year... ish
I'm So Glad Cream Did the original ...
Into The Fire Prudence . ... [single b side] : Norway 197- ...
Jam Stew [aka Green Bullfrog] Green Bullfrog Did a version of Jam Stew retitled Green Bullfrog Green Bullfrog [album] : US Mar 1971 Decca D 75269
Ritchie Blackmore Vol. 2 [album] : UK 1991 Connoisseur RP VSOP LP/MC/CD 157
The Green Bullfrog Sessions [album] : UK 1991 Connoisseur NSP CD 503
Kentucky Woman Neil Diamond Did the original ...
Lady Double Dealer Glenn Hughes Live in Japan, May 1992 Burning Japan Live [album] : Japan Aug 1994 Zero Records XRCN-1162
Burning Japan Live [album] : Germany Sep 1995 Steamhammer SPV 084-18202
Lalena Donovan Did the original Lalena [single] : UK 1968 Epic 5-10393
Donovan's Greatest Hits [compilation] : UK 198? Epic EPC 32486
Lazy Deep Purple Tribute . Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Murasaki . Murasaki [album] : Japan April 1976 Bourbon Records BMC-3004
Lucille Little Richard Millions of artists have covered this tune, but he did the original Lucille [single] : US 1957 Specialty ...
It also appears on loads of compilations
Trashmen . ... : ... 196- ...
The Great Lost Trashmen [compilation] : US 19-- Sundazed SC 11007
Gillan . No Laughing In Heaven [EP] : UK 1981 Virgin VS 425
Gillan Is Heavy-Rock [compilation] : Finland 1981 Polarvox LJLP-1010
Gillan Live at Reading, August 1980 Mr. Universe [CD release] : UK 1988 Virgin CDVM 2589
Gillan Live in London, 1990 Ian Gillan Live [video] : UK 1990 Castle Music Pictures VHS 088466-3
Mandrake Root Sex Museum .. ... [12" single] : ... 199- ...
Maybe I'm A Leo Deep Purple Tribute .. Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Might Just Take Your Life Whitesnake Live in London, November 1978 Live At The Hammersmith [album] : Japan Mar 1980 ...
Live... In The Heart Of The City [album] : UK Oct 1980 Liberty 138-83023/4
Mistreated Rainbow Live in Japan, 1976 On Stage [album] : UK Jul 1977 Polydor 2657 016
Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
Whitesnake Live in London, November 1978 Live At The Hammersmith [album] : Japan Mar 1980 ...
Live... In The Heart Of The City [album] : UK Oct 1980 Liberty 138-83023/4
Rainbow Live in Munich, August 1976 Live In Germany [album] : UK 1991 Connoisseur DP VSOP CD 155
Whitesnake Live at Donington, August 1983 Whitesnake Commandos [video] : UK 1991 EMI/Music Club VHS MC 2067
Axel Rudi Pell Live in Hamburg, February 1995 Made In Germany [album] : Germany 1995 SPV Records SPV 085-76972
Yngwie J. Malmsteen .. Inspiration [album] : UK 1996 Music For Nations CDMFN 200
Dio Recorded live 1997/1998(?) DIO's Inferno - The Last In Live [album] : Germany 1998 SPV Records SPV 085-18842
The Mule Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Paint It Black Rolling Stones Did the original Paint It Black [single] : UK May 1966 London Records 12395
Big Hits - High Tide And Green Grass [album] : UK Nov 1966 Decca Records TXS 101
London Symphony Orchestra . Classic Rock Vol. 1 [album] : UK 1979 RSO Records RS-1-3043
Glen Tipton . Baptizm of Fire [album] : ... 1997 ...
Vicious Roumors . World of Mouth [album] : Germany 1994? Rising Sun/SPV GmbH 087-62230
Perfect Strangers Dream Theater Live in London, January 1995 Sep 95 : A Change Of Seasons [album] : US Sep 1995 East West Records 7559-61842-2
Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
Skin live Absolutely Live At The Borderline [album] : Japan 19?? ...
Pictures Of Home Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Yngwie J. Malmsteen Joe Lynn Turner (ex-Purple singer) sings on "Pictures Of Home" and "Demon's Eye" Inspiration [album] : UK 1996 Music For Nations CDMFN 200
Dream Theatre . A Change Of Seasons [album] : US Sep 1995 East West Records 7559-61842-2
Rat Bat Blue Deep Purple Tribute .. Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
River Deep Mountain High Ike & Tina Turner I think, did the original River Deep Mountain High [single] : US 1966 Philles ...
River Deep Mountain High [album] : US 1970 A&M Records AMLB 1021
Eric Burdon .. River Deep Mountain High [single] : UK 19-- ...
Celine Dion . Falling Into You [album] : 1995/6
Annie Lennox .. Coldest [album] : Europe 1992 RCA
Erasure .. Innocents [album] : Europe 1988 Intercord
Smoke On The Water Smoke on the Water Band .. Album - - 1993
Difference A norwegian band, did the original in 1968 .
Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
Black Sabbath Born again tour 1983- w/ ian gillan .
Pat Boone With Dweezil Zappa on Guitar although I`ve heard that Ritchie Blackmore may have played on the album as well.....This was also done live on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno In the Metal Mood[album] : ...
Katapult Czech Vlaky v hlav 2006 [album] : ...
Kid Abelha [Brazil] .. I i i [album] : Brazil 1993 Warner Music Brasil Ltda. 670.8296
Gillan .. Vengeance [single b side] : Germany Oct 1979 Acrobat 1c006-63298
Ian Gillan Band Live in Japan, Sep 1977 Live At The Budokan Vol. 2 [album] : Japan Dec 1977 East World Records EWS-81113
Live At The Budokan [album] : UK 1983 Virgin 302196-406
Ian Gillan Band Live in London, 1977? I.G.B. At The Rainbow [video] : UK 1984 Island Virtual Arts IVA 036
Eric Burdon Live somewhere That's Live [album] : UK ...
Gillan Live at Reading, August 1980 Live At Reading '80 [album] : UK 1990 Raw Fruit FRSCD 002
The Very Best Of Gillan [compilation] : UK 1990 Music Club MCCD 032
Rainbow Live in Texas, August 1982 Live Between The Eyes [video] : UK 1982 PolyGram/Spectrum 790587-2
Rolf Harris .. ... [...] : ...
Nash The Slash Did a retitled version called Dopes On The Water ... [album] : UK 198- ...
Jaco Pastorius Live in Rome, December 1986 Live In Rome [album] : Italy? 1992 Jazz Point Records JP1036
Secret = some Romanian girl group ... [album] : Romania? ...
The Lassos = some Dutch band ... [...] : Holland ...
Riot Live in Japan Live In Japan [album] : ...
Forcefield .. Forcefield [album] : Japan 1987 Polydor KK (P33P20118)
Thatcher On Acid With a retitled version called Sell Of The Water Fuck 'Em [album; various artists] : Europe? 1989 Rugger Bugger ...
Gillan Live at London, 1990 Ian Gillan Live [video] : UK 1990 Castle Music Pictures VHS 088466-3
Loudhouse .. For Crying Out Loud [album] : Germany 1991 Virgin America CDVUS 43 (261966)
Point Break [soundtrack] : ...
Rock Aid Armenia The video-version of Rock Aid Armenia's "Smoke On The Water" contained one more verse than the CD-version...
verse 1 : Ian Gillan
verse 2 : Bruce Dickinson
verse 3 : Paul Rodgers
The Earthquake Album [album] : UK 1991 Life Aid Armenia Records AID LP001
Smoke On The Water '90 [single] : UK 1991 Life Aid Armenia Records ARMEN 001
Smoke On The Water '90 [video] : UK 1991 ...
King Curlee = A rock-rap group with Blackmore Jr.! ... [12" single] : Germany 1991 WEA 9031-73938-0
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Paul DiAnno & Killers Did it live in South America as part of an encore Live In South America [album] : US? Magnetic Air 4701-4 4007-2
Prollhead Did a German version of SotW titled Rauch Auf Dem Wasser Prall! [album] : Germany 1994 Vielklang/EFA 04216-2
Gone At Last = Some Norwegian country-pop group ... [single b side] : Norway 1995? ...
Deep Purple Tribute . Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Deep Purple Tribute . Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Osama Kojo no kemuri Fukamurasaki Densetsu [single] : Japan 1995 ...
Osama no ongaeshi [album] : Japan 19?? ...
Acid Drinkers Polish heavy metal band, supported Deep Purple on Perpendicular and Abandon tour in Poland. Album title: Dirty Money, Dirty Tricks. Released on Metal Mind Records MMP 0031, in 1991.
Soldier Of Fortune Whitesnake Live at Donigton, August 1983 Whitesnake Commandos [video] : UK 1991 EMI/Music Club VHS MC 2067
Jiri Schellinger pkov renka Czech version from the 70's .
Space Truckin' Cancer . ... [album] : UK 199- ...
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
Deep Purple Tribute . Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Deep Purple Tribute . Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Osama Utyuu no track yaro Fukamurasaki Densetsu [single] : Japan 1995 ...
Vengeance Rising Christian rock band From their album "Once Dead" on Intense Records from 1989.
Speed King Funky Junction . Funky Junction - A Tribute To Deep Purple [album] : UK 1973 Stereo Gold Award MER 373
Venom . Temples Of Ice [album] : UK 198- ...
Old New Borrowed And Blue [compilation] : UK 1993 Bleeding Hearts Records CDBLEED 7
Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
Primal Fear . Nuclear Blast [album] : UK 1997 NB302-2/27361 63022
Van Halen . .
Skin Live ... [12" single] : ... 199- ...
Deep Purple Tribute . Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Loudness Live [Japanese heavy metal] Loud'n'Raw [album] : Japan 19?? Warner Music WPC6-8126
Osama Hayasano osama Fukamurasaki Densetsu [single] : Japan 1995 ...
Stormbringer Suckspeed . Stormbringer [EP] : ... We Bite Records 060
Deep Purple Tribute . Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Glenn Hughes Live in Japan, May 1994 Burning Japan Live [album] : Japan Aug 1994 Zero Records XRCN-1162
Burning Japan Live [album] : Germany Sep 1995 Steamhammer SPV 084-18202
Strange Kind Of Woman Funky Junction . Funky Junction - A Tribute To Deep Purple [album] : UK 1973 Stereo Gold Award MER 373
Moscow Symphony Orchestra Live in Moscow, April 1992 The Music of Deep Purple [album] : Japan 1992 Zero Records XRCN-1022
The Music of Deep Purple [album] : UK 1992 Cromwell CPCD 018
Deep Purple Tribute . Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Forcefield II Doing a medley of Black Night & Strange Kind Of Woman The Talisman [album; CD] : Japan 19?? Polydor P32P 20186
The Talisman [album; CD] : Italy 19?? Dischi Ricosdispa CDNR 52
Osama Kawatta kanji no onna Fukamurasaki Densetsu [single] : Japan 1995 ...
This Time Around/Owed To 'G' Glenn Hughes Live in Japan, May 1994 Burning Japan Live [album] : Japan Aug 1994 Zero Records XRCN-1162
Burning Japan Live [album] : Germany Sep 1995 Steamhammer SPV 084-18202
Awaken . Tales of Acid Ice Cream [album] : Belgium Jan 1996 Awaken AWALP 001
Wasted Sunsets Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
We Can Work It Out The Beatles Did the original .
When A Blind Man Cries Ian Gillan Live in London, 1990 Ian Gillan Live [video] : UK 1990 Castle Music Pictures VHS 088466-3
Axel Rudi Pell . Nasty Reputation [album] : Germany 1991 SPV Records SPV 076-76342
The Ballads [compilation] : Germany 1993 SPV Records SPV 084-76642
Woman From Tokyo James Last Orchestra WfT appears as part of a medley Non Stop Dancing Vol. 2 [album] : Germany 1973 Polydor 2371376
Ian Gillan Band . Live At The Budokan Vol. 2 [album] : Japan Dec 1977 East World Records EWS-81113
Live At The Budokan [album] : UK 1983 Virgin 302196-406
I.G.B. At The Rainbow [video] : UK 1984 Island Virtual Arts IVA 036
Deeper than Purple Austrian Deep Purple Tribute Band ... [CD] : ...
Mr. Big Live doing a medley of Woman From Tokyo & a Who-track called Baba O'Riley Raw Liki Sushi II [album] : Japan 19?? Atlantic AMCY-395
To Be With You [single b side] : Japan? ... [unsure if this really exists]
Deep Purple Tribute . Smoke On The Water - A Tribute [album] : US 1994 Shrapnel/Roadrunner RR 8697-2
Black Night - Deep Purple Tribute [album] : Japan Nov 1995 Fun House FHCF-9005
Osama Ore no onna wa tokyo syusshin Fukamurasaki Densetsu [single] : Japan 1995 ...
Wring That Neck It's A Beautiful Day Did a superb version of WTN retitled Don And Dewey Marrying Maiden [album] : US 1973 San Francisco Sound SFS 04800
Ray Flacke . Untitled island [album] : US 1990 ...
You Keep On Moving Glenn Hughes .. From Now On... [album] : Japan Feb 1994 ...
... [single b side; unsure of this] : Europe Feb 1994 ...
Burning Japan Live [album] : Japan Aug 1994 Zero Records XRCN-1162
Burning Japan Live [album] : Germany Sep 1995 Steamhammer SPV 084-18202

Deep Purple Tribute Albums

Note that the individual tracks from the below albums are also found in the track-list above.

1. Funky Junction - A Tribute to Deep Purple

This album was recorded by Eric Bell (gtr), Brian Downey (drm), Dave Lennox (kbr), Phil Lynott (bss) and Benny Whyte (vcl). At the request of some German guy, parts of the then young Thin Lizzy (i.e. Bell, Downey and Lynott) were offered a sum of money to record a DP tribute anonymously, which they did. The album was released during early 1973 on the label Stereo Gold Award (MER 373) in the UK. It includes the following tracks (incorrect running order):
  • Fireball
  • Black Night
  • Strange Kind Of Woman
  • Hush
  • Speed King
  • Plus some non-DP tracks.

2. The Moscow Symphony Orchestra plays the music of Deep Purple

The Moscow Symphony Orchestra released an album with symphonic Deep Purple covers sometime during 1992. It was recorded live during April 1992 in Moscow. Apparently Blackmore was invited to participate but never showed up. The album has been released in Japan by Zero Records (XRCN-1022) and in the UK by Cromwell (CPCD 018). It includes the following tracks:
  1. Smoke On The Water
  2. Space Truckin'
  3. Child In Time
  4. Black Night
  5. Lazy
  6. The Mule
  7. Pictures Of Home
  8. Strange Kind Of Woman
  9. Burn
  10. Highway Star
  11. Fireball
  12. Coda & Reprise

3. Smoke on the Water - a tribute

The initiators of the Blues Bureau International collected a gang of rock musicians to record a tribute album to Deep Purple, which was released in the States during 1994 by Shrapnel/Roadrunner Records (RR 8697-2). Deen Castronovo (drm), Todd Jensen (bss), Jens Johansson (kbr) & Russ Parrish (gtr) provide the basic back-up. Other people featured are: Reb Beach (gtr), Don Dokken (vcl), Paul Gilbert (vcl/gtr), Tony Harnell (vcl), Glenn Hughes (vcl), Kelly Keeling (vcl), Richie Kotzen (vcl/gtr), Tony MacAlpine (gtr), Yngwie Malmsteen (gtr), Robert Mason (vcl), Vinnie Moore (gtr), John Norum (gtr), Jeff Scott Soto (vcl), Joe Lynn Turner (vcl), Mike Varney (gtr), Kip Winger (vcl). The following tracks are included:
  1. Speed King featuring Keeling & Malmsteen
  2. Space Truckin' featuring Winger & MacAlpine
  3. Stormbringer featuring Hughes & Norum
  4. Rat Bat Blue featuring Kozen
  5. Lazy featuring Turner & Malmsteen
  6. Maybe I'm A Leo featuring Gilbert
  7. Smoke On The Water featuring Mason & Parrish
  8. Fireball featuring Dokken & Beach
  9. Hush featuring Soto & Varney
  10. Woman From Tokyo featuring Harnell & Moore

4. Black Night - Deep Purple tribute according to New York

A funk-soul tribute to Deep Purple published by Fun House Inc. (FHCF-9005) sometime during Nov 1995 (in Japan). People involved are: Will Calhoun (drm), Corey Glover (vcl), Tony Harnell (vcl), Richie Kotzen (gtr;vcl), Lars Y. Loudamp [= Yngwie Malmsteen] (gtr), Vinnie Moore (gtr), Al Pitrelli (gtr), T. M. Stevens (bss;vcl), Joe Lynn Turner (vcl), Bernie Worrell (kbr). Tracks included are the following:
  1. Black Night featuring Turner, Pitrelli & Moore
  2. Strange Kind Of Woman featuring Kotzen
  3. Fireball featuring Glover, Pitrelli & Kotzen
  4. Smoke On The Water featuring Kotzen
  5. Child In Time featuring Harnell, Stevens & Kotzen
  6. Woman From Tokyo featuring Kotzen
  7. Space Truckin' featuring Harnell & Kotzen
  8. Stormbringer featuring Turner & Kotzen
  9. Speed King featuring Turner, Pitrelli & Moore
  10. Burn featuring Glover & Loudamp

5. [What's the title on this?]

A bunch of Japanese hardrock/heavy metal musicians have recorded a DP tribute, which will be released during May 1996. Further info on this is welcome.
  • Highway Star
  • Smoke On The Water
  • Speed King
  • Child In Time
  • Lazy
  • Strange Kind Of Woman
  • Burn
  • Lady Double Dealer
  • ...and probably other tracks as well.

6. Garage Rock & Blues Project

An Austrian Band recorded a 5 track CD in 1993 including a 6:32 medley of Deep Purple Songs. The Cd number is RBP 001251093 (no specific label). The Medley is as follows:
  • Maybe I'm A Leo
  • Highway Star
  • Black Night

Thanks to...
  • Mike Eriksson's Swedish fanzine Deep Purple Forever!
  • Alfredo Iorio <iorioal@mbox.vol.it>
  • David Kriegh <dkkriegh@COLBY.EDU>
  • Chris Leiter <102017.1117@compuserve.com>
  • Hiroki Matsuzaki <matsu@elsip.hokudai.ac.jp>
  • Glen Miller <millergl@cadvision.com>
  • Neritan Myftiu <myftiun@undp.tirana.al>
  • Simon Robinson's sleeve notes and international DPAS fanzine Darker Than Blue
  • Julian Rudd <ruddj@logica.com>
  • Garry Smith <garry@caleyjag.demon.co.uk>
  • Gilles Snowcat <Gilles.Snowcat@ping.be> through whom you can purchase the Awaken album [with a medley consisting of This Time Around/Blind/Owed To 'G']. Send your request to:
    Awaken
    http://www.ping.be/~ping9712/awaken.htm
    BP 506 - UCCLE 5
    B-1180 BRUSSELS
    Belgium
  • Trond Strøm <trond@thehighwaystar.com>
  • Andreas Thul <andi@thehighwaystar.com>
  • Keith Wong <keithw@hk.super.net>

Plus ALL the people frequenting the newsgroup alt.music.deep-purple.

Last update: May 12, 1999

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