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Machine Head and In Concert’72 on vinyl

In addition to the Machine Head 40th anniversary box set, EMI will be releasing on October 8 two more anniversary editions, both on vinyl: a remastered Machine Head and remixed In Concert’72. Here’s the rundown.

Machine Head

  • Original album, newly remastered in 2012 by Jon Astley;
  • audiophile 180gram heavyweight vinyl in a gatefold sleeve reproducing the original cover;
  • features a 6 panel lyric sheet;
  • package includes bonus 7″ single Never Before / When A Blind Man Cries in a Purple Records house bag.

In Concert’72 Deluxe 2LP Set

In Concert’72 40th anniversary cover art

  • Recorded at the BBC’s Paris Theatre, London on 9th March 1972 (previously available on the second part of In Concert 70/72);
  • Double LP set on purple vinyl;
  • features a new 2012 mix from the original 8 track tapes with the original set list in its correct order;
  • remixed at Abbey Road Studios;
  • new artwork and photographs by Barry Plummer taken at the concert itself;
  • because of the duration of the concert and issues with sound quality in relation to the length of audio on sides of LPs, the encore Lucille is being issued on the A-side of a 33 1/3 purple vinyl 7” housed in a Purple Records bag;
  • single’s B-side features an exclusive to this edition and previously unreleased version of Maybe I’m A Leo recorded during the soundcheck; Simon Robinson describes it as “very rough indeed – with Gillan singing just a few bits (to save his voice)”.

Track list:

Record 1
Side 1

  1. Introduction
  2. Highway Star
  3. Strange Kind of Woman

Side 2

  1. Maybe I’m a Leo
  2. Smoke On the Water

Record 2
Side 1

  1. Never Before
  2. Lazy

Side 2

  1. Space Truckin’

Bonus 7 Inch

Side 1: Lucille
Side 2: Maybe I’m a Leo (Soundcheck)

11 Comments to “Machine Head and In Concert’72 on vinyl”:

  1. 1
    Monika says:

    On Amazon you can already pre-order the Machine Head LP:


    € 55,99, though ?!?

    They do take the money from the livings, as we say around here…

  2. 2
    buttockss says:

    I like it, will be a nice addition to my deep purple collection of 38 vinyl albums .

  3. 3
    Frankflori says:


    was ist mit Abandon als Vinyl, fehlt noch !

  4. 4
    Masse444 says:

    Very Cool!

  5. 5
    Nupsi59 says:

    I think there are enough releases of this important album. I have the original Vinyl, the MC, the CD, the anniversary CD, the DVD-Audio, the SACD, the “classic album”-DVD (where they forgot “Lazy”)…

    It’s still my favourite Album after all these years, but enough is enough…

  6. 6
    john victor says:

    how about the other albums such as Fireball, Burn, In Rock, Stormbringer, Come Taste The Band or who do we think we are? would they be alsore-released like this?

  7. 7
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Only the Bonus Track is of anything worthy here for me. I have the original Domestic vinyl and various European and Japanese pressings too (as with all Purple albums from ‘Purpendicular’ back to the first MK1 record. I will definitely seek the ‘Maybe I’m a Leo’ sound-check performance though.


  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    As yet I have not been able to listen.
    But……really…….a REMIX is not more interesting than 1 track from a soundcheck?

  9. 9
    LRT says:

    Going to have to really button my lip here… there might be a chance Steve Hoffman does ‘fine work,’ though. Man alive!

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I ordered my copy

    Wake me up please::::Larry::::::Steve Hoffman does what

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I googled a bit


    Appearantly I missed out on the info that he does the MASTERING

    But who does the REMIX then:::::

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