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Stormbringer

Deep Purple

℗ 1974 Purple Records TPS 3508

℗ 1974 Warner Brothers Records BS 2832

℗ 1991 - 91 00127

℗ 2009 Purple Records TPSX 3508

Deep Purple  1974  Stormbringer

Stormbringer, recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich in August 1974, falls short of the excellence of Machine Head and Who Do We Think We Are, but nonetheless boasts some definite classics including the fiery Lady Double Dealer, the ominous title song (a Gothic-metal treasure), the sweaty High Ball Shooter and the melancholy ballad Soldier of Fortune. Most of the other songs on the decent, if uneven, Stormbringer (which Metal Blade reissued on CD in the early '90s) are not essential. Like Come Taste the Band, Stormbringer will be of interest to Purple's more enthusiastic fans rather than casual listeners, who would be much better off starting out with either of the above-mentioned studio projects or the live Made in Japan. Alex Henderson.

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Stormbringer

Soldier of Fortune