Deep Purple

Smoke on the Water: The Best Of

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Deep Purple has been the subject of many greatest-hits compilations. This ten-track budget set from Warner's Flashback label includes the original full-length versions of the band's biggest hits, like "Smoke on the Water" and "Woman from Tokyo," while also shining a light on early to mid-'70s metal gems "Burn," "Fireball," and "Highway Star." The selection is decent, but some fans may question the inclusion of "Never Before" and "Stormbringer" over "Strange Kind of Woman" and "Speed King." For a more thorough trip through Deep Purple's catalog, pick up The Very Best of Deep Purple on Rhino.

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