Deep Purple Discography

STORMBRINGER

Mk 3. Recorded August 1974
Musicland Studios, Munich,
and The Record Plant, Los Angeles.
Charts : UK 6 / US 20

1: Stormbringer / Love Don't Mean A Thing / Holy Man / Hold On 2 : Lady Double Dealer / You Can't Do It Right /
Highball Shooter / The Gypsy / Soldier Of Fortune


VINYL EDITIONS

GREAT BRITAIN : Purple TPS 3508 : November 1974 SS

Painting of winged horse in a tornado across front & back. Name in red/pink, title below in red. (see photo) Lyrics across back cover. From 1989 bar code added to back and printers name blanked out.


AMERICA V1 : Warner Brothers PR 2832 : November 1974 SS
As UK but much bluer, name in red, title smaller & white. Line from Highball Shooter lyric missing on UK sleeve is restored.

AMERICA V2 : Warner Brothers PR4 2832 : 1975 SS
Quadraphonic remix gives different sound to most tracks. Soldier Of Fortune has a different vocal part at one point. Quad logo on sleeve. (see photo)

 


CANADA V1 : Warner Brothers PR 2832 : 1974 SS
As USA with Warner Brothers palmtree label.

CANADA V2 : Warner Brothers PR 2832 : 197-
SS

As above but name in orange on front.

JAPAN V1 : Warner Brothers P 8524W : 1974 SS Early copies had poster in. Cover as USA

JAPAN : Warner Brothers P 1011W : 197- SS
as above

All other vinyl editions substantially the same as Great Britain except:

ARGENTINA (EMI Odeon 8043 : 1974)
where title is in Spanish - Traetormentas - on front. Two editions exist, later one has a 'Heavy Metal' logo added (see photo).

URUGUAY (Odeon SURL 21555) also has the title Traetormentas

 

MOZAMBIQUE (Purple TPS 3508)
uses a hand painted copy of UK art in black on orange (see photo)

 

 

SOUTH KOREA (Odeon OLE 444)
the LP is retitled SOLDIER OF FORTUNE and the track Stormbringer is omitted (see photo).


EU : EMI TPSD 3508 / 5099926464213 : Feb 23. 2009 2LP

LP 1/2 - Original album remastered

LP 3/4 - Glenn Hughes remixes Holy Man / You Can't Do It Right / Love Don't Mean A Thing / Hold On + High Ball Shooter (instrumental - from 6CD box set) + 3 Quad versions in stereo.



 

SPECIAL COLLECTORS' ITEMS

The album was originally called SILENCE and a sleeve mock-up was made (see photo).

They then changed the title to STORMBRINGER and a new mock-up was made but rejected as too destructive an image! (See photo).

Both these were one-offs and are in the DPAS Archives.

The final sleeve painting was closely based on a famous photograph of a tornado in America.



RECOMMENDED COMPACT DISC EDITION

EU : EMI TPSX 3508 / 5099926464527 : Feb 23. 2009 2CD

CD 1 - Original album remastered + Glenn Hughes remixes Holy Man / You Can't Do It Right / Love Don't Mean A Thing / Hold On + High Ball Shooter (instrumental - from 6CD box set)

CD 2 (DVD) - Original album Quadrophonic mix 4.1 DTS 96/24 and stereo 48/24

2009 DPAS/Darker Than Blue.
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