DEEP PURPLE is featured in a new series of albums “featuring the greatest hits, signature tunes and fan favorites of the most popular artists in music history,” which promise to offer “unprecedented value to consumers.” The aptly named “Icon” series from Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) launched in August 31, 2010, with releases from 30 major artists spanning rock, pop, R&B and country.
Each album, at a “great price,” includes roughly a dozen hit tracks.
Due on January 10, 2012, the DEEP PURPLE “Icon” compilation will feature the following songs:
01. Smoke On The Water (live)
02. Hush (live)
03. Woman From Tokyo (live)
04. Knocking At Your Back Door
05. Call Of The Wild
06. Perfect Strangers
07. Bad Attitude
08. Nobody’s Home
09. Black Night (live)
10. Child In Time (live)
11. Strange Kind Of Woman (live)
DEEP PURPLE‘s 18th studio album, “Rapture of the Deep“, was released in November 2005. It was the fourth studio CD from DEEP PURPLE since guitarist Steve Morse joined the band in 1994. It was also the second album to feature veteran keyboardist Don Airey.
“Rapture of the Deep” was produced by Mike Bradford, who also worked on the band’s previous release, 2003‘s “Bananas“.