Deep Purple - In Rock
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Based on 73 ratings
1970 Ratings: #47
June 3, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Harvest, Warner Bros. / Label
Hard Rock / Genres
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The studio debut of Deep Purple's Mark II lineup does a much better job at proving their worth than that live symphonic collaboration they did with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. While this isn't as good as most of what the Mark I lineup did, In Rock gets straight to the point and really shows you why this is the lineup the band is best known for.

Right off the bat, I feel like Ritchie Blackmore's guitar work is even more lively than ever. For a guy who proved himself time and time again ... read more
Can we all just take a moment and just appreciate Ritchie Blackmore's guitar work on this album and it showcases why he is a contender for best guitarist ( at least in the Top 50) and ultimately In Rock is an essential 1970's rock album.

Track Review

Speed King 8.5/10
Bloodsucker 8/10
Child In Time 10/10
Flight of the Rat 8/10
Into the Fire 8.5/10
Living Wreck 8.5/10
Hard Lovin' Man 8.5/10

Average: 8.7/10
classic review:
7. Hard Lovin' Man
6. Flight of the Rat
5. Into the Fire
4. Child in Time
3. Speed King
2. Bloodsucker
1. Living Wreck
This album is loaded with attitude and infused with adrenaline. Lord and Blackmore duel like fine swordsmen.

Standout tracks to my ears: Speed King - Child In Time - Into The Fire
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Track List

  1. Speed King
  2. Bloodsucker
  3. Child in Time
  4. Flight of the Rat
  5. Into the Fire
  6. Living Wreck
  7. Hard Lovin' Man
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Added on: April 26, 2014