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Smoke On The Water

From the Album Machine Head
October 1, 2011 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: January 30, 2001
  • Release Date: January 30, 2001
  • Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
  • Copyright: 2004 Warner Bros. Records. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing
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  • Duration: 5:42 minutes
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  • ASIN: B0011Z10UC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,478 Paid in Songs (See Top 100 Paid in Songs)

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This song brings back a lot of memories.
Markl1201
This song stands the test of time I've heard it probably 1,000 times and everytime I hear it I turn the radio up and sing along.
RAZORBACK FAN
It's catchy guitar keeps you humming it all day....
Andrew & Cindy

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

"Smoke on the Water," originally from the great Deep Purple album "Machine Head," has one of the most iconic riffs in all of rock courtesy of Ritchie Blackmore and his Strat. Easily the most recognizable and popular song from Deep Purple's catalogue, the song chronicles an actual event. In December 1971 Deep Purple was in Montreux, Switzerland to record an album at the Montreux Casino next to Lake Geneva using mobile recording equipment owned by the Rolling Stones. During a Frank Zappa concert on December 4, a fan set off a flare gun, setting the ceiling on fire and burning the complex to the ground. The flames and smoke drifted over the lake, while the members of Deep Purple watched. The band then had to scramble for a venue to record "Machine Head" in, and finally settled on the Montreux Grand Hotel. The song is quite an accurate piece of history, and definitely one of the heaviest, most listenable pieces of musical history ever recorded.

The song has appeared in various versions (the most amusing is from Pat Boone's "In a Metal Mood," with Blackmore reprising his role on guitar) on many albums. I recommend "Machine Head," but the "Best Hits" album is also a good buy at a reasonable price. One thing's certain, though: no musical library should be without this staple.
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One of the best songs out there!
Deep purple had some great songs of their time - this is one of their top list.
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Very good old rock and roll song from the 70's. It has an excellent beat and really sounds good on this download.
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By lan_man on October 19, 2013
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My understanding is that the band wrote the song while on tour, standing on their balcony watching the fire burn near a lake, hence smoke on the water. Timeless classic.
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Sometimes you just want to listen again to those songs from your youth. This is one such song. Very well performed.
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By Markl1201 on July 31, 2013
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This song brings back a lot of memories.I use to listen to it on my 8 track player. AAAA ++++
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By Linda Novak on June 26, 2013
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Very satisfied with the download of this song. Exactly what I wanted.
Again, appreciate the opportunity to listen to multiple samples before making a decision.
Thanks.
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