As far as Deep Purple is concerned, one can point o several iterations of the band as heir favorite. Certainly, several MARK lineups have been well-received. The first round of the Ian Gillan years were certainly their most defining. The David Coverdale period had its share of fans as did the Tommy Bolin era. Nevertheless, Deep Purple still remains as one of the great Rock bands of the ’70s.

On September 9, Rhino Records will release a compilation of career-spanning songs called A Fire In The Sky. The planned album is to be released as a selected songs single CD, as well as a more complete collection of all-encompassing Deep Purple tracks for the 3CD Edition. Currently, I don’t have the track-list but I’ll post when I do.