Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers

by Deep PurpleDeep Purple


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Deep Purple's definitive Mark II lineup reunited for 1984's Perfect Strangers. It is one of the better examples of a reunion album, although the band's uneasy camaraderie only lasted a few more years. "Knocking at Your Back Door" opens the album with a roar. Ian Gillan's lyrics don't make much sense, but Ritchie Blackmore's guitar riffs and Ian Paice's thunderous drumming carry this song as well as the rest of the album. The robotic rhythm of the title cut relies on Jon Lord's organ work. The 1999 remastered reissue features the bonus track "Son of Alerik." This fascinating, mid-tempo, ten-minute instrumental was the B-side of the "Perfect Strangers" 12" single in the U.K.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/22/1999
Label: Mercury
UPC: 0731454604529
catalogNumber: 546045
Rank: 5096

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Deep Purple   Primary Artist
Ritchie Blackmore   Guitar
Roger Glover   Synthesizer,Bass
Jon Lord   Keyboards
Ian Paice   Drums

Technical Credits

Deep Purple   Producer
Ian Gillan   Composer,Contributor
Ritchie Blackmore   Composer,Contributor
Roger Glover   Composer,Producer
Jon Lord   Composer,Contributor
Nick Blagona   Engineer
Ian Paice   Composer,Contributor
Suha Gur   Remixing
George Corsillo   Cover Design
Bill Levy   Art Direction
Craig Sprovach   Logo Concept

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