Mark I & II – Deep Purple – 1973



Album Mark I & II by Deep Purple
Album Mark I & II by Deep Purple

Mark I & II is a compilation album by Deep Purple, released in December 1973, after Ian Gillan had left the band in June 1973. It contains material originally released between 1968 and 1973. This double LP was released on EMI’s German subsidiary Electrola.

Mark I & II is considered to be a valuable compilation album that showcases the diversity of Deep Purple’s early sound. The album is a must-have for any fan of the band and is a testament to their enduring popularity.


  • Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
  • Rod Evans – vocals (tracks 1-4)
  • Ian Gillan – vocals (tracks 5-12)
  • Nick Simper – bass, backing vocals (tracks 1-4)
  • Roger Glover – bass (tracks 5-12)
  • Jon Lord – keyboards, backing vocals
  • Ian Paice – drums

The different versions published for this album :