Release date
1 Mar 2003
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Stormbringer 9:50 148,473
2 Love Don't Mean A Thing 4:22 27,981
3 Holy Man 4:29 43,136
4 Hold On 5:06 44,573
5 Lady Double Dealer 3:53 44,382
6 You Can't Do It Right 3:23 22,639
7 High Ball Shooter 4:26 32,026
8 The Gypsy 4:02 41,846
9 Soldier Of Fortune 3:13 176,282

About this album

Stormbringer is the ninth album by Deep Purple, recorded and released in 1974. It was also the second and last album recorded by the Mark III line-up, featuring:

David Coverdale - vocals
Glenn Hughes - bass, vocals
Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
Jon Lord - keyboards
Ian Paice - drums

The album was a further departure from the band’s trademark hard rock sound in favour of soul and funk elements already hinted on the previous release, Burn. David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes, the two new members of the band, had even bigger influence on the whole recording process than on Burn. Ritchie Blackmore, dissatisfied with the band’s new sound, left Deep Purple after the completion of a supporting tour, putting Mark III to an end.

Just like with Burn, most songs on Stormbringer are sung by both singers, Coverdale and Hughes, except “Holy Man” sung only by Hughes and “Soldier Of Fortune” sung only by Coverdale.

Some of the songs from the album were performed live in 1974-1976 but none of them after the band’s reunion in 1984, although Whitesnake (Coverdale-fronted band) and Glenn Hughes still include some of those tracks in their live setlists. “Soldier Of Fortune”, although not performed by the band for almost 35 years (as of 2010), is one of the most popular Deep Purple songs among fans and has been performed live by Whitesnake, Jon Lord and Blackmore’s Night.

The album was remastered and re-released in 2009, as a 35th Anniversary Edition, including the original album remastered along with some new mixes done by Glenn Hughes on disc one, and the whole album in the original 5.

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  • MaxxNemo

    underrated so much (

    10 Aug 10:17pm Reply
  • MaxxNemo

    Не знаю почему Ричи Блэкмор покинул ушел из группы пмосле этого альбома. по мне он один из лучших. я бы его поставил на ряду с их шедевром "Burn". Конечно он не столь динамичный и хардкорный, но все же музыка потрясающая.

    10 Aug 10:16pm Reply
  • Nervensis

    Don't see how anyone can say this was D.P.'s worst album, personally I think it's better than their most popular albums/songs....

    4 May 7:28pm Reply
  • mrfroll

    One of my all-time favorite albums... so underrated.

    22 Aug 2013 Reply
  • arvvaz89

    Deep Purple were so much more than "the fathers of heavy metal". They were a band that were always experimenting, even with Gillan in the band. Their incorporation of country,classical,funk,blues or whatever suited them are what made them the band they are. If you don't like anything except Highway Star or Smoke On The Water, then you're not really a deep purple fan, you're a top 40 classic rock radio fan.

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Tarkus10

    I regret my previous comment. This album is a masterpiece.

    14 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Wonaldo

    Play a game about the albums of Deep Purple !

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • rafael_freitas

    Solid album

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Szopen715

    It's nice, funky album, if it was relased by any other artist I'd be delighted. But I am disgusted - Deep Purple are fathers of heavy metal, funk doesn't fit them at all! Good album - but not a Purple album

    30 May 2012 Reply
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  • Corpseone

    I can't agree with opinion that Stormbringer is the worst Purple album. For me it's one of their best (definitely better than majority of albums recorded with Gillan and Glover (I mainly think of albums with Steve Morse on guitar - In Rock, Machine Head, Perfect Strangers, Fireball have its own posisition in history of rock pantheon but other albums with Blackmore are not good enough) I love MARK III and IV line up (Coverdale & Hughes vocal era) and material recorded by them.(1. Stormbringer, 2. Burn ,3. Come Taste The Band).

    15 May 2012 Reply
  • ReachDown

    So powerful !

    23 Feb 2012 Reply
  • nacht_vogel

    it's not a bad album, but still their weakest release...

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    ...EXCEPT for all the other ones. Honestly, I have been listening to all of their albums in order, and I absolutely love all of them, except for this one. I felt it start to slip with parts of "Burn" but I'm learning here that I'm not a Coverdale fan. His vocals are a bit too r&b/soul/boogie influenced for me, and rather hammy, imo. For being the new guy in the band, he had way too much influence on the music. Plus it's obvious on this album that Blackmore wasn't into it. It's no wonder that he left and formed Rainbow. Maybe I'll change my mind if I listen to it again but at first listen I'm not thrilled with the style of most of it.

    9 Jan 2012 Reply
  • gsalesvz

    Best Purple album. No exceptions.

    4 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Bone-man

    what's wrong with High Ball Shooter? [3] The keyboard solo is so amazing that it makes my ears bleed!

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Blackmore: Shoeshine music rofl! Politically incorrect but I don;t give a fuck, funny as hell. And sorry for him, but this is one fiiine album...

    1 Aug 2011 Reply
  • KarlaNeves

    meu preferido ♥

    29 Jul 2011 Reply
  • RaiqueThrasher

    what's wrong with High Ball Shooter? [2]

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • cwpanti

    what's wrong with High Ball Shooter?

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
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