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Deep Purple HM Photo Book

Deep Purple HM Photo Book
Omnibus Press. Published 1983.
A4+ paperback, 128 pages

This was originally published in Japan, one in a series of photo books covering major rock bands. It was then issued in Europe with a brief biography by Chris Welch tacked on at the end.

Basically the book is a collection of photographs from four Japanese photographers and libraries, covering the years 1968-1976. They are printed more or less at random, and cover just certain shows or events. You do get some rarely seen pictures, but they are not described, dated or annotated. Great for fans yes, but a little dull for casual buyers. It's now quite hard to find.