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Encyclopedia > Perfect Strangers (album)
Perfect Strangers
LP by Deep Purple
Released November 1984
Recorded 1984
Genre Hard rock
Length 54 min 39 sec
Record label Mercury Records
Producers Roger Glover, Deep Purple
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Perfect Strangers is the eleventh studio album by Deep Purple, released in November 1984. The CD version contained extra track "Not Responsible". The album was remastered and reissued June 22, 1999 with the bonus track "Son of Alerik".

The album reached #5 in the UK and #17 on the Billboard 200 in the US.

Track listing

All songs by Blackmore, Gillan and Glover except "Son of Alerik" which was composed solely by Blackmore.

  1. "Knocking at Your Back Door" - 7:00
  2. "Under the Gun" - 4:35
  3. "Nobody's Home" - 3:55
  4. "Mean Streak" - 4:20
  5. "Perfect Strangers" - 5:23
  6. "A Gypsy's Kiss" - 4:40
  7. "Wasted Sunsets" - 3:55
  8. "Hungry Daze" - 4:44
  9. "Not Responsible" - 4:36
  10. "Son of Alerik" - 10:07 (not on original release)


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Perfect Strangers' combination of original material and traditional presentation struck a responsive chord in everybody.
Bob showcased in Oct. at the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) in Louisville, Ky. with Perfect Strangers, a band consisting of Forrest Rose on bass, Chris Brashear on fiddle and guitar, Peter McLaughlin on guitar, Jody Stecher on mandolin, and Bob Black on banjo.
The showcases were a big hit with fans and promoters alike, and many people said Perfect Strangers were their favorite of all the showcase groups.
Chris Brashear: Perfect Strangers (1030 words)
Perfect Strangers is a band of established bluegrass veterans with talent and vitality to burn.
Perfect Strangers’ presentation is unusually warm and friendly, their repertoire unique and their music outstanding.
Perfect Strangers are now a bona fide band of considerable energy and magnitude.
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