The Perfect Strangers
album features the Mark II lineup of Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Ian Paice and Jon Lord. It was the first Deep Purple album with this lineup since their 1973 effort Who Do We Think We Are
In re-forming this permutation of the band, they froze out David Coverdale, who was with them from 1973-1976. According to Ian Paice, Coverdale was not happy about it, but understood the decision. Paice said the Mark II lineup was the only one he would have re-formed with.
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