Smoke on the Water

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"Smoke on the Water" is a song by English rock band Deep Purple, released on their 1972 studio album Machine Head. It chronicles the 1971 fire at Montreux Casino.

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"Smoke on the Water"
1973 German single sleeve
Single by Deep Purple
from the album Machine Head
B-side"Smoke on the Water" (live)
ReleasedMay 1973[1]
RecordedDecember 1971
  • 5:41 (album version)
  • 3:54 (single version)
  • 6:15 (Roger Glover remix)
Producer(s)Deep Purple
Deep Purple singles chronology
"Never Before"
"Smoke on the Water"
"Woman from Tokyo"
Audio sample
Deep Purple studio album chronology
Machine Head
Who Do We Think We Are
"Smoke on the Water" Video on YouTube

In a 2004 publication by Rolling Stone magazine "Smoke on the Water" was ranked number 434 on its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time",[5] Total Guitar magazine's ranked "Smoke on the Water" number 4 on its "Greatest Guitar Riffs Ever",[6] and in March 2005, Q magazine placed "Smoke on the Water" at number 12 in its list of the 100 greatest guitar tracks.[7]