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DEEP PURPLE

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.64 | 413 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars The power of this album might be a work in the work of the first stage of Deep Purple by which Rod Evans and Nick Simper were on the register that should be called very excellent Art Rock. The popularity might be a little few for the music of the band at this time. However, the music that they had already done might have been in the region of artistry and high Music. There is a part where the shadow of the performance that the member of the second stage did as making the sound has already been seen, too. And, it is an element of Blues and an element of psychedelic in the music characters of them done at this time. And, it will have the flow from which essence as Art Rock is splendidly shown.

It was also true that the discord of the member of the band had already surfaced at time when this album was announced. The directionality of the band that the member thought about became a dissension and appeared. In Rod Evans, the fact that relations Nick Simper are related to the work of "Warhorse" is a well-known fact to the formation of "Captain Beyond". And, Tetragrammaton Records of the sales agency of this album is driven in in the state of the bankruptcy. Various factors enclosed the band as a situation of a band at that time. Various ideas of the band that found directionality the way it should be of the band and to have to face from the album and the selections might have become preparations of one Hard Rock of the following Deep Purple to the part.

The guitar of Blackmore might give the impression of keeping from in this album. However, the flow that the music at which Blackmore and Jon Lord had to aim at that time and the idea are made an embodiment as a band will have been a flow connected with the legend and the masterpiece.

Flow of part in which "Chasing Shadows" Hard Rock and Blues Rock. And, "Blind" etc. where the taste of the song of Rod Evans is expressed well splendidly express the composition of the album. "Why Didn't Rosemary?" where good feeling of Blues is expressed might be suitable for the flow of the album. "April" etc. expressed as a part of Hard of "Bird Has Flown" and perfect Art Rock might succeed as very high-quality Art Rock.

Flow that band rushes into in age of the second stage. And, the situation and it is likely to have groped at that time at the time of surrounded the band. However, Deep Purple might make the directionality of the first stage in announced the album of very artistry and high Art Rock in this album succeed and receive one the top if it thought about the artistry of the work besides those situations.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |

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