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SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.29 | 522 ratings

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1967/ 1976
3 stars I am a fan of Deep Purple debut album called "Shade Of Deep Purple", probably the more fresh album of Mk1 (Evans, Lord, Simper, Blackmore and Paice) because too Hard Rock side of Deep Purple Mk1 oriented. It is also true that this album is not distant from Prog but remain a good Hard Rock album. "Hush" (by Joe South) and an incredible version of Lennon/ McCartney penned "Help" plus "Mandrake Root" and "Hey Joe" are the best and imortals track in this album. "Hush" because a great Hit in USA and Purple's evergreen, since that this song is perfect for MK1. "Help" because with new arrangement that d a great grip on Lennon and McCartney that praised this version, slower than the original. "Mandrake Root" is the first Deep Purple's penned song that is a masterpiece and evergreen. "Mandrake Root" is a great Heavy Rock song, a sort of true Proto Heavy Metal song. "Hey Joe" please me more in this version that in Jimy Hendrix version because more Prog and Psychedelic. The rest of "Shades Of Deep Purple" (that I have in 1989 CD version) is good but nothing of special.

In good substance this album is good also today. But remain only the debut of Deep Purple Mk1.

1967/ 1976 | 3/5 |

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