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SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE

Deep Purple

 

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5 stars Deep Purple. - Shades of Deep Purple (1968) The remarkable debut in Lp of Deep Purple mixed influences of people like Cream, The Who, The Nice or Jimi Hendrix. This sonorous conjunction defines the eight compositions of a disc that sometimes glimpses facets of pop psicodélico and others surround the same ones in a sieve of progressive rock. The great sonorous titan of this disc, in addition to its great vocalista Rod Evans, is Jon Lord, whose keyboard of classic infusion is omnipresent in all the subjects of the album, being the great definidor of all atmospheres of the same one. Ritchie Blackmore perfectly fulfills its task in the six cords, but its protagonism in this disc is quite inferior to later works of the band. The rythmical section, composed by Nick Simper and Ian Paice recalls shining passages of Redding/Mitchell and Entwistle/Moon. Pop, progressive rock, blues-rock and psicodelia occur the hand in all the pieces of the Lp, disfrutables in their totality. "And the address" is exciting instruments of clear style Jimi Hendrix Experience, "Hush", version of a subject of Joe South and first success of the band, is a rythmical and psicodélica piece with a great vocal work of Evans, "One dwells rainy day" demonstrates that the first Deep Purple could do pop of quality with similarities to sounds supplied by groups like The Nice or The Herd, with a sticky refrain and one obtained melodía. "Prelude:Happines/Ím under glad" is a magnificent piece of psicodélico rock influenced by the work of Rimsky- Korsakov "Scherezade", whose fragment "Ím under glad" is a version of one of its maximum sonorous ancestries, Cream, that had updated a subject as well of bluesman Skip James. "Mandrake Root" is shameless a plagiarism of the "Foxy Lady" of Hendrix, whereas "Love help me" is one of the best cuts of the Lp, a magnificent song of power-pop to the Who or The Nazz. Finally, two rich versions perfectly to its essence. "Help" of the Beatles to afflicted, unfolded thematic his like a sad ballad and "Hey Joe", adaptation to which it is insufflated to him of Spanish aroma, because they use a fragment of "the Hat of Three Tips" of the great classic composer Manuel de Falla. Enough moved away of found future sounds in "In rock" or "Machine Head", this valuable album debut of Deep Purple is product of its time, being satisfied like one of best British discs of year 1968, which already is to say enough.
MANTICORE | 5/5 |

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