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DEEP PURPLE

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.64 | 423 ratings

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Zitro
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2 stars 2 1/3 stars

The Second album from Deep Purple has more original material, but the musicianship of this album is much weaker than DP's debut album.

Chasing Shadows is a mediocre hard rocker that is not a great way to start the album (for me). Blind is a good symphonic rocker. Lalena is a nice mellow track with a good keyboard solo. Fault Line is extremely repetitive and weak. The Painter follows Fault Line and it is a better track. "Why Didn't Rosemary" is driven by a simple rhythm and has good guitar playing all over the song. "Bird has Flown" is a rocker with a mellow keyboard solo close to the end. April is the closer and easily the best track of the album. As reviewer Kotro pointed out, this song sounds like Italian Symphonic rock. There is also something unique about it : This is 1969 and this song is purely progressive rock!

1. Chasing shadows (3/10) 2. Blind (6/10) 3. Lalena (6/10) 4. Fault line (1/10) 5. The painter (6/10) 6. Why didn't Rosemary? (5.5/10) 7. Bird has flown (4.5/10) 8. April (7.5/10)

My Rating : D+

Zitro | 2/5 |

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