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THE BOOK OF TALIESYN

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.17 | 373 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars Finding their feet.

Mk 1 of Deep Purple released three albums. This is the second album. It has some cover versions and some own compositions.

The music is typical 1960s with rampant keyboards and guitars. John Lord and Ritchie Blackmore are in fine form here and is really finding their voice..... make that tones..... on this album. Tones and sounds carried over to their great Mk 2 albums, well at least In Rock and Machine Head. Rod Evans, later Captain Beyond, does a great job on the vocals.

The songs here are really good. This album also includes the semi-classic Wring That Neck which is a great song and a pointer to what Deep Purple would do later. But the best song here are Deep Purple's take on River Deep, Mountain High. A song immortalised by Ike & Tina Turner. Deep Purple's take on this song is different though. But still a great version.

The rest of the songs are good, with the notably exception of their version of The Beatles's We Can Work It Out. A song which does not fit into this album at all. This album is still an enjoyable listen, though.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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