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THE BOOK OF TALIESYN

Deep Purple

 

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3.16 | 406 ratings

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Vobiscum
3 stars When I heard "Shades of Deep Purple" I confess I was a little disappointed with the band. The so-called reputation and what I heard did not fit. A second chance was necessary for a band as respected as Deep Purple. I decided to hear the next album "The Book of Taliesyn"... A cover much more interesting than the previous, where you can view images sung in "Listen, Learn, Read On", for example: "he hare he bounds across the page. Past castles white and fair. Past dreaming chessmen on their boards. With a fool's mate as a snare." It was possible to notice a different sound, melodies and chords better built, own compositions. The first time I heard of "Jon Lord" was as a guest musician on some albums "Black Sabbath" and "Ozzy". It was visible to the quality even playing in a few moments over the shares mentioned. On this album the fascination for technical quality and creative "Jon Lord" only increased. "Wring That Neck" or "Hard Road" is a wonderful instrumental track. Point for all members, in fact, a small detail, throughout the album, "Rod Evans" was here less significant to me. "Kentucky Woman" has a more exquisite record for "Jon Lord", of course "Ian Paice" does not leave for less. If I were to summarize this album in a single name: "Jon Lord". "Exposition / We Can Work It Out" offers us another brilliant moment of harmony of the band. In all aspects the album for me represented a significant advance over the previous. I have the slight impression that "Ritchie Blackmore" is much more perky. "Evans" interprets well the song "Anthem" with an emotion consistent with the letter, "Memories still bring me a numbness to my feelings." "River Deep, Mountain High" ends the album with a sense of accomplishment.

Vobiscum | 3/5 |

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