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SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.30 | 535 ratings

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Progressive!
4 stars ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED ALBUMS I HAVE EVER HEARD IN MY SHORT LIFE

Maybe i am the only one of my age who likes DP's lineup one a as much as the second one. I like both of them, but lineup 1 is far more progressive, altough i must admit lineup 2 is more virtous at their instruments, especially Gillan.

the only songs i disilike are "one more rainy day", and "love help me". all the other tracks are great, especially "and the adress"," hey joe", and "Prelude: happiness / i 'm so glad".

i highlight Jon Lord's keybord introductios, he's one of the finest keyboardist i rock music (IMHO). sadly i feel his importance in writing material for the band diminished as time passed.

4 stars because it only contains 2 weak songs, and in the years prog wasn't so predominant, having a great proto-prog album is a nice achievement.

*PD* it doesn't get 5 stars partially because the sound production is really mediocre. (i the booklet it says that its because the mater tapes were lost, though)

Progressive! | 4/5 |

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