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SHADES OF DEEP PURPLE

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.29 | 367 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 8/10

Before Smoke on the Water, was the psychedelic ...

Shades of Deep Purple is a perfect example of the musical ferment of the late '60s, the rise of mergers and their psychedelic rock with blues rock that will generate both hard rock and heavy metal itself as progressive rock. Using distroções, trials and soils demonstrates that these men wanted nothing with that silly and childish rock of the 50s and early 60's - music is a mature, daring, the symbol of an era.

Half of the album is made ​​up of covers, but they owe nothing to their originals. A version of Beatles' Help!, is simply fantastic. Slow, emotional ... this song hit me. Also impressive is their instrumental adaptation of classic piece Scheherezade, from russian composer Rimsky- Korsakov. For a change, here the star is Jon Lord, the master of the Hammond Organ. His sound is unmistakable, and I think that's what makes Deep Purple as distinct from other bands of hard rock / heavy metal (besides, of course, the great taste of Lord for classical music). Other highlights include a cover of Hush, and the opening instrumental And The Adress.

4 healthy stars. an example of why I love this period of history.

voliveira | 4/5 |

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