Header

FROM THE PURPLE SKIES

Wicked Minds

Heavy Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Wicked Minds From The Purple Skies album cover
4.31 | 56 ratings | 6 reviews | 30% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
progressive rock music


Write a review
Buy WICKED MINDS Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. From the purple skies (6:08)
2. The elephant stone (6:33)
3. Drifting (7:41)
4. Across the sunrise (8:53)
5. Forever my queen (2:57)
6. Rising above (7:02)
7. Queen of violet (6:19)
8. Space child (9:09)
9. Gypsy (5:22)
10. Return to Uranus (18:14)

Total Time: 78:18

Lyrics

Search WICKED MINDS From The Purple Skies lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search WICKED MINDS From The Purple Skies tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Lucio Calegari / guitar, backing vocals
- Paolo "Apollo" Negri / keyboards
- Enrico Garilli / bass
- J.C. Cinel / lead vocals, guitar
- Andrea Concarotti / drums

Releases information

CD Black Widow Records (Italy) 2004

Thanks to Grendelbox for the addition
and to Memowakeman for the last updates
Edit this entry

WICKED MINDS MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy WICKED MINDS From The Purple Skies Music


Visioni Deliri E IllusioniVisioni Deliri E Illusioni
Import
Black Widow 2013
Audio CD$19.94
$29.00 (used)
WitchflowerWitchflower
Import
Black Widow 2006
Audio CD$39.99
$28.97 (used)
From the Purple SkiesFrom the Purple Skies
Import
Black Widow 2005
Audio CD$49.99
$44.98 (used)
Misundastood Platinum EditionMisundastood Platinum Edition
CD Baby 2009
Audio CD$14.99
WM 3WM 3
Explicit Lyrics
East Side 2005
Audio CD$8.49
$0.50 (used)
MisundastoodMisundastood
G-Spot 2006
Audio CD$6.99
$2.89 (used)
Wicked Minds - Something Wicked This Way ComesWicked Minds - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Multiple Formats · Letterboxed
East Side 2005
DVD$3.22
$7.20 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
WICKED MINDS - HOSTILITY NEW CD US $19.20 Buy It Now 3h 9m
WICKED MINDS - WM3 NEW CD US $21.88 Buy It Now 3h 9m
MUTALA - Cloning Wicked Minds (CD 2008) Rare Death Metal Sweet Poison US $15.99 Buy It Now 18h 37m
Chicano Rap Wicked Minds CD The Unforgiven NEW Sealed Explict [PA] East side rec US $9.98 Buy It Now 1 day
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds - Misundastood - WRECK Chino Grande Cecy B Slow Pain US $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Mutala - Cloning Wicked Minds [CD New] US $18.65 Buy It Now 3 days
CLONING WICKED MINDS - NEW CD US $18.91 Buy It Now 3 days
Wicked Minds - Wm3 [CD New] US $12.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Wicked Minds - Homies [CD New] US $11.95 Buy It Now 3 days
Wicked Minds - Homies CD US $15.66 Buy It Now 3 days
Wicked Minds - Wm3 CD US $18.20 Buy It Now 3 days
Wicked Minds - Hostility CD US $16.53 Buy It Now 3 days
WICKED MINDS - HOMIES NEW CD US $18.43 Buy It Now 3 days
Wicked Minds - Unforgiven (R) (2004) - Used - Compact Disc US $4.42 Buy It Now 4 days
WICKED MINDS - HOSTILITY [PA] - NEW CD US $10.67 Buy It Now 5 days
WICKED MINDS HOMIES CHINO GRANDE WRECK BABY WICKED CUETE YESKA CHICANO RAP CD US $8.99 Buy It Now 5 days
MUTALA - CLONING WICKED MINDS (NEW & SEALED) Metal CD #8019991866511 US $4.13 Buy It Now 5 days
WICKED MINDS - WM3 [PA] * - NEW CD US $14.05 Buy It Now 6 days
Chicano Rap CD Gangsta Chronicles Still Ballin 2 - Marro Brownside Wicked Minds US $10.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds Compilation - FROST CONEJO Marro Wreck Bugzy Cuete US $10.00 Buy It Now 8 days
WICKED MINDS-RADIO EDITS-PROMO CD SINGLE-BROWN PRIDE/NO LOVE-CLOSE YOUR EYES-U.S US $3.50 Buy It Now 11 days
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds Compilation Vol. 2 - Wreck Chino Grande Baby Wicked US $10.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Wicked Minds - Hostility [CD New] US $13.65 Buy It Now 11 days
MUTALA-CLONING WICKED MINDS US $2.99 Buy It Now 11 days
Latin All Stars Rap CD Frost Slow Pain Wicked Minds G-Fellas Nino Brown ALT US $10.00 Buy It Now 12 days
Wicked Minds - Boxset [CD New] US $14.32 Buy It Now 12 days
WICKED MINDS - BOXSET NEW CD US $24.16 Buy It Now 12 days
Wicked Minds,WM 3, Explicit Lyrics US $10.09 Buy It Now 12 days
Wicked Minds - Homies (R) (2002) - Used - Compact Disc US $0.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Chicano Rap CD Lil Blacky - Big Ballin - Slow Pain POPS Hectic ODM Wicked Minds US $10.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds - Homies - Wreck Baby Wicked Lil Rob Lil Blacky ALT US $10.00 Buy It Now 14 days
CUETE JAMES-Round Towne Music-HIP-HOP-R&B-Lil Rob-SLOW PAIN-Wicked Minds-DUCE-cd US $7.49 Buy It Now 14 days
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds - Hostility - Cam Capone Royal T Midget Loco Cecy B US $10.00 Buy It Now 14 days
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds - Illuminati - Wreck Chino Grande Bugzy Ese Grouch US $10.00 Buy It Now 14 days
Wicked Minds - Boxset CD US $22.16 Buy It Now 14 days
WICKED MINDS CD: "MISUNDASTOOD" OOP 2001 US $8.99 Buy It Now 15 days
WICKED MINDS - UNFORGIVEN [PA] - NEW CD US $13.62 Buy It Now 15 days
WICKED MINDS - BOXSET [BOX] [PA] [WICKED MINDS] [CD BOXSET] [4 - NEW CD BOXSET US $13.68 Buy It Now 15 days
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds - LEGION - WRECK Chino Grande Cecy B LBOY Ese Daz US $10.00 Buy It Now 16 days
MUTALA - CLONING WICKED MINDS NEW CD US $25.30 Buy It Now 16 days
Chicano Rap CD Mr Youngster Down 4 My Sh*t Gangsters - Wicked Minds PAYASO Chino US $10.00 Buy It Now 17 days
Chicano Rap CD Wreck of Wicked Minds - the 18th Angels - Big Temps Eriq Weeto US $10.00 Buy It Now 17 days
Wicked Minds Misundastood CD US $9.87 Buy It Now 18 days
Wicked Minds - The Unforgiven G-FUNK PROPER DOS LIL ROB BLACKY BABY CHINO GRANDE US $9.99 Buy It Now 20 days
Wreck Of Wicked Minds - 18th Angel (R) (2006) - Used - Compact Disc US $2.98 Buy It Now 21 days
Chicano Rap CD Wreck of Wicked Minds - Pockets Full of Quarters - Conejo Frank V US $10.00 Buy It Now 21 days
THREE CHICANO RAP CDS RARE HIPHOP MS KRAZIE,WICKED MINDS, ALT & MORE WHOLESALE US $20.00 Buy It Now 23 days
Chicano Rap CD West Coast Riders 2000 - Wicked Minds Thee Suspect MADILL US $10.00 Buy It Now 24 days
Chicano Rap CD West Coast Ridaz Vol. 1 - Wicked Minds Organized Crime MADILL US $10.00 Buy It Now 24 days
WICKED MINDS visioni, Deliri CD ITALIAN PROG TRIBUTE US $24.86 Buy It Now 24 days
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds the Unforgiven - Chino Grande WRECK Baby Wicked ODM US $10.00 Buy It Now 25 days
Chicano Rap CD Wicked Minds 3 - WRECK Lil Rob Dominator Romero Bugzy Slow Pain US $10.00 Buy It Now 26 days
Chicano Rap CD LBOY - the South Side Boss - Huero Snipes FROST Wicked Minds US $10.00 Buy It Now 26 days
Cloning Wicked Minds - Mutala New & Sealed CD-JEWEL CASE Free Shipping US $18.66 Buy It Now 29 days
Wreck - Wicked Minds - The 18th Angel - Big Temps US $9.99 Buy It Now 29 days
Wicked Minds Boxed Set - Minds Wicked New & Sealed Compact Disc Free Shipping US $22.91 Buy It Now 29 days

More places to buy WICKED MINDS music online Buy WICKED MINDS & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for WICKED MINDS DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

WICKED MINDS From The Purple Skies ratings distribution


4.31
(56 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(30%)
30%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(49%)
49%
Good, but non-essential (19%)
19%
Collectors/fans only (2%)
2%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

WICKED MINDS From The Purple Skies reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by Mellotron Storm
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars WICKED MINDS are from Italy and they play a URIAH HEEP / DEEP PURPLE style of music although they throw in some psychedelia. Lots of Hammond organ and guitar in this one. It took me a long time to track down this album, but was it ever worth it !

The first track "From The Purple Skies" starts out spacey, but is soon dominated by the Hammond organ, and check out the guitar solo before 4 minutes. This sounds like it came right out of the seventies. "The Elephant Stone" starts with the focus on the vocals and organ. Nice guitar solo before a minute. I like when it slows down before 2 1/2 minutes with psychedelic vocals. It kicks back in. "Drifting" as the title suggests is dreamy at times with some beautiful flute. Some aggressive moments too though. "Across The Sunrise" begins with mellotron as drums beat. The guitar starts to solo as the organ joins in. Great sound. Vocals don't come in until after 4 minutes. "Forever My Queen" is sung by the lead guitarist and is a heavy, SABBATH-like song. Nice. "Rising Above" has a DOORS sound to the organ, a real 60's psychedelic sound to this one. Love the guitar after 2 1/2 minutes and later. "Queen Of Violet" opens with distorted SABBATH-like guitar as drums pound then the organ kicks in. A calm with almost whispered vocals before they kick in. Some amazing guitar in this one. "Space Child" is dedicated to Lucio's two children. Overall it's pretty mellow with soft vocals and lots of flute. It does break out at times though. Ripping guitar before 7 1/2 minutes that goes on and on. "Gypsy" is a URIAH HEEP cover. It sounds like Jon Lord on the organ though, an infectious beat to this one.The last song, the epic at over 18 minutes in length and the best song title i've heard in a long time. It's called "Return To Uranus". This song has lot's of time changes, some psychedelic guitar playing, as well as an awesome Gilmour-like guitar solo. Lot's of organ and flute too. Just a monster song from the purple skies !

Highly recommended if there was any doubt.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Mellotron Storm (BETA) | Report this review (#91528) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, September 23, 2006

Review by Prog-jester
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars I remember a year ago I received the name of this Italian band as a result of my forum request on finding a URIAH HEEP/DEEP PURPLE-related NEW band. A year passed, I’ve found their album and I’m shocked!!! This is the best presence a fan of 70s Hard Prog can make to himself!

I must say this is the best album from this Spring I heard so far. Imagine TRUE old 70s sound and manner, a-la URIAH HEEP, DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN, even JETHRO TULL and PINK FLOYD! Also related bands are 2066 AND THEN, KHAN, IRON BUTTERFLY, BIGELF etc. Awesome mixture of genres, which is usual for early 70s but pretty rare in our pragmatic days. Good Lord, I love those times, though I was born much later.

The album lasts for 78 minutes, and personally I see it as a 2LP (6 tracks vs. 4 tracks). These guys have both atmospheric and rocky parts in their long songs, they even covered UH’s “Gypsy” – and I prefer it to original so far!!! Closing “Return to Uranus” 18- min long epic is the most psychedelic stuff here, THE DOORS-related at times, but it’s mostly heavy, u’know ;) . Amazingly melodic (though riffy), brilliantly played and recorded, album has LOADS of analogue instruments (lovely fuzzy Lordish/Henslish Hammond!). And the band themselves are analogue! I mean I expected sissy boys with hair cut short in booklet (like some Retro-Prog bands look), but hella no! They are extremely hairy and posing in almost SABBATHish scenery and clothes! I like bands WITH appropriate image, and WICKED MINDS are brilliant in all aspects. Now I want their DVD!!!

Don’t even try to explain your doubts now. Don’t make this album even more overlooked, it’s a shame!!! Write or call to BLACK WIDOW label, purchase “From the Purple Skies” and welcome back to 70s!!! Utterly recommended and not be missed! A Must for every fan of good old days!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Prog-jester (BETA) | Report this review (#124902) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars This album is the second one from the band , but since their debut had a very limited distribution (only 500 copies), it can be considered as the first one, in terms of availability.

This is really a good album. Surprisingly enough for an Italian band, their music is on the very heavy end. Even if thEet are contemporary in terms of release, they play an early seventies heavy rock with loads of SPLENDID keyboards.

The opening and title track is named From The Purple Skies, but it has all in common with the best Heep's songs. And the album is a vibrant homage to this great band. It can be effectively considered as too much derivative (which is in a way true) but I'm so glad to listen to these sounds back again.

You should listen to Drifting and these wonderful keyboards: you are submerged by the beat, the great musicianship. It is a wild song (like most out of this album - if not all). The vocalist is insisting too much though on the Byron side.

Each track is a gorgeous piece of music. This album is a real good damned one: not a single moment of relaxing: it is wild from start to finish (and it last for about eighty minutes). Bloody dynamic and inspired as well. It is extremely rare to have such a long album without any dull moments.

I have had a real good time to listen to this fabulous recording. To name highlights would consist to name almost each song of this great album. These organ sounds are truly exceptional. I just love them. A whola lotta.

Even the bluesy oriented Rising Above is worth (and I do not particularly like the genre). Thanks again to the HUGE work of Paolo Negri on the keys. But he is shining on the entirety of this excellent album: Space Child being another great song.

They even covered the great Gypsy in a very respectful way, just to show where the influence was. Wicked Minds is very much more Heep than Purple oriented IMHHO.

The nirvana is almost being reached with the epic Return To Uranus which was featured on their first album. But again, I can't compare the versions (although I have seen their debut for sale on the net for 20?+postage). I might well do this investment since I am so impressed with this release.

This long track sounds more improvised and less structured but the same GIGANTIC organ is present during these eighteen minutes+, and they sound as an enchantment to my ears. This must be the eight highlight from this album.

You might know that I'm not keen on rating with five stars, but this a great, a fantastic return in the early seventies I love so much. I can't think of another rating.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#184777) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, October 05, 2008

Review by Menswear
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars What's purple and that hums?

An electric grape.

Or, maybe Wicked Minds' album, 'cause from start to finish it's purple-1974 baby, yeah! The color purple suits so well this album: Deep Purple influences, dawn of the day atmosphere and the art cover. It's true, even the song titles are evocating violet, purple and mauve!

Big fat Gibson Les Paul and Marshall stacks, macho 70's vocals, frenetic vintage drumming and tons of blistering Hammond, this album will satisfy the 8-track-player-in-your-El Camino-nostalgia in you guaranteed. But this album is not all testoterone and biker moustache, some soft rock with flute passages can be heard and a lot of space-age attitude also...but it's mostly pedal to the medal.

Although Black Bonzo did it before (and pretty well I might ad), this italian band is giving it all out, and I mean all out.

Give Wicked Minds a big round of applause for total commitment to make this album a great and hair- messing-loud-old-school-rock-fest.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Menswear (BETA) | Report this review (#192583) | Review Permalink
Posted Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Latest members reviews

4 stars Uriah Heep – „Easy Livin”… which album it is…? Aaa, “Demons And Wizzards”. So we are home. The Italians from Wicked Minds bet on classic. The title song of “From The Purple Skies” reminds in fact this famous hit of an old Uriah (Thom was look ... (read more)

Report this review (#185303) | Posted by WOJTEKK | Saturday, October 11, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Hey is that Deep Purple on steroids ? This brilliant rock band from Italy sure does sound like good old Deep Purple, only that this time the songs are longer and the music less poppy.This is their first album and at the first listen you know exactly what's going on: there's going to be keyboar ... (read more)

Report this review (#118086) | Posted by Turion | Wednesday, April 11, 2007 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of WICKED MINDS "From The Purple Skies"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.30 seconds