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4.38 | 17 ratings | 2 reviews | 53% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1972

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. And The Address (4:53)
2. Hey Joe (6:57)
3. Hush (4:20)
4. Emmeretta (2:58)
5. Chasing Shadows (5:31)
6. The Bird Has Flown (5:30)
7. Why Didn't Rosemary? (5:00)
8. Hard Road (Wring That Neck) (5:11)
9. The Shield (6:02)
10. Mandrake Root (6:03)
11. Kentucky Woman (4:44)
12. April (12:03)

Total Time: 69:12

Line-up / Musicians

- Ritchie Blackmore / lead guitar
- Rod Evans / vocals
- Jon Lord / organ, keyboards, vocals
- Ian Paice / drums
- Nick Simper / bass guitar, vocals

Releases information

2LP Warner Bros

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DEEP PURPLE Purple Passages ratings distribution

(17 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(53%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (6%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Seyo
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4 stars This is a rare but very interesting early American release. It is a compilation that includes a selection of fairly representative (if not the best) songs from first three studio albums recorded by the original Mark I line-up. Additionally, there is a single-only release of "Emeretta". Very important release that sheds some light on the often neglected period of the band. If you don't like the classic heavy metal sound of DP, but would like to have a quick look at their psychedelic roots, "Purple Passages" might be the choice for you.


P.A. RATING: 4/5

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5 stars I am fairly sure for most Deep Purple fans the first really essential album is "In Rock" I am probably in the minority who actually enjoy their earlier work as much as their supposedly "Classic" Gillan fronted years.The group's original singer Rod Evans has a particularly agreable voice- very si ... (read more)

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