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3.21 | 10 ratings | 1 reviews | 40% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

A. Emmaretta (3:02)
B. The Bird Has Flown (2:57)

Total time 5:59


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Line-up / Musicians

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

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Tetragrammaton Records T-1519 (US)

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Review by Guillermo
3 stars It seems that "Emmaretta" was the last song that the original line-up of the band (Blackmore, Evans, Lord, Paice, Simper) recorded before Evans and Simper left the band. It is a song with some Soul, Blues and Funky influences, one of the best that this line-up recorded. It includes the use of some Wah-Wah pedal effects by Blackmore. The songs is finished with a brief drums solo by Paice and a fade-out.

The B-side of this single includes a different and shorter version of "The Bird Has Flown" which also sounds well. The full version of this song was included in their third self-titled album from 1969. This song, "Emmaretta" and their full self-titled album showed that this line-up was improving a lot as a band. Unfortunately, differences about the musical direction led to Evans and Simper being fired from the band in mid 1969.

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