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The archetypal hard rock band, hugely influential, and still alive and well after almost 40 years, DEEP PURPLE were formed in Hertford (England) in 1968. Their earliest line-up (known as Mark I) featured guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, drummer Ian Paice (who was to be the only constant member in all the numerous incarnations of the band), keyboardist Jon Lord, bassist Nick Simper and vocalist Rod Evans. Their first album, "Shades of Deep Purple", included a cover of JOE SOUTH's "Hush", which became a big hit in the USA. The following two efforts were definitely more progressive in tone, especially their third, self-titled album, which saw Lord's masterful, classically-influenced use of the B3 Hammond organ steal the limelight.

In 1969, Evans and Simper were fired, to be replaced by two former Episode Six members, bassist Roger Glover and legendary vocalist Ian Gillan, who had also starred in the lead role in the original version of Andrew Lloyd-Webber and Tim Rice's "Jesus Christ Superstar". This line-up, which is widely known as DEEP PURPLE Mark II, gave the band international renown - even though their first album, Lord's pet project "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" (recorded with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) was poorly received.

With Gillan and Glover on board, DEEP PURPLE recorded a series of extremely successful albums, which saw them blend the progressive stylings of their first three albums with an increasingly harder-edged approach, like 1970' ground-breaking "In Rock". Their sound featured lengthy, dazzling duels between Lord's Hammond and Blackmore's Stratocaster, punctuated by Gillan's sky-high screams - nowhere better embodied than in their stunning, 1972 live album, "Made in Japan". In the same year, they released "Machine Head", one of the essential rock albums of all time, which featured the seminal riff of "Smoke on the Water" (inspired by a true episode happened during the recording of the album itself in Montreux, Switzerland), as well as other classics such as "Highway Star" and "Space Truckin'".

Unfortunately, ego clashes and differences in musical direction caused the departure of both Gillan and Glover, who were replaced by an already established musician (also possessed of awesome pipes), former TRAPEZE bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes, and an unknown singer from North Yorkshire, David Coverdale, whose deep, bluesy voice was distinctly different from Gillan's high-pitched wail. The first Mark III album, ...
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DEEP PURPLE discography


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DEEP PURPLE top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.29 | 378 ratings
Shades of Deep Purple
1968
3.17 | 367 ratings
The Book Of Taliesyn
1968
3.63 | 428 ratings
Deep Purple
1969
4.29 | 829 ratings
In Rock
1970
3.73 | 593 ratings
Fireball
1971
4.28 | 834 ratings
Machine Head
1972
2.88 | 381 ratings
Who Do We Think We Are
1973
3.76 | 546 ratings
Burn
1974
3.01 | 429 ratings
Stormbringer
1974
3.15 | 353 ratings
Come Taste The Band
1975
3.41 | 412 ratings
Perfect Strangers
1984
2.81 | 262 ratings
The House Of Blue Light
1987
2.74 | 220 ratings
Slaves And Masters
1990
2.75 | 233 ratings
The Battle Rages On...
1993
3.67 | 282 ratings
Purpendicular
1996
2.76 | 210 ratings
Abandon
1998
3.06 | 235 ratings
Bananas
2003
3.38 | 232 ratings
Rapture Of The Deep
2005
3.97 | 193 ratings
Now What?!
2013

DEEP PURPLE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.19 | 194 ratings
Concerto for Group and Orchestra
1969
4.50 | 504 ratings
Made In Japan
1972
3.81 | 64 ratings
California Jamming
1974
3.38 | 140 ratings
Made In Europe
1976
1.99 | 46 ratings
Last Concert In Japan
1977
4.43 | 80 ratings
Deep Purple In Concert
1980
3.28 | 39 ratings
Live in London
1982
3.05 | 46 ratings
Scandinavian Nights (AKA Live and rare)
1988
2.77 | 60 ratings
Nobody's perfect
1988
3.38 | 23 ratings
In The Absence Of Pink: Knebworth 85
1991
3.94 | 27 ratings
Gemini Suite
1993
4.66 | 41 ratings
Live In Japan
1993
3.29 | 52 ratings
Come Hell Or High Water
1994
4.50 | 4 ratings
On Stage: Black Night
1994
4.50 | 4 ratings
On Stage: Highway Star
1994
4.20 | 5 ratings
On Stage 1970 -1985
1994
3.64 | 21 ratings
Live in California 1976: On the Wings of a Russian Foxbat
1995
3.19 | 14 ratings
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents Deep Purple In Concert
1995
3.27 | 14 ratings
MK III The Final Concerts
1996
3.65 | 34 ratings
Live At The Olympia 96
1997
3.21 | 57 ratings
In Concert With the London Symphony Orchestra
1999
4.08 | 13 ratings
Total Abandon
1999
4.00 | 8 ratings
1420 Beachwood Drive: The California Rehearsals Pt 2
2000
2.31 | 16 ratings
This Time Around: Live in Tokyo '75
2000
2.78 | 17 ratings
Days May Come and Days May Go: The 1975 California Rehearsals
2000
4.25 | 4 ratings
Australian Tour 2001 - Wollongong
2001
3.13 | 8 ratings
Live At The Rotterdam Ahoy
2001
3.19 | 8 ratings
Kneel & Pray
2001
1.90 | 11 ratings
Space Vol 1&2 - Live in Aachen 1970
2001
3.30 | 10 ratings
Inglewood - Live in California 1968
2002
3.70 | 10 ratings
Live in Denmark 1972
2002
3.47 | 19 ratings
Live In Paris 1975: La Dernière Séance
2003
4.00 | 6 ratings
Perks And Tit
2004
3.08 | 4 ratings
Deep Purple with the London Symphony Orchestra and friends
2005
4.25 | 4 ratings
Australian Tour 2001 - Newcastle
2005
3.11 | 8 ratings
Live in Europe
2006
3.74 | 23 ratings
Montreux 1996
2006
3.72 | 18 ratings
Live at Montreux 2006
2007
4.25 | 4 ratings
Live at Montreux and in Concert
2007
2.60 | 9 ratings
NEC 1993
2007
3.60 | 15 ratings
Deep Purple with Orchestra - Live at Montreux 2011
2011
3.22 | 9 ratings
BBC Sessions 1968-1970
2011
4.83 | 6 ratings
Perfect Strangers Live
2013

DEEP PURPLE Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

2.28 | 6 ratings
Rises Over Japan
1976
4.14 | 7 ratings
The Videosingles
1987
4.63 | 8 ratings
Doing Their Thing
1990
4.60 | 5 ratings
Heavy Metal Pioneers
1992
4.45 | 11 ratings
Scandinavian Nights
1992
3.65 | 27 ratings
In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra
1999
4.13 | 12 ratings
Total Abandon
1999
4.02 | 10 ratings
Bombay Calling
2000
4.33 | 3 ratings
Around the World 1995-1999
2000
3.83 | 12 ratings
New, Live & Rare - The Video Collection 1984-2000
2001
3.94 | 35 ratings
Come hell or high water
2001
4.22 | 28 ratings
Concerto For Group And Orchestra
2002
4.16 | 16 ratings
Perihelion
2002
3.59 | 21 ratings
Machine Head - Classic Albums
2002
4.57 | 7 ratings
Masters From the Vaults
2003
4.60 | 5 ratings
Live Encounters
2004
3.74 | 9 ratings
Rock Review 1969-1972
2004
3.60 | 7 ratings
Deep Purple's Made In Japan (Rock Milestones)
2005
4.80 | 36 ratings
"Live in concert 1972/73"
2005
4.11 | 32 ratings
Live in California 74
2006
3.31 | 4 ratings
Reflections
2006
4.09 | 16 ratings
Live At Montreux 2006
2007
4.38 | 8 ratings
Around The World Live Boxset
2008
4.50 | 4 ratings
Stormbringers - The Inside Story
2008
4.67 | 15 ratings
History, Hits, & Highlights
2009
3.86 | 7 ratings
Phoenix Rising
2011
4.67 | 6 ratings
Deep Purple with Orchestra - Live at Montreux 2011
2011
4.28 | 9 ratings
Perfect Strangers Live
2013

DEEP PURPLE Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.40 | 5 ratings
Best of Deep Purple
1970
4.07 | 10 ratings
Purple Passages
1972
4.44 | 9 ratings
Mark I & II
1973
3.32 | 34 ratings
24 Carat Purple
1975
3.25 | 14 ratings
Powerhouse
1977
3.18 | 11 ratings
When We Rock, We Rock, and When We Roll, We Roll
1978
4.25 | 16 ratings
The Singles A's and B's
1978
4.40 | 5 ratings
The Mark 2 Purple Singles
1979
2.88 | 53 ratings
Deepest Purple - The Very Best Of Deep Purple
1980
4.67 | 3 ratings
Fireworks
1985
4.33 | 6 ratings
Greatest Purple
1985
4.67 | 3 ratings
Black Night - Best
1990
2.80 | 12 ratings
Knocking At Your Back Door: The Best Of Deep Purple In The 80s
1991
3.88 | 13 ratings
The Compact Disc Anthology
1991
1.58 | 7 ratings
Progression
1993
4.09 | 13 ratings
The Deep Purple Singles A's and B's
1993
4.50 | 2 ratings
I Successi
1993
4.67 | 3 ratings
Soldier of Fortune: The Greatest Hits
1994
3.80 | 5 ratings
Smoke On The Water - The Best Of
1994
3.83 | 6 ratings
Child in time 1984-88
1995
4.33 | 3 ratings
The Collection
1997
2.17 | 9 ratings
Purplexed
1998
2.45 | 28 ratings
30: Very Best Of
1998
3.21 | 5 ratings
Under The Gun
1999
4.40 | 5 ratings
Shades 1968-1998 boxset
1999
3.65 | 5 ratings
Anthems
2000
4.00 | 4 ratings
Extended Versions
2000
3.15 | 10 ratings
The Very Best of Deep Purple
2000
4.09 | 4 ratings
On the Road
2001
4.25 | 4 ratings
The Soundboard Series
2001
4.67 | 3 ratings
Collectors Edition - The Bootleg Series 1984-2000 (12 CD)
2001
4.67 | 3 ratings
Very Best Deep Purple Album Ever
2001
4.25 | 4 ratings
In Profile
2001
4.50 | 6 ratings
Listen Learn Read On boxset
2002
3.32 | 6 ratings
20th Century Masters: The Best of Deep Purple
2002
4.00 | 6 ratings
Singles Collection 68/76
2002
4.50 | 4 ratings
Winning Combinations split CD
2003
4.50 | 4 ratings
The Essential
2003
4.60 | 5 ratings
Purple Hits - The Best of Deep Purple
2003
2.56 | 8 ratings
The Early Years
2004
4.07 | 11 ratings
The Platinum Collection
2005
4.50 | 4 ratings
The Ultra Selection
2005
1.73 | 4 ratings
The Deep Purple Collection
2006
3.38 | 4 ratings
Higway Stars
2006
3.31 | 4 ratings
Greatest Hits (Steel Box Collection)
2008
4.50 | 6 ratings
Singles & E.P. Anthology 1968-1980
2010
5.00 | 2 ratings
Now What?! (Gold Edition)
2013
5.00 | 1 ratings
Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings 1968-69
2014

DEEP PURPLE Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.75 | 8 ratings
Kentucky Woman
1968
2.53 | 11 ratings
Hush / One More Rainy Day
1968
3.21 | 9 ratings
Emmaretta / The Bird Has Flown
1969
3.44 | 9 ratings
River Deep Mountain High / Listen, Learn, Read On
1969
3.30 | 13 ratings
Hallelujah (I am the preacher) / April (part one)
1969
4.48 | 15 ratings
Black Night/Speed King
1970
4.10 | 10 ratings
Speed King / Into the Fire
1970
2.54 | 7 ratings
Deep Purple In Rock
1970
4.09 | 11 ratings
Fireball
1971
4.04 | 13 ratings
Strange Kind Of Woman/I'm Alone
1971
4.30 | 10 ratings
Highway Star
1972
4.00 | 8 ratings
April
1972
4.44 | 9 ratings
Black Night
1972
3.32 | 12 ratings
Never Before / When a Blind Man Cries
1972
4.00 | 9 ratings
Woman from Tokyo
1973
4.42 | 12 ratings
Smoke On The Water
1973
3.67 | 9 ratings
Super Trouper / Blood Sucker
1973
4.09 | 11 ratings
Burn
1974
3.75 | 8 ratings
Might Just Take Your Life
1974
3.33 | 9 ratings
Lady Double Dealer
1974
3.29 | 7 ratings
You Can't Do It Right / High Ball Shooter
1974
3.78 | 9 ratings
Stormbringer
1975
3.83 | 6 ratings
You Keep on Movin'
1975
4.13 | 8 ratings
Child In Time / Smoke On The Water / Fireball
1975
4.00 | 4 ratings
New Live & Rare Vol. 2
1976
3.67 | 6 ratings
El vuelo del pajaro (The Bird Has Flown)
1977
4.00 | 4 ratings
New Live & Rare
1977
4.00 | 7 ratings
Black Night
1978
4.00 | 6 ratings
Burn
1980
3.75 | 4 ratings
New Live And Rare Vol.3
1980
4.10 | 10 ratings
Knocking At Your Back Door
1984
3.75 | 8 ratings
Nobody's Home
1984
4.18 | 11 ratings
Perfect Strangers
1984
4.00 | 6 ratings
Deep Purple
1984
4.00 | 4 ratings
Off the Record Special with Mary Turner
1985
4.00 | 5 ratings
Black Night
1985
4.00 | 6 ratings
Smoke On The Water / Living Wreck / No, No, No
1985
3.50 | 6 ratings
Bad Attitude
1987
4.00 | 5 ratings
Call of the Wild
1987
3.29 | 7 ratings
Hush
1988
3.14 | 7 ratings
Love Conquers All
1990
3.86 | 7 ratings
King of Dreams
1990
3.86 | 7 ratings
Anya
1993
3.60 | 5 ratings
Time to Kill
1993
3.60 | 5 ratings
Talk About Love
1993
2.44 | 7 ratings
The Battle Rages On
1993
3.75 | 4 ratings
Anyone's Daughter / Speed King
1994
3.80 | 5 ratings
Black Night
1995
3.00 | 2 ratings
Aviator
1996
2.50 | 2 ratings
Hey Cisco
1996
4.67 | 6 ratings
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming - Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
1996
2.00 | 1 ratings
The Turtle Island Shuffle
1996
2.50 | 2 ratings
Don't Hold Your Breath
1996
3.33 | 3 ratings
Any Fule Kno That
1998
2.50 | 2 ratings
Don't Make Me Happy
1998
2.50 | 2 ratings
Whatsername
1998
3.67 | 3 ratings
Black Night (live Australia 1999)
1998
2.67 | 3 ratings
Smoke on the Water (live '99)
1999
3.00 | 2 ratings
Rhino Hi-Five: Deep Purple
2005
3.67 | 3 ratings
Well Dressed Guitar
2005
3.00 | 5 ratings
Rapture Of The Deep
2005
4.00 | 2 ratings
All The Time In The World
2013

DEEP PURPLE Reviews


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 Hallelujah (I am the preacher) / April (part one) by DEEP PURPLE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1969
3.30 | 13 ratings

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Hallelujah (I am the preacher) / April (part one)
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

3 stars It is a bit strange for me that the new line-up of DEEP PURPLE ("Mark Two": Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord and Paice) decided to record a song which was not composed by them for the A-side of this single. "Hallelujah" was in fact the first song that this line-up recorded in mid 1969, and in fact it was even recorded before Glover was officially invited to be a full member of the band. Blackmore and Lord wanted Gillan in the band, but were not sure about including Glover. So, Gillan was the new official lead singer and Glover was then invited to play as a session musician to record "Hallelujah". It seems that after this song was recorded with good results and after Paice supported Glover as being the new official bass player that finally Blackmore and Lord agreed to include Glover in the band. Gillan and Glover previously played togehter and wrote some songs together in a band called "Episode Six", a band that both left to join DEEP PURPLE, with some legal problems with the "Episode Six" management which were resolved with some money!

"Hallelujah" sounds to me more like a "religious rock hippie song" similar to some of the songs from the "Jesus Christ Superstar" Rock Opera album. I don`t know why the band recorded "Hallelujah", but it is curious that Gillan was going to be the main lead singer in the original album from that Rock Opera which was going to be released in 1971. It is a good song, but not very typical in musical style from the band. It still sounds to me like it could have been recorded by the original line-up of the band.

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 Strange Kind Of Woman/I'm Alone by DEEP PURPLE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1971
4.04 | 13 ratings

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Strange Kind Of Woman/I'm Alone
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

4 stars It seems that by the early seventies some record labels from the U.K. still considered that some songs which were released on singles by some bands should not be included in their albums, despite being recorded at the same recording sessions for those albums. So, while both songs of this single were recorded during the "Fireball" recording sessions, none of them were included in the U.K. version of that album. But in the U.S and in some countries, "Strange Kind of Woman" was released in their versions of the "Fireball" album. I think that "Strange Kind of Woman"" was a much better song than "Fools" or "Anyone`s Daughter". But as a single "A -side "release, it was a very good choice, in my opinion, because I consider it as one of the best songs recorded during the "Firebal" sessions. Maybe it was the most accessible song from those recording sessions, so maybe that was the reason it was released as a single. It is one of my favorite songs from the band, but I prefer the live version from the "Made in Japan" album.

The B-side, "I´m Alone", is also a good song, more like a fast Rock and Roll / Blues song, also much better than "Fools" or "Anyone`s Daughter", in my opinion. It really did not deserve to be relegated as the "B-side" of this single.

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 Emmaretta / The Bird Has Flown by DEEP PURPLE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1969
3.21 | 9 ratings

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Emmaretta / The Bird Has Flown
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

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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 Fireball by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1971
3.73 | 593 ratings

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Fireball
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Not as heavy as "In Rock" but with more variety in musical styles, "Fireball" is another very good album from DEEP PURPLE. Maybe sounding a bit like a "transitional album" between the full Heavy Metal of "In Rock" and the much varied music that they included in "Machine Head". It includes some Blues music influences, like "Machine Head", and some heavy tracks, too.

-"Fireball": it starts with a very good drums pattern by Ian Paice. It is a heavy song.

-"No no No": a song with a combination of fast and heavy parts with a slow Blues influenced part.

-"Demon`s Eye": One of the best songs in the album with very good riffs. Also influenced a bit by Blues music.

-"Anyone`s Daughter": a slow song inlfuenced by Blues and Country music.

- "The Mule": one of the best songs in this album, lt is also heavy, with a very good drums part by Ian Paice. But I prefer the live version of the "Made In Japan" album because it has Ian Paice playing a very good drums solo.

-"Fools": a slow song, not very interesting for me. It sounds to me like some parts of this song were improvised while they recorded it. This song sometimes sounds to me without real direction and a bit forced.

-"No One Came": a heavy song. One of the best from this album.

While "In Rock" was maybe one of the heaviest albums they recorded with this line-up, "Fireball" is still a very good album from this band. It has a better recording and mixing than "In Rock", which was more "noisy", in my opinion.

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 Concerto for Group and Orchestra by DEEP PURPLE album cover Live, 1969
3.19 | 194 ratings

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Concerto for Group and Orchestra
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

3 stars I recently read an interview done with DEEP PURPLE`s original bassist Nick Simper. He says in that interview that shortly before his and Rod Evans`s departure from the band they knew that there were plans to play in concert with an orchestra and to record it for a new album. Simper says that he really did not like the band`s previous Classical Music arrangements done to some songs from their first three studio albums, and that he really never liked the mixture of Classical Music arrangements with Rock in those albums. So, he was not happy with the idea to record a full album with that musical mixture, which was a project mainly planned and created by Jon Lord with the support from the management and from Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice. So, Simper and Evans left the band. Lord said in other interviews that Blackmore was always the main "instigator" in the changes in the line-up of the band when he was in the band, and that he was supported by Lord and Paice. So, with Simper and Evans out of the band the new line-up which included Ian Gillan and Roger Glover first recorded a single called "Hallelujah", and later they went to record this "Concerto for Group and Orchestra" album with Conductor Malcom Arnold and the Royal Philarmonic Orchestra, an Orchestra which also was going to work with the Dutch band EKSEPTION in their "00.04" album from 1971.

The concert for this album was also filmed, and I also could watch it on the web.

This album has some of the last Prog Rock attempts done by the band to mix Classical Music arrangements with Rock, a thing that they did several times in their first three albums. Those musical ideas were more influenced by Jon Lord thanks to his previous Classical Music trainning. Those ideas sometimes worked well and sometimes they did not work well in those albums. Anyway, the band tried again with a more ambitious musical piece consiting of three Movements, with music composed by Lord, with the Second Movement having lyrics written and sung by Gillan. Maybe it was more of a fad then to try to do a mixture of both musical styles, as several other artists have done it in some of their albums (PROCOL HARUM, THE NICE, THE MOODY BLUES, EKSEPTION...). In the case of DEEP PURPLE the results are not very satisfactory, but as a "musical experiment" it was a good idea, before going with this new line-up to record more heavy albums playing Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music, both styles of music which were more proper for this band, I think.

Those years (from the late sixties to mid seventies) were a very creative period. So, several Rock bands tried several "experiments" and projects to try to give Rock music a more "serious" and respected role in popular music. This album was one of them. The album sounds more like a separated "musical dialogue" between the orchestra and the band, not really mixing their roles very often. The orchestral parts are very good in most parts, and some of the music which the band plays is sometimes heavy. The best parts in this album for me are the Second Movement on which Gillan sings very well but also briefly, and the Third Movement which includes a very good drums solo by Ian Paice, showing that from his early twenties he really was a very good drummer. As a whole, the album sounds as a good project on which Jon Lord took the lead role more prominently. Unfortunately, the album really shows that it was recorded during an era of "musical experiments" which sometimes worked well and sometimes not.

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 Deep Purple by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1969
3.63 | 428 ratings

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Deep Purple
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

3 stars This is maybe the best album that the original line-up of the band recorded. While there are still some Classical Music arrangements (in "Blind" and in the long intro to "April"), they are used in a less "pompous" way than in their second album ("The Book of Taliesyn"), and the musical style of most songs is gradually changing more to the musical style that particularly Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice wanted for the band (more Blues, Hard Rock and moving more towards Heavy Metal in songs like "Chasing Shadows", " Fault Line", "The Painter", "Why Didn`t Rosemary", "Bird Has Flown" and the second part of "April" ). Still, there are some Psychedelic influences in some parts (particularly in "Fault Line") and also some Prog Rock arrangements. But as a whole this album sounds more to me like the producer (Derek Lawrence) let the band have more control with their arrangements and music compositions, so the band sounds more "natural" and not as "forced" as in their second album. The band sounds more "mature" in the recording of this album, and in general this album was better recorded than their previous two albums. They also only recorded one cover (Donovan`s "Lalena") which sounds a bit Pop Rock, but it still has a very good arrangement.

Maybe this was the album on which Rod Evans sang better than in their previous two albums, and the rest of the members of the band began to show some improvements in the playing of their respective musical instruments. As a whole the band sounded better. Unfortunately, there were some problems with the musical direction that Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice wanted for the band in comparison to Rod Evans and Nick Simper. The trio wanted a more heavy musical style for the band. So, by mid 1969 it was decided that Evans and Simper were going to be replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover. But the new line-up was still going to record a live album with an orchestra before going directly to play the musical styles that were more adequate for this band: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal.

While the fragment from Hieronymus Bosch`s "The Garden of Earthly Delights" is a bit "strange" to be used for a cover design, it still is a good cover, I think.

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 The Book Of Taliesyn by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1968
3.17 | 367 ratings

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The Book Of Taliesyn
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
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2 stars Their second album still has the band playing music with some mixed styles: Psychedelic Rock, Rock Pop, Prog Rock, Classical Music and Hard Rock. It was recorded in late 1968 with some pressure from their U.S. label which wanted more musical material for their next U.S. tour. They had more time for the recording of this album than in their first album, but they really were under pressure for new material. Still, the recording of this album, while they had more budget to record it, still does not sound very well, and the music still sounds very "sixties".

"Listen, Learn, Read On" has some Psychedelic influences and "sound effects", but also some Pop Rock influences.

"Wring that Neck": an energetic instrumental musical piece with good riffs and some Blues and Hard Rock musical influences, with Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore playing the riffs together with some Prog Rock influences. Blackmore`s guitar sounds better in this album than in their first album. This is maybe the best song from this album.

"Kentucky Woman": a very Pop Rock song composed by Neil Diamond, but played with good arrangements. It sounds more like Rod Evans`s singing style was more adequate for this kind of songs than for more heavy songs.

"Exposition / We Can Work It Out": "Exposition" is an intro which uses arrangements from some Classical Music excerpts from works by Beethoven and others. "We Can Work It Out" is a cover from a song composed by Lennon and McCartney, with a very Pop Rock arrangement. I don`t like both tracks very much.

"Shield": another Pop Rock song with some Psychedelic influences, not very interesting for my taste.

"Anthem": a ballad with some acoustic guitar and Pop Rock influences. Very mellow. I don`t like it very much. Lord plays some Mellotron in this song.

"River Deep, Mountain High": a Pop Rock / Psychedelic arrangement for a song which was originally recorded by IKE AND TINA TURNER in 1966. They also used a Classical Music theme ("Also Sprach Zarathustra" by Richard Strauss) in some parts of this song.

As a whole, I think that their first album was better than this album. There is also a very often use of "dramatic percussion" playing (A timpani? A gong?) by Ian Paice, which maybe was suggested a lot to be used by the producer of the album (Derek Lawrence) which really sounds "pompous" most of the time. There is also a very often use of some reverb in the vocals which I also don`t like very much.

For collectors / fans only.

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 In Rock by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1970
4.29 | 829 ratings

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In Rock
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
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4 stars After three studio albums with the original line-up of the band (Blackmore, Lord, Paice, Evans and Simper), and a live album recorded with an orchestra and with new members Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, the band finally found the right line-up to develop a heavier musical style. Their first four albums were more influenced by Lord`s Classical Music mixed with some Rock, Pop and Prog things. But by late 1969 and by 1970 they were ready to follow the musical style they liked the most, with a very good lead singer (Gillan) singing powerful vocals and also with his very characteristic "screams" that helped to develop a new musical style: Hard Rock / Heavy Metal. Other bands were starting to make similar music (URIAH HEEP, BLACK SABBATH, LED ZEPPELIN...), so one could really consider DEEP PURPLE with this album called "In Rock" as one of the pioneers of this new musical style called Heavy Metal . This album is full of heavy rhythms, heavy distorted guitars, distorted organ, energetic drums and very good riffs. Maybe the only somewhat "different" song is "Child in Time", with has a more "quiet" style in some parts, but it also has some impressive lead vocals and screams by Gillan. There are also some Prog Rock influences in some arrangements. But as a whole this album is very good, maybe one of the best from the band with also their "Machine Head" and "Made in Japan" albums. A very solid album despite not having a very good recording and mixing.

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 Deep Purple In Rock by DEEP PURPLE album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1970
2.54 | 7 ratings

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Deep Purple In Rock
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

2 stars I was somewhat surprised to find this EP included in the Prog Archives discography database...

Vinyl "Extended Plays" (EPs), played at 45 R.P.M., were very popular in some countries like in the U.K. and other countries, like in Mexico, but not in the U.S. (as Mark Lewisohn wrote in his book "The Beatles: Recording Sessions", 1988), in the sixties and in the seventies. So, I saw a lot of vinyl discs in the EP format from a lot of artists in the record shops of my country in the late sixties and in the seventies, and maybe even in the eighties too. With the arrival of the CDs, the vinyl discs in every format (LPs, EPs, and singles) gradually were discountinued in the eighties-early nineties. In fact, I remember that the last album that I bought in the LP format was YES`s "Union" album in August 1991.

This E.P. by DEEP PURPLE was released by "Discos Capitol de México" in 1970. I have it. It has three songs from the "Deep Purple In Rock" album, plus "Black Night", released in other parts of the world only as a single, but it was also included in the Mexican version of the "In Rock" album in 1970.

Side One: 1. "Black Night" : the full single version (with 3:26 minutes in lenght). 2. "Speed King": it is a different version from the one which was included in the original L.P. release. It lacks the heavy intro and the organ part at the start of the song. It starts directly with the lyrics, and it has a piano arrangement. In fact, this is the same version which was included as a bonus track in the "25th Anniversary Edition" of the "In Rock" album in 1995, and was indicated as the "Piano Version" in the cover of that remastered 2 CD version. There are other differences to the original LP version in other musical arrangements...but in this EP the song ends 42 seconds earlier due to an early fade-out, maybe only done by the Mexican record company for this EP. It still is a good version. (The original "Piano Version`s " total time is 4:15 minutes; this faded out version`s time is 3:07).

Side Two: 1. Into the Fire and 2. Living Wreck: both are the same versions of the original LP...but also faded out earlier for their inclusion in this EP. (The original version`s time of "Into the Fire" is 3:29 minutes; this EP version is 3:04 minutes in duration; while "Living Wreck" original time is 4:30 minutes, and this EP version`s time is 3:18 minutes).

It seems (as I could listen to them) that all four songs are Mono versions in this EP.I know that In the sixties and early seventies very few singles and EPs were released in Stereo. The majority of them were released in Mono. I don`t know the real reason of the existence of the vinyl EPs. But in particular this EP is mostly of historical interest for the most die-hard fans of the band and record collectors, due to the inclusion of the "Piano Version" of "Speed King" (but in a shorter version due to the use of an earlier fade-out) which was not included in the original LP. Maybe this gives to this EP an additional "Collectable Value". Who knows?

Maybe the real function of the vinyl EPs in some countries was to give some "samples" from some songs from some albums to promote them and make the fans buy the LPs, or to give to the fans in an EP the most popular songs from some albums without having to but the LP.

For collectors / fans only.

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 Shades of Deep Purple by DEEP PURPLE album cover Studio Album, 1968
3.29 | 378 ratings

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Shades of Deep Purple
Deep Purple Proto-Prog

Review by Guillermo
Prog Reviewer

3 stars The first song that I listened from this album was "Prelude: Happiness / I`m So Glad" in 1969-70. It was released in my country as a single (divided in two parts, with the Side One of that single having at the end a fade-out at the start of the guitar solo, and at the start of the Side Two a fade-in at the other parts of the same guitar solo). My father bought it. Maybe he listened to this song in the radio some day and he liked it.

This album was recorded with a low budget, and this can be listened in it, really. It was recorded in a three day period in May 1968. The recording is not very good, and it sounds like it was mostly recorded live in the studio, with very few overdubs. There are some sound effects used between each song which were used as "links". They gave to this album a psychedelic sound. But this album really has some different musical styles: Hard Rock, Psychedelia, Pop Rock, Progressive Rock. The band sounds really very at the start of their recording career, but it sounds very well, Still, there are some mellow arrangments and songs, like "One More Rainy Day" and "Help" (this last one is a song from THE BEATLES). There are also some Prog Rock influences with the use of some Classical Music parts in "Prelude: Happiness / I`m So Glad" (using a part from "Scheherazade" by Rimsky- Korsakov) and in "Hey Joe" (with some parts with music by Manuel de Falla). Hard Rock can be listened in "And the Address" , "Mandrake Root" and "Love Help Me". Pop Rock can be listened in "Hush", "One more rainy day" and "Help". Drummer Ian Paice and keyboard player Jon Lord both shine in playing their instruments. Ritchie Blackmore plays well too but his guitar playing style was still not very clear for DEEP PURPLE and his guitar parts were not very well recorded and mixed. Lead singer Rod Evans had a voice maybe more oriented to Pop Rock and Ballads than to Hard Rock, and bassist Nick Simper plays well. There are some backing vocals by Lord and Simper which sound more oriented to Pop Rock too. Anyway, as a whole, this is a good album, with four original songs ("And the address", "One more rainy day", "Mandrake root" and "Love help me") and four covers ("Hush ", "Prelude: happiness / I'm so glad", "Help" and "Hey Joe").

I think that this album and YES`self-titled album have some things in common: both had a combination of original songs and some covers; both albums still sound very "sixties" in musical style and influences; both were not recorded with big budgets; and both show very good bands with very good debut albums. Maybe YES` first album sounds better, but both albums are very energetic. Maybe both sound a bit dated now, but still are enjoyable.

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