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Deep Purple



3.62 | 625 ratings

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4 stars The zenith of the Mark 1 version of the band and the last album to feature Simper and Evans who were fired in favour of Glover and Gillan.

To those doubters who say Deep Purple were not progressive, I say check out this album. Imaginative playing and inventiveness abound, Lord plays hapsicord on Blind and there's backwards organ and drums on Fault Line. The extended suite April has a mellow opening and features Blackmore on acoustic guitar!! A woodwind section in the middle and a triumphant ending. In fact it's much more effective that Lord's own Concerto which he completed soon after, the track is the high point of the album. Let's not forget Paice as there is some great drumming. Chasing shadows is one of the most effective and original album openers ever.

I don't own the remsater so can't comment on the additional tracks. Essential Purple listening and 4.5 stars really.

jimpetrie2000 | 4/5 |


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