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DEEP PURPLE

Deep Purple

 

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3.61 | 624 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars The final album of Mark 1 before Gillan/Glover took over and Deep Purple released the utterly brilliant In Rock album. ....... And that orchestra album too. But less said, the better.

Deep Purple still had this heavy hippie sound from the 1960s. But changes were a foot with Blackmore imposing his guitar sound more and more. That was a sound largely carried over to In Rock. The vocalist here, Rod Evans, though got the boot and started up the very good band Captain Beyond. In hindsight and retrospective, this album is more in the direction of what Captain Beyond did than a true Deep Purple album. That is soundwise.

I have rated the first three Deep Purple albums, I have to admit. But this album is actually very good. The keyboards is very good, Blackmore does a great job on guitars, the songs are more coherent than on the previous two albums. This is a true album within a progressive concept. The best song here is April. A very good song. The rest is in the same ballpark too.

This is a good 1960s heavy prog album. For those who wants more of the same; please move to the three Captain Beyond albums.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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