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Shades of Deep Purple
Genres: World Music, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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One of the best forgotten albums
Craig Fenton | 07/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"THE ORIGINAL HEVY METAL GROUPS FIRST ALBUM IS THEIR BEST WITH THE GREAT GUITAR WORK ON MANDERICK ROOT AND THE JAZZ ROCK VERSION OF THE BEATLES HELP AND THEIR FIRST HIT HUSH IT IS A MASTERPEAC"
Classic Heavy Psychedelic Nugget
J. W. Settle | Wakefield, West Yorks, UK | 09/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Deep Purple mk 1 line up recorded this album in 1968 so what you can expect is heavy rock in a psychedelic and jazzy style that frankly just cannot be compared to any other psych band of the time. The sound is muddy but all the better for it really.
This line-up had (in true Purple tradition) a different singer and bassist in the shape of Rod Evans and Nick Simper respectively who contribute well to the overall sound, especially Simper, a busy bassist with a heavy sound. Evans is more restrained than the later Ian Gillan.
Lord, Blackmore and Paice weave their magic of course, but some of the songs would really benefit from some rhythm guitar, something that Blackmore didn't like. What was wrong with that guy? Paicey gets his jazz boots on in some of the songs and Lord even rips off excerpts from Sheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov and Spanish excerpts from Manuel de Falla. No matter. It was the '60s.
One thing I particularly like is the extra song "Shadows", a lovely, psychedelic melody that wouldn't be out of place on a Nuggets compilation. The live cut of "Hush" on Playboy, however, sounds like it was recorded straight of the tv with not enough depth or presence. No matter. Its an interesting document.
All in all, I was surprised by this album. Its heavy, rocky, colourful, interesting, overlooked and, above all, just great!"