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Deep Purple Audio CD
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In a world that is constantly changing and where trends and fashions are unforeseeable, Deep Purple are among the few reliable constant factors of music history. For more than 30 years now, they have enriched the spirit of rock music regularly with new albums, fascinating tours, and projects causing quite a stir. Five years after their latest studio album Abandon and three years after the ... Read more in Amazon's Deep Purple Store

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Import
  • ASIN: B001NV7602
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 385,910 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best DP albums 30 Dec 2001
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Format:Audio CD
This is the third and last album made by the first lineup of DP rather than the better-known Mk2. The first two were somewhat uneven and contained several cover songs per album (not all of which can be considered successes), but the band's performance starts to come together in this one (great guitar and keyboard work by Blackmore and Lord) and most of the material is written by DP.
The style is quite different from their later albums - it's not exclusively hard rock. I consider this a good thing as its variety makes it quite interesting, but people used to the heavier sound of, say, "In Rock" may be slightly disappointed at first.
The only slight let-down for me is the cover song "Lalena" which seems a bit out-of-place; and it must be said that not all of the bonus tracks are entirely up to the standards of the "main" album (both in sound quality and song material) - but that's to be expected. Still, the extra live version of "The Painter" is excellent (as is the studio version).
For me, this is up there with "Fireball" and "Machine Head" as one of my favourite DP albums. Definitely worth checking out.
The CD is accompanied by a very nice booklet.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Garden of Earthly Delights 17 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
This their 1969 untitled 3rd album with Bosch's famous painting on the cover is a true late sixties gem. Loaded with plenty of psychedelic/hard rock while still holding on to their signature sound of baroque and medieval melodies. This also end's the trilogy of albums from mark I Deep Purple and if you are looking for heavy metal it's not here, but if you like progressive art rock then you will enjoy this recording and their first two albums as well.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eponymous album 19 Oct 2013
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The third album by the group shows that it is leaving the blues/psychedelia and starting to get into a more metal phase. A pity that their first singer couldn't hack that sort of thing because he had a good voice. A good effort by what was to become a classic heavy rocking band.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth Checking Out 15 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
More prog rock than heavy rock. Comparisons with Mk11 Purple although inevitable are unfair as most people recognise the Mk11 line-up as the best but all bands have to start somewhere..........& this and the 2 preceding albums ("Shades & "Talisyn") don't seem a bad place to start to me. Of course nostalgia is always an advantage if you are looking back as opposed to discovering these albums for the first time but this still stands up in its own right. If you want to hear how the Purple story began check this out, especially "Blind"...an early classic featuring the late great Jon Lord.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fault lines among the pearls 22 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
Deep Purple's third album brings a close to their first incarnation. While this line-up isn't as highly-regarded as the one that follows, it still impresses. Rod Evans wasn't quite up to Ian Gillan's standard, but his voice suited the band's style. Where they are lacking is in that dynamism and flamboyance that characterises later recordings. 'Chasing Shadows,' with its exotic rhythm, gets the album off to a good start, while 'Blind' features a great baroque performance on harpsichord by Jon Lord. Unfortunately, the quality is uneven from here on. Much of the album's worth hinges on their take on T.S. Eliot's 'cruellest month,' 'April.' It opens with some Gothic organ and a mildly haunting acoustic guitar line, but the strings in the middle section are drab and unnecessary. The track lacks impetus and simply isn't good enough to warrant its twelve minutes. The dark, bluesy 'Bird Has Flown' has character aplenty by comparison. Richie Blackmore employs the wah wah pedal liberally here, unlike on later albums. 'Deep Purple' is worth investigating for the fan who buys the later material, but not before.
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