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Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings '1968-69' [Box set]

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  • Audio CD (28 July 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: PLG UK Catalog
  • ASIN: B00KVKULVM
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Listen  3. One More Rainy Day (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 3:39£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Prelude: Happiness/I'm So Glad (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 7:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mandrake Root (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 6:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Help (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 6:00£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Hey Joe (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 6:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. And the Address (2003 Remix) 4:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hush (1968 Monitor Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Prelude: Happiness/I'm So Glad (2003 Remix) 7:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  5. Shield (Mono Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 6:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Anthem (Mono Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 6:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. River Deep, Mountain High (Mono Mix) [2014 Remastered Version]10:10Album Only


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Listen  3. Kentucky Woman (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 4:44£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Exposition/We Can Work It Out (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 7:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Shield (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 6:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Anthem (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 6:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. River Deep, Mountain High (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version]10:12Album Only
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Listen  9. Kentucky Woman (2003 Remix) 5:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Oh No No No (Studio outtake) 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  2. Blind (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 5:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  6. Why Didn't Rosemary? (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 5:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Bird Has Flown (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version] 5:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. April (Stereo Mix) [2014 Remastered Version]12:07Album Only
Listen  9. Emmaretta (2012 Stereo remix) 3:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Bird Has Flown (Early Version) [2012 Stereo remix] 3:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Why Didn't Rosemary? (Early Instrumental take) [Stereo Mix] 4:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Blind (Stereo Mix) [2003 Remix] 5:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Lalena (Stereo Mix) [Instrumental] [2014 Remastered Version] 5:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. April (Stereo Mix) [Part 1] [Single B-side] 3:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Emmaretta (Mono Mix) [Original single A-side] 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. The Bird Has Flown (Mono Mix) [Original US single B-side] 2:54£0.99  Buy MP3 


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DEEP PURPLE Hard Road: The Mark 1 Studio Recordings 1968-69 (2014 UK 5-CD album box set comprising the albums - Shades Of Deep Purple [Mono Mix] Shades Of Deep Purple [Stereo Mix] The Book Of Taliesyn [Mono Mix] The Book Of Taliesyn [StereoMix] and Deep Purple [Original Album]. Each album includes digitally remastered bonus material including alternative mixes album outtakes instrumental versions alternate takes and B-sides as well as previously unreleased versions - featuring

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4.0 out of 5 stars Listen, Learn, Reissue again! 31 July 2014
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Hard Road takes its name from the alternate title of the track Wring That Neck. For some reason in the US, the track was originally issued as the former. Perhaps an apt title for a Mk1 box set as Purple were really just coming to grips with forming their sound/style that would eventually crystalize on the In Rock album in 1970.

So what does this box set include? Five discs covering their first three studio albums, including Shades of Deep Purple and Book Of Taliesyn in mono as well as stereo (the self titled 3rd album was never released in mono). Each disc is housed in a reproduction mini LP sleeve and the set is accompanied by a 48 page booklet. The whole set is actually very similar to the Deep Purple Originals 3CD box sets that were released in 1995/7.

Bonus tracks - Although there are loads of 'bonus' tracks here, most were already issued when the 3 albums were remastered in 2000. There are some 2003 remixes of tracks as extras too, though these tracks were originally released on The Early Years album issued in 2004. In fact discounting the mono mixes, there are only 3 unreleased tracks - Why Didn't Rosemary? (early instrumental take), The Bird Has Flown (early version, 2012 stereo mix) and a 2012 stereo mix of Emmaretta. Out of these three, the stereo mix of Emmaretta is great, Ritchie's guitar sounds a bit more seperate in the mix. I love this track and know every nuance so its great to hear it sounding remixed and slightly different. The guitar and drums are allowed to fight on beyond the fade out on this one - great stuff!

The mono mixes - I'm afraid they don't do it for me. Mono mixes were disappearing in 1968/9 and I'm pretty sure the Shades and Taliesyn monos are just fold downs from the stereo mixes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Deep Purple Mark I in stereo and mono 9 Sep 2014
By dpv
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There are gatefold sleeves for "The Book Of Taliesyn" and "Deep Purple", American and UK sleeves for "Shades Of Deep Purple" and "The Book Of Taliesyn".
The sound is very good. Nice booklet includes new interview with Derek Lawrence and Nick Simper.
Unfortunately there is no sound of footsteps in the end of "Shades Of Deep Purple" stereo version.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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This set is the best mastering on Cd for this release I have ever heard, better than the original Japan release, the last remasters used to much noise reduction !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Deep Purple purchase 30 Aug 2014
By Micaloneus - Published on Amazon.com
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The music has never sounded so good. Great mastering job from Andy Peirce. Also included are many worthwhile bonus tracks and a very nice booklet with plenty of photos and info. As a bonus, this set includes the first two albums in mono. All five discs and booklet are held inside a very sturdy box. An essential purchase for fans of the original Deep Purple lineup.
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5.0 out of 5 stars EVERYTHING MARK 1 RECORDED IS IN THIS BOX!!!!!! 20 Sep 2014
By Edward J. mccarthy Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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this is a great 5 cd box set for die hard deep purple fans who liked the mark 1 era from 1968 and 1969, the vaults here basically have been totally unloaded from all mark 1 recordings i would say it is safe to say, everything purple recorded with nick simper on bass and rod evans on vocals is in this box set, you get both studio and mono versions of the fist 3 albums, you get alternate mixes of a lot of the songs in both studio and mono sound recording, this comes with a nice photo book with some interesting liner notes, and this is a very very well done package over all, all cds come in mini carboard like lp replica sleeves as well so the original lp replication is great as well, these 3 albums have never sounded better and this is the best format to own these in outside of the viynl and the japan shm remastered editions that came out last year in 2013, during this time period deep purple where finding there sound, they where not quite there yet with what they wanted to sound like and even look like but of coarse all 5 musicians in deep purple at this time had been in other bands going as far back as 1961 when blackmore was discovered by the legendary joe meek but as history would have it purple established there sound and image in full with the mark 2 and 3 line ups, anyway this is a very worthwhile box set for a true deep purple fan who wants to hear and know the roots of how purple got off the ground before the classic in rock record would come out in 1970.......
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best sounding CDs of the Mk 1 lineup 9 Oct 2014
By Dlokazip - Published on Amazon.com
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Best sounding CDs of the Mk 1 lineup. Bonus tracks are fantastic. All the Deep Purple Mk1 you will ever need.
4.0 out of 5 stars worth the investment 20 Sep 2014
By Jairaj Mohinani - Published on Amazon.com
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Its worth the price considering there are 2 versions of each album along with a booklet on some rare photos of the group during their younger days.
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