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Shades Of Deep Purple Original recording remastered, Extra tracks


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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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  • Audio CD (7 Feb 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
  • Label: EMI Records
  • ASIN: B00003INJ6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 56,827 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. And The Address (2000 Digital Remaster) 4:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Hush (1998 Digital Remaster) 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. One More Rainy Day (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Prelude: Happiness/I'm So Glad (Medley) (2000 Digital Remaster) 7:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mandrake Root (1998 Digital Remaster) 6:11£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Help (2000 Digital Remaster) 6:01£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Love Help Me (2000 Digital Remaster) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Hey Joe (2000 Digital Remaster) 7:34£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Shadows 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Love Help Me (Instrumental Version) 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Help (Alternate Take) 5:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Hey Joe (BBC Top Gear Session) 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Hush (Live US TV) 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 

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DEEP PURPLE Shades Of... CD

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 31 Mar 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A bit of a curio this. I bought it as I really like the Purple's later heavy rock sound, and am trying to get hold of all their back catalogue. I really wasn't expecting what I found here, an artier, late `60s trippy hippy sound.

There are shades of the group they would become, with the great instrumental workout `Mandrake Root', and a cover of Joe South's `Hush', which has to be the definitive version, and one of my all time favourite tracks. Jon Lord is already contributing some great organ rock sounds and Ritchie Blackmore is starting to show what a great guitarist he is, but a lot of it sounds a little over indulgent (Hey Joe and Help for example).

This release features several instrumentals, alternative takes and live versions of tracks on the album, which don't really add to the experience. The remastering is excellent, Hush has never sounded better on my stereo.

One for the completists. For those looking to taste Purple for the first time, start with later stuff like `In Rock' or `Fireball'.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. B. Kennedy on 1 Feb 2008
Format: Audio CD
...or so the blurb on the back of this album requests us to do. And you know what, on this - Deep Purple's first album - there are plenty of moments when you'll find yourself doing just that.

Opening track "And the Address" is, surprisingly for a debut album, an instrumental with a grooving riff reminiscent of Steppenwolf's "Sookie Sookie". Lots of raw guitar and Jon Lord's swinging hammond.

Next track, "Hush" is by far the most well know, and was a massive hit for the band in the US, at a time when they probably couldn't get arrested in Britain. If you're familiar with Kula Shaker's version then you'll find that the young Brit Pop pups strayed very little from the original. (If it ain't broke etc). Great stuff.

Then comes easily the weakest song on the album, and the sort of stuff that easily puts off so many Mk II fans from buying the Rod Evans era material. "One More Rainy Day" is slushy psych pop at its worst. I'm sure that Richie still wakes up in a cold sweat every now and again with the thought of having playing on that one.

But fear not, as the quality shoots back up again with Jon Lord's extended instrumental prelude "Happiness". Actually it's interesting just how much of this album is instrumental, which actually works to its advantage. Not that Rod's a poor vocalist by any means, but it's during the instrumental passages that you can really hear the development of the sound that would later straddle the world of RAWK.

And track 5 "Mandrake Root" is the best example of this. Rod does an excellent job on this number, but half way through Jon and Richie take over for a bit of a wig-out, and it's worth the cost of the CD just to own this one track.

"Help" is a rework of the Beatles song, played at half the speed.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Sciflyer 1969 on 14 April 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is a great recording, and only now beginning to be recognised as an 'almost' classic of the late 60's.

Let's face it, this is pretty heavy for '68 and its success in the U.S at the time bears this out. UK audiences wer'nt really ready for it. Richie obviously sees the way ahead in terms of the Hendrix style of guitar (remember Hendrix only came to the fore 18 months previous) and even for that alone it helped spearhead the idea of rock and progressive music.

The difficulty mark 1 Purple has always had is that so often their work has been reviewed by die hard heavy rockers that got into them thru that channel. I ask you to listen to it without genre limitations and what you'll find is a great piece of British late 60's art rock, that nods to the greats of the time, has great all round musicianship, and you still have to admire it's grooviness 30 plus years on.

The remastering is also of fantastic quality, while the mini booklet gives a great insight into the early exploits of the band.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Test on 20 May 2014
Format: Vinyl
The second side of the album skips about 1/2 of the way through. At first, I thought this might be just my copy, however I can see at least one other copy. I will be returning my copy for a return.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ian Gasson on 17 May 2014
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
The Music is great but unfortunately the pressing is faulty, some of the tracks skip. I have purchsed this Record Store Day Release three times including this one and had to return them all with the same fault. I guess the manufacturer overlooked quality control in a rush to jump on the Record Store Day band wagon!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Victor HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on 16 April 2012
Format: Audio CD
Shades of Deep Purple, Deep Purple (1995 FAME release) - Only shades of greatness!

A bit of a curio this. I bought it as I really like the Purple's later heavy rock sound, and am trying to get hold of all their back catalogue. I really wasn't expecting what I found here, an artier, late `60s trippy hippy sound.

There are shades of the group they would become, with the great instrumental workout `Mandrake Root', and a cover of Joe South's `Hush', which has to be the definitive version, and one of my all time favourite tracks. Jon Lord is already contributing some great organ rock sounds and Ritchie Blackmore is starting to show what a great guitarist he is, but a lot of it sounds a little over indulgent (Hey Joe and Help for example).

This release has a pretty poor sound quality compared to the 2000 EMI release, and that album is by far recommended over this.

One for the completists. For those looking to taste Purple for the first time, start with later stuff like `In Rock' or `Fireball'.
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