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Shades of Deep Purple Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (Feb. 11 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Spitfire Records
  • ASIN: B00004KD11
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #156,961 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. And The Address
2. Hush
3. One More Rainy Day
4. Prelude: Happiness/I'm So Glad
5. Mandrake Root
6. Help
7. Love Help Me
8. Hey Joe
9. Shadows (Album Out Take)
10. Love Help Me (Instrumental Version)
11. Help (Alternate Take)
12. Hey Joe (BBC Top Gear Session)
13. Hush (Live US TV)

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Japanese only K2 HD remastered pressing packaged in a paper sleeve. Victor. 2008. --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Glenn on June 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
""Shades Of Deep Purple"", Deep Purple's first album, is a great one. It outsold the album that came after it, ""The Book Of Taliesyn"". This album was recorded with Rod Evans on Vocals, Jon Lord on Keyboards, Ritchie Blackmore on Guitars, Nicky Simper on Bass, and Ian Paice on Drums. This lineup was the greatest Deep Purple lineup of all time. "And The Address" is Blackmore/Lord, "Hush" and "Hush (Live US TV)" are South, "One More Rainy Day" is Lord/Evans, "Prelude:Happiness I'm So Glad" is Lord/Evans/Simper/Blackmore and Skip James, "Mandrake Root", "Love Help Me", and "Love Help Me (Instrumental Version)" are Blackmore/Evans, "Help" and "Help (Alternate Take)" are Lennon/McCartney", "Hey Joe" and "Hey Joe (BBC Top Gear Session)" are Roberts, and "Shadows (Album Out Take)" is Lord/Evans/Simper/Blackmore.
"And The Address" (4:38) (4/5): A trippy, psychedelic song with driving guitar and organ parts.
"Hush" (4:24) (5/5): What can one say about "Hush"? It is the best Deep Purple song of all time, the best song on this album, and the third-best Hard Rock song of all time. This is a cover of a song by Joe South. This song is where Deep Purple reached its absolute peak, proving that the Mark I Deep Purple lineup is the greatest of all Deep Purple lineups. This surpasses Joe South's version.
"One More Rainy Day" (3:39) (3/5): The second-worst song on the album. This song is a psychadelic/pop song. It's a bit slower than the first two songs on this album.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rocker_Man on Jan. 21 2004
Format: Audio CD
Shades Of Deep Purple (1968.) Deep Purple's first album.
In 1968, a then little-known British rock band known as Deep Purple released its debut album, appropriately entitled Shades Of Deep Purple. This was released a few years before Ian Gillan and Roger Glover joined the band, and gave them their popular "classic hard rock/metal" sound. This and the two follow-up albums feature original vocalist Rod Evans, and more of a straight-up psychedelic rock sound than what you're probably used to hearing from the band. Either way, read on for my review of Shades Of Deep Purple.
The album kicks off with And The Address, an interesting little instrumental session. In this session, drums and the organ are the main instruments. Surprisingly, this works well. A good openng track. Hush was Deep Purple's first big hit (and only major hit NOT to feature Ian Gillan singing) was this, a cover of a Joe South song. Evans' vocals are top notch here, and the rest of the band plays well too. This song deserves all the credit it gets. One More Rainy Day is a bit more on the slow and melodic side than the last two tracks were. The vocals and the organ usage here are very nice. Prelude: Happiness I'm So Glad kicks off with an extended instrumental session in which the organ is the main instrument (similar to the album's opening track), and then it becomes a psychedelic rocker. Overall, a good track. Mandrake Root, a blues-based hard rocker. is the closest thing on the album to the metal sound that would make Deep Purple popular in the early seventies. ANOTHER excellent track, and a highly underrated one. Help is a cover of the Beatles song.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rocker_Man on Oct. 29 2003
Format: Audio CD
In 1968, a then little-known British rock band known as Deep Purple released its debut album, appropriately entitled Shades Of Deep Purple. This was released a few years before Ian Gillan and Roger Glover joined the band, and gave them their popular "classic hard rock/metal" sound. This and the two follow-up albums feature original vocalist Rod Evans, and more of a straight-up psychedelic rock sound than what you're probably used to hearing from the band. Either way, read on for my review of Shades Of Deep Purple.
And The Address - The album kicks off with an interesting little instrumental session. In this session, drums and the organ are the main instruments. Surprisingly, this works well. A good openng track.
Hush - Deep Purple's first big hit (and only major hit NOT to feature Ian Gillan singing) was this, a cover of a Joe South song. Evans' vocals are top notch here, and the rest of the band plays well too. This song deserves all the credit it gets.
One More Rainy Day - This one is a bit more on the slow and melodic side than the last two tracks were. The vocals and the organ usage here are very nice.
Prelude: Happiness I'm So Glad - This one kicks off with an extended instrumental session in which the organ is the main instrument (similar to the album's opening track), and then it becomes a psychedelic rocker. Overall, a good track.
Mandrake Root - This blues-based hard rocker is the closest thing on the album to the metal sound that would make Deep Purple popular in the early seventies. ANOTHER excellent track, and a highly underrated one.
Help - Yes, this is a cover of the Beatles song.
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