3 Years later...

Hello to everybody! This is the comeback of the Freaks!
3 years of busy life passed and the Blog was forgotten.
All the links are alive again.

jeudi 22 avril 2010

Deep Purple - Shades Of Deep Purple - 1968


Shades of Deep Purple is the debut album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in 1968 on Parlophone in the UK, Tetragrammaton in Portugal and Brazil, and Polydor in Canada and Japan. It was released without much attention in the UK, where it did not perform sales-wise. In the US, on the other hand it was a massive success, contributing largely to the attention Deep Purple would get there, and also eventually also over to the UK.
This was the time right after they changed name from "Roundabout" to "Deep Purple", in this period they tried to find their sound, because of this 50% of the album contains cover songs from Joe South, Skip James, The Beatles and Billy Roberts, they only used a couple of days to complete the whole album. The cover song "Hush" by Joe South was their most successful song from the poineering lineup, "Help" was a slower version than the original version by The Beatles, and the final song "Hey Joe" was earler covered by Jimi Hendrix also became very popular from this lineup.
All in all this album is a very good beginning of new Deep Purple fans, just to get the feel of how it all began.

Band is:
Rod Evans - Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore - Guitars
Nick Simper - Bass and Backing Vocals
Ian Paice - Drums
Jon Lord - Organs and Backing Vocals