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Shades of Deep Purple


Download links and information about Shades of Deep Purple by Deep Purple. This album was released in 1968 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Metal, Heavy Metal genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 01:04:01 minutes.

Artist: Deep Purple
Release date: 1968
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Metal, Heavy Metal
Tracks: 13
Duration: 01:04:01
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No. Title Length
1. And the Address 4:38
2. Hush 4:24
3. One More Rainy Day 3:40
4. Prelude: Happiness I'm So Glad 7:19
5. Mandrake Root 6:09
6. Help 6:01
7. Love Help Me 3:49
8. Hey Joe 7:33
9. Shadows (Album Out Take) 3:38
10. Love Help Me (Instrumental Version) 3:29
11. Help (Alternate Take) 5:23
12. Hey Joe (BBC Top Gear Session) 4:05
13. Hush (Live US TV) 3:53



From the opening riff of “And the Address,” it’s clear that Deep Purple are helping write the rules for what would become heavy metal. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has a dark tone and bassist Nick Simper and drummer Ian Paice together form a tight and powerful rhythm section. But it’s really keyboardist Jon Lord who gives the band an extra-heavy texture. Joe South’s “Hush” was the undeniable hit while the rendition of “Hey Joe” begins as a gymnastic workout before settling into a version of the tune clearly inspired by Jimi Hendrix. Recorded in three days of sessions in 1968, Shades of Deep Purple is the sound of a band nailing it down quickly and definitively. Skip James’ “I’m So Glad” is merged with their own creative instrumental. The Beatles’ “Help” is thoroughly gutted and turned into a stunning lament. Deep Purple remain one of the most underrated groups of the hard-rock era and this debut is an essential piece of the puzzle. The bonus tracks include an alternate take of “Help!,” a live BBC version of “Hey Joe” and a psychedelic pop outtake called “Shadows.”