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Shades 1968-1998
     

Shades 1968-1998

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by Deep Purple
 
A lot of care went into the track selection and mastering on this four-CD set, devoted to 30 years in the history of Deep Purple -- though for most listeners, discs one through three, devoted to the band's first eight years, are what will really count. Deep Purple recorded significant bodies of work in several styles, but the years 1968

Overview

A lot of care went into the track selection and mastering on this four-CD set, devoted to 30 years in the history of Deep Purple -- though for most listeners, discs one through three, devoted to the band's first eight years, are what will really count. Deep Purple recorded significant bodies of work in several styles, but the years 1968 through 1974, when they evolved out of psychedelia and into heavy metal, are the vitally important ones. The first disc is a treat not only for Deep Purple fans but '60s British rock completists, highlighted by two previously unissued tracks dating from a time when the band was apparently still known officially as Roundabout. The band's chart singles and a beautifully lyrical and reflective version of the Beatles' "Help" open the first disk, and it's hard not to love those early singles. And then comes "Hallelujah (I Am the Preacher)," which opens the group's classic heavy metal era and heralds the arrival of Ian Gillan on lead vocals and Roger Glover on bass. From there on, and for most of the next two-and-a-half CDs, this set threatens to fry any speakers or ears in its presence. Disc two is from the core of the group's prime years, from the spring of 1971 through the end of that year. The Fireball and Machine Head albums are well represented, and some of this music is surprisingly durable. Disc three covers the peak years, closing out in 1975 at the end of the Tommy Bolin/Glenn Hughes lineup, and disc four picks up with the 1984 reunion. The packaging is slightly awkward, but it comes with a 55-page booklet giving just about the fullest easily available account of the band's impact and importance.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/1999
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227556624
catalogNumber:
75566
Rank:
111061

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Deep Purple   Primary Artist,Group
Malcolm Arnold   Conductor
Tommy Bolin   Guitar,Vocals
Ian Gillan   Harmonica,Conga,Vocals
Steve Morse   Guitar
Joe Satriani   Guitar
Ritchie Blackmore   Guitar
Roger Glover   Synthesizer,Bass
Glenn Hughes   Bass,Vocals
Jon Lord   Strings,Keyboards,Vocals
Rod Evans   Vocals
Ian Paice   Drums
Nick Simper   Bass,Vocals
Joe Lynn Turner   Vocals

Technical Credits

Tommy Bolin   Composer
Deep Purple   Producer
Ian Gillan   Composer
Joe South   Composer
Ritchie Blackmore   Composer
Roger Glover   Composer,Producer
Jon Lord   Composer,Woodwind Arrangement
Barry Ainsworth   Engineer
Keith Andrews   Engineer
Martin Birch   Producer,Engineer
Nick Blagona   Engineer
Hugh Brown   Artwork
Jason Corsaro   Engineer
David Coverdale   Composer
Pete Dauncey   Producer
Nick Davis   Engineer
Tony Edwards   Producer,Executive Producer
Jeff Griffin   Producer
Bill Kennedy   Engineer
Andy Knight   Engineer
Gary Ladinsky   Engineer
Derek Lawrence   Producer
Phil McDonald   Engineer
Alan O'Duffy   Engineer
Ian Paice   Composer,Engineer
Thom Panunzio   Producer
Gary Peterson   Discographical Annotation
Pat Regan   Producer,Engineer
Dave Siddle   Engineer
Tony Wilson   Engineer
Jim Ladd   Liner Notes
Jeremy Gee   Engineer
Mick Wall   Liner Notes
Gary Webb   Engineer
Sevie Bates   Artwork
Hans Gemperle   Engineer
Simon Metcalfe   Engineer
Tim Joseph   Annotation

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Shades 1968-1998 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Deep Purple is the greatest hard rock or just plain rock group of all time. That is a natural fact.