13 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1968 debut by Deep Purple is the sound of a band poking a hornet’s nest of ideas with a stick. The organ-and-guitar heaviness of their metal years is here, as are the classical twiddles (“Prelude: Happiness / I’m So Glad”), but they're played with freakbeat grooviness (“Hush,” “Mandrake Root”) and occasionally hidden behind beat-group pop harmonies (“One More Rainy Day,” “Love Help Me”). Their version of “Help” slowly burns through the song’s anguish, while “Hey Joe” becomes a showdown at the O.K. Corral.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The 1968 debut by Deep Purple is the sound of a band poking a hornet’s nest of ideas with a stick. The organ-and-guitar heaviness of their metal years is here, as are the classical twiddles (“Prelude: Happiness / I’m So Glad”), but they're played with freakbeat grooviness (“Hush,” “Mandrake Root”) and occasionally hidden behind beat-group pop harmonies (“One More Rainy Day,” “Love Help Me”). Their version of “Help” slowly burns through the song’s anguish, while “Hey Joe” becomes a showdown at the O.K. Corral.

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