Deep Purple in rock


The year 1970 was a legendary year in hard rock. In one year time Black Sabbath released Paranoid, Uriah Heep released their debut album, and Deep Purple created this, their fourth album in a new line up. Metal was born.

From the opening notes of Speed king to the beauty of Ian Gillan’s singing of Child in time this album shows a mature band that is not afraid to create a big, heavy sound. In a way that sound was a reaction to both Led Zeppelin’s debut and their last album where they worked together with an orchestra.

Much to my surprise, the cover of the album was featured on a big poster at my sister’s house. She told me she also saw them live, so I suppose she is a big fan. My surprise lies in that I had no idea she was into music of the heavier kind. That was me!

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