söndag 7 december 2014


Like many other prosperous combos at the time (e.g. Beatles, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin) Deep Purple started their own label to gain more control over issues and economy. "Purple Records" became part of the EMI distrubution and lasted 1971-79. Apart from releasing the band's own recordings they also signed a bunch of other artists, most of them failing big sales and today almost forgotten by the large public. This was the label's only sampler - containing two Deep Purple cuts and ten from bygone acts like Hard Stuff, Yvonne Elliman, Maldoon, Buddy Bohn, Silverhead and Carol Hunter. Though I like getting stuff from artists who's original records can be hard to find today to me the most rewarding cut is Deep Purple "When A Blind Man Cries" - formerly a b-side to "Never Before" and here for the first time on LP. Also Rupert Hine's "Hamburgers" and Tony Ashton's "Celebration" were previously '45 only. Favorite tracks together with WABMC - Yvonne Elliman's hard rock version of "I Can't Explain", Maldoon's semi-psych rocker "Clouds In My Hair" and the funky "Libel" by Hard Stuff. Audio is somewhat compressed but still enjoyable listening. Contemporary issue on same label in Germany (1C 048-94921). 2001 CD on Purple (PUR 326) came with same tracking. Premiere UK had label as shown here and fully laminated cover. (SÄM*) (DHÄ*) (HÄVL*)

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