Purple Passages

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Purple Passages
Purple Passages.jpg
Compilation album by Deep Purple
Released November 1972
Recorded 1968 - 1969
Genre Psychedelic rock, progressive rock, hard rock[1]
Length 69:12
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Derek Lawrence
Deep Purple compilations chronology
Purple Passages
Mark I & II
(1973)Mark I & II1973

Purple Passages is a 1972 United States-only double-LP compilation album by Deep Purple featuring material originally released in 1968 and 1969 on the Tetragrammaton label. It features classics such as "Hush" and "Kentucky Woman". It was issued on compact disc in 1998 and in 2007 with bonus tracks.

This compilation included some alternate mixes of "The Bird Has Flown" and "Why Didn't Rosemary?", with the former having a clean intro instead of a fade-in on the album version. It also included the final Purple Mk. I single "Emmaretta" for the first time on LP. Original lead singer Rod Evans went on to front the popular 1970s band Captain Beyond.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "And the Address" (Blackmore/Lord) - 4.53
  2. "Hey Joe" (trad., arr. Lord/Evans/Simper/Paice/Blackmore) - 6.57
  3. "Hush" (Joe South) - 4.20
  4. "Emmaretta" (Lord/Blackmore/Evans) - 2.58

Side two[edit]

  1. "Chasing Shadows" (Lord/Paice) - 5.31
  2. "The Bird Has Flown" (Evans/Blackmore/Lord) - 5.30
  3. "Why Didn't Rosemary?" (Blackmore/Lord/Evans/Simper/Paice) - 5.00

Side three[edit]

  1. "Hard Road (Wring That Neck)" (Blackmore/Lord/Simper/Paice) - 5.11
  2. "The Shield" (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) - 6.02
  3. "Mandrake Root" (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) - 6.03

Side four[edit]

  1. "Kentucky Woman" (Neil Diamond) - 4.44
  2. "April" (Blackmore/Lord) - 12.03


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