This album referred to as Deep Purple III, is the third studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in 1969 on Harvest Records in the UK. It was to be the last album with the original lineup.
How does the album back cover be different from other versions
Record label information:
The album: "DEEP PURPLE - Deep Purple III (self-titled) 12" Vinyl LP Album" was produced by: Derek Lawrence for Edwards Coletta
Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Barry Ainsworth
Album cover design: Hieronymus Bosch
Album cover photography: David Anthony
British Hard Rock, Classic Rock, Early Metal
Harvest – 5C 038-90505
Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram
1976 Manufactured in the Netherlands
An original rhythmic idea of Ian's, who is heard playing drums, timbales, maracas and cowbell. Jon is playing claves. These percussion instruments were tracked on afterwards of course. The song is about one of Jon's nightmares. Nicky's bass line is a gas.
Jon plays harpsichord on this track, which is a love song, sort of squeezed into the format of a twelve bar blues. The middle section is a descending chromatic sequence, which is intended to give a sort of "slowing down" effect.
Donovan's song done how we thought Donovan might like to have heard it. The only double tracking on this cut is the guitar passage at the end. The slightly "jazzy" feel to the organ is a bow in the direction of Donovan's Mellow Yellow days.
Recorded when we heard that we were going to be in L.A. at earthquake time, The drum track was recorded first (with organ) and then reversed.
This track was recorded live; no double tracking.
Vaguely inspired by an Otis Spann number, and again it's an attempt to widen the scope of a plain 12 bar sequence; in fact the verses are 14 bars long and the guitar solo verses are 17 bars long. Interesting words from Rod.
A different recording from the version released on a single. Ritchie tracked the Wah-Wah guitar on afterwards and also the guitar at the end of the middle section.
A sort of 3-part concert about the month of April. The first section is played by just Jon and Ritchie. Jon played piano and organ, and Ritchie played acoustic guitar (a rhythm pattern and a double tracked lead pattern) and electric guitar. The choir was added afterwards. The whole section used about 11 diffecent tracks. Also Ian on timpani can be heard in the background. The second section is Jon's orchestral description of April. The instruments used were: two flutes, two oboes, cor anglais, two clarinets, two violins, viola and two cellos. The third section is a treatment of the chord sequence of the first section in a more "Purple" way. As a whole we hope April hangs together as a personal evocation of a beautiful, but sad (to us) month.