England - Full Moon 39 - 12/22/99
Warner Archives / Rhino
What a wonderful time to be around ... The end of the year, the beginning of
the new one, and the beginning of the millennium. We have survived the miserable
20th century, and hopefully the 21st one will be a better one with fewer wars,
Food for All, and a better hope for all mankind.
Speaking of the new millenium, there are some of us that still remember getting
their first Deep Purple album and the thrill that Ian Gillian's voice or Ritchie
Blackmore's solos created ... It was way back then when life was summed up in few
words like "Make Love Not War" or "I'd rather be red than dead," people protested
for principles and rights that the young now consider as given, and the music was
played at maximum decibel levels by long-hair "freaks." It was during that "hot"
period that Deep Purple sprung into fame with spine-tingling songs like Hush,
Black Night, Smoke on the Water, etc.
Shades (1968-1998) is a sparkling 4 CD collection of all of the Deep Purple
gems from the past 30 years! Filled with exciting versions of their standards and
some hard to find sonic trinkets, this collection is a MUST for the Deep Purple
aficionado and the neophyte who wants to catch a glimpse of the glorious rock past.
Copyright © 1999 Stavros Moschopoulos