Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

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Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn (1968/2015) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/96kHz]

Deep Purple - The Book Of Taliesyn (1968/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:59 minutes | 1,01 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

The Book of Taliesyn is the second studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, recorded only three months after Shades of Deep Purple. he structure of the album is similar to that of their debut, with four original songs and three rearranged covers, although the tracks are longer, the arrangements more complex and the sound more polished than on Shades of Deep Purple. The music style is a mix of psychedelic rock, progressive rock and hard rock, with several inserts of classical music arranged by the band's keyboard player Jon Lord.

Several months after the innovative remake of "You Keep Me Hanging On," England's answer to Vanilla Fudge, was this early version of Deep Purple, which featured vocalist Rod Evans, and bassist Nick Simper, along with mainstays Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. This, their second album, followed on the heels of "Hush," a dynamic arrangement of a Joe South tune, far removed from the flavor of one of his own hits, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes." Four months later, this album's cover of Neil Diamond's Top 25, 1967 gem "Kentucky Woman," went Top 40 for Deep Purple. Also like Vanilla Fudge, the group's own originals were creative, thought-provoking, but not nearly as interesting as their take on cover tunes. Vanilla Fudge did "Eleanor Rigby," and Deep Purple respond by going inside "We Can Work It Out" – it falls out of nowhere after the progressive rock jam "Exposition," Ritchie Blackmore's leads zipping in between Rod Evans smooth and precise vocals. As Vanilla Fudge was progressively leaning more towards psychedelia, here Deep Purple are the opposite. The boys claim to be inspired by the Bard of King Arthur's court in Camelot, Taliesyn. John Vernon Lord, under the art direction of Les Weisbrich, paints a superb wonderland on the album jacket, equal to the madness of Hieronymous Bosch's cover painting used for the third album. Originals "The Shield" and "Anthem" make early Syd Barrett Pink Floyd appear punk in comparison. Novel sounds are aided by Lord's dominating keyboards, a signature of this group.

Tracklist:

01 - Listen, Learn, Read On
02 - Wring That Neck
03 - Kentucky Woman
04 - Exposition/We Can Work It Out
05 - Shield
06 - Anthem
07 - River Deep, Mountain High

Digitally remastered and restored by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios, London.

Analyzed: Deep Purple / The Book of Taliesyn
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR11 -0.26 dB -13.21 dB 4:03 01-Listen, Learn, Read On
DR11 -0.89 dB -14.44 dB 5:15 02-Wring That Neck
DR12 -0.49 dB -14.58 dB 4:45 03-Kentucky Woman
DR12 -0.52 dB -13.82 dB 7:08 04-Exposition/We Can Work It Out
DR11 -0.66 dB -14.81 dB 6:07 05-Shield
DR11 -1.45 dB -16.32 dB 6:33 06-Anthem
DR11 -1.51 dB -15.74 dB 10:09 07-River Deep, Mountain High
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 3070 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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