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"PURPLE PASSAGES" the Album; "Bird it Has Flown" the Song


Does anyone here have this album? It's an American double-record vinyl compilation of the first 3 Mk 1 albums, released in 1972 by Warner Bros.

It's nothing overly special, as most of the songs are just the same studio copies off the original "Shades-Taliesyn-Deep Purple" trilogy.

There may be a slightly longer Blackmore guitar outro on "Why Didn't Rosemary..." (a tad longer than on "Deep Purple" ) but aside from that, nothing else too noteworthy....

EXCEPT...

On "Bird It Has Flown". Has anyone here noticed what's different about the PURPLE PASSAGES version of this song versus the DEEP PURPLE version of the same song?

I just noticed it last night for the first time, and I thought I knew the Mk 1 collection like the back of my hand.

The organ solo in "Bird it Has Flown" is a "DRY" studio mix with no reverb on PURPLE PASSAGES, whereas it's a very echoey "SATURATED" mix with lots of reverb on DEEP PURPLE. I like the dry mix better as I can hear more clearly what JL is doing there, and it's prompted me to try to learn to play this solo...if I even can. emoticon

If you also have this album, and have heard the difference I just described, which one do you like better?

If you like this particular JL solo, you may want to see if you can dredge up an old copy of this album, as I think it's worth having just for an alternate studio effect set up for just that one song!!

By the way, why would Warner Brothers have taken just that one piece of that one song and chosen a different "reverb mix" than what was on the original studio album?

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Re: "PURPLE PASSAGES" the Album; "Bird it Has Flown" the Song


I remember when I first got into the whole thing way back when,I would sit in my room and gaze at the inside of the gatefold sleeve and read in amazement the now very outdated but interesting write up.
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I hope this helps with you're question:
There were actually three versions released for TBHF,
one was the album version and the other two were edited for the single,one being the European mix
(the one you described)so depending on whehter or not you're Deep Purple album is an import,this may be why you notice?
The other was for the U.S. single and it has a slightly
different drum pattern in the intro.

My favorite version however is the one that they recorded with Gillan in late '69 at the BBC.
Found way later on an E.P. called New Live And Rare in 1980.Or on BBC bootlegs of course. emoticon

If anyone has clearer infos on TBHF please elaborate.
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quote:

Gillans micstand wrote:
I hope this helps with you're question:


Yes it does. Thanks. I'm glad you replied, because there are a staggeringly low number of folks here who pay attention to Mk 1 stuff, and I doubt I'll see very many replies to my post.


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Right on John,
my love of music starts out somewhere in the mid fifties and comes to a screatching halt about 1977.
(disco and punk destroyed it for me)
It's a bit patchy from there out,but rock and roll will never die. emoticon
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quote:

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Right on John,
my love of music starts out somewhere in the mid fifties and comes to a screatching halt about 1977.


Wow!! You're rather generous with the years there. I would have made the cutoff for "good" rock and roll, somewhere around 1972 or '73.


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After '72 things started to get a little dull
but it all picked back up in '75 and died back down by '77
or '78.
I'm speaking mostly about Blackmores peak years '75 to '77
or so.
After that,Van Halen had to come in and fake things up if you know what I mean. emoticon

Things have never been quite the same,
but I keep hanging on.

This is why I prefere mkI over mkIII,
but my faith in rock picked back up big time
when Ritchie left Purple in '93,it opened a door that I have yet to close,including Blackmores Night.
Happiness for me is both parties happiness! emoticon


Oh and ahhhhh
the internet plays a big roll since '93 or so as well...
how could I forget. emoticon
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Well as I'm just listening to the Singles A's & B's cd, the version of "Bird has Flown" is different too from the album dP.First it has no keys solo at the end, and the keys gimmick and guitar on the "bridge" and "refrain" are different, there's also a quick fade-out.Now it might be the American version as it is on the dP remaster, I'll have to listen to both versions...But it's definitly not the "dP" album version.

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It's the single version hence the title Singles A's and B's
but it's the U.K. single which is what I described
earlier,three versions that I know of exist

1)album
2)U.K.single version
3)U.S.single version

all three are a little different.
So you actually cleared it up for us Purpletemple
I couldn't remember if it was the U.K. album
or single as I posted earlier.

Now if we are wrong, someone please help. emoticon
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Wow, you got me all thinking now.
I've got a bootleg vinyl version of Deep Purple (Russian), and the remastered CD version. I also have Single's A's and B's which should have the European single version, and I only now noticed that LLRO box set contains the US b-side.
I'm gonna have to listen to all three versions now.

Heheh, just noticed that the remastered DP has also the single edit of TBHF.

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I have them all on vinyl and have known all along but it's
so long since I discovered there was a difference,good thing I used to play most of my singles back in the day.
Anyone notice the U.S. single is titled
"The Bird Has Flown"????????

I still love the BBC version with Gillan the best,
less organ but great scream. emoticon
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