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B3Burner wrote:

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Nigel Young wrote:

John,

Try searching the category Mk1. It is listed for America as "Price includes post & packing: £12.49"....currently around $1.80 to the £1.

Nigel


Yipes, that's around $22 US.

My wallet is ready to file sexual assault charges.


That's a cheap CD in the UK!
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I ordered that cd 2 weeks ago, and apparently it has arrived.

But, I can't listen to it yet because I'm in service. emoticon

Well, luckily I'm on holidays on Monday. emoticon
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I love this disc. Here is a brief run down:

1. And The Address (2003 Remix) - I always loved this instrumental (that opened their first album) and with the remix, it is worth the price of admission. Wow!
2. Hush (1968 Monitor Mix) - Here is a song I thought I would skip, (I’ve heard it enough on the radio to last a lifetime) but this rare mix put the song in a whole new light.
3. Mandrake Root - This was a big statement by EMI to put this song third with the long jam at the end, but the band pulls it off and so it works. The later DP with Gillan and bassist Roger Glover took this song into the ROCK stratosphere, jamming for upwards toward 30 minutes on a given night. This version keeps the jam shorter but just as sweet.
4. I'm So Glad (2003 Remix) - Another major improvement over the original mix that never moved me. This mix was much more enjoyable than I was expecting. Triumph!
5. Hey Joe (2003 Remix) - Yet again another big improvement over the original mix. The musicianship and arrangement is more experimental than the Hendrix version, which if I never hear again is okay by me. A winner!
6. Kentucky Woman (Alternate Take) - Here was a cover song that I never liked, but once again this alternate take was somehow less contrived. I like this version better too.
7. Listen, Learn, Read On - This song never did much for me. I wished EMI had chosen the Beatles song HELP instead. Lennon once said he loved the Deep Purple version.
8. Shield - Classic early Purple!
9. Wring That Neck (BBC) -The later DP again took this song into the cosmos, jamming this one for upwards toward 25 to 30 minutes in concert. But this shorter version is still rock solid.
10. Anthem - one of the most beautiful songs in the DP catalog.
11. Bird Has Flown - Another classic early Purple track!
12. Blind (2003 Remix) Another great remix.
13. Why Didn't Rosemary - Another gem but Rod Evans is sounding a little out of place, but he pulls it off. Ian Gillan would have done the song real justice I believe.
14. Lalena (Instrumental) This remix takes Evans vocal out and reveals a beautiful backing track and a inspired mellow conclusion to a great CD.

This disc proves that the early Deep Purple is defiantly worth remembering. They were more than just a one hit wonder with Hush. You can not call yourself a real DP fan without this CD in your collection.
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I agree with Ormandy, GREAT remixes, and the alternate version of Kentucky Woman is worth this disc alone.

Great one.
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Ormandy wrote:

This disc proves that the early Deep Purple is defiantly worth remembering. They were more than just a one hit wonder with Hush. You can not call yourself a real DP fan without this CD in your collection.



Yup. Agree. Great review by the way!



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Thanks for the warm feedback!
I sent the review off to Amazon, since no one has reviewed it yet.
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