Shades of Deep Purple

1968 debut studio album by Deep Purple

Shades of Deep Purple is the debut studio album by British rock band Deep Purple. It was released on 17 July, 1968 through Parlophone records and went to number 24 in the United States and number 19 in Canada. It features their debut single Hush which went to number 4 in the United States and number 2 in Canada.

Shades of Deep Purple
Studio album by
Released17 July 1968
September 1968 (UK)
Recorded11–13 May 1968
StudioPye Studios, London
LabelTetragrammaton (US)
Parlophone (UK)
ProducerDerek Lawrence
Deep Purple chronology
Shades of Deep Purple
The Book of Taliesyn
Singles from Shades of Deep Purple
  1. "Hush"
    Released: 21 June 1968

Track listing change

All credits adapted from the original releases.[1][2]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "And the Address" (instrumental) 4:38
2. "Hush"   4:24
3. "One More Rainy Day"   3:40
4. "Prelude: Happiness/I'm So Glad"   7:19
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Mandrake Root"   6:09
6. "Help!"   6:01
7. "Love Help Me"   3:49
8. "Hey Joe"   7:33
Remastered CD edition bonus tracks
No. Title Length
9. "Shadows" (album outtake) 3:39
10. "Love Help Me" (instrumental version) 3:30
11. "Help" (alternate take) 5:24
12. "Hey Joe" (BBC Top Gear session, 14 January 1969) 4:06
13. "Hush" (live US TV, 1968) 3:53

References change

  • Bloom, Jerry (2006). Black Knight – Ritchie Blackmore. London, UK: Music Sales Group. ISBN 978-1-84609-266-4. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  • Robinson, Simon (2000). Shades of Deep Purple Remastered (CD Booklet). Deep Purple. London, UK: EMI 7243 4 98336 23.
  • Thompson, Dave (August 2004). Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story. Toronto, Canada: ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-55022-618-8. Retrieved 25 December 2013.

Notes change

  1. Cite error: The named reference sleeve was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  2. Deep Purple (1968). Shades of Deep Purple (LP Sleeve). London, UK: Parlophone PCS 7055.