On This Day (June 7)…Hallelujah, a New Lineup!

There is a better way of life and it's not so hard to findIf you live and let the people in your world speak its mindLyrics to Hallelujah. Retrieved from here. Deep Purple began recording "Hallelujah" on this day in 1969 at De Lane Lea Studios in London, England. The late Derek Lawrence was the … Continue reading On This Day (June 7)…Hallelujah, a New Lineup!

On This Day (May 15)…”Fools” On Tape

I can see what's wrong with meIt's in my head...Lyrics to "Fools". Retrieved from here. Deep Purple apparently recorded "Fools" on this day in 1971. Louie Austin was the sound engineer for this session. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGZKtFDhamk This song was released on Fireball just under two months later in July of 1971. It was the second-to-last track … Continue reading On This Day (May 15)…”Fools” On Tape

On This Day (January 7)…A Letter for Emmaretta

Deep Purple recorded the single “Emmaretta” on this day in 1969. According to Simon Robinson from the liner notes to The Book of Taliesyn, it was recorded in four takes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdrmJ-PE-50 The song was named for Emmaretta Marks, a singer known for her role in Hair. She also reportedly helped her friend Jimi Hendrix with … Continue reading On This Day (January 7)…A Letter for Emmaretta

On This Day (January 6)…Pink Floyd Shines On

Pink Floyd went into the studio to begin recording sessions for their album Wish You Were Here on this day in 1975. The album was released in September of that year. The early sessions of the album, according to guitarist David Gilmour, were "painful" (source). Although their most recent album, Dark Side of the Moon, … Continue reading On This Day (January 6)…Pink Floyd Shines On

Byte-Sized Reviews: Vangelis–Spiral (1977)

Retrieved from here. Track List "Spiral" – 6:55"Ballad" – 8:27"Dervish D" – 5:21"To the Unknown Man" – 9:01"3+3" – 9:43 Analysis This album reminds me a lot of Tangerine Dream's Force Majeure. That is absolutely a good thing to me, as I'm quite fond of Tangerine Dream's output at the time. However, with occasional exceptions littered … Continue reading Byte-Sized Reviews: Vangelis–Spiral (1977)

Song Thoughts: Fools Through the Years

Deep Purple has had fifty years and eight lineups, with a total of four singers, four guitarists, three bassists, two keyboardists, and one drummer. This has given the band as a whole a chance to explore a wide range of music. Better yet, they've been able to revisit old songs with greater musical experience and … Continue reading Song Thoughts: Fools Through the Years