Top 5 best covers of Deep Purple's career according to Fuzz Music Magazine

In this article, we continue to pick apart favourite covers by the inimitable Deep Purple... and Rainbow

Deep Purple - the band that brought even Beethoven to life

When February. 1968 years enveloped Hartford, no one could have guessed that this little place would become the cradle of one of the most prominent and influential rock bands in history. And so began the story Deep PurpleThe band are musical legends who have been blowing up stages and hearts with their stunning hard rock for decades.

The band immediately won the hearts of listeners and became a colourful representative of the hard-rock of the 1970s. But Deep Purple's success was not limited to their own compositions. They successfully reinterpreted and performed songs others musicians who have also left their mark on the history of music.

Hush (1968)

Debut. of Deep Purple was this song, written by the talented Joe Southomewhose real name was Joseph Souter. He was born in Georgia, February 1940. "Hush" was his starting point in the world of music.

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Deep Purple

The track was recorded Billy Joe Royal and produced by South himself in October. 1967 of the year. It hit the #52 position on the US charts, but even then there was a hidden magic in it that made it unique. As a true hitmaker, Joe South didn't stop there.

В 1970 the year he recorded the song himself and released it as a single. And later it was performed by Deep Purple.

Help (1968)

Radio stations in the US and UK crackled loudly as the song "Help" from the famed John Lennon и Paula McCartney. This tune won the hearts of millions of listeners, and in their souls it became forever.

There was something incredible and unusual about this piece. Because it usually sounded fast, like a sonorous hurricanebut at some point, the music wizards decided to reincarnate it in a new form. And it was born. slow an epic version of "Help." It was something that made hearts swoon.

The composition was a milestone and inspiration for many musicians. Her magic was so powerful that many tried to copy it, but the magic remained unique. She became a source of inspiration for new creative ideas, a wind of change, carrying the energy of musical geniuses.

The years passed, and in 1968 she found a new abode on the album "Shades Of Deep Purple". Like an exquisite diamond, she delighted and delighted her admirers.

Hey Joe (1968)

В 1965 a band from Los Angeles, The Leavesrecorded this track for the first time. They gave it their own look, and that led to its success. But few people knew that the real composer was a folk singer. Billy Roberts from the West Coast. Nevertheless, it won over listeners and reached number 31 on the US charts in 1966.

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Deep Purple

But not resting on its success, the song found new life in the performance of Tim Rose compositionally "Morning Dew."who created retarded version. He added his deep soul to it and faced even greater success. And that's when the stage was set for himself Jimi Hendrix. He took Rose's arrangement and gave his unique classical guitar style and made this song his own.

The great Hendrix and his experience created something incredible. Interweaving an epic slow bluesy style with a bolero-like intro, they gave the world a version of "Hey Joe."which mesmerised and delighted with its depth. This cover was a sensation, reaching number 6 in the UK charts in December 1966 of the year.

And as true connoisseurs of art, Deep Purple decided to contribute to this amazing piece of work. They have also chosen slow Jimi Hendrix style and created their own version. Their cover turned out to be just as magical and exciting. It was included on their album "Shades Of Deep Purple" and won the hearts of the audience.

Kentucky Woman (1968)

In December. 1967 of the year, when the cold wind was sweeping the streets of Kentucky, in the cosy studio of the Neil Diamond clutching the keys of his piano. Notes and words burst from his soul, creating a melody that soon became known as "Kentucky Woman". He recorded the song, immersed in its sounds and emotions, and soon it began its journey into the hearts of listeners.

"Kentucky Woman" has become hitand climbed to number 22 on the US charts. Her melody was intertwined with her voice Nilashe flowed like a river through the fields and hills of Kentucky, penetrating the hearts of everyone who listened to her. She epitomised the spirit and beauty of this picturesque region. corner America.

And while "Kentucky Woman" was conquering the world, Deep Purple decided to use it for their album "The Book Of Taliesyn" in 1968. They remained faithful to the original version, but contributed their own unique The touch. Great John Lord created a beautiful instrumental break that added even more magic.

Difficult to Cure (1981)

At one of his concerts. Rainbow were about to perform something amazing, something that would change the way we think about music. The first sounds were heard on the stage, and the hall was mesmerised. It was "Difficult to Cure" - an accelerated guitar arrangement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.

Intertwining rock music and classical music - something unique and inimitable. It's not just a song, it's a musical masterpiece. Every note, every chord created by Richie BlackmoreRoger. Glover and the Don Airy, intertwined into an incredible sound, like magic designed to enrapture the audience.

It was arrangementwhich remained true to the spirit of the original symphony, but added the power and energy of rock.

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