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On their first three CD's, Deep Purple's music had a very pronounced psychedelic tone with even some classical touches. This second release, The Book of Taliesyn is certainly high on creativity because of these aforementioned touches. Especially noteworthy are the covers of Neil Diamond's Kentucky Woman, the Beatles' We Can Work It Out, and River Deep Mountain High. Heck the drumming on these songs as well as the harmony vocals inject a great deal of pulse into these songs while keeping the volume at a reasonable level. The ballad Anthem is a nice diversion from some of the rockin' tunes on the record. Listen, Learn, Read On and Shield add some supernatural mystical tones that are truly captivating. The organ work by Jon Lord is extremely exemplary.
The five bonus tracks are quite notworthy particularly Oh No No No and Its All Over. Great balance between the keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and vocals continue the winning trend for Deep Purple.
I do appreciate the heavy style of the Mark 2 era of Deep Purple, particularly on the highly acclaimed Machine Head CD. However, one should not overlook the Mark 1 era as this Book of Taliesyn is certainly an underatted gem.
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