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Deep Purple - Book of Taliesyn

 

 

 

  • Ritchie Blackmore lead guitar
  • Rod Evans vocal
  • Jon Lord organ + vocal [+ string arrangements]
  • Ian Paice drums
  • Nick Simper bass guitar + vocal

 

  • plus a string section

 

 

Recorded from August to October 1968 at De Lane Lea Studios in London. Engineered by Barry Ainsworth.

Produced by Derek Lawrence.

 

TRACK LIST -- most releases

  1. Listen, learn, read on (Blackmore/Lord/Evans) 3.59
  2. Wring that neck (Blackmore/Lord/Simper/Paice) 5.08
    Titled "Hard Road" on the US releases.
  3. Kentucky woman (Diamond) 4.39
  4. Medley 6.56Shield (Lord/Blackmore/Evans) 5.59
    • Exposition (Blackmore/Lord/Simper/Paice)
    • We can work it out (Lennon/McCartney)
  5. Shield (Lord/Blackmore/Evans)
  6. Anthem (Lord/Evans) 6.25 
    With string arrangements by Jon Lord.
  7. River deep, mountain high (Spector/Barry/Greenwich) 9.59

TRACK LIST -- remastered edition (2000)

  1. Listen, learn, read on (Blackmore/Evans/Lord/Paice) 4.05
  2. Wring that neck (Blackmore/Simper/Lord/Paice) 5.13
  3. Kentucky woman (Diamond) 4.44
  4. Medley 7.07Shield (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) 6.06
    • Exposition (Blackmore/Simper/Lord/Paice)
    • We can work it out (Lennon/McCartney)
  5. Anthem (Lord/Evans) 6.31 
  6. River deep, mountain high (Barry/Spector/Greenwich) 10.12

Bonus tracks on the remastered edition

  1. Oh no no no (Russell/Leander) 4.25 
    Studio outtake.
  2. It's all over (unknown) 4.14 
    Recorded live for the BBC show "Top Gear", January 1969.
  3. Hey bop a re bop (Blackmore/Evans/Lord/Paice) 3.31 
    Early version of "The Painter". Recorded live for the BBC show "Top Gear", January 1969.
  4. Wring that neck (Blackmore/Simper/Lord/Paice) 4.42 
    Recorded live for the BBC show "Top Gear", January 1969.
  5. Playground (Blackmore/Simper/Lord/Paice) 4.29 
    Instrumental studio jam (remixed) recorded August 1968.