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‘Oh Well’ by rock band Deep Purple

One prong of the ‘unholy trinity’ blesses us with a 12-track collection

Published 01.12.21, 08:35 AM
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Oh Well is the second track on Deep Purple’s 22nd studio album Turning to Crime, which is the band’s first studio album entirely made of covers. Deep Purple is undoubtedly among the pioneers of heavy metal and has been able to garner a raging fan base spanning over several generations. Rockstars — Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Don Airey and Steve Morse — have been firing up the rock genre since the ‘60s, covering the likes of  Joe South, Neil Diamond, Ike, Tina Turner and our four favourite boys, The Beatles. 

Oh Well is a song originally written and recorded by Fleetwood Mac. Deep Purple’s opening is startlingly similar to Fleetwood Mac’s version of the song right up till it’s not! A sudden jolt and a rapid shift in beat (in true-blue Deep Purple style) take the tune to a whole other space, making it one of Deep Purple’s most noteworthy covers. 

- Lygeia Gomes

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