Album: Deep Purple (1969)
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  • This song is about the month of April. A Ritchie Blackmore/Jon Lord composition, the first section is played solely by Lord and Blackmore; Lord plays piano and organ; Blackmore plays electric and acoustic guitars. The second section, orchestrated by Lord, uses flutes, clarinets, a string section and other instruments; the third section adds vocals. As the band wrote in the liner notes, "As a whole we hope April hangs together as a personal evocation of a beautiful, but sad (to us) month." >>
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    Alexander - London, England

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  • Three Eyed Raven from CanadaTruly a masterpiece
  • Yaniv from Ta, IsraelA masterpiece, one of the greatest songs ever
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