April Blackmore Lord



A sort of 3 part of concert about the month of April The first
section is played by just Jon and Ritchie Jon played piano and
organ, and Ritchie played acoustic guitar (a rhythm pattern and a
double tracked lead pattern) and electric guitar The choir was
added afterwards The whole section used about 11 different
tracks Also Ian on timpani can be heard in the background The
second section is Jon's orchestral description of April The
instruments used were : two flutes, two oboes, cor anglais, two
clarinets, two violins, viola and two cellos The third section
is a treatment of the cord sequence of the first section in a
more "Purple" way As a whole, we hope April hangs together as
personal evocation of a beautiful, but sad (to us) month"

April is a cruel time
Even though the sun may shine
And world looks in the shade as it slowly comes away
Still falls the April rain
And the valley's filled with pain
And you can't tell me quite why
As I look up to the grey sky
Where it should be blue
Grey sky where I should see you
Ask why, why it should be so
I'll cry, say that I don't know

Baby once in a while I'll forget and I'll smile
But then the feeling comes again of an April without end
Of an April lonely as a girl
In the dark of my mind I can see all too fine
But there is nothing to be done when I just can't feel the sun
And the springtime's the season of the night

Grey sky where it should be blue
Grey sky where I should see you
Ask why, why it should be so
I'll cry, say that I don't know
I don't know

Rod Evans - Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore - Lead Guitar
Jon Lord - Keyboards
Nicky Simper - Bass Guitar
Ian Paice - Drums

DEEP PURPLE was, unusually, the band's third album, recorded
between January and April 1969 It was the last album to feature
the band's original line up, which survived until June 1969 The
album was their most ambitious at the time; combining hard rock
and classical music together - hardly the most obvious
combination The track "April" was a taste of things to come later
that year - the "Concerto for Group and Orchestra"
The song notes that appear before the lyrics on each track are
the sleeve notes that were issued with the original gatefold
album, but later deleted

THE DEEP PURPLE APPRECIATION SOCIETY
PO BOX 254, SHEFFIELD, S6 1DF, UK







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