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The Early Years
Compilation album by Deep Purple
Released March 1st, 2004
Recorded 1968–1969
Genre Hard rock, progressive rock
Length 77:05
Label EMI
Producer Derek Lawrence
Deep Purple chronology
Bananas (album)
The Early Years
Rapture of the Deep

The Early Years is a 2004 compilation album by Deep Purple. This is a compilation of material released in 1968 and 1969, and unreleased mixes and new mixes of tracks released in the same period.


Track listing

  1. "And the Address" (Remix) (Blackmore/Lord) – 4:33
  2. "Hush" (Monitor Mix) (Joe South) – 4:11
  3. "Mandrake Root" (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) – 6:09
  4. "I'm So Glad" (Skip James) – 7:07
  5. "Hey Joe" (Remix) (Billy Roberts) – 7:13
  6. "Kentucky Woman" (alternate take) (Neil Diamond) – 5:30
  7. "Listen, Learn Read On" (Blackmore/Evans/Lord/Paice) – 4:01
  8. "The Shield" (Blackmore/Evans/Lord) – 6:03
  9. "Wring That Neck" (BBC Session) (Blackmore/Lord/Simper/Paice) – 4:40
  10. "Anthem" (Evans/Lord) – 6:28
  11. "Bird Has Flown" (Evans/Blackmore/Lord)) – 5:32
  12. "Blind" (Remix) (Lord) – 5:28
  13. "Why Didn't Rosemary?" (Blackmore/Lord/Evans/Simper/Paice) – 5:01
  14. "Lalena" (instrumental) (Donovan) – 5:09



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