Deep Purple – Child in Time, 1970 ( UK TV show ) (HD)


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Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be simply categorised as belonging to any one genre. The band also incorporated classical music, blues-rock, pop and progressive rock elements. They were once listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as “the loudest pop group”, and have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.[5][6][7][8] Deep Purple were ranked #22 on VH1’s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock programme.[9]
The band has gone through many line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus (1976–84). The 1968–76 line-ups are commonly labelled Mark I, II, III and IV. Their second and most commercially successful line-up featured Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Jon Lord (keyboards), Roger Glover (bass) and Ian Paice (drums). This line-up was active from 1969 to 1973 and was revived from 1984 to 1989 and again in 1993, before the rift between Blackmore and other members became unbridgeable. The current line-up (including guitarist Steve Morse) has been much more stable, although Lord’s retirement in 2002 has left Paice as the only original member never to have left the band.
“Child in Time” is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple. Featured on their 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock, the song is 10 minutes and 18 seconds long.
Written by the band in 1969, Child in Time is a protest song to the Vietnam War. It is said by the band members themselves to have been inspired by a riff featured in a song by the Psychedelic band It’s a Beautiful Day, called “Bombay Calling”. As Ian Gillan put it in a 2002 interview, “There are two sides to that song – the musical side and the lyrical side. On the musical side, there used to be this song ‘Bombay Calling’ by a band called It’s A Beautiful Day. It was fresh and original, when Jon was one day playing it on his keyboard. It sounded good, and we thought we’d play around with it, change it a bit and do something new keeping that as a base. But then, I had never heard the original ‘Bombay Calling’. So we created this song using the Cold War as the theme, and wrote the lines ‘Sweet child in time, you’ll see the line.’ That’s how the lyrical side came in. Then, Jon had the keyboard parts ready and Ritchie had the guitar parts ready. The song basically reflected the mood of the moment, and that’s why it became so popular.”
“Child in Time” is an essentially simple composition, featuring an organ intro, three power chords, and a two minute long solo. Lyrically dark, vocalist Ian Gillan utilizes his full vocal range and goes from quiet singing to loud, high-pitched, banshee-esque screaming. Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore comes in with a slow solo, which builds up to a fast-pace playing and then ends abruptly, with the whole song cycle starting over again. Blackmore is normally associated with playing a Fender Stratocaster, however, he played a Gibson ES-335 on the studio version of the song.
Sweet child in time, you’ll see the line
Line that’s drawn between the Good and the Bad
See the blind man, he’s shooting at the world
Bullets flying, ooh taking toll
If you’ve been bad – Oh Lord I bet you have
And you’ve not been hit oh by flying lead
You’d better close your eyes, you’d better bow your head
Wait for the ricochet

Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo..
I’m cryin’ for you day and night
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo..
Aaa-aaa-aaa..
Oh, I wanna hear you sing..
Aaa-aaa-aaa..
Oaoh..
AAA-AAA-AAA!!
AAA-AAA-AAA!!

Sweet child in time, you’ll see the line
Line that’s drawn between the Good and the Bad
See the blind man, he’s shooting at the world
Bullets flying, mm taking toll
If you’ve been bad – Lord I bet you have
And you’ve not been hit oh not been hit by flying lead
You’d better close your eyes, you’d better bow your head
Wait for the ricochet

Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo..
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo..
Aaa-aaa-aaa..
Oh, I gotta hear you sing…

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1 Comment

  1. Eden Taki said,

    Anna! These are of the finest quality of sound and sight! Thanks for finding and preserving these great bands,sounds,messages! I am honored to have caught your attention in this vast world. Seeing your tastes and passions i think we share a raw primal hunger to cherish all the facets of out Mother Earth and Our fellow Beings. Big Hug {:>

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