Deep Purple Discography
The Book Of Taliesyn
Mk 1. Rec. Aug. 1968 at De Lane Lea, London. Charts: UK ../ US 54

1. Listen, Learn, Read On / Wring That Neck (Hard Road) / Kentucky Woman / a:Exposition, b:We Can Work It Out. 2 Shield / Anthem / River Deep, Mountain High

CD BONUS TRACKS Oh No No No (studio out take) / It's All Over (BBC Top Gear session) / Hey Bop A Re Bop (BBC Top Gear session) / Wring That Neck (BBC Top Gear session) / Playground (remixed instrumental studio out-take)

The Book Of Taliesyn, USA


AMERICA : Tetragrammaton Records T 107 : October 1968 SS.

Back has b/w photos of each member (see photo)


The Book Of Taliesyn, UK

GREAT BRITAIN : Harvest SHVL 751 : July 1969 DS.

See photo. Back has b/w photo of band in studio. Inner gatefold has b/w photos of band members in studio.

The Book Of Taliesyn, Argentina

JAPAN V1 : Polydor SMP 1434 : June 1969 DS.

As USA. Inner gatefold has lyrics transcribed in English and Japanese.

All other vinyl editions substantially the same except ARGENTINA (EMI Odeon 58442-81-1040001) with title in Spanish in same style 'EL LIBRO DE TALIESYN'. (see photo)

The Book Of Taliesyn, Remaster



GREAT BRITAIN : EMI 7243 52160822 : Feb 2000 CD This is fully remastered from original quarter inch tapes with large booklet of rare pictures and extra tracks.

It is available from the dpas online store


Issued in mini sleeve format in GREAT BRITAIN (EMI ORIGINAL BOX CDOMB 002 : 1995) and Japan (Teichiku TECW 21718).

2002 DPAS/Darker Than Blue.
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