Hush (8:19)

Cover of Shades of Deep Purple

From Shades of Deep Purple and 155 other releases

Hush is a song covered by Deep Purple. It was written by Joe South for Billy Joe Royal and first recorded by him in 1967 (Hush by Billy Joe Royal). Deep Purple recorded which appeared on the Shades of Deep Purple album and was their first hit in 1967, peaking at #4 in the USA and #2 in Canada. They later re-recorded the song in 1988 to celebrate their 21-year anniversary, with Ian Gillan on vocals and Roger Glover on bass. A newer Deep Purple version of this song can be found on the 1988 Nobody’s Perfect live album released for the 21-year anniversary of the band. The single reached #62 on the UK charts. On CD re-issues of Shades of Deep Purple, a live U.S. televised version was included as a bonus track. Other live versions can be found on the live albums Inglewood - Live in California, the only Deep Purple live album with Rod Evans and Nick Simper, and Concerto for Group and Orchestra, with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover.

Kula Shaker, a British psychedelic band released “Hush” as a single in 1997 and it reached #2 on the UK charts.


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