Undoubtedly the best album in the Mark I era. The elements that the band kept to shape it's style are here and are obvious. It is such a versatile album that in some moments there is an inclination towards a progressive style, in others to psychedelic/acid one and never leaving the hard rock umbrella. rRecommended tracks: ''Blind'', ''The Painter'', ''Why Didn't Rosemary'', ''April''
The album doesn't really get going until the fourth song. Why Didn't Rosemary is pretty funny and paves the way for other humorous songs by the band. April is very beautiful as well. After this album, the band's sound would change for good.
Purple's Mark I least successful album but also the most solid work of the three Mark I era albums. "Chasing Shadows", "Blind", "The Painter", "Why Didn't Rosemary?" and specially "April" are my favourite songs. "April" is one of the most interesting songs this band ever recorded.