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Deep Purple

Child In Time

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“Child in Time” is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple. It’s one of their most succesful songs,and best known, along with Smoke On The Water. Featured on their seminal 1970 album Deep Purple in Rock, the song has become an epic classic, lasting for a full 10 minutes and 17 seconds. Written by the band in 1969, it is said by the band members themselves to have been inspired by a riff featured in a song by Purple contemporaries It’s a Beautiful Day, called “Bombay Calling”. The riff was played on violins and very much faster in tempo. “Child in Time” is an essentially simple composition, featuring an organ intro, three power chords, and a two minute long solo. Lyrically dark, it is set around the theme of Cold War. Vocalist Ian Gillan utilises his full vocal range... Read on...

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Most votes come from Greece, Argentina, United States, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Brazil, France, Turkey, and Spain.


More songs by Deep Purple (See Charts): You Can'T Do It Right, Call Of The Wild, Demon’s Eye, No One Came, Maybe I’m A Leo, Wasted Sunsets, Sail Away, Son Of Alerik, Might Just Take Your Life, and The Battle Rages On.

Popular in Hard Rock (See Charts): Sweet Child O' Mine, We Are The Champions, You Shook Me All Night Long, Whole Lotta Love, Won'T Get Fooled Again, Walk This Way, Eye Of The Tiger, Back In Black, You Really Got Me, and Highway To Hell.


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