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NOBODY'S PERFECT

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

2.78 | 61 ratings

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clarke2001
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2 stars This is a weak live document. Actually, it's not that weak - it's hard to imagine such thing from a band such is DEEP PURPLE - but it certainly lacks a lot. Energy? Continuity?

Maybe my expectations were set too high; after all, I love "Made In Japan" too much and I was expecting something on a same level (I was a Purple newbie in a tender age). Well it certainly doesn't sound like a legendary 70's live recording - but this record is not short of energy. No, that's not a problem. It's even humorous - but rarely funny. My impression is that band was not actually functioning as a band, more like a group of a too egoistic individuals. Lord's excerpts of classical music (Fur Elise) are absolutely out of place here. Not to mention a few verses from "Jesus Christ Superstar".

I like the band's tendency to change the original tracks during the live performance - sometimes they're prolonged, sometimes shortened, sometimes part of the medley. Maybe it's a cliche, but I like it. However, in this case, revisions are simply weak. The band tried to what they were doing the best, but this time without any notable artistic value, because they were simply bored. Of being with each other, I guess.

Well, I was bored too.

A thing or two that are good on this live record: Lord's musical pun - his teasing of audience (and me) with unfinished "That's It!", and for the sake of seriousness, an excellent performance of "Knocking At Your Back Door".

clarke2001 | 2/5 |

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