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SCANDINAVIAN NIGHTS (AKA LIVE AND RARE)

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.05 | 47 ratings

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clarke2001
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3 stars Too stoned.

...but furious, in good old DEEP PURPLE style. Some tracks are too long. Space Truckin' on "Made In Japan" is just fine, but "Mandrake Root" here is perhaps too much. Another line of comparison with "Japan" will be a drum solo. It's almost indentical in its structure here, and it's labelled "Paint In Black" - but it's hardly a ROLLING STONES cover. After the techno intro (sic!) and psychedelic melodies, the drums take the main role. One could only wonder what the result may be if only PURPLE have been made a real instrumental psych cover of the song, not only a wrapping paper for Paice's show-off.

"Speed King" - oh well, they were too stoned. Hilarious. Although there are some nice moments, interplays between Blackmore and Lord, resulting with traces of salsa within the hard rock realm.

THis record is ocassionaly too clumsy, but I'm giving it an extra star for the energy. Fans will certainly enjoy this. Although my recommendations is to get a monochrome video of the same era (and the same country) because it's certainlty worth it to see John Lord and his kinky moments on Hammond organ. And that other madman in black. No, not Gillan on bongos.

clarke2001 | 3/5 |

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