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ABANDON

Deep Purple

 

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2.74 | 214 ratings

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Cristi
4 stars I am surprised to see that Abandon is the least appreciated or maybe it's everyone's least favourite Deep Purple album (that would be Slaves and Masters for me), i find nothing wrong whatsoever with it, honestly. I don't feel the absence of Blackmore at all, they made a create choice in having Steve Morse as their guitarist, and i simply love Morse's guitar work on Abandon.

Well, I listened to the album today and enjoyed every song immensely; the album is made in the manner of their previous one, Purpendicular. I think all members had a lot of fun creating this album, they get along so well musically that is, they complete each other, just listen carefully to Lord and Morse on this album, i feel like their instruments are mingling. I love Paice's drumming that goes nicely with Glover's bass. the rhythm section is great. Then Lord's organ is amazing, both complex and catchy. And last but not least, Gillan provides a very good, soulful vocal performance. I realise i am very subjective, but this is how I see this album.

The highlights for me are the first six songs plus Evil Louie, but I never skip any songs when listening to this album, no fillers in my point of view. Maybe Bloodsucker redone was not so necessary because the song brings nothing new, but, nonetheless, the song is well performed.

Excuse my excessive subjectivity; I really enjoy this album a lot. Abandon is one of Deep Purple's album that I recommend to all those that know this band and have not still listened to this album, or to anybody that loves hard rock - there might be some enjoyment for them while listening to this DP work.

Cristi | 4/5 |

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