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Deep Purple



3.09 | 648 ratings

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2 stars Yes, it's an underrated album. But, to be honest, it's not a very good album anyway, even if it's very underrated. There are some good songs, I conceed (Stormbringer, Soldier Of Fortune, Lady Double Dealer) but a lot of fillers (Hold On, High Ball Shooter, You Can't Do It Right, Holy Man). The cover art is, in French, sublime, but it's really hard to judge a book by his cover, and it's useless.

The last Purple album with Ritchie Blackmore (there will be a live album in 1976, recorded during a world tour in 1974-75, before Blackmore's departure) is one of their weakest releases. For hardcore fans and completists, but if you want to discover Deep Purple, it's not recommended to begin with this one.

Anyway, David Coverdale's voice is, for me, better than Ian Gillan's voice. I prefer the MKIII era than the MKII, even if In Rock is from far the best Purple album.

Zardoz | 2/5 |


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