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CONCERTO FOR GROUP AND ORCHESTRA

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.18 | 192 ratings

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strayfromatlantis
4 stars Concerto for Group after Orchestra.

I liked this album from the start and my opinion hasn't changed. Even after all this years I find the music on this record quite entertaining. The only point of critique I can make - and which has been voiced by other reviewers here - is the fact that group and orchestra never play together but in turns. That was the same with >April< but nobody complained, odd enough. The concerto in fact is going one step further than April since it's much longer and rooted in traditional classical music. So the concerto seems to be the natural end and highlight of DP's development so far. The group obviously takes the place of the solo instrument playing cadenzas. The lively third movement is certainly the most accessible track of the concerto but the others are also worth the effort. Since nobody did anything better in the same style at the time the concerto is certainly worth 4 stars. Favourite Tracks: all three

strayfromatlantis | 4/5 |

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