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Deep Purple



3.24 | 17 ratings

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The Quiet One
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4 stars Definitely a radical change: Funk, Soul, Moog, Instrumentals, what else?

Deep Purple MK 4 is one of the most underrated line-ups that this incredible Heavy Rock band has had. Come Taste the Band was even more controversial than Stormbringer, bringing more funky solos, less hammond solos, more moog, but still they were Heavy as hell and Clever! If you don't believe me, check This Time Around.

This album contains most of the songs from Come Taste the Band, in a higher quality of power and composition. While you still have the weak representation of the songs from MK 2, Highway Star and Smoke on the Water. Just in case you don't know, Lazy is really just a hammond solo by Jon Lord featuring just the intro from Lazy, after Jon stunning presence, you have The Grind a song from Tommy Bolin's album Teaser, just that this time it's instrumental with some great moog work as well as from the drums.

The version of Getting Tighter is Amazing! You got an amazing guitar work as well as from Glenn's bass, but Glenn is shining here actually with his extremely high-pitch voice which is outstanding. The song also includes Dance to the Rock n' Roll, which is was released on 'Days May Come Days May Go', which is a compilation of long jams from the band before releasing Come Taste the Band. On this short song you have a stunning hammond solo, and then you get back with Getting Tighter till it ends. The Tommy Bolin guitar solo song, is quite boring actually, it has some heavy interesting parts but overall it's an aimless long solo. That's a pitty, they could have added You Keep on Moving or Comin' Home or Dealer, anyways...

...You also got classic songs from MK 3 such as the always stunning opener, Burn. Also Stormbringer in an extended length with some kind of jamming in the middle.

Overall, the material from the new line-up is amazing and well crafted and extended, while you got the weak spots as the aimless guitar solo of 10 minutes as well as the mediocre versions of songs from MK 2. I highly recomend you this album if you enjoy MK 3 and 4, and expecting to listen to long versions from the originals in a much powerful way than in the studio. 3.5 stars actually, rounded up to 4. Excellent addition to any Hard Rock collection.

The Quiet One | 4/5 |


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