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3 stars "If a shocking element that Deep Purple is new can be added, let's stay in the band. "

It is said that Ritchie Blackmore did the above-mentioned remark when the time composed of the member of the second stage for DP faces the last stage. It was an event in the process of the production of "Who Do We Think We Are" that Blackmore groped for the secession of the band by thinking. The problem of the rough going for the production of this album and the schedule exists in the band and the crack is caused in the member of the band as a result.

The band does the decision to replace the member to change directionality radically. Paice and Lord were persuaded to make Glenn Hughes that was on the register in "Trapeze" join the band. The story of the joining has been cut off though Blackmore was thought that Paul Rodgers is suitable for Vocalist of the band so that Rodgers may form the Bad company.

It ..album of consenting content.. finished enough newly because of a general public advertisement for ..produced "Burn".. Blackmore on David Coverdale that joined. The start of DP of this third stage was an event that exactly gave the excitement for the listener. Live in this "Burn" and California becomes a legend and remains still in listener's mind for them.

However, the world of Music who existed in the foundation of Hughes and Coverdale that joined newly was in the angle besides the element of the lock like DP. Coverdale that loves Marvin Gaye. And, Hughes that respects Stevie Wonder. Those elements tried to be taken to this album transiently. This event becomes a chance that Blackmore secedes the band.

The idea of Blackmore has the feeling refused by the band. It appears remarkably in this album. The tune to which Blackmore had kept the style beauty that the band had had at this time was only "Soldier Of Fortune". This beautiful melody was a tune admitted in the tune from which Blackmore was collected to this album. However, the entire composition can listen to the fact that the band has shifted to the route of Hughes-Coverdale after announcing "Burn".

"Funk is hated though I like music that the black invents" It is said that it is one reason why he secedes the band for the directionality of this band as for the remark of this Blackmore. Tunes such as "Love Don't Mean A Thing" and "Hold On" are tunes of which the color of about soulful and funky went out strongly by the tune with the element not obviously achieved in the member of the second stage. It exists in their Music's history such a tune if it says oppositely however valuable.

A hard tune such as "Stormbringer" and "High Ball Shooter" might get excited in case of the fan of DP of the second stage if it considers it from the item of hard rock. However, Blackmore consistently says that it is the lowest this album. I think that this album is a valuable work that the idea of Hughes-Coverdale in addition to their style beauty is united if the subjective opinion is added. It might be a peculiar album where those elements arose in the flow that the band had at this time. I thought that it was "Holy Man" personally masterpiece. And, the band that faced such a critical situation sarcastically had the flow that invented the hidden masterpiece that was called secession and "Come Taste The Band" of Blackmore.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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