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THE HOUSE OF BLUE LIGHT

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

2.80 | 263 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars The existence of Deep Purple that had started again through years of eight years in 1984 might have been welcomed in no small way as the band that established one main current in the field of Hard Rock. However, might it undertake the re-formation of the band and the field of Rock at that time also have faced the time of the conversion with the part of a certain kind of saturation.

The fan had the expectation enough in this done performance be said five people that the age of gold had been supported for the fan of the band. "Perfect Strangers" that had been put on the market in 1984 enchanted the Rock fan of old and new. The revival gave a not bad impression for the listener. This..situation..fan..band..face..future..form..imagine.The revival of the band in 1984 might have conceived the part and the necessity calculated to some degree if it thought as a situation at that time at the time of enclosed the member of the band.

"Rainbow" was dissolved through necessity. And, the fact as which Jon Lord chose Deep Purple for "whitesnake". It is likely not to have thought David Coverdale to be a too good. Coverdale actually made remarks on a cutting comment to the re-formation of Deep Purple. However, it is guessed that the fact that Deep Purple starts again by these five people is an event done with the meaning. At that time, there might have been an element to be reminiscent of the idea of Rainbow by the tune about the re-formation, too. However, the revival as the band was indeed splendid. And, the way it should be of Deep Purple created by these five people offered the listener the shape that developed further in this album.

The flow of "Bad Attitude" might have discovered the appearance of Deep Purple that had evolved for the fan of the band from old times. However, the tune might have the element of Rock of an original band. The band might surely have been advancing as directionality of a band at that time in the future.

If current music of the band is exactly considered, making the sound of the melody and the keyboard of music in the Middle East of "The Unwritten Law" will have a reformative part. The idea and ensemble of the band might be splendid in the performance of the evolving band though a consistent style is followed. The fan from old times might have been surprised at the sound of the band that had evolved of course.

"Call Of The Wild" is a tune with a friendly melody in the composition of this album. I will feel the area and the allowance of the width of the band in the performance of the tune to show such a phase momentarily related to various music of the member of Deep Purple and gather again. The arrangement of the band has succeeded, too.

As for "Mad Dog", I will exactly feel the depth of the band as the king of Hard Rock. The flow of straight Rock will be able to enjoy the fan of old and new. Solo of the keyboard will feel the history of the band.

As for "BlacK And White", the melody of the harmonica with the element of the blues is impressive. The part of Groove has gone out of the rhythm strongly very much. The idea of such a tune might be proof of the process to which the band gradually evolves.

"Hard Lovin' Woman" originally follows the part of good Rock of the band. Riff and the arrangement of the guitar show the existence of Deep Purple. This album might be a content to which the variety was really abundant.

"The Spanish Archer" has taken a good melody of Blackmore. It might be one of the tunes that they are skillful in this tune advanced with the rhythm of the shuffle.

"Strangeways" might give the listener the idea and the impression of Rainbow in this album. The fan of the band from old might be surprised at this tune a little more. The phrase of good of Blackmore rules the tune. However, the impression of the album progresses naturally. The part where the flow and the sound of straight Rock were refined will tell the band to have evolved really the listener. The processing of the sound to which the arrangement and the keyboard of strings evolved might be splendid.

It might be a tune that develops a good part where the band originally had the element of the blues of "Mitzi Dupree". The arrangement of this tune might be a little reminiscent of the sound of past Deep Purple. The arrangement that devises solo of the guitar is done.

It is a tune to which the section of the "Dead Or Alive" wind instrument that decorates the end of the album is taken as an arrangement. The arrangement and the composition of the band that naturally offers the area of the width of Hard Rock remarkably show the existence of Deep Purple. It might be a tune that the idea of the band that has been done up to now and the knowledge of the performance are satisfactorily demonstrated.

After this album was announced, dismantlement and restructuring were done through necessity again as for the band. The latter half of the 80's was time that media and the image gradually revolutionized. It might be also true that the band that is not the exaggeration even if it is called a live band flows to the wave of the day and the band revolutionized it in this album. Done performance and idea might have been indeed reformative matters in this album as directionality at that time. Deep Purple in the flow howeverThe entire composition of the album might be an album with which indeed unique, various ideas are blocked. This album might be overlooked a little for the fan. However, the content of the album has been enhanced.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |

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