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WHOOSH!

Deep Purple

 

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3.81 | 103 ratings

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Antonio Giacomin
5 stars Whoosh !

Here we go again, another 'lbum by Deep Purple. It is a kind of an unexpected one, because there was a lot of talk even by members of the band about the proximity of their retirement. Expected or not, all I can do is congratulate these gentlemen about this achievement of theirs; which IMHO deserves a five star rating because of the quality of musical contend and the stubbornness of recording this music after so many decades on the road. Deep Purple went through a very particular path in the world of music. Led Zeppelin, the other band in the realm of heavy music that rivals their relevance, happened to be conducted by four tight members, each one matching perfectly others skills to the point that no personal interchange was possible to happen. While formidable on means of musical growth, it led (pun intended), to a dead end after Bonzo's death. When Deep Purple passed throughout a multitude of members, if on one side it creates issues of identity, on the other hand it opens a great opportunity for the band to reinvent themselves. And this is exactly and for a great good what happened when Steve Morse entered the band; consolidating excellence in the music present in albuns like 'Purpendicular', 'Now, What ?', and in 'Whoosh', this one.

What have we here in 'Whoosh', to talk about ? First of all one of the greatest opener that I have heard, no matter what band or genre we are talking about. When 'Throw My Bones' ends, the only thought that passes through my mind is the desire of hearing it again or, better, an extendend version with more interludes between Steve and Don. The other songs that promotes a rupture of their traditional sound (there was nothing much close to them in other albuns), are 'Nothing At All', 'Step By Step'and 'Man Alive'; and we must consider this last one to be preceeded and connected to 'The Power Of The Moon' and 'Remission Possible'.

That's all folks. The quality of the songs commented above, their innovation when we look throughout Deep Purple's career, and also the energy of recording this music being as old as they are explains this five stars rating. And, ok, I LOVE Deep Purple !!!!!

Antonio Giacomin | 5/5 |

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