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3.20 | 59 ratings

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4 stars The Best Morse-Era Album (Yes, Really!)

In terms of consistency, this is the best album in a long time. Surely since Morse joined. This is a fun album with great soloing and surprisingly great singing by Gillan. Sure, sometimes his words come out a bit strange as often happens with older singers, but his pitch is on point and at times he puts real power behind his vocals. The break from touring must have done him good. If only he took extended breaks more often in the past! I do like the morse-era albums and the songwriting on them, and i feel bad saying this is the best Morse era album because it's a covers album and not originals, but Purple are so good at doing these renditions (It'll be me from Now What bonus tracks is an example of this) that i can't help but love (almost) every minute of it.

The ever-controversial Morse sounds like Morse. I like it, but if you don't then you probably won't enjoy it.

Paice is fantastic as always. Really in his element playing these old tunes.

Glover is great also and gets his first lead vocal however, the song he sings on (battle of new orleans) is quite weak. The weakest on the album, by far but not because of his vocals.

Don Airey is fantastic here, as always. He has really come into his own during the Ezrin albums.

I had loads of fun with this album, and i hope you do too.

JulioCesar | 4/5 |


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