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CONCERTO FOR GROUP AND ORCHESTRA

Deep Purple

 

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3.20 | 190 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars What's the point of marrying classic music with rock ?

ELP, The Nice and other symphonic prog bands has married classic music and rock with great success. But they all did it on their own terms. What Deep Purple has done, read John Lord, is to try marrying fire with water on this album. Besides of megalomania (a personality disorder, I believe), I cannot see the point of this release. It removes the best of Deep Purple and it removes the best of this symphony orchestra. Well, the symphony orchestra is the one who comes out of this fog with any credit whatsoever. The music here is pretty decent and that it thanx to them. Deep Purple's contributions is getting totally overwhelmed by the symphony orchestra. Even the normally dependable Lord and Blackmore. The less said about Gillan, Glover and Paice; the better. I understand why Ritchie Blackmore vetoed any return to the ideas from this album. I am very happy that this pile of squirrel droppings was later buried under Deep Purple In Rock some months later.

In short; two stars to Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for their contributions and the final ejection of this CD from my CD player.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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