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Deep Purple



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4 stars This is my favourite album from the band.


1_Matured sound 2_Child in Time Matured Sound: This is the first album in which the band has fused the progressive rock elements of the early albums with hard rock. The result is a classically influenced hard rock sound with lots of hammond keyboards. All the songs are above average in quality with standouts such as Hard Loving Man, Flight of the Rat, and Highway Star (amazing fast-rocker)

Child In Time: It stands Easily in my top 10 list of songs. This is perfection. This is the band at its best. The ultimate blend of hard rock, prog, and classical music. It begins with a simple chord riff that is augmented by improvised hammond playing and extremely melodic and powerful singing. After Gillan sings his last lyric, the same riffs are played without the keyboard improvising. Instead, you hear gorgous and delicate 'wooooooo,oooo,oooo' from Gillan. Eventually, the chords are louder and more menacing while the soft innocent-like singing turns into mind-blowing screams with the same melody. After the intensity reaches its climax, a 2 minute long hard rock solo (Blackmore's best) blows you away and is later accompanied by a simple, yet effective, organ riff that suddently stops. After silence, the intro is played again and the build-up too (this time, it is shorter and even louder). The song ends majestically with anthemic organs and screams.

1. Speed King (10/10) 2. Bloodsucker (7.5/10) 3. Child in Time (11/10) 4. Flight of the Rat (8/10) 5. Into the Fire (7.5/10) 6. Living Wreck (6.5/10) 7. Hard Lovin' Man (8/10)

my grade : B+

Zitro | 4/5 |


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