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Deep Purple



4.31 | 1097 ratings

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5 stars It's been a long, long time since I want to review this CLASSIC album. When I realised that Deep Purple is in Prog Archives, I was very happy because IS a hard/prog rock band. It's true it has become more rock throug the years, but in the begginig was as hard/prog band. Just listen the old live albums like "Made in Japan", has improvisations extended soloing, THAT'S PROG!!

Well, this is one of my all-time favourite CD, a TOTAL CLASSIC of music. It has everything: MEMORABLE RIFFS, SONGS, SOLOS...

"Highway Star" in my opinion is one of the best songs ever, maybe after Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to heaven". Memorable song. Maybe the liryc is a bit stupid, but, who cares? Listen to the music. Excellent classical piano solo by master Lord, and god guitarist Blackmore does maybe the BEST GUITAR SOLO EVER on this song. No more words...

"Maybe I'm a Leo": well another MEMORABLE RIFF. It's a bit bluesy, again featuring excellent solos.

"Pictures of Home": Again another Blackmore's MEMORABLE RIFF. It has sometimes a sullen climax, that goes very well with the song. Again excellent solos...

"Never Before" maybe is the most conventional song of the album, including the next song, but it's a good song too, with nice piano solo.

"SMOKE ON THE WATER":Is any person on the earth who doesn't know this riff, the best one ever??? TOTAL CLASSIC, no more words...

"Lazy": another CLASSIC. EXCELLENT song. I never get tired of listening to this song, maybe one of the best ever....

The record closes with "Space truckin", well, it just blew up my head: "Come on, come on, come on, let's go Space Trucking!!!" Yeah......

I reccomend this masterpiece to ANY MUSIC LOVER, not just prog fans. I'm sure you won't be disappointed.

Rating: 5/5

PD: My english is poor, sorry.

Martín | 5/5 |


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