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STORMBRINGER

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.03 | 418 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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2 stars The first Deep Purple's album I ever bought, many years ago. Why I've chosen then to pick up Strombringer? I remember it was mainly for the cover: an intrepid Pegasus (winged horse) who's flying between thunder and tornad. Did he represent the delicate equilibrium Purple had just reach with the entering of Coverdale? Maybe. What I was sure by looking at the nice painting was that music would have been in an "american mood" due to the environment of the great US' plains. And I was right. The feeling was after confirmed when I listened entirely for the first time to the magnum opus "In Rock" which is undoubtetly the most coherent and solid mature work from them.

By the way, after many listenings I am now a little bit disappointed for almost all the tracks, the opener apart! In fact I do like very much the Stormbringer track with all those wonderful keyboards and synths by the master hands of John Lord. Why the rest of the album is completely different? I'll explain things better: songs aren't bad, songs have that "funk" influence I don't know if it was carried on by Coverdale or not...people seem to confirm it, though! The only track I enjoy to listen frequently, the opener apart, is Holy Man. What I could say more? Two albums are for me: In Rock and Fireball, the next works are more conventionally drafted!

2.50...should I have to round it up to three?

Andrea Cortese | 2/5 |

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