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BANANAS

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

3.05 | 236 ratings

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voliveira
4 stars 7.5/10

Keeping the direction of success of the two previous albums, Deep Purple shows a sound friendlier to its roots in Bananas, but without neglecting the freshness and novelty of entry of Steve Morse. On the last album I expressed my sadness about the fact that being the last with Master Jon Lord, but seeing Don Ayrey here, I can see that it is more appropriate to replace such a legend. Ayrey, who has played with countless bands and artists (Black Sabbath, Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, Jethro Tull, Colosseum II, Rainbow, Judas Priest, Andrew Lloyd Webber are just some of the names with whom he has worked), and which is also listed here on the site as an artist prog-related, exudes talent and cohesion with the rest of the band, with several passages of organs and keyboards, owing nothing to the Lord - which, admittedly, is not an easy job.

My favorite songs here are Haunted (which despite its title, is a magnificent ballad with strings and female backing vocals), Silver Tongue (a title would be a reference to the nickname of Ian Gillian? Haha) Never a Word and the title track. In general this album is as good as its predecessors, and I'm glad to see that Deep Purple still has such energy after so many years on the road. 4 stars.

voliveira | 4/5 |

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