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DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

4.34 | 1087 ratings

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Gatot
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4 stars "In Rock" was the band's definitive direction on which platform the music of DP would pursue in the future. There are many excellent tracks in hard rock vein. This album has always my point of reference whenever I talk about straight hard rock music as to differentiate with prog music where there are curved melodies as its major components. No one would argue about how good this album and how legendary it has been. Who can't tell this band if you were there at the glory days of rock music - the seventies?? You can enjoy how powerful and clean the vocal line of Ian Gillan, the stunning guitar solo of Blackmore and inventive organ work of Jon Lord which has become a key characteristic and sound of Deep Purple.

I grew with "Child In Time" as the song was used at one of radio stations - Moderato - in small city where I was born - Madiun, East Java, Indonesia. I heard that this radio station is still alive until now but am not sure if "Child In Time" is till being used as featured song of the radio. I'm curious now. So you can imagine how memorable this album is for me. That's just the nuance. The music? No one would argue the good composition that this song offers. Even though friends of mine told me that this song is not "original" (they said something derivative to the music of Aprodite' Child? - I don't know exactly) the song delivers interesting organ work and captivating electric guitar solo in the interlude part. Other famous tracks include: "Speed King", "Bloodsucker", "Into The Fire".

It's an excellent hard rock music.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |

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