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3.69 | 132 ratings | 5 reviews | 18% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Throw My Bones (3:39)
2. Drop the Weapon (4:24)
3. We're All the Same in the Dark (3:44)
4. Nothing at All (4:43)
5. No Need to Shout (3:31)
6. Step by Step (3:35)
7. What the What (3:33)
8. The Long Way Round (5:40)
9. The Power of the Moon (4:09)
10. Remission Possible (1:39)
11. Man Alive (5:36)
12. And the Address (3:36)
13. Dancing in My Sleep (3:52)

Total Time 51:41

Line-up / Musicians

- Ian Gillan / vocals
- Steve Morse / guitars
- Don Airey / keyboards
- Roger Glover / bass
- Ian Paice / drums

Releases information

Label: earMUSIC
Format: Vinyl, CD/DVD, Digital
June 12, 2020
Many different Vinyl packages, (Black, Clear & Glow in the Dark)

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DEEP PURPLE Whoosh! ratings distribution

(132 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(18%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(40%)
Good, but non-essential (31%)
Collectors/fans only (10%)
Poor. Only for completionists (2%)

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Review by A Crimson Mellotron
3 stars A legacy band having some fun - this is Deep Purple's 'Whoosh!' album, the band's 21st studio release, and third one after joining forces (and practically rejuvenating themselves) with producer Bob Ezrin. Ian Gillan, Don Airey, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, and Steve Morse present a very fun collection of songs that impress the most with the fact that each one kind of reminisces a specific phase of the band's career, whether this be the 60s psychedelia period (with the re-worked version of Purple's 1968 instrumental 'And the Address', originally written by the late Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore), or the more groovy, sometimes bluesy mid-70s (on songs like 'Throw My Bones', 'We're All the Same in the Dark', 'What the What', 'The Long Way Round'), or even the gnarlier episodes of their 80s releases (we have the energetic tracks 'Drop the Weapon', 'No Need to Shout' and 'Dancing in My Sleep') ? no matter which aspect of their sound they take up, they give it a modern spin, whether this be through Don Airey's proggier keyboard extravaganzas, quite welcome if I may say, often reminding us either of Jon Lord, or maybe Rick Wakeman, or through Steve Morse's infectious riffs and crushing solos, very catchy and upbeat, he has to be the member who brings the most 'muscular' qualities to the latest Deep Purple sound.

But after all, is 'Whoosh!' a classic? The answer would lean more towards a negation; Yes, the songs are quite good, some could even go down as DP classics ('Man Alive', 'Drop the Weapon' and potentially 'The Power of the Moon'), they are catchy, enjoyable, and surprisingly strong for a band of their age, but the throbbing aggression and the tempting vibrance that so well define classic albums like 'In Rock', 'Fireball', 'Burn' or 'Machine Head' could hardly be experienced, and this is no surprise. The big celebration is to see Deep Purple still going strong, releasing strong LPs every couple of years now, and the fact that they have that much fun with their new songs is simply inspiring.

Latest members reviews

3 stars "Whoosh" is one of those albums that promises to grow in your soul with each new listen. Most of the tracks are well assembled together and worked in the spirit of a good progressive tradition. Don Airey's excellent keyboards, especially the heavy Hammond, the mark of Deep Purple of course, with Han ... (read more)

Report this review (#2962391) | Posted by dion | Wednesday, October 18, 2023 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Whoosh ! Here we go again, another 'lbum by Deep Purple. It is a kind of an unexpected one, because there was a lot of talk even by members of the band about the proximity of their retirement. Expected or not, all I can do is congratulate these gentlemen about this achievement of theirs; whi ... (read more)

Report this review (#2594276) | Posted by Antonio Giacomin | Monday, September 13, 2021 | Review Permanlink

4 stars With their 21st album, Deep Purple become the first rock band to have released a studio album in seven different decades! A feat that testifies to this legendary act's loyalty to quality music. Whoosh!'s 13 songs alternate between DP's characteristic hard rock and blues, spiced with keyboard sou ... (read more)

Report this review (#2487038) | Posted by Blaqua | Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | Review Permanlink

5 stars Whoosh Track by track review (Spoiler: it's pretty f****** good) With 2020 being such a bleak and depressing time for Music, Musicians and artists, one would hope that as the world-wide pandemic (hopefully) draws to a close, we can start focussing on the new albums coming towards the end of 202 ... (read more)

Report this review (#2435524) | Posted by FinlayFDC | Thursday, August 6, 2020 | Review Permanlink

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