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LAST CONCERT IN JAPAN

Deep Purple

 

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2.10 | 71 ratings

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Guillermo
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1 stars This live album was recorded in Japan in December 1975 during their tour for their "Come Taste the Band" album. It was released in 1977 and it was dedicated to Tommy Bolin, who died in late 1976. But for this concert Bolin was not in a good shape due to his substance abuse, so he really did not play very well. It could have been better to release other concert recordings by this line-up with Bolin playing the songs better. I don`t know why the record label decided to release on an album this particular Japanese concert as a tribute to Bolin. His playing is very "raw" and sometimes noisy, but the rest of the members of the band also don`t sound very well, even if Jon Lord did his best efforts to play some of Bolin`s guitar riffs in his keyboards. Drummer Ian Paice also sounds well, but that is not enough to save the general unpolished playing from the band. Even David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes sound a bit forced and out of tune in their vocals in some parts . So...I think that maybe it could have been better to release other live recordings done by this line-up than to release this concert performance which in general was not very good.

Only for the most dedicated collectors, very die-hard fans of the band and completionists.

Guillermo | 1/5 |

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