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Deep Purple



3.49 | 589 ratings

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5 stars This was the last great studio album from the classic MK 2 line up. "Knocking at your back door" has some fun lyrics by Gillan and is a great album opener. The guitar solo by Blackmore on this track is brilliant. I would strongly suggest to listen to this album on headphones! "Under the gun" has another great Blackmore solo. "Nobody“s Home" and "Mean Streak" are good straight forward rockers with Ian Gillan in good form. "Perfect Strangers" has become one of their best loved songs with that unforgettable opening on the keyboards. "A gypsy“s kiss" is another great rock song with some offbeat lyrics by Gillan. "Wasted Sunsets" is a masterpiece! My favourite track on this album by far. Iaan Gillan sings straight from his soul on this slow number, and Blackmore“s guitar solo is (words fail me) "Hungry Daze" is a nostalgic song looking back to “69 and “70 with great drumming from Paice and a standout riff by Ritchie Blackmore.

After Perfect Strangers, things slowly went downhill for Deep Purple until Purpendicular was released over ten years later.

WaywardSon | 5/5 |


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