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Abandon - Deep Purple

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Genre: Hard Rock & Metal - Heavy Metal / Artist: Deep Purple / Audio CD released 1998-05-25 at EMI

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      24.04.2001 01:55
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      I'm a big purple fan and have most of their modern albums. This is an average offering. I saw them on the tour before I bought the album. As usual the live performance blew me away with the mix of old stuff and new stuff although they should playmore new stuff, it's be better after development on stage like they used to do. Steve Morse has done a brilliant job of slotting into the line up. No one could ever replace Blackmore and so Morse hasn't tried to do this and plays with his own style and musicality which benefits the group as a whole. Purpendicular showed this brilliantly. Some of the songs from this album were incredible on stage and slightly dissapointing on the album. The two best songs are Fingers to the Bone and Watching the Sky, both of which were immense on stage but are only good on the album. I would advise trying to get hold of a bootleg live recording of these two off Napster or on the live album 'Total Abandon'. The last track is a rerecording of Bloodsucker (deliberately misspealt Bludsucker) and is nothing but a rerecording with Morse instead of Blackmore, I would have thought they could do something new with it or even vary it a little bit but no. The albums before this, Purpendicular et. al. were really good, the band had chosen a direction for the 90's and gone there and it worked but this is almost a decision making album, they aren't quite sure where they're going, there's none of the usual flair or the feeling that some of the tracks were recorded ad lib that you get off the best purple albums. Hopefully they will emerge out of this (and they're hugely long tour) refreshed and decided and produce the stonking albums we all know they're capable of.


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      05.10.2000 22:04



      Purple hasn't sound like a band in years, and the personal problems between Gillan and Blackmore didn't help the band sound. By adding Steve Morse, and removing Blackmore, Deep Purple woke up and picked up what they left a lot of years ago. Of course, this album is no Machine Head or In Rock, but is certainly better than most of the albums they made in the 80's and 90's. Steve Morse still have his own sound, and is fits perfectly in the Purple sound. The production of Roger Glover is still perfect, the sound of the whole album is real high quality. Too bad that the Purple is not getting any radio airplay. Any fule kno that and Don't make me happy are among the highlights of the album. Don't think of Deep Purple as a classic band, who's trying to survive, they're still alive and kicking. The age is not an obstacle for them, their live performances are still full of energy and fun.


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  • Product Details

    Disc #1 Tracklisting
    1 Any Fule Know That
    2 Almost Human
    3 Don't Make Me Happy
    4 Seventh Heaven
    5 Watching The Sky
    6 Fingers To The Bone
    7 Jack Ruby
    8 She Was
    9 Whatsername
    10 '69
    11 Evil Louie
    12 Bludsucke

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