Thanks to Nigel Young for the info.
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Everything makes sense now and I love every single track. It’s growing on and it’s by far the best album of the Steve morse era. Pure Gem. Btw I think this is the final DP album and I truly believe the guys will hang their boots after the long tour. All I am hoping now that the guys will be fully fit for the ruthless 3 years touring.
@ it feels like very likely that this is it.But I hope for another studio one with Bob Ezrin.The trinity.
Well, after the long goodbye tour, they are done with touring. However, that is not to say that another studio album won’t materialise at some point. After all, they really are starting to get good at it now!. Look at how popular Infinite is proving to be. $$$. Smiles to ya.
It’s very nice to see them commenting on the tracks in such a relaxed way, it shows the natural camaraderie in the band, which wasn’t always the case when… well, we all know when… A pity Steve does not appear to contribute with his part of the stories. In any case, ‘Infinite’ is truly a masterpiece, just another example of how to grow old without growing stale or artificial. In case this tour happens to be their last, well, it’ll be a pity, of course, but, on the other hand, they’re more than entitled to a well deserved rest after all these years of almost ceaseless touring… Think that DP’s history as a band is as old as I am, 49 years now, almost half a century of uncompromising good music. This is why they are, simply, the best ever… Thank you so so very very much, guys!!!!
I don’t like this album or the previous two or three.I know i will get shot down by other fans,but Ian Gillan doesn’t sing anymore.he sort of narrates like William Shatner.I know he is in his 70s and can’t hit the notes anymore.so that is why the band should have stopped after the ‘Banana’s’ album.The music on the albums is good but the singing? is bad.I have been a purple fan since the 70s but enough is enough they are dragging the name through the mud
…mud no. You’re clearly in the minority. The album is selling well and getting great reviews overall.
#5 You are correct. The music is good. Ian isn’t what he was in the 70s but I think his vocals are effective and in some places really good. The Suprising, All I Have is You and Time For Bedlam feature good performances from Ian. If Gillan goes so does Purple. And no Purple means we wouldn’t have gems like Birds of Prey. I get the limitations of big Ians pipes, but I think the criticism is overstated.
@ 5 What are you talkin about gillan dosen’t sing anymore, this is his best singin in the last three albums.
Having listened to the album a few hundred times, and watched the documentary once, I can say that I am so amazed at the overall quality of the music, but especially, that Birds of Prey is certainly the best track of Morse era, and possibly, to my ear in any case, the best track since 1972. Thank you DP!
@5 So… you don’t like the album and the singing is next to nothing. Basically it is your problem, not Ian’s. He is no longer a spring chicken. Accept it and get on with it. People get old, you know? Ian is no exception. His laid back, more relaxed singing jells well with the music.
#7 I completely agree with you. On a long drive last weekend I listened to Jesus Christ Superstar (my Easter weekend tradition) and Infinite a few times each. Gillan can’t do what he did when he was young but he is still a pro with a good sense of melody and story telling. Throughout the album the musicianship is impeccable, the rhythm section always finds a groove, and the soloists shine. If Gillan’s voice is the weak link these days, then so what? The same can be said with lots of great music.
Don and Ian interviewed in Paris. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_v7cdEXVQI
RG on TV. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVBwMirxG58
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