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Business Standard, September 13, 2003

Moving on to the best album of the month - it's the latest offering from the grand daddies of hard rock, Deep Purple. After a five-year hiatus following their last album Abandon, Deep Purple are back with Bananas - an album title inspired by a newspaper photograph that bassist and oldest band member (sic) Roger Glover happened to chance upon.

The compositions are replete with catchy melodies, Steve Morse's trademark guitar solos, Ian Paice's magic on the cymbals and the majestic voice of Ian Gillan. This is as good as anything they've done in the past.

“Haunted” is already being touted as an all-time great rock ballad, and “Silver Tongue”, “Razzle Dazzle” and “Never A Word” (a personal favourite) might soon figure on most requested tracks on stations and charts across the world.

While the musicians continue to live up to their reputations and Ian Gillan's Jesus Christ Superstar voice continues to flower like nurtured wine, newest member Don Airey does a commendable job in fitting into the shoes of legendary organ player Jon Lord.

Lord left the band last year to pursue a career in classical music. Purple fans will be looking forward to that one, especially after his roaring work in the Concerto series at the Royal Albert Hall.

- Soumik Sen

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