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Robert Daems
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Rich Franz
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Robert Gloria
Rasmus Heide
Tracy Heyder
Dave Hodgkinson
Paer Holmgren
Benny Holmström
Ted Hurst
Ed 'Janx' Jankauskas
Fredrik Jiglund
Dennis Karlsson
Martin Karski
Mark Dorson King
Stefan Krüger
Christer Lorichs
Don Love
Jeremy Marples
Melodic Rock.com
René Mikkelsen

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Rob Prior
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Julian Radbourne
La Repubblica
Dave Rudders
Attila Scholtz
Garry Smith
Jan Thielking
Catrin Wiegand

Chart Attack
Scunthorpe Telegraph
Le Zine

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Gatefold vinyl Bananas
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2003 promo photo
Jon Lord's Bananas
Does Jon Lord like Bananas?
Charting Bananas
Associated Press
Bananas in Berlin
The pros of Bananas

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Worth the wait

This was worth waiting for!

It's been a week since Sanity in Australia delivered my copy of Bananas to me in Holland. So funny that you buy a CD at the other end of the world over the web, and it is 15% cheaper than in the local stores.

Bananas is the best titelsong Purple ever had on an album. The instrumental part at the end calls for a very long live version.

I like the "ballads" Haunted and Walk on, the latter better than the first, but that's personal taste. The only negative thing is Never a word, what does this song do on a Deep Purple album? I'd like to trade this song in together with the last track. It would have been much more complete with a studio version of the Well Dressed Guitar. That could well replace never a word and the instrumental fill up at the end of this record.

I was very curious having read the reviews of the summer tour concerts. The album kicks of in a real DP style with a lot of Gillan screams. His vocals are the best since years, is that production too? I feel a little sorry for Roger, but I have the opinion that the production by our new friend Mr. Bradford really makes a difference here. The album has got much more dynamics that any album since S&M, or mabye even the 1984 reunion.

Overall score for this album, to me is 8.5 out of 10. Still like Abandon better, but i will have Bananas in my cd-player for a while now.

Robert Daems

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