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Classic Rock Revisited
Moe Cullity
Robert Daems
Electric Basement
Rich Franz
Fabricio Geo
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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Does Jon Lord like Bananas?
Charting Bananas
Associated Press
Bananas in Berlin
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Dream time

I agree with most of the other reviewers but I think some things deserve more attention: This album is a really, really, really good record. Diverse to say the least. Oh, yes. I can't help but feel this album will be remembered like the old classics. I simply don't agree with those who say it doesn't sound like classic Purple. We are used to always think Purple heavy, groove and so on. But Lord and Ritchie long gone, what you people expect? New sounds!

This is very serious music, grandly composed. Some are so beautifully arranged… Again, I don't think Haunted is that bad. If Eric Clapton did this song, everybody is going to say “superb ballad”, “wonderful touching song”, etc, etc. Purple did some different stuff with this one, and I think it fits. If listening to Justin Timberlake doing ballads is “great”, I think some guys should give it up to rock and roll as well. It's time radio rediscovered Deep Purple. They deserve this.

Blame me if I am very wrong, but Razzle Dazzle is really a waste of time, but even classic groups like Zeppelin, Beatles, Stones and Sabbath did some silly stuff.

Now, Sun Goes Down, House of Pain and Silver Tongue are soooooooo amazing heavy, hard rock with THAT drive which lack at the new groups today. Walk On is great, put simply. Wonderful blues ballad, sometimes sounding like they listened Lynyrd Skynyrd… the good parts. Steve Morse's solo is the finest stuff for as long I can remember. Pictures of Innocence, Bananas and I've Got Your Number are good stuff, not this lame stuff you hear on radio.

But there's a song which make me breathless: Never a Word. Man, I would like they keep going on and on and on. If Purple had composed this in 1969 we call it a “masterpiece classic” now. To me it is, just amazing! It reminds me of how hard it is to find inspired songs these days. Contact Lost short, sad and sad. Beautiful. Doing to it Tonight is different again, so let's go in!

Deep Purple 2003. Diverse sounds, diverse music. Layered sounds and great new songs. Wonderful music. Great musicians. Great people. Time for new sensations. People who say Purple lost their track should consider a rethink. If dreaming is allowed, they could do a entire set list with songs culled from Purplendicular, Abandon, Bananas and they would rock!

Enjoy it!

Fabricio, Brasil

P.S.: I can hardly wait to September 20 to see them here in Curitiba…..

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