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Whoosh: Aimed to please, but not surprise

There’s much to like about the new record from Deep Purple: their familiar brand of mid-tempo rock; prominent keyboards throughout, flurries of guitar scattered here and there, a solid under-pinning of bass and drums, all hallmarks of Bob Ezrin’s competent production. The lyrics are typical of latter-era DP, a mixture of social commentary and sly wordplay. The booklet layout is artistic and not just an afterthought, and there’s even a grateful acknowledgment to their long-time management as the torch is passed to another.

And yet, one can’t help but wish for something more. The song structures are the same as we have come to expect from the last few albums. The guitar solos from Steve Morse are safe and familiar, some keyboard breaks are steals (but at least Don Airey takes from the best, when he does), and unlike with previous releases, there doesn’t seem to be any standout song that stays with you once the CD is put away. All the songs are listenable and enjoyable, but there are no spine-tingling guitar solos, nor moments of heart-breaking beauty.

Make no mistake, Deep Purple is as good now as it has ever been — just compare their remake of And The Address to the original: confident, polished, and powerful. The new record shows that they know exactly who they are, and are content to produce work that is firmly rooted in familiar patterns rather than attempt to push the envelope and risk alienating listeners. In doing so, they are unlikely to expand their audience, but they are also certainly going to keep the current MkMorse fans happy.

View the Man Alive video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojHRoKzQwfE

CD Track list:

  • Throw My Bones
  • Drop The Weapon
  • We’re All The Same In The Dark
  • Nothing At All
  • No Need To Shout
  • Step By Step
  • What The What
  • The Long Way Around
  • The Power Of The Moon
  • Remission Possible
  • Man Alive
  • And The Address
  • Dancing In My Sleep

Vinyl Side Split:

  • Side A: Throw My Bones / Drop The Weapon / We’re All The Same In The Dark / Nothing At All
  • Side B: No Need To Shout / Step By Step / What The What
  • Side C: The Long Way Round / The Power Of The Moon / Remission Possible / Man Alive
  • Side D: And The Address / Dancing In My Sleep

Deep Purple December 2019; Photo: Ben Wolf

Deep Purple December 2019; Photo: Ben Wolf

Deep Purple December 2019; Photo: Ben Wolf

Deep Purple December 2019; Photo: Ben Wolf

Deep Purple December 2019; Photo: Ben Wolf

All photos by Ben Wolf
Thanks to Carol Kaye at Kayos Productions

38 Comments to “Whoosh: Aimed to please, but not surprise”:

  1. 1
    Michael Quinlan says:

    I really love the album, a few fillers, usual shuffles.
    But, I kinda wish they’d cut loose a little more, Ezrin seems to mute the sound just a little too much, maybe it’s modern production but dynamics seem a thing of the past.
    Nonetheless, I love it and am so glad for ezrin infusing these guys with such enthusiasm at their age to record and release such an amazing album.
    #grammy #whoosh #whooshgrammy

  2. 2
    Kalle says:

    “Nothing At All” is oustandig I think. One of the best Morse era songs.

    And for me the album is very different to the last two. No heavy rock, but solid rock and not as prog as the last, two. More straight and no so sophisticated as the lat ones. Which is fine! And not so overproduced, not so much overdubs. Great solos everywhere and a brillian Paicey.

  3. 3
    Adel Faragalla says:

    To be honest I was very harsh on this album but to be honest it has lots of great material having said that I played back Perpendicular and I could not help but feeling a bit down regarding this new album.
    I still can’t make up my mind on this album but I am sure it will be whooshed away so it’s irrelevant.
    I will just play it and enjoy it without thinking too much.
    We are still lucky to have those guys around and I wish them years of good health and happiness and I hope to see them live next year.

  4. 4
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.
    However, I still find enjoyment in listening to Whoosh while I’m doing other things… like while I’m driving, or on my daily walk, or eating my meals, or while I’m dealing with the vacuum & dust! Etc, etc, etc…
    They’re a band of old dudes just enjoying themselves… & you’re welcome to come along for the ride, if you wish. We all fit into this world the best way we can.
    Whoosh is good. Buy it. & then thank your lucky stars that it’s not Lady Goo Goo or some other shit like Kanye Pest.
    Smiles to ya!.

  5. 5
    Attila says:

    Well, as far as I am concerned I was surprised how pleasant this was to listen to. No more labourous grinding along and songs soon to be skipped. I am saying this as someone who normally does not listen to pop (rock, etc.) music but classical and jazz, with one important exemption, i.e.: Deep Purple, just to make clear, I am not for the radio friendly rubbish. But this is what it is, an excellent musical performance full of joy and mature elegance. These guys make look making high quality music easy. Which is not that easy in fact. I suspect this one will be one of their most remembered late catalogue musical offer in hindsight. ‘Official’ critics are also what they are, they play their role, etc. Nevertheless what I sense is the beginning of a realisation in the community of people concerned with popular music that, Deep Purple is the only remaining band form an important era of rock music that deserves respect and recognition. Even in the US some people start to realise that DP is not the poor man’s Led Zeppelin. This is close to impossible to achieve at the age of mid-70s. Or maybe not, there is massive difference how we relate to old people and VERY old people who did see ancient worlds of wonders.
    I agree though that Mr. Paice has become a bit too laid-back (remember the quote from the film on the young jazz drummer’s nightmarish music school experience: ‘if you don’t practice, you’ll end up drumming in a rock band’.) And a 10 minute long dynamic rock epic á la Birds of prey would have also done good. Possibly on the next album (which by the way, based on the numerous hints by different band members I am sure is already being drafted).

  6. 6
    solitair says:

    The remake of And the Address is well done. But if it shows one thing in the first place: what a very good bassplayer Nick Simper was … in comparison to Roger Glover. Glover is and was very important to the band, in many ways. But as a player … Well, he himself never claimed to be outstanding.

  7. 7
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    I’m not sure we’re listening to the same record.

    The reviewer was disappointed when they didn’t hear some familiar things (solos played a certain way and “heart-breaking beauty”), and yet was disappointed when they heard other familiar things.

    At least half of the songs (Nothing At All, Step By Step, Man Alive, No Need to Shout, What the What, The Long Way Round…) contain elements that differ from all previous MK8 material, be it structure, sound, style, or production.

    The problem with reviews it they’re all subjective. I can’t get Step By Step, Nothing At All, and The Long Way Round out of my head.

  8. 8
    HardRockPete says:

    Very enjoyable album:) Grows with every listening, and that’s a good sign. No fillers! Deep Purple are going in new, progressive ways, and that’s why they’re still around. They don’t try to remake the past, and that’s why they are a current band:) Love ‘em to death!

  9. 9
    geno says:

    The album is brilliant, also to be expected because of how professional they are, but perhaps I see the absence of sudden melody changes and also the lack of a bluesy, slow theme that historically makes them ten. usually a great album with those nuances

  10. 10
    DeeperPurps says:

    The review above captures quite closely what I am feeling about the new album. It won’t necessarily be a classic in Purple’s canon, but it does show the band still playing well and having some good musical ideas to present. I particularly like the sequence of “The Power Of The Moon…Remission Possible…Man Alive”.

  11. 11
    Attila says:

    On labelling Mr. Airey’s fleeting, tounge in cheek references to Gershwin and Bach ‘steals’ is a misunderstanding of what is happening and what should happen in contemporary music, I am afraid.
    On Mr.Morse, I concede, Mr. Ezrin should be tougher to tilt him out of the yellow brick road. Not easy though as music probably starts to form in Steve’s head, and these echoes of runs turn into reflexes of the left hand. It’s all in the mind…
    I am of course only a guesser if that word exists.

  12. 12
    Randy Fielding says:

    If Ritchie isn’t on it..I don’t want it.

  13. 13
    Buttockss says:

    Can’t buy in New Jersey, only record store in area is FYE, and they only sell Shit Hop & Crap music . Anybody in my area knows were to buy please let me know._._.Thanks!

  14. 14
    mike tfirn says:


  15. 15
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    My Boxset will arrive Tuesday from the old country per DHL. I usually don’t like to read too many reviews that may taint my opinion before my own experience. However, while the “Reviews” mostly lean positive, the opinions of fans seems to be all over so I cannot form a preconceived opinion but really hope it shows up early on Monday.

    Re #13, Buttockss. I am in Calif. and ordered from the DP store. I looked on Amazon for the box set to see if it was available (yes, finally, but twice the price as an import so don’t do that) and they did not show the domestic release of the regular versions until the 21st – 24th.

  16. 16
    Kim Peters says:

    Boring comment.

  17. 17
    Gustavo Marcolongo says:

    Well. Delicius work. No more wods. Cant buy it here in Argentina

  18. 18
    Dr. Bob says:

    1st Impressions…

    Not bad. Nothing grabbed me until the late in the album. The 2 instrumentals and the last song. If the tour resumes then they have to do In the Address leading into Hush in the encores. The 1st song on the 1st album is a statement that this is what this band is all about. Remaking it 52 years later signifies that the band still believes it.

    I am sure that the album will grow on me as I listen to it for the next week, as happened with their last two albums.

  19. 19
    Alan says:

    Don’t get me wrong – I am not a Blackmore purist. I have really enjoyed the Morse era – but having read the positive reviews for Whoosh! I can’t help feeling here’s another Purple album let down. Compare it to Purpendicular and see how energised that record was. Now What!? and Infinite also had their moments but again there was filler (Johnny’s Band). This does not feel like a hard rock record. It only gets remotely exciting with Remission control and Man Alive. The rest sounds very much like the band need to more critically review the material. It is too safe. No energy. Yes – Purple are older now and maybe with that comes a slowing down. However, they still know how to rock – and it is just that the songs feel like they are born out of the early 1960s than 2020. Ironically however, the first track on their first album (re-recorded here) sounds like Purple doing what they do best. Why aren’t the reviewers noting all of this? Or is it just that there is no other classic rock being released in August – so Purple are enjoying a late in the day rise up the charts and critical affection.

  20. 20
    Chip Tarbutton says:

    I was doubtful going in and really happy after a couple of listens.

    It actually reminds me of Purpendicular in that it’s really enjoyable as an entire album vs. picking out tracks and skipping filler tracks.

    The good:

    not really a weak track to be heard. Lyrically it’s Gillan and Glovers beat album maybe ever. It’s imaginative…. songs like Nothing at All, Power if the Moon and Man Alive are very interesting.

    Playing is uniformly great per usual. It’s got a lot of catchy tunes. More so than normal.

    The bad:

    Not really any epic rockers like A Time Fire Bedlam or Birds of Prey.
    That being said there are any clunkers either

    I really like this album a lot and I’ll be listening a lot over the next week or 2.

  21. 21
    Thorsun says:

    So glad that the album starts off with the first single. “Throw My Bones” still sounds like an instant skipper – poor synth strings carry the throwaway tune through less than 4 minutes. It sounded dreadful at the initial release, and should be forgotten, right off the spot. Leaves you feeling that the rest of the material just must be superior to this. As the album unfolds, luckily the overall story gets better… Not necessary in “Drop The Weapon”, though. More decent tune than the opener, but still the chorus sounds so totally out of line with the track. Not much over the decency line, though. Good bridge, reasonable solos… Still, it’s Deep Purple – so the bar of expectations is so much higher. “We’re All The Same In The Dark” – a bit of generic sounding riff, but at long last the bite is starting to sound. Without Gillan’s extended explanation for the background of it – the lyrics sound a tad iffy. Steve Morse plucks away the weird solo, phrasing almost like on a country or pop record. Hell, it’s weird. At least though some muscle is appearing in the old dog. “Nothing At All” – another iffy lyrics, but the hook is almost as infectious as corona is – really sits on your head after a couple of spins. Don Airey’s run through the middle part – with fugue-like sounding showcase (there is, I reckon, some quotation from Bach’s works in there) is at last bringing in some amazing old fashioned Purple spirit where rock meets the classic. Good Morse – Airey lick trade-off at the end. We got the first major strong point of the album, a likely favorite for many. “No Need To Shout” almost resembles the “Stormbringer / “Slow Down Sister” spirit, but I reckon, the Messers are not much aware of this… The drive is there, though the solos are merely unimaginative (wake up, Steve!), despite Don’s citing a bit of Gershwin during his piano solo.

    Mid-way through the album there is the first REAL mind-blow. “Step By Step”. My eyes got wide and far out once I heard the cathedral like organ and fugue-ish chords. I hear bits of “Clearly Quite Absurd” finale in there, and if there was / is a baroque Purple shuffle – that’s the one. Solos are well balanced and it’s a perfect shot at something absolutely monumental. Could this be destroyed though? Sadly yes… Fade out at 3:25. I wish I could sit with Bob Ezrin with a beer at the table and tell him that this kind of crime deserves a death sentence by public stripping of flesh. The fade starts at the point where this pearl should start to develop – just let Don and Steve off the fucking leash! Play it on, for grief sake, take it to the 7 minute mark… Wasted chance for something absolutely legendary, damn! How… come… it’s ever been allowed!! Crime! I want blood! Shame on you, Purps!

    And what do we change it for? Piano boogie of “What The What”… Almost kiddish and puny after the amazement of “Step By Step”. Most ridiculous pairing of the tracks on any Purple album, this might be just it. And sadly the rock and roll quotations a’ la “Speed King” in the lyrics can’t salvage the feeling that it’s a filler track. Out of space, out of time. Almost like eating a bad food, duh. “The Long Way Round” lifts you a bit off the floor, it has strong progressive aspirations, but the execution is not really much of convincing. Don Airey’s synth solo stands out in the middle – nice, imaginative outburst of flashy fingers. Still the illusion of a driving tempo and a punch is dispersing somewhere throughout. Maybe because the bridge part sounds almost like rip off from Gillan’s “Hang Me Out To Dry” from “Toolbox” 30 years back. But that’s the risk in this genre – you will stumble upon the copying your own self one fine day. Fine set of tools intended, this, but a miss in final assembling it. More aspiration than the effect of it’s result.

    Time to make up for the mishaps, and “Power Of The Moon” is rather successful in that. Haunting verses versus blasts of chorus – there’s a fair dose of prog edge in this. Nice, works rather well. Solos in the middle are at last better balanced between moody (Morse) and raspy (Airey – with slight running out of imaginative use of his favorite key licks). Fade out kills the spirit again, almost making you think that the band has run out of imagination on how to develop this really good track. Shame again. “Remission Possible” – why only 1:38? Why not give it more development? Especially as it seems to have the strongest kick of all the album’s tracks… Almost makes you wanna sit and weep. Best chances to build up something monumental off the best tracks are shot and cremated in fade-outs, just like if someone was putting restraints on the band over their aspiration to spread the musical wings. It’s bad, it’s insane, it’s dreadful. Ezrin, you bastard, why? Huge amount of disappointment in this. “Man Alive” is what we know it is. Rich in ideas, instrumentation, wide scan of sound layers, but so poorly composed, with the middle part completely destroying the monumentum. Plus the dreadful, squeaky sound of Morse’s solo. I wish I could like it, but it pisses me right off. Kill the squeal Steve, forget it for one damn record, play clean, low and heavy. You can and know how by now, just stick to it. Good shape, bad, ill-chosen filling. Dummy in result.

    “And The Address” – a very solid re-endition of the track that kick-starts Deep Purple’s discography. Sounds good and inspired enough to be a pleasing listen. No use comparing it to 1968 sound, but as a nod to Jon, Ritchie and the scope of band’s career – it’s not a bad choice and execution at all. Risk of accusation of lack of original ideas – some will bring it up. I don’t mind it. “Dancing I My Sleep” is quite a punchy stomper, although falls into a generic category of the mediocre tracks of the era. Gillan says – Morse’s solo in the song is one of the best guitar he’s ever heard in his life. Now that’s a blasphemy, with the 20+ years of Blackmore’s magic in the bucket. Steve sounds experimental and rough for sure, but come on, be fair in putting marks if you vote that far and wide.

    A bit of odd ending to the odd album. Not as bad as the first two singles hinted it would be. In fact – it seems to be coming off better than “Infinite”, more inspired and a bit more packed with shards of good ideas. If only a more thoughtful execution could follow it. Band is well oiled, playing very tight – and it should be no surprise to anyone. Still, the crime of killing off it’s best tracks is so painful to my ears. I can’t understand the need to restraint them in that way. It’s good to have band’s new music, it’s such a pity that these goods ended up held back…. A good album that could have been really big with more open, courageous approach. A dose of joy with a big shame in a bag.

  22. 22
    Buttockss says:

    Can’t buy in New Jersey. the only record store near me is FYE, and they only sell Shit Hop & Crap music. If anybody knows a store in south jersey please let me know….Thank You.

  23. 23
    Chris says:

    I agree to some aspects of the review above, but this is an excellent record with lots of nice ideas, great interaction, a very homogeneous sound. There are also clever lyrics and what is new for me, quite appealing backing vocals. For me, who has not dealt with new material since 1991, when RB tried to take complete control and steer the band into a shallow Rainbow direction, is very surprising and more than enjoyable.

  24. 24
    mike whiteley says:

    It’s a solid record. I’d put it above inFinite,ROTD & Bananas in the Morse canon.

    There are a few ” That sounds like….” moments. ( Drop The Weapon/Razzle Dazzle, the ” gang chorus” vocals on No Need To Shout/Hell To Pay..

    The Long Way Round should’ve been the album opener.I can’t get past the wash of synths On Throw My Bones,or that dainty little riff.

    What the What sees IG give his “inner Elvis” a try, and Don, his “inner Jerry Lee Lewis”. Again ,the song smacks of Hell To Pay.

    Man Alive: I could do without Ian’s spoken verse. The bit at the end would’ve been enough.

    Nothing At All is so musically spritely and happy,I sing the rather dire lyrics with a smile on my face !
    A highlight of the record. for sure.

    Power of the Moon is a more sinister companion to The Surprising,

    Nice,chunky guitars,and a clean,country-ish solo from SM on All The Same…. & DA on Step By Step. A kind of spooky song.Great Hammond intr0,too.

    Dancing In My Sleep – Distant cousin to Dancing Nylon Shirt ?? Show opener of any DP concerts in the future ?? An OK song,once you get beyond the pulsing techno beat.

    If And The Address ( GREAT re-d0 ) was supposed to be a” first song/last song” homage, then it should have been the final song on the album

    So,10 ” good to great” songs out of 13 makes a keeper out of Whoosh.
    For me, only the 2 opening tracks are likely to be skipped on any regular basis.

  25. 25
    Dean Hudson says:

    listen to woosh, then play Kevin Shirly’s Come Taste the Band…. Steve Morse is not the guitar player for DP….. Too much Don Airey for me.
    Don’t rate Steve, not good enough for Purple!!!

  26. 26
    The Mechanic Ted says:

    Sadly, I really disliked the album. Sounds like something I would play while doing chores in the house and not something to rock’n’roll to. Not a single song that excites me. And I don’t mean Child in Time excites me, I mean Ted the Mechanic, Watching the Sky, Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye, Birds of Pray excites me.

  27. 27
    mike whiteley says:

    @26-TMT-I freely admit,I listen to 90% of my music while doing chores in the house.
    Please !! Don’t take away my “grey-haired rocker” card ! Ha !

  28. 28
    hassannikfarjam says:

    I don’t know why,but I really like this album.I agree there’s not a special song, but overall I enjoyed it.Everyone are doing their best.Mr.Morse leads are killing,Mr. Airey is Maestro of the keyboards. Mr.Glover and Mr. Paice are kickin’ and in complete harmony.And Mr.Gillan. Does this man ever rest?He is in complete control.I am a Blackmore fan. But I really like whoosh and I am actually “dancing in my sleep”

  29. 29
    Xavier Gomez says:

    when the first two songs from Woosh was released, I expecting wishy wooshy. after Nothing at All, there was hope…

    as mike wheatly, 24 states, Long Way Round(LWR) should have been the album opener, it would have been a better album title than flatulence sounding words.

    LWR is unmistakebly sums up the Morse-Airey augmentation and leaves footprints of Purple Passages. Don’s brilliant fireglow timed synthesizer solo made me headbang in Purple daze. it is the best synth solo since Burn.

    indeed, he has the well-deserved mantle of Jon Lord. having said this I am disappointed at Ezrin’s reduced mix of Steve’s chords before his solo. he did a hatchet job of Steve’s guitar level several tracks.

    all in all this is an album that you could love and hate at the same time. its not about being nostalgic or wanting the band to sound like it did in the 70’s, its about that purple synergy, interpolation and identity.

    Overall, I am grateful to each band member for giving us their best. as it is said, a true musician is one who is able to make the old sound new, and the new sound familiar. taking the Long Way Back, listening to a band that makes the journey rock.

  30. 30
    mike whiteley says:

    I’ve been messing around with the running order.
    This hits my ear rather nicely:

    Long Way Round
    No Need To Shout
    Throw My Bones
    Nothing At All
    Dancing In My Sleep
    Drop the Weapon
    What The What
    All The Same In The Dark

    Sets up the moody ,darker, songs.

    Step By Step
    Power Of The Moon
    Remission Possible
    Man Alive
    And The Address

  31. 31
    DeeperPurps says:

    Thorsun @ 21, I have listened all the way through the album a few times and I agree with a lot of your assessment. There are some good musical ideas on it, but I can’t help feeling that some of it is warmed up leftovers from past albums. It really is a mixed bag.

    I am currently making a decision on which ones to save to my IPOD, and which ones to skip:

    “Throw My Bones” is rather pleasant, nice chord progressions and Gillan is in good voice. Morse’s guitar solo is melodic. I like the song, it has grown on me a bit. SAVE.

    “Drop Your Weapon” starts off with a great riff but then the verse that follows it just feels bolted on and incongruent with the intro….it leaves me feeling a bit let down. And I hear echoes of Razzle Dazzle on it too, not one of my favourite Purple tunes. SKIP.

    “We’re All the Same in the Dark”, again, starts with a great riff, some great potential, but then that let down feeling happens again with the verse, and lyrics. SKIP.

    “Nothing at All”….. some good interplay between Morse and Airey. It has nice elements to it, it seems a happy tune. But I am not feeling the joy. SKIP.

    “No Need to Shout”….when I hear that Perfect Strangersesque keyboard intro note and then the Stormbringeresque guitar riff, I am thinking Wow, finally a great rocker, BUT then the let down happens once again with the verse – am I mistaken or does that sound a lot like Johnny’s Band from the Infinite album? SKIP.

    “Step by Step”. This moody, atmospheric piece with great lyrics sounds like an updated take on Place in Line from the WDWTWR album, 47 year later. I like this one a lot. SAVE.

    “What the What” is fine if one likes honky-tonk piano. I don’t. SKIP.

    “The Long Way Around” has a nice galloping pace, the verses and chorus are well constructed and the lyrics complement the song well. Some nice soloing by Morse and Airey, but too brief. It seems this one would have some great potential live on stage if the guitar and keyboards are given room to stretch out. Overall, I like this song. SAVE

    “The Power of the Moon” is my favourite track on the album. Airey’s keyboard riff, Gillan’s lyrics and multi-track vocal harmonies are wonderful. Nice Morse guitar solo – I only wish it could go on for longer. Airey’s solo is very good too. This one is a keeper. SAVE.

    “Remission Possible” has a great distorted keyboard intro and I absolutely love the interplay between Airey and Morse on this one. I wish it too would keep playing for several minutes more to see where the boys could take it to. SAVE.

    “Man Alive” is the crown jewel piece on the album. All the elements come together well. Even Gillan’s spoken passage, in context of the whole song, comes across as just right. Dramatic. Morse’s guitar solo is beautiful. This one is a keeper. SAVE.

    “And the Address” – I have always been partial to this tune, one of my favourites from the Mark I years. Morse and Airey do some nice work on it, and as a tip of the hat to the past 50+ years, it is a nice tribute. SAVE.

    “Dancing in my Sleep” has a great keyboard intro and a nice funky groove, but it does at times sound somewhat like Nylon Shirt from Gillan’s Toolbox. As Purple did with Roadhouse Blues at the end of Infinite, this song has been tacked on to what should have been the natural end point of the album “And the Address”. This one is dispensable. SKIP

    So to my tastes, there are 7 SAVEs and 6 SKIPs. Not a bad album, but not a great one. Some people will surely like some of the tunes that I don’t like and that’s ok. And if the current marketing campaign and favourable critical coverage bring new fans to the Purple fold, then that is a good thing.

    And lest anyone think I am being overly critical, please understand that Deep Purple was, is, and will always be my favourite band of all time. The fact that they are still playing together and making new music, some of it excellent (as in the case of tracks Power of the Moon/Remission Possible/ Man Alive) shows that there is still fire in the Purple beast. I hope we can hear the gents play some of this album live on stage next year.

  32. 32
    mudas albert says:

    on nous fait une publicité importante sur un album qui n’en vaut pas la peine…ce n’est plus deep purple depuis longtemps!! ces gens la surfent sur le passé….aucun interet!

  33. 33
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    The Boxset showed up a day early and got it on Monday. I have listened to it multiple times while doing things at home or while at work, but I have not been able to give it a proper listen (Loud and undisturbed) yet since the Girlfriend is working from home at the moment. She said that she has enjoyed most of it which is good since I had it on repeat for a few playthroughs last night.

    I have to say that this is probably my favorite of the 3 Ezrin albums. And I agree that there seems to be a few tunes that sound familiar to the past 2 albums, but that does not distract too much (although I am not a fan of the Spoken Word segments on any of the albums).

    Overall I would say a 7-8 on a 10 scale. If you have matured along with DP you will probably enjoy it. If you are still in the MKII state of mind then you probably won’t.

    I have not had a chance to listen to the live vinyl or watch the DVD yet but should be doing it by the weekend.

  34. 34
    marcus says:

    Spectator Review: There’s scarcely a dull track


  35. 35
    Elprupdeep says:

    Whoosh. Is Wow!
    I order the deluxe album ( cd + hellfest 2017+ interview RG/ BE. ) got it yesterday , they did not have any available in JBhifi australia on the 7/8 august. So got it on the 13. I listen to it twice. Wow. Of course like everybody , I knew 2 songs. Great opener , TMBones very nice tune , wonderful tune. Then is going nicely until the triplet Power of the moon/ remission/ man alive. I am thinking of Pink floyd on these ones. All the song are top level. “Another level” like all these stupid idiots on tv would say. ( idols, got talent, and all that crap). 52years after , DP is here. And well here. I love it so much already after listen to it only twice. Incredible. It takes longer usually to really like some albums. Wonderful stuff guys. Merci. For still enchanting my old ears. Lol.
    Long live Whoosh and DP family.
    Ps. Can someone tell me how I can ask question to Ian Paice on his new channel. I subscribed already… Thanks.
    Richard Legris.

  36. 36
    Elprupdeep says:

    To #32 mudas albert. In english first than for u in french
    A n° 32 mudas albert. En anglais d’abord puis pour vous en français.

    Its your commentary whom have no interest at all. Go and listen to your crap on french got talent and all that rubbish on mtv and Utube.

    C’est votre commentaire qui n’a aucun fondements. Vous feriez mieux de ne pas perdre de temps sur ce site et d’aller regarder et écouter toute la merde sur les réseaux ou a la tv. Bien le bonjour chez vous.

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    Fender123 says:

    Well, having played the album 4 or 5 times now whilst driving a couple of hours in the car each time, it is definitely growing on me very quickly. The initial reaction was that it was rather ‘safe’ and lacked a Time for Bedlam or Uncommon Man and actually I still think it does, however for me there are an increasing number of tracks that whilst they do not get to a 9 or 10, there’s a string of 8’s and another listen in its entirety will likely solidify my liking for the album (Man Alive nearly gets there for me, could have done with another verse rather than the spoken piece – but who am I to judge?). Strangely, after watching the Roger/Bob interview on the CD I understood the album better and seemed to appreciate each song much more as they investigated each track and how it developed etc – listening to riffs and other sections of each song made me think “wow, that IS good” and so went back and listened again. Several tracks will be terrific played live so just hoping the virus is gone by the time of next October’s rearranged London gig. Yes, there are a couple that I will probably skip but when is that not the case? In truth am loving the album and just happy that we still have new offerings from the guys.

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    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    OK. I have listened to it a few more times, including once on decent over the ear headphones (surprising in a couple of places). I will say that overall it has grown on me and I have to move it up to an 8-9 on a 10 scale. There are still a couple of things that keep it from being a solid 9. As I said previously, it is my favorite of the 3 Ezrin Albums and will be played as such in the future I am sure. What I have not said is that it sounds like the other Ezrin Albums in the sense that you could put together a collection from all 3 albums and it would appear (to me) that they were all recorded at the same sessions. There is not a lot of difference to them so if you like any of the 3 then you should enjoy the other 2, and vice-versa.

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