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I didn't like this for a long time because the original release simply lacked power. It made DP sound almost generic or boring.

However, the remaster is great. The organ intro to Bad Attitude is off the charts good, the rocking Hard Lovin Woman is loud, fast, it "took me by surprise, no foolin, it knocked the stuffin out of me"... Dead or Alive is nicely done... everything sounds so much better on the remaster. DP should have remastered the original recording before they released it...
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Have you seen the Helsinki DVD? They bloody rock!!!
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I listened to the Nobody's perfect cd today, and it had been [sign in to see URL]'s what I thought of it track by track:
Highway Star - I was actually happily surprised and thought it was as good as the 1993 versions. great opener
Strange Kind Of woman - Very good too until they try to to recreate the magic of MIJ with the vocals/guitar duo and the screams at the end. Good beginning, lame ending.
Dead Or alive: good fast track, start with a blues, okay but Gypsy's kiss was a much better live track. Still good.
Perfect Strangers - Tired yet?
Hard Lovin' Woman - Not a big fan of the song o begin with, and this version is way too fast, not to mention the ending that's screwed up.
 
Bad Attitude - Great song, great version!
Knocking At Your Back Door - Very good version, although Ritchie's all over the place all thru the song, and is a bit tyrin, but that's okay, he's Ritchie...
Child In Time - Very good version. Good vocals, good tempo on the middle part, solo could have been much better.
Lazy - Too fast, lacking a verse, but still a very good version full of energy.
Space Truckin' - Oooh yeah, now we're tired.
Black Night - Sleepy yet?
Woman From Tokyo - Why dropping the middle part to enhance the song with a Buddy Holly tribute. Funny, interesting for die-hard fans, but not up for a dP live standards.
Smoke On the Water - Good version
Hush ('88) - I like it, it's heavier than the original, and has a different feel. i find both versions interesting.

So, I guess it's an okay album. the sound is bad and performance varies from very good to un-inspired. Some mistakes left on purpose should have been cut out. The whole thing sounds too much like a joke, or a "trying hard to match MIJ", which is impossible.

Why did they left out the Unwritten Law or Beethoven Ninth and left Space Truckin or woman from Tokyo is beyond me.
Also the fade in and out are quite annoying.

No, nobody is [sign in to see URL] I guess it is th reflect of that tour.


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I think the biggest problem this album faced was the fact that it would instantly be compared to MIJ(surely the greatest live rock album of all time)as this was the first live release of the MK2 reunion



Agreed.

I know this guy who's only Deep Purple album is [sign in to see URL] he loves it. This blew me away!
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Has this guy heard MIJ or one of the releases from the Battle Rages on Tour?
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Why the haters? This has to be one of the most - if not the most dull and uninspired Purple live albums. Every band member is performing below their standard (thats probably still pretty high compared to the rest), there are absolutley no highlights here, no interesting moments, no Purple magic moments as only mk II can create, nada, zip! Sad product.
But it didnt have to be this way! Many 87 shows where great (not Purple's best but still great) and they could have easily used the whole Irwine gig for example (locked in the paper cage boot).
Plus NP is missing The Unwritten Law and Difficult To Cure, and it has very poor versions of Black Night and Space Truckin compared to other gigs from the tour.
Why is that, since they taped like almost the entire tour? Roger did a bad job here! Even bullshiting how they couldnt use any of the Unwritten Law - lie!

But its a good thing Stuttgart 93 is out to save the reunion era's honour when it comes to live recordings (Knebworth 85 doesnt do them much good either), its completley the opposite to NP. emoticon
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TheStargazerKing wrote:

Why the haters? This has to be one of the most - if not the most dull and uninspired Purple live albums. Every band member is performing below their standard (thats probably still pretty high compared to the rest), there are absolutley no highlights here, no interesting moments, no Purple magic moments as only mk II can create, nada, zip! Sad product.
 




YOU ARE RIGHT!!! In the hindsight, this album should have been called Nobody Turns Up. Yeah, that would've been a much more appropriate title for this abomination.
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Just listening to the album. The 1980s songs sound very good indeed.

What surprised me was that there's much more 'space' to the record's sound than I remembered. For example Lordy's keyboard fills can be heard clearly.

The album has the best version of Perfect Strangers bar the studio original (which will remain unbeatable for an eternity).
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Nobody's Perfect is put together in a way which, for me, disqualifies it from deserving being called a live album.

First of all, some tracks are mixed together from various gigs. The vocals from Oslo, the instruments from Verona or something like that. Some guy claimed that he had compared the album to tapes from the shows and found out that one song had been mixed together from four different shows - I don't know whether he's right, but I wouldn't be surprised if he is. This, imho, isn't an appropriate way to document live music.

Secondary, the recordings are cut here and there. On the original CD release, Space Truckin' is omitted - you hear the Space Truckin' drum into at the end of Lazy, but it fades out. Difficult To Cure is missing - the keyboard solo after that is faded in. That's all half-baken - if the musicians play the songs like that, one changing to another without a pause between them, I want to hear that in full.

Finally, the performance is debatable. If they have recorded 20 gigs or soemthing like that, there must have been better versions.

All in all, I'd rather listen to a good quality bootleg like e.g. Hungary Days because this simply is more honest. It documents the music as it has been played, without overdubs, edits or other post-processing gimmicks.

So there's just two songs on NP I really can enjoy: the 1988 Hush remake and Bad Attitude. But the latter is a part of a defunct context described above, and it was left off the original CD release too - feels like separating the good from the bad and giving the bad to the buyer.

Thumbs down.
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