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Stormbringer Hammond Tones


I've just been having a good listen to Stormbringer after a long break, and one of the first things to strike me was the prominent clavinet and the lighter sounding Hammond tones.
Its not just the Hughes funk thing that makes this album different. Does anybody else have any observations on this ?
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Re: Stormbringer Hammond Tones


Along with Ritchie's solo on Hold On (which is one of my favorites of his), I've always loved Jon's solo as well. The sound, the note choice; fits the song and the mood perfectly.
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Re: Stormbringer Hammond Tones


Listened to this twice on the trot now. (Stormbringer). I may well attempt to dissect JL's work on each track as he needs remembering.

Everything on this album is first class, Blackmores clean tones are awesome, Paice's drumming is inspiring and this album must feature Jon's best analog synth work.

I have a feeling that everybody was up for this album (at the time).

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quote:

this album must feature Jon's best analog synth work.


It feels like comitting a sacrilege saying this: I always thought that Jon's synth work would have ruined this album, if there would have been anything to ruin ...
How tastes differ ...
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I'm not a fan of the Hammond tones on this, but I particularly enjoy the piano & clavinet.

I was never a fan of his synth work live, I don't think he really embraced it but on this album I personally think its his best stormbringer (intro)/you can't do it right (solo).

Out of curiosity if you had to pick just one keyboard sound on one track, what would it be ?
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If I had to pick one keyboard sound it would always be the hammond. If I would to have to pick one keyboard sound to show, how bad it is on Stormbringer, than it would be the synths in the title track. To pick a good keyboard sound on Stormbringer, I'm not able, because I very rarely listen to this album. By the way: I think that Don uses the synths - which I normally don't really like - much cleverer. With no disrespect to Jon.
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A bit late, but I read your last post again - more carefully. If I had to pick one keyboard sound on one track, it would be Jon's solo in Highway Star - studiowise. Live it would be Mandrake Root or Wring that Neck - during the early Mk II gigs.
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