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Looking back over the last dozen years, I think Purple were lucky to get Steve.
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5) what do you think should have been done better with Rapture?



Before Time Began could have been a minute or two longer. Or ten minutes longer, I wouldn't mind really.

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It would be a sublime thought, to have a concept album side, consisting of that song, extended...
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Wow - Me thinks we takes this far too serious. Deep Purple is a band and for the first time in a long time has been a very cohesive unit. I don't think I have to remind anyone that Deep Purple, the band, was coming to a crashing and embarrassing end with the likes of JT and Slaves and Masters and the pettiness of Gillan returning on the forgettable The Battle Rages On. In the the words of Gillan they were truly a Living Wreck.

With the arrival of Purpendicular they had a fresh and stunning album. In the day of excessive running time of cds it is one of the few albums I think is extremely strong from start to end. A brilliant album. Abandon was a mix listen for me, but Bananas is a good effort only to realize that they could take it to another level with ROTD which to me is and always will be one of my favorite DP albums along with Purp.

The biggest difference with the Morse phase of DP is the songwriting. They are consistently writing better songs than previous incarnations. Morse has brought more melody and styles to the table. His guitar work is extremely enjoyable and unlike RB he's there for every song. A big difference on the studio albums is Morse's rhythm playing - great chunky chords can be heard.

Wrong Man - you need to get some antidepressants. DP is a band. It's not Steve Morse's band. The guitar is just one part of the band. It is a vehicle for him to participate in a different way to express himself, a way he cannot do with his solo efforts. As a solo artist - it's ALL guitar and you are right his song structure and playing is more varied because he can do whatever he damn pleases. That is why many artists release solo efforts in order to get out of the restrictions placed upon them by the structure of the band. At the same time, the band provides a very different and fun outlet for Morse and I have to disagree that he only gives 50 % - I think you meant to say that Morse may show only 50% of what he is capable, but I also disagree with that. Morse is a great guitarist who fits in with Purple PURFECTLY. RB was never in my mind a classic 'hard rock' guitarist'which helped make DP very unique. Uli Roth's name is thrown around here - he would be awful for DP - he as that whiny metal edge- he is terrible in Gillan's Inn.

In short, ROTD is a killer album and a very interesting and varied one that ranks right there with Purpendicular, In Rock, and Machine Head.
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the forgettable The Battle Rages On

With the arrival of Purpendicular they had a fresh and stunning album.



I agree, Purpendicular was indeed a new beginning, and very fresh. But the two albums that followed it were nowhere near the highlights of TBRO.

I'm glad they made a comeback with ROTD!
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...don't you mean 'highlight' if there is more than one, on that 3rd from the worst Purple album ever, then please tell me... Ramshackle Man is nice... the title track isn't bad, but nothing to rave about, it has a track or two more, that give or take a fan or two, could be a number of any of the rest of them, for me, it would be Time To Kill, strictly for Gillan and Lords performances, considering it has one of Ricthies all time cheesiest riffs.
Nasty Piece Of Work, okay, it has a moment or two, but otherwise, you add the sorry excuse for a production, and tell me whats left?
(the worst produced album of theirs, by far and wide, and for me, their 3rd worst album overall)

In case you think I forgot about the magic "Anya" I didn't, I just count it as the only highlight, and it really ends after the intro if you ask me... TBRO, amounts to that acoustic intro for me, which blows away any acoustic bit I've heard him do since, but anyone needs more than that... surely.
Perhaps it's because it just didn't deliver, and prompted an embarkment that was unexpected, and maybe I blame that for it, afterall, the transition was negatively anticipating, so it must just be me, but TBRO doesn't receive enough criticism here imo.
(I don't care for it)
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...but TBRO doesn't receive enough criticism here imo.
(I don't care for it)







 And I, on the other hand, think "The Battle Rages On" receives more than enough critcism here, a lot of it not wholly justified - in my non-humble opinion, of course of course.
 The one criticism that's been levied at the album that I did & do agree with is in regards to the production, and by that I mean the sound quality. It definitely could've - and should've - been much better.
 My feeling is that "TBRO" might've suffered from - and to a great extent still does suffer from, up to this very day - what I like to call the "Who Do We Think We Are?" syndrome, as put upon it by a lot of people.

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Alot of fault lies in the production simply because when you have a mess, you employ such a man as Thom Pununzio to sort it out, at someones suggestion, maybe that someone was full of bad advice on how to sort out the mess, hell they even brought in a songwriter before Turner left... their biggest problem was trying to suit Turner, and thats a fact... Gillan can save any piece of rock music they make imo, and has always had that ability, but I never once got a feeling from that album, that it was the start of any future success for them, it felt like the end, from the first listen.

You take the tracks, and seperate them, I'd say there is only two or three clunkers, so you're right about the main ingredients, it had massive potential, all the recording needs, is evidence of a bass player, the high end register, is off the scale.

Decent songs, terrible engineering, nice cover.
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Can't they bring back Martin Birch for the next one? Or Rick Rubin?

Let's move [sign in to see URL] is a good album, but not magnificient... emoticon

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There are three albums before Morse joined, that I'd say the same about. emoticon
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