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Dominant 7th #9

Registered: 10-2003
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"River Deep, Mountain High" Question


Toward the end of that tune, when it's Ritchie's turn to solo, that solo has never sounded right to me.

I think Ritchie Blackmore is a stunning guitarist and usually has his finger on the pulse of where to take a solo, but that I time, I sense he was off a bit.

Can anyone else tell me, is it my imagination or was he not even selecting notes that made sense in the key they were playing it in? He repeats one particular note a good 7 or 8 times before going to his turnaround, and it just didn't seem to fit the scale at all to me.

Was I just missing the point of what he was trying to do, or was he off on the song?

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Re: "River Deep, Mountain High" Question


To my ears he was definitely off, but perhaps on purpose?
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Registered: 09-2003
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Re: "River Deep, Mountain High" Question


 My feeling is that Blackmore may not have wanted to record the song at all, so he might not have given all he could've to it. Just my feeling - that's all.
 As for the whole 'DP doing "covers" of other artist's material - I usually loved MkI's 'covers'. I used to really like "RD,MH" but I have to admit I appreciate it less and less as the years go by. I think - in retrospect, of course - that "RD,MH" would've been better as a 'b' side to a single and some things like "Playground" or "Oh No No No" would've been better on "TBoT"... or even (drool!) the long lost attempts at "Lay Lady Lay" or "Glory Road" (I know, they weren't attempted 'til a couple of months after "TBoT" was recorded + completed, but I can dream, can't I? emoticon ).

Last edited by MrEd45, 28/3/2005, 20:32


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