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It's the first Purple album that lost my attention and interest after just a few weeks. I became a fan in 1984 and even s & M remained on my record player for sevral months. I'm glad that is over now, but Rapture is no exiting album to these ears. And, yes, poor sound quality does not help either..

Perfect Strangers still gets its weekly spin... emoticon Can't be beaten!

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Try playing the battle rages on after it and you might find they do not need TMIB and have not for the last 13 years . Other fans on the forum have said that ROTD has grown on them , others loved it instantly and others just hate it , so if nothing else it has generated some good debate and so far has inspired the guys into some good live shows . I'm playing it as I type and I still really like it.



Yes, and some of us actually like The Battle Rages On... I say bring on DP MkIII or Rainbow - either Bonnet or Dio era...



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My main problem with ROTD is the production, it does make everything sound a bit washed out. The thing is I can't work out why! Michael Bradford did a great job on Bananas IMO. I think that's the best produced DP album not done my Martin Birch. So I can't work out why it went badly this time.

Having seen them play a lot of the songs live I now think the songs are actually pretty darn good, it's actually serious production problems.

Having said that though I still don't think the songs are as strong as the tracks on Bananas or Purpendicular.

All in all it's a great album (slightly below the standard of its predecessor), masked by bad production.
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I'm in the I love ROTD camp. One of the best reunion LPs along with PS and Purpendicular. SOunds quite modern to my ears...yet keeps with the classic sound.
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In 20 years of Deep Purple, RotD is the best surprise I got after Purpendicular. HoBL was quite good. M&S well... Let's move on. TBRO a real disappointment. Purpendicular was a renaissance. I didn't like Abandon. Bananas was interesting. RotD is the maturity of MkVII(I)
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Yeh it's good to hear some positive comments about ROTD which I think is slicker than the other Morse era releases and is very easy on my ears.
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Having played it ten times or so, along with other Morris era stuff, I didn't know quite what to make of it...until I dusted off Slaves and Masters for the first time in two years. What a shock! Conclusions - Pacey is the man, incredible drumming on S&M especially compared to his metronoming on ROTD; Turner lacks Gillan's power, but at least Joe Lynn can sing - Gillan's voice,as exhibited by its narrow expression on ROTD, I'd say is shot; Ritchie overwhelms, the guy sings in all moods THROUGH his guitar; Morris, a great technician, is just not in the same league - his ROTD efforts display speed and precision but little feel.
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Add me to the ROTD fan club. 2nd only to the excellent PS and Purpendicular (tied for best since the reunion).
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Morris...? Perhaps you mean Gillan solo material.... emoticon
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Morris...? Perhaps you mean Gillan solo material.... emoticon



Well IG did make the same mistake at the Albert Hall gig in '99! As for my opinion on ROTD? Well I like it, probably my favourite Purple product since "Purpendicular"

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