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I think a band referring to it's own name in an album title after close to four decades of existance is a sign of having very few ideas or just bad taste...
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My guess is they are using the title "Rapture of the Deep", because it is a diving term and some of them are keen divers. It is a term used to describe "nitrogen narcolepsy". I think IG describes his first experience of "narcking out" somewhere.

Here is a medical definition I've found, which I hope explains this angle.

nitrogen narcosis
n.
1. Narcosis produced by nitrogenous materials such as those occurring in certain forms of uremia and hepatic coma.

2. A stuporous condition variously characterized by disorientation, euphoria, and loss of judgment and skill, attributed to nitrogen entering the blood during breathing of normal air at increased pressure, as occurs with deep-sea divers.

Also called rapture of the deep.

When you come back up, your body has to re-adapt and if it goes wrong, that's when you get "The Bends". Nasty! And the obvious follow up title!!

Mind you, knowing them there are probably plenty more meanings. Like it obviously includes "Deep" in the name. But I would strongly plump for the diving theme.

I've already spotted one in the first part of the definition: hepatic coma, but that probably is getting too "Deep"!!

Here is the reference:

http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/nitrogen%20narcosis


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Mmmmm I recall something about Ian being eager to dive into deep and some of his friends going totally horrified at the thought, after looking at the many empty bottles lying on the deck.

I still like the title. It's much better than Avocados. Sorry, Bananas.
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Mmmmm I recall something about Ian being eager to dive into deep and some of his friends going totally horrified at the thought, after looking at the many empty bottles lying on the deck.




Therefore, you can understand why I hinted at "hepatic coma" in my previous post?

You've hit the connection bang on, 100%.

Hepatic simply means "liver".

If you drink heavily you get chronic liver problems.
Usually you develop cirrhosis.
If this condition gets too bad you die.
When you die from cirrhosis or similar conditions you end up in a hepatic coma.

Another form of "rapture of the deep", which usually leads on into the "Ultimate" "rapture of the deep"i.e. you die.

That's another very "Deep" slant on this album title.

- What I/we fear the most?
- The way I/we are most likely to die?

There is a lot going on here.
This is why I think it is actually an incredibly clever title.
And no doubt, they're streets ahead of us when it comes to what it means.

It gets better the more I think about it.

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I think a band referring to it's own name in an album title after close to four decades of existance is a sign of having very few ideas or just bad taste...



I really can´t see why !! the title means a lot of stuff, including that diving stuff people are mentioning, so it´s funny that it has the word "Deep" on it ! Anyway i don´t see what´s wrong about using part of a bands name on a album title after no matter how much time in existence ! No attack intended here Rezi, i always enjoy your posts, but i think it´s a bit unfair to start attacking the band just because of the album title ! I think that no matter what title they came up with there would always be critisism ... Deep Purple fans are the hardest ones to please ! emoticon

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quote:

Rezi wrote:

I think a band referring to it's own name in an album title after close to four decades of existance is a sign of having very few ideas or just bad taste...



I really can´t see why !! the title means a lot of stuff, including that diving stuff people are mentioning, so it´s funny that it has the word "Deep" on it ! Anyway i don´t see what´s wrong about using part of a bands name on a album title after no matter how much time in existence ! No attack intended here Rezi, i always enjoy your posts, but i think it´s a bit unfair to start attacking the band just because of the album title ! I think that no matter what title they came up with there would always be critisism ... Deep Purple fans are the hardest ones to please ! emoticon

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People always find stuff to be over-critical.

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It's okay Johnny, I'm moody because of my periods.
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 Yeah..the title is just fine with me. Sure beats anything associated with any of the four major food groups.

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I wiggle in my chair"- excerpt from the book 'Things a Grown Man Should Never Say'.
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Just my opinion, but I think Rapture of the Deep is their best album title since The Battle Rages On. And I hope that they do a 13 minute instrumental. In their early days they were know for their instrumentals. I just hope that Ian Gillan puts more into this one. He sounded terrific on the Bananas tour, and was thoroughly underused on Bananas. He sounds even better now than he did last year( just saw them 2 nights ago). I hope that he just goes to town on this one. I'm looking very forward to it.
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I think a band referring to it's own name in an album title after close to four decades of existance is a sign of having very few ideas or just bad taste...



Like PURPendicular? Shades of Deep Purple? Deep Purple In Rock? Come Taste THE BAND?
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