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If I give someone my email address can you upload a copy of the promo for me?
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after three hours spent with the new album, i can say this:
rapture of the deep IS what abandon SHOULD HAVE BEEN
a great hard rock album
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quote:

Bobeset wrote:

after three hours spent with the new album, i can say this:
rapture of the deep IS what abandon SHOULD HAVE BEEN
a great hard rock album



Kind of the same feeling here !! I think it´s a fine and much better album than Abandon (and even Bananas ... Rapture sounds more like a unity and a lot more consistent) but i think Abandon is also a very good album !!

 I would Rate the MK Morse albums like this (and after only a few hours with the album) :

1 - Purpendicular
2 - ROTP
3 - Bananas
4 - Abandon

these 4 albums are also the best of all reunion albums emoticon

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Just listened to this album 3 times now and my opinion is it's Bananas with a real keyboard player. Most of the songs have that old hammond purple sound up front in the mix which i love. Steve Morse does just enough when he does take the lead it's not overdone (not many widdly bits).(be warned there are some)

Musically a good album let down sometimes by the vocals Gillan handles the slower the songs of which there are a few well, But that speaking singing thing he has been doing lately on the more up tempo songs is making them all sound the same.

Will still buy the album when released hope the official release still has the same mix keyboards well in the front
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Second best to Purpendicular. Some very interesting lyrics from Gillan. Less Morse, more Airey and soundwise well produced.
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morsemanthat speaking singing thing he has been doing lately on the more up tempo songs is making them all sound the same.



That has crossed to my mind as well.



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I think ROTD is the best DP album Morse era. But not exactly because of him, Don Airey really shines here, I really don't miss Jon. But still miss Ritchie.

My favourites;

Money Talks: Well, I love that "speaking singing thing", it's Gillan's Trade Mark and I will always like it. It's a dark song, I like this kind of tunes.

Wrong Man: Very powerfull, simple and effective riff. Gillan doing great things with his voice, sounds fresh and he dont's seems he is a 60 years old singer.

Rapture of the Deep: Magnifique!! This "rainbowish" arabic song is something never heard before on purple's discography. I rate it 10!!

Back to Back: Don's moog solo is outstanding!!

Before Time Begin: Masterpìce!!!

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quote:

Ian Domic wrote:

I think ROTD is the best DP album Morse era. But not exactly because of him, Don Airey really shines here, I really don't miss Jon. But still miss Ritchie.

My favourites;

Money Talks: Well, I love that "speaking singing thing", it's Gillan's Trade Mark and I will always like it. It's a dark song, I like this kind of tunes.

Wrong Man: Very powerfull, simple and effective riff. Gillan doing great things with his voice, sounds fresh and he dont's seems he is a 60 years old singer.

Rapture of the Deep: Magnifique!! This "rainbowish" arabic song is something never heard before on purple's discography. I rate it 10!!

Back to Back: Don's moog solo is outstanding!!

Before Time Begin: Masterpìce!!!



Fine, I can only add that I dig the chorus of Don´t Let Go and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye is another top favourite I hope will become a live favourite.
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love 'em:
Rapture Of The Deep
Clearly Quite Absurd
Back To Back
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
MTV
Before Time Began

like 'em:
Don't Let Go
Girls Like That
Junkyard Blues

don't really care about (but still like):
Money Talks
Wrong Man

hate:
none

overall, really good album emoticon
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I have listened to the whole album, including MTV several times.

I feel it is better than Bananas, better than Abandon, better than Purpendicular better than The House of Blue Light, and as good as Perfect Strangers

I would even say it can be compared to some of the stuff the band recorded before 1984.

This does not mean however, that it will revolutionize today rock scene or that it will be regarded as a milestone record. No. Simply because Deep Purple play classic rock 'n roll and today if you want to be on top you have to be trendy. But as we need good classic jazz, good classical music, or blues, we also need rock' roll.

And Rapture of the Deep brings a lot of damn good rock n' roll.

Why I think it is so good?

1) It is very well produced. The record has this live feel to it. The band plays spontaneously, it seems, it really reminds me of Perfect Strangers record in this respect. It has more organ sound which I missed on Abandon and Purpendicular.

2) No fillers and plenty of memorable songs. I love 9 out of 11 songs, I like the other two. Of course not all of them are so immediate as the title track or Clearly Quite Absurd, but if you give them a chance they will grow on you - even songs like
Don't Let Go ( what a great organ solo - it reminds me of Jon solos from the 70's - in terms of the sound)

3) great stuff from Morse and Airey. I have never before heard so many good duels, and solos. Especially organ solos (I'm talking about Morse era now)

As I said there are many gems on this album though they are not so obvious from the start on

The obious ones are of course:
 
1) Rapture of the Deep - a great song. full stop.
2) Clearly Quite Absurd - oh what a fantastic ballad they have produced!! Damn, I had tears in my eyes when I listen to it. It is not only about the melody, it is also about the Airey - Morse stuff towards the end of the song.
3) Before Time Began - simply unbelieveable. And so surprising. This is progressive hard rock. Shame they would never (never say neveremoticon) record the whole album in this vein
4) Junkyard Blues - just listen to the solos. Breathtaking
5) Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye - great rocker, great stuff from Ian Paice
6) MTV - fantastic singing by Gillan, fanatstic lyrics, and very good solos
7) Back to Back - great swinging chorus and what a surprising solo from Don!

I will not review the rest of the songs though all of them are really good.

Great album by the great band.

Congratulations guys. At last!!!
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