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KillerBananas wrote:

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Blackmore on wrote:

KB... I'm amazed.. emoticon





 emoticon As I have said: There are good ideas all over the album, but for me there are much lacking when it comes to the production side of things and the energylevel.



I think we agree 100% on this album! A lot of good sparks, as always with DP, but all the energy is gone and the production is a mystery. It also kills CQA to me.. Steve's guitar sound is just all flat, dead and impossible to like. Distortion...Well nuff said beforeIMHO! emoticon
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 Perhaps all you geniuses who have 20-30 years recording experience should tell; or better yet produce the next dp album. Get over it. Fact is DP makes a great album while has-been Blackmore continues to make the same dull and uninteresting music. Yeah I’m so psyched to hear Old Mill Inn!! NOT
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 Perhaps all you geniuses who have 20-30 years recording experience should tell; or better yet produce the next dp album. Get over it. Fact is DP makes a great album while has-been Blackmore continues to make the same dull and uninteresting music. Yeah I’m so psyched to hear Old Mill Inn!! NOT



Purple makes an..ok album - shadow of the past. Blackmore continues with his elevator music, yes emoticon
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   Fact is DP makes a great album



Wow....you have a good memory. emoticon
Its been a long time since they made a truely 'Great' album.
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I've been listening to, playing music since 1970 and needless to say music has become a big part of my life as well as everybody out there. As we grow and get older and mature(?) (probably change is a better word), our preferences and tolerances also change. In my teenage years it had to be hard and most of the time fast. I used to skip over those slow blues songs! For whatever reason, many of those bands had an impact on me and stayed with me to these present days (Deep Purple, Queen, Nazareth, J Geils, Cactus, Montrose to name a few) and I follow what they do as a band and as solo artists. Other bands (Black Sabbath, Led Zep, the Who, J Tull, Pink Floyd) faded after their first few albums.

Today's Deep Purple is an amazing band, particularly when you put it in a time perspective and compare it to what the stars of yesterday are doing today. I'm not ashamed or afraid to state that I enjoy the new albums (Purpendicular, Bananas, Rapture..) more than the classic albums of the 70s. Some of it may have to do with the "newnness" of it, but that wasn't the case with Perfect Strangers and House of Blue Light which while at the time were new, but ultimately gathered alot of dust. My preference no doubt has to do with the age factor and my changed tolerances, but on the other spectrum I have listened to alot of different music and have quite an eclectic collection as I'm sure many of you have. Deep Purple of today fits very well in my ears. I think the songs are better and they write/arrange a little more sophisticated perhaps than they have done in the past. Steve Morse has had a very positive influence on this band and my only regret(?) is that some of you don't enjoy their music as much as some of us do which I'm sure you guys could give 2 shites about. I honestly think that RB in DP is over and any reunion or album may have a spark or 2, but his sound and vision of the band would no longer keep ME intrigued. This band does. This is not meant to be a slight on RB - his sound in DP has passed me by and maybe that is my problem. (What I really want from RB is an instrumental album displaying his sweet touch and sound and some neo-classical compositions).

Morse continues to please as a guitarist and an artist. I think the sound is great and I think the songs are interesting most of the time. He may play the scale or repeat a bridge, but I like it most of the time and his solos fit the songs very well. I make no comparison with RBs solos - different time, place and song. (I personally think Brian May is the master of master of solos).

In short, I now listen to the blues and skip over the occasional hard and fast song. I think this phase of Deep Purple is a shining moment in their resume and intriguing history. I don't find them an embarrassment - if anything I lend their albums out with great confidence and have yet to have any negative feedback. People are always amazed. They defy categorization which keeps them always interesting. Now, if they can only tweak their live show....



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Since I like to read...that was worthy of my time. emoticon
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 Perhaps all you geniuses who have 20-30 years recording experience should tell; or better yet produce the next dp album. Get over it. Fact is DP makes a great album while has-been Blackmore continues to make the same dull and uninteresting music. Yeah I’m so psyched to hear Old Mill Inn!! NOT



Nope! I couldn't do that since I'm not a producer and don't know anything about what to do with all the knobs! But my ears are working just fine so I can in fact hear when a production s.u.c.k.s., like the production on ROTD does!

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I came across six new copies of ROTD that were marked down from $13.99 to $5.99 a couple days after release. So I don't think it had to do with not selling, but just under the radar. Anyway, I bought them all. I've given them away as holiday gifts to my "musical" friends and they've either liked it or loved it.
One guy (a drummer) really liked the demo like vibe of the album. He thought it sounded like a small room recording. A very refreshing production in his opinion. I agree.

It also seems CQA is the biggest hit! emoticon
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My take on the production is that I think Bradford left out a component somewhere,I'll find out more than likely exactly what it is,using pro tools and or Q-base,then I'll either stop complaining about it,or reveal what I think he missed.
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I've been listening to, playing music since 1970 and needless to say music has become a big part of my life as well as everybody out there. As we grow and get older and mature(?) (probably change is a better word), our preferences and tolerances also change. In my teenage years it had to be hard and most of the time fast. I used to skip over those slow blues songs! For whatever reason, many of those bands had an impact on me and stayed with me to these present days (Deep Purple, Queen, Nazareth, J Geils, Cactus, Montrose to name a few) and I follow what they do as a band and as solo artists. Other bands (Black Sabbath, Led Zep, the Who, J Tull, Pink Floyd) faded after their first few albums.

Today's Deep Purple is an amazing band, particularly when you put it in a time perspective and compare it to what the stars of yesterday are doing today. I'm not ashamed or afraid to state that I enjoy the new albums (Purpendicular, Bananas, Rapture..) more than the classic albums of the 70s. Some of it may have to do with the "newnness" of it, but that wasn't the case with Perfect Strangers and House of Blue Light which while at the time were new, but ultimately gathered alot of dust. My preference no doubt has to do with the age factor and my changed tolerances, but on the other spectrum I have listened to alot of different music and have quite an eclectic collection as I'm sure many of you have. Deep Purple of today fits very well in my ears. I think the songs are better and they write/arrange a little more sophisticated perhaps than they have done in the past. Steve Morse has had a very positive influence on this band and my only regret(?) is that some of you don't enjoy their music as much as some of us do which I'm sure you guys could give 2 ****es about. I honestly think that RB in DP is over and any reunion or album may have a spark or 2, but his sound and vision of the band would no longer keep ME intrigued. This band does. This is not meant to be a slight on RB - his sound in DP has passed me by and maybe that is my problem. (What I really want from RB is an instrumental album displaying his sweet touch and sound and some neo-classical compositions).

Morse continues to please as a guitarist and an artist. I think the sound is great and I think the songs are interesting most of the time. He may play the scale or repeat a bridge, but I like it most of the time and his solos fit the songs very well. I make no comparison with RBs solos - different time, place and song. (I personally think Brian May is the master of master of solos).

In short, I now listen to the blues and skip over the occasional hard and fast song. I think this phase of Deep Purple is a shining moment in their resume and intriguing history. I don't find them an embarrassment - if anything I lend their albums out with great confidence and have yet to have any negative feedback. People are always amazed. They defy categorization which keeps them always interesting. Now, if they can only tweak their live show....



Nice post Fireball! My tastes have changed over the years too. I used to love DIO era Rainbow. While I still love the music, lyrically it's just silly to me now. DP has changed. After Perfect Strangers they were stuck in a serious rut...you wouldn't want to listen to a group that wrote Hard Lovin Man (great song)....than Hard Lovin Woman (poor song)...what would another Blackers reunion yield... Hard Lovin Damsel??

I like your idea of what Blackers ought to do...I think he's mined the 15th century for everything he can....(he hit on everything on the first LP)

I also think DP now makes interesting music. I have a friend who laughs at me for liking DP so much....then I gave him a copy of ROTD...he was really impressed and asked for more recent stuff to borrow.

It's not a question of quality...it's a question of no promotion or radio air play...at least in the states.
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