Deep Purple are one of the most influential British rock bands of all time. With 120 million albums sold worldwide, they are one of the most loved British bands of all time.
Recently inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, they have inspired and shaped the taste of generation of hard rock musicians and fans with milestone albums like “In Rock” or “Machine Head” which are essential chapters in rock music history. Their live album “Made in Japan” is often referred as one of the best (if not “the best” live album of all times.)
“NOW What?!”, released in 2013, brought Deep Purple back to the top of the charts worldwide. The tour that followed sold over a million tickets worldwide.
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paiceare the three members from the current line-up who have been part of the band since it’s “Mark II” version, the one that is considered the “absolute classic”.
The current line-up of the band is completed by Don Airey (about to release his 4th album with the band, who has played with many rock legends including Rainbow, Whitesnake, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest Collosseum II and many others) and Steve Morse (who has been in the band for over 20 years, releasing 6 studio albums with them).
The first single ‘All I Got is absolutely one of the big highlights here, a track that manages to capture the old well known DP style without sounding out of date.
it has a nice pace and great vocals as well.
‘Time For Bedlam’ immediately takes you into typical ‘Purple’ shores, its all there the great hammond style keyboards to the fantastic guitar hooks and breaks along the way.
‘Hip Boots’ which follows is a straight bluesy rocker with again a distinctive Hammond sound giving Airey and Morse enough space to show their telents,
'The Surprising' Is another big highlight, loving the story about hat song, Listen to the impressive progressive breaks and hooks, This is Classic Purple. Gillian is spot on here.
With these kind of songs they were an inspirations years ago for band like Dream Theater, Shadow Gallery and many many more.
Sadly the albums is closed with a Doors cover ‘Roadhouse Blues’ was my first thought when starting to listening to it.
But in this case not bad at all, a true classic band honoring another classic band and song in a fantastic way..
I can only say one bed thing about the album.
It's short lenght.