Come Taste the Band

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Ritchie Blackmore departed Deep Purple in the mid-'70s and formed Rainbow which featured Ronnie James Dio, his replacement was Tommy Bolin. To be sure, Blackmore was a darn tough act to follow, but Bolin proved himself to be a fine guitarist in his own right on Come Taste the Band, his first album with Deep Purple. But unfortunately, Bolin didn't have exceptional material to work with -- decent and likable, but hardly exceptional. While sweaty yet melodic cuts like "Dealer," "Lady Luck," and "You Keep on Moving" are far from bad, nothing here is in a class with "Smoke on the Water" or "Highway Star." Deep Purple's more hardcore devotees will want this album, though ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
When Ritchie Blackmore departed Deep Purple in the mid-'70s and formed Rainbow which featured Ronnie James Dio, his replacement was Tommy Bolin. To be sure, Blackmore was a darn tough act to follow, but Bolin proved himself to be a fine guitarist in his own right on Come Taste the Band, his first album with Deep Purple. But unfortunately, Bolin didn't have exceptional material to work with -- decent and likable, but hardly exceptional. While sweaty yet melodic cuts like "Dealer," "Lady Luck," and "You Keep on Moving" are far from bad, nothing here is in a class with "Smoke on the Water" or "Highway Star." Deep Purple's more hardcore devotees will want this album, though it's far from the best representation of their '70s work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/1998
  • Label: Emi Europe Generic
  • UPC: 077779403226
  • Catalog Number: 794032

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Comin' Home (3:55)
  2. 2 Lady Luck (2:48)
  3. 3 Gettin' Tighter (3:37)
  4. 4 Dealer (3:50)
  5. 5 I Need Love (4:23)
  6. 6 Drifter (4:02)
  7. 7 Love Child (3:08)
  8. 8 This Time Around/Owed to 'G' (6:10)
  9. 9 You Keep on Moving (5:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deep Purple Primary Artist
Tommy Bolin Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Glenn Hughes Bass, Vocals
Jon Lord Organ, Keyboards
David Coverdale Vocals
Ian Paice Drums
Technical Credits
Tommy Bolin Composer
Deep Purple Producer
Glenn Hughes Composer
Martin Birch Producer, Engineer
David Coverdale Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    "Is that B.B. on stage with Lucille?"

    Many times in sports a veteran player who's been just "going through the motions" finds himself getting traded to a different team. Often times that veteran will produce a career-high season with his new team, sending all the "nay-sayers" to the corner to proudly wear their dunce cap. I feel this was the case with Deep Purple & Tommy Bolin. Tommy needed a larger stage to show his goods. Ritchie Blackmore needed a fresh new playground to graze in. Exit Ritchie to life over the Rainbow. Enter Tommy Bolin. I'm convinced the guys in the band already dug his stuff & style because they gave him the invitation to join. I bet Ian, Jon, David & Glenn were energized with Tommy's presence. They got excited all over again! It's evident in the music on this lp. The guitar is funky & solid. The vocals & harmonies are rock solid! Too bad there weren't 3-4 more tunes on this collection. But we have what they gave us. People, remember one thing: this isn't "Machine Head" or "Who Do We Think We Are?" Ritchie Blackmore is not in this line-up. This is Deep Purple with Tommy Bolin on guitar. And that in itself sounds very interesting don't you think? C'mon,"Come Taste The Band".

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