Purpendicular

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All Music Guide - Glen Miller
Twenty-eight years after the band's inception, Deep Purple venture into the most adventurous album of their storied career. With guitar virtuoso Steve Morse, of ex-Dixie Dregs and Kansas fame, replacing the legendary Ritchie Blackmore his second departure from the band, fans get the breadth of Morse's influences. The scope of the music goes into uncharted beats like the finger-snapping "Hey Ciso" and "Rosa's Cantina," and the acoustic-flavored Scottish highlander feel of "The Aviator." "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" is one of their best songs in years, beginning with a soft acoustic intro before being rocked up to the turbo-charged chorus full of lyrical wit. "A Touch ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Glen Miller
Twenty-eight years after the band's inception, Deep Purple venture into the most adventurous album of their storied career. With guitar virtuoso Steve Morse, of ex-Dixie Dregs and Kansas fame, replacing the legendary Ritchie Blackmore his second departure from the band, fans get the breadth of Morse's influences. The scope of the music goes into uncharted beats like the finger-snapping "Hey Ciso" and "Rosa's Cantina," and the acoustic-flavored Scottish highlander feel of "The Aviator." "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" is one of their best songs in years, beginning with a soft acoustic intro before being rocked up to the turbo-charged chorus full of lyrical wit. "A Touch Away" introduces fans to the band's first true ballad, a lovely piece of acoustic summertime fare.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/1996
  • Label: Rca Victor Europe
  • UPC: 743213380223
  • Catalog Number: 133802
  • Sales rank: 41,324

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deep Purple Primary Artist
Ian Gillan Group Member
Steve Morse Group Member
Roger Glover Group Member
Jon Lord Group Member
Ian Paice Group Member
Technical Credits
Deep Purple Composer, Producer
Ian Gillan Composer
Steve Morse Composer
Roger Glover Composer
Jon Lord Composer
Keith Andrews Engineer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Ian Paice Composer
Darrin Schneider Engineer
Adam Barber Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Deep Purple is alive and still great.

    Anyone who may think Deep Purple has faded away, has not heard this album. Enough said!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Greatest Album in Years

    This album was a critical one for Purple. If this flopped, so would the band. They released a great album though, with mezmorising songs and ballads. The best guitar is played in "A Touch Away", and Glover shows off his bass in "Vavoom: Ted the Machine". Gillian is perfect on vocals and sounds happier than ever. Great album.

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