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In a world that is constantly changing and where trends and fashions are unforeseeable, Deep Purple are among the few reliable constant factors of music history. For more than 30 years now, they have enriched the spirit of rock music regularly with new albums, fascinating tours, and projects causing quite a stir. Five years after their latest studio album Abandon and three years after the ... Read more in Amazon's Deep Purple Store

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (26 Sept. 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Bmg/Sanctuary Records Group
  • ASIN: B000001Y9J
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

1. Ted the Mechanic
2. Loosen My Strings
3. Soon Forgotten
4. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
5. Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover
6. Aviator
7. Rosa's Cantina
8. Castle Full of Rascals
9. Touch Away
10. Hey Cisco
11. Somebody Stole My Guitar
12. Purpendicular Waltz

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Sept. 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's high time people out there stopped comparing this album to previous DP offerings. The band moved on a long time ago and this album should be judged on its own merits - it is superb. Ted is a lesson to all the newer rock bands out there, as is Rosa's Canteen. And how about Aviator? Hey Cisco really proves what this band is about. The whole album shows what real talent can do for the music world - Jon Lord is the supreme keyboard master; Ian Gillan uses his voice more than efficiently as an additional instrument; Roger Glover proves just how musical and diverse a bass can be; Ian Paice is a master of drums and Steve Morse plays the keenest guitar around. And hey - it must be good - Ted and Cisco have found their way into the regular live playlist.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album is the best since Purple reformed in 1984. The diversity of the songs and the playing, is magnificent.
Interestingly the songs appear more complete and perhaps this has something to do with the new found harmony in the band. It was obvious that Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan were poles apart. So the introduction of guitar maestro Steve Morse as replacement for the then recently departed Ritchie (who subsequently would launch Blackmore's Night), was a masterstroke.
Steve's playing is sensational. "Sometimes I feel like screaming" is superb and is Purple at the magnificent best.
Seeing this new line-up of Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice-Morse live, it was clear that there was more camaraderie and more togetherness.
This is a must but album.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 21 July 2001
Format: Audio CD
Steve Morse's contribution was sensational.Ian Gillan continues to add vocal diversity and the rest of the band give it their all too.The track 'Somebody stole my guitar'made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.I recommend this C.D to all Deep Purple admirers and to those who want a rewarding Musical experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Stalker VINE VOICE on 23 Mar. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Perpendicular
DP Mk2 went out on a high for me with The Battle Rages On and the last time the band had to replace Blackmore it fell apart very quickly. The band must have felt very confident with Steve Morse to launch Perpendicular with the crunching, totally guitar driven 'Ted the Mechanic'. It's a cracking introduction to the new band and it's cleverly tempered next by the haunting 'Loosen my Strings' which enables the band to demonstrate they are very much a cooperative with everyone contributing beautifully. The highs on Perpendicular are massive and there is certainly a superb 45 minute album contained within it with just a couple of duds in the rather routine 'Cascades' and the absolute stinker that is 'Soon Forgotten'. Overall though this was certainly a bold statement of intent and new direction for the band.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 15 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
This album is the best since Purple reformed in 1984. The diversity of the songs and the playing, is magnificent.
Interestingly the songs appear more complete and perhaps this has something to do with the new found harmony in the band. It was obvious that Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Gillan were poles apart. So the introduction of guitar maestro Steve Morse as replacement for the then recently departed Ritchie (who subsequently would launch Blackmore's Night), was a masterstroke.
Steve's playing is sensational. "Sometimes I feel like screaming" is superb and is Purple at the magnificent best.
Seeing this new line-up of Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice-Morse live, it was clear that there was more camaraderie and more togetherness.
This is a must buy album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By coolbear on 31 July 2013
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Extremely good Sound quality. Crisp and l is the best in soundseethrough performance. Proves that a new 180 grams Vinyl is the ultimate sound experience.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Oct. 2000
Format: Audio CD
After the lacklustre efforts from Ritchie Blackmore on 'The Battle Rages On', Steve Morses Guitar playing is a welcome alteration to Deep Purples sound. Lets face it you can't have Deep Purple without Gillan, and Gillan is on form on this Album. All the songs are great with the exception of Rosa's Cantina, especially 'Sometimes I feel Like Screaming'. No longer do Purple fans have to put up with Blackmore and his Indifference. This is a Classic, I just keep listening to it.
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By Kingcrimsonprog TOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 July 2011
Format: Audio CD
Deep Purple's fifteenth studio album, Purpendicular came out after Ritchie Blackmore quit the band for the last ever time.

Steve Morse joined the band and injected some life and energy into the proceedings, the resulting album was a little more varied, fun and light hearted than the band had been in years, possibly as a reaction to Ritchie Blackmore's reportedly difficult personality, no longer reigning.

It may be off putting to some fans, the silly song titles and lyrics, the non-Purple style music in the midst of the album. If that doesn't stop you, you'll find an enjoyable if eclectic release from a band who are finding a new lease on life, no longer restricted.

Standout tracks include the opener `Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic,' the rocking `Somebody Stole My Guitar,' and `Rosa's Cantina.'

If you like Deep Purple, this album is something you may consider trying. It hasn't the absolute stand out classic feel, but it is a solid record and notable for its variety and both Guitar and Keybaord performances.
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