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Phil On "purpletemple" (Brussels Belgium)

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Blood, Guts And Puss
Blood, Guts And Puss
Price: 13.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A bloody ride!, 5 Oct. 2015
This review is from: Blood, Guts And Puss (Audio CD)
Some 25 years ago I rented this cd, and put it on tape (still have it somewhere). This was my introduction to the Dwarves and their sheer noisy punk! After that I bought some of their other records (Come Clean, ...) but still this one remained my favourite.

Only a few days ago, I jumped in and bought the Lp, because frankly this is some awesome artwork!
And the music remains fast, dirty and thrashy. Not even fifteen minutes long, but what a bloody ride!

Spacewalk - A Salute To Ace Frehley
Spacewalk - A Salute To Ace Frehley
Price: 11.08

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but..., 3 Oct. 2015
Cool songs (of course), good interpretations by some of the best guitarists. Most of the drumming is done by Scott Travis (Judas Priest), but the sound of the drums is flat and buried in the mix. The bass frequencies are also much too present and the whole thing sounds very compressed allowing very few dynamics. Some mixers/ mastering engineers should really check their work on "regular" speakers, not everybody has "pro" material at home! I bet it will sound good and heavy on my Mp3 player though.
A fifty fifty affair...Too bad cause Ace Frehley crafted some really great tunes and inspired legions of awesome musicians!

The Albums Collection
The Albums Collection
Price: 17.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 classic albums + some rarities., 1 Oct. 2015
This review is from: The Albums Collection (Audio CD)
Even though-and as previously reviewed on these pages-this is far from being a complete affair, it seems completely unfair to give this box only 2 stars. This box features the "Gillan" albums as they were released back then on Lp + an album of Rarities, and those albums are killer albums! "Future Shock", "Glory Road" and "Mr Universe" are classic hard rock albums with stunning tunes, great playing and amazing vocals. Some of the best tunes Ian Gillan has recorded outside of Deep Purple.

So, yes, it is incomplete (in terms of bonus tracks), but to be honest some of those bonus (like the bonus tracks from "Magic") are quite forgettable (I listened to this album today, and was frankly annoyed by those bonuses...).
The only extra tracks that I would recommend are from the "Future Shock" sessions.

Anyway, 5 fabulous albums, a cd of rarities, this is definitly worth getting!

From The Setting Sun...(In Wacken)
From The Setting Sun...(In Wacken)
Price: 12.99

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From the best Live band ever..., 1 Sept. 2015
This gets a five stars from me because it's an amazing performance from the Deep Purple current line-up. The set list-which features both old classics and new songs-is energized by the kick of playing for a huge "heavy metal" crowd, clearly a challenge for Deep Purple, who are used to play in front of their own audience. The set list is definitly on the "heavier" side too: the opening trio of "Highway Star", "Into the Fire" and "Hard Lovin Man" is a kick-ass opening.
Ian Gillan is in real fine form, and the main soloists (Morse and Airey) are really inspired during the whole show.
Stellar versions of new songs "Hell to Pay", "Vincent Price", "Above & Beyond" and other post-reunion now-classics.
Uli Jon Roth (ex-Scorpions) comes jammin on "Smoke on the Water" before the band finishes the show with the now classic ending of "Hush" and "Black night" slightly shortened for the timming of the festival.
Deep purple remains a true driving force and an exceptional Live band, and here's a proof of it!

Of Once and Future Kings ...LIve
Of Once and Future Kings ...LIve
Offered by jim-exselecky
Price: 8.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good performance with a decent sound, 25 Aug. 2015
Good performance with a decent sound, probably taken from an old tape, wabbly at the beginning but gets better after a couple of songs. All instruments can be heard even if poorly mixed. I wouldn't recommend it for any new comer to the band, but the PDogs fan will more than likely find satisfaction listening to this Live set presenting songs from both official albums. I had never heard them Live before, and this is the main reason why I got this release. Enjoyable, but don't expect the crisp clear sound of an official pampered release.

Delta Deep
Delta Deep
Price: 10.00

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not very Deep, not very Delta..., 7 Aug. 2015
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This review is from: Delta Deep (Audio CD)
Generic blues lackin any soul. I'm not a huge fan of female blues singer, and was hoping that the male vocalists would be more present. Featuring David Coverdale on one track ( although he only sings one verse and the chorus!). Awful version of Deep Purple's Mistreated, shared vocals featuring Joe Elliott (again total lack of soul-Joe is no blues singer). Big disappointment. A couple of good tracks at the beginning of the album but not much more.

Creative Toys Tip Top Pottery
Creative Toys Tip Top Pottery
Price: 19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It looks nice and we were excited, 21 May 2015
I bought this for my daughter's birthday. It looks nice and we were excited. We watched a 15-20 minute tutorial on youtube and got started. The clay was heavy enough that the wheel (which does not have a lot of power) will not turn once any amount of pressure is put on it. The only thing we were left with was a huge mess to clean up. I wish there was a way to give a negative rating.

The Purple Album
The Purple Album
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: 14.41

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Here's The Purple Album for ya!, 18 May 2015
This review is from: The Purple Album (Audio CD)
The album is awesome, a different take on Purple's brilliant material. It definitely sounds like WS and not like some dP clone.They didn't try to re-create Paice's groove, or the unbeatable Lord and Blackmore soloing, and went for the heavy, guitar-driven Whitesnake formula. It takes some getting used to it for old Purple fans (like me), but in the end it's a win-win situation! From the high octane Burn, Lady Double Dealer, You Fool No one, to lighter tracks like Sail Away, Holy Man and the magnicient Soldier of Fortune, everything fits nicely together, offers new life, new arrangements to the Purple MKIII/IV back catalogue. I must say I was particuleraly blown away by the power and the emotion put in Mistreated, Lady Luck, Burn & YFNO.
I don't think it could have been done better, taking the core of amazing songs and developping them into brand new anthems. It feels natural, it feels right, it feels like it was done with much pleasure. Better than the originals? No, you could never beat those timeless classics, but this new take is certainly well worth it! Well done Mr Coverdale & Co.

Tokyo Dome In Concert
Tokyo Dome In Concert
Offered by MediaMerchants
Price: 11.20

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Live as Hell!, 1 April 2015
This review is from: Tokyo Dome In Concert (Audio CD)
I'm seriously having a blast listening to this album: it's raw, it's muddy,it's frantic, it's exciting, it's Live, Live, LIVE!
The band is absolutely fearless and tight, the energy is captured perfectly and the sound is the one of a rock'n'roll concert! The set list is a killer, not a weak track in sight! Of course nobody and nothing's perfect, and there are many complaints one could have (see other reviews), but I'd be much less enthousiastic if this album had been polished and reworked in the studio. If you can't stand a Live album, then just look the other way.

Price: 13.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Yule and Paice., 13 Feb. 2015
This review is from: Squeeze (Audio CD)
As a huge Ian Paice fan, I bought this album years ago on Lp. It's never gonna be as good as Burn or Made In Japan (drumwise), and it's never gonna be as good as a VU album, but like many said in other reviews, keep in mind that this is more of a solo effort from Doug Yule helped by Ian Paice on the drums, and you'll be able to enjoy a good soft rock, laidback early 70's album. Nothing extraordinnary here (neither from Paice nor from Yule), but a fine piece of music anyway, and for Paice fans a rare occasion to hear him outside the Purple family.

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