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Phil On "purpletemple" (Brussels Belgium)

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Of Once and Future Kings ...LIve
Of Once and Future Kings ...LIve
Price: £12.35

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: £9.39

2 of 6 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
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Price: £19.95

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
Price: £15.99

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
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Price: £13.17

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: £14.14

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.


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible piece of 70's rock., 25 Nov. 2014
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This review is from: FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER (Audio CD)
Frankenstein Monster is an absolutely stunning album! Thank you Francis for bringing back the spirit of your lost brother Baz (who was once part of Necromandus), and along the spirit of 70's rock. From Black Sabbath to Genesis, Free to Hendrix, and more, it's all there. Brilliantly played, I must say this is the album I've been waiting for from Francis Dunnery since "Eat me in St Louis". This is definitly a guitar-driven album, electric guitar that is. The soloing is amazing, I've been missing it for so long. I've always been a great fan of Dunnery's tapping guitar style...Fabulous!
It has the feel of a power trio, although it also features brilliant arrangements and collaborations. The overall production is quite rough and definitly has an early 70's vibe to it, I guess it could be called retro-rock, but Francis Dunnery is way above the mass of bands and artists producing that type of music (although some others are really good at it too!).

This is frankly a great surprise, as I came to this one after buying the "Whole new world" It Bites box set. I have liked Dunnery's previous solo albums, but there's always been something missing, and I believe it was the 70's spirit and the abuse of the electric guitar!

Thank you Baz, thank you Francis! Amazing album!

Songs Of Innocence
Songs Of Innocence
Price: £11.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Songs of..., 23 Oct. 2014
This review is from: Songs Of Innocence (Audio CD)
At first, I didn't think this album was anything special. As a matter of fact, this was quite a disappointment for me as I read that the album was a return to their roots, and that frankly, I can't hear anything from their early days in here. I find it hard sometimes to hear the band itself in the production, there's a lot going on, sometimes way too much. The Miracle being a good example of a song that should have been a rocker (given the riff and the subject), and is turned into an over-produced electro-pop affair.

But it's definitly a grower.

And guess what: this album is worth BUYING if only for the second disc, featuring 2 bonus tracks, a great 22 minutes acoustic session (numbers from the album in a more stripped down version), and a couple of alternate versions (actually three).

I almost prefer this bonus disc.

The rest has already been said: more introspective than the previous albums, no immediate hooks, but a lot to discover in the music, the lyrics and the production.

Price: £7.99

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Electric, 29 Sept. 2014
This review is from: PLECTRUMELECTRUM (Audio CD)
Of the two new Prince's releases, if I had had to chose only one, I would have picked Art Official Age (probably because of the cover that has a 70's feel to it).
How wrong would I have been!
PlectrumElectrum is definitly the more guitar-oriented one-well, of course! It's in the title!. It's the kind of Prince I like. It sounds like good old rock/funk from the 70's and there's some juicy guitar work. As always on a Prince album, there's an odd song or two, but it's mainly a very good album all the way through.
As for the other release (AOA), it's the funk/rap/RnB kind of collage, with odd sounds, low and high pitched voices, which to be honest is my least favourite side of Prince.

So, if like me you prefer the rocking Prince, go for this one!

Price: £15.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Organic., 23 Sept. 2014
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A fantastic piece of music from John Zorn. Probably one of his easiest ones, but extremely organic and peaceful. Don't expect any free-jazz or hard core, nor any classical extravaganza, just feel-good ambient (but not lounge!) music.

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