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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful
Well, the timing couldn't have been more unfortunate, as this dropped through my letterbox on the very day that Jon Lord passed away. And, of course, the very first track on this compilation of rarities, not so rarities and readily available material is the charity single from last year - 'Out Of My Mind' featuring Jon Lord, Jason Newsted and Nicko McBrain alongside Messres Iommi and Gillan. So, probably not the best time to try and be objective about this.

It was an his ad hoc benefit band put together by Iommi and Gillan, on a flight home from Yerevan, to help finance the rebuilding of a music school in Armenia they had visited together on various occasions in past years. So, let's break it down into new, old and rare. The two sides of the single are present and correct, and there are first time on CD appearances from Tony Iommi feat. Glenn Hughes on 'Slip Away' and 'Let It Down Easy' from the "Fused" sessions. There are a couple of genuine unreleased moments from Repo Depo, which was tghe band Gillan formed after his second departure from Deep Purple. 'Easy Come, Easy Go' has been rescued from a cassette, and serves to show that there was nothing much of value going on there. Better is a live, acoustic version of 'When A Blind Man Cries' from Gillan, recorded live for an Absolute Radio session.

A couple of vinyl B-sides turn up as well, in the shape of 'She Thinks It's A Crime' and 'Hole in My Vest'. The former came with the limited edition version of "One Eye To Morocco", and really should have been on the main album. The latter was the flip to 'Nothing But The Best', which came off "Naked Thunder" and is most definitely a B-side.

There is an appearance from Greek teen idol M Rakintzis with 'Get Away', which saw Gillan joining in, as well as doing a tour of Greece back in 1993. Of course, Rakintzis went on to the heady heights of representing Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 in Tallinn with the song 'S.A.G.A.P.O.' which finished in 17th place. And then there's the 'Dick Pimple' jam which was given out as a fan club single, and probably drove many fans away.

Back in the land of the seen, heard it, bought it, there is Black Sabbath doing 'Zero The Hero' and 'Anno Mundi', Gillans revisit to 'Trashed' featuring Iommi, Ian Paice and Roger Glover, the Ian Gillan number 'Don't Hold Me Back' from "Toolbox", as well as turns for his Javelins and Moonshiners gigs with 'Can I Get A Witness' and 'No Laughing In Heaven (live), respectively. The Gillan & Glover project gets a look in with Dr John turning up for 'Can't Believe You Wanna Leave Me', and there's another tearjerking moment as we hear the late Ronnie James Dio joining Purple for 'Smoke On The Water'.

As compilations go, it's pretty good. There is enough good material here that the less fanatical Deep Purple fan may have missed, to encourage them into buying. And there are enough classics, so they don't get bored. And the money is going to charidee, so you're doing A Good Thing without actually having to do anything.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 10 October 2012
After reading the reviews here I finally put my hand in my pocket and bought this double album, and wasn't it money well spent, its 'Awesome' love it too bits. You will not be disappointed.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 25 July 2012
Pretty awesome compilation! Love the rare tracks, as well as the two new songs that start each CD.
A must buy for all Purple/Sabbath fans!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 27 May 2014
Bought this on the strength of the track Holy Water. Has an odd collection of tracks but is an enjoyable listen. Would recommend it to those fans of Iommi and Gillan.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 23 February 2013
Contains a Storming version of Anno Mundi singing as well by Gillan, Glen Hughes and Tony Martin, drumming by Cosy and some keyboards by the Lord of the Hammond himself make this a must have for Rock Fans.
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on 28 July 2015
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 22 January 2015
Superb rarities trawl.A couple of non album Hughes/Iommi cuts that would have sat well on the album.
Ian Gillan doing 'Can't Believe You Wanna Leave' with Dr John is superb.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Excellent product. Received in perfect condition. Recommend it to everyone. Thank U!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2014
Clearly an interesting look at the world of Heavy Rock through two of its icons.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 24 August 2012
A must have for all Gillan fans,excellent acoustic version of When A Blind Man Cries, oh and Tony is good too...
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