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3.0 out of 5 stars very average, 10 Jun 2010
This review is from: Bent Out Of Shape (Audio CD)
judging by the previous reviews im going to be in the minority,this is yet another average album and highlights ultimately why this band had to split,each album part of a series of discs with diminishing returns pulling down the the bands legacy.As usual another album another line up,Chuck Burgi on drums i believe,although if im wrong,im sure it will be corrected.

As before there a few moments of genuis,notably the two instrumentals 'Anybody There' and 'Snowman' while 'Street of Dreams' and 'Cant Let You Go' are both excellent,the latter pulls you in with its grand keyboard intro before hitting its stride while the former is another AOR maserpiece.

The rest boring,bland heard it all before,nothing new,the likes of 'Drinkin With The Devil' watered down Purple,i for one was relieved when Blackmore called it a day and Rainbow was laid to rest(not for good as it turned out)
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Initial post: 29 Jun 2013 13:59:39 BDT
j Milton says:
yes but the stranger in us all final album was a return to form. only album to rival the dio era.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2013 11:54:09 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Jun 2013 11:54:29 BDT
Mr Blackwell says:
absolutely,as my review shows,i loved it,i agree the Strangers disc is up there with the Dio era,have to say also loved the DOWN TO EARTH album .

Regards Mr B

Posted on 22 Aug 2013 21:24:10 BDT
S. J. Perks says:
Totally agree with you about this album. As an avid Rainbow fan I remember rushing out to buy it, sticking it on the turntable and feeling disappointed at how tired it all sounded. Yes, I admit to being a fan of the Dio years, but "Down to Earth," Difficult to Cure" and "Straight Between the Eyes" still had their moments. This on the other hand, just sounded like the band were going through the motions. I actually saw them play on the "Bent out of Shape" tour. If memory serves me correctly they only played two tracks from this album- the one they were supposed to be promoting! Says it all.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Aug 2013 13:06:55 BDT
Last edited by the author on 25 Aug 2013 13:08:30 BDT
Mr Blackwell says:
thanx for the comment,yes its an average disc,not bad just not particularly interesting,for me,.I personally thought at the time Blackmore was just going thru the motions at this point.With Gillan's moment also fading ,it was no surprise that Purple Mark 2 reformed.
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