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This review is from: Now What ?! (Audio CD)
How anybody can give 5 stars and thus compare it with their earlier classics is beyond me. This latest release is truly awful. They should now call it a day. They have enough material from their back catalogue to carry on touring, but please, no more new material, they are finished!!!
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Initial post: 26 May 2013 09:50:08 BDT
Phil On says:
You can't compare it to the classic masterpieces, but in its own rights it's a great album and deserves 5 stars.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2013 15:04:19 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013 19:12:59 BDT
For me Purpendicular was the bands last genuinely good album and after that it's all been downhill i'm afraid.Steve Morse is technically every bit as good if not better than Ritchie Blackmore but his creativity after Purpendicular has gone AWOL.Although in all fairness the same can be said for the rest of the band too.I feel Jon Lord gradually lost interest after Purpendicular as his mind was already thinking of other classical projects and probably (and privately) felt that in essence Deep Purple was himself and Ritchie.
In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2013 19:04:17 BDT
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Mr. K. Harrison says:
In reply to an earlier post on 26 May 2013 20:57:38 BDT
Last edited by the author on 26 May 2013 21:10:03 BDT
I don't believe Phil is contradicting himself. I think it's pretty silly comparing albums that have decades between them. Different eras can both produce masterpieces. There is wisdom to be found on the new album that the Machine Head days could never dream of. Fact.
By the way, this is coming from a Deep Purple fan of the early 70's. Having an open mind toward art, is a wonderful thing.
In reply to an earlier post on 29 May 2013 08:36:10 BDT
Mr. K. Harrison says:
I totally agree that albums from different era's by the same band can be both very good. The point I am making is that this latest album would be classed as poor in any era imho.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jun 2013 15:18:28 BDT
Vaclav Smerda says:
This is spot on: Having an open mind towards art is a wonderful thing.
I'm just reading comments for Black Sabbath's 13 and Deep Purple's Now What and those guys just can't win. If the album sounds like their earlier work, it's just an attempt to make money. If the album doesn't sound like their earlier work, it's not comparable with the classics.
If people just listened to it with open mind, they might love the album regardless if it does or doesn't sound like the earlier albums ...
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Aug 2013 16:13:28 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 Aug 2013 22:02:41 BDT
Despite being an unashamed Blackmore fan I tried really hard to keep an open mind when he left out of deference to the other four guys.
I didn't really care who was playing guitar just so long as they kept producing great music.
And therein lay the problem.
When Blackmore left they didn't just lose a fantastic guitarist, much more importantly they also lost a fantastic songwriter.
I totally agree that there is no point comparing albums that are several decades apart, but when all is said and done there is good music and there is poor music.
Out of all the post Blackmore albums I like no more than about seven tracks at most, which works out at a little over 4% of their output during that period.
If there are people who really genuinely like this stuff then that's great, good luck to them.
But the cynic in me can't help feeling there are some people who would say they liked anything just because it's Deep Purple.
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Dec 2013 15:02:04 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Dec 2013 15:02:28 GMT
J. HIGNELL says:
I find it a bit odd when someone doesn't like an album they then have to castigate those that do like it. If they have given it 5 stars then surely it is because they like it not because they pretend to like it just because it is Deep Purple, what do they have to gain by doing that? Doesn't make sense at all.
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