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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 17 August 2013
Deep Purple, regardless of line-up changes and number of years that have passed, will always be judged by the output from the classic quintet 40+ years ago. However you look at it, that is harsh; but there we are. All great bands have a legacy to protect, and I prefer to thank them for continuing to play for the love of it, rather than bemoaning that they may not be as awesome as they were as men in their 20s. And besides all that, if anyone deserves an album dedicated to them, it`d have to be the late Jon Lord!

And this album is a fitting tribute; it`s damn close to classic DP. Gillan still sounds strong, somehow, and I defy anyone to complain about Steve Morse (I love him as a solo artist so I am biased) - Paice and Glover are still awesome and Airey fills Lord`s huge boots with class. There are a few standouts for me on this fine record - opener "A Simple Song", "Weirdistan", "Vincent Price" (Morse makes some great spooky guitar sounds), and the best song of them all, "Uncommon Man"; a great song by any standards, from any era. I`m not a diehard Purple fan, but this is a mighty record that sits with some of their best.
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on 18 March 2016
Now this is more like it! Deep Purple hit their stride and swagger again for what is a wonderful Indian Summer in their career. This is a spectacular only restrained by the knowing wink that the miles on the clock have been cheekily wound back to expose the passion that still lies within the engine. The sound is real, but nicely aged. Think of it not as your Grandad trying to Pogo, but an experienced and still progressive setting of professional dancers showing students how to dance elegantly in a variety of styles. "Vincent Price" is a monster of a track ( and the video fantastic ), making me yearn for a 12 inch version. "Apres Vous" sounds delightfully cheeky without sounding old-man dirty, and the album as a whole have more highlights than most bands a third of their collective age do. This is not an album of rehashed past glories, it's a work of a band that nearly 50 years in that still wants to remain vital. A band that releases an album that you want to hear from end to end from choice rather than loyalty. Got me there then :)
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on 25 August 2017
I have followed the band since 1970, and while I would say that I prefer their early stuff, this is a really good album.
Purple fans will love it.
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on 18 March 2016
I think is a declined period of Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep was better-my oppinion
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on 30 April 2017
Great album . Purple sounding better than ever !
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on 5 November 2017
Excellent Deep Puple album. You will love it!
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on 1 May 2017
Play loud 💞💞💞
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on 26 August 2017
excellent DP at there creative best!!!!
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on 2 September 2014
Their best album since Purpendicular. Very, very good.
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on 14 September 2017
Uncommon Men has to be one of the best Deep Purple tracks ever. Up there with the best
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