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WHITESNAKE deliver a major surprise to their fans with 12th studio album, The Purple Album. Comprised of songs from the three Deep Purple studio albums that David Coverdale appeared on, Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste The Band, the album is a respectful tribute to Coverdale s former colleagues who started him on his musical journey over 40 years ago.
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This does not sound like Deep Purple did in 1974, nor does it sound like Whitesnake did in 1987. It really is a fresh take on material that never really got it's due back in the day. While the opener, "Burn", sounds much better on previous live releases from Whitesnake, the album really moves up from there, alternating between hard rock and heavy blues in a way that only real musicians know how to navigate.
By the time the disc closes with the mighty "Stormbringer", you realize that an aging band really did manage to freshen up classic rock and update it to be new again. Good job to the guys in the band. Support real rock, just buy this and be glad someone still knows how to grip it and rip it.
Deep Purple Mark III is the spectacular line-up of the 1970's Deep Purple featuring David Coverdale (Whitesnake's lead vocalist/songwriter/mainman), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Black Country Communion), and the founding members...Ian Paice, Jon Lord, and Ritchie Blackmore. They made two awesome classics...BURN and STORMBRINGER. They still stand the test of time.
These are from those albums...but rerecorded by Whitesnake. What it lacks in youthful energy it gains in character and muscle. The songs are heavy and epic. The only way this album could be better is if you take the same songs from the original albums and set them up with the same song setlist.
Grab this one...it's a jewel in the Whitesnake catalog.
Not a single miss in the entire collection.