Enviada por Marcus. Recomendar Twitter. Playlists relacionadas. Aplicaciones y plugins. It's a sad story and one that could have had a better ending if it had been released under a different name, but the public and management wanted the name for recognition.
The album is not a complete throwaway, but it's not one that anyone should search high and low for. After frequenting some "Trapeze" concerts, the band hired Glenn Hughes on the promise that they were considering Paul Rodgers "Free" as Almost Human - Deep Purple - MP3 Collection (CDr) co-vocalist.
Rodgers was busy starting the band "Bad Company" at the time, so he ended up passing on that offer. Instead, DP ended up hiring David Coverdale, who was unheard of at that time, but who would eventually be lead singer for "Whitesnake". With these two new additions, the band made what was probably their first major line-up change all at one time in their history. Of course, there was bound to be a major shift in the band's overall sound. That is exactly what happened. The sound was now shifted away from the heavy-blues-inspired psychedelic sound to a more soulful and rock-boogie style.
Surprisingly enough, the band made the transition quite well at first, and this is apparent with this album, which turned out to sound much more relaxed and thought out than the previous album. The title track starts the album off on fast rocking note that would end up being the barn-burner that would replace "Highway Star" as the opener in their concerts.
The double team of Coverdale and Hughes would give a nice variety to the sound with the both of them sharing lead vocal duties, sometimes within the same song. However, the both of them didn't have the explosive sound and range of Gillan.
So while the music was more soulful, it seemed to be missing the drive and the punch that it Almost Human - Deep Purple - MP3 Collection (CDr) to have. Blackmore does seem to have more solo time on this studio album than before, but then Lord's solo time is cut back some, and the songs are more vocally driven than before.
There is a noticeable lack of the excellent instrumental sections than there were previously, Almost Human - Deep Purple - MP3 Collection (CDr) even though listeners heard a bit of that in the previous album, now it seems to be the case more than ever. The first half of the album, after the first track, demonstrates how that lack of drive could make their music sound too much the same, and there are only a few instances where anything really stands out.
The 2nd half, however, is much better with "You Fool No One", "What's Goin' On Here" and "Mistreated" sounding like it was going to be easy to get used to this new sound, all three of these tracks being heavy, catchy and top notch performances. The last track "A " is an instrumental that, however, seems to lose any energy that was generated from those three tracks that precede it.
However, the album sounds somewhat promising and is a step up from the previous album. There was a lot of hope here that things would continue to get better with this new line-up and this hopefulness was translated into continued high sales with this album and the follow up "Stormbringer", which would end up adding more elements of funk and soul while concentrating on shorter, more accessible tracks, something that would cause even more issues within the band.
But, for now at least, the band looked like it might still be sitting comfortably. In the end, there are 4 great tracks and 4 that are just good, with an ending track that leaves you wishing for something better.
Almost, but not quite. This double album captures Deep Purple at the height of creativity and popularity. Sure, most of their music is blues- based rock, but it is the way the band was able to perform and create around that foundation that made them one of the best in that style.
The members are considered the classic Deep Purple line-up, or Mark II as many refer to them, with the amazing Ian Gillan on vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on guitar, Jon Lord on keys, Roger Glover on bass and Ian Paice on drums, all of which are well represented on this album.
Everyone of them have dozens of opportunities to shine, and they do just that. The other thing that makes this album so great is because it is DP doing what they did best, mixing tight song structures and looser improvised passages in everyone of the 7 extended tracks on the album.
The album kicks off with the adrenaline-inducing rocker "Highway Star" and follows with the manic "Child in Time", the latter of which contains some longer instrumental and vocal sections than the original. The famous "Smoke on the Water" gets a live version that almost everyone is familiar with, and for many, is their favorite version of the song. Then, a long version of "The Mule" with a long drum solo follows this. For me, this track is the least engaging since drum solos never seem to transfer well to recorded music.
The best way to experience a drum solo is to watch it live, so it always seems to weaken an album that retains a live drum solo when you can't actually see what goes into the solo. Then we get "Lazy", the one with the long, awesome instrumental introduction, which is even longer here and also probably the Almost Human - Deep Purple - MP3 Collection (CDr) varied version from the studio version on "Machine Head".
I love both versions and it is great to hear such a varied version of this track that stays somewhat true to the original yet does it in a new and exciting way. Finally, the last track is the real show piece here, and that is a 20 minute version of "Space Truckin". When I first saw this album many years ago, I was leery of owning it because I had assumed that this was going track was going to feature a never-ending drum solo, because of how the original track was structured. It just always sounded like a set up for a live drum solo showpiece.
But when I finally heard this, I realized that I was so wrong. Almost Human - Deep Purple - MP3 Collection (CDr) band moves through the familiar sound of the song, but then switches to this long, improvised almost set of space jams, psychedelic wanderings and crazy instrumental effects that proves that this is where their true love and strengths reside.
If the rest of the album was mediocre, this track alone would be worth the price, but since the entire album is great, this only caps everything off with more greatness. This was the peak of the band's career, coming off the major sales and exposure received worldwide from their masterpiece "Machine Head" and then to follow up with an excellent tour playing music they were always meant to play.
Without the time limits of the usual album formats and label pressure to keep things abbreviated, the band was able to show what they were best at, the reason why they were such a great band in the first place by expanding their songs and displaying their talents better than they had ever been able to.
DP had gotten better and better as they released each album and their growth is quite evident in the first several albums of their discography, even with line- up changes. The band was slowly adjusted until it reached the pinnacle of this time in their career. Unfortunately, after this album and the pressure of touring and recording, fissures started appearing in the band line-up. They were starting to feel like a group of individuals and less like an entire group working together.
At least this amazing live recording is there to show us a snapshot of the band at it's best. It might not be up high in progressive rock elements, but it does touch on them, especially in the suite of styles and improvisation that make up the last track, but it is an essential live recording that should work as a standard as to what live recordings should sound and be like.
Here we go again, another 'lbum by Deep Purple. It is a kind of an unexpected one, because there was a lot of talk even by members of the band about the proximity of their retirement. Expected or not, all I can do is congratulate these gentlemen about this achievement of theirs; which IMHO deserves a five star rating because of the quality of musical contend and the stubbornness of recording this music after so many decades on the road.
Deep Purple went through a very particular path in the world of music. Led Zeppelin, the other band in the realm of heavy music that rivals their relevance, happened to be conducted by four tight members, each one matching perfectly others skills to the point that no personal interchange was possible to happen.
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