Introducing Deep Purpleear
You would hope that when a band signs up with a new record label that you'd see the end to a long running series of half assed compilations rehashing the same old material over and over and over again. After all, it's a fresh start, there's new albums to record, and surely they can't be that desperate for money. Well, you'd be wrong on all counts.
Because in the fine tradition of ropy Deep Purple collections, this one takes some well known Deep Purple songs like 'Wring That Neck' and 'Smoke On The Water', but instead of the seventies versions, sneaks out the nineties live versions we've grown to know and hate. In fact, the latter is the 'Live At The Albert Hall' version with Ronnie James Dio. Which explains the inclusion of 'Love Is All' from the same show.
So it looks like ear will be continuing the relentless, budget market exploitation of the Deep Purple catalogue instigated by Eagle Records. This comes out under the banner "Earmusic Legends", which has already seen the same cheap as chips, generic digipack, no liner notes approach to Yes. However, if you're one of the half a dozen Purple fans left in the world who don't have at least three live versions of 'Pictures Of Home', 'Ted The Mechanic, 'Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming', 'Watching The Sky' and 'Via Miami' on existing compilations, then you may feel a five pound flutter on this is worth it.
It isn't. Give your money to charity instead.Buy at Amazon
:twisted / 1 out of 5