Purpendicular

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Purpendicular
Purpendicular - Deep Purple.jpg
Studio album by Deep Purple
Released 17 February 1996 (Europe)
April 1996 (US)
Recorded 1995–96
Studio Greg Rike Productions, Altamonte Springs, Florida
Genre Hard rock
Length 62:16
Label RCA/BMG
CMC International (US only)
Producer Deep Purple
Deep Purple chronology
The Battle Rages On...
(1993)The Battle Rages On...1993
Purpendicular
(1996)
Abandon
(1998)Abandon1998
Singles from Purpendicular
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blogcritics (favourable)[2]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal 10/10[3]

Purpendicular is the fifteenth studio album by the English rock band, Deep Purple. Released in 1996, it is their first album with guitarist from Dixie Dregs Steve Morse, who replaced Ritchie Blackmore; Blackmore, meanwhile, resurrected Rainbow and released the album Stranger in Us All.

It was recorded at Greg Rike Productions, Orlando, Florida, February to October 1995 and engineered by Darren Schneider and Keith Andrews. It had a more experimental approach than previous albums. The arrangement to the "The Aviator", for example, employed an acoustic folk/country arrangement that had not previously been heard on the band's previous work. Several of the songs, such as "Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic" featured smaller keyboard parts, and mainly center on the guitar parts. Another new addition to the guitar playing was the use of pinch harmonics, very notably used on "Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic" and "Somebody Stole My Guitar".[4] "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" and "Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic" remained regular features in Deep Purple's live setlist in recent tours.

Like the title of the band's following album, Abandon, Purpendicular is a pun; in this case, based on the band's name and the word "Perpendicular".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, Steve Morse, Ian Paice.

No. Title Length
1. "Vavoom: Ted the Mechanic" 4:16
2. "Loosen My Strings" 5:57
3. "Soon Forgotten" 4:47
4. "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" 7:29
5. "Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover" 4:43
6. "The Aviator" 5:20
7. "Rosa's Cantina" 5:10
8. "A Castle Full of Rascals" 5:11
9. "A Touch Away" 4:36
10. "Hey Cisco" 5:53
11. "Somebody Stole My Guitar" 4:09
12. "The Purpendicular Waltz" 4:45

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple
Production
  • Darren Schneider, Keith Andrews - engineers, mixing at Parc Studios, Orlando, Florida
  • Adam Barber - assistant engineer
  • Greg Calbi - mastering at Masterdisk, New York

Charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Swedish Albums Chart[5] 3
Finnish Albums Chart[6] 9
Austrian Albums Chart[7] 16
Swiss Albums Chart[8] 17
Hungarian Albums Chart[citation needed] 17
German Albums Chart[9] 20
Japanese Albums Chart[10] 28
Norwegian Albums Chart[11] 30
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[12] 47
UK Albums Chart[13] 58
Dutch Albums Chart[14] 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, Glen. Purpendicular at AllMusic
  2. ^ Bowling, David (14 February 2017). "Music Review: Deep Purple – Purpendicular". Blogcritics. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. pp. 109–110. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9. 
  4. ^ Ladano, Mike (14 January 2015). "Review: Deep Purple - Purpendicular (1996 US bonus track)". Mike Ladano.com. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Deep Purple – Purpendicular (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Deep Purple - Purpendicular (album)". Finnishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "Deep Purple – Purpendicular". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  8. ^ "Deep Purple – Purpendicular". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  9. ^ "Album – Deep Purple, Purpendicular". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  10. ^ ディープ・パープルのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 5 June 2014. Retrieved 1 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Deep Purple – Purpendicular (album)". Norwegiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Deep Purple - Purpendicular". Ultratop.be (Wallonia) (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Deep Purple Official Charts". Official Chart Company. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Deep Purple – Purpendicular". Dutch Charts.nl (in Dutch). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 14 February 2017.