Rapture of the Deep

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Rapture of the Deep
Rapture of the Deep - Deep Purple.jpg
Studio album by Deep Purple
Released 24 October 2005 (Europe)
1 November 2005 (US)
Recorded May–June 2005
Studio Chunky Style Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre Hard rock
Length 55:48
Label Edel (Europe)
Eagle (US)
Victor (Japan)
Producer Michael Bradford
Deep Purple chronology
Bananas
(2003)Bananas2003
Rapture of the Deep
(2005)
Now What?!
(2013)Now What?!2013

Rapture of the Deep is the 18th studio album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in November 2005. It is the fourth studio album from Deep Purple since Steve Morse joined the band in 1994 and the second to feature veteran keyboardist Don Airey. The album was produced by Mike Bradford, who also produced the band's previous release, Bananas.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4/5 stars[1]
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
BBC Music (favourable)[3]
BW&BK 10/10[4]
Drowned in Sound 5/10[5]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[6]
Terrorizer 4/10[7]

Like Bananas, the album received generally positive reviews from critics and fans.[2][8] Rapture of the Deep is Deep Purple's first release in Europe on the German label Edel Records, while in the US the record was released by Edel's sub-label Eagle Records. However, Damien was critical of the album in Terrorizer, lambasting it as "dad-rock autopilot" and lacking fire.[7]

The album peaked on Billboard's USA Top Independent Albums chart at position No. 43.[9] In the USA, the album sold 2500 copies during the first week. In the UK, the album sold 3500 copies during the first week and 1200 copies during the week after.[10] It also made the top 20 in several European charts. The title track "Rapture of the Deep" was released as a promo single in 2005.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[edit]

All songs written by Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Don Airey and Ian Paice, except where noted

No. Title Length
1. "Money Talks" 5:31
2. "Girls Like That" 4:02
3. "Wrong Man" 4:53
4. "Rapture of the Deep" 5:58
5. "Clearly Quite Absurd" 5:25
6. "Don't Let Go" 4:32
7. "Back to Back" 4:03
8. "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" 4:18
9. "Junkyard Blues" 5:32
10. "Before Time Began" 6:30

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple
Production
  • Produced and engineered by Michael Bradford
  • Recorded at Chunky Style Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
  • Mastered by Andy Van Dette at Masterdisk. New York

Charts[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[11] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[12] 11
Swiss Albums Chart[13] 16
Italian Albums Chart[14] 19
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 20
Swedish Albums Chart[16] 22
Czech Republic Albums Chart[17] 32
Brazilian Albums Chart[citation needed] 39
Polish Albums Chart[17] 40
Top Independent Albums (USA)[9] 43
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[18] 64
UK Albums Chart[19] 81
French Albums Chart[20] 85
Japanese Albums Chart[21] 240

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Classic Rock United Kingdom "Classic Rock Album of the Year 2005"[22] 2006 24

References[edit]

  1. ^ White, Dave. "CD Review: Deep Purple "Rapture of the Deep"". Classic Rock. About.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2006. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  2. ^ a b Adams, Bret. "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep review". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  3. ^ Shrivastava, Rahul (2005). "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (26 September 2005). "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep". Bravewords.com. Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  5. ^ Lancaster, Nick (4 November 2005). "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  6. ^ Begrand, Adrien (19 December 2005). "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep". PopMatters. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  7. ^ a b Damien (December 2005). "Deep Purple: Rapture of the Deep". Terrorizer. No. 138. p. 70. 
  8. ^ Bengtsson, Daniel. "Deep Purple - "Rapture of the Deep"". The Highway Star.com. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  9. ^ a b "Deep Purple Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  10. ^ "ROTD sales in the USA and UK". thehighwaystar.com. 10 November 2005. Archived from the original on 31 December 2005. 
  11. ^ "Album – Deep Purple, Rapture of the Deep". Charts.de (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  12. ^ "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep (album)". Finnishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Deep Purple – Rapture of the Deep". Hitparade.ch (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "Deep Purple – Rapture of the Deep (album)". Italiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  15. ^ "Deep Purple – Rapture of the Deep". Austriancharts.at (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  16. ^ "Deep Purple – Rapture of the Deep (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  17. ^ a b "Deep Purple: More 'Rapture Of The Deep' European Chart Positions Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 11 November 2005. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  18. ^ "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep". Ultratop.be (Wallonia) (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  19. ^ "Deep Purple Official Charts". Official Chart Company. Retrieved 5 February 2017. 
  20. ^ "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  21. ^ 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 16 July 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  22. ^ "Classic Rock Album of the Year 2005 – April 2006". Classic Rock. Retrieved 10 February 2009.