Monday, 26 January 2009

Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are 1973 [2005 Gold Disc AFZ 027]

Who Do We Think We Are 1973 [2005 Gold Disc AFZ 027]

Genre: Rock
Format: APE + cue + log
Released: 1973
Label: Audio Fidelity
Number of Discs: 1

Who Do We Think We Are was the last album that the Mark II lineup of Deep Purple recorded. Arguably, this is the finest lineup the rock legends ever had. It seems only fitting that Audio Fidelity decided that it was worthy of its 24KT Gold treatment. This series of gold disc releases are destined to be coveted collectors items as soon as they hit the racks and it makes that much more enticing to own such fine recordings for your own collection.

I always loved “Woman From Tokyo” but after hearing “Rat Bat Blue” in this format, it is by far the best track on the album. Ritchie Blackmore was at an apex playing his patented blues-rock licks and all seven tracks prove that unequivocally. There are many great Deep Purple albums and the previous release Machine Head certainly rivals this album in many ways. It is a tough call picking which one is the best....

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