Deep Purple Purpendicular on 180g 2LP
Pioneering rock and heavy metal band Deep Purple's 1996 album Purpendicular gets it first vinyl release courtesy of Music On Vinyl. The adventurous release was the band's first recorded with guitarist Steve Morse (Kansas, Dixie Dregs), who replaced the great Ritchie Blackmore (the second time he left band), and brought the group to new heights in the process. With more focus on guitar than previous outings of the era and a plethora of pinch harmonies, the band sounded like they were having fun again on standouts like "The Aviator," "Rosa's Cantina," "Hey Cisco" and "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming." The excellent riffs and awe-inspiring solos sound better than ever and appear alongside the exclusive – and elusive – bonus track "Don't Hold Your Breath."