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Single Review : Deep Purple – ‘Man Alive

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Deep Purple – ‘Man Alive’

Few groups manage to sustain quality over careers that stretch decades but every new release from Deep Purple is a cause for celebration.

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This, their second single from the forthcoming ‘Whoosh’ album, eschews the heavier side of the band in favour of a more pensive approach and focusses on some delightful 1960’s style Hammond organ from Don Airey and a tasteful solo by Steve Morse.

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Over the brilliantly unexpected, slightly languid pace, comes an Ian Gillan vocal that has all the familiar character but with even more restraint and control than others would usually display if they had his mighty voice.

With its elegant tempo, spoken word passages and stunningly prescient video ‘Man Alive’ is yet another example of how you can grow older but still innovate and leave others in your wake.

After more than five decades, Deep Purple are still the masters of their art and long may they reign. Absolutely magnificent.

Review by Paul Monkhouse for MPM

Get the single here: https://deeppurple.lnk.to/ManAlive Pre-order “Whoosh!”: https://deeppurple.lnk.to/Whoosh

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