Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band
NME.COM feature on Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 01 March 2003
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- Comin' Home
- Lady Luck
- Gettin' Tighter
- I Need Love
- Love Child
- This Time Around/Owed To 'G' (Medley)
- You Keep On Moving
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Deep Purple - Come Taste The Band: Wikipedia Album Entry
Come Taste the Band is the tenth album by Deep Purple. It was recorded in August 1975 in famous Musicland Studios in Munich and released on October, 10th 1975. It was the first album in the band's history not to feature guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, as he left the band after the tour supporting their previous release, Stormbringer, dissatisfied with the new funk and soul elements in Deep Purple's music. He was replaced by American guitar player, Tommy Bolin who, along with Glenn Hughes, pushed the band even more into those musical territories that Blackmore detested.
The album reached # 19 in the UK charts and # 43 in the US. By many fans, it is considered to be one of the weakest albums in DP's discography, although recently it gained more praise among not only Deep Purple fans, thanks to Bolin's contribution.
In 2010, a 35th Anniversary Edition was released, containing the whole album remastered and with a second disc that features the whole album remixed by Kevin Shirley with the aid of Glenn Hughes. Two non-albym bonus tracks were added, both being rehearsal jams.
Just like Burn and Stormbringer, this album also features both David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes singing lead and co-lead vocals. Hughes is the only singer on "Gettin' Tighter" and "This Time Around". Bolin sang co-lead vocals on "Dealer". This song was at first to be sung by Glenn Hughes, but he was sent home during the recording sessions because of his bad health caused by drugs and alcohol. When he came back, the song had already been recorded with Coverdale and Bolin singing lead vocals. "Coming Home" was also recorded entirely without Hughes' imput. Bass guitar was supplied by Bolin and backing vocals by Bolin and Jon Lord. "This Time Around" was recorded only by Hughes (vocals) and Lord (keyboards and bass guitar).
This album was the first and last studio album of Deep Purple's Mark IV, that featured:
After the release of the album, the band went on a tour in the States, Asia and Europe. The performances were, however, often substandard as both Bolin and Hughes were at that time addicted to drugs and Coverdale became dissatisfied with having to compete with Hughes for the lead singer spot. After the band's show in Liverpool, in March 1976, Lord and Paice decided to break up the band. Soon after that, Coverdale started his own band, Whitesnake, soon joined by Lord and Paice. Glenn Hughes spent the next 15 years fighting his addictions and recording with different artists, including Black Sabbath and Phenomena, and Tommy Bolin died in December 1976, only 9 months after the band's break-up, due to accidental heroin overdose.
Come Taste The Band was the band's last studio album until 1984, when the classic Mark II line-up reunited.
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