Category Archives: Deep Purple

Album Review: Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell (1980)


In early 1979 Ozzy Osbourne’s behaviour became too much for the rest of Black Sabbath, and Tony Iommi in particular, to tolerate and it was clear something would have to give. Over a year had been wasted in drug fuelled … Continue reading

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Martin Leedham’s All Time Album Chart (A work in progress)


https://rateyourmusic.com/list/MartinLeedham/martin_leedhams_all_time_album_chart__a_work_in_progress__updated_19th_january_2014__now_including_reviews__/ UPDATE 20TH JULY 2014 As my ratings and reviews seem to have been included on some other sites (including Wikipedia) thought I would update the current chart. Remember it’s a work in progress so there are quite a lot … Continue reading

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Album Review: Trapeze – You Are The Music … We’re Just The Band (1972)


It took a full two years for Trapeze to release this follow up to the critically acclaimed “Medusa”. A long gap, particularly in a time where three albums over two years was a standard record deal. To put this in … Continue reading

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Album Review: Graham Bonnet – Line Up (1981)


Following his brief spell in Rainbow Graham Bonnet took full advantage of his newly acquired rock audience and put out this 1981 solo offering. ‘Line- Up’ came complete with a who’s who of guest musicians and a Rainbow coloured backdrop … Continue reading

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Album Review: Green Bullfrog – Bullfrog (1971)


  Music collecting is a funny old business and sometimes you get hold of something that remains totally unique and unequalled with a feel that is just never replicated anywhere. Thats the way with Green Bullfrog. Ever since I first … Continue reading

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Album Review: Trapeze – Medusa (1970)


After releasing their self titled debut album early in 1970 founder members John Jones and Terry Rowley returned to previous band The Montanas leaving Mel Galley, Glenn Hughes and Dave Holland to continue Trapeze as a three peice. This proved … Continue reading

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Album Review: Blackmore’s Night – Secret Voyage (2008)


I have to admit that I was one of the doubters who didn’t believe Blackmore’s Night would last this long. Along with many I thought Blackmore would play around with it for a few years before getting bored. How wrong … Continue reading

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Album Reviews: Tommy Bolin – Teaser (1975) / Private Eyes (1976)


I can’t believe it is three years since I wrote the following reviews of Tommy’s two solo albums. Such a lot, both good and bad, has happened to me since that at times it seems like yesterday and at others … Continue reading

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Album review: The Hoochie Coochie Men Featuring Jon Lord – Danger, White Men Dancing (2007)


Well a what a surprise this was. I thought it would be good having already heard the live offering from a few years before but honestly never expected it to be as good as this. Right from the very first … Continue reading

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Pots of Gold. The studio recordings of Rainbow reviewed: Part Two – The Roger Glover Years


  Down To Earth (1979) I’m sure most of you reading this are more than well aware of Ritchie Blackmore’s penchant for totally taking his band to pieces and re-inventing it. Well, come the back end of 1978 he had … Continue reading

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