Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are

Year of Release: 2005
Label: Audio Fidelity
Catalog Number: AFZ 027
Format: CD
Total Time: 34:27:00

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.

It takes a crisp clear 24KT Gold format to make you sit up and take notice of how important these albums are to the history of rock music. I noticed some things right away while listening to this great album. The bass and drums are up front like never before and the sound is explosive, keeping up with Blackmore's blistering guitar lines.

I could not ask for more on this release, I heard one of the best Deep Purple albums ever recorded, and with a new lease on life, featuring a sound that would make the pictures on your wall jar loose if you turned it up loud enough. This is the way rock 'n' roll was meant to sound all along.

Woman From Tokyo (5:50) / Mary Long (4:25) / Super Trouper (2:56) / Smooth Dancer (4:10) / Rat Bat Blue (5:23) / Place In Line (6:31) / Our Lady (5:12)

Ritchie Blackmore - guitars
Jon Lord - keyboards
Roger Glover - bass
Ian Paice - drums
Ian Gillan - vocals

Shades Of Deep Purple (1968)
Book Of Taliesyn (1969)
Deep Purple (1969)
Concerto For Group And Orchestra With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (live) (1970/2002)
Deep Purple In Rock (1970)
Fireball (1971)
Machine Head (1972)
Purple Passages (1972)
Made In Japan (live) (1972/1998/2001)
The Best Of Deep Purple (1972)
Who Do We Think We Are (1973/2000)
Burn (1974/2004)
Stormbringer (1974)
Come Taste The Band (1975)
24 Carat Purple (1970-1973) (1975)
Made In Europe (live) (1976)
Powerhouse (1978)
The Singles A's & B's (1978)
The Mark II Purple Singles (1979)
Deepest Purple (1980)
In Concert 1970 - 1972 (live) (1980)
Live On The BBC (1980/2004)
Deep Purple Live In London (live '74) (1982)
Perfect Strangers (1984)
The Anthology (1985)
The House Of Blue Light (1987)
The Best Of Deep Purple (1987)
Nobody's Perfect (live) (1988)
Scandinavian Nights (live) (1988)
Slaves And Masters (1990)
The Anthology (1991)
In The Absence Of Pink (Knebworth '85) (live) (1991)
Purple Rainbows (1991)
Knocking At Your Back Door (1992)
The Battle Rages On (1993)
Progression (1993)
The Deep Purple Family Album (1993)
Live In Japan (3cd) (1993)
Come Hell Or High Water (live) (1994)
Child In Time (1995)
Purpendicular (1996)
California Jammin' (1996)
Live At The Olympia (1996)
The Final Concerts (1996)
Abandon (1998)
In Concert With The London Symphony Orchestra (2000)
Live At The Royal Albert Hall (2000)
This Time Around: Live In Tokyo '75 (2001)
New Live & Rare: The Bootleg Series 1984-2000 (2001)
In Concert: 1970-1972 (2001)
In Profile (2001)
Singles Box Set (2002)
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Edition (2002)
Listen Learn Read On (2002)
The Essential (2003)
Gold (2003)
California Jam 1974 (2003)
Bananas (2003)
The Platinum Collection (2005)
Who Do We Think We Are (24kt Gold reissue) (2005)
Rapture Of The Deep (2005)

Genre: Rock

Origin UK

Added: October 30th 2005
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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