Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Rapture of the Deep CD 10 Edel Records (multinational, ERE suffix) 0165542ERE 4029758655429
Rapture of the Deep CD 11 Edel Records (multinational, ERE suffix) 0165762ERE 4029758657621
Rapture of the Deep CD 11
Rapture of the Deep CD 11 Eagle Records (division of Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.) ER 20083-2 0826992008325
Rapture of the Deep (marbled purple/white vinyl) 2×12" Vinyl 6 + 5 Eagle Records (division of Eagle Rock Entertainment Ltd.) ER 20083-1 826992008318
Rapture of the Deep 2×CD 11 + 8 Edel Records (multinational, ERE suffix) 0169342ERE 4029758693421
Rapture of the Deep (bonus disc) (unknown) 8
Rapture of the Deep (tour edition) 2×CD 11 + 8 Edel Records (multinational, ERE suffix) 0169352ERE 4029758693520
Rapture of the Deep Digital Media 11 Eagle Rock Entertainment Limited (not for release label use!)


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After the plodding Abandon, and the disposable Bananas, you'd be forgiven for not expecting too much from Purple's latest offering. Yet lengthy jams, heavy riffs, chugging basslines, and waves of deliciously smoking Hammond organ signal an intent within the Purple camp. They're back, and they're on form.

Don Airey is the star of the show, returning the trademark Hammond sound to the band from whence it came, whilst forming a chemistry with guitarist Steve Morse that was largely missing on their last album.

The beautiful "Clearly Quite Absurd" is the show stopper, exploring the lower registers of Ian Gillan's voice, while "Don't Let Go" has Roger Glover providing some of the funkiest bass of his career.

Tracks like "Wrong Man", "Rapture Of The Deep" and "Junkyard Blues"provide a level of excitement that's been missing since 1996's Purpendicular. This is classic Deep Purple. Welcome back.