From moment when the opening organ drones that fades up into a monster of a song in this album's opener Knocking at Your Back Door, I knew this album was going to be classic! It's all there! From the Hammond pushing organ solo on Nobody's Home to the cosmic lyrics of the title track , this album rocks! My favorite part of this album is the third verse of "A Gypsy's Kiss" That always gets my fist pumped up in the air! In my opinion, this is the best album from Deep Purple since Machine Head.
Released in 1984, this album marks the return of the famous Mark 2 line-up. That is: Ian Gillian on the vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on the guitar, Jon Lord on the keys, Ian Paice on the skins, and Rodger Glover on the bass. This is the first that they played together since 1973!
I was fortunate to see them on this reunion tour at Alpine Valley. Man, was that concert LOUD! My ears were ringing with Gillian's screaming for hours after the show! Not to mention a killer laser light show!
Ladies and Gentlemen-A Gypsy's Kiss