Rapture of the Deep

Rapture of the Deep is the 18th studio album by English hard rock band Deep Purple, released in November 2005. It is the fourth studio album from Deep Purple since Steve Morse joined the band in 1994 and the second to feature veteran keyboardist Don Airey. The album was produced by Mike Bradford who also produced the band's previous release, Bananas.

Rapture of the Deep
Rapture of the Deep - Deep Purple.jpg
Studio album by
Released24 October 2005
RecordedMay–June 2005
StudioChunky Style Studios, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length55:48
LabelEdel
ProducerMichael Bradford
Deep Purple chronology
Bananas
(2003)
Rapture of the Deep
(2005)
Now What?!
(2013)

Release and receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
About.com     [1]
AllMusic     [2]
BBC Music(favourable)[3]
BW&BK10/10[4]
Drowned in Sound5/10[5]
PopMatters          [6]
Terrorizer4/10[7]

Like Bananas, the album received generally positive reviews from critics and fans.[2][8] Rapture of the Deep is Deep Purple's first release in Europe on the German label Edel Records, while in the US the record was released by Edel's sub-label Eagle Records.

The album peaked on Billboard's USA Top Independent Albums chart at position No. 43.[9] In the USA, the album sold 2500 copies during the first week. In the UK, the album sold 3500 copies during the first week and 1200 copies during the week after.[10] It also made the top 20 in several European charts. The title track "Rapture of the Deep" was released as a promo single in 2005.

Track listingEdit

Standard editionEdit

All songs written by Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Don Airey and Ian Paice, except where noted

No.TitleLength
1."Money Talks"5:31
2."Girls Like That"4:02
3."Wrong Man"4:53
4."Rapture of the Deep"5:58
5."Clearly Quite Absurd"5:25
6."Don't Let Go"4:32
7."Back to Back"4:03
8."Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"4:18
9."Junkyard Blues"5:32
10."Before Time Began"6:30
Limited Edition/Special Tour Edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
9."MTV"4:56
10."Junkyard Blues"5:33
11."Before Time Began"6:30
Japanese bonus track
No.TitleLength
11."Things I Never Said"4:48
Special Tour Edition bonus disc
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Clearly Quite Absurd" (new version) 3:38
2."Things I Never Said" 4:48
3."The Well-Dressed Guitar" (instrumental outtake from Bananas sessions)Morse2:51
4."Rapture of the Deep" (Live at the Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK, 10 October 2005) 5:15
5."Wrong Man" (Live at the Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK, 10 October 2005) 4:29
6."Highway Star" (Live at the Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK, 10 October 2005)Ritchie Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Jon Lord, Paice8:09
7."Smoke on the Water" (Live at the Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK, 10 October 2005)Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice6:50
8."Perfect Strangers" (Live at the Hard Rock Cafe, London, UK, 10 October 2005)Blackmore, Gillan, Glover6:40

PersonnelEdit

Deep Purple
Production
  • Produced and engineered by Michael Bradford
  • Recorded at Chunky Style Studios, Los Angeles, CA, 2005
  • Mastered by Andy Van Dette at Masterdisk. New York

ChartsEdit

Chart (2005) Peak
position
German Albums Chart[11] 10
Finnish Albums Chart[12] 11
Swiss Albums Chart[13] 16
Italian Albums Chart[14] 19
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 20
Swedish Albums Chart[16] 22
Czech Republic Albums Chart[17] 32
Brazilian Albums Chart[citation needed] 39
Polish Albums Chart[17] 40
Top Independent Albums (USA)[9] 43
Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia)[18] 64
UK Albums Chart[19] 81
French Albums Chart[20] 85
Japanese Albums Chart[21] 240

AccoladesEdit

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Classic Rock United Kingdom "Classic Rock Album of the Year 2005"[22] 2006 24

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Shrivastava, Rahul (2005). "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep Review". BBC Music. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  4. ^ Popoff, Martin (26 September 2005). "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep". Bravewords.com. Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  5. ^ Lancaster, Nick (4 November 2005). "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep". Drowned in Sound. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  6. ^ Begrand, Adrien (19 December 2005). "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep". PopMatters. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  7. ^ Damien (December 2005). "Deep Purple: Rapture of the Deep". Terrorizer. No. 138. p. 70.
  8. ^ Bengtsson, Daniel. "Deep Purple - "Rapture of the Deep"". The Highway Star.com. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Deep Purple Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  10. ^ "ROTD sales in the USA and UK". thehighwaystar.com. 10 November 2005. Archived from the original on 31 December 2005.
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  14. ^ "Deep Purple – Rapture of the Deep (album)". Italiancharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
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  16. ^ "Deep Purple – Rapture of the Deep (album)". Swedishcharts.com. Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  17. ^ a b "Deep Purple: More 'Rapture Of The Deep' European Chart Positions Revealed". Blabbermouth.net. 11 November 2005. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  18. ^ "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep". Ultratop.be (Wallonia) (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  19. ^ "Deep Purple Official Charts". Official Chart Company. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  20. ^ "Deep Purple - Rapture of the Deep (album)". Lescharts.com (in French). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  21. ^ ディープ・パープルのアルバム売り上げランキング (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  22. ^ "Classic Rock Album of the Year 2005 – April 2006". Classic Rock. Retrieved 10 February 2009.