I remember waiting for this album like waiting for Xmas; And while only a handful of tracks could be considered ‘classic Deep Purple’, every song is solid, and all the players are in fine form. Blackmore is his usual unusual self, complete with angular, odd-scales, blues flurries, and his trademark, stinging vibrato; Ian sounds right at home, and the band just seems to follow close behind. This has been recently remastered(I don’t know about the paticular version I’m reviewing, but I know it’s out there…), so it sounds even better. And for being close to 25 years old, it still sounds great to me. A good CD to introduce younger listeners to these guys…it’s old, but not that old.