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Smoke on the Water: Tribute to Deep Purple
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Smoke on the Water: Tribute to Deep Purple
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Smoke on the Water: Tribute to Deep Purple
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Shrapnel
Original Release Date: 12/12/1994
Re-Release Date: 11/8/1994
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: By Decade, 1990s, Tributes, Rock Guitarists, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 026245107625

CD Reviews

cd-heaven | ROCK CITY | 12/31/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD by far has the best line-up i've ever seen assembled for a tribute. All the BIG name guitarists are on this-Malmsteen, Tony MacAlpine, Richie Kotzen, Paul Gilbert, Reb Beach, John Norum, and Vinnie Moore. For vocalists, one time Purple voice Glenn Hughes, Don Dokken, Kelly Keeling, This is a terrific disc with performances that will knock you over. Malmsteen turns in two tracks and they are much, much better than anything on his Inspiration CD. He does Speed King and Lazy both of which are highlights. Glenn Hughes does a killer rip on Strombringer with John Norum providing the guitar, who is one of my favorite guitarists. Don Dokken teams up with Reb Beach, many years before Reb would join Dokken, coincidence? They do Fireball, which of course smokes! Richie Kotzen does a fine job singing and playing guitar on an obscure D.P. trakc, Rat Rat Blue. Vinne Moore joins voice Tony Harnell for Woman From Toyko, another highlight. All-in-all this is a fantastic tribute, fans of the above mentioned artists or fans of Purple will want to pick this one up."
Good intentions pave the way to mediocrity
C. Clark | United States | 07/14/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Smoke on The Water (imaginative title) is a star-studded tribute album dedicated to the world's pre-eminent progressive/metal/classic rock band, Deep Purple. All the artists involved are no doubt huge fan's of Purple's unique sound, and all of them are great players, but I find that for the most part this album lacks a lot of spark. It's a typical Varney project, shred guitar placed over a perfect but pedestrian rhythm section, and boring packaging. Almost all of the guitarists involved play it too close to the belt--in fact, the guy who does "Smoke on the Water" plays the solo note-for-note. If there is any exception, it is the opening number, "Speed King." Yngwie Malmsteen absolutely burns on it, and the singer sounds exactly like Ian Gillan. Overall, however, you'd be best to check out the real thing."
A powerful tribute cd
Gengish Skan | Italy | 08/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"it's a very powerful and funny tribute cd of Deep Purple band. In this cd you can find malmsteen, glenn hughes, joe lynn turner and so many other artists and fans of deep purple. The track i prefer is Stormbringer."