On This Day (October 21)…Enraptured Purple

Deep Purple released Rapture of the Deep on this day in 2005. Album cover. Retrieved from here. This album was the second album of the Mark VIII era, following Bananas, which had been released in 2003. By this point, even newest member Don Airey had been with the band for three years; every other member … Continue reading On This Day (October 21)…Enraptured Purple

On This Day (August 25)…Deep Purple Goes Bananas

Deep Purple released Bananas on this day in 2003. Album cover. Retrieved from here. (Fair use) This album marked a notable change in the band's history. It was the first album to feature Don Airey on keyboards after he took the job from a retired Jon Lord. Lord actually received writing credit on two songs … Continue reading On This Day (August 25)…Deep Purple Goes Bananas