The House of Blue Light cd cover

Deep Purple

The House of Blue Light

After their grand return with Perfect Strangers, relationships were becoming strained again between the members. They still managed to force out a really strong record. Songs like Call of the Wild, Mitzi Dupree and the scorching opener Bad Attitude are dripping with Purple-isms. Ritchie doesn't really kick ass, choosing to fall into the background. Gillan's lyrics are particularly tongue in cheek and his vocals never seem too strained. A solid 8.5 out of 10. johnk5150

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Track Listing

  1. Bad Attitude
  2. The Unwritten Law
  3. Call Of The Wild
  4. Mad Dog
  5. Black And White
  6. Hard Lovin' Woman
  7. The Spanish Archer
  8. Strangeways
  9. Mitzi Dupree
  10. Dead Or Alive

BAND MEMBERS & GUests

VOCALS: Ian Gillan
GUITAR: Ritchie Blackmore
BASS: Roger Glover
DRUMS: Ian Paice
KEYBOARDS: Jon Lord

RECORDING INFORMATION

LABEL: Mercury
PRODUCED BY: Roger Glover
RELEASE YEAR: 1987
“She's a walking contradiction. She says no when she means yes. Such a connoisseur of friction, plays the game with true finesse.”