Rapture of the Deep was released in 2005. Unlike the last two albums, this album isn’t skipped on Spotify. The album reached #81 in the UK and #43 in the US.
Ian Gillan: vocals
Steve Morse: guitar
Roger Glover: bass
Dan Airey: keyboards
Ian Paice: drums
- “Money Talks”: This is a great opener. Steve and Roger have great chemistry, and Steve has an excellent solo.
- “Girls Like That”: Airey’s keyboards really shine here.
- “Wrong Man”: The rhythm section sounds great.
- ” Rapture of the Deep “:The title track is the best song on the album, and another chance for Airey to shine.
- ” Clearly Quite Absurd”: I didn’t like this at first, but on the second listen, it sounded better.
- “Don’t Let Go”: I love Airey’s solo.
- ” Back to Back”: Some solid drumming and two great solos from Morse and Airey.
- “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye”: The rhythm slams on this.
- ” Junkyard Blues “: Paice kills it on the drums.
- ” Before Time Began”: The closer has good bass and keys.
Final Verdict: While Gillan’s singing isn’t that great anymore, everyone else, especially Airey, makes up for it. This album really allows him to shine.