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Artist: Deep Purple

Title: House of Blue Light

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1987

Label: Mercury (Germany)

Catalog Number: 831318-2


Ritchie Blackmore guitar
Ian Gillan vocals, conga, harmonica
Roger Glover bass, synthesizer
Jon Lord keyboards
Ian Paice drums


1.  Bad Attitude  5:03
2.  The Unwritten Law  4:54
3.  Call of the Wild  4:48
4.  Mad Dog  4:35
5.  Black and White  4:39
6.  Hard Lovin' Woman  3:24
7.  The Spanish Archer  5:31
8.  Strangeways  7:35
9.  Mitzi Dupree  5:05
10.  Dead or Alive  4:59
Total Running Time:  50:33

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From: Kabubala Date: December 16, 2001 at 21:19
After PERFECT STRANGERS, the band decided to move into a more experimental direction. Though, many fans weren't ready for this new direction, I feel this album has stood the test of time, and in some ways gets better with each passing year. The album is solid from beginning to end, but one song really stands out. That song is "Mitzi Dupree". C'mon Purple, play this one live sometime!!!

From: snip Date: March 23, 2004 at 20:13
This album is fantastic, i agree with kabubala that it stands the test of time . However it was misunderstood and I don't know why . Many people say it is more commercial than " Perfect strangers ". Maybe it is but it doesn't lose any of its strength and melody . There are some compositions which really stand out : mad dog ( with the fantastic ending guitar solo ) , black and white highlighting the musical understanding between blackmore and gillan , spanish archer ( classic blackmore-penned com

From: Big Papa K Date: June 26, 2004 at 1:33
This one is quite a change from "Perfect Strangers". Not saying this is bad, but just a little too over-produced for Deep Purple. "Call Of The Wild" is a fantastic pop song. 6/10

From: Ratt72 Date: September 5, 2004 at 2:07
The opening song Bad Attitude it's certainly a great tune, but the rest of album its another poor try to match the old material, except the great blues-rock Mitzie Dupree,one of best blue rock songs I ever heard.

From: Kryiis Karl Date: November 6, 2004 at 4:32
I think this one deserves to be paid attention to, but you have to listen to it forgetting the passionate aspect of Deep Purple classics fans. Think it was somehow a courageous attempt at that time, and this album is good.

From: Propane Date: November 30, 2004 at 10:22
This one's just fine, It'll do. Nice musicianship once again.

From: Rycheage Date: January 15, 2007 at 22:02
Kind of fell between the cracks, this one. After "Perfect Strangers" this one is one of my faves. "Mitzy Dupree" and "Call Of The Wild" really stand out but this one is one fluid listen from beginning to end.

From: Axelinger Date: October 20, 2009 at 7:00
The Spanish Archer contains some strangely bizarre lead work by Ritchie Blackmore - too bad he's playing lead lute these days.

From: Animal! Date: January 24, 2011 at 21:01
I don't care about critics or even the band, I think this is a great album.1,2,3,6,8,9, and 10 are the best and the others are ok but over all I give this a 9 out of 10.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 8, 2011 at 20:59
Very pleasant release...a mix of Hard Rocking tracks plus some others having an american approach in sound...Ian Guillan's at his best undoubtebly ...not to mention the rest of the guys!!! ..."Call Of The Wild"(AORish) & "Black And White" are my faves but add 2 that "Bad Attitude","The Unwritten Law","Mad Dog"(catchy)& "Dead Or Alive"(rocks!)...recommended album...90/100

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