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Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story

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It is now 35 years since Deep Purple first came together and today — 14 musicians, 17 albums, and millions of record sales later — the group remains a monster. Smoke on the Water is the first book in more than 20 years to tell the story of this remarkable band, from their grandiose inception in 1968 to the release of their latest album in 2003. Drawing from candid intervie ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by ECW Press
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Interessante, ma 40 anni di carriera sono davvero troppi... l'autore è bravo, ma non ha modo di fare più di un veloce resoconto cronachistico delle mille tappe della band, senza soffermarsi ad emozionarsi su alcuni momenti, o a riflettere su altri. Un lungo articolo, non un romanzo. Qualche capitolo in più su quello che è successo in quei corridoi d'albergo a Montreaux, nel dicembre 1972, sarebbe stato meglio che non leggere piccoli dettagli sui progetti alternativi di Hughes...
Not as enlightening as I had hoped as to the interpersonal issues the band has faced over the years, but it was a fun read never-the-less.
Not overly exciting but interesting to learn about a band I didn't know about. Wikipedia may be quicker
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