Picks and Pans Review: Slaves and Masters

updated 12/17/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/17/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

Deep Purple

On the upside, listening to this album reminds you of all those old Deep Purple records you, as a callow youth intent on rebellion, used to turn up really loud. With the exception of new vocalist Joe Lynn Turner, these are the same players that sold millions of LPs in the early '70s. The first two tracks, "King of Dreams" and "The Cut Runs Deep," move along with enough power to crush a brain cell at 10 paces. Okay, so they sound a lot like Foreigner, but Foreigner always used to sound a lot like Deep Purple. The downside, however, happens to be that this record reminds you of all your old Deep Purple records. The album not only repeats itself, it repeats material that was showing its age 15 years ago. There's nothing new or different about rockers like "Truth Hurts" and "Fortuneteller.' " Slaves and Masters is like a trip back in time, but it's a journey that leaves you feeling old. (RCA)

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