Best Songs from Deep Purple's BananasBananas is the 17th studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, released on 9 September 2003 via EMI Records and on 7 October 2003 via Sanctuary Records in the USA.
This is the first Deep Purple album to feature Don Airey on the keyboards, replacing founding member Jon Lord, who left the band in 2002 to retire.
The album was recorded in Los Angeles during January and February 2003. It is also notable as being the only Ian Gillan -fronted Deep Purple album which makes use of backing vocals other than Gillan's own, with the song "Haunted" featuring Beth Hart.
Genre: Hard Rock
Ian Gillan – lead vocals
Steve Morse – guitar, backing vocals
Don Airey – keyboards
Roger Glover – bass
Ian Paice – drums
Paul Buckmaster – string arrangement and cello on "Haunted"
Beth Hart – backing vocals on "Haunted"
Michael Bradford – guitar on "Walk On"
Michael Bradford - producer, engineer
Chris Wonzer - assistante engineer
Andy Vandette - mastering at Masterdisk, New York
The Top Ten
2 Contact Lost
3 House of Pain
4 Picture of Innocence
6 Sun Goes Down
7 Walk On
8 Razzle Dazzle
9 Silver Tongue
10 I Got Your Number
11 Doing It Tonight
12 Never a Word
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