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Live in Verona

Live in Verona cover; image courtesy of Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock will release a new Deep Purple video, titled Live in Verona. This is the show at the Arena di Veriona — an ancient Roman amphitheater — on July 18, 2011, from the orchestral tour. It is due on October 20 in the UK in DVD and blu-ray formats. There are no further details at this point.

Meanwhile, here’s a pretty good quality audience recording of Lazy from that show to wet your appetite:

Thanks to Peter for the info.



24 Comments to “Live in Verona”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Wildgrube says:

    supi das habe ich in dresden gesehen

  2. 2
    Ivano Bosello says:

    Great! I was there!

  3. 3
    Jerry Fielden says:

    Vienne, France, was an awesome show on that tour too!

  4. 4
    Matteo Cortese says:

    Me too! 😀

  5. 5
    Luis Augusto says:

    Cool ?! 🙁

    I thought it was more interesting “Live in Verona 1987”. At last, “Live in Montreux 2011 DVD/BLU-RAY/CD” already have this same tour and probably same set list.

  6. 6
    Clif Cooky Crawford says:

    Was with them when we played there in 1987-88. What an amazing place!! Just beautiful !!

  7. 7
    Giuseppe Fochesato says:

    Verona se non ci vai non sai. grande fascino. poi l arena unica al mondo come i DP

  8. 8
    Les Hedger says:

    I thought the Orchestra tour was a bad idea when it happened(a band on it’s last legs) and held out on getting the Montreux DVD. When I finally bought it I realized I was wrong!! It actually seemed to revitalize the band . After the tour we got Now What and the live show seemed to really improve. Can’t wait to get this.

  9. 9
    Scoot says:

    That’s good news. I’ve seen clips of Verona and it’s a brilliant concert.

  10. 10
    Tom Koifman says:

    No cd?

  11. 11
    Ovidio Morini says:

    Io ero presente…ricordo indelebile!!!

  12. 12
    Alexander Taylor says:

    Rather have a gig from the recent tour

  13. 13
    terry says:

    A much better show than the Montreux release from the same tour .Much more atmosphere due to the setting and I believe Ian Gillan was in good voice that night compared to Montreux.

  14. 14
    peter Chrisp says:

    Here’s the track listing: Highway Star,Hard Lovin’Man,Maybe I’m A Leo, Strange Kinda Woman, Rapture Of The Deep,Woman From Tokyo,Contact Lost,Guitar Solo,When A Blind Man Cries,The well Dressed Guitar,Knockin” At Your Backdoor,Lazy.No One Came,Keyboard Solo,Perfect Strangers Space Truckin’ Smoke On The Water,Hush/Bass solo, and Black Night

  15. 15
    Drdp says:

    Oh to be a Deep Purple completist = BROKE!

  16. 16
    Ivica says:

    “Lazy” hilarious, magic concert performance of all formations DP
    Top Ten DP
    1.Lazy
    2.Child in Time
    3.Smoke On The Water
    4.Soldier of Fortune
    5.Highway Star
    6.Perfect Strangers
    7.Burn
    8.Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
    9.Pictures Of Home
    10.When A Blind Man Cries

  17. 17
    Agostino Pala says:

    7a fila.. grandissimi

  18. 18
    Jack says:

    Release the Budokan gig!! It was filmed!! We have the Montreux 2011 orchestral gig already…maybe this is interesting to see due to the venue…the Roman Amphittheater though… 🙂

  19. 19
    LRT says:

    The bootleg proves this will be out of sight. It’s definitely a lot to do with the scenery.

  20. 20
    Scoot says:

    A couple of folks have mentioned the Budokan gig. Other than a gig at Budokan, what’s significant abut that show? Am I missing something I need to spend money on?

  21. 21
    Bo says:

    Sorry, but borring.
    Have the same show on Blu-Ray just from Montreux.
    To pay for more DVDs/Blu-Rays it has to be special and with the uniqe spirit of Purple, and that brings me back to Mrk II or III days.
    Look at the shows in US. 3 numers from the very well selling “NowWhat?” CD. Do Purple today believe in themself? 75% are Mrk II songs.

  22. 22
    Finn says:

    Again – seen it before – just better. So not this time.

  23. 23
    Marcello D\'Agostino says:

    Is expected to release on CD also or is it just for japan ??

  24. 24
    Scott W. says:

    Being a late buyer on this, I just watched half of it and it is quite good. Not many great close ups of Steve’s fretwork though. Gillan in quite strong voice which means alot, as I find DP sometimes a bit difficult to watch now days when one of my fave singers is struggling. High point so far is ‘Rapture’ as it is the only current Morse era song in the whole show (2 Steve Instrumentals are not songs per se’). The orchestra and band work together wonderfully and it almost makes you wish there was an orchestra on the studio cut (but thats what keyboards are great for!). I must say though, if this say’s anything… that this dvd sat on my table unplayed for a week before I felt the urge to watch it. Gone are the days when I literally ripped open the package after meeting the mailman at the box and put it directly in the player! That was back when another guitarist was in the band… just sayin’!

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