Asia 2002 reviews
A craving for mud
Despite my misgivings about the Morse lineup I was just as excited as the rest of the 6-7000 crowd. DP in my homeland! The last time the band came here was in the early 1990s with the ill-fated JLT-lineup. I heard from my uncle that JLT was terrible and he stopped midway thru the concert as his voice was shot, and the fans ended up disappointed. Tonight though everyone enjoyed a great show but with hindsight it could have been better.
The mistakes were:
The highlights were 1. Gillan's voice was OK (thank God). He couldn't scream
that well but his singing was legendary.
As this was an open air event I was secretly wishing for rain. But it didn't come. It would make it all even memorable wouldn't it? I guess those who went to Knebworth in 1985 should know. [But would they agree the rain enhanced the experience?! Rasmus]
Thank you Deep Purple for making my day. Blackmore's absence was truly felt, but only nostalgically. Musically Blackmore wasn't missed due to Morse's great show. But whenever a riff is being played like the Perfect Strangers intro or Smoke On The Water, you really wish Blackmore was there instead of Morse.
All in all a truly enjoyable show.....
Unauthorized copying, while sometimes necessary, is never as good as
the real thing (with apologies to Ani)
(c) 2005, The Highway Star