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UK reviews 2002 (rescheduled)

Good Lord

If that was the last time that I shall see Jon Lord on stage with Deep Purple then it was a very good performance to go out on. The atmosphere inside the Odeon (forget the Apollo!) was electric as soon as the lights went down at 8:30pm.

The set list was punchy and if anything lacked a couple of the more subtle tracks from the recent Purple catalogue. If not Child In Time, then Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming. Fools or Watching The Sky and drop the Well Dressed Guitar for Up The Wall. This would have made the night perfect as opposed to brilliant.

• Fireball
• Woman From Tokyo
• Mary Long
• Ted The Mechanic
• Lazy
• The Well Dressed Guitar
• When A Blind Man Cries
• Space Truckin'
• Perfect Strangers*
• Speed King*
• Smoke On The Water **

• Hush*
• Black Night
• Highway Star *

* Featured Jon Lord

** Featured "some friends we met down the pub" - Janick Gers, Bruce Dickinson and Nicko Mcbrain from Iron Maiden.

The 100 minutes just flew by and then they were gone. I hope that the management allow for a third soundboard series covering some early dates from February and some of these dates to made available.

Good luck in the studio guys - here's to the next time and thanks Jon for all the fish!

Ian & Lorraine Surridge

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