Lyric Theatre, Star City, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
April 21, 2004
Woman From Tokyo
I Got Your Number
Strange Kind Of Woman
Knocking At Your Back Door
Contact Lost - Steve Morse solo
The Well Dressed Guitar
Don Airey's solo (including Waltzing Matilda)
Doing It Tonight (Ian's rapping bit was fantastic!!)
When A Blind Man Cries (amazing vocals)
Smoke On The Water
Hit The Road Jack - Black Night
Billed as Deep Purple, "Up, close and personal" it
certainly was. Same set list as Tuesday's show except the solos seemed better.
Maybe that was just because I was sitting in the front row!
I scored a drumstick (for my 11-year-old daughter) and IG liked my Mambo shirt.
With a third concert in Sydney tomorrow night DP are "our resident band".
So this is what tomorrow holds - enjoy.
As Graeme said, what a great show we got last night. The songs
from Bananas sit so well in the set list and the guitar and keyboard solos were
a real blast.
I was in third row in front of Steve and scored one of the many guitar picks
he threw to the crowd. Ian sang a couple of different nursery rhymes before
moving into Hit The Road Jack, including the ditty about "sitting in front
of the TV playing with my wee wee".
Support was from Australia's own Billy Thorpe and it was one
of the few occasions I've experienced a crowd getting into the support act's
singalong as much as the main act. The sing-along to Most People I Know was
as loud and impressive as for Smoke and Black Night.
My only disappointment was the Steve didn't do the FM radio dial intro to Smoke.
Back in 1998 I would never have expected three Purple shows in five years. Let's
hope they get back here for another before the boots are hung up!
I went to the concert in Sydney, it was OK, but not great.
The new stuff has a very different style to their old stuff and so jumping between
the two seems to detract from the energy of the concert.
It would be nice if they played at least something from the David Coverdale
era, perhaps Burn, Mistreated or Stormbringer.