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Very good gig

Deep Purple, Nantes, Pruillé (France, 11th November 2012).
Even sometimes are screaming was dropped as highway star it was a very good gig.
The show was energetic and fresh.I totally agree with the post from Grenoble,for Ian Paice and Ian Gillan.The drums solo was amazing and Ian Gillan was also in a fine form as Roger,Steve and Don who has played”Dans les prisons de Nantes”.
Audience:5500.
The crow was happy and enthousiastic..
Higlighs:Hard loving man,The mule,no one came, Space trucking,Hush,Black night.
Fireball is a good opening.
Thanks to the Deep.

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16 Comments to “Very good gig”:

  1. 1
    buttockss says:

    Highway Star should not ever have been dropped from the set list, it should always be the opening song of the show, because of how it builds up then WHAM ! it smacks you in the face with it’s awsomeness.

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    Drdp says:

    No HWY STR @ A DP Concert? WTF!

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    Roberto says:

    take off ‘Smoke on the water’, ‘Black Night’ and ‘Hush’ and take it back ‘highway star’ with some other never played songs please…

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    Bmused123 says:

    They’ve opened with Highway Star for 40 years. No need to do it every tour, let them play newer material and songs they haven’t played before.

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    John says:

    I’d rather hear anything from Purpendicular!!

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    Reinder Dijkhuis says:

    Yeah, we’ve only heard it five thousand times so far!

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    brewok says:

    Good afternoon,….Assalamualaikum wr.wb….
    Hy,..i’m brewok from Indonesia,..
    For me Deep Purple it is the most legendariest band,..noone can doubt it
    Their song,especially those were released in 70′s until 90′s is so amazing,..
    I ‘ve already know about this webpage,..so surprised knowing how tight their sechdule to perform,..
    The last,..my deep condolescense for Jhon Lord,..may God Bless Him,..

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    HardRockPete says:

    No HS? So what? They’ve played it for years and years, and I prefer they would do some more odd numbers and some newer stuff instead. Black Night and Hush don’t need to be played each night either. There’s so much great stuff in the “Deep Purple fun bag”, new and old, that they can change the set list around ever night…..if they dare do it:-)

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    I think they feel scared of exchanging some of the oldies for , for example, things from whatever Morse album.

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    James says:

    I find only in Russia Highway Star , last one at 27th october , recorded in HD .

    -Maybe it appear somewhere in Deutschland.. :)

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    Hwy St*r says:

    Deep Purple has always been “my band” but they should take a lesson from Uriah Heep. Just saw the Heepsters at BB Kings (NYC) and they played a great setlist mix of old and NEW tunes. DP has made a lot of great music since ’94 and I for one would love to hear more of it live in concert so if I had to lose a classic or two to hear more Morse Era songs I’m all for it. Yes I love Highway Star but I have heard it played live by DP several times but I have never heard greats like the Purpendicular Waltz or Any Fule Kno That ever…..

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    muc72 says:

    Sad that HS isn’t in the setlist anymore. It was played as an encore for the 2 or 3 first gigs of the tour. I think this is because of Gillan’s voice. I agree that a DP gig without HS is a bit strange as it is probably their best and most powerful song.

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    big al says:

    hmmm, they opened with ted the mech a few years back, why not leave it out now and then, more morse era please!

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    John says:

    I would say about time it was dropped and more of the Machine Head album with it. They have been played to death. The 96 tour for Purpendicular was a refreshing change and since then they have rarely experimented with the set to the same degree. I would prefer songs rarely played or not at all to be in the set and why not more from the Morse era. Just my opinion before someone jumps down my throat for saying it. For example, why not have Rat Bat Blue or Place in Line, Strangeways, Anya,The Aviator etc in the set.

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    Chip says:

    They should have some standard songs like HS and Smoke in the set every night. Then play stuff from the back catalog…with a heavy emphasis on the Morse era stuff. It’s not that hard.

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    cyclone says:

    Have to say Highway Star smacks you in the face right out of the box. I last saw DP in Atlantic City about a year ago Ernie and the Maniacs (I believe that was the Band of which had some Boston heavy hitters in the group) They played some great Boston tunes and sounded great. I was afraid they would show up my favorites. Then Highway Star began and I knew why DP was the attraction. That said…how about some very old DP like the Shield? I really dig that tune.

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