Deep Purple live at Montreux Jazz Festival (Montreux, Switzerland 2013-07-19)
Getting blasted by SOTW in Montreux, always a special experience.
For the rest, a typical, high-energy concert, with only three new tracks (Vincent Price, Above and Beyond, Body Line)
(Editors note: All the Time in the World was also played, so four new songs!)
and some new twists in the solos, which was more than welcome. The old stuff was belted out in the usual professional manner and kept the crowd energized. Like many others, I was there with my kids, and they just loved it. For me, I think the highlight came from an odd place: The Mule was – dare I say it? Better than on Made in Japan.
My only regret: not enough new stuff. I’ve always held DP in my “top spot*, hardly a day goes by (since 1973) without me listening to their music. So for me, a concert is many things, but hearing new stuff should always be part of the experience.
Finally, a note on a long-running topic: IG’s voice. It was perfect. He managed old and new material without a strain and I wondered why there are so many words written about this in the comments!
review by Another Martin