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Deep Purple - Rio de Janeiro 8/03 - Review
[ d e e p P u r . p l e ) The Highway Star

Rio de Janeiro 8/03 - Review

So, after 5 years, Deep Purple is back. The show was scheduled to begin at 22:30, I got into the Metropolitan at 20:30. The crowd was mixed between teen and some old guys. The Manager told me that they sold 6.000 tickets.The band entered on stage at 22:30, and begin with Hush; the crowd started to get crazy. As the show goes by, it seems to me that the band enjoyed the crowd. The highlight was Steve, he is a great musician with great solos. He is clean, cool and don't make acrobatics things like the others, he is very simple and got the crowd into his pocket. I enjoyed him very much. Jon Lord, in this show, stayed behind, with short solos and even played samba. Roger and Paice were the Deep Purple backbone and Gillan is the great Ian Gillan. Singing like the good old times. In the end, the crowd started screaming Highway Star, and they started to play this song. And Steve passed the test; it is a great responsibility to play this solo like TMIB, but he did, with a incredible solo. What a incredible performance. Hope to see them again in the future and pray for a live album and a live video of this tour.

Set List

  • Hush
  • Fireball
  • Black Night
  • Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
  • Pictures Of Home
  • Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover
  • Woman From Tokyo
  • Smoke On The Water
  • The Aviator
  • Rosa's Cantina
  • No One Came
  • When A Blind Mn Cries
  • Speed King


  • Perfect Strangers
  • Highway Star
 Renato Maestrali Moraes

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