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Archive for January, 2006



Made In Japan 2006

Dream Theater continue their tradition of covering a classic album in it’s entirety at any two-night stands in the same city. Earlier this month they performed Deep Purple’s “Made in Japan” at two shows in Japan (January 13 in Tokyo and January 15 in Osaka). The setlist was: 01. Highway Star 02. Child in Time […]

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Magnificient – Brussels

A few years ago in Lichtenvoorde at the Arrow Festival I was hugely disappointed. A very obligatory set, no inspiration. I thought they had lost it, and told myself, ‘no more Purple concerts.’ I’ve seen them many times and it is enough. BOY, WAS I WRONG! The album Rapture of the Deep was too good […]

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Furious applause – Brussels

I arrived at 19:10 at the sold out venue. First things first: getting me a new T-shirt. They are quite nice, I’ve seen a lot worse Deep Purple T-shirts (with dragons, etc.) The long sleeve I bought is a real nice one, it is one of the most beautiful ones I have in my Deep […]

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10,000 people conquered by the winning team – Brussels

I’m just back from the DP concert at Brussels, and yes it was great! Better than the Bananas tour, but still under construction for some parts. Major mistakes in Before Time Began (in the structure), but I’m sure they’ll fix it by tomorrow. And Gillan will learn his lyrics. The tour is still young. I […]

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What an Eiffel! – Paris

What a fantastic show! This was a treat and a half for me. On my 47th birthday we flew into Paris on a cold afternoon, quick trip up the Eiffel Tower back to the hotel for a quick change and on to the Zenith, great auditorium, difficult to walk to! We arrived at around 8.45 […]

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Purple reflections – Barcelona

Reflections on Deep Purple, Barcelona 22 January 2006 The Pavelló Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, is a sports hall, built for the Olympics held here in 1986. Owing to a “crap promoter” (Ian Gillan’s words) the doors were late opening and there was no support band. Hence it was two-and-a-half hours after the advertised opening time before […]

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Butterfly Ball DVD

“The Butterfly Ball” film will finally be released on DVD. It feature a performance from Royal Albert Hall 16th October 1975 by Roger Glover, Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, David Coverdale among others. The film has also animations. Here you can read more about Butterfly Ball. The DVD will be released March 14. You can preorder […]

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Rick van der Linden RIP

On January 22 Dutch keyboard wizard Rick van der Linden passed away after suffering a brain stroke in November. Rick was the very best keyboard player ever in the Netherlands, better than Keith Emerson and on a par with Rick Wakeman. As far as I know the only (remote) connection to Deep Purple is Rick […]

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The Lord of Brazilian politics

Ever wondered what Jon Lord is up to these days? Apparently he has heard that the Brazilian government likes musicians so he took the name Jacques Wagner and became Brazil’s Minister of Institutional Relations. 🙂 (Thanks to Rodrigo Werneck for the picture!)

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Rapture Tour Edition CD

Edel will release a special Tour Edition of “Rapture Of The Deep“. The release date is set to February 2. The album will feature 4 additional live recordings as well as the 10 original tracks. You can preorder the CD in our shop. 1. Money Talks 2. Girls Like That 3. Wrong Man 4. Rapture […]

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