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End of tour energy

Performance energy peaked in Dallas. It was clear that they gave it all for the final show of the North American Tour. No sound problems here. Good job Dallas, for feeding their energy. The set list changes included playing both Woman from Tokyo and Kiss Tomorrow Good-Bye. For the encore they played a killer Speed […]

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Five shooters in Dallas

25 August 2007 — The last stop of Deep Purple´s 2007 North American Tour. This is what I love so much about this band. They were on! Of course, I arrived 6-hours early (no chance of being late that way), talked to a couple of the HOB ladies, and asked them what of sight-seeing significance […]

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Roger: we’re connected with Montreux at the hip

In the wake of Monteux’2006 release, Classic Rock Revisited has published Peter Lindblad’s interview with Roger Glover. Roger discusses special connection the band shares with this swiss town, the infamous Casino fire that laid down the story told in Smoke on the Water, their appearances at the Monterux Jazz Festival, and the upcoming French tour. […]

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Gillan takes side in local controvercy

Ian Gillan spoke to his local newspaper Dorset Echo backing the opposition against a road project, over which the tempers are apparently flying very high (just check the comments to the article on newspaper’s website). The bone of contention seems to be the Dorset County Council’s plan to build a relief road from Dorchester (county […]

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Two are better than one

It has become a good tradition during Steve Morse’s tenure in the band to invite other musicians to jam on stage with Deep Purple. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. Hey, it’s only a jam after all! Here is an example where it worked beautifully. On February 11, 2004 Deep Purple played a gig at […]

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Gillan’s vocal range

Here are seven excerpts of Gillan singing that illustrate his vocal range:

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Hoochie Coochie website

Jon Lord & The Hoochie Coochie Men have a new website, launched in time for release of their new album, ‘Danger, White Men Dancing‘. Find info about the band, video clips and – most importantly – sound clips from the forthcoming album with guest appearances by Ian Gillan, Jimmy Barnes and Jeff Duff. Check out […]

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Purpendicular waltz in Texas

The August 23rd and 24th 2007 shows in San Antonio and Houston make shows 12 and 13 for me since first seeing the band in Dallas in 1985. The band continues to be in fantastic form, having fun and radiating enough energy to alleviate any need for oil imports. After this many shows, I wasn’t […]

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Still a vital band

Since reviews from fan sites and media alike have generally been favourable (if not glowing at times) I wasn’t too worried about this show, but still and all I hadn’t seen the band live since 1996 and like many others I have seen more than a few classic rock bands on summer (nostalgia) tours they […]

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End of tour volume

Saturday night the boys of Deep Purple ended the U.S. leg of their 2007 “Rapture of the Deep” tour at the Dallas House of Blues. The venue was a smaller auditorium that held 1625 people. I’m not sure if it sold out, but it was hard to find an empty set in the house. Down […]

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