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Archive for July, 2008



Sam Brown is a genius

Even your favourite records tend to disappear in the depths of your collection very now and then. I’ve recently rediscovered the excellent solo albums from Deep Purple family friend Sam Brown. These are albums packed with soulful, bluesy, well played, well arranged, well, simply great music from, in my opinion at least, one of the […]

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Blackmore getting married

In a report from a Blackmore’s Night video shoot we found the news that Ritchie Blackmore finally is getting married to his band mate and girlfriend since 15 years, Candice Night. The wedding will take place in October and will be held in a castle somewhere.

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Belgium: Fresh as a cat fish out of the water

OK, the sky is black and lightning was igniting roaring thunder. This must be a Deep Purple concert. After Eddy Grant doing a Jimi Hendrix act during his voodoo rain dance, we had to wait for Deep Purple to bring down the house. Let me tell you that the other parts in the country got […]

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They still rock!

2008.7.26 Tanzbrunnen, Cologne, Germany Yesterday i went to my first purple concert. Purple were in great form and their new setlist rocks. Gillan was in great form, as were Morse and Glover. Airey was difficult to hear at times (from were i stood). Setlist (don´t renember the right running order): Fireball (1st)interpolating: – Into the […]

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Deep Purple in Vienne

I came to see D.P. in Vienne (France); this nice little town in the Alps is a really beautiful place with a castle and a roman arena where the concert took place. It was an open air concert, the weather was perfect, a nice summer night and several thousand people where there. Set list : […]

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Fullly packed in Montreux

Just home from a trip to Montreux where me and my wife got to witness an incredible performance by Deep Purple at the closing of the 42nd Jazz Festival. The set list already given by others. What struck me was how heavy they sounded all the way through. Highlights for me were several. Into the […]

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Montreux: Solid concert

Sold Out: 10:30 – 12:10 Deep Purple playing solid concert Gillan voice with problems Set list: Fireball Into the Fire Strange Kind of Woman Rapture of the Deep Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Contact Lost Steve Morse Solo Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming Wring that Neck Well Dressed Guitar The Battle Rages On Don Airey solo Perfect […]

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Jon Lord gives details about his summer concerts

Jon Lord felt he need to make some clarifications regarding his upcoming Summer Proms concerts, so he asked us to post this information: Hi All I [would like to] clear up what appears to be a bit of confusion about what I am gonna play at these three UK “Summer Proms” gigs I’m doing, on […]

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Surprises in Montreux

Reports are coming in about an amazing gig at this year’s Montreux Jazz Festival. The band switched some stuff around and brought in some surprises into the set. The full setlist: Fireball Into the Fire Strange Kind of Woman Rapture of the Deep Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye Contact Lost Steve Morse Solo Sometimes I Feel Like […]

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Don Airey tour postponed

from Don’s record company, Mascot Records: 07/16/08 M- Don Airey Tour Cancelled The recently announced tour of Don Airey has been cancelled due to his busy touring schedule with Deep Purple. Off course the tour will be rescheduled, we’ll keep you updated on any news regarding Mr. Airey.

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