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Archive for July, 2009



Gert the engineer speaks to Soundcraft

Current Deep Purple’s front of the house soundman Gert Sanner gave a brief interview published by soundcraft.com. Among fairly technical things, he shares his memories of the recent Japanese tour: Purple don’t use a set list, so I have to be on my toes all the time ready to make adjustments in a split second, […]

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Rock Aid Armenia: 20 years after

20 years ago, on July 8, 1989, a group of musicians gathered at the Metropolis Studios in Chiswick, London to make a benefit record to raise money for the 1988 earthquake relief in Armenia. In early October this year Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi and Geoff Downes will visit Armenia together with Jon Dee who organized the original Rock Aid Armenia project.

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Incongruity Rules

In the latest installment of Caramba TV, Big Ian reports from his undressing room in Baalbeck.

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Audiophile In Rock is #2 on CD Universe chart

Audio Fidelity’s In Rock achieved a surprising chart success in the top sellers list of an online retailer CD Universe. As of July 29, it reached #2 interrupting a bevy of Michael Jackson’s albums. Meanwhile this release is only at #325 in Amazon.com charts. Thanks to JL from deep-purple.ru forum for spotting this.

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In Rock gets audiophile treatment

Audiophile label Audio Fidelity has released on July 21 their own remastered version of In Rock on a limited edition 24 karat gold CD (yep, that’s real 24 karat gold instead of aluminum; which has nothing to do with sound quality, just longevity). Mastering for the CD was performed by a cult engineer Steve Hoffman. […]

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Venue change in Madrid

The concert on September 15 in Madrid, Spain, has been moved from La Cubierta to Palacio Vistalegre. Both are big modern arenas of similar capacity (10-15,000), so it is likely it has something to do with e.g. hall availability, rather than ticket sales.

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Decent show under the midnight sun

Lakselv, Northern Norway The set list was the same as Copenhagen, but without “Wrong man”. Paice is brilliant. Keeps the whole thing together with Glover, but no drum solo this night. Morse was also good, but no surprises for the die hard fans, but a lot of the show was new for most of the […]

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The boys were back in Copenhagen town

Another concert with DP on DP’s homeground, KB Hallen! Lots of good experiences before the concert when meeting souls-mates in town on their way to the concerthall and at the entrance of the hall. Lights went out at aprr. 9.15 PM and after a piece of music, my favorite starter “Highway Star”! And then it […]

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Deep Picturesque in Locarno

Set list didn’t had much surprises but as always a strong one. The intro – Is an unreleased track from Don Airey, at least that’s what I heard. Nice bombastic and imo better then the jazzy jump intro. Highway star – Ah, what can you say about that one except that it’s an excellent song. […]

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Fine show at historic Copenhagen venue

KB-Hallen has been a part of the regular circuit for DP for quite a long time now and we have high expectations as they have always delivered when they hit this stage. As Roger Glover put it, it is a part of the band’s history. They certainly took up the challenge, especially the three Mark […]

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