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Archive for October, 2013



Après Vous

Opening with Après Vous instead of a staple tune on this tour was certainly a ballsy move on the part of the band. Here’s a good one, from Regensburg on October 25. (watch inside)

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A heart for children

Bild.de reports that while in Berlin Deep Purple have signed a guitar (a white Strat, no less) that is being auctioned now on Ebay. All proceeds will go to charity Ein Herz für Kinder (A Heart for Children) that promotes children health, education and welfare in Germany and abroad. The auction closes on November 9 […]

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Purple for a day

About a month ago The Guardian interviewed musical duo Chas & Dave (the Chas part is none other but Chas Hodges of The Outlaws fame). He recalls an episode that happened in 1971 while supporting Deep Purple on tour: And then lightning strikes Chas. “I forgot all about it, but we did a tour with […]

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Perfect Strangers Live in the charts

Since its release earlier this month, Perfect Strangers Live enjoyed success in the charts. As the album was released on both video and audio, it had a chance to enter charts in both categories (where available): UK Music Video Top 40 #1 on (week ending) October 26, #8 on November 2; #15 on November 9, […]

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Other viewpoints – the UK tour

I guess sometimes you have to be there to know. However here’s a couple more reviews from the UK tour, covering both sides of the coin…. Purple returned to Glasgow on the back of the great new album and we were intrigued to see how much they would change their set to accommodate it. We […]

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Made in Japan documentary teaser

The original management company Deep Purple (Overseas) has posted a teaser for the Made in Japan documentary that is being prepared for release some time early next year: The documentary component highlights the Mark 2 period of the band with a focus on the recording of ‘Machine Head’, the friction that developed within the band, […]

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Craftsmen

Deep Purple live at Donau Arena (Regensburg, Germany 2013-10-25) With positive but nevertheless mixed feelings I remiss on the performance. Frampton+co was good and funny. But Peter: ‘mit Euch’ nicht ‘mit Ihnen’ (chuckle!). We’re all united, ain’t we? Was Gill(i?!)an quite with it til Strange Kinda … (ie 5 th)?! It got better and better […]

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Tour edition update

Edel has released an updated tracklist for the Now what?! tour edition. The second CD (a.k.a. Live Tapes) portion is now: Strange Kind Of Woman Hard Loving Man Vincent Price Contact Lost All The Time in The World No One Came Bodyline Perfect Strangers Above And Beyond Lazy Black Night Smoke On The Water Live […]

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Sounds like he’s not showing up

Blackmore’s management circulated the following message today: Please note Ritchie has no involvement in the particular organization that is putting on an event at the Royal Albert Hall. Mourning is very personal – He would rather express himself in the instrumental he wrote for Jon – Carry on Jon. The ‘event at the Royal Alber […]

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Fire up your karaoke machines

In an effort to promote the tour a.k.a. gold edition of Now what?! (which has been postponed to late November – early December) the record company has posted an instrumental mix of Hell to Pay.

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