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Geneva: Purple in utero

Firstly, I would like to add a few points to the previous review by Martin Damary. The concert was completely packed and the Arena holds around 9.500 when used with standing-room (parterre debout). We were at the very front on Roger’s side of the stage. The band started around 9:30 and with the encores, the […]

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Nancy: Great – once again

20 years ago when I was 15, I heard a song one evening on the radio and next morning, I ran to my record shop to sing the tune to the salesman. Ohh, “Smoke on the Water”, he replied. this day I bought the “Machine Head” LP and it all began. This is what I […]

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Fulminantes Zürich

Nach dem Vorprogramm konnte man es kaum erwarten als 20.40 Deep Purple auf die Bühne kamen. Mit dem Opener Picture of Home starteten sie ihr fulminantes Konzert. Mit jedem Ton bewiesen sie das jeder ein exzellenter Musiker ist und sein Handwerk beherrscht. Da folgte Höhepunkt um Höhepunkt Into the Fire, Fireball und auch Songs aus […]

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Geneva shoreline success

This time was excellent, stranger than perfect even, just fantastic. Last time I had seen Purple was in Lyons, France, at the start of the Rapture tour, and I must say I felt a bit apprehensive this time, because Lyons had been, well, great of course, but without much soul. Geneva set list: Pictures of […]

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Battle in Bournemouth

We had a time of our life as usual, the more so as we met Ian Gillan at the Borders library. Not only “Smoke This”, but also “Get Away” and some of his newest CDs were signed. The singer was very amiable that day. And the gig? Two supports as usual in England (sometimes there […]

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Brighton rock gone Purple

Last time when DP visited Brighton was on the Bananas tour, and it was a disappointing experience. This time they gave a blistering, powerful and energetic performance. Everyone in the band was in top form. The sound was brilliant and well balanced. What I can’t understand is why they get teamed up with second rate […]

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Scintillated by Morse

Seeing Deep Purple for the nth time since the age of 15 (I am 52 now!) never diminishes in excitement. And this year’s NEC show was no less a scintillating experience. Also living part-time in the USA I was not unfamiliar with Styx, who must be my favourite USA band. So, to have my favourite […]

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Last night blues

Every tour has to end, and this to me has been the best tour since Purpendicular at the Reading Rivermeade. That was the first time I was confronted by Steve Morse on guitar. And today? Steve is the Deep Purple guitarist, and Don is the Deep Purple keyboard player, both gems in their own right. […]

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Great Glasgow gig missing newer songs

A brief note about the Glasgow gig. It´s a real pleasure watching the band enjoy themselves on stage. Great versions of some of the songs (especially Lazy); the only gripe I have is the lack of post 1995 material. When you consider there is four albums worth of stuff to choose from, it´s a shame […]

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Brum: Morse sheer genius

So, off to Birmingham for the last night of the UK Tour. After Cardiff, could I expect any bonuses? Well, the first was that I had a seat and so didn´t have to endure Lizzy and Styx. Downside – it was the NEC and this damn building seems to leach sound and atmosphere from any […]

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