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Amiens: Good show but…

Well, it’s been two years since I saw Purple (Beauvais – March 2007), in a very impressive show, and fronted by an impressive Ian Gillan. I didn’t planned to see the band on this tour, but a friend of mine who is a big Gotthard fan proposed me the trip to Amiens (about one hour […]

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Man, did we have a ball …

… as we watched Deep Purple live in Toulouse, on December 3rd, 2009 Deep Purple’s appearance in Toulouse might have been THE gig of this French tour. As French Deep Purple ‘aficionados’ tell, it was among the best they’ve seen in recent years, but this year for sure. As for me, I must admit I […]

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Good gig in Nantes

Good surprise with Not responsible and Wasted sunset and a new WABMC and a punchy No one came. Disappointments: no Perfect strangers. Very good rendition of Wring that neck. The show was professional, energetic and the crowd enthusiastic. Amazing Steve Morse. Complaints: Ian Gillan’s voice was not in a very good shape. Too short show. […]

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Rock solid in Oslo

Good concert, no low points, some averages and mostly highs. Steve and Roger in a playful mood, and Don was really showing off during the whole concert. Some interplay sections with Steve was excellent. Some particular nice bass solos from Roger, and behind everybody Ian Paice was to be trusted as always. Wasted sunsets was […]

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Århus: In the absence of pink

As Gillan put it, we got to hear some songs not played too often. Tonight it was Bloodsucker, or rather closer to the Bludsucker version from Abandon, where Gillan doesn’t take the easy way to try to protect his voice, so lots of screaming. And it worked. We also got Wasted Sunsets which is a […]

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Purple stories in Belgium

It had been a while since Deep Purple was doing a gig in Belgium. Standing on the first row, the atmosphere and information exchange was taking my interest level up high at the beginning of the concert. A very dedicated nicy German lady introduced me in the wonderful world of touring with Deep Purple, their […]

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Antwerp: Good but not brilliant

“Intensive tasting and enjoying every single minute of a Deep Purple concert, because it always can be the last”. This was again my motto for the gig in Antwerp last Wednesday. After the gig my feeling was that the Purps didn’t bring their best performance. Only Steve & Roger played with heart and passion and […]

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“Something spiritual has taken place…”

The set started with Prokofiev’s ‘Montague and Capulet’ from ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and it really built the atmosphere, and then Purple burst into a really fiery version of Highway Star with Glover and Paice driving it along much faster than I can remember from Wembley in 2007. After Gillan’s altercations with Wembley stewards during “Things […]

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Not Responsible in Glasgow

Purple were on great form last night and their set list was the best in years. There were outings for Wasted Sunsets, Wring that Neck, No One Came, and Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming along wlth the usual classics. The evening’s surprise inclusion was Not Responsible. Morse was on fire and we got both Contact […]

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Old, live and rare in Glasgow

I went along to this gig hoping that, for a change, it wouldn’t be a “greatest hits” show and I wasn’t disappointed. From the opening Highway Star to the encores the band constantly surprised with their choice of material, and as the evening progressed the band got into their stride and delivered in spades. Four […]

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