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Band on Fire!!!

Deep Purple live at Orange County Fair (Costa Mesa, USA 2014-08-06) Saw DP at the Pacific Ampitheater (outdoor, modern facility, holds 18,000 and was full) and they were in TOP form. Blue Oyster Cult opened with a tight and rocking set playing most of their hits and ending with Don’t Fear The Reaper. Relaxed and […]

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US press roundup

Several items appeared in the US press in the last few days that didn’t seem significant enough to warrant separate posts. ABC News Radio has an interview with Steve Morse promoting the tour. There is a generally positive, if superficial review of the opening night of the tour in Scottsdale, Arizona, at AXS.com. VC Star […]

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Singing in the rain

Deep Purple performed at the Hohentwiel Festival in Germany on July 21, and paid a tribute to the German soccer team, which was recently crowned as world champions. The festival was held in the city of Singen, which means singing in German, and under the pouring rain Singing in the Rain jokes were, quite naturally, […]

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Bringing colour to Tel-Aviv

Israeli English language daily The Jerusalem Post has a very positive, if somewhat superficial, review of the first gig (February 22) in Tel-Aviv: The ‘explosion’ on the stage started at 9:30 p.m. Saturday night and did not stop for two hours. Yes they are senior citizens but if you put your hands over your eyes […]

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Seeing a bunch of old friends in Copenhagen

Falconer Salen, Copenhagen, Denmark Tuesday, February 11, 2014 I went to see the band last night in Copenhagen. It’s been a few years and I actually enjoyed it. Sound was the best I’ve heard from them and like seeing a bunch of old friends I delighted in the reconnect, not knowing if and when I […]

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Above and Beyond Excellence

Deep Purple live at SAP Arena (Mannheim, Germany 2013-11-02) Powerful from start to finish with sweet humour from all the lads, Mr G. cracking puns and rabbiting funny stuff. FRIENDS: they are NOT old, but older – ie even more experienced They were ALL outstanding virtuosos … as were the crowd ( – and I […]

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Back on track

Deep Purple live at SAP Arena (Mannheim, Germany 2013-11-02) We (six of us) went to see the boys in Mannheim. Peter Frampton was good and is still a master of the voice box and his several guitars. He played for an hour and on the setlist were eight songs. At half past nine Deep Purple […]

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Can I take my son to a Deep Purple concert?

Deep Purple live at Westfalenhalle (Dortmund, Germany 2013-11-01) First of all let me make it clear that I was on the very skeptical side when I read the reviews of the Regensburg gig. Although I’ve always been a big admirer of Mr Gillan, I always hated it when he was struggling and I´ve witnessed that […]

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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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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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