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Made in …Warsaw

Polish fans will be celebrating the upcoming 40th anniversary of Made in Japan in style. A special event will be held in Warsaw on August 17 — the whole Made in Japan start to finish, including the encores, will be performed by a local band called Panteon. The event is dedicated to the memory of […]

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Chopin’s Story DVD is out

The Chopin’s Story DVD is finally out. It is a documentary about life of Polish composer Frédéric Chopin narrated and presented by Ian Gillan. We wrote about it before. The DVD will feature a brand new, exclusive interview with Ian done on the set of the film. Copies can be ordered by sending you full […]

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Chopin’s Story by Ian Gillan

Polish documentary on the life of Frédéric Chopin narrated by Ian Gillan (which we’ve covered previously) has been completed. It’s got a new title — Chopin’s Story by Ian Gillan from Deep Purple — and will be aired Polish channel Discovery Historia on June 21st. The documentary was produced by TV Project and directed by […]

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Teraz Purple Rock

The latest issue (No. 6/2011) of Teraz Rock, a Polish hard rock magazine, has just appeared and contains lots of Purple related stuff: It’s the 100th anniversary issue of the magazine, and it publishes a list of 100 the greatest albums of all time. Three Deep Purple ones are mentioned: In Rock, Machine Head and […]

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Chopin — The Polish Years

Some time last year Ian Gillan was in Poland where he narrated a new documentary called Chopin — The Polish Years for the local company TV Project. The studio has released a teaser while putting final touches to the film. Expect to see it on a TV channel near you or on DVD in 2011. […]

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Polish Purple October

Art best conquers time, and therefore the nemo. It constitutes that timeless world of the full intellect where each artefact is contemporary, and as nearly immortal as an object in a cosmos without immortality can be’ – John Fowles Deep Purple are immortal. Deep Purple are timeless. Deep Purple are daring in the approach to […]

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Joanna’s last stage in Wroclaw

This Hala (I don’t like its new name) in Wroclaw (Vratislavia) is a beautiful building, but its interior disappointed me (I was there for the first time). Concrete walls and stairs, various pieces of junk in the foyer… But the acoustics of the hall were quite good. The songs were the same again, but now, […]

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Waves and girls in Spodek

I like Spodek very much, so I went to that show with a big pleasure, although the setlist was identical. The band was in good form as well. The same lights, videos, lightnings, the same enthusiasm… But there was something new: Don played a Chopin waltz instead of the As-dur polonaise. And as far as […]

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More Purple in Polish press

There is more Purple content in the latest issue of Polish Teraz Rock magazine, November 2010: Page 38: a 2 page interview with Joe Satriani, dealing with his new album Black Swans and Wormhole Wizards as well as Chickenfoot and Deep Purple. Page 46: a 2 page interview with Glenn Hughes, dealing with his project […]

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Gillan in Polish Metal Hammer

Ian Gillan had a big interview published in Polish Metal Hammer before the beginning of the current tour leg. Now, with many thanks to Marcinn, we can present it to you in reverse translation from Polish. MH: Before our conversation I just had a glance at Deep Purple official website and the news item I […]

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