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Space Truckin’ in Verona

The record company has posted Space Truckin’ from the upcoming Live in Verona video release, which is due on October 20.

Track list has also been made public:

  1. Deep Purple Overture
  2. Highway Star
  3. Hard Lovin’ Man
  4. Maybe I’m A Leo
  5. Strange Kind Of Woman
  6. Rapture Of The Deep
  7. Woman From Tokyo
  8. Contact Lost
  9. Guitar Solo
  10. When A Blind Man Cries
  11. The Well-Dressed Guitar
  12. Knocking At Your Back Door
  13. Lazy
  14. No One Came
  15. Keyboard Solo
  16. Perfect Strangers
  17. Space Truckin’
  18. Smoke On The Water

Note that the encores (Hush and Black Night) are conspicuously missing. Saving them for a “deluxe” edition due next year, eh? 😉

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

34 Comments to “Space Truckin’ in Verona”:

  1. 1
    Greg Cummings says:

    No Blackmore, No Purple!

  2. 2
    Larry Toering says:

    ^^^ = no brains! But this trailer doesn’t help you any, I’m quite sure. 😀

  3. 3
    Giorgos BeeGood says:

    Wrong song…. It’s too slow without power ….

  4. 4
    Juan Carlos Martinez Casanova says:

    Pista Atletica November 23 Live in Santiago Chile……..i love Deep Purple .

  5. 5
    Stephen James Smith says:

    Greg: ridiculous comment. Blackmore came and went. How long has Morse been with Purple? 20 years..? Morse has more musicianship in one hand than the egotistical Black Knight. And without the tantrums.

  6. 6
    Angel Daniel Marrero says:

    it looks awesome,but why two releases of the same tour? this would have been a lot better than the montreux

  7. 7
    stoffer says:

    excellent footage………….crowd was tired maybe???

  8. 8
    Felipe Riveros says:

    Blackmore = best strat tone ever, best vibrato, countless great riffs (all the band’s hits), great frasing, a real guitar pioneer, a stage presence only Hendrix or Page could mach, the sense of anything can happen (he might just blew the stage and break a strat in you face), true rock. Steve= great guitar player, a good guy. Now think of Ritchie’s riffs, take a moment (there’s a lot of great ones), now think of one Morse riff you remember? Steve might be great, but they are not even in the same universe, sorry.

  9. 9
    Scott W. says:

    Finally, as Ian Gillan defenders speak about so vehemently regarding his current vocal performances, we have this stellar performance of Space Truckin’! I have not seen him put forward this much effort since the 80’s! Although this show is from 2011, I hold out the hope that I will witness this type of vocal passion again soon! To ANY one who can’t hear the difference between THIS performance of Space Truckin’ and many of the other Morse era shows, then there is truly no hope in enlightening anyone. We have seen and heard what this man CAN do!

  10. 10
    Cameron says:

    I am really hoping that the encores will be on the release in the end. If not the DVD please put them on the CD version then I will be happ(ier) eagle rock entertainment people thanks.

  11. 11
    Tom Koifman says:

    Look awesome!

  12. 12
    Petr Čejka says:

    There is also tons of comparable benefits which Steve has and Ritchie does not have – and during this phase of band´s existence, I think that these qualities are much more important than anything else.

    Your description about Ritchie is just that positive half of him as guitar player and sadly most of Ritchie´s fans keep avoiding negative half of him as guitar player (and personality – because it´s linked together). Honestly – do you really believe that Ritchie at the age of 70 would be able to follow his performances from 1970s? I seriously doubt about it. I´m really afraid that he would follow his crappy unreliable performances from late 80s and we would probably see something like during TBRO Tour – some shows would be excellent, some shows would be total disaster. Ritchie´s main problem is discipline and sadly no band can work well for longer period without discipline…..

    By the way, I really think that as technician, Steve is much better player than Ritchie, plus his added qualities which Ritchie completely miss. 🙂

  13. 13
    tharos70 says:

    Here’s another sort of preview… a video I took on that very night during Lazy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMt1c7sIbDM

  14. 14
    Lutz says:

    According to “Amazon.de” the encores are included as “Bonus Material”.
    Scroll down to: “Rezensionen Kurzbeschreibung”, there it reads:

    “Das Bonusmaterial umfasst mit „Hush“ und „Black Night“ zwei weitere Purple-Klassiker”

    “The bonusmaterial is “Hush” and “Black Night” two further Purple-Classics”

    Might be correct or not. Let’s wait and see.

    Here is the link:


    Greetings, Lutz

  15. 15
    Rock Voorne says:

    Hopefully RATED X, or what is it called today, will be as good as this : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAj8jJNxVvY

  16. 16
    al says:


    wow you still blowing to that whistle ! The dude hasn’t played rock music in 20 years and left Purple at around that time,and you are still stuck there.

  17. 17
    Jeff says:

    N disrespect intended to this band or it’s current members. These Posts about Steve Morse being better than Ritchie are absurd. This band is on crusise control, and it’s like watching a lounge act /cover band. Are they good? Yes. But they are sooo lame without Ritchie’s writing, unpredicatbility, and yes personality. The above commentary by Felipe Riveros is right on the money.- Ecactly right. As far as if Ritchie can play at age 70, I know for a fact that even now the pendulum swings much wider with him than Steve Morse. I would find it WAY more exciting to see someone who is communicaing with aliens one night, even if they were bad the next, than to see someone who is very good every night. It’s boring! When Ritchie is “on” you will hear licks you’ve never seen before. Steve is a great player but he has no sound, and he has less identity now than he did with the Dregs. I hope this band stops so management will consider letting out some of more of whatever remains in the vaults of the earlier line-ups.*Blackmore will be remembered historically. Thanks Felipe for injecting some educated commentary here.

  18. 18
    LRT says:

    I keep seeing that “tell me one ‘riff” you remember” CRAP! What is it with that?! @8 -Filipe: Blackmore is also likely a good speller, unlike yourself, apparently.

    But let’s see, hhmmm… do I remember ANY riffs? You mean ones like: Ted The Mechanic/The Aviator/A Castle Full Of Rascals/Seventh Heaven/Almost Human/69/SILVER TONGUE/I Got Your Number/PICTURE OF INNOCENCE/Money Talks/Girls Like That/RAPTURE OF THE DEEP/Wrong Man/Back To Back/WEIRDISTAN/OUT OF HAND/HELL TO PAY/BODYLINE/UNCOMMON MAN/APRES VOUS/VINCENT PRICE! Oh yeah, I forgot all about ’em, can’t you see?! 😀

    Admit it, there comes a time when something stays so hard at it, that it wipes out all doubt that they could possibly surpass their past, which was an accident in the first place. Grow up and let the industry have its part in it all, you know, what’s behind the second half of DP’s existence, and responsible for your opinion of them in the first place.

  19. 19
    Russell says:

    Really how many times are they going to recycle the same songs? 3 songs from the Morse era with 4 albums of material. Perpendicular and Abandon I guess fell off the earth. I would love to hear a concert with all songs from the Morse era and the encores from the markII era. I’m surprised Steve has stuck around to keep playing the same old songs year after year. Love the band just not digging the song selections any more.

  20. 20
    Drdp says:

    First Day Buyer

  21. 21
    Emiliano Ricky Lawrence Lupi says:

    I was there….

  22. 22
    LRT says:

    Gotta agree with Petr here. On what basis of proof is there, that just because Ritchie was such a part of them, wrote/recorded and performed so much to shape the band, means he’d not be somehow lost playing with them now, half stepping at best? But I also say I’d like as much as anyone to see him try. I just don’t think he’s up to the “full on” challenge, concerning everything from his heart input, to his current skills set and musicality. These people who see Purple as criminals because they didn’t walk when he did, really concern me. Not. 😀 It does strange things to some people’s sense of reality, obviously.

  23. 23
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    @ 22…

    The only way I would love to see Ritchie in the band would be to see him do MK7/8 tunes……. 🙂

  24. 24
    stoffer says:

    LRT @ 18 & Tracy @ 22……….agreed…… or as we used to say..Right ON!!!

    Tracy, how was Biloxi?!

  25. 25
    MacGregor says:

    Stephen @ 5- All Greg @ 1- said was he is not interested in DP without Blackmore. It isn’t a ‘ridiculous’ comment, it is his opinion on what he likes or doesn’t like! Now your comment ‘Morse has more musicianship in one hand than the egotistical Black Knight’ many would consider a ‘ridiculous comment’! I still cannot work out why certain people think the ‘technical’ gifted ‘modern’ guitarists are better! Why? Because they can play a zillion miles an hour, sweep picking & pinching harmonics etc & cover more varied styles than others?
    The ‘old school’ guitarist are much more melodic, have far greater feel & usually have a much better sound to boot! My opinion, but many others know this also. Morse plays Blackmore the best he can, but he is Steve Morse, so it has the different ‘modern’ technique & sound to it. Blackmore doesn’t have to ‘play’ Morse guitar pieces, why would he? Cheers.

  26. 26
    Scott says:

    Die-hard fans criticizing the current version of Deep Purple. Didn’t see that coming.

  27. 27
    Kidd Purple says:

    Steve smiles and Rocks on !

  28. 28
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Hey Stoffer @ 24…

    They were really good. We were right up front against the rail in front of Roger. Not the best place for a good sound mix but the best place to be right up front and personal. I sent in my review with pictures a couple of days ago. STILL HASN’T BEEN POSTED!!!!! It was rather long (as usual from me). Got to chat with Roger and Don after the show. Got a few things signed and a pic with them. Hopefully they will post my review so I don’t have to repeat it all again….. LOL… 🙂


  29. 29
    Les Hedger says:

    I guess I must be abnormal as I like both Ritchie and Steve. 🙂

  30. 30
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 16

    Maybe because he knows that it will annoy the hell out of you and other people? 🙂

  31. 31
    purplepriest1965 says:

    What LRT, Petr and others do is assuming.

    Assumption is the mother of all fuck-ups.

    Is Ritchie able after all these years?

    Yes, he is, while asleep.

  32. 32
    BuffaloTim says:

    I have the orchestra DVD from 2011 How is this one any different from that?Why are they putting this out?What about something from a more recent show?This release raises too many questions….but I prob will get it

  33. 33
    Dan Russell says:

    I agree with LTR, Morse has plenty of great riff’s and I really dig the Morse Era of Purple. Really wish they’d have played more of the current lineup’s stuff when we saw them in Orlando.

    Blackers truly is an enigma, which I think most fans miss. There’s an electricity about the man that few have had and it made it just thrilling to see. Same way we miss seeing Jon Lord flail his sweat drenched hair back in the middle of a solo.

    I’m sure all would feel differently about Morse had Classic Rock Radio matured as lamented in ‘MTV’. His work in the midpoint of Après Vous was brilliant and I’d have loved hearing an 18 minute jam of that song (a la Space Truckin on MIJ) during the show.

    This band still has the stuff. They just need to include at least one, spine-tingling, balls-out, never-heard-before opus in every show. That is the one thing I miss, no matter who the banjo player is.

  34. 34
    ao says:

    Why compare Morse to Blackmore? They are both great.

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