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Perfect Strangers from the Rising Sun

Another promo clip from the upcoming …To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo) video release. This time it’s Perfect Strangers:

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.

21 Comments to “Perfect Strangers from the Rising Sun”:

  1. 1
    DeeperPurps says:

    Just as I remember it from that late afternoon in the Budokan last April!!!! Fantastic!

  2. 2
    Andy Thompson says:

    Big Ian’s vocals are rather good on this?!

  3. 3
    Reidar Palmgren says:

    Whief. This tracks always works for me. Something transcendental about it… and the band.. years improve it as well!

  4. 4
    LRT says:

    It took a fourth trailer to get it right. Excellent. And if you still care about music enough, you’ll be buying the 3 vinyl set as well. As a collector I have to say it can be a lot to swallow to get all versions, so take your pick on the videos. The CD should suffice as well. Downloads, yawn.

  5. 5
    ffitz says:

    Nice one! The last minute or so is very powerful and tight. Great job by Mr Gillan. Imagine how many times he had sung this song and he still seems to love doing it!

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    Graham Cooke says:

    My son and I were at the very front near Steve for the opening concert of the 2013 British tour at Manchester and it was superb concert, showing that the band just gets better with age. This new film shows how the band work together as a unit, something we were able to witness first hand. I’m just so sad that their 2015 UK tour is just one night, in the middle of the week, on the wrong side of London – it will be the first Purple tour I will have missed for many years.

  7. 7
    Kim Peters says:

    I’m sold.

  8. 8
    gustavo says:


  9. 9
    al says:

    not crazy about the energy on this one.Gillan sound really flat,me thinks.

  10. 10
    Victor Martinez says:

    Looking forward to it!!!!

  11. 11
    LRT says:

    Gillan sounds flat here? Well then jump off, you’ll never get it. This is as good as any piece of Purple footage in the last 20 years. Just to enlighten some, I’ve watched both shows and listened to the audio discs, get ready to be happy, unless you simply dog on the Morse era, which it’s funny to call now that it’s by far the longest Purple era. Superb shows for complete different reasons. Al, you’re just a Gillan ogre, no other way to explain it. It sure is silly to complain over and over about something that can’t be helped, it’s called age. There are warts and all fans, and then there are anal retentive, over technically driven Blackmore nuts. Let’s see how he half steps the down tuning next June. Dropped D anyone?! 😀

  12. 12
    Mathias says:

    Since when do they play it not in the original tune?
    The Intro starts correctly in D minor but then when the band starts they change to C minor …
    Anyway, happy birthday to Ian Gillan.

  13. 13
    Rob says:

    Really impressed with IG here as he has struggled the last two concerts I’ve attended. Also agree with LRT’s sentiments: without Morse we simply wouldn’t have Purple any more, and I reckon he has added a great deal to my musical enjoyment with DP and other bands. Tight band, aren’t they, here?

  14. 14
    Mark Taylor says:


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    Scott W says:

    Awesome… filmed really well. I have always thought that PS is the best DP song without a guitar solo. Would have loved for RB or Steve to add one in concert right before the closing keyboard solo lead out of the song! That would have been extra special.

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    Rock Voorne says:

    Did they ever write something as classic after the big man left?

  17. 17
    Mike Whiteley says:

    Both this and the Wacken set were slated for overseas release on Aug 28th.
    Did anyone out there give them a listen/look ??
    Not due in North America ’til Sept 18th.

  18. 18
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    Today was release day in Canada. I watched the concert and gotta say, for me, this is the best live relase the band has done since MIJ. Excellent stuff! I hope the band continues with its return to prog and extended jams.

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    ltia says:

    Gillan isn’t ‘flat’, the whole song is! They play one or two songs a whole tone flat these days, as do most 30/40+ year bands. Actually, the fact that most of the songs are still played in the original key is a testament to how great Gillan is.

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    KIDD PURPLE says:

    this is playing on palladia – yes they rock! recorded it!

  21. 21
    Boswell's Johnson says:

    I’m hooked on this album. Airey’s solo in the middle of Lazy is insane.

    I really wish he’d solo at the end of the song, along with Morse. I’m not one of those stuck-in-the-past fans, but my favorite part of Lazy (esp live) was the end, when they’d all “solo” simultaneously. Five guys going off in different directions to the same song.

    Regardless, this is a great show.

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