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BBC Radio 2 Deep Purple day

Between the Copenhagen and London Radio shows this week, BBC Radio2 will be hosting a ‘Deep Purple’ day. Details are as follows:

Radio 2 is streamed in the clear worldwide.

Thursday 16th November
Live session in the Ken Bruce show

Ian Gillan is guest on Simon Mayo show

Purple live in concert
Also in vision via the BBC Red Button for UK audiences.
available on BBC iPlayer for thirty days after.

Radio 2 schedule for the day

15 Comments to “BBC Radio 2 Deep Purple day”:

  1. 1
    David Sanderson says:

    Great! That’s my Thursday sorted. DP on the red button and not before time!

  2. 2
    Merlin says:

    Listening now. In fine form. Great show.

  3. 3
    Ole says:

    Great. Thank you, guys.

  4. 4
    Paul Bernays says:

    A vintage evening at the BBC Radio Theatre, up close and personal with those gentlemen themselves. I’ve not seen the band since Jon Lord’s farewell so others will have more informed views about how the show stands up in the current tour. However the mainly standing crowd boogied away to this group of good natured old blokes who rock like a no other and don’t just play with supreme skill and ease but are ‘playful’, with a delightful mischievousness going round between them. Gillan’s sometimes often downright naughty introductions skated rather close to what’s allowed on the radio while the band’s bonhomie and the crowd’s delight seemed to feed off each other.

    The set was perfect mix of newer material (don’t know the names but they sounded great) alongside the likes of Hard Lovin’ Man, Fireball, Lazy, Perfect Strangers and, y’know, that one about a hotel fire they always play. After the live broadcast ceased they continued to regale us with a funkier than could be believed Hush and, at Steve Morse’s insistence, a rollicking Black Night. All in all, pure delight. Deep Purple and the BBC, there’s two institutions you can trust.

  5. 5
    Karl-Heinz says:

    01 Deep Purple – BBC Radio 2 Intro
    02 Deep Purple – Time For Bedlam
    03 Deep Purple – Fireball
    04 Deep Purple – Bloodsucker
    05 Deep Purple – All I Got Is You
    06 Deep Purple – Uncommon Man
    07 Deep Purple – The Surprising
    08 Deep Purple – Lazy
    09 Deep Purple – Birds of Prey
    10 Deep Purple – Perfect Strangers
    11 Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
    12 Deep Purple – Hush
    13 Deep Purple – Black Night

    Thanks to “fedor-purpendicular”@PP for the setlist.

  6. 6
    Neil says:

    Sorry i love these guys but…..Rhythmically excellent but melodically I must say I prefer to listen and watch Ritchir with Rainbow. Less notes but more inventive and interesting.

  7. 7
    Kenn says:

    I have never had the desire to see Purple since Blackmore left and even less so since Jon Lord departed I watching Purple on the BBC red button, what appears to have happened is they have replaced Blackmore with a heavy metal guitarist who destroyed Perfect Strangers and replaced Jon Lord with a bland session musician, whose solos are flat and uninspiring.

    I hope this the last tour and album thus allowing the Deep Purple name to rest i n peace.

  8. 8
    Susan says:

    I enjoyed the concert quite a lot. They had a bit of a shaky start and you could see Steve Morse not being too happy with a couple of things he played, but after 20 minutes they really got into their groove again and took off. Great to see they can still do it 🙂
    Maybe less, but longer concerts would be an idea, since they really seem to need time now to get their revs up.
    Anyway, I watched videos of the of the recent Rainbow concerts and wasn’t excited at all. I like Blackmore’s style, but there isn’t much left of that sadly. Very stripped-down, by-the-book playing, which is quite the opposite to what he used to do. Its possible that some people may like that, though.

  9. 9
    Paul Bernays says:

    Greetings all Purple fans here. The band aren’t exactly what they were – though frankly none of us are! Steve ain’t Ritchie, Don ain’t Jon and, having to somewhat move with the times, the band long ago let go much of the risky and rewarding wild, extended live improvisation. Everything is of its time and we’ve still got the old records to enjoy. Plus we’ve got a hugely enjoyable live act to buy a ticket for if we wish, even a new album should we so desire. It’s touching that Steve let the others know he didn’t want to stand in the way of a reunion with Ritchie but, listening to Roger’s and both of the Ian’s recent interviews, they’re too old and wise to want the level of stress it would obviously entail. That I can understand. Jon’s idea way back of kind of Purple Cropredy (the annual Fairport festival where various Marks of that band re-Convene) would have been lovely but that would only have worked for calmer more forgiving Folkies. ‘Tis what it is, life’s short, enjoy what we have. Here endeth the lesson etc. Beast to all, Paul

  10. 10
    Arthur says:

    Like Kenn I lost interest after Ritchie left and haven’t seen them since I saw Jon’s last gig at Ipswich. Watching them now on iPlayer and enjoying it to a point, they’re a great band and don’t begrudge them their continuity though it feels very safe, better on their newer numbers than the classics which is where you really miss Ritchie and Jon sparring, Lazy in particular belongs to them and them alone. Paicey and Glover faultless and Gillan sounding better than I expected although he still needs the lyrics! I said my long goodbye many years ago but good luck to them, I hope the tour is very successful.

  11. 11
    David Sanderson says:

    I told a few people who had never really heard DP about this. I just suggested that they press the red button, give it 5 minutes and if they liked what they saw and heard carry on watching and listening. The feedback since has been amazing. People were amazed at the musicianship of the band and were asking me for you tube recommendations and albums to listen to. I just told them there is a hell of a lot of material out there so just go through it at your own leisure. Happy listening and it’s never too late to pick up new fans.

  12. 12
    Rob says:

    Heavy metal guitarist?!

  13. 13
    nupsi59 says:

    Hi there,

    the video of the BBC-show is online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R024FKJB7VI

    Enjoy and have a nice Day!

  14. 14
    George Fox says:

    Been listening to Purple since 1971, through all the incarnations of the band, seen them many times live. Loved the radio 2 concert, a brilliant mix of new and their immense back catalog.

    I watched and listened and they made me happy, Thank you my dear chaps, Don, Ian, Ian, Roger and Steve, Deep Purple.

  15. 15
    David White says:

    Whilst waiting for the show I listened first to whispering Bob’s show who featured Cadaliac 3 and Brothers Osbourne.
    I was absolutely blown away by the Brothers Osbourne track “It ain’t my fault”
    Thoroughly recommend a listen.
    I thought it might spoil the Purple show, but that didn’t happen!

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