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Ian Gillan soaked in rain Jazzopen Stuttgart 2023 [114215-004-A]_00:04:06_01

European channel Arte TV this year is showing performances from the Jazz Open Stuttgart festival. Deep Purple are playing at the festival on July 18, 2023, and it will be broadcast live online, as well as made available for replay for 90 days afterwards. Live broadcast starts at around 21:00 CEST and is expected to last for an hour and a half.

[Update Jul 25]: The show has been posted on Arte.tv, where it will be available for your viewing pleasure until October 22, 2023. Little birdie told us, that this ditty allows you to, ahem, watch the show offline.

Thanks to Joerg for the heads-up.

61 Comments to “Sweet jazz o’ mine”:

  1. 1
    Gregster says:

    Yo, this will be an awesome show…

    Kick-ass big-time fellas !!!

    Peace !

  2. 2
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    Good to get to see proper quality footage of this line-up. They are not going to go on for more than a couple of years. In two years IG and RG will be 80. What a great catalogue they have! I have been a fan since 1971. Probably will not get a chance to see them playing live anymore.

  3. 3
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Do watch out for me! Will be mounting my Fat Bob for an excursion to Stuttgart soon. Hefty ticket pricing too, EUR 140 for front of stage?! Alas!, anything to humbly contribute to the pension funds of these senior citizens!

  4. 4
    Rick says:

    It’ll be on Dime before you know it!!

  5. 5
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    Watching it right now while at work (Well, listening mostly). That new kid on Guitar isn’t half bad……..

  6. 6
    John M. says:

    Just finished watching yet another great performance from all 5 guys. Good to see that the rain-soaked crowd were well up for it, with Gillan showing solidarity by deliberately drenching himself from the roof leak.

  7. 7
    Peter J says:

    What a superb performance !

    Simon was on fire…very impressive.

    I have to say it’s hard to believe that Gillan sounds so good at his age…The ending of When a blind Man Cries, Into the Fiiiire, Highway Star, Uncommon Man, Perfect Strangers : vocal masterclass by Big Ian.

  8. 8
    Davedp says:

    What a great show tonight. Thanks to whoever streamed it. The whole band were fantastic and enjoying themselves as much as the fans. Would love them to come to Ireland one last time. Can’t wait for the new album that’s been rumoured. And still the best rock ever.

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I suffered the rain for all of you, my brethren, to wash your sins of not being there away!

    It wasn‘t that bad, I‘ve been positively drenched at open air gigs (both the Rainbow Loreley gig and GnR in Hannover were much, much worse; this was just a mild summer rain in comparison, but the waterfall coming from the roof of the stage was impressive.

    They had a great sound, loud and clear.

    I hope you all noticed how Don got finally a haircut and Big Ian didn‘t, nice shirt though.

    Simon has really gelled with the others and kicks serious butt, he slipped in Parisienne Walkways during his solo spot, the ole Moorist! Great choppy rhythm guitar, almost punky in attitude.

  10. 10
    Andrew says:

    All of the band seemed to be in very good spirits.The crowd enjoyed the show despite the wet weather. Simon McBride fitting in and performing extremely well. No signs of the end of the “Long Goodbye Tour” just yet.

  11. 11
    Max says:

    Good to see a lot of people in the crowd that did not witness the original release of MH … and obviously enjoying themselves even in the rain. Not all is lost! And this band sure is enjoyable. Hats off. A friend of mine wrote in during the show … she lives in Stuttgart and got the music for free through her open window!

  12. 12
    David B says:

    Good performance IMO. I’d prefer Nothing At All to No Need To Shout and, despite the sentiment behind it, i’m not a fan of Uncommon Man and let’s be honest IG can’t carry off Into The Fire anymore but the sequence which ran from Lazy through to Smoke was great.

    I switched off for the encore which bores me senseless these days – it must be 20 years since they didn’t do Hush & Black Night.

    Would love that they employed a couple of backing singers (a la Rainbow in ’83) to cover the high notes particularly in the chorus’s. I don’t think any fans would think ill of Gillan if they did that.

  13. 13
    Hogi says:

    Yes, Simon’s definitely a Moorist. His solo also included the beginning of ‘End Of The World’ from the ‘Corridors of Power’ album. Great song with vocals by Jack Bruce.

  14. 14
    Friedhelm says:

    The encore may include the same songs for 20 years or so, but it always has some nice surprises though. I particularly loved the jazz version of smoke, which was used a few years ago in Montreux and now was resurrected in Stuttgart, because it was a “Jazz Open Night”. Fantastic show. Simon fits perfectly.

  15. 15
    Christof says:

    Being from Stuttgart, I was also there last night; the rain was really not that awful – and in my age there can’t be done too much damage to my hairstyle anyway… Only issue was that the guy besides me who put on some plastic raincoat. After he put it off again it became obvious that his deo couldn’t handle the situation.
    The sound was really great; it’s a long time that I had such a great sound in exactly the right loudness and with each instrument being crystal clear in the mix.
    Gillan really impressed me yesterday – it seems to help a lot only to have just two or three shows per week. He also doesn’t desperately try any more to press out these high notes but puts it in transponded to some lower register. So from my point of view no real need for backing singers if shows run like yesterday.
    Simon’s much warmer tone than Steve’s helps quite a few songs a lot. I never liked Steve’s sharp sounds and added queek (can’t describe it better) in the beginning of Highway Star or during the Smoke riff. These songs benefit a lot from Simon’s approach and become enjoyable again.
    What was also obvious was that the guys were enjoying themselves! A lot of smiles exchanged, a lot of support between them and quite some nice jokes (with Don being served a glass of red wine while the Hammond howls, Ian Paice dozing off during Simon’s solo, Gillan’s shower). This was a relaxed atmosphere while sustaining a high power in the performance. Like that one can only hope that they will be able to continue quite a while on this level! My friend’s 30 years old daughter saw DP for the first time and was blown away 🙂 – pity that my son is only 8 and doesn’t have antennas for hard rock yet; so it’s unlikely that he will ever see his dad’s heroes on stage…
    @ Uwe #9: wasn’t it The Loner instead of Parisienne Walkways (yes, Beckmesser is my name 😉 )?

  16. 16
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    @ #9, #9, #9 (Sorry, couldn’t help the reference) – Thanx for the Parisienne Walkways info on the solo. I recognized it when he played it but Brain Farted and could not place it for the life of me.

    @ #13 – Didn’t catch that one. I have CoP on vinyl but have not listened to it since I don’t know when, but it was way before our move last September. Our new place is much smaller and I have not been able to set up the Stereo System yet due to space limitations and keeping the wife happy (4 components, floor speakers). All my music is boxed up in the Garage so I end up using Spotify but it can be aggravating. Hell, I even purchased Danger, White Men Dancing on vinyl a few months back thinking that I would listen to it soon but I just look at it mocking me.

  17. 17
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    Re # 15 – If it was The Loner then that makes more sense on why I could not place it.

  18. 18
    Christof says:

    @ #16 – same concerning End of the World. I didn’t recognize it yesterday. However, I remember hearing it in a radio broadcast of a Gary Moore live show on the radio when I was taking the “Nachtfahrt” (the – in Germany mandatory – lesson where you have to drive when it’s dark) driving lesson. Guess it was back in 1984. Not sure whether I heard it again later on 😉 – so in this case I fully trust Uwe :-)!

  19. 19
    Uwe Hornung says:

    All Gary Moore melodies sound the same to me, sorry for causing confusion! I can never hold them apart. It‘s always the same recipe, some incredibly long held bent note morphing into tasteful feedback and then the sustain orgy is augmented with a couple of notes from some jazzy scale while Moore fans are in bliss. I personally found Moore’s style pretentious and constantly clamoring for attention, like an unpleasant guest at a dinner party who speaks too much and too loudly, there I said it! 🤗

    But I like the gung-ho‘ness of Simon‘s style. And while he certainly has the chops to emulate Steve’s lead lines, he‘s more at home with Blackmore material (though he gives it his own spin), I don‘t think it‘s a coincidence that a very Morse‘ish song like Nothing At All was – lamentably so – struck from the set list. Mark my words, over time all songs from the Morse era (there are only two left in any case) will go.

    Backing chicks would do Big Ian no harm (Jagger has been doing it forever), letting Simon support him more often vocally might do the job too. On his Naked Thunder tour more than three decades ago he even had a second lead vocalist with him on stage, so I don‘t know what is holding him back. There is no shame in it. It worked on the Contractual Obligation gigs with Don (and Simon!) too. That said, he sang well last night, more forceful than at the gigs last year after that long pandemic break.

  20. 20
    Qbert says:

    I watched the stream yesterday and had fun watching it. Gillan taking a shover in the rain (“I can’t resist, I can’t resist”) !! This is the man =) The band was in good shape and Simon’s guitar tone and playing (-style) seems to be improved compared to the gigs last year. He seems a lot more confident playing the “Morse-sections” of some songs (like the beginning of uncommon man) in is own way. this helps the overall experience (in my humble opinion)

  21. 21
    Mark S. says:

    Is this still available to watch? Is it streamed?

  22. 22
    Scott W. says:

    Tried to watch it it won’t play in the USA anybody else have this problem?

  23. 23
    MacGregor says:

    @ 19 – sheesh I was just about to summon the mob & the portable guillotine. But then I settled & realised you would be talking guitar & not song melodies. I know what you mean regarding his over the top typical mid 1980’s too fast & too loud scenario. Even when I was into those early albums which I still like a lot of the songs, he wrote or co wrote some nice songs Gary Moore & did a few covers well also. The “I am the fastest guitarist in the west & also the loudest” cliche became too much by the Victims of the Future album. So I didn’t buy any Moore. I did purchase that live vhs concert & double album “We want Moore” though (mid 80’s) but gave them away a few years later. Having to play like he did & also sing lead vocals was a bit much at times me thinks. @ 15 – that would be the cursed ‘pinched harmonic’ I presume & I agree with you. From my memory Steve Morse didn’t do that in his earlier Dixie Dregs & also possibly early The Dregs time. He picked up a bad habit there indeed. I loathe that, so may guitarist fall for it, a terrible noise it is. Correct me if I am wrong guitar aficionados. But what would I know anyway, I am just an ex drummer, you can tell by the way I still hit things. Cheers.

  24. 24
    MacGregor says:

    @ 19 – I forgot to query this earlier, Gary Moore’s guitar playing style pretentious? That is a bit misleading Uwe. Incredibly passionate, heavy & aggressive at times, loud & fast yes, but not always? His ballads were wonderful & some of his blues solo’s etc, a good writer & singer to boot. I don’t think he was trying too hard or trying be something he wasn’t at all. He was a passionate & emotional individual & obviously to most observers it was his guitar playing that released that. I have observed over the years that both Moore & Robin Trower are the two most expressive guitarists I have ever noticed for their facial contortions & that ‘tortured’ look whilst playing lead. Have to love emotive blues rock though don’t we. Cheers.

  25. 25
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Comparing Gary Moore to Robin Trower is like saying that Samuel L. Jackson and Denzel Washington are in the same league as actors!

    Moore wasn’t emotionless in his playing, true, to the contrary he was a friggin’ drama queen! Everything with the same heart-wrenching intensity, whether loud or soft, wringing it out with extreme passion for all the world to hear and see. Yet never being even for a second a “cool” guitarist. No light or shade, no humor in his playing, nothing witty about it. Gary Moore’s solos don’t make love to your ears, they rape them, yelling at you all the time whether you enjoy it as much too. He’s never weaving through the music, always in front of it.

    I once read a comment of Gary on Neil Carter (a very musical man who benefited Gary’s music no end) vs Don Airey where he said that Neil was “no virtuoso on keyboard, but at least he doesn’t clutter everything up”. I had to smile at that one, when it came to the ability of taking a step back, Gary could have learned loads from Don.

    In comparison, Robin Trower was and is an understated English gentleman. You know, being understated can be a strength too, the mature Eric Clapton built a career on it. That was a trait Gary Moore never understood, a Steven Spielberg of guitar, if there is emotion, POUR IT ON, BRING IN THE VIOLINS, HAVE ALL ACTORS OVER-EMOTE, DON’T LET ANYONE FROM THE AUDIENCE GET AWAY UNTOUCHED!!!

    For the record: Steve Morse, for all his guitar clinic, athletic mannerisms was never like that. He could be subdued and he was tasteful, sometimes perhaps a bit too tasteful for Deep Purple and not of the front-row-attention-grabbing ilk.

    But Gary Moore’s guitar playing at least showed ability, unlike his singing, which evidenced that mother nature does not distribute all talents evenly, which Gary found impossible to accept.

    Still, I like what Simon does within Deep Purple. His Gary Moore influence is abundantly audible and I’d be lying if that didn’t have me worried initially, but he’s a lot more playful than his idol and not nearly as obnoxious to me.

  26. 26
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Post scriptum: An example for a light & shade blues player with a feel for the music without the drive to over-emote incessantly is another Irishman: Rory Gallagher. And he would weave through the music plus have a nice natural voice.



  27. 27
    Rock Voorne says:

    I d like to listen but somehow I cannot find an entrance. ??????

  28. 28
    Daniel says:

    Come back when you’ve written a song like Empty Rooms, Uwe 🙂

  29. 29
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’m with you. The powers that be with the honorable Highway Star have not provided us with a proper link.

  30. 30
    Svante Axbacke says:

    It doesn’t seem to be available on demand? Or does anyone else have a link? I checked their YouTube channel also where some stuff ends up.

  31. 31
    MacGregor says:

    I did ‘compare’ them both as I previously said here, but I wasn’t talking about their respective guitar talents. “I have observed over the years that both Moore & Robin Trower are the two most expressive guitarists I have ever noticed for their facial contortions & that ‘tortured’ look whilst playing lead. Have to love emotive blues rock though don’t we”. Also you won’t have to go anywhere other than here at THS to read my constant admiration for both Robin Trower & Rory Gallagher over the years, two of my favourite rock blues players & also songwriters or co songwriters on various albums. We have been here before with Gary Moore & I agree regarding him being full on etc, but ‘pretentious’ he was not. There have been plenty of other up & coming guitarists over the years prancing about the place & showing off etc who I would call pretentious though, far too many to name. Cheers.

  32. 32
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Get to know your Simon, he’s likely to hang around a while!


  33. 33
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’ve never had issues with Moore’s guitar capabilities (unlike his vocal inabilities), it’s just that his undiluted intensity is unpleasant and tiring to me. I don’t find his playing dynamic because he’s constantly full on. And a lot of his studio recordings sound dead to me because they are so over-rehearsed in his quest for perfection.

    Gary Moore once said in an interview that Waddy Wachtel‘s double-stop bends solo in Steve Perry’s Oh Sherrie (at 03:44) – back then a popular number in the States – was „crap, it sounds like the drummer played it“ because it wasn’t perfect and thought out enough for his ears, the beauty a first take can have just escaped him. I think that solo sounds wonderfully off the cuff, but not like something Moore could have ever come up with.


    But you’ll never hear me say a bad word about Robin Trower. His tone is intense AND subdued at the same time. He’s like a man that speaks quietly in a loud room, but everyone immediately listens because he has something to say.

  34. 34
    MacGregor says:

    Thanks for the Simon McBride guitar rig setup clip, those ENGL Amps seem to be popular these days & have been for a while. No doubt a decent substitute for those heavy Marshall quads. Regarding Rory Gallagher it is pleasing to see so much genuine live film from the 70’s & 80’s available. I had a binge on certain material a few months ago. It is hit & miss with Gallagher for me, a fair chunk of his songs leave me cold, but there are plenty of really good ones I thoroughly enjoy. The musicians & the playing are always grand though. The early 70’s live double Irish tour album is a classic & having a keyboard player gives the music more variation compared to the solid three piece lineups up. His two best 3 piece studio albums for me are the late 70’s Top Priority & Photo Finish, what great blues rock songs those are. The early 90’s live in Montreux dvd I have & a different drummer & bass player there. His longtime bass player Gerry McAvoy is a great solid powerful player who I have always liked. Rory passed away far too young, such a shame. Cheers.

  35. 35
    Daniel says:

    Full on all the time? I would have understood if you were talking about Yngwie, but Gary’s biggest songs with the audience were his ballads. His songwriting, vocals and guitar playing combined contributed to this, with the melody always in focus. This set him apart from many guitar players in the 80s and enabled him to build a successful solo career, crossing over to the female population too.

  36. 36
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’m partial to the quartet line-up with keyboards, hence I prefer ‘Against The Grain’ and ‘Calling Card’ (produced by our own Roger!) as well as the shelved at the time and only decades later (2011) released ‘Notes From San Franciso’:





    (Not the Photo-Finish version, but the original take with the glorious Mariachi horns!)

    The production-wise more refined (and American sounding!) ‘Notes From San Franciso’ (produced by Elliot Mazer who had worked with Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and Neil Young) was canned by Rory after he had seen a gig of the Sex Pistols (in San Francisco of all places); he now wanted to get back to the raucous and sparse trio sound, Lou Martin’s keyboards and Rod de’Ath more sophisticated drumming had to all of the sudden go. I thought that was a huge mistake, Top Priority and Photo-Finish, though good albums, didn’t set the US on fire either and I question the wisdom of trying to crack America with a “less is more”-approach while Peter Frampton was selling millions of double albums there! Plus Lou Martin’s piano and organ playing had contributed so much to Rory’s music, embellishing it nicely, but I guess that is the ole Purple fan talking in me who thinks that any proper rock band needs keyboards!

    Rory did see the error of his ways in the final stage of his career when he brought Lou Martin back into his band. But the knee-jerk-return to the trio format cost him the US market in the latish 70ies I believe. Peter Frampton sold more records there than Johnny Rotten & Co ever did.

  37. 37
    rudy schoukens says:

    @ 19 “all Gary Moore melodies sound the same to me. I can never hold them apart. It’s always the same recipe, …”. OK Uwe, but you can also say the same about Blackmore’s tunes. Compare for yourself the intro of ‘Fire Dance’ (Rainbow) with the intro of ‘The batlle rages on’. Aren’t they similar ? And are you able to distinguish ‘Weiss Heim’ from ‘Vielleicht das nachtste mal’ ?
    Btw, ‘Carry on Jon’ by Blackmore’s Night sounds in my ears as a cloon of ‘The Loner’ by Gary Moore.

  38. 38
    Thorsten Wissmann says:

    Regarding on-demand streaming, ARTE Concert wrote on facebook: “wir warten noch auf eine Bestätigung, um es online stellen zu können. Das Konzert ist aber spätestens Ende dieser Woche in unserer Mediathek zu finden”
    Translation: ARTE is still waiting for a confirmation, but it should be available online by the end of the week.

  39. 39
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Rudy, you have a point, I can of course mainly keep Blackmore songs better apart because I know them by heart (but I sometimes get confused with the instrumentals too, you’re right!). In all honesty, Ritchie’s approach to solos draws from always the same palette of colors too, he’s very much a stylist and we love him for it.

    But Ritchie can be accused of samey-ness too, most of his classic riffs are similarly constructed. I had a Swedish Led Zep fan buddy (yes, I would mingle with these people, I really am the tolerant type!) in school and Johan (Hambræus) would say heretic things like “Deep Purple are such one-trick-ponies, Uwe, Smoke On The Water, Woman From Tokyo, Burn, Might Just Take Your Life, it’s always the same type of riff, SO BOR-RING!!!” And yes, Johan wasn’t entirely wrong, a lot of Ritchie’s musical motifs sound like they came off the assembly line of one and the same great riff-rockin’-factory.

    I only learned about Gary Moore via Corridors of Power and then Victims of the Future. I never liked his music as much as I liked Purple, Whitesnake, Gillan or even Rainbow. I saw him live on the Victims of the Future Tour, the Run For Cover one and the After The War one too I think. For me, he was always trying too hard and keeping his musicians on an even shorter leash than Ritchie.

    Arrogant little sod I was, I never found his guitar playing THAT AMAZING because unlike my beloved Ritchie he would only use his pinkie/little finger when he absolutely had to. Blackmore’s finger fluidity and supple pinkie was something I measured all guitarists against and I hate to say it, but Gary Moore did not leave me gaping with awe in that department. His playing had none of the cool detached, yet commanding fret board elegance of Blackers, it looked plain messy to me. Back in the 70ies I thought that only Uli Jon Roth was really as finger-fluid as Ritchie in the hard/heavy rock field.

  40. 40
    MacGregor says:

    @ 37 – I do own the Rory Gallagher Calling Card album, Moonchild is good song but the album isn’t one of my favourites. The two different bands, four piece & three piece are two different beasts indeed. I think the 4 piece belongs in the traditional blues & rock ‘n roll territory more but not the harder rock blues zone. Good old fashioned piano keys along with drummer De Ath’s swing & groove to me is wonderful & essential early to mid 70’s Gallagher. However the later three piece is much more direct & powerful, Ted McKenna’s drumming with McAvoy’s bass playing really drives the message home. A tour de force they are & those songs from the albums I mentioned are what I listen to when cranking the harder rock style of Gallagher. Some of the 80’s albums I owned, Jinx was one, however the songs drifted away & I didn’t buy anymore. I can only listen t so much blues etc & do sort of lose interest after awhile, the same with Robin Trower. Always a great live entertainer Gallagher & I really regret missing him in Sydney in the early 90’s due to work commitments. Thanks for the live album clips, interesting to hear some of those later 70’s songs different versions. Cheers.

  41. 41
    MacGregor says:

    Sorry that recent post was for 36 Uwe. Cheers.

  42. 42
    MacGregor says:

    @ 36 – I agree regarding Gary Moore’s ballads, wonderful melodic songs with superb guitar solo’s etc. I do notice that he struggled vocally playing live, (that is expected) trying to deliver both is incredibly difficult from my observations over decades of following rock music. I have yet to hear a lead guitarist while also the lead singer to not find it difficult especially if they are the only guitarist. Rory Gallagher, Jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler (a two guitar band), Eric Johnson, even David Gilmour ended up getting another support guitarist in Pink Floyd with Snowy White (1977 era) to help with guitar duties plus Roger Waters also sang certain lead vocals. Adrian Belew managed somewhat in 1980’s to 90’s King Crimson however he had Robert Fripp playing the intricate difficult guitar parts to help out there. All this Gary Moore talk has me also remembering Mo Foster’s bass guitar contributions to both Corridors of Power (Falling in Love with You) & Victims of the Future (Empty Rooms & All I Want). I remembered when reading about his passing recently that he contributed to those albums & it had me thinking it will not be on the harder heavier songs. A well suited three songs indeed for his wonderful playing. And listening to COP whilst typing this & Moore’s lead solo’s are too loud in the mix, a bit like Tony Iommi’s on a few Sabbath albums. That just kills everything else when that happens. They obviously were at the mixing desk when no one else was around (as if anyone would be game to intervene). “Well I will just push that up a little bit there, that is much better, in fact I might do that on every song, yes I think that sounds much better now). Bloody lead guitarists you cannot take them anywhere! Cheers.

  43. 43
    Frank A Otero says:

    Anymore information about the live stream? There’s even only a couple pictures online. Seems like a black out of information on this concert. I enjoyed the gig, unfortunately because of the rain I didn’t take many pictures. Plus it’s a new phone and I didn’t have the settings correct. I’m kicking myself.

  44. 44
    Michael says:

    Damn i really wish they will release it. I was there and it was the best show i’ve ever been to. Not just purple, but in general!

  45. 45
    Dieter says:

    Hi all,

    unfortunately, ARTE confirmed to me in an email, that this brilliant concert will not be posted in their mediathek. So, we habe to look into Youtoube to see some pieces.


  46. 46
    Frank A Otero says:

    Wow, this is sad news. I don’t think we’ll see any official video on YouTube, only poor audience quality, but I suppose the bootleggers will put it out.

  47. 47
    Svante Axbacke says:

    Someone might have saved the stream.

  48. 48
    janbl says:

    I did manage to save the last hour of the show. I did miss the first half hour, and was hoping for another “saver”.

    I did miss Highway Star, Pictures of Home, No Need to Shout, Into the Fire, Uncommon Man and Lazy.

    But got the rest.


  49. 49
    Max says:

    “Moore wasn’t emotionless in his playing, true, to the contrary he was a friggin’ drama queen! Everything with the same heart-wrenching intensity, whether loud or soft, wringing it out with extreme passion for all the world to hear and see. Yet never being even for a second a “cool” guitarist. No light or shade, no humor in his playing, nothing witty about it. Gary Moore’s solos don’t make love to your ears, they rape them, yelling at you all the time whether you enjoy it as much too. He’s never weaving through the music, always in front of it.”

    Vielen Dank, Uwe! Nailed it! Never did Gary Morre’s playing touch me in any way. Pretentious is the word. And don’t get me statrted on what he called “Blues” …

  50. 50
    Frank A Otero says:

    Svante, I’m pretty sure someone out there has it. Probably it’s not allowed to be shared? Anyhow, the concert was really great, a strong performance at a very nice venue as well. If it’s my last time I’m satisfied. Although like everyone else I’m hoping for more. Cheers!

  51. 51
    Lutz says:

    The Stuttgart gig is now finaly posted on ARTE.

    The first 3 songs (Highway Star, Pictures Of Home, and No Need To Shout) are missing.


    The concert is going to stay posted on arte till October 22, 2023.

  52. 52
    Dieter says:

    So strange, I just found the concert in ARTE’s Mediathek: https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/114215-004-A/deep-purple/

  53. 53
    Ralf Bernecker says:

    Try this:



  54. 54
    Uwe Hornung says:

    “Dieter says:

    Hi all,

    unfortunately, ARTE confirmed to me in an email, that this brilliant concert will not be posted in their mediathek. So, we have to look into YouToube to see some pieces.”

    Not sure whether this is really bad news, Dieter. My take is that this indicates that Edel (Purple’s current publishing company) had an option for the rights of the performance, exercised that option and will probably turn the filmed gig into a product for future release. You just wait, they rightfully must have deemed it too damn good enough to not do something with it.

  55. 55
    eiricd says:


    Seems to be working!

    Can someone please capture it?! 🙂 🙂

  56. 56
    janbl says:

    Yes, got it. Nice.

    I used this link: https://youtube4kdownloader.com/


  57. 57
    Frank A Otero says:

    Yahoo! I’m a happy guy. Thank you to all involved. Was a great night. Cheers!

  58. 58
    Mark S. says:

    It still says video not allowed in your country (USA)?

  59. 59
    Hogi says:

    Maybe a direct link works:

  60. 60
    AndreA says:

    Great Band, always..
    I love them, a really good concert!

  61. 61
    Mark S. says:

    @Hogi. That link works, thanks!

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