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Ian Gillan spoke to the Australian podcast Long Way to the Top. The new Deep Purple album was discussed, among other things, and Ian mentioned that it will be coming out in July.

Thanks to Michael Burrows, Yiannis Dolas, and Merlijn Rotte for the heads-up.

52 Comments to “Tenor profaggio”:

  1. 1
    Jim Sheridan says:

    Wow! July?! That is surprising but also delightful. I have really enjoyed the studio offerings from the past few decades – very fresh and surprising directions from DP at a time when a lot of my faves were kind of going through the motions or just not creating at all.

  2. 2
    AndreA says:

    I can’t wait for July to arrive, Putin permitting.
    I love You, Big Ian!

  3. 3
    Tony says:

    Great news ! Looks like they have gonne have e busy year.
    I’m looking forward to see and hear them play !

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I had expected it a bit earlier (like next month or so), given that they were in the studio in Hamburg in October/November last year, but it sure is good news.

    Bit of a disjointed interview with the questioner seemingly ticking random questions on his fact sheet assembled from the internet (and Ian showing great restraint and patience). Alice Cooper and Debbie Harry still learning to play music when Purple were hitting it big? Really?! Let’s see:

    – The debut album from the Alice Cooper Group is from 1969, Alice was born 1948, all the other band members were his age or older, they had been touring since 1967 after leaving high school in Phoenix, Arizona.

    – Ms Angela Trimble aka Debbie Harry was born 1945. When the Blondie debut came out in 1976 she wasn’t a teenager or young twen, but a 31-year-old woman who had been around a bit using her last biological chance to make it as a pop star. She had recorded her first album (interestingly not entirely dissimilar to what Episode Six were doing around the same time) in 1968,


    you hear her here at 01:12 and 01:16 joining in, respectively:



    Superficial knowledge about pop history like the interviewer seems to have drives me nuts – have you noticed? 🤣 “Mr Gillian and Mr Grover” alright.

  5. 5
    Wormdp says:

    Really, you focus on the “new” LP? Best interview in years from IG. He sounds happy, refreshed and inspired. It may just make me resend my earlier comments about buying a new Lp!

  6. 6
    AndreA says:

    I hope in a hard rnr blues comeback..

  7. 7
    Nohrmann says:

    Thanks Ian for that confirmation. With Simon, it can’t be anything other than superb. It feels like he has given you a new energy.
    Thank you all for listening to you for almost 56 years and for continuing to do so. Cheers!

  8. 8
    Allen says:

    @7 Nohrmann & @6 AndreA-


    The prospect of a new album with a new banjo player certainly intrigues me.
    I too hope it’s a harder edged, riff oriented album that’s a drastic improvement over the last two offerings, Whoosh and Turning to Crime. Utter garbage.

    I eagerly anticipated both releases, and was majorly disappointed with them both. No matter how much I’ve listened to them since, and tried to like them, I just can’t. Sorry!

  9. 9
    AndreA says:

    the problem is that the album has already been made, but I trust in Simon 😅

  10. 10
    Adel says:

    To be honest I was very disappointed by “Turning to crime” album and it’s not because it’s bad but because it’s not a Deep Purple album and regardless of the reasons behind it because of not able to get in one studio because of COVID. The fact is once it’s done you can’t just wipe your hands off it and say forget about it ever made.
    And whatever you make of my comments I would just kindly remind you to ask yourself how many times you had the urge to play it. And that’s the sad part in my opinion it’s a very short lived album

    So it’s nice to look forward to new material and kick some ass

  11. 11
    John says:

    This is turning out to be a great year. A new Deep Purple album, a new Black Country Communion album, and a new solo album from Glenn. And if Steve should release any new material, I’m up for that too!

  12. 12
    Uwe Hornung says:

    “Whoosh and Turning to Crime. Utter garbage.”


    Alas!, those harsh words of youth …

  13. 13
    Mic says:

    Looking forward to July. Purple never disappoint when their backs are to the wall.
    As for the last proper album, WHOOSH … it’s fantastic. Then there’s the covid restrictions album TURNING TO CRIME….not too bad and is pretty entertaining. I’ve returned to it far more than Rush’s FEEDBACK, has one example. Lol

  14. 14
    George Martin says:

    Music is a mater of opinion, you like what you like and you don’t like what you don’t like. There is no right or wrong. I can understand Turning To Crime not being a fan favorite but it was never meant to be. It was something to do during the pandemic because the band could not get together and write anything new. So let’s leave that one alone. Whoosh is brilliant! Utter garbage seriously! I think it’s the best album of the Steve Morse / Don Airey period. If I had to pick one Deep Purple album and call it utter garbage hands down it would be Come Taste the Band. Purple should have disbanded after Stormbringer, maybe even after Burn. Come Taste the Band was a last ditch effort to try and save the band and to me it was crap. Just my opinion, I am entitled to it. Looking forward to the new album.

  15. 15
    James Gemmell says:

    Everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but I thought Whoosh! had some fine moments on it. I do agree with @8 that it would be nice to hear a bit of a cranker LP. But I don’t expect anything on the order of “Highway Star.” Gillan hasn’t been able to belt it out in decades and Simon McBride is no Ritchie Blackmore. But he does have more testosterone to his playing than Steve Morse.

  16. 16
    Uwe Hornung says:

    What’s wrong with me? I like all these albums nobody likes, Stormbringer (nicely decadent), Come Taste The Band (fresh), Slaves & Masters (an interesting divergence into AOR territory), Whoosh (creative!) and Turning To Crime (to me something like The Who’s Odds & Sods or Led Zep’s Coda, i.e. never intended as a ‘real’ album; I view it like a collection of B-sides, fun to listen to, but not a major work, essentially a Javelins album with DP playing).

    The only album I have real issues with in the whole DP canon is The Battle Rages On though even that has three good tracks (title track, Anya & Solitaire) on it, but listening to the album overall is for me an always unpleasant experience. It’s cold and soulless, something was awfully wrong.

  17. 17
    Andy says:

    @12 Well said. Also, looking forward to hearing what the boys have been up to.

  18. 18
    Dave says:

    I got really ticked when I read thru some of these comments. I know everyone has an opinion and that’s fine. However, I have to object to the term “utter garbage” directed at Whoosh and Turning To Crime.
    This is NOT the 1970’s. Nothing will EVER top Deep Purple In Rock, Fireball, Machine Head, Made In Japan and Who Do We Think We Are. Those albums are immortal.
    I have every album they have ever made and try to listen to different one’s at some point or another. They all have some element that makes them worthy of that.

  19. 19
    Doug says:

    Totally agree with Allen ‘Utter Garbage!’ and unfortunately I am far from youthful, Uwe! Wholeheartedly agree with Adel – I listened to Turning To Crime once. Dreadful, just dreadful. I have never stopped listening to Made In Japan, Made In Europe, Burn, Come Taste The Band. It says something about the quality of those albums.

  20. 20
    Adel says:

    James Gemmell@15
    I am hoping the next album will improve my sex life. I am dying to hear testosterone filled music.
    Cheers 👍
    Peace ✌️

  21. 21
    Georgivs says:

    Let’s face it guys. DP have nothing to prove. They can afford experimenting as much as they want. I expect an album of Celtic and/or English folk from them with touches of jazz, ambient and electronica and maybe just a couple of heavy riffs and solos here and there, just to let Simon shine. A dub remake of one of their classic songs wouldn’t be out of place, either. I say bring it on!

  22. 22
    Allen says:

    @14 George Martin

    I knew it’d only be a matter of time before the beating stick would come out for my dislikes🤣🤣🤣🤣.

    Joking aside- it’s each to their own I suppose. I do agree that they had to do something because of world events over the last few years. That’s fine. Maybe because of recording obligations? Who knows🤔? Either way, it just didn’t float my boat.

    If you like Whoosh, that’s cool. There’s no right or wrong, it’s down to personal taste and opinion. It’s no big deal.

    I still stand by what I said though. Utter garbage.
    Nothing will change my own personal opinion.
    I can’t help that I don’t like them and think they’re utter garbage.

    Personally, I thought both Infinite and Now What?! were brilliant.

    If we all like the same things and had the same opinion, the World would be a boring place!👍🏻

    I think we’ll have to agree to disagree, we’re even stevens here, as I personally love Come Taste The Band (although from what I’ve heard, the live performances were mostly a train wreck).

    @12 Uwe, where the hell did you get that GIF of my Mother in Law from? The resemblance is uncanny!!

    @15 I don’t expect something like Highway Star either, but will be interesting to see what ideas they come up with, with Simon on Board.

    I wonder if there’s going to be any audio snippets released before it’s released like they did before the release of Now What?! to whet our appetites?

  23. 23
    AndreA says:

    Oh, sure.
    Also raggeton..

  24. 24
    Uwe Hornung says:

    James and Adel, ever tried it with patches rather than music by largely 70- to 80-year-olds? 😎


    This being a public forum, I must caution about the side effects! At a certain age, the choice for youthful rigidity at the cost of a heightened cancer risk is a tough one. 👨‍⚕️

    All of you looking for that kick many of us had listening to In Rock, Machine Head, Made in Japan or Burn for the first time in the 70ies: That search is futile. It is like wishing to repeat the feelings you had as a teen after your first successful attempt at masturbation. Some rushs cannot be recreated.

  25. 25
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    “Utter garbage.” I’ll stay diplomatic as far as opinions. But still, Sheesh.

    Looking forward but not as much as I would if Steve was still in the band. Alas, banjo players come and go.

    And get prepared for the plethora of opinions as the album arrives.


  26. 26
    MacGregor says:

    @ 16 – The Who Odds & Sods & Led Zeppelin’s Coda? They are those two bands original material, a collection of oddities or unreleased material. A huge difference there Uwe. Maybe Turning to Crime is along the lines of say, Rush’s ‘Feedback album or something similar from another artist paying their respects etc. All the songs are recorded at the same time with that in mind. A covers album is a tribute of sorts to other artists. Just to keep things in perspective. Cheers.

  27. 27
    Allen says:

    I think I’ve opened up a can of worms here! I knew it’d only be a matter of time before I’d get duffed up! 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.

    Joking aside. To the people on here I’ve offended and upset just because I’ve got a drastically different opinion to theirs on something.
    If I think something is utter garbage, I’ll say it- that’s my personal choice. It’s just a personal opinion, nothing more, nothing less.

    It’s not meant to harm anyone. However, I still stand by what I said about Whoosh & Turning to Crime.

    If I can’t get into them specific albums and disliking immensely after giving repeated listens and tries, that’s my problem.

    Do I really have to like absolutely everything an artist does? No No No! Of course every Band/Artist I like has done some cr*p at some point or other- (Metallica’s St. Anger anyone? ).

    Let’s just agree to disagree. The world would be a boring place if we all liked the exact same things wouldn’t we?

    I love CTTB others don’t. I like Slaves and Masters. I like Stormbringer, Others despise it. Again. It’s no big deal. I respect others opinions and their reasons why- I don’t get ‘ticked off’.

    Even though I dislike very much the last two offerings, I still enjoy Deep Purple’s music immensely through each era, as well as my bootlegs and the spin off groups.

    As I said in my first post on this section, I’m intrigued with a new album and also what Simon McBride will bring to the table.

    @21 ‘let Simon shine’- agreed! I reckon it’ll sound like a mixture of Purpendicular, and Now What?!/ Infinite.

    @14 George Martin. I love the CTTB album, but think mostly the live shows were a train wreck. Glenn & David’s vocals mainly, oh, and the small issue of Tommy’s patchy performances.

    @16 Uwe- you have the same issue with TBRO as I do even down to the 3 tracks you mentioned. Anya was a great track. So good, my Daughter is named after it. Even shares her Birthday with RB.

    BTW Uwe, where did you get that GIF in your earlier post of my Mother in Law? It’s an uncanny resemblance🤣🤣


  28. 28
    James Steven Gemmell says:

    @20 It just might!

  29. 29
    Alket Kellici says:

    Come and Taste the Band garbage? i think it is a very underrated beautiful rock album that I like more than Stormbringer.Whoosh brilliant? I think the best album with Steve is the first one “Purpendicular” no one can touch that album in terms of composition and playing. I think we dont hear the music with the same year.

    I’m almost afraid to hear the new album with Simon but i hope we get more heavy bluesy sound

  30. 30
    Nino says:

    I’m really looking forward to this album. When I saw the additional tours in Europe, I immediately thought that there would be an album. I love Whoosh! and I hope that the new album will be quite bluesy.

  31. 31
    AndreA says:

    My favourite with Morse are
    Bananas and of course Pupendicular
    True Hard Rock
    After these there is a changement toward to a sperimental prog sound, so far from my taste..

  32. 32
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I wonder how much of the new album is gonna sound like a Gary Moore record with loud keyboards and someone singing well for a change? 🤣 Simon’s influences loom large …

    Allen, of course you’re free to say something is utter garbage, your post livened up things! I can understand why people would not like TTC; with Whoosh! I was a bit surprised that anybody could dislike it that severely, it seems like an introspective, carefully crafted album to me – unfortunately it lost out on the Pandemic (Gregster would probably say “the Pandemic HOAX” 🤨 ) and fell through all cracks as live performances go due to Steve’s subsequent departure

    Re mothers in law & other scourges of nature, ‘Sam the Eagle’ from the Muppet Show, that feathered defender of all things decorum, is one of my role models, he says out loud how I feel here most of the time! 🤐


  33. 33
    Hassan nikfarjam says:

    We’ve had our moments with deep purple. Good or bad. The important thing is the band is still alive. So I’m looking forward to listenning to the new material. This is the magic of music. there are songs that make us feel good and there are songs we dislike. So again it’s very exciting to listen to the new album and discuss it between ourselves.

  34. 34
    Allen says:

    @32 Uwe- Thank you. I appreciate your comment. 👍🏻 Particularly saying Mother In Law’s and other scourges of nature. That’s brightened a pretty horrible, depressing day for me work wise. Or rather no-work wise!!

    In regards to your comment about Gregster, didn’t you mean to call it a “plandemic?”😁😁🤣🤣

    Yes, I agree- a Moore guitar-riff sounding, based album with keys that aren’t too proggy and overbearing would be great.

    Just a bit more straight ahead rock, with keys that are equal or ever so slightly ‘behind’, supporting the guitar, rather than overbearing it.

    That’s one thing I honestly feel about Don Airey’s contributions over the course of the last few albums. The keys seem to be getting too dominant and overpowering.

    But, as always with Deep Purple, having new blood in the band seems to invigorate them. What was it Ritchie said once “musical vampires?”

    Simon’s already showing promise on stage. I hope this has translated well into the studio, and wish him all the luck in the world.

  35. 35
    Allen says:

    Off topic, has anyone here listened to the new Montreaux 1971 release on Spotify yet?

  36. 36
    Uwe Hornung says:

    “That’s one thing I honestly feel about Don Airey’s contributions over the course of the last few albums. The keys seem to be getting too dominant and overpowering.”

    I absolutely agree, Allen, with Ritchie and Jon it was 60:40 mostly, even with Steve and Jon (perhaps 67:33 towards the end of Jon’s tenure), but Don and Steve were 60:40 in the keysman’s favor! For someone who has been doing keyboard touch-ups on heavy metal albums for most of his session musician career, Don evolved into one hell of a dominant keyboard player with DP. I don’t mind that (and have mentioned it before), but it has given DP a PROG’ish touch no doubt.

  37. 37
    George Martin says:

    @22 Allen
    I saw Deep Purple twice on the Come Taste the Band tour at Radio City in New York and saying it was a train wreck would be kind. It was that bad. I think the problem I have with this album is after hearing and having such great albums like In Rock, Machine Head etc. to listen to Come Taste the band is depressing to say the least. If the exact same album was done by any other band I would probably say ” Eh, it’s ok I guess” but to have the name Deep Purple on it, sorry it doesn’t cut it. It’s the one Deep Purple album I never listen to. It was nothing more than a last ditch effort to try and keep the band going. But again it’s all a matter of opinion. Can’t wait for the new album and maybe somehow they can squeeze in a few tour dates in the US.

  38. 38
    Kidpurple says:

    Love Whoosh ! Has some very nice moments!
    Come Taste The Band – Dealer- always crank it !
    Every album from Shades to Turning to Crime offers something good .
    Why I bleed Purple !
    This band is why my hearing is so so now !
    This weekend is for Jesus Christ Superstar!

  39. 39
    Allen says:

    @37 George Martin

    Funny enough, I was only in New York the other month (had a great time with my family- also got high on CBD Gummies! 🤣🤣🤣🤣- would love to return at some point soon), and walked past the glorious Art Deco Radio City Music Hall.
    I couldn’t help but think about Deep Purple’s gigs there a few decades ago and thinking about the bootleg I heard on YouTube.

    The same thing happens every time I walk past the Liverpool Empire not too far from where I live.

    The performances always seemed like Lord and Paice were carrying the shows through their extraordinary talents, while the vocals became nothing more than a screaming and shouting contest between Coverdale and Hughes. F**king embarrassing tbh. Nails on a blackboard spring to mind…..

    Wasn’t the gig you saw there the one where John Bonham went up on stage after the show to tell the audience about the new Led Zeppelin album coming out?

    I actually see where you’re coming from regarding the dislike for CTTB. It must have been a shock.

    What other time did you see them on that tour?

  40. 40
    George Martin says:

    @39 Allen
    Yes, Lord and Paice did carry the shows. They were the only thing good about them. Hughes and Bolin were totally wasted and every chance he could get Coverdale left the stage. He did not want to be there, he new how bad it was and believe it or not I think I saw him crying at one point and yes John Bonham did come out at the end of the show to talk about the new Led Zeppelin album that was coming out. If I remember correctly he then requested Purple to come back out for the encore – Highway Star and I believe he stayed on stage and played a tambourine during it and left with them at the end. They played 2 nights at Radio City and I was there both nights. January 1976, I can’t believe it was 48 years ago. Don’t get me wrong, nobody loves Deep Purple more than me but Come Taste the Band to me was the worst Purple album ever.

  41. 41
    Gregster says:


    You may grow to like “Turning to Crime” as the days roll on. It will become an album that you put on when you don’t know what to play, but you want to listen to DP…

    RUSH in the later 2000’s released a similarly themed “roots” album with “Feedback”…They did a kick-ass job too imo, & it’s good to hear what tunes inspired your favourite band to rock-out, & then have their own interpretation of some tunes down on an album. These are to be enjoyed, played loud, & not to be taken too seriously.

    They’re fun albums, but not for everyone I suppose.

    Peace !

  42. 42
    Peter says:

    This is the first time I´m excited and nervous / afraid / worried at the same time. The reason is quite simple – I think that what they did on latest records with Steve (so-called Ezrin trilogy – counting new material albums) showed they had one very strong side of band…. and I´m afraid they lost it with Steve´s leaving. When people say they want much harder edge of band, that´s precisely what I do NOT want and it´s exactly what I´m afraid of…. Just let´s say five masterpieces from latest albums: Uncommon Man, Above & Beyond, The Surprising, Birds Of Prey, Man Alive….. In all those songs Steve´s role was crucial. Quite frankly – I´m not sure if they know what is their strongest character in music now. I definately dont want new Fireball or “new Hard Loving Man”…. If they manage to do “new” Man Alive or new Birds Of Prey, I´ll be happy, but…. dont know if Simon as songwriter has this “influence”…. we will see, but album with quality of Whoosh! (or any of the last three records) would be GREAT surprise for me.

  43. 43
    Allen says:

    @40 George Martin.

    Thanks for the insight into the DP gigs you seen.

    It makes for fascinating reading other people’s gig experiences from years ago with my favourite bands. These anecdotes stir up my imagination as to what it was like, particularly as I was born Xmas ’79 and was too young.
    My older Brothers and Sisters have had a heavy influence on my tastes!

    I used to play Snooker with a guy who was at the disastrous Liverpool Empire 1976 show, and said pretty much the same things you have about how awful the performance was However, he loves CTTB even to this day.

    Later in September 1976, he went to see Rainbow out of curiosity at the same venue, and said the whole show and spectacle blew him away. There was just no comparison. It became a talking point in his School for weeks after.

    Thanks again for taking the time to share👍🏻. Much appreciated.

  44. 44
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Coverdale actually mentioned that in post-1976-split interviews with the NME and German music magazines: That the deterioration of Mk IV had him crying at the side of the stage at a gig and roadies were consoling him. And that Paicey saw him and helpfully told him off: “Stop bawling so much, Dave!” Big boys don’t cry, they just throw spaghetti.

    An experience like that goes a long way in explaining why DC became such a control freak with WS, he didn’t want to witness a band spiraling out of control ever again.

  45. 45
    George Martin says:

    @43 Allen
    The one thing I find really fascinating about this site is you really never know how old the people are you are talking with. I always think we’re all basically the same age. You say you were born in 79 wow! I was born in 58. I and old enough to be your father. I actually bought Hush when it came out as a single back in 68. I have older brothers too that shaped my taste in music as well. I think age is definitely a factor when it comes to the albums we like more than others. And finally I did see Rainbow in November 1975 and again in June of 76. The November show was only the 2nd show Rainbow had ever done. It was promoting the first album and the June show was promoting Rainbow Rising. Both were amazing to say the least. I think June of 76 was the best Rainbow concert I have ever seen in my life. Great talking with you!

  46. 46
    Uwe Hornung says:

    On the subject of elder brothers and their musical influence on you:

    I was born 1960, my (now lamentably late) elder brother in 1951. I remember him bringing the Deep Purple in Rock album home in the summer/fall of 1970. I knew Mount Rushmore from pictures (still do, never been there in person), so the Pop Art alienation of the motif wasn’t lost on me, I found the cover very impressive and capturing the spirit of the beginning 70ies perfectly. (My brother also owned Led Zep II around the same time and that was a cool cover and name for a band too, but did not have as stark a visual impact on me as In Rock.)

    The music went above my head at the time, I was still very much a Beatles-only fan, that noise barrage at the beginning of Speed King confused me, I hadn’t heard anything like it before and it sure didn’t sound nice (back then I thought even the Rolling Stones “noisy”). Some of my class mates were further ahead in their development of a rock music taste and by 1971 or so I remember them speaking in hushed, reverent tones: “Uwe’s brother has Deep Purple In Rock!” They asked me to play it to them and I did (I believe they even taped it for themselves) – my brother was relaxed about me using his stereo and playing his records. Back then (I was ten or eleven years old) and still couldn’t fathom why anyone would like that music though the organ intro of Child In Time sounded good and melodic to me (and Big Ian’s screams too, I just wasn’t too crazy about the distorted guitar).

    It was only a few years later that I would (re)discover DP for myself, that was the summer of 75, by then I liked distorted guitars + men with makeup (= Alice Cooper! 😎), had also heard (and liked) SOTW and, finally, bought Deep Purple in Rock (and Stormbringer) at the local record store of my home town with money I had received from my grandmother because, well, the cover of In Rock looked familiar from my brother owning the album a few years before! I didn’t really have much time to make an educated choice because back then we lived in Kinshasa, Zaire (as the former Belgian Congo was then called) for most of the year and visited my German home town only for a few weeks every summer – in Kinshasa any type of vinyl by rock artists was a scarce commodity. So I went for what was vaguely familiar a few days before our flight back to Africa, Deep Purple being a household name as a rock group in Germany.

  47. 47
    Allen says:

    I’m guessing (badly!) you saw Rainbow both times at the Beacon Theatre?

    I’ve a boot of the 1975 show on 12/11/1975. Opening with DYCYE then Self Portrait.

    It’d be nice to here the mixing desk recordings made from them late ‘75 shows that someone associated with Cozy has in his possession. It mentions them in the book by Jerry Bloom called “in the shadow of the wizard”. A great book chronicling the 1975/76 tour.

    If you haven’t already got it, track it down.

    If only I was born in the early 50’s to witness such greatness all these amazing bands/ artists I love in their heyday.

    I’ve tried to find rock music that scratches my itch that is modern day, but nothing does. It’s all been done before, but better. I suppose you can’t reinvent the wheel can you?

    Thanks again for chatting. It’s a pleasure! 👍🏻

  48. 48
    George Martin says:

    Yes both times were at the Beacon Theatre and yes both shows are available as a bootleg. The 75 show was unique because Do you close your eyes, Stargazer and A light in the black were played but had not been recorded yet, so no one knew those songs. The 76 show a guy tossed a can of beer on stage as if to offer it to Ronnie as a gesture but Ronnie took it as he was throwing it at him to hurt him. Ronnie went nuts screaming at the guy but he was yelling at the wrong guy. I guy who tossed it hit the floor and crawled out of there and he yelled at the poor guy standing next to me. I felt so bad for him because he did not do it but was happy he didn’t think it was me. Whenever I hear that it brings me right back to that night. It was a great concert.

  49. 49
    Attila says:

    Let us not forget what Mr. Morse has given to us
    Sometimes I feel like crying, birds of prey, 7th Heaven, etc.
    Senki nem beszél már rola

  50. 50
    Uwe Hornung says:

    They played Snake Charmer (in 6/8 meter!) and If You Don’t like Rock’n’Roll at that 1975 gig, George?

    But never ever Black Sheep Of The Family, which saw Blackmore throwing the Strat out of the pram with Purple pre-Stormbringer.

  51. 51
    George Martin says:

    Snake Charmer to the best of my knowledge was never played.
    The set list at my show The Beacon Theatre in New York was:
    Do you close your eyes, Self Portrait, Sixteenth Century Greensleeves, Catch the Rainbow, Man on the Silver Mountain, Stargazer, A light in the Black, Still I’m Sad and the encore was If you don’t like Rock and Roll. This was the set list for the 13 shoes they played in 75. For some reason If you don’t like Rock and Roll was not played at most of them. I don’t know why. There was a Tony Carey keyboard solo before Stargazer and A Ritchie guitar solo before a couple of songs as well. As far as I know Snake Charmer and Black Sheep of the Family were never played live.

  52. 52
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Ah, you’re of course right, George, I did mean to ask about Self Portrait, that is the one in 6/8, sorry, my bad.

    I saw Rainbow in November 1976, I’m positive they played A Light In The Black, not sure anymore whether Stargazer was included too, Kill The King already opened the set, Mistreated was the second number.

    I always liked If You Don’t Like Rock’n’Roll, banal and predictable as it was. It echoed how Elf had sounded and was the only track on the Rainbow debut where poor Mickey Lee Soule – a talented pianist and not really considering himself an organist – was allowed to tinkle a short solo.

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