& Mexican reviews
Classic Hall, Recife, Brazil
September 13, 2003
Photos by Gil Vicente
Woman From Tokyo
House of Pain
Don Airey Solo (Star Wars, Vassourinhas)
Morse Solo and Riffs (Black Dog/Hok tonk/Won't get fooled again/Sweet home Alabama/Moby
Smoke on the Water
I Got Your Number
I 'd like to let you know how was the Deep Purple gig in Recife-PE
Brazil, last september 13th.
Just perfect! They made a terrific presentation. "Unbelievable!" for
us that could see them for the very first time in Recife and for Ian Gillan,
once he spoke several times to the audience:"Unbelievable!"
For sure, all the 8.000 people enjoyed the whole gig. Many fans came from the
neighbour states just to see them.
Before Deep Purple got on stage a local band called "Má Companhia",
with two drummers and a Cello on Eleanor Rigby, gave us a rock'n'roll lesson
playing many classics (Beatles, Stones, Peter Frampton, Pink Floyd, Chuck Berry,
Then, Deep Purple set the stage on fire. From the first song (Highway Star)
till the last, the band was taken by surprise. The energy between them and the
audience was something amazing. I've never seen something like that. I guess
they just don't expect. Roger Glover and Steve Morse went into ecstasies over
the audience vibe. They were just happiness and enjoyment at the stage!
Highway Star was GREAT - this tune alone was worth the
pice of the ticket!
Thank God, they are still rocking the world!
Emilio Honorio de
It was an amazing presentation! Don Airey made an incredible
solo, playing a very famous carnaval song to set the crowd on fire. Gillan is
in very good shape, Glover and Paice rocked and Morse showed why he's one of
the best guitar players of the world. And how they look happy to be playing!!
I missed some classics, like Pictures of Home, Speed King, Fireball, Strange
Kind of Woman and Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming, but it was terrific anyway.
A historical day for me and my wife. We're long time fans of
Deep Purple. I was born on April, 11, 1974, simply five days after the California
Jam concert. I didn't believe that we could ever meet our idols! Me and my wife
are co-producers of a hardrock-oriented radio showcalled "Rockstage",
broadcasted every Saturday, at 5 pm till 7pm on Transamerica - Recife. We play
the classic rock songs we have always listened to, and the new bands as well,
together with news from the music world. We had the opportunity to interview
Steve Morse. I felt nervous about this but the interview was very natural. The
band were totally great people, the're were humble and have a great sense of
humour, worried about their relationship with their fans.
At night, The show was fantastic and I was very happy about the enormous meeting
of the fans of DP. The audience was feeling "confortably numb". Generations
that grew up listening to DP and other great rock bands was fraternizing.
I confess that I cried when the DP played the first chord of Highway Star -
and a sucession of beautiful and powerful songs filled the Classic Hall in Recife.
Our hometown will never be the same after DP's show!
Thanks to the band, to the promoters and every person that was involved with
DP's South American dates.
and Flavia Rocha - view
photos of the interview