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Routine performance – Katowice

Pictures Of Home / Things I Never Said / Wrong Man / Ted The Mechanic / Living Wreck / Rapture Of The Deep / Before Time Began / Mary Long / Contact Lost / Well Dressed Guitar / Perfect Strangers / Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye / Space Truckin´ / Highway Star / Smoke On The Water / Hush / Black Night

A decent and proper only, surely not their best concert of Rapture Tour.

Set list same as in whole February. But they cut out Junkyard Blues, put some guitar tunes instead and show they play and get a pay for almost two hours (a week or two earlier they played both Junkyard and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye as a pair).

Good opening and powerful playing, but the band seemed to be tired of this leg of the tour. Maybe there was some lack of excitment. Most of the songs were not played with much enthusiasm (or maybe I overdosed Astoria and other shows tapes?).

Very nice guitar part somewhere in the middle of Living Wreck (again reminds us how DP would play in the early seventies).

So-so Before Time Began, even Mary Long did not surprise, I guess. Nice Space Truckin’, excellent Highway Star again with the intro in style of the seventies, Smoke on the Water (with Steve singing support/backing vocals !). The encore still the same.

Absolutely the best of musicians was Don Airey – 200% of himself, did his best, no doubt. His sound, reaching the best Hammond tradition, exceeds any expectations now.

However, I must say the audience was pleased with the performance. No madness here, but real joy.

Dominik Bednarski

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