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A flat one in Newcastle

Took my lad along to see DP on Saturday night as he is a fan of Steve Morse. I have been an ardent fan of their music since way back in the seventies, and I have lost count on how many concerts I have seen over the years.

Normally, when I write a review it is usually because they inspired the rock lover in me, but this time I felt the band was a little flat. They just seemed to be going through the motions. Even Steve Morse hardly raised a smile and Ian hardly made any of his now infamouse quips.

I think the band played too much early stuff which Steve and Don were not part of. I remember when Purpendicular came out, the band played all the new songs with great zest and enthusiasm. Probably because Steve was made to feel part of this great group with his amazing contribution to the songs on the album.

Maybe this as why the band and Steve appeared to be flat this time, because not enough of Steves contribution to the newer albums was being exhibited.

What they did was still good value, in particular Space Truckin’ and Hush had the crowd wanting more. I am sure they will rock back, they usually do.

Keith Scoullar

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