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Elevated to super magic

In my previous review of Brussels (Belgium) concert (25 Jan 2006), I said that it was magic. Well, this time in the Lotto Arena of Antwerpen (Belgium) on 18 May 2007, it was super magic.

Last year I was really impressed after attending a DP concert for the first time in my life after following their music for 32 years, and this time the impression was even bigger, just thinking that they are still able to produce this kind of music after these long years.
Everyone in the band was wonderful. But what really surprised me was Gillan’s ability to perform as in his young days with DP. His voice was really fantastic and ‘age resistant’. I hope that I still have long years ahead of me to enjoy his wonderful voice.

I will also pay tribute to Paice, Glover, Morse and Airey who really kept me away from feeling nostalgic about the 70s music. The overall atmosphere was like back in the golden years.

Just for the record the set list was the following:

Pictures of home
Things I never said
Into the Fire
Strange kind of Woman
Rapture of the Deep
Wrong Man
Steve Morse solo and Well Dressed Guitar
When a Blind Man Cries
Don Airey solo
The Battle Rages on
Don Airey solo
Perfect strangers
Space Truckin’
Highway Star
Smoke on the Water

Hush with Ian Paice solo
Roger Glover solo
Black Night

Now, I’m eagerly waiting for the Liege (Belgium) concert to be confirmed so that I can feel alive again …

Saleem Al-Ani

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