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Nice evening in Pistoia

The ones I remember:

Pictures of Home (with a bit of Child In Time)
Things I Never Said
Into the Fire
Strange Kind of Woman (with duet between Ian & Steve)
Rapture of the Deep
Demon\’s Eye (nice replacement)
Contact Lost
Steve Morse Solo
The Well Dressed Guitar
The Battle Rages On
Don Airey Solo
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin’
Steve Morse and Glover Jam
Highway Star
Smoke on the Water

Encore:

Hush with Ian Paice Solo
Roger Glover Intro
Black Night

Very nice evening with the band in top form.



38 Comments to “Nice evening in Pistoia”:

  1. 1
    George says:

    All the same old setlist… f*ck that… shit…

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, it’s probably a balanced set for someone who never saw the band?

    Let’s be happy the band keep youngsters on their feet.

    And it saves me money ………….

    So many other gigs to attend…..

    Oh Dear……………

  3. 3
    Jesper says:

    Museum rock. Same old same old.

  4. 4
    R says:

    Wested Sunset please!!!

  5. 5
    Rascal says:

    Last night I went out on the Pistoia!

  6. 6
    DP says:

    I haven´t seen the band in five years and looking forward to hear Demon´s eye and Into the fire live for the first time! Also nice to hear Battle rages on with this lineup.

  7. 7
    Martin Cook says:

    And tonight I’m off to see Def/Snake in Nottingham and will be justed as p’d off with DC. Still i shall wear my Company of Snakes Tour shirt just to be a little controversial!

  8. 8
    Renzo says:

    Hey guys, let’s refresh the setlist!
    I’d like….

    1 Perfect strangers
    2 Kiss tomorrow goodbye
    3 Ramshackle man
    4 Clearly quiet absurd
    5 The aviator
    6 Strange kind of woman
    7 Seventh heaven
    8 Lazy
    9 Wasted sunsets
    10 Sometimes I feel like screaming
    11 Strangeways
    12 Rapture of the deep
    13 Bananas
    14 Highway star
    15 Smoke on the water
    16 Knocking at you back door
    17 Hush

  9. 9
    John Bartone says:

    Demons Eye, very cool!!!

  10. 10
    Rapture says:

    I saw the “Rapture Tour” for the first time on their Brussels venue back in 2006 and the setlist was just awesome !!! Don’t you remember “Livin’ Wreck” ? Why do they drop this one off ??? I remember how I was surprised to find “Things I Never Said”, basically the Japanese Bonus and at that point, a lot of people hadn’t heard this one before !!
    They still can really surprise us ! I’m sure you were as stunned as I was when I heard “I’m alone” or “Demon’s Eye” (back in the setlist). And we all were stunned to find back “The Battle Rages On”.
    I agree with you about the current setlist but we can’t forget that since Steve is on board we had the chance to listen the back catalogue and that certainly wouldn’t be possible with Ritchie (except for “Anyone’s Daughter” I admit) !!!

  11. 11
    Chip says:

    Yeah…We’re down to 2 ROTD (3 if you count WDG) songs. I just think it’s a shame they don’t play more Morse era stuff. I’d go with the following list (balancing what I want and what the promoters demand….this has 6 Morse era songs (3 ROTD, 1 Purpendicular, 1 Abandon, 1 Bananas…..8 if you count the instrumentals)

    Since this really isn’t a tour promoting a “new album” a good mix of all eras is OK with me.

    If and when the record a new album they need to play 6-8 new songs a night so they can “promote” (that’s right a tour is meant, in part, to PROMOTE a CD guys)

    I love Mark 8 but the setlists could definitely be better.

    KAYBD
    ROTD
    SKOW
    Perfect Strangers
    Bananas
    WFT
    SIFLS
    TBRO
    Contact Lost/WDG
    Space Truckin (10 minute jam with Airey and Morse at teh end like the old days…well sort of like the old days)
    Hush
    7th Heaven
    Black Night

    Encore
    Before Time Began
    HS
    SOTW

  12. 12
    AndreA says:

    wasted sunset

    is

    wonderfull

  13. 13
    stefan says:

    I know it´s probably wishful thinking….but if they played “Rat bat blue” & “Place in line”…I´d wet myself!!

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I don’t wanna wet myself, it’s raing so much already.

    GIVE IT UP!

    They are NEVER, read my lips, gonna change the SET LIST like they should.

    We all know that by now.

    It’s all wishfull thinking.

    Yeah, Im drunk.

    Given up wine for now, rum cola is the deal!

    BURP!

  15. 15
    AndreA says:

    on the 1st tour of RapOFtheDeep in Milan they playied
    MARY LONG and LIVING WRECK…very very cool…I loved this!

  16. 16
    George says:

    NEW setlist for Milan 15 july

    Fireball
    Into the fire
    Strange kind of woman
    Rapture of the Deep
    Kiss tomorrow goodbye
    The battle rages on
    Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
    Contact lost
    The well dressed guitar
    Maybe I’m Leo
    Don solo
    Perfect strangers
    Space truckin
    Highway star
    Smoke on the water

    Hush
    Black Night

  17. 17
    Frank van den Broek says:

    Yeah, same old setlist.
    But that’s not the problem.
    Back when Ritchie was in the band it was fun listening to the old songs.
    Because Ritchie plays interesting music.
    Let’s face it, Steve Morse is a bore.
    That’s why they sound like a tribute band these days.
    Simply nothing special.
    Their days are over.

  18. 18
    stefan says:

    Frank!

    In Danish your last name means “Nag”…very appt I might say!Sadly enough,you´re joining a line of several nagging old ladies on this blog

    If you don´t like DP of today….feel free to join George Michael fan club, or the merry poofters who loyally follows Ritchie and his bimbo!

  19. 19
    Kimmen says:

    I’m one of those who would prefer a radical modernisation of the set list. Never the less, I’d die to hear Demon’s Eye and Into the Fire for once.

  20. 20
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Stefan

    There you go again attacking people, calling names and so on…..
    Are you happy now?

    I find comfort in noticing that I m not the only one in The Netherlands who’s lacking a passion for SM.

    Well, I think Frank is Dutch?

  21. 21
    stefan says:

    Priest!

    Don´t be such a pussy! No attack,just informed him `bout his name!It was meant toungue in cheek, and not supposed to be taken seriously! If I´d hurt your sensitive “artistic” feelings,I do apologise!!!

  22. 22
    Frank van den Broek says:

    I don´t have problems with name jokes.
    And, yes, I am Dutch.
    Deep Purple is my all time favourite band and will always be. But I don´t like Steve´s playing and, though they may seem very happy, it doesn´t seem to be very inspired anymore.
    I´m just happy I´m still able to listen to them with Ritchie.
    Finally I still hope different opinions are respected here in this forum. Hey, I´m a fan!

  23. 23
    stefan says:

    Frank!

    Nice to see that you´re not so touchy, as some here on this blog,as soon as “Saint Ritchie” is mentioned!!Sure, I don´t share you´re opinion but it´s respected!You know,opinions is just like assholes….everyone´s got one!!

  24. 24
    Tracy Heyder says:

    His first name “Frank” also has a special meaning; ‘Sausage, Dick, Gorky, Cock, Shwance, Prick, Peter, Pecker, Dork, Dong…….so what we have here is a Nagging Prick? he he he.

    Now, don’t get your “Frankfurter” in an uproar……Just poking fun here. It’s Stefan’s fault. He started it….Don’t blame me. I just couldn’t resist.

    Now seriously,

    Deep Purple uninspired?….Hardly. They have continued to play live shows world wide and put out new records and write some of their best music over the last 15 years, minus “Candice’s Fiddler”. Just because you don’t care for SM style of play, doesn’t mean the Band isn’t inspired. I would have to say that they are actually more inspired today than they ever were after only One Album following their reunion album Perfect Strangers. Just look how fast they returned to the Same Old “going through the motions” routine during and after House of Blue Light. It was over before it began. Ritchie was “inspired” again when he fired IG and hired JLT for the S$M record. Then TBRO was also a lack luster venture…Seems Ritchie found his place with “Rainbow” whereby he could revamp the line-up whenever he wasn’t “inspired” for creative sake. That is how he works best. Deep Purple isn’t Rainbow. They try to maintain a cohesiveness. Ritchie on the other hand works better as a Solo Artist, which truly what Rainbow was. Blackmore’s solo project with a title asside from Ritchie Blackmore. So for the betterment of all who enjoy Ritchie and Purple, It is much better to have Both. Ritchie in Rainbow and Deep Purple with whoever the band requires, and for 15 years, Steve Morse has paved his way and has become the Guitar Sound of Deep Purple.

    What you have now is finally a band of players, enjoying what they do and doing it very well……

    It’s a Beautiful thing. Now it Ritchie would cut his ambilicle cord with is plinking through the forest with Candice and put a Rainbow band together again, I think that would be the best solution for all. But it takes “inspiration” and thus far, it looks like the only one “unispired” is Ritchie.

    Cheers

  25. 25
    stefan says:

    Tracy!

    My sentiments exactly,well said!

  26. 26
    mamak kusuma says:

    hi all,

    what about “why didn’t rosemary?” played live ?

  27. 27
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Sure, but shouldn’t they consider “A Place In Line” “Super Trouper” “Smooth Dancer” or even “Our Lady” before another mkI number?

    I’d also like to see them rework “The Mule” with a much shorter drum solo than in the old days… Gillan can’t spoil that one. Oh wait, some songs are so Ritchie though, digressing maybe that one is best left alone. Some songs won’t work at all live, which has a lot to do with deciding what not to play… they’re most likely to stick with what works and freshen it up every now and then like they always do, good thing they don’t have the same audience every night, lol!

  28. 28
    Adrien says:

    May submit that kind of setlist?

    1. Comin’ Home (why not)
    2. Strange Kind Of Woman
    3. I Got Your Number
    4. Before Time Began
    5. Any Fule Kno That
    6. Perfect Strangers
    7. Living Wreck
    8. Contact Lost/Guitar Solo/Well-Dressed Guitar
    9. Bad Attitude
    10. Doing It Tonight/Picture Of Innocence
    11. Loosen My Strings
    12. Keyboard Solo/Money Talks
    13. The Battle Rages On
    14. Lazy
    15. Fortuneteller
    16. Ted The Mechanic
    17. Highway Star
    18. Smoke On The Water
    Encores
    19. Wring That Neck (with drum solo)
    20. Too Much Fun (a shorter version than Montreux 2006)/Bass Solo/Black Night

  29. 29
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Nice list……I never saw a list I didn’t like though.

    Cheers

  30. 30
    Rascal says:

    You need to check out my shopping list!!

  31. 31
    Tracy Heyder says:

    You mean…”Honey Do List”…..he he

    Cheers

  32. 32
    Rascal says:

    That might be a different kind of list!!

  33. 33
    Roberto says:

    How has been Gillan’s perfornance to Pistoia?
    How many people were there?
    Thanks

  34. 34
    DAWG says:

    PRIEST FORGETS THAT IT WAS RITCHIE WHO REFUSED TO PLAY:
    WOMAN FROM TOKYO
    WHEN A BLIND MAN CRIES
    FOOLS
    INTO THE FIRE
    PICTURES OF HOME
    NO ONE CAME
    HUSH [AFTER 1968]
    MARY LONG
    DEMON’S EYE
    AND WHY THE HELL DID SO MANY GREAT ONES NOT MAKE IT ON THE ALBUMS.
    DEMON’S EYE
    BLIND MAN
    I’M ALONE
    I THINK I’M FORGETTING SOME IN BOTH CATAGORIES AND I KNOW YOU HAD TO STAY AROUND 40 MINUTES IN THOSE DAYS.

  35. 35
    fabio says:

    ok, the group it’s not a kinda jukebox, whatever the setlist for me is ok, maybe I would have liked to hear “Sometimes I feel like screaming”…Paicey, please hit harder your drums like you used to some years ago!

  36. 36
    Rascal says:

    ‘Sausage, Dick, Gorky, Cock, Shwance, Prick, Peter, Pecker, Dork, Dong…….

    Sounds like the buffet at a wedding reception I went to.

  37. 37
    DAWG says:

    OF COURSE THERE IS THE DINNER CROWD ACCEPTED SCHLONG, AND THE SOUTHERN CLASSIC, JOHNSON. LET’S NOT FORGET THE ITALIAN VERSION OF THIS TIMELESS CLASSIC, SHMUCK. THEN OF COURSE IF YOU CHOOSE TO VENTURE INTO THE MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES YOU HAVE A BETTER THAN GOOD CHANCE OF RUNNING ACROSS A BIG ‘OLE THANG. I’M JUST GLAD I COULD HELP OUT. OH YES, LET’S NOT FORGET THE BRITISH VERSION WHICH HAPPENS TO BE FIREBALL, WHICH CAME RIGHT AFTER IN ROCK. ANYONE’S DAUGHTER KNOWS THAT.

  38. 38
    fabio says:

    Gillan was fairly good, he remembered the lyrics (true) and was very hot before a very hot audience…my estimation, at first sight, nearly 6000/7000 excited people. He sung barefoot and, apart his classical “you are amazing, fantastic etc.”, was really glad to sing for Pistoia Blues people. Great professional man indeed, when he sung ’70’s hymn “Smoke” for his over three thousand time…the only bad word for the concert organization, you can’t ask for 30 euros just for standing up three hours, I’m 49 years old and most of DP fans are old like me, you can bet on it!

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