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Montreux: Solid concert

Sold Out: 10:30 – 12:10
Deep Purple playing solid concert
Gillan voice with problems
Set list:

Into the Fire
Strange Kind of Woman
Rapture of the Deep
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
Contact Lost
Steve Morse Solo
Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
Wring that Neck
Well Dressed Guitar
The Battle Rages On
Don Airey solo
Perfect Strangers
Space Truckin’
Highway Star
Jazzy Smoke on the Water
Smoke on the Water

Hush including Ian Paice solo
Black Night including Roger Glover bass solo and Funky Claude Nobs with harmonica

Not playing my favorite song: Pictures Of Home

41 Comments to “Montreux: Solid concert”:

  1. 1
    robert says:

    “Not playing my favorite song: Pictures Of Home”

    Which was played like milion times lately…since 2005 it was almost every time the opener of the shows…a little change isn’t bad…

  2. 2
    flika says:

    I agree… it missed pictures of home and gillan’s voice wasn’t at his top…. but still a pleasure to see them on stage…!

  3. 3
    Adrien says:

    Wring that Neck ?????!!!!! Well well well !

  4. 4
    drew says:

    I am pleased about Wring that Neck and a few other changes, looking forward to them coming back to the states
    but could someone please tell me why “Cry Free” has never been performed live?

  5. 5
    Adrien says:

    I can’t, sorry… :s
    So could someone please tell why ‘Cry Free’ has never been performed live and why they don’t play songs from “Bananas” , “Abandon”, “Purpendicular” or “House of Blue Light” anymore? (There are many good songs: ‘I Got Your Number’, ‘Pictures of Innocence’, ‘Doing It Tonight’, ‘Silver Tongue’, ‘Any Fule Kno That’, ‘Fingers to the Bone’, ‘Loosen My Strings’, ‘Rosa’s Cantina’, ‘Bad Attitude’ and ‘Ted’…)
    And why don’t they play songs from the Mk.3,4 & 5 line-up (such as ‘You Keep On Moving’, ‘Stormbringer’, ‘Fire in the Basement’, ‘Sail Away’, ‘Coming Home’, ‘King of Dreams’, ‘Wicked Ways’ or… ‘Burn’!) ?

  6. 6
    Chris says:

    “could someone please tell me why “Cry Free” has never been performed live?”

    Because all bands never play full repertoire. It’s impossible.

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    DUTCH tribute act has played CRY FREE.
    DP never did, as far as I know…..
    Dunno why.

    A lot of things in DP happening or NOT happening ……….very often you never get a good answer………..

    Grabsplatter is a live take, is it not?
    I used to think THAT was a studio outtake from the IN ROCK sessions, but appearantly it was not.

    I once asked Roger why Grabsplatter was NOT on the remastered IN ROCK and he stared at me in bewilderment.
    Must have thought I m bonkers, which I am ofcourse.

    Bonkers as I am I now suggest the perfect setlist for if RB returns…..

    And the Adress

    HardLoving man


    No One came

    Pictures of home
    When a blind man cries
    Perfect strangers
    Rat bat blue
    Dead or Alive

    Place in Line


    Son Of Alerik

  8. 8
    Tracy Heyder says:


    Grabslatter originally showed up on the third installment of the 7″ records, Deep Purple “New Live & Rare: Vol. 3. in 1980.

    Here is the reference as to the origin of it, printed on the sleeve:

    “Grabsplatter is an instrumental and as Ian Gillan’s impromptu title suggests, is just the band enjoying themselves in the Studio, again for a BBC Session in 1970”.


  9. 9
    SEVEN-47 says:

    PLEASE, NO BLACKMORE! He made his choice, let him live with it.

  10. 10
    stefan says:


    I second that!

  11. 11
    SEVEN-47 says:

    Hello Stefan; I hope you and everyone on this site are enjoying the summer! The “Burn” riff; incorporate it somewhere. PLEASE!

  12. 12
    stefan says:

    Dear Seven-47!

    Thanks,the same to you and all PURPLE PEOPLE around the globe!!This sunday I´m off to shitkicker county(Horsens-Jutlandia) here in Denmark,to see Iron Maiden with my son! Hope to lure him to a DP gig in the future to set him straight!Looking forward to the DP gig here in Copenhagen on august 6th,the sun is shining and it´s HOT, my three week vacation just started and “Rat bat blue” is blasting out of my speakers…so….I´m good!

  13. 13
    George says:

    And what about gillan’s voice? I found out he can’t sing properly during the shows, as he could even 1 year ago

  14. 14
    Deep Purple Georgia says:

    Even at Palermo he sang too badly

  15. 15
    T says:

    Tracy is correct. “Grabsplatter” was indeed a “live” track–that is, an instrumental done live in studio for a BBC session. It is an embryonic version of “I’m Alone”. Some great stuff came out of that session. Purple should do more of that.

  16. 16
    drew w says:

    Well if they won’t play Cry Free then I’ll put my own band together and cover it myself.

    Oh and purplepriest1965 next time you have roger’s ear ask him if Michael Bradford will be producing the next album

  17. 17
    Bo says:

    I think the poit is that DP could easy play for 3 o4 hours and still have a lot of great songs to do on stage.
    I would LOVe to here more “forgotten” songs (also from Mrk 1+3+4)but at the same time I also still love the old ones loke Highway, Smoke, Strange, Back etc.,
    If they got back together for one show, even at Mars – I will be there!

    Great summer to all of you!

  18. 18
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Well, not that I am an expert but I think it’s better for DP to let RG produce the damn thing.


    Rat Bat Blue is a Blackmore track, were you not mistaken?


    I really love GRABSPLATTER!!!!!!!

    Seven 47 : BURN is a Blackmore riff, so……

    (I guess I know what’s coming now. That “he”nicked it from Gershwin, blablabla)

  19. 19
    stefan says:


    Don´t be mistaken….I love Blackmore as much as any true DP fan,but I don´t want him back for obvious reasons!I would love for him to get his act together and reform Rainbow,with Dio or Dougie White as lead singer(Jørn Lande as dark horse)!!!DP of today is a happy band, and if it ain´t broken….don´t fix it!!Cheers!

  20. 20
    Tracy Heyder says:

    I agree about the Bradford thing. It’s time that Purple take total control of the sound. Roger has a great ear, and being a bassist, gives them the “bottom” sound that they need. Their songs are going to be Purple songs no matter what, and I can’t imagine Bradford, offering anything extra. He hasn’t thus far, except lessen the heaviness of the sound and give them some breathing space for a real life. I think it is time to part from Bradford and “Rev it Up”! They needed the technical break. Every corner you can cut for the sanctity of life at this point is warranted. They deserved it. The last I spoke to Roger, he was all “up” on the Bradford thing. It seems that “Everyone needed a break”. They are touring quite extensively, and every corner you can cut, is a breathing space for life, other than the band. Believe it or not……They have a life, just like you and me…..outside DEEP PURPLE. Bradford helped give them a life. So does the Tour Manager, and so on. But sometimes it is time to regain control and bang it out the right way. I actually did express that to him. ROTD was very close in it’s “originality aspect”. They truly did a great job with that one, even with Bradford. It is probably the most different Purple record of all. Bradford filled the time needed. Hopefully he will be relieved of his duty. He brought them some well deserved time and mind relief. But, without him, I believe the next one will blow our socks off. It’s hard to say though. I do know that Gillan seems to take to him quite well. So……

    Yeah, Grabsplatter is basically an instrumental version of “I’m Alone”. I was only correct about the origin of it due to holding the actual record in hand and typing the words that I read from the sleeve. I try to express facts as much as possible, so even though I come off a little sarcastic and verbose, I generally don’t shoot from the hip. There is actually knowledge, experience and (tons of BS) intertwined in there somewhere……

    Uh oh,,,,,there goes the booze talking again. Time to say goodbye.


  21. 21
    drew says:

    I agree roger got a much better sound out of the band, technically, but I have to agree with Tracy H. on the personal space thing. I’m sure they felt it was time for them to try to work with an outside producer, I have read something where Bradford tries to just record them live. What they play is what ends up on the record. That may have been true for Bananas which sounded very crisp and live. But ROTD sounds a little more produced/worked on, I still miss the kind of sound they could get on albums like Perfect Strangers and more recently Abandon.
    Bottom line :
    I do wish Roger was still producing but I don’t make the decisions

  22. 22
    scott says:

    if anyone cares, i have been listening to the purps for 30+ years and BY FAR rapture is the worst album. i scratch my head when i hear people say it is a return to form etc. i have played most DP stuff to fans and non fans alike and so far, have not found ONE person who liked more than 5 tracks on rapture. get rid of bradford and keep the progressive edge of tracks like ‘clearly quite absurd’ and ‘rapture’ and drop the straight forward rockers unless you are going to play them with some conviction! ‘doing it tonight’ , ‘MTV’…. embarrasing! i thought the JLT version of purple was bad!!!

  23. 23
    Patrick says:

    to scott – i have been attending concerts and listining to DP for over 35 years and i would like to echo your EXACT sentements !!

    over the last several years listining to rapture, it rates below House of the blue light , therefore I conclude it is the weakest LP of the gillan/glover erra

    “never the less i still enjoy listining to it”

    Patrick sr.

  24. 24
    Patrick says:

    Dad loves bananas execpt for house of pain …..

    IMO – i like ALL deep purple LP’s from shades to come taste the band to slaves to rapture , i tend to like mark 2 , 7 , and 8 the most , being mark 2 my fav.

    my first ever concert was 1996 steve morse band , it was a little hole in the wall bar that steve still complains about being booked there to this day .. but it was special b/c we got to stand like 4 feet away from the three guys …. from that day on me mom and dad were very impressed with morse .. it was dads first look at “the new guy” also .

    anyway im tired of typing so “dont hold your breath” i may be lazy but im not stupid i get along cause i use my silver tongue ! 🙂

  25. 25
    DeepPurpleGeorgia says:

    you’re mistaken in lyrics 🙂

    the lyric is: I may be CRAZY, bu i’ not stupid (crazy, in stead of lazy)

  26. 26
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I should have said DUTCH tribute-act Purple Rainbow, ofcourse;
    Sorry, could not resist reminding YOU ALL where that name should stay.

    BTW, is it not grand that :

    1) They also play Kill the king, Still I m sad, Gates of Babylon?
    2) Singer Sabine dedided to stay!!!

  27. 27
    manassas says:

    Hi, folks !

    I think it’s a question if the old material fits into the new shows or the band refuses to play it because of the guys who played on the original versions. J.L.Turner isn’t the best loved guy, isn’t he ? And the record isn’t the best either. The harder rocking tracks of Burn are better,I think. (Or A-200 for some guitar/organ extravaganza ?) But Coverdale’s voice is more into blues than Gillan’s.
    But other bands’ tracklisting depends on the song’s popularity in the
    same way. Lynyrd Skynyrd for example play songs of their first four albums and 2 or 3 of the new one. Most of the older bands play mostly
    their old songs. Sad but true.

  28. 28
    George Fotis says:

    There is nothing here where you can talk about albums. Was listening to Purpendicular the other day , been a very long time and was suprised how good it really was. It has a nice clean powerfull studio sound to it . Roger was a better producer than he thinks he is! The songs sound positive & fresh. Loosen My Strings is beautifull song , overall the album is well made. Steve fits in well and you would think he has been with the band for years .
    Even listened to Slaves & Masters , again a top studio sound by Roger. The Cut Runs Deep is an awersome track and if all the song’s were like this, it would have been a masterpiece. King of Dreams , Fire In The Basement and Truth Hurts are all good . That’s about it , Joe Lynn Turner put in a great effort on this , his voice sounds good. He was unlucky not to have been given a better go with the band and do a second album . DP fans should be proud lots of there albums sound really good .

  29. 29
    Patrick says:

    i put “lazy” b/c i got tired typing !!! but thats pretty attentive dpgeorgia 🙂

  30. 30
    Patrick says:

    i agree george !! i’v said all that before . rodger is a WAY better producer than bradford !!!!!!!!!! if they dont get that guy outta here its really gonna hurt purple

  31. 31
    Rascal says:

    Proud of ‘slaves and masters’….Mmmmmm

    A ‘second album’…….Mmmmmm

    An illness exists amongst us!!

  32. 32
    Rascal says:

    Exorcise the Demon!!

  33. 33
    Rainer says:

    I said it once i’ll say it again, bring back Martin (The Wasp)Birch to the mixing desk with Roger immediately.

  34. 34
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Maybe JLT should cover GILLAN tracks instead of DP tracks?

    Demon Driver of the MAGIC album would be a nice start.

    Or should he(ouch)be doing “Living a Lie” from the same forementioned album?

    Yeah, me bonkers.

  35. 35
    Rascal says:

    JLT does Gillan tracks……….I like it!!

    It would increase his repertoire.

    JLT is the ‘KING’ of tribute acts….

    New band name…… Spandex Lipstick and Hairspray

  36. 36
    Jeffs says:

    The drum sound on Rapture and Bananas is the worst on record i have heard for over 30 years… there is no excuse for that and it does the world’s premier rock drummer no favours at all. If they don’t get rid osf Bradford NOW!! and get a new producer in, i fear they will be left behind. Listen to the production on the new Snake album and the new Nikkleback album. A producers job is supposed to both bring out the best in the performers, advise on song structure (what works and what doesn’t) and produce a sonic version of the bands music in the studio that utilises all of the modern tools now available to them.

  37. 37
    Rascal says:


    And not only that my ‘Rapture Of The Deep’ cd case has developed a ‘crack’ in it!

    The damn low grade plastic they used on this production is digusting!!

    Somebody let them know that a stronger alternative is made from semi-opaque, semi-flexible polypropylene. Yes, yes it cost more…………….but come on boys…. dont we deserve it?

    The campaign starts here

  38. 38
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Lucky me, not buying any DP cd’s for years now……..

    I used to be the first in line, but…..
    experience told me I better wait for falling prices/2nd hand….

    In the meantime I buy some vinyl here and there…..Something REALLY nice to hold on to, not just some throwaway plastic.

    But what really killed my enthusiasm was releasing something over and over again in different(extended mostly)formats during a short period of time.

    I think it was the TBRO album which was the last I bought instantly.
    Wish I had tracked down the vinyl as well.

  39. 39
    Tracy Heyder says:

    Luckily I have a huge dashboard to stick my 12″ albums in when I’m driving. It’s a little clumsy, but you can’t beat the sound…….except when I hit bumps in the road…….then I have to pull of the road and put the tone-arm back on the record. Takes me forever to get places, but I’ve learned to be a more conscious driver…..


  40. 40
    Rascal says:

    Tracy …. you need:-

    1)Some kind of shock absorbing system to smooth out the ‘knocks and bumps’

    2)Maybe add extra weight to the arm.

    3)Avoid corners, braking, and accelerating.

    4)Easy on that clutch

    5)Sun screen to prevent the heat from warping that precious vinyl.

    Maybe as an after thought you could add lights and lazers to the dash.

  41. 41
    Tracy Heyder says:


    It’s a miracle……I just came across a device that will solve my problem….An 8-Track Tape Play/Recorder. I can copy my albums onto a recordable blank 8-Track tape, and play them in my car. All I have do is get a power converter so that I can put the player/recorder on my dash and wah-lah! I’m ready to rock down the road. Isn’t technology great?


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