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Odense beats Copenhagen

I just got back from Odense, from my second concert with DP in a week.

The first one was on Wednesday in Copenhagen, and I have to say Odense was the best one – a better sound, Ian Gillan sounded much better, Steve Morse in outstanding topform – not that Copenhagen was bad, absolutely not. Again sold out in Copenhagen 3500 people, and approx 4000 in Odense, almost full.

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The set list in Odense was

Into the fire
Strange kind of women
Rapture of the deep
Steve Morse solo
Somtimes I feel like screaming
Wring That Neck
Well Dressed guitar
Mary Long
Don Airey solo
Perfect Strangers
Highway Star
Smoke on the Water

Hush (Ian Paice solo)
Roger Glover solo
Black Night

In Copenhagen there was no Mary Long or Perfect Strangers. But we got Ted the Mechanic and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.

I met the band in a meet’n’greet before the Copenhagen concert. It was nice to say hello to them. I asked Ian Gillan among others about the concert in Israel, will it be recorded. He said no, so no news there.

Carsten Ankjær

24 Comments to “Odense beats Copenhagen”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:

    sold out 3500 people is not so much…

  2. 2
    Allan Hansen says:

    I went to the concert in Odense , and i must say
    that theese “old men” they`re just great.
    It`s the best concerts that i`ve seen for years.
    Hopefully they will be back soon.

  3. 3
    Rasmus Heide says:

    Well, that is the size of KB Hallen…

  4. 4
    Ottar says:

    It`s in the news here in Norway that the show in Steinkjer on friday will be filmed, DP is bringing their own filmcrew they say. There is also a DP documentary on national radio NRK P3, today they had vol 2 with coverage of mk 2 and 3, a lot of goodies like DC with one of his first bands, Gentlemen I think it was, vol 3 next week, a 2 hour show startin on monday at 8 pm local time

  5. 5
    Tracy Heyder says:

    I believe the Coverdale band you are thinking of was….”The Government”


  6. 6
    stefan says:

    The Copenhagen gig was great but the heat horrendous,probably due to the big screens on both flanks and the venues construction!

    I have only one complaint….well two actually…”Kiss tomorrow goodbye” and “Ted the mechanic” are no bloody good!I surely missed “Perfect strangers”,and they could have thrown in just about any song but “Ted….”!That song must be one of the worst this lineup´s ever written and performed!

    Apart from that…Well done boys,I had a great time and looking forward to a new album,a new tour and another gret gig in Copenhagen!!ROCK ON!

  7. 7
    Ngaio says:

    I saw and heard Deep Purlpe in Odense, and I got exactly the concert I wanted… though I could easily have stayed for a few more hours listening to Deep Purple…Please come back soon.

  8. 8
    Ngaio says:

    A question to the Keywords:
    What day would 2008-08-96 be?
    Just wondering…

  9. 9
    Niels Hansen says:

    Jeg var i København.. storslået…. fantastisk koncert…..skønt at se de gamle drenge. Tænk sig mange af numrene er snart 40 år gammel. De virker bare glade de drenge og ærlige.. Steve Morse har forlængst overtaget rollen efter Blackmore. Også tydeligt at se at han skaber mere liv på scenen. Jon Lord savnede jeg lidt men Don gør et godt stykke arbejde, og begge(Steve /Don) med respekt for det gamle Purple.Dejligt at se mænd og koner der nærmere sig 60 år spille luftgitar til smoke on the water. alt i alt en god oplevelse.Deep purple er topklasse. Jeg var skide glad da jeg kørte hjem.

  10. 10
    Roberto says:

    ted the mechanic is one of my favourite songs ever

  11. 11
    Ottar says:

    Yepp, it was “The Government” Thanks!

  12. 12
    ormandy says:

    Ted the mechanic is a classic…in my book.

  13. 13
    Rasmus Heide says:

    Ngaio – that would be a typo. 🙂

  14. 14
    Bo says:

    Ted is OK, BUT not in a leage like “Perfect Strangers” or “House of Pain” or “Things I never said” or……..
    Yes great shows … like always.

  15. 15
    Patrick says:

    not better than perfect strangers but WAY better than house of pain!!

  16. 16
    Chip says:

    They finally start throwing in Morse era songs and you complain. Shame on u:-)

  17. 17
    stefan says:


    There´s a wide collection to choose from,there are many songs superior to the two I mentioned! For instanse I`d love to hear “Walk on” played live,the most DP meets Pink floyd I´ve ever heard! Rock on!

  18. 18
    Eirik Solum says:

    Ottar, I think the filmcrew is for the screens. But if it’s for a future release, it would the great, would’nt it?!:-)

  19. 19
    Yuri says:

    It was the 8th time I have seen Deep Purple live.
    First time was in 1993, with Ritchie still in it.
    I went to the Copenhagen show. I thought it was FANTASTIC!
    Great performance, really.
    I love Ted, and I loved that they played the battle rages on.
    Truly great.
    I have no complaints about the set or sound, it was simply an amazing show.
    It was WARM indeed, but hey…the music was great!
    There were camera’s as well in Copenhagen, and I noticed they had microphones through the whole venue.
    I DO hope some release will come out of it. But if not…It was a great night! Deep Purple.. I Thaaaaaank yoouu!

  20. 20
    brian 1968 says:

    wring that neck was back in copenhagen and odense ..YES..
    nice to meet you guys

  21. 21
    Andre Sihotang says:

    Yes, Mk7 and Mk8 got place in the set. That’s the way Mr. ‘Incredible’ Gillan sings this time ’round. And those are the tracks which Mr. Morse really write so it will be the JOY for him on this Deep Purple never ending tour. I can’t stand why someone still complaining ’bout this? Hope I can be there in the show…

  22. 22
    Ottar says:

    It might be as you say Eirik, but according to adressa.no and other media it is for a future release. They all have the local promotor as their source, maybe he has misunderstood?

  23. 23
    Niels C. Bie says:

    Brilliant concert in Odense. The sound was perfect!!

    Great live band

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