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Not getting old!

One week and a couple of shows after Frankfurt I was excited to watch the show in Karlsruhe yesterday… absolutely brillant!

I still don´t know what it was in Frankfurt, maybe I had the wrong idea, but yesterday no doubts: amazing show and concert from the very beginning. All in all 10 minutes shorter than Frankfurt (1h 50min), no Lazy in the encore, but Ian Gillan in much better shape and mood. The crowd went wild! Ian was leader from start to end.

Excellent keyboards by Don (Gotthard keyboarder playing SOTW with him) and excellent guitar work by Steve. Knocking at your back door, Rapture of the deep, Into the fire, The battle rages on, Perfect strangers, Things I never said and Black night were the highlights.

The band was doing absolutely fine, thanks for a great evening! Thinking about going to Bamberg now.

Setlist

Pictures of home
Into the fire
Things I never said
Strange kind of woman
Rapture of the deep
Kiss tomorrow goodbye
Contact lost
Well dressed guitar
Sometimes I feel like screaming
Wring that neck
Knocking at your backdoor
Keyboard solo
Perfect strangers
Space truckin´
Highway star
Smoke on the water

Encore:
Hush
Drum solo
Black night

The audience in Karlsruhe was great!!

Dirk



11 Comments to “Not getting old!”:

  1. 1
    andre sihotang says:

    It’s pretty healthy they drop Lazy sometimes, as the song has been played for thousand times but one that not on the same level as SOTW or HS which absolutely say no for erasing from DP set list.

    Maybe they sometimes can drop or rotate things like Perfect Strangers, Space Truckin’, Hush, or even SKOW. Remember : sometimes, not dropped at all. And this might be done in some venues which Deep Purple has been visited for many times, so there will be a chance for some obscure or ‘newly’ DP songs make their way into the set list.

    It’s just an idea, what do you think?

  2. 2
    Annemie says:

    I agree!

    I also think it is a most urgent need that they make :
    1) A new album

    2) performances with a complete fresh setlist.

    Indeed, hey don’t have to drop their wonderful turning on hits, but touring from november 2005 with almost an unchanged setlist can’t stay stimulating to me !
    When they would come in my area, I would still hurry to see them, but imho they have never been so ‘lazy’ and unprogressing as for now.

    So….I wish the seasons would change …

    And another idea…for a special event in The year of 2009… what about some shows with the two so missed geniuses of Mk 2…only Blackmore and Lord together…
    This couldn’t cause problems or bad memories for noone , could it?
    cheers 🙂

  3. 3
    Jaro says:

    Annemie was right.
    Imagine show with Jon’s songs and some MkI songs with acousic arrangement …Special quest Frida and D.Coverdale 🙂
    Dream on!

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Oh oh, here we go again

  5. 5
    Rascal says:

    Why not dig up ‘Hendrix’…..maybe he can join them onstage for a ‘one off’ special……

  6. 6
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Concerning the setlist

    They seem to be on the way back to a GOOD one

    Lose the 2 instrumentals and pick classics like Place in Line, Fools, Rat bat Blue, Rosa s cantina, Hey Cisco, TED, Sun goes down or ,,,,,,
    2 OTHER than these ones
    He nust have the right to do that, or is it IG demanding he plays these over and over again

    I m preparing to go again……
    Probably a bit too late
    I feel something is coming our way

    No, NOT STORMBRINGER!!!

    But it is sure it could have that impact
    Depending on who you ask that will be wonderful or terrible

    Forget Purple Rainbow
    Forget Blackmores Night
    Forget mark 8

    Soon it will be 2009!!!!!!

    They wont make it 10 years later, I m afraid
    Or will they

    Ofcourse when Bron and the other wives take good care of them, feed them well, well maybe……
    It might be on the cards, ya know…..

  7. 7
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Now thats more likke it, and very fair journalism from THS.
    But the reviewer needs a recording of Frankfurt because it’s awesome!

  8. 8
    George says:

    MKII Reunion….
    actually, beung a huge fan of MKVII/VIII and Steve Morse… I do not know what will be my reaction toward MKII reunion…
    It’ll be the greatest risk for the band.

    1. In 1993, When blackmore left, the were youngs and they had much more to do, that’s why Deep Purple survived. NOW they’re old, and if MKII will reunion now and then split again 2-3 years later, it will be THE END for the band

    2. Or, there’s another chance: Reunite MKII, put out a new studio album and then begin World Tour with absolutely fresh setlist, awesome stage design (in contrast with Rolling Stones stage design) and proper promotion… and I’m sure we will see Deep Purple selling out not 5 – 10 000 capacity arenas, but 20 – 30 000 capacity stadiums and headlining 50 000 – 150 000 crowd fetivals….

    Am I dreaming???
    I’m bored with reading ONLY news how Deep Purple tour with the same hit-list for 4 years, adding 2 songs from new album and calling this tour Rapture of the Deep Tour, playing the same countries 2 times a year, touring Germany, France and South America 2 times a year and waitting for new albums for 4-5 years….

    here’s what I think they should do:
    Realase new studio albums every 2 years, GET THE RIGHT PROMOTER, and tour each album maximum 1.5 years with the setlist changing for every show. use 0.5 year for resting or working on solo-projects.

    ahm… I don’t know…

  9. 9
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Suggestions for what THE~Y should do seem a bit late

    They re old

    I think they want to make the money for their pensions by touring a lot
    Thats where the money is compared to years ago when they earned more from the albums
    Sales of cds are wayy down, so why release any album is the logical question

  10. 10
    andre sihotang says:

    But Priest, nowadays album sales is not important at all. Now we can get any song from Internet without paying money.

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I m speechless……….

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