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Decent show under the midnight sun

Lakselv, Northern Norway

The set list was the same as Copenhagen, but without “Wrong man”.

Paice is brilliant. Keeps the whole thing together with Glover, but no drum solo this night. Morse was also good, but no surprises for the die hard fans, but a lot of the show was new for most of the audience, and therefore he scored high during his solo spots.

Personally “Contact lost” sounded fresh, maybe because Steve has stripped it down somehow. Very clean sound from the guitar, and very tasty. Airey also did a fine job, but a little bit low in the mix, although during his solo spot he got a huge applause and “sing-along” when he played a traditional “joik” (Samiid Aednan, the same he did in Tromso 2006) Luckily, no “Star Wars”.

The four did an excellent job, and really showed what brilliant musicians they are, but it felt a little bit like they were on auto-pilot. Gillan was not good. He really struggles now, and a lot of people were dissapointed with him. He is a fantastic mid-range rock’n’roll singer, as he proved several times this night, but his days as a hard rock singer is over. He tries the impossible during “Space Truckin`”, “Fireball”, and “Highway star”, just to mention a few. I mean, keep it simple and change some of the songs.

Also, I dont`t like what they are doing to “Strange kind of woman.” Is there a Purple song that has been more modified and changed during the last ten years? This is a crowd pleaser, don`t wreck it!! A lot of “Gillanizing” this evening too, but that`s quite normal, isn`t it?

Conclusion: A good show with a lot of stunning performances, but Gillan (sorry…) didn`t match the other four.

DP went on at 10.30 P.M., and played til 11.50 P.M.



53 Comments to “Decent show under the midnight sun”:

  1. 1
    dave smith says:

    were you at the same show??!!
    Sometimes you people astound me!!

  2. 2
    Roberto says:

    Gillan, my hero, sadly is now the pale shade of himself…in my personal opinion purple should quit and Gillan should do other solo albums…

  3. 3
    mrjone says:

    In stead of ending it gracefully, while on top, I feel that DP now push on as a flat-out cabaret act. Ian just cannot do the old stuff anymore. No one can blame him, he is getting old. He IS a great singer still, but not on the 70’s songs. He sounds great on all the “new” stuff.

    To change this, and become a living band again – ditch the worn out “classics” lik SOTW, HS, SKoW etc – They are so over-played and should be put on hold.

    Concentrate on the Morse-era songs, which works brilliantly. There is enough high quality material to choose from.

    Since DP are so fond of touring, do a “Maiden” – go for a “back in time-tour, where you say that this is the last time we play the old stuff. After that, please give us a new album, then tour the new and old Morse-era stuff.

    Purpendicular, Abandon, Bananas and Rapture.. are great albums (exept for the production on the last two)

  4. 4
    Adel MF says:

    The extensive touring has wrecked IG. He is still capable of singing the high notes but he needs enough rest between shows maybe they should concentrate on big venues and less dates.

  5. 5
    Tom says:

    Sadly, it may be time to say goodbye. If they stopped playing the old stuff, no one would come out to see them. Ian can no longer sing the classics and that’s not his fault. We all get old. Get old gracefully and get out before it’s too late.
    Maybe a short tour once in a while, but not the extensive touring and having Ian losing his voice on too many occasions.

  6. 6
    Tom says:

    I just wanted to add that Deep Purple is and always be my favorite band and Ian Gillan is by far my favorite singer. His solo stuff from the late sventies and eighties were some of my favorite albums from all the ex Purple members. I have most of the many singles he would release and they were all awesome.

  7. 7
    Roberto says:

    I totally agree with mrjone and Adel MF

  8. 8
    Roberto says:

    Ian Gillan was interviewed by Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet in advance of Deep Purple’s Istanbul show on July 20th, and mentioned plans for a new studio album: “I think we are ready to make another album. We’ve been talking about it for some time already. I think we’ll start to work on it next February.”

    He also shed light on the band’s recording methods: “We go into the studio with absolutely nothing, no music or lyrics whatsoever. We sit in the kitchen, having some cup of tea, talk about families and football… Then we go into the room and play; six hours a day. After three days, some ideas begin to shape and we start to turn them into songs. To prepare the main lines takes about three weeks, to deal with lyrics, recording process and mixing also take two weeks. Since there have been many technological developments recently and we use them by recording the music in analog and mix it in digital to achieve the best result.”
    Purple should come in studio some ideas and ,ake a masterpiede in my opinion…

  9. 9
    HZ says:

    When I saw them in Dubai, earlier this year, I knew that Ian can’t manage old songs very well – they are sung by 20 and something old astonishing singer, that was, and still, is my favorite (the best ever). Today, I wish that they quit DP,I wish that they disband, because that’s not that. Still, I liked One Eye, and I think that IG has to say a lot, but as soloist – DP is past. And I don’t think that they can quit playing old songs, because most of legendary and remarkable Purple is from 70s. If they’d play only after TBRO songs, that would be something like IG band, or Morse band, but not DP as we know it. I love Purpendicular and Abandon, Bananas less, and The Rapture is good, but still, that isn’t pure DP. I’d like to see Steve Morse doing something fresh and new, and all of them – but I wouldn’t like to hear new album in style that’s not DP style, but something like One Eye. I couldn’t see it as DP album – even though there are letters on the CD cover saying that.

  10. 10
    MrJ says:

    Agree that they should stop playing the old songs – keep on renewing themselves is the way forward (JL & RB are not there anymore and cannot be replaced). If you want to hear the good old songs performed beautifully and see a good 70’s DP show: Go and see Glenn Hughes! Fantastic voice.

  11. 11
    andre sihotang says:

    Regardless of how Ian Gillan sing nowadays..

    WHY PEOPLE ALWAYS THINK that Deep Purple is DP Mk II.
    In other words, why people always think that DP music are only Smoke, Highway, Black Night, Lazy, etc?
    Just go buying a time machine and fly to the seventies.
    Purpendicular, Abandon, Bananas, and Rapture are all great albums

    I prefer Deep Purple will playing music till the day
    when they can’t do it again. Never give up, I believe them in my heart always. That’s definitely the meaning of REAL HERO!!

  12. 12
    Jaro says:

    I think,the reason of still existing is simple.Ian.G wants to prove that
    DP without Ritchie is better and the happiest band…
    Dp for me is the past.I wait for Jon & Ritchie colaboration !
    Jaro.

  13. 13
    marcinn says:

    HZ,

    With all the respect, the albums after TBRO were recorded under the Deep Purple banner and this is Deep Purple, not Gillan band or Morse band. If they decided to base the show on this particular material, it would be a Deep Purple show. However, we all know it’s not likely to happen, as the majority of concert goers want to hear 70’s era songs. The majority pays, and they make money out of them. Us, die hard fans are the minority, and that’s a fact.

    Seems to me you connect ‘pure Purple’ with one person, or one line-up. Whereas for me everything recorded under the name of Deep Purple captures the band in particular time. Still I like some albums more some less.

  14. 14
    Paal Hanson says:

    Last year I went to my last ever Deep Purple show at KB Hallen in Copenhagen. It was a great experience for me as I had my 15 year old son along for the show. And he loved every minute!

    My first Deep Purpel show was way back in 1971, and I have seen them almost every time they where on tour ever since. I love Purpel, and I love Ian Gillan, who for me is/was and allways will be the best rock’n’roll singer.

    However, last years show also brought tears to my eyes, as it was clear to me that I would never go to another Deep Purpel show. I simply want to keep remembering them as the most powerfull, most thrilling and certainly the loudest heavy rock band in my life time.

    I grew up with them, and I will miss them, just as I miss Richie Blackmore as a rock guitarist!

    I will cherish all my Deep Purpel, RB’s Rainbow, Ian Gillan solo, Whitesnake and Jon Lord memories for the rest of my life!

    The records and DVD’s will keep spinning!

    Thanks guys!

  15. 15
    John Bartone says:

    Gillan rules, then and now… Have any of you ever heard any zep bootlegs? Sometimes Plant was on and sometimes he was horrible.. Deal with it people, don’t like it, don’t go..Long live the Morse Era!!!

  16. 16
    stoffer says:

    Well said marcinn @13 and John @15 IMO you are “true fans”

  17. 17
    indra kusuma says:

    i am a big fan of Gillan, but he could sing better if doing some Morse era….come on Deep purple !!! …this is the 2000’s not the 70’s anymore.

  18. 18
    Paal Hanson says:

    @John Barton: Excactly my sentiment! However for me no more live shows, I love DP from the first record and all the way up to Rapture, which I really enjoy! All incarnations have pushed the envelope.

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Exiting music is not about delivering DECENT shows.

    Deep Purple should be confrontational, adventurous, right in your face , kick ass rock and roll……
    Topped with the delicacy of great feel and soul and classical injections.

    Not this delivery with the association of a tea party between almost dying people.

  20. 20
    Hard Rock Pete says:

    I’m with you Paal Hanson @14, DP hav’nt been to Australia since 2004 and I doubt if they were to tour here again, if I would go!? Maybe for the musicianship, but if Gillan is struggling like some say for the past 12 months then, it would be a major dispointment. Kinda like Pamela Anderson putting on the red 1 piece for a Baywatch re-union at age 50! Then again………..
    Peace and love,
    HRP

  21. 21
    Hard Rock Pete says:

    Sometimes its just good to live and love the memories!

  22. 22
    Hard Rock Pete says:

    Hey ‘Priest’,
    I agree with your comments @19, after all the Sex Pistols shows from all accounts were shite and far from decent, but they managed to turn rock n’ roll on its head for a couple of years in the late seventies. Trouble is Sex Pistols music was delivered by a bunch of really angry teenagers. Purple music I hate to say is delivered by a group of 60 something,play it safe(-live at least-) corparate rockers. So your dream,like mine, of in your face,balls to the wall rock n roll may never come true. Time will tell of-course.
    peace and love,
    HRP

  23. 23
    zeitoun says:

    DP is obliged to include a lot of songs of the 70’s in their sets because 95% of the audience only know what they did in the 70′ (+perfect strangers and Knocking …..)

    I’ll see DP next september near Paris, so I’ll check what Ian is able to do…..but the good new is that there will be a next album.

    AT LAST!!!!

  24. 24
    stoffer says:

    priest who will you bash when they do decide to retire??

  25. 25
    HZ says:

    I think that this line up destroying DP’s legacy, I’m sorry but that’s my opinion – I just don’t know why are they playing if IG can’t sing anymore. True DP was all about high energy and devastating r’n’r. This line up is all about another dollar while playing old songs (RB’s and JL’s songs), and may I say that they are struggling with those songs, well IG doeas, which is natural. I’ve said that letters on album cover doesn’t mean a thing – if we’ve had only this line up, without old things, without what happened before, I’m asking myself how many of us would be “true fan”. True DP, DP that is part of hard rock greatness, that we’ve loved in first place is the old one – the one that was named after Ritchie’s grandmother favorite song, the one with JL and Paice – with Gillan and Roger, and Coverdale and Hughes. That was the peak. First years were all about searching what will they be, but these years are all about I don’t know what… Come on, they are all about money, nothing exciting besides that, two main pillars went out of the band, and this one is playing their stuffs mainly (agree Marcinn that kids want to hear old songs, and not after Ritchie things). The thing called DP lost all it’s magic, and it’ll be back just after they disband. People used to call DP with JLT “Rainbow”, well maybe that’s true (I love Rainbow, to be honest), but this DP line up is Ian Gillan band with best guitarist until now (and I think that Morse was good replacement on Purpendicular and Abandon, if they wanted to proof something to Ritchie, even though that wasn’t what was before, but after that everything went into wrong way).

  26. 26
    stoffer says:

    Not to many “rock bands” have members in their sixties playing R n R, so to ask for in your face, balls to wall is not going to happen anymore (at least I don’t think it will). I would get used to it and again…if you don’t like, DON”T BUY,DON’T LISTEN and DON’T GO. Its really that easy. Cheers

  27. 27
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 22

    Always nice having someone backing me up but…….

    I HATE PUNK

    Like Ken Hensley said……
    ITs A PILE OF SHIT!!!!!

    I suppose you like the agression, the directnes of that , ahem, music, ?
    Gillan once outed that Punk showed him the way back…..
    Gillan, Lord. Blackmore, Paice, Glover and their opinions…..

    Deducting from their sayings I dare to say that, geniusses they may be or have been, they really do nt have a clue themselves…..

    THEY JUST DO

    Deep Purple once were GODS in what they did.
    Punk people more resembled retarded rebellious uneducated NON MUSICAL imbeciles……

    @ 25

    I always preferred Janick Gers to any other Gillan guitarplayer. Torme was too simple and too punk although I like the albums with him very much.

    FUTURE SHOCK always has been my favourite.
    IMHO Deep Purple should have reunited at THAT POINT.
    Gillan was at one of his peaks.
    A few years later after Black Sabbath his voice was shot and only recovered in parts.

    Hey Stoffer

    I m not ready to retire, Im too young.

    Dont you have something more profound to say?
    I m NOT here just to criticise someone…….

  28. 28
    ormandy says:

    I wonder if DP know what a CHANGE OF KEY is?

    Seriously, if they must continue to play the moldy oldies (and I understand why), then put some of these in a lower key so that Mr. Gillan can actually sing, instead of strain for a change.

  29. 29
    stoffer says:

    hey priest, please read over your last entry and say again that you are NOT criticising someone…anyone??
    Have a good day, you do confuse me though!! Cheers

  30. 30
    Rascal says:

    @22 & @27

    The Sex Pistols and punk in general wasnt necessarily about musical ability. The Pistols live shows were shite………….they were supposed to be shite!

    Probably out of all musical genres Punk is the most hated………………The majority despised it………possiblyPart of the reason it was so good!

    If you hate it…………….you probably didnt understand it.

  31. 31
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 29

    I m confused too sometimes.

    That has its reasons and backgrounds and dynamics and so on.

    What about yours?

  32. 32
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 30

    I think you are wrong her.

    I hate certain things and people and am able to understand their point of view, their behaviour at the same time.
    People have more similarities than differences.
    Most of us dont like to admit that.
    My neighbour likes boozing and gardening like me.
    At the same time time he shows certain characteristics I truly loath.

    Yeah, I do not understand why trash is popular?

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmh, maybe I do sometimes……

    I like Mac Donalds SOMETIMES and like to fade away mentally watching comedy on tv.
    Music is different……..

    Watching for decades now people dance on techno , it seems my city Of Rotterdam is well known for producing that kind of shit, It still amazes me….
    RAP is an other one. How on earth can someone become so popular with that?!

    I see loads of beautiful women amongst those techno, trap, hip hop and so on crowds
    Having a partner liking that suicide triggering and MUSIC insulting CRAP seems not an option.
    I just cant compromise on things like that.

    Thats the problem when you are that passionate about something and you dont see eye to eye on that.
    You are bound to annoy each other after the first passion, most of the time that has to do with other, ahem, interesting aspects……has diminished.

    Very often I wished I was not that passionate about this kind of music.
    And musical TASTE is not the only thing that a woman should posses, IMHO I should say.
    A certain degree of INTELLECT, passion for things like philosophy, history and politics , etc is required as well.
    I just cant settle with someone who is sexy and sweet only.
    Wish I could.

    Over here it s hard to find a woman who understands, appreciates, respects music in a way I do.

    I once thought of stepping into other territories cause I like CLASSICAL MUSIC very much too.
    Often as much as classical rock.

    Most people have mono minded tastes.
    So a woman with a love for classical stuff and so on, o what a dream come true, will often resent my Deep Purple hang up.

    And leaving passions in the background is something you can only do so long.

    And then its back to the drawing board again or……

    Gardening…..

    Working out as a madman rendering me almost unconscious.
    Somewhere deep inside I do not only have a piece of PURPLE but a masochistic inclination as well……

    What brings us back full circle with 15 years of trying to cope with Morse era Purple.

    Yesterday I put on PURPENDICULAR again
    Apart from AVIATOR and A TOUCH AWAY I kinda enjoy this album. I do own the Japanese edition btw

    Doe someone know if the GREEK pression of Live at the Olympia is of the same SOUND quality as elsewhere?
    For months now I have been doubting if I should buy it for only 10 E, 2 hand that is.
    First reason should be that I never bought it. Positive of it is the other tracks they played then.
    Second reason would be that this Greek version has the lable on the side printed as it should!!!!!!
    The original one pissed me off . Some other releases did that as well, the turning upside down of the label.
    I HATE THAT!!!!!!

    Yeah, I know…..Me weird….

    Strange Kind Of Man signing off and heading for the sun…..

  33. 33
    Crimson Ghost says:

    “Hates a habit, it’s hard to shake the curse” it’s just downright unhealthy, you don’t have to hate anything, it makes you expire before your time is due.

    This thread really is a bitch-fest indeed.
    I can just see them going out one time without doing the classics and saying to themselve’s ‘what are we doing, this is suicide!’ You see it’s never going to happen because they’re too well known for their past. In fact their resume reflects that with the record company even, so how could they convince promoters that the crowds won’t sit down through every track they do not recognize? As thats what they’re up against and they can really care less about the number of people whining on the internet about it. I agree they should only play mkMorse material with the odd classic and of course SOTW, but it’s NOT REALISTIC, and just not how the business works for acts of their genre. To the suits it’s all about “FAMILIARITY” and NOTHING MORE, ZERO, ZIP, NADDA!

    Btw, nothing wrong with ‘punk’ if thats your thing, but I agree it has very little to do with music by most who play and perform it.(there are exceptions, but I don’t think any of them consiously label what they’re doing)

  34. 34
    Hard Rock Pete says:

    Sheees Louise Priest, you must be self employed to have this much time on your hands.
    HRP

  35. 35
    Rascal says:

    @32…..Trash…….popular?

    Not sure I agree…………

    But their is a saying…….’One mans rubbish/trash is another mans treasure’

    I dont understand prog rock………I cant abide it…..

    Punk was my era, my time………..

  36. 36
    Siggy says:

    I’ve read all the above posts and I have to say that I agree with what everyone says. We all have an opinion on what we feel is the best Deep Purple sound at a particular moment in time. Me personally, I would do anything to be in the crowd at Osaka on the 16th August 1972 when Deep Purple recorded what was their finest live performance and when they were at the peak of their power.

    The problem that we all have now is that we all cherish a 40+ year hard rock band that has influenced the development of thousands of bands and musicians. We have been there all along the way and have back issued and listened to all the side projects etc. We have grown up with Deep Purple providing a soundtrack to our lives and, as a result, we hold the band, whatever the line-up, close to our hearts. We feel that we have ownership, and rightly so.

    I took my 10 year old daughter to see Deep Purple last year and she sang her wee heart out singing along to old and new songs. I was happy that my daughter had had the chance to see the finest rock group that didn’t have rely on convention and media attention to be popular. It was always about musicianship.

    We should remember that these guys are getting old and it is extremely difficult to perform live night after night. Age is catching up with them and we unfortunately go to see them in concert expecting them to perform in the way that we perceive them from what we have listened to at home.

    I’m just grateful that I can say that I got the chance to see Deep Purple in concert and I have the music to listen to for the rest of my life.

    We should be thankful for what we have listened to and also remember that we may never get a chance to see them in concert again after this tour.

  37. 37
    Crimson Ghost says:

    @36

    Well put there, but this location seems to be filled with a misunderstanding of that approach. I’m glad the internet is frequented by so few Purple concert goers, the rest are what make up the big picture, not this lot.

  38. 38
    purplepriest1965 says:

    32

    You always fitted that definition right, a British Footbalhooligan…..

    Punks, hooligans, destroyers……whats the difference….

  39. 39
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 33

    Same old indeed but…..
    They should have had the balls to stick up their finger and go for what they say is most important.
    In other words……PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!!!!!!!

    If they always would have said in complete honesty…that they dont work from the integrity formula but for their pensions because otherwise they cant survive……
    I d would, sadly though, have shut my mouth earlier……

    FUCK how things work…..
    If you stand for what you believe in you play with a DP outfit with MAINLY Morse tracks , stick to your guns whatever happens.
    If that does not work theres the proof that RB era is SUPERIOR.
    They still could have gone on but be honest about the intentions.

    Personally I d loved a split after Purpendicular and enjoy many solo work with HONEST music…..

  40. 40
    stoffer says:

    Settle down a little here priest…you shouldn’t get so worked up, you may hurt something or someone with your gardening tools. I don’t think of one era as being superior to another, but the crowds still want to hear a lot of “RB era” songs in concert so that does count for something of that era being more “popular” for sure. I love the RB era and also the progression into the Morse/Airey era. Its ALL good priest just some of it is better and that is a matter of personal taste. Cheers

  41. 41
    Rascal says:

    @39 Im not sure anyone has suggested that RB era is SUPERIOR or INFERIOR to Morse era stuff!

    Facts state RB aint been about this century…….

    Morse is relevant because he is part of the current DP.

    Maybe the inferiority complex lies with you………

  42. 42
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 40

    Objectively spoken, a personal opinion is ALWAYS subjective discussions between people about TASTE are indeed a hopeless way of spending ones time……

    But…..

    To say its all good and all of the same quality….
    We are indeed on different planets!!!

    I dont hurt no one but myself, ok?

    My Mars passion seems of a violent tendency but people who REALLY know me I m more of an old hippy….

    And hippies are from the 20th century, Rascal?
    Mmmhhhhhhhhhhhhh, dunno about that……
    History swings its way through times like there is no tomorrow.

    Facts?

    Although it indeed seems very unrealistic I still think Ritchie is very much capable to surprise us again.

    I think friend or foe should admit what is superior here.
    One is simply foolish to state otherwise.IMHO, I should say ofcourse.

    Morse is relevant because he does what he is told…..Nothing more…..
    Appearantly they have a serious prpoblem with IDEAS since Ritchie left.
    PURPENDICULAR was very promising, I ALWAYS said that.
    After that they seem lost……

    ABANDON is not Fireball after IN ROCK or before Machinehead like some people like to think.
    BANANAS although very enjoyable here and there is DEFINITELY not THEIR SGT PEPPER like IG thought it would become…..

    ROTD is even more LESS PURPLE.

    Figures and facts are a strange thing.

    From Michael Heatlys book I understood that sales of albums forever nosedived since 1993.
    Others, the band amongst others, state ROTD is the best selling album since PS!!!!!

    The same doubts one can have about statements and opinions of the bandmembers themselves.

    And to how to take an author, Heatly, seriously when he does NOT mention SON OF ALERIK.

    Just one of my observations…….

    Btw, are you trying your vile amateur psychology game again on me?

    Have a life please…

  43. 43
    Rascal says:

    Any debate that considers inferiority/superiority is irrelevant.

    As is observations as to whether a particular album is more or less DP…….

    Hanging on to the fairy tale return of the great RB? Rather you waste your time than me……………..

    Morse is relevant simply because he is the guitarist in DP.

    I wonder how the sales of S&M faired? Wasnt RB at the helm then? Was that one of his great IDEAS?

    You cant teach an ‘old hippy’ new tricks

  44. 44
    stoffer says:

    @#42 recycled words again and again….and oh yes, most if not all albums sales have nosedived in recent years not just Morse era DP

  45. 45
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 43

    What IS is not necessarily relevant.
    It just is…..

  46. 46
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 44

    I already presumed that but according to Gillan and co ROTD was their best selling effort since Perfect Strangers……

  47. 47
    Rascal says:

    @45

    Your desires to see Blackmore reunited with DP are an irrelevant fantasy.

  48. 48
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 30

    Punk not being about musical abilities…..
    I always thought, maybe a bit arrogant, that WE had better tastes. MUSIC QUALITY and ABILITY does matter!!!
    The rest concerning a so called political thinking, attitude or whatsoever I can appreciate but why on earth through nerve breaking and insulting rudeness and lack of respect?

    Still funny story…..
    Ian Gillan who said that he had something positive , a kick in the butt?, from PUNK around 77.
    How ironic that he had to get in a fistfight because someone with a punk attitude spit some drewel on Ians face.

  49. 49
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 47

    As long they are zillions like me with the same desire its very relevant and so maybe, just maybe, it might change momentum in time……

  50. 50
    Rascal says:

    @48

    Better ‘taste’…….? or different ‘taste’?

    Rudeness / disrespect…… part of everyday life……

    @49 You think RB reads these pages? I think ‘zillions’ maybe pushing it a little………….

  51. 51
    Scott says:

    I’d rather see Gillan at his worst than ever see another singer with Purple.

  52. 52
    lolodrums says:

    DP performed on Buenos Aires February 2009.
    Sad experience indeed for a Die hard fan since 1972 .Gillan can’t sing the old stuff anymore…why they insist ? most of the time He’s struggling with his voice….
    No more emotion in the band…the guitar solos are boring (repetitive !!…same runs every time). JL is irreplaceable….this is too much , DP should stop to keep the glory alive ..or are they so desperate for money ? Don’t they have enough after so many years ? Thxs

  53. 53
    Purple Tickler says:

    Hi Guys,
    Sounds like the Oslo show left some people disapointed. Really sorry about this – but it happens. I used to go and see Purple in the old days, and I think the current mix of old and new songs are perfect.

    I was at KB Hallen (Jul 09) and Aarhus (Nov 09)and both shows were fantastic. Yes, some members are getting older, we all do, but these guys are FANTASTIC musicians with absolutely nothing to prove.

    IG is my all time favourite DP singer, and for me, DP would not be the same witout him.

    Trying to go down to Italy for the last few venues of 2009.

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