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Deep Purple live at SAP Arena (Mannheim, Germany 2013-11-02)

We (six of us) went to see the boys in Mannheim. Peter Frampton was good and is still a master of the voice box and his several guitars. He played for an hour and on the setlist were eight songs.
At half past nine Deep Purple came to the stage and opened the show with a new track. IG said “the new record”. We saw them last year as well and everybody in the band was on fire on both of the nights.
Their energy and the fun they and the crowd have is so impressive. They played five new songs and they sounded very good. DA is magician playing the keyboards.
I like SM if he is playing his calm parts, and IP is still the reference for all drummers.
I took two songs and then the sound board had everything under control. The voice of IG was clear and he sounded very good. My highlight was Perfect Strangers. We saw and heard a nice version of Hush with Don and Steve playing nice solos and Black Night as the final song of the evening.
The band is back on track.

review by Jens Rothermel

4 Comments to “Back on track”:

  1. 1
    john says:

    I wanted to go to mannheim, almost did it, but… Barcelona is tooo far away. I keep on wishing they come to Spain soon. PLEASE!!!

    anyone knows the setlist in mannheim? the new songs were unncomon man, apres-vous, above and beyond, all the time and Vincent price?


  2. 2
    Roger says:

    Precisely Jens. They were ALL outstanding virtuosos … as were the crowd ( – and I reckon the top performance from the Peter team got us in a great mood B4 DP commenced).
    Don is always brill. but he absolutely excelled himself. Dear Jon, who lives on in recordings, and Don, who when playing the Jon material delivers energy and honour, are A+++ with trademarks.
    Ian was on the good ol’ form and there was a love affair with the crowd even better than usual (similar in Stuttgart). Lets just put Regensburg down to his Mum’s departure to the beyond. (condolencies again Ian – hope Bruce relayed our message to you).
    P. S. Hope Scott reads this, cos I maybe could have picked better words (see ‘Craftsmen)

  3. 3
    Lutz says:

    @1 John,

    the Mannheim setlist was:

    1-Apres Vous
    2-Into the Fire
    3-Hard Lovin’ Man
    4-Vincent Price
    5-Strange Kind Of Woman
    6-Contact Lost & guitar solo
    7-Uncommon Man
    8-The Well Dressed Guitar
    9-The Mule & drum solo
    10-Above And Beyond
    12-Hell To Pay & keyboard solo
    13-Perfect Strangers
    14-Space Trucking’
    15-Smoke On The Water

    The encores:

    17-bass solo & Black Night

    Greetings, Lutz

  4. 4
    Dirk says:

    Great gig in Mannheim !!! They did not play “All the time in the world” but “Hell to pay”.

    Excellent version of “Space Truckin'” and “Strange kind of woman”. All the new songs came along brillantly.

    Come back soon !!!! Thanks again and again. Dirk

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