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Full House in Helsinki

Deep Purple live at Jäähalli (Helsinki, Finland 2017-11-11)

What a great show again. The band just gets better and better with the approaching dead line (!) The crowd and the band both were so enthusiastic. Icehall was full of DP fans and they showed their love for the band. Bedlam, Fireball, Bloodsucker, SKoW. What a start for a concert! Great vibes. The four songs really worked well. After that some “light jazz”: All I Got is You! What a nice piece of music it was with Paicey being the centre piece of the groove. After that I must have lost the sense of the running order of songs but at least these were played: Surprising and Birds of Pray from InFinite album; Lazy, Smoke and Space Truckin from the Machine Head album. From Perfect Strangers album there were two songs played: the title track and Knockin at Your Back Door! This was a big surprise for most of the audience. Uncommon Man for the late Jon Lord. In his solo number Don Airey played some Sibelius, actually quite an extensive section of Finlandia on piano. It was greeted with roaring applause. Encore: Green Onios, Hush, Black Night with a longish bass solo by Mr. Glover. It was kinda funky. It was all fun. Great night! Hope to see the band next year again in Helsinki 😉

review by Rajaseudun Rampe

5 Comments to “Full House in Helsinki”:

  1. 1
    rob says:

    Great to hear can’t wait . Awesome setlist Hope they come here to Fla.

  2. 2
    mike whiteley says:

    A much more satisfying set list for the die-hard fan,and I’m sure a lot longer than the 70 minutes of the last North American trek. Feels more like a tour to promote inFinite than a Greatest Hits Goodbye.

  3. 3
    Adel says:

    I am so proud of the guys in DP. Four songs from infinite that’s more songs than any other album they produced. Two from In Rock two from Fireball two from Machine Head as they dropped Lazy and THWS two from Perfect strangers and one from Now What. Well Done DP and Bob Ezrin on producing a classic album in Infinite. BTW by the time they reach the O2 arena in London Ian Gillan would have remembered all the lyrics of ‘ All I ve got is you’ by heart and if not who cares he will still improvise and makes lyrics up. bTW they are miles from retirement.

  4. 4
    lisbet palsdorf says:

    Yes a really great gig,the sound was fab.It was a long way from home for me.But it was worth it.

  5. 5
    Mike says:

    Raja! You are welcomed to SPb next summer

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