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No Place Like Home

Deep Purple live at O2 Arena (London, UK 2017-11-23)

Saw the boys last night for the 14th time. Stretching back to the first time with Tommy Bolin in 1976. But this was the first time out of my home of Southern California. With Thanksgiving and my 60th birthday plus Purple all the same day, I had to make the trip. What a difference. In the US, it’s been double billed shortened shows with little emphasis on the new music. Last night at O2 was easily the best show I’ve seen in a decade. And the fans were so much a part of it. Happy to be with a crowd that appreciates Purple as much, or more than me. I thought it to be a great offering all the way around. A memorable night. I’ll appreciate the music and “Pictures of Home” from this show for the rest of my days. Fantastic.

review by Martin Paretti

7 Comments to “No Place Like Home”:

  1. 1
    Adel says:

    What a night and what a show. BTW I don’t think it will be the last time they play here. It’s only the beginning of the End. The show still goes on and on.

  2. 2
    Moreblack says:

    did Ritchie appear?If not,forget it!!

  3. 3
    yance says:

    Was simply a great show , Comment No 2 , has no relevance here , 2 good support acts and Purple at the top of their game , what’s not to like ?

  4. 4
    RobH says:

    By your logic, Moreblack, I should not go and see an orchestra performing music by, for example, Mozart or Beethoven, as it is unlikely they will appear.
    Fortuntalely, the show was sold out, the tickets going to people who accept that the only consistent thing in life is change, and who enjoyed music both of the Blackmore era, and from the rather longer period where Mr Morse has been in the band, some of which is at least as strong as the older material.

  5. 5
    Nigel Young says:

    They didn’t play Pictures Of Home.

  6. 6
    Shmee says:

    But I think this fact won’t influence his “Pictures of home”-feeling he´s talking about. 😉

  7. 7
    Moreblack says:

    #4 This is not Purple at least through the last 24 years.

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