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Deep Purple in Berlin, October 31 2022; photo: Tobias Janaschke

Deep Purple live at Max-Schmeling-Halle (Berlin, Germany 2022-10-31)

Berlin. Always worth a trip. Especially when Deep Purple play in the Max Schmeling Halle. Apparently many other people saw it that way, too, as the large hall seemed almost sold out. The band was full of joy, the fans celebrated. When a brass section reinforced the boys and Ian Gillan intoned “Let the good times roll” as entertainer, the joy grew even greater. Well done, absolutely fantastic! Deep Purple — always worth a trip.

review by Tobias Janaschke



11 Comments to “Always worth a trip”:

  1. 1
    janbl says:

    I saw a couple of videos from this show and apparantly it also was filmed.
    Gillan nearly collided with a camera guy. (2.18 in)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYfYuOYAQzw

    Had this been Ritchie…

  2. 2
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I was at Oberhausen yesterday, my fourth DP gig this year and – unusual for the end of a tour – it was the best Gillan vocal performance I saw/heard this year. It seems like he had to retrain and rebuild his vocal chords after that long pandemic hiatus and is now in full stride. Compared to how he sounds now he was a little hesitant at the summer open air gigs.

    Good gig with a really wild Simon kicking the band’s butt, but Little Ian was – for whatever reason – too low in the mix though he played well as always.

    There was a professional looking camera guy walking and filming about in the “Golden Circle” in Oberhausen as well, maybe they are trying to capture the tour?

  3. 3
    Max says:

    Brass section?

    Pity they could not afford to have one in Swabia… Stuttgart had to do without good times being let rolled …

  4. 4
    Rock Voorne says:

    @ 2

    You re implying he is sounding like his younger version of 1971 here I think.

    Did he not play this track during the NAKED THUNDER tour?

  5. 5
    Uwe Hornung says:

    No, not his younger self, his voice has changed, but it sounded good and healthy in Oberhausen and he even took a few risks (sucessfully).

    I saw him on the Naked Thunder tour, not aware that he played Pictures of Home already then,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBkDqqXnf0U

    but it beccame a staple of his later solo live shows.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4efXilHAN_g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyh8a8c85ek&list=RDlyh8a8c85ek&start_radio=1

  6. 6
    Rock Voorne says:

    Uwe

    I wasnt talking about POH but Let the good times roll.
    Maybe its my Alzheimer kicking in but I do remember Demons Eye, not POH.
    Havent checked your YTs yet…..

    Its almost homework all these suggestions of yours.

    I need a drink.

  7. 7
    Stefan says:

    Thanks for the photos! I was there with a friend, close to the stage =)

  8. 8
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Oh, my bad then. Yes, Demon’s Eye was played on the Naked Thunder tour. Mk II also did it a few times when they toured Fireball, it’s on old bootlegs.

    It’s highly unfortunate that albums as good as Whoosh! and as fun as Turning To Crime will likely never see the live representation they would have enjoyed had Covid 19 and Steve’s family tragedy not so ruthlessly intervened. Man, I would have loved to hear more of that stuff live.

    Going forward, I don’t think we will be hearing too much Morse era stuff from Mk IX – Simon can play Steve’s parts, but it’s not really his style and Steve’s playing is as idiosyncratic as Blackmore’s or Bolin’s. I pretty much expect that the next tour set will consist of Mk II material (some of it hopefully resurrected, Simon could especially play the bluesier stuff well) and whatever Simon will be able to contribute for a new album.

    May I make a confession? I think Simon plays the ballsiest Smoke On The Water in many, many decades – I heard it this ballsy last when Blackmore played it in the 70ies or perhaps the Gillan band in the early 80ies. Steve always played it a bit like in a YouTube tutorial “How to play SOTW correctly”. There I said it.

  9. 9
    Rock Voorne says:

    ” It’s highly unfortunate that albums as good as Whoosh! and as fun as Turning To Crime will likely never see the live representation they would have enjoyed had Covid 19 and Steve’s family tragedy not so ruthlessly intervened. Man, I would have loved to hear more of that stuff live.”

    I must be a sour Blackmore pussy which hair needs to be shampood and I ve have worse fish to fry……
    But I hear ya, 🙂

  10. 10
    Svante Axbacke says:

    I don’t think Turning to Crime would have been done at all without the pandemic.

  11. 11
    Uwe Hornung says:

    It was one of the few good things to come out of the pandemic.

    I would have loved to hear ‘Oh Well’ from them live.

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