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Deep Purple Japan Tour (Oct. 27th '96) (Made In Fukuoka)
Subject: DP Japan Tour (Oct. 27th '96) (Made In Fukuoka)
Date: 4 Nov 1996 06:41:45 GMT
From: ZM2M-OKMT@j.asahi-net.or.jp (Masayuki Okamoto)
Newsgroups: alt.music.deep-purple

Deep Purple made a great concert in Japan at the end of October.

I had a chance to see their concert in Fukuoka, Kyushu, Japan. 3 years has passed since they had had concert in Japan. 2 week before last DP's Japan tour, Ritchie Blackmore quitted the band, and promoter announced that they will accept the canceling of the ticket. Actually a lot of fans canceled the ticket.

This was the second Japan tour since Ritchie quitted DP. And they come to Fukuoka in after ten years.(Maybe their last Fukuoka concert was 1985, their first reunion concert). The ticket had been sold out 1 month previous their concert. And a lot of standee filled the standing room.

I also saw their concert in 1993 at Osaka. Also in 1993, Ian Gillan was enjoying the stage without Ritchie. But their performance was clumsy, because they only had 2 weeks for rehearsal with Satriani, and Satriani just imitated Ritchie's play.

But this time, the concert was amazing!! Member's combination was really good, and Steve Morse's guitar was really wonderful, fantastic, and wide scale!!. Sometimes he played like Ritchie, and sometimes played with a cosmic scale (Like Tom Scholz, Boston), sometimes sounded like cello, horn, I couldn't believe he made a sound only guitar and his amplifier.

At "Hey Cisco", Roger Glover and Steve Morse stood before microphone stand, and joined the chorus. That scene couldn't saw when Ritchie was the member.

I am very happy because I could see their wonderful concert, and could see that they really seem to be happy and enjoyable. Maybe 9th DP will go on forever....

The setlist of the Japan Tour is as follows......

  • Fireball
  • Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic
  • Black Night
  • The Aviator
  • Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
  • Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover
  • Rosa's Cantina
  • Woman From Tokyo
  • Maybe I'm A Leo
  • Pictures Of Home
  • Bloodsucker
  • No One Came
  • Hey Cisco
  • Speed King
  • When A Blind Man Cries
  • Perfect Strangers
  • Highway Star

Masayuki Okamoto,
Fukuoka, JAPAN
E-mail : zm2m-okmt@j.asahi-net.or.jp

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