|Set Lists Year-by-Year
Albums, singles, videos
This is a year-by-year listing of the songs played live by Deep Purple. Track order is not always exactly accurate as songs have been known to be moved from show-opener to encore from one night to the next!
Some songs were played almost every night whereas others were only played occasionally. This list should, however, give you some idea of which songs have always been popular and which appealed only to certain incarnations of the Purple machine.
A tilde sign "~" before a song title indicates that a "snippet" or extract from this piece was included in the track above it. I got this idea from Ingo's bootlist; much easier than using "interpolating..." or "including excerpt from...", e.g.:
Some bootlegs (and even official releases) list these "snippets", but most are not listed anywhere and have been identified by myself with help from Michael Richard's excellent Live Cassette Analysis book and Janell Duxbury's The Classical Quotes. Benjamin Weaver, Heikki Heino and Martin Ashberry have also added some valuable information. Not every snippet was included at every performance though.
Deep Purple covered a number of other artists' songs either as full
versions or snippets. In these cases I have mentioned the artist (or group)
usually associated with this song and not necessarily the composer. For
ease of reading I've only mentioned the artist concerned the first time
the song was performed.
Some sources refer to the different versions of Mark 2 as new incarnations each time, and therefore number the versions sequentially ie. Mk 2 in 1984 then becomes Mk 5 and so on. You work it out! I still prefer the other method.
Don Airey played keyboards during the European Tour in August & September 2001, due to Jon Lord having had a knee operation. Jon announced his retirement in March 2002 and Don Airey was confirmed as his permanent replacement.
Any reasonable comments to Brian
Unauthorized copying, while sometimes necessary, is never as good as
the real thing (with apologies to Ani)
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