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Street of Dreams in St.Petersburg

OTR in St.Petersburg, Feb 16 2009. Screenshot courtesy of Nevsky Express TV.

Nevsky Express TV has published a live video of Street of Dreams from the recent Over The Rainbow gig in St.Petersburg, Russia. The video is rather high quality and appears to be shot with two professional cameras. You can watch it on their web site. Further instructions same as the last time.

Thanks to Tatiana Marshanova for the info.

55 Comments to “Street of Dreams in St.Petersburg”:

  1. 1
    Crimson Ghost says:

    A couple of things… no matter which version you download, size is the only difference, they all come out the same .mp4 quality. Don’t waste your time with the large size file, grab the small one.

    I don’t care for this song live, never did, it’s the same here as in 83-84, too much air behind the chorus, it just doesn’t work for me, it’s flat.
    But they seem to be playing well and enjoying theirselves, which somewhere along the line became very important in this business.

    Lose the gloves Joe, you aren’t behind the wheel up there, save them for the Mercedes, lol!

  2. 2
    Al Cornish says:

    Will there ever be an Over the Rainbow cover-band?


  3. 3
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I’d like to see’s me a “GILLAN” cover band for once, but me thinks it wouldn’t be easy, screaming is not the issue, his tone and character are.

  4. 4
    Ana says:

    Well, Joey still has a lot of hair. My mother always said, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all:)”

  5. 5
    Jeffs says:

    This is a good, well written commercial song…Thought it would be a big hit single in the 80’s. This was the point when Ritchie was desperate for a big hit in the US. Over the Rainbow are playing it like a pub band however, no fire or sensitivity in the delivery. Even Joe’s vocal is lacklustre…

  6. 6
    Crimson Ghost says:

    But with Ritchie back in the day it still had little to offer on stage, as I said, too much air, all potatos, no meat.
    On the album it was nice though, if a bit refined, hey… like Joe.lol!

  7. 7
    HZ says:

    Nice song anyway – and good performance (Blackmore junior is OK, very nice playing,I liked it). I’d like to see them because this is rare opportunity to see this kind of Rainbow setlist, and seems to me that they doing just fine job.

  8. 8
    Rascal says:

    Maybe the gloves match a rubber suit.


  9. 9
    GerAssenNetherlandsAge51Male says:

    Although the above OTR-clip is nice, when I compare DP-Gillan-Morse with OTR-JLTurner-Balckmore jr. I prefer the present Deep Purple, but OTR still ok of course.
    A nice video from Deep Purple at the opening of the 2009 Nordic Ski World Championships at Tipsport Arena, Liberec, Czech Republic, February 18th 2009.
    “Highway Star” > Enjoy it :

  10. 10
    CE-Music says:

    Joe still does have a quite good voice….The band seems to play well…If only the guitar sound was closer to Ritchies…it suits his songs alot better….It gives some of the meat….I don’t like that distorted sound…even less on this song…

  11. 11
    HZ says:

    Agreed CE-Music, though maybe he doesn’t want to be compared to his father to much – therefore he’s escaping from that roaring clean Ritchie sound, which is wrong in this case (covering Rainbow songs, isn’t it – it’s OK after that). Nevertheless, I liked it, solo is short but nice, there is some of Ritchies sensibility, and style is quite good. He’s good guitarist, I’ve heard some of his songs, he shouldn’t be afraid of expressing himself more, not to think what would Ritchie do or will people said that he’s to much like his father (well it’s his dad :-))

  12. 12
    Crimson Ghost says:


    Dear Ana,

    Not one strand of it is his, not that I want to go there, but I thought his condition was common knowledge. Either that or a cruel rumour.

  13. 13
    Stefan says:

    Dull………to say the least! Is that a wig JLT,and false teeth??? Ah,well…we can´t escape old age,can we? ROCK ON!

  14. 14
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Not an age thing, it’s a condition going way back.

  15. 15
    purpletemple says:

    Sounds okay. As said above JLT’s voice is still in good shape. Don’t like Jr’s sound, too aggressive.
    Bobby is a good drummer too, in fact he plays better now that he did during the Rainbow days.
    I’d be interested in hearing (with a good sound)other tracks than the boring Street of dreams.

  16. 16
    Rascal says:

    @14 a condition going way back back?

    His teeth or hair………??? Both??

    When does he do the plate spinning???

    Whoops…….does that remark qualify for a censorship defcon alert….?

  17. 17
    james jay says:

    I would hate to see what some of you zeros look like in the real–as for me…I’m hot 🙂

  18. 18
    Roberto says:

    I don’t like the version of this song…no energy in it…

  19. 19
    Crimson Ghost says:


    Hair, I don’t look clsely enough to spot the teeth.


    Name me one live version that has energy.

  20. 20
    Al Cornish says:

    I can’t say james-jay is hot, but that high heels and dress look is different.

  21. 21
    T says:

    This is very well done and superior to the Finyl Vinyl version.

    “Street of Dreams” is difficult to do live due to all the embellishments of the studio cut making the live arrangement sound a little thin. They could have gone the tape route for the harmonies or use a bunch of sequencers but elected not to. “Stone Cold” would have the same problem–as we saw with Rainbow back in the day.

    That’s what “live” means. If you expect it to be just like the recording, then get out the album.

    In places, Joe is practically singing a capella and still he pulls it off. Jürgen’s playing impressed me. Nice touch.


  22. 22
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I agree with every word of that, however, if you can’t bring something to it when you perform it live, it will suffer.
    Perhaps the female singers would have helped, as they did fill some gaps well when I saw them do it twice in 83.

  23. 23
    Crimson Ghost says:

    And I don’t expect it to be ‘just like the album’ T, I expect it to be considerably better, or why not just get out the album?

  24. 24
    Crimson Ghost says:

    One more thing… I traveled from Oregon to Liverpool as a youngster all on my own to see those two horrifying shows in 83, I still can’t stand to look at the pictures I took. Why? Guess who…

  25. 25
    james jay says:

    @21 Exactly–live vs. album will have their differences–I like the imperfections–humanizes the band.

  26. 26
    AndreA says:

    there is not pathos and no power,the voice does not pump …it is more than an AOR sound,…so…music is passable..I am sure this band is good and better for other stronger pieces..with more power this band can capture more attention from the fans..
    In any case I would like too see them on stage,here in italy,because regardless of the tastes they are great musicians and a good band,for this i think they should make a studio-release.

  27. 27
    james jay says:

    @20 pretty sure I am NOT your type…I hope… johnny cakes.
    As for the hair–looks real to me–plus the video needed a little more keyboards–c’mom T-C–let it rip. 🙂

  28. 28
    Annemie says:

    Finally time for a comment…

    I read about a possible ‘anti Gillan brigade’ with ugly faces on another blog….This comment becomes really arrogant and ridiculous when I discover here the existance of a real ‘anti JLT- brigade’or even an ‘anti Over the Rainbow brigade’…

    The replies of this select group of ‘experts’ have nothing to do anymore about interesting comparisons or experiences … or about fanatic (but tough)pro and contra opinions…
    But this has become a true waste of time and good taste reading such cheap an disgusting nonsense.

    Of course , I read also honnest replies..good and bad, from fans who are still listening with open mind to the music!

    I like Jürgen and I feel a little the same about him as #11 and #21. Especially in ‘Ariel’ where JB is better to hear, he brings sensitive, longer and great playing.He surely does remind of Ritchie. Jürgen is also much preferable to Steve Morse with that ones wanking , mostly overloaded and unchanging sounds and interpretations!

    I love also Toni’s playing very much, and he accompanies beautiful.Also the keyboard sound is superb.
    Smith and Rondinelli need no explanation , and Bobby still likes to do some funny entertainment with the audience.
    Joe ‘s voice has also good and bad days, but in general,it is in nice shape.

    Also,although I’m a Gillan fan,imho, Ian’s voice is not in such great shape these days and he sounds often tired. I always will like him, but for me, Joe sounds often stronger , and reaches many times all the tunes more powerfull.

    And answering ‘the brigade of the outlook remarks’…well, JLT looks much younger and better to me ,then too old looking Gillan.I even wish Gillan would were that wig or all those nice things written down here before . He should gain some weight too !

    Pictures are not always so flattering, and although this has nothing to do with being a good band, Joe looks here sometimes very tired too… but when meetinh him in Alphen am Rhein ,October 2008, he was looking very handsome and cool!( No schmink, no wig, no false teeth or whatever…) , only a natural looking gentleman.He sang great too then!
    One has to be honnest! When JLT is tired, he sounds very hoarse…but the same goes for Ian!

    I wish OTR a great tour, and I beg they will come to Belgium or close by ! 😉

  29. 29
    Ana says:

    Dear Crimson Ghost, Sorry I did not know he has a condition.

  30. 30
    DAWG says:


  31. 31
    Crimson Ghost says:


    You crack me up, first you say that it’s the “anti” factor that irritates you… then you slam Morse.


  32. 32
    Crimson Ghost says:


    I thought it was well known that he cannot grow hair on his head, a condition they ‘say’ he has, of a name I forget.
    Not that I care, I just thought his fans were well aware of it.

  33. 33
    Annemie says:

    But crimson, I only spoke my thoughts…just as you do…and so often…

    It only irritates me, that some ‘cracking up’ goes always straight away, to the same ones , like an easy , self-evident and stupid habit.

    I find it hypocrite , when I read about an anti- Gillan brigade, and then reading this (and many other) blog …

    I just wanted to give my opinion about this! btw 😉 and then I did not mention yet, what I think of the appearance of Steve morse…but…anyway…
    I judge people seldom on their outlooks !

    Nice weekend, and cheers 🙂

    I agree with #30 about BN ! Still, I do not know where you come from … 🙂
    Cheers! 🙂

  34. 34
    HardRockPete says:

    That was NOT a very good version of a very good Rainbow tune!

  35. 35
    james jay says:

    If Bobby R.–JLT–and Tony C. were employed by Blackmore at one time–I would venture to say they have professional talent–therefore OTR is a professional band–not tribute nor garage gig. Unless you all here have a eye for talent better the Mr. Blackmore–remain silent.

  36. 36
    AndreA says:

    Me too I don’t consider them a tribute band
    because all of them were musicians in Rainbow in the past.
    I’d like to see them on stage and I’d like a new work in studio from this band. J.B. is a good image for this band and of course he is talented for this band.


  37. 37
    cn says:

    Nery vice!! Liked how the band played it. Jurgen played it spot on!!

    Come to Florida!!!

  38. 38
    George Fotis says:

    The only good thing about this is Joe looks good for his age & his voice still sounds good. It’s not the classic Rainbow for me , you need Roger on the bass for a start & Ritchie on guitar. Ok it’s his son as close as you can get but it’s not the moody aggresive Blackmore. They should have got Roger Glover’s daughter on backing vocals! This is just a nostalgia act, a bit of fun. If your’e after something worthwile check out Black Sabbaths new album with Dio out soon , it promises to be big. Tony still plays very heavy guitar & Dio’s voice is in great shape . No matter what year Tony makes the songs sound modern , he would have been an excellent replacement for Rithie in 93 if he was avaliable.

  39. 39
    Sami says:

    Cheers Annemie…very well put on post @28!

    Take care girl, yours truly

  40. 40
    Patrick says:

    i like it…. and u kno wut .. i dident think i would but i like it …. JR is great

  41. 41
    David says:

    For what it s worth check out Death Alley Driver by OTR on youtube. Felt like I was listening to Straight Between the Eyes live once again.
    OK…got carried away there but man I hope these guys come to North America. I grew up on these songs and to hear them again live…albeit by a slightly different cast of characters would be a treat.

  42. 42
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I really was looking forward to just ‘hearing’ a bootleg audio recording for myself, and Moscow 2-18 has just surfaced and it’s awesome!!!!!!!!! No shit! High energy and power performance throughout.
    Believe that!!!!!!!!!!!! Even this song sounds much better than what this video captured. Glad to have this fine recording. Excellent keyboard work on every song too, very strong playing that keeps the whole thing together.

  43. 43
    Annemie says:

    Hi Sami 🙂

    Thanx and just now, I do have 12 years Sandeman Porto in store, so I will have a very good cheers on you and the family! 8:

    To a lot of other fans replying above,

    It gave me great pleasure to read now also the many replies with spontanious , possitive comments !

    Cheers to you all 🙂

  44. 44
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Sandemans, THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!!


  45. 45
    Annemie says:

    100% agreed! Cheers once more , one has to take every occation possible to enjoy that warm select taste 8)

  46. 46
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Is that one from the CREA vaults?

  47. 47
    Annemie says:


    Yes, I got it from this priceless source! 🙂
    I had the honour to share a toast with a pirate captain and a kettle binky…
    The news spreads fast these days !

    Cheers, with Whitbread now 😉

  48. 48
    alf+ says:

    #38 yes, Tony Iommi and Dio are in other league, they still sound heavy with a modern sound.
    for gillan the heavy metal is a disgusting thing (I disagree), and there is no room to tony in the present DP, neither ’93 ..

  49. 49
    Thorsun says:

    It is interesting to see somebody even able to imagine Mr. Iommi in DP. I can not. Tony is awesome in Sabbs cup of style, but would not be in Purps imho. Apart from his solo spots – he doesn’t like to improvise the solos in the songs, so I don’t think that he could excite playing DP material. He’s got much of the legacy on the Sabbath side and he’s the best just there. New H&H CD can be the release of the year if the material is as strong as the tracks off “The Dio Years”. Can’t wait for it!

  50. 50
    AndreA says:

    ahahah Tony Iommi in DP….

    but I’d like another new stuff with Gillan/Iommi: this is sure..

  51. 51
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I m not into apples and eggs right now now
    Maybe I should take a nap once more….

  52. 52
    Lotte says:

    PLEASE…COME TO BELGIUM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LOVE YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    … 😉 and especially the racing gloves of JLT !!!!!


  53. 53
    Annemie says:

    # Agree 50

    # AndreA 🙂
    That combination would be great!Stouty cheers!

  54. 54
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Dont drink too much BR

    Sunny Bay Rum is there again…..

  55. 55
    AndreA says:

    Cheers Annemie!



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