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Setlist poll — Now what?! edition

Bangkok 2010 setlist

Members of the band alluded in the interviews that a new setlist will be rehearsed before touring starts in earnest with more songs from Now what?! incorporated into it. Ofcourse, we all want the whole album played live. But let’s be realistic optimistic and, say, they will pick 6 songs.

Now, which ones?

There’s no guarantee that anybody will listen, but here’s a chance to voice your opinion.

Poll closes at 23:59 UTC on Monday, May 13. You’ll need Javascript and cookies enabled to vote (most browsers do that by default).

Which songs from Now what?! would you like to hear live (choose up to 6)

  • Vincent Price (14%, 867 Votes)
  • Uncommon Man (11%, 730 Votes)
  • Hell to Pay (11%, 723 Votes)
  • A Simple Song (10%, 664 Votes)
  • Out of Hand (9%, 594 Votes)
  • All The Time In The World (8%, 515 Votes)
  • Above And Beyond (8%, 491 Votes)
  • Weirdistan (8%, 478 Votes)
  • Après Vous (7%, 446 Votes)
  • Blood From A Stone (6%, 382 Votes)
  • Body Line (5%, 321 Votes)
  • First Sign Of Madness (2%, 97 Votes)
  • It'll Be Me (1%, 61 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,213

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67 Comments to “Setlist poll — Now what?! edition”:

  1. 1
    clive robey says:

    If the Frantic Four could do Blue Eyed Lady which had NEVER been played live before, then DP can do something similar.

  2. 2
    Thunderhawk says:

    If i was asked to select the set it would probably be looking something like this

    Uncommon Man.
    Hard Lovin Man.
    Strange Kind of Woman.
    Don solo.
    Perfect Strangers.
    Space Truckin.
    Apres Vous.
    Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming.
    Contact Lost/The Well Dressed Guitar.
    Vincent Price.
    Highway Star.
    Smoke on the Water.


    A Simple Song.
    Hell To Pay.
    Black Night.

    So, we have here something from the new album, and some well known hits to sing along to. would be great fun if they would do this or at least something like this :).


  3. 3
    micaloneus says:

    Before I vote, I want the band to know that I wouldn’t mind more Don Airey era Deep Purple.

    One example, “Things I Never Said” should be brought back for the next tour.
    One of the best tunes they’ve ever done live.

  4. 4
    Steve Marshall says:

    I think it’s time ‘Well Dressed Guitar’ was retired. Surely Stev can come up with something different for his solo spot? I’d love to see a big chunk of the new album in the set list, not the same old stuff.

  5. 5
    MacGregor says:

    One song you don’t want in the set list is All The Time In The World. you would possibly fall asleep, it is not a ‘live’ song at all, it has that plodding tempo, that sort of goes no where. A good song it is, but I couldn’t see that coming off in concert. Vincent Price definitely!

  6. 6
    Shiloh says:

    Well, since Ian is singing so damn good on the Now What!? album, I would love to see Child in Time in the setlist again=)

  7. 7
    George says:

    A Simple Song must be a live opener, with no doubt!

    other choices:

    Hell to Pay
    Out of Hand
    Uncommon Man
    Apres Vous
    Vincent Price (What a song, man, what a song)

    What about the ballad, play Clearly Quite Absurd – the best ballad DP has ever done since Blind Man… If you want Airey to play at his best, just let him play CQA

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:


    King Of Dreams had that same trait and went big in a live version.

  9. 9
    al says:

    @4 amen to that ,I always found that ballads like “Wasted Sunsets”,Clearly quiet Absurd ” Sometimes I feel like….. didn’t translate too well live!

  10. 10
    Carlos (from Paraguay) says:

    ” It feels so good to be afraid, Deep Purple is back again!!!! “………. VINCENT PRICE IS DEEP PURPLE!!!!!

  11. 11
    LRT says:

    It did ok with the first four but it dropped from there. Can’t believe “Weirdistan” is that far down with such dynamic solos. I would also welcome “Uncommon Man” as a set opener.

  12. 12
    Thorsun says:

    @2 – very nice, brave set. I would go even further on this street of dreams and my dream set for Now What!? Tour would be like this:

    1. Bad Attitude / Knocking At Your Backdoor
    2. A Simple Song
    3. Weirdistan
    4. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming / Loosen My Strings
    5. Pictures Of Home / Black Night
    6. Don Airey Solo
    7. Vincent Price
    8. Hell To Pay > Improv (segues to…)
    9. ’69 / Cascades
    10. Steve Morse Solo
    11. Uncommon Man
    12. Fingers To The Bone / Not Responsible / Wasted Sunsets
    13. Picture Of Innocence / Rapture Of The Deep / Out Of Hand
    14. Anya / Speed King
    Encore 1:
    15. Bloodsucker / Hush / Woman From Tokyo
    16. Perfect Strangers
    Encore 2:
    17. Hush / Black Night / Into The Fire
    18. Strange Kind Of Woman / Smoke On The Water / Highway Star

    The lines with / are interchangeable tracks, so every night provides something different and suprise for each audience. Plus it heavily represents Steve and Don.
    I – personally! – would love it this way!

  13. 13
    joel says:

    ted and speed king have to be on there

  14. 14
    kraatzy says:

    I am very curious about the setlist at the WACKEN open air festival.
    Its a metal festival and I wish it will be an other setlist than normaly.
    I hope it a lot harder then other gigs.
    I wish it will be a hardrock-mix of IN ROCK – FIREBALL -MACHINE HEAD – NOW WHAT -songs…
    Much different to the normal setlists they played !!

    I (its only me) wish … 🙂

    But I am realistic enough, that it will not happend. 🙁



  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I m afraid Sreet Of Dreams setlists will remain virtual.
    It reminds me of making my own on cassettes way back.

  16. 16
    Peter says:

    Realistic set:

    Things I Never Said
    Maybe I´m A Leo
    Blood From A Stone (my biggest wish!)
    Out Of Hand
    Contact Lost
    All The Time In The World
    Well Dressed Guitar
    Uncommon Man
    No One Came
    A Simple Song
    Don Airey Solo
    Perfect Strangers
    Apres Vous
    Hell To Pay
    Smoke On The Water

    (Speed King)
    Vincent Price
    Black Night

  17. 17
    Jim Murphy says:

    My set list
    Flight Of The Rat
    Mean Streak
    Perfect Strangers
    Uncommon Man
    Hell To Pay
    Purpendicular Waltz
    Above And Beyond
    Smoke On The Water
    Vincent Price
    Rapture Of The Deep
    Pictures Of Home
    Highway Star
    Black Night

  18. 18
    Chris Conn says:

    Agree totally , it’s long over due they changed the set list as well as the encores

  19. 19
    John says:

    I wanna hear Purpendicular start to finish! Long live the Morse Era!!

  20. 20
    Ivica says:

    1.Hell To Pay
    3.Into The Fire
    4.Body Line
    5.Simple Song
    6.Sometimes I Fell Like Screaming
    7.Steve Morse solo
    8.When A Blind Man Cries
    9.Uncmmon Man
    10.Don Airey solo
    12.No One Came
    13.Apres Vous
    14.Vicncent Price
    15.Perfect Strangers
    16.Highway Star

    encore 1
    17.All The Time In The World
    19 solo Paice-Glover
    20.Black Night
    encore 2
    21.Smoke On The Watter

  21. 21
    glubert says:

    They should play two sets.1. the entire Now What2. the old stuff.
    To me the best song for a drum solo is Chasing shadows.DP will play in Bonn, July 14th. This is my 30th DP concert. My first?
    Two weeks after my 13th bithday DP played in my hometown Duisburg, Germany, Nov. 30th 1970, just two kilometers from my home, supported by Ashton, Gardner & Dyke. But I wasn´t allowed to see them!
    On Jan.24th 1973 they played in Essen, 25 kilometers from my home. But that day was my mother´s birthday, and I wasn´t allwed to go. But I did!!! They played theMIJ stuff plus Mary Long. The black god smashed 3 guitars. Later that night my father awaited me… What a day!

  22. 22
    paul anderson says:

    Uncommon man would now be a great set opener. lets get more later stuff in the set list

  23. 23
    Chip says:

    Here is I think the set list: It’s greatest hits and Now What ONLY. (No time for the obscure IG)

    Highway Star (best opener ever)
    Hell To Pay (keep the fast vibe going)
    Ian says a few words…promotes Now What!! Some new and some old…..
    Simple Song
    Keyboard solo
    Perfect Strangers
    Space Truckin
    Out of Hand
    Contact Lost/Well Dressed Guitar
    Blood From A Stone
    Vincent Price


    Black Night
    Uncommon Man

    6 New Songs sandwhiched around the usual bits and pieces. That is as good a compromise set as you are likely to get. I like hearing stuff like Hard Lovin Man live as much as the next hard core fan…but focus on the hits and the new stuff.

  24. 24
    Roberto says:

    Aprez Vous so low on the list?

    For me together with Uncommon Man and Vincent Price the best Now What?! tune that should be played live…

  25. 25
    Patrick Ondok says:

    1 Silver tongue
    2 Living wreck
    3 Out of Hand
    4 Gypsys kiss
    5 Strange kind of Woman
    6 Lazy
    7 Uncommon man
    8 Knocking at your back door
    9 Contact Lost/All the time in the world
    10 Space Truckin’
    11 Vincent Price
    12 Perfect Strangers
    13 Highway Star
    14 Hell to pay
    15 Smoke on the water

    16 Abowe and beyond
    17 Speed King
    18 Black Night

  26. 26
    Michael says:

    Something like this should satisfy everyone.

    Simple Song
    Woman From Tokyo
    Silver Tongue / Seventh Heaven (interchangeable)
    Fireball ~ Into The Fire
    Hell To Pay
    Steve’s Solo
    Uncommon Man
    When A Blind Man Cries
    Blood From A Stone
    Don’s Solo
    Perfect Strangers
    Speed King / Space Truckin’ (interchangeable)
    Smoke on the Water

    Out Of Hand
    Highway Star / Black Night (interchangeable)

    7 Classics
    2 Non-classics from old era
    6 New Album
    1 older Morse-era song
    2 solos

  27. 27
    Deep ?urp!e Fan says:

    1. Uncommon Man
    2. Hard Lovin’ Man
    3. Strange Kind Of Woman
    4. Après Vous
    5. Knocking At Your Back Door
    6. Vincent Price
    7. Body Line
    8. Contact Lost
    9. All The Time In The World
    10. No One Came
    11. Lazy
    12. Don Airey Solo
    13. Perfect Strangers
    14. Silver Tongue
    15. Ted The Mechanic
    16. Smoke On The Water
    17. Hell To Pay
    18. Hush/Black Night
    19. Highway Star

    This contains new material, Morse era, and ?urp!e classics. Everyone would be happy.

  28. 28
    Martin says:

    There are so many strong tracks (all of them!!) on the new album, so it’s going to be a good challenge for the band to come up with a setlist to include the old and the new! ‘Vincent Price’ would be the perfect closer with the scream at the end!

  29. 29
    Average Joe Blow says:

    I like the setlist in response 12.

  30. 30
    Nobby says:

    Could I just point out that the percentage figures quoted in the above poll don’t make any sense at all?

  31. 31
    nupsi59 says:

    You can ask 500 people for a setlist and you will get 500 different ones!

  32. 32
    Steve B says:

    @30 Because each individual can choose up to 6 songs the maximum percentage of all the songs added together is 600%, currently it is around 530% so most people are choosing the maximum number of songs.
    Vincent Price, Hell to Pay and Uncommon Man will I guess be in the set list until they call it a day.
    Hopefully they make one last studio album before they do, this album shows they still have something to offer the music world.

  33. 33
    Chip says:

    I like 12 too if they could go for 3.5 hours. 🙂

  34. 34
    Jon of the Shred says:

    If I could hand-pick the entire set-list myself, with tracks from ‘relevant’ time periods to accommodate the current lineup…. (“>” signifies a jam sessions bridging two songs together. Bear with me, I’m going a bit renegade with this and doing the whole “Grateful Dead” thing with the set, as far as bridging tracks with instrumental segues and what have you. 😉 )

    Uncommon Man
    Hell to Pay (extended organ solo)
    I Got Your Number
    Dead or Alive
    Apres Vous
    Rosas Cantina >
    Body Line
    Hey Cisco
    Anyone’s Daughter
    A Gypsy’s Kiss
    Knocking at your Back Door > Anya > Strangeways > Anya (reprise jam)
    All the Time in the World
    Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming

    Highway Star
    Blood From A Stone
    Vincent Price

  35. 35
    Side Door Johnny says:

    Here’s a fresh new set for Ya:

    1. Fireball
    2. Into the Fire
    3. Living Wreck
    4. Demons Eye
    5. Lazy
    6. Perfect Strangers
    7. Picture of Innocence
    8. A Simple Song
    9. Hell To Pay
    10. Uncommon Man
    11. Apres Vous
    12. Vincent Price

    Rat Bat Blue
    Smoke on the Water

  36. 36
    HardRockPete says:

    I really hope that they will play as many songs as possible from Now What?! It’s their best album since the 70s/ Perfect Strangers/ Purpendicular, and it really deserves to be played live. I mean…. A “standard rocker” like Hell To Pay is kinda “average” when you hear the single version, but the album version is “Deep Purple 2000 meets Deep Purple 1970” because of Aireys solo. Sounds like something that could’ve happend during Mandrake Root/ CiT / Wring That Neck in the old days. Now What?! is filled with “modern day Purple meets old day Purple”, and I really, really LOVE the record! I wasn’t expecting them, at their age, to come up with a record this great…..but they did!!!

    I’ll eat, drink and breathe Purple for years to come! This band is the soundtrack to my life, and I’m proud to say to the world: I’M A FAN BY HEART!

  37. 37
    Eddie6string says:

    All of the above – but how did you all miss out Rosa’s Cantina???????

    Great Party Track!

    Speed King will ‘Morph’ into Highways star quite nicely (We’ve done it ourselves) I’d like it if tracks blended into each other & back again.

    Very Blackmorian!

  38. 38
    Chris Blackmore says:

    First post, long time follower of THS and the blogs…

    Am I the only one that finds Bodyline the most catchy tune you’ve heard in a while? I can’t stop playing this track. When Roger kicks in with the bass… tasty stuff.

    Unrelated, have you caught the ad (America only I’m assuming) for a phone and tablet with the kids playing Smoke? Funny stuff.

    Cheers, Chris

  39. 39
    Thorsun says:

    @29, @33
    Contrary to what you might think I tried to be realistic and consider that 2 hours is maximum space that DP can take the stage for at their age. So after calculating approximately, slight changes and installing ‘Apres Vous’, which I’d love to hear @12 would look like this:

    2′ 0. Bach Fugue Introduction (like in 1985, as a tribute to Jon)
    7′ 1. Bad Attitude / Knocking At Your Backdoor
    7′ 2. Apres Vous
    6′ 3. A Simple Song
    6′ 4. Weirdistan
    8′ 5. Pictures Of Home / Black Night
    5′ 6. Don Airey Solo
    6′ 7. Vincent Price
    10′ 8. Hell To Pay > Improv >
    4′ 9. > ’69 / Cascades >
    4′ 10. > Steve Morse Solo >
    8′ 11. > Uncommon Man
    7′ 12. Fingers To The Bone / Not Responsible / Wasted Sunsets / Loosen My Strings
    7′ 13. Picture Of Innocence / Rapture Of The Deep / Out Of Hand
    10′ 14. Anya / Speed King
    SET: ~ 97′
    Encore 1:
    7′ 15. Bloodsucker / Hush / Fireball – Into The Fire / Strange Kind Of Woman
    7′ 16. Perfect Strangers
    Encore 2:
    7′ 17. Hush / Black Night / Smoke On The Water / Highway Star
    ENCORES: ~ 21′

    This CAN BE actually done around 2 hours a gig. Plenty of moods and tempos shifts, good cut through whole career, strong set of ‘Now What !?’ selections plus solo spots and improvs to give each member a bit of break here and there. It’s realistic IMHO.

  40. 40
    cyclone says:

    @38 I was told by “T” of the commercial. Looking forward to checking it out. I did see the “Twister” movie with Helen Hunt. Classic tune in the beginning!!! Jag commercial on Fox News played “Hush”…that was a treat too. I bet 95% of the viewers do not know the group who made those tunes…..

  41. 41
    Skúli says:

    I went for Out of Hand, BodyLine, Aprés Vous, Blood from a Stone and Hell to Pay – in that order. Couldn’t settle on a sixth song, the rest of the songs all make fine candidates.

    On top of that I would like to see at least two or three Morse-era songs in the set list. Ted the Mechanic, I Got Your Number, Doing it Tonight and Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye spring to mind.

  42. 42
    Boswell\'s Johnson says:

    Here’s my current “dream” setlist:

    1. Pictures of Home
    2. Out of Hand
    3. Strange Kinda Woman
    4. Woman From Tokyo
    5. Hell to Pay
    6. The Well Dressed Guitar
    7. When a Blind Man Cries
    8. Perfect Strangers
    9. Contact Lost
    10. All the Time In the World
    11. Hush
    12. A Simple Song
    13. Lazy
    14. Space Truckin’
    15. Smoke

    1. Vincent Price
    2. Black Night

  43. 43
    Cassio says:

    OMG, the new album is SO SO SO epic that it should be played entirely from start to end!

    apres vous, out of hand, uncommon man, All the Time in the World, Vincent Price… those tracks absolutely raised the bar in all senses

  44. 44
    yogi says:

    They should have the strength to play much from the Morse-Lineup, plus some oscure (but good) old songs! Like:

    1. Lazy
    2. Bananas
    3. Sometimes I feel like screaming
    4. Vincent Price
    5. House of pain
    6. Strange ways
    7. Uncommon Man
    8. Haunted
    9. Anya
    10. Contact Lost/ Solos
    11. Wring that neck
    12. A Gybsy’s Kiss
    13. Hell to pay
    14. Souper Trouper
    15. Cascades: I’m not your lover


    16. Our Lady
    17. All the time in the world
    18. April

  45. 45
    Purple Ron says:

    My favorite (realistic) setlist:
    1. Highway star
    2. Hell to Pay
    3. A Simple Song
    4. Pictures of Home
    5. The Battle Rages On
    6. Out of Hand
    7. Rapture of the Deep
    8. Perfect strangers
    9. Uncommon Man
    10. The Purpendicular Waltz
    11. Knocking at your back door
    12. Lazy
    13. Bananas
    14. Space truckin’
    15. Vincent Price
    16. Speed King
    17. All the time in the world
    18. Black Night
    19. Smoke on the water
    Total playing time would be probably around 2 hrs 15 minutes. Now what!?
    The new album is pretty awesome and these new songs deserves to be played as much as possible. The first ‘reunion’ album I’ve enjoyed listening to over and over again ever since I bought it on day one. The previous attempts took me a long time to listen to for a second or third time. For example I still have to give Abandon a second full run. Now What is not a grower but a killer!!!
    They should tour this album for a year, playing only the big arenas and than returning to the studio right away and record another great album with Bob.
    Now What is an impressive album from an even more impressive band.

  46. 46
    micke says:

    1’Bad Attitude (Slightly revamped)
    2′ Bloodsucker
    3′ Demons Eye
    4′ Time to Kill
    5′ Apres Vous
    6′ Body Line
    7′ Place in Line
    8′ Wasted Sunsets
    9′ Mad Dog
    10′ Might Just Take Your Life ( :-))
    11′ Cascades
    12′ Castle Full of Rascals
    13′ Vincent Price

    14′ Hush
    15′ Black Night
    16′ Smoke

    Chris Blackmore.., you’re not alone, I love Body Line too.

  47. 47
    Jon of the Shred says:


    Look again. I mentioned a Rosa’s Cantina into Bodyline in my setlist , response #34. I agree with you about Rosa’s Cantina, I love that song!


    I agree with you. I love when bands throw tracks together. Grateful Dead did this all the time. I’m equal parts metal and “jam band” / “hippie,” so Deep Purple is the ultimate combination of what I like of all the genres. They have improvisation, speed, and a cinematic quality and heaviness most jam bands ignore, while also having the live improv quality most metal bands ignore.

    In other words, Deep Purple is the only legit Metal band that frequently extends tracks with improvised sections in a live setting. Not that I’m saying Deep Purple is metal, but I’d argue a few of their albums most definitely are metal. And I think their influence on the genre is equivalent to Black Sabbaths. (I’d actually say Deep Purples impact was even MORE profound.)

  48. 48
    metaljim says:

    I’d settle for them permanently dropping anything recorded before 1984 from the setlist, except the obvious SOTW, Hush and WFT. Of course I also hope they never drop Well Dressed Guitar, because it shows off their instrumental talents so well. Any strong mix of post-reunion tracks, with a heavy emphasis on Mk-Morse material would be fine with me.

  49. 49
    Thorsun says:


    As I said in my first setlist attempt – the songs in one line are not medley sections, but “/” sign I read as OR – the tracks are exchangable – so the setlist differ nicely every night – which could be upkeeping to the excitement of playing instead of doing the same set every night. I know it takes a bit more work to reheasre couple of more songs, but they have played it all, didn’t they.

    I like jam bands but I always hated medleys. I didn’t like it when Queen did it, I’m glad Purple and Rainbow hardly ever did them, although Ritchie had tendency to play only “bits” of songs. When you have a good tune, it’s nice to play more trhan only chunk of it – so no particular medleys in my dream-set!

  50. 50
    purplepriest1965 says:


    Which albums are metal? I dont think there is one.

    Btw, the improvisationfactor in this particular line up is highly exaggerated.

    A child can hear that most of the show is the same every night.

  51. 51
    Xavier Gomez says:

    -As mentioned by some, there are some tracks from previous Morse-era that has yet to be given its due recognition. two one track that come to remembrance is “Sun Goes Down.” Here is a track that can interpolate some creative interpolation on stage, but sadly none. here is a set list I hope the band may consider:

    1. Above and Beyond
    2. Uncommon Man
    3. Blood From a Stone
    4. Simple Song
    5. Sun Goes Down
    Don Airey solo

    6. Vincent Price
    7. Body Line
    8. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
    Ian Paice Drum Solo

    9. First Sign of Madness
    10. Smoke on the Water

  52. 52
    gillan says:

    This would be a good setlist

    One more rainy day
    The cut runs deep
    Hold on
    Kentucky woman
    King of dreams
    Listen learn read on
    Lady luck
    This time around
    Wicked ways
    Chasing shadows

    Comin’ home
    Soldier of fortune

  53. 53
    Skúli says:

    After a few more listens to the album I am going for Above and Beyond as my sixth choice. What a great song!

  54. 54
    Rascal says:

    Play the album in its entirety.

    Throw in a Highway Star / Smoke / Perfect Strangers

    End of

  55. 55
    purplepriest1965 says:


    A lot of Tracy’s will walk back and forth between the bar and stage then, I m afraid.

  56. 56
    Gábor Szabó says:

    For one more out of mainstream (more from Morse-era) setlist would be:

    1. Fireball
    2. Bloodsucker
    3. Sun Goes Down
    4. Uncommon Man- Don Airey solo
    5. Perfect Strangers
    6. Steve Morse solo – A Touch Away-tribute to Jon
    7. Body Line- Ian Paice solo
    8. Lazy
    9. Wring That Neck
    10. Apres Vous
    11. Fingers to the Bone/The Aviator
    12. The Battle Rages On
    13. Space Truckin’

    1. Highway Star
    2. Hush-Black Night
    3. Vincent Price – Smoke On the Water

  57. 57
    André says:

    A simple song ()for the singalong)
    Blood from the stone
    Uncommon Man
    Vincent Price
    Above and Beyond
    Out of hand

  58. 58
    Renzo says:

    1. Pictures of Home
    2. A Simple Song
    3. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye
    4. The Battle Rages On
    5. Uncommon Man
    6. Above and Beyond
    7. Seventh Heaven
    8. Wasted Sunsets
    9. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
    10. Body Line
    11. The Aviator
    12. All the Time in the World
    13. Speed King
    14. Black Night
    15. Hell to Pay
    16. Perfect Strangers
    17. Smoke on the Water
    18. Highway Star

  59. 59
    David says:

    Both “A Simple Song” and “And The Address” would be good openers. I don’t know how these tunes would interact if both played one after the other. Opening with Address would loose the effect of Simple Song if followed immediately after and the other way around it would be just the same. Anyone any suggestion?

    1) A Simple Song
    2) Any Fule Kno That
    3) Somebody Stole My Guitar
    4) And The Address 🙂
    5) Après vous
    6) A Castle Full Of Rascals
    7) A Touch Away
    8) Body Line
    9) She Was
    10) Whatsername
    11) Picture Of Innocence
    12) Vincent Price
    13) I Got Your Number
    14) Bananas
    15) Money Talks
    16) Rapture Of The Deep
    17) Uncommon Man
    18) Before Time Began
    19) Blood From A Stone
    20) Hush

    6 New
    3 Purpendicular
    3 Abandon
    3 Bananas
    3 Rapture Of The Deep
    2 from 1968

  60. 60
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Rascal @54….
    Great idea except only 14 songs. Add some more MK7/8 tunes.

    Priest @55….
    When I’m thirsty and in need of a brew while being entertained at a concert, I wait for the moment that I feel I won’t miss something I want to see or hear. Then I rush to the bar and snag it and rush back. Plus the lines are shorter once the show starts and the wait isn’t as long. Same as when I head to the lue. A friend of mine is so intense about not leaving his seat at concerts or ball games that he doesn’t drink anything and he actually wears depends and just lets it go right there so he doesn’t have to get up. After the show or game, he stops by the restroom and throws the depends in the trash. You might try that yourself since you seem so hardcore about not missing one note at a show….

    Renzo @58….
    That’s actually a really good and reasonable set….


  61. 61
    Thunderhawk says:

    Since people (and so am i), are willing to see, and hear more Morse era tunes in the set, i’ve come up with my own variation of what i think could be a great set of songs.
    The songs can variate each evening ofcourse so these songs you can find between (-).

    A Simple Song.
    Fireball. (Pictures of Home or Woman Form Tokyo).
    Into the Fire. (No No No or Demon’s Eye).
    Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye.
    Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming.
    Organ solo/Weirdistan.
    Perfect Strangers.
    Out of Hand. (Rapture of the Deep or Cascades: I’m Not Your Lover).
    Contact Lost/Wasted Sunsets/The Well Dressed Guitar. (When a Blind man Cries or All the Time in the World).
    Bananas. (I got your number, or House of Pain).
    The Battle Rages On. (Knocking on your Backdoor or Anya.)
    Apre Vous.
    Uncommon Man.
    Space Truckin.
    Hell to Pay.
    Smoke on the Water.


    Hard Lovin Man.
    Speed King. (Hush or Highway Star).
    Vincent Price.
    Black Night.

    surprisingly fresh every other show, and nothing that comes even close to the greatest hits show they played on for years now, tho some a surely not forgotten.
    I would like see them play a set like this ^^.


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    purplepriest1965 says:


    I would if only I had a show to go to.

    Very picky nowadays.

    But in general I try not to drink too much indeed.

    At some gigs I experienced enough space to walk back and forth in the location without being afraid not being able to get back in front.
    But thats mainly the clubcircuit, not the bigger halls.

    Leaving the hall would imply I d have to make choices about which part I want to miss or not.
    In general when a gig /a band is really for me I dont leave the frontline position.

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    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    At a general admission gig where I have a good position and would lose that spot by leaving, I will hold tight. But if I have reserved seats that are mine, I have no problem stepping out at the right time to grab a brew or drain the lizard. Plus usually you can hear the music while in line…..


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    Louis says:

    Responding to al in #9,

    I agree about those particular tunes you mentioned but “When a Blind Man Cries” is a powerful ballad that does do well live IMHO. Would you agree? I hate to sound like a broken record but music is so subjective that it is hard to please everyone. As a consequence, I have always hated the list things like the top 10 Purple tunes or their top 10 guitar solos, etc. Just one thing is always start with a rocker and always end with a rocker.

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    Martin says:

    I Love this record, I felt like when I was about to listen Perfect Strangers, with that high hopes.

    I do believe that Apres Vous MUST be in the setlist, and best as the opener, what a powerful song.
    Vincent Price, Hell to pay, Uncommon Man, and maybe Body Line
    From the past I think they could do some highlights of gillan’s career,
    Highway Star, Smoke on The Water, Into the Fire, Strange Kind Of Woman, Woman from Tokio, Lazy, Black Night, Perfect Strangers, Knocking at Your Back Door, The Battle Rages On, Ted The Mechanic, Bananas and Rapture of the Deep.
    Anyway, anyone is well received. . . .Just Come to America!
    Last time I saw them was in 2007, In 2011 they went to Mexico
    so I took the plane with my daughter just to find that they changed the date of the gig. We hope we can catch them twice this time !!

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    Justino Piperno says:

    Space truckin’
    Hard lovin’ man
    Hell to pay
    Apres vous
    Pictures of home
    All the time in the world
    Rapture of the deep
    Uncommon man
    A simple song
    Knockin’ at your back door
    House of pain
    Perfect strangers
    Speed king

    Vincent Price
    Smoke on the water

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    Andres says:

    My personal Now what?! (studio) setlist:

    1- Uncommon man
    2- Apres vous
    3- All the time in the world
    4- Out of hand
    5- Hell to pay
    6- Weirdistan
    7- Blood from a stone
    8- Body line
    9- Above and beyond
    10- A simple song
    11- Vincent Price

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