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Exquisite synchronicity

Deep Purple opened the next min-leg of tour and they have included three new songs in the setlist: Vincent Price, All the Time in the World and Body Line. These were performed in Rabat and Kavarna, with the next night in Plovdiv reportedly Above and Beyond taking the place of Body Line.

It appears that the whole show in Rabat was filmed professionally with clips starting to appear on Youtube:

Hard Loving Man and Vincent Price

Lazy and Body Line

There’s more where it came from.

22 Comments to “Exquisite synchronicity”:

  1. 1
    Eirik Solum says:

    Lazy sounds good.
    But Body Line, they have to rehearse! 🙂 Great song on the record. Sounds like Gillan gives up in the last verse…

  2. 2
    ao says:

    All The Time In The World live is excellent!

  3. 3
    Scott says:


    Both those songs sounded Incredible live. GILLAN’S voice was also incredibly powerful on the new songs. I was going to ask how is it he sounds better on the new songs then he does on the old but I just answered my own question which I will share with you.

    The reason Gillan sounds so good on the new stuff is he’s singing with in he range. Unfortunatley The older songs from 30 – 40 years ago are now way out of his range.

    That shuffle PAICEY’S doing on the Hi-Hat. He does it with incredible ease. I tried it at Practice tonight and my right now almost fell off.

  4. 4
    Ivica says:

    Vincent Price was hit with NW!? Good hard rock song, great instrumetal solutions, powerful sound, the final scream Ian can be a problem in live performances, can he still!?
    Body Line .. by guitar phrase recalls the Walk This Way ..Aerosmith
    jazz-funky atmosphere, I liked him immediately on first listen
    miraculous Morse-Airey .. and answer why Paice and Glover is one of the best rhythm section in rock, and Ian good singing, by clip seems to not know a
    word,and wheat from the floor
    Body Line will nicely fit in concert blues- funky corner: Lazy, No One Came, Body Line
    A new set list at least 50% -50% of old and new materials / NW!? / /
    NW!? fantastic, exciting album, no weak moments
    Ian Gillan to all new lyrics to memorize…. QUICKLY !!!

    Long Live DP !!!!

  5. 5
    Martin says:

    Bob Ezrin said in that KLOS interview that they can play the whole new album, and I know they will, but for now we are too acostumed to the sound of this fantastic new record, so when I listened to this new live songs I felt like that something was missing.

    Obviously it’s not the same sound, but also you can see that they are kind of nervous when playing the new stuff, just check them playing All the Time in the World and the amazing change when they start The Well Dressed Guitar or playing Perfect Strangers “just like back in home again”. . . . Gillan looked too distracted looking were to read the lyrics, well it was a festival and anything can happen. . . .

    I also found that since they played three new songs, were mainly Morse guitar songs, none were Airey Hammond songs (Apres Vous, Hell to Pay, A Simple Song or Uncommon Man), why? hard to understand. . . . By the way, Airey was too low on the mix.

    To me, Vincent Price was a real good performance and it looks like it’s going to be regular on the setlist, maybe that’s why Roger Glover never looked happier playing a song!

    Anyway, I Love it!, It’s a nice start and it’s pretty clear that the answer to the question Now What?! it’s simple (as always it is), practice until become natural, and that will happen sooner than you think. . .


  6. 6
    Dave says:

    Body Line is a fantastic, swinging track and yet it doesn’t seem to work to well. They’ll have to work on it.

  7. 7
    MacGregor says:

    Gillan doing an Ozzy, reading the new song lyrics off the stage. I like Vincent Price & Bodyline, they should just play the complete new album & a handful of previous material! They need to leave Hard Lovin Man out, Gillan has trouble with that vocal, it is after all a tour de force vocally from his glory days! Lazy sounds a bit out to me, but maybe I am used to Blackmore & Lord nailing! Play more new material guys!

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    FULL SHOW in Kavarna :


  9. 9
    micke says:

    It’s my dog, it’s (he’s) called Rover… ha,ha!

  10. 10
    Rumen says:

    + Above and Beyond in Plovdiv! 🙂

  11. 11
    Thunderhawk says:

    I got to say, apart from Vincent Price, which i think is one of the best songs from the album, i’m a bit dissapointed about the songs they choose to play.
    Although they al sounded great, i expected a little more.
    They have killer album, with more then a few great rockers, tho they choose to play Body Line and All the Time in the World, which aren’t bad songs don’t get me wrong, but are far from the highlights from the new album in my opinion.
    Same goes for Above and Beyond the night after.

    Where are songs like Hell to Pay, or Uncommon Man, and i would love to hear Weirdistan live, and Aprs Vous can go on for the new Speed Kind with some kick ass Morse and Airey Guitar/Organ dueling.

    If you ask me, tey don’t even make the best out of the songs their new album has to offer, kind of a let down if you ask me.

  12. 12
    al says:

    don’t like it,I guess the band is right when they say youtube is not the source to listen to the music.it doesn’t capture the real “feel ” of the performance.Ian is struggling with Vincent Price.

  13. 13
    NWO says:

    Awesome stuff!!
    Thanks for the post!

  14. 14
    Chip says:

    3 songs? That’s all. Come on guys….you can squeeze in 5 or 6. And Bodyline instead of Out of Hand, Simple Song or Aprez Vouz? They sound great too, which makes the lack of new songs even more sad.

  15. 15
    Sara says:

    Would i have known just how good Now What?! is, i would’ve gotten it earlier.

  16. 16
    Juraj says:

    Great,powerfull and amazing how Purps rock in Rabat!Thanks for the chance to see it.I love it.

  17. 17
    Mike says:

    I’m incredibly dissapointed. For a band that put out such an incredible album, these songs sound weak and under rehearsed live. The band doesn’t sound like they know the material, like they’re struggling to get through it. And for Gillan,whose voice is finally within it’s proper range, there’s no excuse for him to struggling with vocals that are in his lower to upper mid range. It sounds like he can’t sing anymore here.

    Seriously boys, Rehearsal!!!!! I know you can do better than this! C’mon!

  18. 18
    T says:

    Deep Purple had no interest and in fact resisted the idea of playing anything from the new album due to the internet issue and the fact that new numbers would cut into the playlist. However, the band gets a big round of kudos for doing not just one–but THREE numbers from the new album.

    The first two worked well despite being very “safe” versions that closely followed the studio cuts. “Body Line” sounded under-rehearsed and the band struggled a bit perhaps in places. Roger Glover always says every album should have a shuffle–but that does not necessarily translate to a set list!

    Still, a great effort and one that should pay dividends in the future supporting an album that may turn out to be the most successful in years. The inclusion of new numbers should connote an enthusiasm on their part over the new product.

    Expect to see these new numbers shift. “Hell to Pay” is perfect as a vehicle for extended soloing (as “Space Truckin'” was in the early years) as well as audience participation, even if I personally do not care for that kind of thing. The hardcore fans would like to see an extended, improvised “Uncommon Man”. Any number of songs from the new album have the potential to become instant classics. Ezrin commented that Deep Purple is capable of playing them all live. Shifting them from show to show is likely.

    I have played Now What?! over and over for weeks and it has not lost its luster. I got to bed with a tune in my head and wake up with it in the morning. It is great to see the band taking these numbers to the stage. They should garner greater and greater applause as attendees become more familiar with the album.

    I haven’t been this excited since Abandon. I even had a dream that I met Gillan again! It is a good time to be a Deep Purple fan.

  19. 19
    MatsB says:

    Scott, #3:
    I saw them in Munich last fall. During that concert Gillan was doing very very well also with the old songs. (he’s not in his twenties anymore so the expectations need to be set accordingly, no more Child in time;-) He did much better than I had heard as far back as the Purpendicular tour. Personally I attribute that to a concious effort by the band to introduce more+longer solos and interplay inside the songs, giving the vocal chords some rest during the songs and not just between the same. (May of course also have helped, that the entire band was upbeat, being satisfied with the production and performance of/on the new CD….)

  20. 20
    Roberto says:

    I hope they will play Uncommon Man and Aprez Vous for the italian dates together with Vincent price and Above and Beyond but dropping this almost amatorial version of Body line…

  21. 21
    ao says:


    The Kavarna performance in the audience shot video above seems better than the Rabat pro-shot performance. Ater they get a few more shows under their belt with the new material is going to be amazing. The improvements after jus one show are astonishing.

    Can’t wait until they get to the USA!

  22. 22
    Dr. Bob says:

    #11, I agree with you. I’m shocked that they aren’t doing Hell to Pay. Weirdistan & Apre Vous seem perfect for a live performance.

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