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Axel Rudi Pell’s Magic Moments

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Axel Rudi Pell will be releasing a live 3CD/3DVD album Magic Moments – 25th Anniversary Special Show at the end of April. The show was recorded on July 11th 2014 at the Bang Your Head festival in Balingen, Germany. The reason we mention it here is because of the several covers performed that night together with several people from the Purple family.

The album includes covers of Black Night, Mistreated (performed with Doogie White and Tony Carey), Since You Been Gone (with Graham Bonnet and Doogie White), Long Live Rock´N´Roll (with Doogie White, Graham Bonnet, and Tony Carey), and a grand finale of Smoke On The Water with all guests. Top this up with Bobby Rondinelli on drums, and you have a pretty good chunk of the Rainbow branch of the Purple family tree appearing on stage that night.

His rendition of Black Night is now streaming from the Soundcloud:

Magic Moments – 25th Anniversary Special Show is out via SPV/Steamhammer in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th.

Thanks to Cameron Hons for the info.



3 Comments to “Axel Rudi Pell’s Magic Moments”:

  1. 1
    nupsi59 says:

    This is GREAT!!!

    And ARP and his band are GREAT!!!

    Please check the youtube-channel for his amazing music in the spirit of Blackmore-like-sound!

    Find it out and have a nice Day!

  2. 2
    Dpfender says:

    I’ve heard a couple of these renditions back when he had Jeff Scott Soto. However, I could never get used to his guitar sound. Maybe it’s his vibrato.
    Someone once had the audacity to suggest he replace Steve in DP! Even saying he has Blackmore-like sound is disturbing, but that’s just my opinion.

  3. 3
    nupsi59 says:

    @ 2: Axel Rudi Pell is doing his own thing but the major influence of TMIB is always there!

    Yes, he made a few covers of Deep Purple/Rainbow songs (‘Mistreated’, ‘When a blind Man cries’, ‘Temple of the King’) and played them with his own sound.

    You can never compare him with Mr. Blackmore but it is nice to have some people in this world still playing this kind of music!

    Have a nice Day!

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