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Razzle Dazzle

Razzle Dazzle, from Ian Gillan’s Contractual Obligation #1. Not my favourite track off Bananas, but good to see it being pulled out of a dusty closet for a live appearance.

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20 Comments to “Razzle Dazzle”:

  1. 1
    Jesper Amtorp says:

    Always liked this one😎👍

  2. 2
    al says:

    This is Gillan-esque that has no place for a Deep Purple album.Absolutely crap song.One of the worst Deep Purple songs.Embarrassing.

  3. 3
    Alket Kellici says:


  4. 4
    D'ablo Bicasso says:

    I believe it’s one of Ian’s favorites

  5. 5
    Podzilla says:

    Brilliant stuff. Don Airey‘s band is amazing, säe them live for several times, they know their stuff. And IG remembering all the lyrics, nice one. Between an orgy of destruction and a wonderful time :-). Lovely!

  6. 6
    Alan says:

    Respect for Ian for pulling out something different but Razzle Dazzle has to be one of the worst DP tracks ever… ploddy, cheesy and just… awful.

  7. 7
    Kim Peters says:

    I’e always enjoyed “Razzle Dazzle.”
    Thanks for posting.

  8. 8
    Kim Peters says:

    I’ve always enjoyed, “Razzle Dazzle.”
    Thanks for posting.

  9. 9
    BreisHeim says:

    Pull out Bananas again and listen!
    Don’s solo on Razzle Dazzle is wonderful!
    It’s a good song, you morose old geezers!

  10. 10
    Sleepy Cat says:

    Anything from “Bananas” and “Rapture…” is worth being brought back on stage, those 2 Bradford-produced albums are fantastic. “Razzle Dazzle” may be a bit of a filler, but a good one. It makes me think of 80’s Uriah Heep, the Goalby-era, mixed with older rock’n’roll. Well done Ian.

  11. 11
    Scott says:

    Odd song for DP for sure, but one that I’ve always liked. Nice to hear some of the stuff that doesn’t make a usual live set.

  12. 12
    Rajaseudun Rampe says:

    Never liked this song. But it was fun to see this footage. Great to see Mr Gillan doing what he pleases to do. After seeing this I don’t hate song anymore.

  13. 13
    mike whiteley says:

    One of my 3 least favorite tunes of the Morse era ( Girls Like That and On Top Of The World are the others ) It doesn’t differ much from the studio version here.The back-up singers work nicely
    I always thought that Fools would be a great choice for an orchestral outing.

    Lest we forget,the 2019 touring season starts in the US this week. First shows since Mexico,last Fall.
    I hope to see lots of reviews here.

  14. 14
    Kalle says:

    I recommend this BluRay. absoluteley fantastic. Great Don-Airey Band.

  15. 15
    Adel Faragalla says:

    I think people and fans should look more beyond the album cover and the title of bananas album. Bananas has a great depth and width of broad spectrum of materials. The only problem that the album lacked an identity as it was the end for Jon Lord and tge beginning of Don Airey contrition. Also the production was rushed I think. I hope one day Roger Glover will spend some time remixing the tracks and give the songs some justice. Now please go and play the song second track from the album called ‘the sun goes down’ and admire Don Airey musical statement as if he is screaming on the organ saying l am here now for the long haul. God bless you all. DP songs will never stop growing and reaching bigger audience.

  16. 16
    Raziel666 says:

    According to Darker than Blue blog, Simon McBride (the guitarist for this release and the Don Airey band), is rumored to take Steve Morse’s place – at least for live concerts, in case he is unable to perform.

    Is there any truth to this?

  17. 17
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @16: According to DTB blog is streching it a bit… A reader of the blog submitted a review where he writes “Possible-rumoured-Steve-Morse-live-understudy- (if needed)”. That doesn’t say much to me at least.

  18. 18
    Rune Busk says:

    I think the titletrack is best

  19. 19
    Sammy Barsom says:

    I think they have done the best album. They are not the same band without ritchie

  20. 20
    Rock Voorne says:

    @ 15


    And let him extend some of the songs.

    SUN GOES DOWN(Hi Tracy)is one of my favs of the Morse era yet they dont play it live end edited/faded it when it got interesting…

    I regularly think that of older songs as well : WTF HAPPENED IN THE TIME THEY FADED AWAY?!

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