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A journey to go on

Elizabeth the opera singer dives into the Purple pool (heeding our suggestion, perhaps?). She goes straight for the deep end with her analysis of Child in Time from the 1970 Granada TV performance and comes up suitably impressed by everyone involved.

Thanks to Mike Whiteley for the heads up.

10 Comments to “A journey to go on”:

  1. 1
    Micke says:

    I love.. it too! 😀

  2. 2
    George Martin says:

    She starts off by saying she has never heard any Deep Purple. I don’t believe it. I mean how is this possible? They have only been around 53 years and have sold over 100 million albums and she has never heard them before. I have no problem with her comments but you would have to be living in a cave some where on a deserted island to have never heard any Deep Purple. Next she will say I never heard of the Beatles also. I’m sorry but I don’t buy it.

  3. 3
    Matti says:

    Very nice and interesting reactions, and expected, too.
    Somehow I find it hard to believe that she had never heard Deep Purple before.
    Well, we all live inside our bubbles, so maybe…

  4. 4
    Andy says:

    This was a cool video. It would have been fun to see her react to end of the studio version of Child In Time.

  5. 5
    DeeperPurps says:

    George @2 and Matti @3. Excellent points. However I am not all that surprised that she might not have heard of Deep Purple. The lady is an American in her early 30’s, probably born in the late 1980’s. By that time in America, Reunion-era Mark II Purple were already waning. She probably would not have been exposed to any Deep Purple music before well into her adolescence which would have been around the turn of the millennium. Purple has not really had any profile to speak of in the USA since reunion-era Mark II, and even that was fleeting. Purple have been ignored by mainstream radio and other media for most of the past 30 or more years. The fact that they even eked out a showing in the RRHOF in 2016 several decades later than than they should have, speaks to the general ignorance of the rock music media / industry about Deep Purple’s contribution to the genre. I have met many many people in their 20’s and 30’s who have never heard of Deep Purple, or who only have a passing familiarity with the name because of exposure to Smoke on the Water. Meanwhile one would be led to believe that Led Zeppelin was the be all and end all of classic rock music. This speaks to the level of hype generated by the rock music media/industry even to this day. Zeppelin are the beneficiaries of it while Purple are the wallflowers. Sad but true.

  6. 6
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Don’t get me started on Led Zep or certain Scottish clansmen will don the flower imprint blouses of their mothers, knot them underneath their nipples and admonish me!

    I’m sure she’s heard DP in her life, just not consciously. She’d recognize SOTW and Hush for sure. A lot of people are like that. The songs have eclipsed the band. I’d say that in most of Europe, Hush, Black Night, Child in Time and SOTW are embedded in collective memory of most people even if they don’t know the name of the band. But Child in Time especially was always vastly more popular in Europe than the US.

    I’ve never met anyone who knew a single song from Come Taste The Band that was not a Purple fan him-/herself or exposed to someone (elder brother or sister) who was. Once you leave the inner circle, even people with knowledge of Mk III material become rare. The Burn cover is most likely a more lasting and popular image than any of the songs contained on the album.

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    MacGregor says:

    Yes indeed, better to leave the ‘Lead Balloon’ out of the equation this time me thinks! I am not sure of your meaning in regards to ‘knot them underneath their nipples’? It sort of sounds rather painful. Cheers.

  8. 8
    Micke says:

    I personally, prefer the studio version of this great song. Anyway, I would like to watch her reaction to Hard Loving Man.. the turmoil of it.

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    Dr. Bob says:

    Ever since I saw Elizabeth’s reaction and breakdown of Stagazer I’ve been waiting in anticipation of her doing Child in Time. Because of her background in opera and experience as a vocal coach she is very insightful in her explanation and apprecation of what she is hearing. I love this because I can appreciate my favorite songs on another level. I’ve seen another reaction video of Child in Time from a vocal coach who explained that what Gillan had the uncanny ability to scream in falsetta while staying in pitch. I thought it was cool when Elizabeth went into greater depth on how Gillan does that and his range of expression as well as scale.

    I believe that she didn’t know Deep Purple, Rainbow, or Judas Priest until someone talked her into doing reaction videos. It is not uncommon for a person who has devoted their life to the study and perfromance of opera, jazz, or classical music to not pay attention to pop, rock, or contemporary music. I would also bet that most people who I know in general have never heard Child in Time or Stargazer and as I don’t know hardly any pop since the grunge scene.

  10. 10
    Jay Tee says:

    I used to find it unbelievable that any performer in any genre of music had not heard of Deep Purple. Thats me being biased. So, imagine my surprise when Tommy Bolin explained he had not heard of DP until he joined. Was this a Chinese whisper or was it a legit statement from Tommy?


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