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He's man enough to keep the dP flame alive.



What's about being "a man enough" about that? Is that not the contrary: sitting back, playing safe, relying on a brand name?

That's why they play mostly Mk2 material: that's what people know. Even the 18-year-olds IG talks about.

I'm really glad the band is still in existence, but let's keep things in perspective. emoticon
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He's man enough to keep the dP flame alive.



What's about being "a man enough" about that? Is that not the contrary: sitting back, playing safe, relying on a brand name?

That's why they play mostly Mk2 material: that's what people know. Even the 18-year-olds IG talks about.

I'm really glad the band is still in existence, but let's keep things in perspective. emoticon



My point saying that, is more that along with Glover and Paice , Gillan keeps playin 200 gigs a year, and I'm sorry but you gotta be a strong man to be capable of doing that.
Of course, it's probably a safer approach than Ritchie in the genre and in the career-move, but it must be harder physically speaking.
That's all. Respect to all dP or ex-dP members. I believe they're all hard working people.



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I was in Manchester on the front row and had an EXCELLENT night because I am a massive fan of the band as long as Ian Gillan is in it.

However, they should remove Space Truckin' from teh set or restructure the approach to the high bits because Gillan simply cannot cut it any more and it's a strain to hear.

They should also play MORE rarer songs and raplace Things I Never Said and Wrong Man with other Rapture tracks.

These smaller UK gigs just ttract hardcore dfans that would go regardless, only in Europe and the States do they need to play so many songs from 1970-1973 to keep the audience awake.
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Short review of Galsgow gig:





Try to guess the set list from last night's gig. Go on, guess.

Wrong! emoticon

It was:

Highway Star
Things I Never Said
Not Responsible
Strange Kind Of Woman
Wasted Sunsets
Rapture Of The Deep
Fireball
Contact Lost / Steve Morse solo / Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
The Well-Dressed Guitar
Wring That Neck
No One Came
Don Airey solo / The Battle Rages On
Space Truckin'
Steve Morse solo / Smoke On The Water
Hush
Black Night

The band played in top form, Steve and Don especially seeming to click
together better than ever. Steve's solos reminded me of his early years with
the band when he convinced me that he was worthy of joining the greatest
rock band in the world. Don's solo was both playful and technically
stunning. The omission of a drum solo was noted -- when Ian Paice does
"that" break in the middle of Space Truckin' there's a huge roar from the
crowd as we think he's going to do a proper solo... then he doesn't. Ah
well. Ian Gillan was struggling a bit but entertains us with his banter and
improvisations so that we don't care when when he can't quite make the
notes.

Same old songs? I don't think so! Not enough new songs? Well... maybe, but
Deep Purple have always been about more than the songs -- it's the
improvisations, the solos, the way they play around with the songs so you're
hearing something different every time. All that was there, making
everything sound fresh.

I know some people say the magic has gone and the band has become
predictable and lost its edge. I don't feel that when I'm in a gig. I didn't
feel that for any of the hour and 40-odd minutes the band was on stage last
night. And you people won't believe this when you're watching the crappy
Youtube bootlegs, but when you're there in the hall and feeling the power
vibrating through your kneecaps or marvelling at the dazzling light show or
laughing at some new twist on an old song or just swept up in the emotion of
the thing, you know the magic hasn't gone anywhere.

When I say a Deep Purple gig is the best I've ever seen, I always mean it.
Nothing else comes close. No matter what I may occasionally say about other
bands, Deep Purple are still the best there is, the best there ever was and
the best there ever will be.






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And you're right too David. A great band they are.

To those of you who complain about the setlist, you need to understand that the band have to try to play songs that goes down well with the majority of the crowd, not only with the diehards like us.

The wibe is crusial in the arena or whatever.
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This is a great playlist. Not even in my wildest dreams (or maybe yes)had I imagine dP playing WS or Not Responsible Live.
Same for No one came, Wring that neck, Battle rages on.

Hopefully they'll play all that on wednesday in Belgium. I always have a great time seeing them too.

Youtube -and to a certain extent forum like this -kill the surprise and give a fake idea of a concert.
Now that I know they might play WS and Not Responsible, I'll have less of a surprise or a boost of adrenaline, but nevertheless it thrills me to know they keep adding, changing stuff to the setlist.

I have seen them 5 times for the Rotd, and each time the setlist was different, not by much, but stil...

Greatest band ever!

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The Astoria gig in 2006 was definately the best I've seen for setlist. They played seven songs from the new album, Sometimes I feel Like Screaming, Contact Lost and Living Wreck - as well as the usual warhorses minus Speed King and Hush.
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The Astoria gig in 2006 was definately the best I've seen for setlist.



I would agree with that.

I think that gig proves that DP are willing and able to play new songs, and that they would probably prefer to if they had the chance. They knew that gig was going to be hard-core fans only, and we would want that kind of set list, so they siezed their opportunity to play it. In the bigger gigs, they know they have to keep the "ordinary" fans happy, so that's what they do.

They play what the audience wants at each gig, and you shouldn't criticise a band for doing that.



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Short review of Galsgow gig:





Try to guess the set list from last night's gig. Go on, guess.

Wrong! emoticon

It was:

Highway Star
Things I Never Said
Not Responsible
Strange Kind Of Woman
Wasted Sunsets
Rapture Of The Deep
Fireball
Contact Lost / Steve Morse solo / Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
The Well-Dressed Guitar
Wring That Neck
No One Came
Don Airey solo / The Battle Rages On
Space Truckin'
Steve Morse solo / Smoke On The Water
Hush
Black Night

The band played in top form, Steve and Don especially seeming to click
together better than ever. Steve's solos reminded me of his early years with
the band when he convinced me that he was worthy of joining the greatest
rock band in the world. Don's solo was both playful and technically
stunning. The omission of a drum solo was noted -- when Ian Paice does
"that" break in the middle of Space Truckin' there's a huge roar from the
crowd as we think he's going to do a proper solo... then he doesn't. Ah
well. Ian Gillan was struggling a bit but entertains us with his banter and
improvisations so that we don't care when when he can't quite make the
notes.

Same old songs? I don't think so! Not enough new songs? Well... maybe, but
Deep Purple have always been about more than the songs -- it's the
improvisations, the solos, the way they play around with the songs so you're
hearing something different every time. All that was there, making
everything sound fresh.

I know some people say the magic has gone and the band has become
predictable and lost its edge. I don't feel that when I'm in a gig. I didn't
feel that for any of the hour and 40-odd minutes the band was on stage last
night. And you people won't believe this when you're watching the crappy
Youtube bootlegs, but when you're there in the hall and feeling the power
vibrating through your kneecaps or marvelling at the dazzling light show or
laughing at some new twist on an old song or just swept up in the emotion of
the thing, you know the magic hasn't gone anywhere.

When I say a Deep Purple gig is the best I've ever seen, I always mean it.
Nothing else comes close. No matter what I may occasionally say about other
bands, Deep Purple are still the best there is, the best there ever was and
the best there ever will be.







Cheers for the review mate!

Didn't get to a gig on this tour as I broke my ankle (sob!) but it's good to know they are performing well and tinkering around with the setlist!

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Ouch! Hope you're hobbling around in time for the next tour, Rahul. There will be a new album next year so the tour should be interesting emoticon



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