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Best show from the Perfect Strangers tour?


Anybody have any views on this? I can think of more average-to-bad ones than good when it comes to Gillan's voice and Blackmore's playing...'though maybe it's because I'm currently listening to Zurich '85, which (IMO) falls into the average-to-bad category emoticon.

I only saw them once on that tour...Knebworth - maybe I should play the CD instead emoticon.

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Isn´t Zürich the one that goes under the name "The Perfect Live Album"?
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Milan Fahrnholz wrote:

Isn´t Zürich the one that goes under the name "The Perfect Live Album"?



...ah, the irony emoticon.

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COW PALACE (San Francisco)
April 1985....What a great concert!

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The first concert in Detroit at Joe Louis Arena. It was superb. The band was smokin' and Gillan sounded better than pretty good, excellent at times, except for the guitar/vocal duel. 'Speed King' as an encore was one of the best versions that I have ever heard. Just a fine performance all around.

The second show was almost as good. Gillan was sounding a bit rough at times. It was still an excellent show, though.

If you were at one of those concerts, or any other at the time, you had to know that Ian's voice wouldn't hold up for the entire tour. It was great to catch them at their peak during that tour.

I have stated this before, a cd from that show (1st) should be released and maybe even a video. It was that good.
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 February 28th through March 3rd, 1985 at the Worcester Centrum in Massachusetts...the first two shows completely sold out in less than 45 minutes, necessitating the addition of a 3rd show! Absolutely killer concerts!
 This was also the time that BigIan cracked up half the place - and Blackmore, too! emoticon - by forgetting the words to "Highway Star". Actually, Gillan started the first verse again when he should've been singing the 2nd one...so, he rapidly improvised, "Nobody's gonna take my car, it's gonna break the speed of sound...but these words are wrong, I'll have to turn this song around!" emoticon

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I have 2 complete shows from that tour:

1. Chicago Feb 16, 1985 (Strangers At Your Backdoor) Gillan sounds very hoarse on this one. The band is great but...

2. Zurich July 14, 1985 - Gillan's voice is much better than above. Still not as good as Detroit.

I have Highway Star from Detroit 1985. It is awesome. Wish I had the rest of that show!

I also have 2 songs from Adelaide Nov 30, 1984. Highway Star and Perfect Strangers.
The sound quality of the bootleg is a step below Detroit, but the band sounds good and Gillan's voice is fine. The mix has the drums up front and then the rest of the instruments - Gillan is further down in the mix. Still these are great songs and I would love to have the whole show.




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quote:

Ormandy wrote:

COW PALACE (San Francisco)
April 1985....What a great concert!



You are sure that was in April? They were here in Long Beach in Feb...so I would have thought SF would be around the same time. The show I saw was very good but Blackmore was a bit of a disappointment, playing with his wammy, sloppy playing he seemed a bit drunk. Gillan and everybody else were spot on.

John
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JohnH wrote:

quote:

Ormandy wrote:

COW PALACE (San Francisco)
April 1985....What a great concert!



You are sure that was in April? They were here in Long Beach in Feb...so I would have thought SF would be around the same time.
John



The Cow Palace show was the night before Long Beach (31st Jan '85).

They did, however, play in Portland OR in April.

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AMEN!!!!!!!! I WAS FREAKING THERE AT DETROIT'S JOE LOUIS ARENA FEB.19 1985......AND DEEP PURPLE, ESPECIALLY GILLAN, WERE PHENOMENAL! I HAVE HEARD GILLAN AND PURPLE WERE GOOD BEFORE DETROIT AND AFTER VERY GOOD,VICE A VERSA,SOMETIMES AMAZING SO FORTH.......BUT I AM SUPER BLESSED TO HAVE TRULY WITNESSED PURPLE AT THEIR VERY PEAK BASED ON THEIR 1984 REUNION EFFORTS.IT JUST MAY HAVE BEEN THE BEST SHOW FROM THE PERFECT STRANGERS TOUR.
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