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Must be strange for Morse to play 99% of the songs from Blackmore’s time. Why the hell cant find some “new” Blackmore tunes to play if they don’t want to play Morse area songs?
If the new album can’t provide at least 3-4 new songs live then have finally killed the name DEEP PURPLE. I’m starting to think that they just don’t care at all. I hope I’m wrong, but if I’m not then play a last tour with some of the old boys like Simper, Coverdale, Hughes and Blackmore. That would a strong goodbye and we will remember that as the greatest band ever.
Good One Simon. Sarcasm is so hard to translate with the the typed word. Maybe the word “SPOILER” should have been in italics.
Hopefully shows after “Now What?!” is released will include several new tracks. Remember the first of the Purpendicular & Abandon shows having upwards of 6- 8 new songs? I don’t recall the Banana’s or ROTD initial performances including that many. We will see/hear.
I certainly recall the Abandon tour being a corker, but the last two albums did get squeezed on stage even at the start. But they do seem to be keen to kick off the post-April shows with a new set, so let’s see what they come up with.
I know one thing Simon by the time they get back to the “Colonies” they will revert to the same tired CR set list with MAYBE 1 or 2 newbies in there. We have become a product with our obsessions about the past at the expense of creativity and the expression of new ideas. The rank & file demand the hits whilst the diehards would love to see a more modern expression of where the band is NOW.
Personally I would thoroughly enjoy an ENTIRE evening of 1995 and beyond material with only Hwy Star as the intro & a SOTW/Black Night/HUSH/SMOKE medley outro. That should leave about 1 hour 15-30 for everything From Ted, Cisco/Somebody Stole, The WALTZ, Watching The Sky, The Aviator/Fingers, Silver Tongue (Oh that Cunning Linguist!), ROTD & Wanted Man.
Wishful thinking on my part.
Agreed Simon. Last time I saw them, I was lucky to watch from the front row during the US Orchestra Tour. I just hope by the time they come back here to Bruce Payne’s home state that they still have some new tracks in the set. I actually met Bruce’s hair stylist outside that gig. Weird , True & Freaky.
(BTW: How this for trivia. Bruce and his Brother grew up in my hometown and his brother was my Spanish teacher in High School back in the mid-70’s, and my nephews used to shovel snow for their parents back in the day! Useless trivia yes but more than a little nutty)
I’ve got a signed promo 8 X 10 glossy from the Stormbringer promo pack with all the signatures, yes even Blackers, somewhere in storage!
Keep up the yeoman’s work that you do…much appreciations.
Melbourne – An absolute barnstormer of a concert, extremely loud and in your face, 8 rows from the front, track listing: Fireball, Into the Fire, Hard Lovin’ Man, Maybe I’m a Leo, Strange Kinda Woman,
Knockin’ At Your Backdoor, Contact Lost, Guitar Solo, Wasted Sunsets, The Well Dressed Guitar, The Mule, Lazy, No One Came, Keyboard Solo, Perfect Strangers, Space Trucking (not the 19 minute version!) Smoke On The Water, Green Onions, Hush, Bass Solo, Black Night. Stunning!
Saw Adelaide concert tonight. Same setlist as Auckland but minus Battle Rages On. Great, clear, heavy sound and a very appreciative and into-it audience. Very, very tight outfit is Deep Purple circa 2013. Gillan’s voice better than I expected – most of the time anyway. Airey was the real star of the night in my opinion.