Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Deep Purple Live They All Came Down to Montreux |
Actors: Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan, Don Airey
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Studio: Uni Dist Corp (music) Release Date: 02/26/2008
T. Mok | NJ, United States | 01/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was a big fan of Deep Purple back in the early 80's. My favorite configuration was Mark II, which I am sure is a lot of people's favorite as well. Since their reunion, I bought a couple of their newer CDs, but never really got into the newer sound too much. I think it sounds too "commercial". In other words, they have sold out. Then I didn't listen to them for a while. I didn't even know that they had picked up a new guitarist -- Steve Morse. This Blu-ray is a bit of a surprise. First, the image and sound quality of Blu-ray is superb. Steve Morse is the biggest surprise. He is great. I like him a lot, more so than Ritchie Blackmore. He gives Deep Purple an updated sound. They now sound more like a modern heavy metal band, even though many of the songs are still classics. It is quite refreshing. Don Airey is not John Lord, but he is every bit as virtuoso. Unfortunately, I do have to agree with the last couple of reviewers -- Ian Gillan's voice is lacking. At 63, he should be thinking of retirement. Then again, without Ian Gillan, Deep Purple will not be Deep Purple. May be they will be lucky (like Queen and Paul Rodgers) in finding a singer that can replace Ian Gillan. Overall, I enjoy this Blu-ray, and would recommend it to any Deep Purple fans."
Deep Purple, concert
Wojciech Augustyniak | 03/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like always Deep Purple, Live very impressive. Sound good but 7.1 missing again. Overall very good concert."
A fantastic show with a twist on "Smoke on the Water."
Hoss Coog | EZF, TX | 08/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you are a Deep Purple fan, stop reading now and buy this blu ray.
Seriously, stop what you're doing and put this in your cart.
Now, for those of you on the fence. This is a solid blu ray to add to your collection. I was disappointed in Ian Gillan's vocals. He could have had an off night, but he sounded a bit strained. I've long gotten over Ritchie Blackmore's departure and think the band plays better with Steve Morse on guitar. He's not a source of tension like Blackmore was and it shows as the band is tight and you can tell that they enjoy performing together.
Still getting used to not seeing Jon Lord on the organ and keyboards, but Don Airey is no slouch and he and the band have a good chemistry.
Would have liked for them to have included "Perfect Strangers" in the set list, but that's just a personal favorite. Great jazz take on "Smoke on the Water" before they kicked it into gear and rocked out on it. Was cool to see them perform the song where it was written.
Picture quality is great and sound quality is superb. Bonus concert included from the Hard Rock Cafe.