DEEP PURPLE RELEASE “PERFECT STRANGERS” CLIP FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING LIVE ALBUM, “…TO THE RISING SUN IN TOKYO”
As previously reported, Deep Purple will release two live albums on September 18th, ..From The Setting Sun in Waken and …To The Rising Sun in Tokyo. The band has released a clip from the Tokyo CD. Watch their performance of Perfect Strangers below.
From the Setting Sun… (In Wacken) has been filmed by 9 HD cameras at Wacken Open Air Festival 2013. For the first time in Deep Purple’s history, the band will release a 3D version of their performance on Blu-ray, filmed at Wacken.
…To the Rising Sun (In Tokyo) has been filmed by 12 HD cameras at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo in April 2014.
To read more about these releases, please click here. Also, to view Deep Purple performing Smoke on the Water on NBC’s Today Show, click here.
In related news, original Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, recently stated that he might make a brief return to playing rock music.
I think “Perfect Strangers” is a very good album, (Their US tour in 1985 out-grossed every artist that year except Bruce Springsteen), and I also think Steve Morse is a very legit replacement. This band has managed to still keep their integrity through the loss of some original band members, by sticking to what they do best. Straight up rocking out. Not that many bands can do that anymore. I don’t think this is a “Skynyrd” situation.
I often bust Blackmore’s stones about his Medieval streak, but I’ll bet that if he fires up the Marshall amps, he WILL have an ass kicking band behind him. I think he sees the appetite for Deep Purple music out there, and is thinking “Hey, I had something to do with that”! Joe Lynn Turner certainly wants to be in the fold, if anything happens, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he hired some young hotshot. I hope he doesn’t force his wife into the show.