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Deep Purple Live: They All Came Down to Montreux [Blu-ray]

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  • 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.

    Posted on March 10, 2010