Deep Purple with Ian Gillan playing acoustic guitar

From Brian Currin, Music Fan

Deep Purple on US radio show Rockline (WROQ 101) on 3rd May 2000 (not 2001 as shown on the video), doing a cover of Lazy Lester’s ‘You’re Gonna Ruin Me Baby’ with Ian Gillan playing acoustic guitar.

Lazy Lester’s original recording from 1963.

BBC Sessions (via darker than blue)

The Complete BBC Sessions

BBC Sessions UPDATE 2 • EMI have managed to sort out a deal with the owner of two of the unissued sessions. It is likely that there will be a Various Artists BBC Sessions set which will include one or two of the Deep Purple tracks, and this may reach the shops before the full DP set. So unless you really cannot wait, our advice is to hang on for the full CD (though the V/A set may be interesting for other bands). As for the In Concerts, Abbey Road are going t … Read More

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Deep Purple Set List 1st June 2010

Taped intro: Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet

  1. Highway Star
  2. Things I Never Said
  3. Strange Kind Of Woman
  4. Maybe I’m a Leo
  5. Rapture Of The Deep
  6. Fireball (including Into The Fire riff at end)
  7. Contact Lost
  8. Guitar Solo
  9. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
  10. The Well Dressed Guitar
  11. Mary Long
  12. Lazy
  13. No One Came
  14. Keyboard Solo (including excerpt from Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika)
  15. Perfect Strangers
  16. Space Truckin’
  17. Smoke On The Water
  18. Going Down (instrumental) into…
  19. Hush
  20. Bass Solo
  21. Black Night

Songs we can expect in the Deep Purple Set List on 1st June 2010

Here is the list of songs played at the gig on 18th May 2010 in Seoul, South Korea, so we can probably expect the set  list on 1st June in Cape Town to be very similar.

  1. Highway Star
  2. Things I Never Said
  3. Strange Kind Of Woman
  4. Maybe I’m a Leo
  5. Rapture Of The Deep
  6. Fireball
  7. Guitar Solo
  8. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
  9. The Well Dressed Guitar
  10. Mary Long
  11. Lazy
  12. No One Came
  13. Keyboard Solo
  14. Perfect Strangers
  15. Space Truckin’
  16. Smoke On The Water
  17. Hush
  18. Black Night

Hopefully we can also expect to hear ‘When A Blind Man Cries’ which was very popular in South Africa in the 70’s.

Press Release: Lick Library Release Deep Purple and Ritchie Blackmore Guitar tuition DVDs

Press Release – April 2010

Lick Library Release Deep Purple and Ritchie Blackmore Guitar tuition DVDs

To celebrate the 65th birthday of the legendary Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Lick Library has chosenfour DVDs from their vast library of titles, featuring Ritchie’s style of playing.

All of these DVDs are taught by former Joe Satriani pupil, Danny Gill. (Joe Satriani, you will remember, finished the Deep Purple 1993/94 tour so is certain to have passed a lot of this experience on to Danny).

Ritchie Blackmore, a founder member of Deep Purple and Rainbow, is widely regarded as one of the guitar greats. He has been a central figure in the world of rock and an inspiration to a generation of guitarists and Lick Library have put together the definite guitar lesson tutorials to learning how to play like Ritchie Blackmore.

Jam with Deep Purple (RRP £27.99) is a double DVD set with an accompanying CD of tracks without the guitar so you can jam along as you learn. In the two hours of guitar lessons, Danny walks you thorough seven classic Deep Purple tracks, Woman From Tokyo, Lazy, Black Night, Smoke on the Water, Strange Kind Of Woman, Burn, and Highway Star. The backing tracks are featured on the high quality recorded jam along CD recoded with full professional backing band. Now you can not only learn these classic tracks at your own pace, you can play along with a live band including drums, bass, keyboards and rhythm guitar that will always keep in time and can rehearse with you at any time of day you want!!

Learn to Play Deep Purple (RRP £23.99) is a two hour DVD lesson which takes you through note for note through five timeless Deep Purple tracks. In this DVD Danny take a more in depth look at these tracks covering techniques such as bending, picking, and key changes. He also discusses open string licks, use of the tremolo bar and how Ritchie plays those staccato notes.

Ritchie Blackmore The Solos (RRP £23.99) has Danny taking you through the solos of Since You’ve Been Gone, Smoke On The Water, Man On The Silver Mountain, Highway Star and Burn. Each solo is played up to tempo, at a slow tempo and then at a medium tempo. The CD has fifteen backing tracks, one at each tempo for each solos featured on in the Guitar DVD lessons. You can learn at your own pace and build up to full speed.

Quick Licks in the Style of Ritchie Blackmore (RRP £19.99) features more than 30 licks reminiscent of Deep Purple’s Burn. As Danny looks at each Ritchie Blackmore “flavoured” lick he explains why the idea works at that particular point in the backing track. Danny also takes time for a more in-depth look at scales and rhythm and use of a slide.

All Lick Library guitar DVD lessons are filmed in high definition and include the Lick Library trademark double screen so you can see what both hands are doing at the same time. Whether you are just beginning to learn guitar, want to learn tracks note for note, or improve your technique Lick Library has over 20,000 other guitar tuition products to choose from.

Top Twenty-Five Tunes: Uriah Heep

Arranged in chronological order.

  1. Gypsy
  2. Come Away Melinda
  3. Look At Yourself
  4. July Morning
  5. Love Machine
  6. Lady In Black
  7. The Wizard
  8. Easy Livin’
  9. Rainbow Demon
  10. Paradise / The Spell
  11. Sunrise
  12. Blind Eye
  13. Tales
  14. The Magician’s Birthday
  15. Rock ‘n Roll Medley: Roll Over Beethoven, Blue Suede Shoes, Mean Woman Blues, Hound Dog, At The Hop, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Blue Suede Shoes (live 1973)
  16. Seven Stars
  17. Circus
  18. Pilgrim
  19. Prima Donna
  20. Misty Eyes
  21. Free Me
  22. On The Rebound
  23. Time Of Revelation
  24. Wake The Sleeper
  25. Look At Yourself (2009 recording)

Deep Purple: Top Ten Tunes

Ten of my favourite songs by my all-time favourite group, Deep Purple.

  1. Smoke On The Water (live 1972, from Made In Japan) the song and album that started it all for me!
  2. When A Blind Man Cries
  3. Highway Star
  4. Child In Time
  5. Mistreated (incl Rock Me Baby) (live 1975, from Made In Europe)
  6. Strange Kind Of Woman (live 1972, from Made In Japan)
  7. Speed King (piano version)
  8. Burn
  9. Pictures of Home
  10. Black Night (unedited remix 1995)

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course many (many!) more of my other favourites have had to be omitted.

Yes, I know all these songs come from between 1970 and 1975 and feature Ritchie Blackmore … so?