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Old Dec-06-2011, 7:23 AM
Katy Katy is offline

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The "PHOENIX RISING" DVD is awesome. Even if this would not be your favourite incarnation of DP, the comments of Glenn and (even more) Jon give this release a really exciting and interesting touch, because it gives you some "insights" and some little anecdotes here and there which were generally unknown to the public before. I watched it twice in a row, because it really was exciting to listen to Jon and his view on things. Contrary to Glenn, he has been in the band before already, so its very interesting to hear his impressions and sentiments, now and back in the day, when things started to change and they DID change dramatically when Gillan and Glover left. I think DP was a bit at a dead end at that time. They needed fresh blood and David and Glenn very much were this new blood indeed. That things turned a bit unlucky later on was sad though. Tommy was doubtlessly a fantastic player and composer in his own rights, who (contrary to Ritchie) composed more "for the song" instead of showing off all the time, as others do. He had a great feel and intonation and his diversity stretched so much wider than the range of Purple could support or even "comprehend". DP was not the ideal vehicle for him, this is clear. But I always loved CTTB for sure.
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