Canada (Ottawa), June 19, 2005 Review

artist: Deep Purple date: 08/26/2005 category: live concerts

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Deep Purple: Canada (Ottawa), June 19, 2005
Deep Purple were great, they had a real presence there and were rockin' like they always have.
 Sound: 8
 Perfomance: 10
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9.3
Canada (Ottawa), June 19, 2005 Reviewed by: by-tor2112, on august 26, 2005
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Sound: First - Mountain - terrible sound, not so great singer and whiny screeching solos that go on for ever. But, what do you expect from a one hit wonder from Montreal? April Wine were up next and were a hell of a relief after Mountain. April Wine aren't as popular as they should be, I mean I had never actually heard them before this concert and they rocked! They had better sound and equipment than Mountain but still not the best they could. After April Wine got the crowd going Deep Purple came out and just rocked the place! Ian Gillian has lost his amazing singing voice and was having a bit of trouble. Without Mountain I would have put a 5 for sound but that's life eh? // 8

Perfomance: For this I will stick to April Wine and Deep Purple. April Wine was definitely a monotony breaker after Mountain, they got the crowd going. It was interesting they had 2 different singers who would trade in between songs, all 3 guitarists did solos and one of them the singer/bass guitarist looked like a young Randy Bachman. Deep Purple were great, they had a real presence there and were rockin' like they always have. Their guitarist Steve Morris did a sort of solo ballad for the people who were in the Colombia when it crashed. John Lord is a great keyboardist, he did some variation of a symphony by Bach and did Oh Canada and some Star Wars stuff before he did a bunch of his own stuff. Finally Ian Paice did very well on the drums. He is a left handed drummer and he plays the drums very fluidly. Chez 106 had some of those yellow balls flying around and they ended up on the stage a couple times and the guitarists had to keep kicking them off. // 10

Overall Impression: The concert was in Ottawa, Canada on June 19 and at the Corel Center. It was a three band thing so there wasn't exactly an opener. But naturally Deep Purple was the big part of the show. They played all their best songs and then some. The tickets were about $65 and it was definitely worth it. If they have another gig in Montreal, Toronto or Ottawa it would be great and I would definitely go again. // 10

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