Episode #90 – Deep Purple – Denmark ’72

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Lead up to the Album:

  • Live in Concert 1972/73
  • Scandinavian Nights
  • Live in Copenhagen 1972
  • Performed on March 1, 1972 at KB Hallen in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Same stage Lars would see Deep Purple in February of 1973 at 9 years old. Where they held his tennis tournaments. (February 9, 1973)
  • On December 9 the Mark 3 lineup would debut on that same stage
  • Original building was destroyed in a fire in 2011 but was renovated and reopened in 2019.

Article from CD booklet translated by Frederik Gonzalez Olsen.

Superstar gets people to go to Deep Purple concerts The fact that Ian Gillan sings the role of Jesus on the album version of Jesus Christ Superstar is probably a significant reason for people showing up at the concerts of the beat group Deep Purple.

That’s the opinion of the leader, Jon Lord, who was in transit at Kastrup Airport yesterday, before the concerts at K.B. Hallen tonight, Odense on Friday and Århus on Saturday. 10.000 audience members. How long the group will last, Jon Lord doesn’t know.

He is betting on three years himself. Here, the group’s records are always among the most sold. As a part of a number of groups, he has visited Denmark 11-12 times himself, and finds the Danish audience to be open.

The strange thing about Jon Lord is that he didn’t listen to beat music until he was 16. Earlier, it was just jazz. And he has written a symphony for 38 [can’t read the number properly] instruments (it took him eight months).

– I feel the classical part of me is often expressed through my solos even though we play hard beat, but apparently that just adds colour, says Jon Lord, who plays the organ.

Album Tracks:

  1. Highway Star
  2. Strange Kind of Woman
  3. Child in Time
  4. The Mule
  5. Lazy
  6. Space Truckin’
  7. Fireball
  8. Lucille
  9. Black Night

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