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Deep Purple

Live at the NEC DVD

Review by Gary Hill

This comes from the 2002 tour. Jon Lord had announced his retirement from Deep Purple. Don Airey was the new keyboardist. This show was designed to be a farewell show for Lord and he came out and played with the band for one last time. This concert would be well worth having on DVD if that were the only bit of magic on hand. It's not, though.

The song list is strong. The concert is more than an hour and a half long and the performances are great. The video and audio are both quite good. This is really a keyboard tribute show, but it doesn't mean the rest of the band called it in. It's a great concert, and a great video. It's well worth having for any and all fans of Deep Purple.

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