July 18, 2012 – 1:29 pm

JON LORD R.I.P. 1941-2012

Jon Lord, the former keyboard player with heavy rock band Deep Purple, has died aged 71. Lord co-founded Deep Purple in 1968 and co-wrote many of the group’s songs including Smoke On The Water. He also played with bands including Whitesnake. He had been receiving treatment for pancreatic cancer since last August. He died at the London Clinic on Monday (July 16, 2012), surrounded by family, a statement said. “Jon passes from Darkness to Light,” it added. Lord broke the news of his cancer diagnosis on his website last year, telling fans he would continue to write music as part of his therapy. - BBC

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Danish Yodel - Beware [R-Duck Records 9803, 2CD]

Live at the Vejlby-Risskov Hallen, Aarhus, Denmark; April 24, 1971. Good to very good audience recording.

Danish Yodel - Beware is a popular show and is well circulated among Deep Purple fans. This is the full show with the exception of Into The Fire which is missing the first verse because of a tape flip. Beware is a poem recited by Gillan while the band tune up and fix and amplifiers.

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The tape begins with band warming up and Gillan announcing they will play a new song before “Yodel,” a tune which the used as an introduction to “Speed King” that spring. Just as they crash into the opening power chord of the opening song the electricity goes out. Ian Paice entertains the audience for a couple of minutes while things are sorted out.

Gillan apologizes before the band play “Speed King” as an opener. The ferocity of the song and the aggression with which it is played is an indication this will be Deep Purple in rare form. Their latest single “Strange Kind Of Woman” follows. This version pushes seven minutes long and has hints of the Gillan-Blackmore call-and-response that would be the center of interest in future versions, but the emphasis is upon the instrumental jamming.

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Disc 1
Track 101. Tune-Up (3.3MB)
Track 102. Yodel-Powercut (1.8MB)
Track 103. Drum Solo (6.2MB)
Track 104. Speed King (15.4MB)
Track 105. Strange Kind Of Woman (12.0MB)
Track 106. Into The Fire (3.8MB)
Track 107. Child In Time (28.3MB)
Track 108. Beware (1.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Wring That Neck (27.0MB)
Track 202. Mandrake Root (36.8MB)
Track 203. Black Night (10.4MB)
Track 204. Lucille (8.1MB)

Ian Gillan - vocals
Roger Glover - bass
Jon Lord - keyboards
Ian Paice - drums
Ritchie Blackmore - guitar

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  1. 4 Responses to “DEEP PURPLE - DENMARK 1971”

  2. Thanks Big O!

    By Tom on Jul 18, 2012

  3. Excelente concierto!!!!!
    Sigan sacando conciertos de Deep a ver cual no tengo!!!
    Saludos desde COSTA RICA!!!!!

    By Jimmy on Jul 18, 2012

  4. What Jimmy said! Jon Lord & Deep Purple were (are)fantastic musicians. Sometimes brilliant rock & roll, sometimes a guilty pleasure. Jon Lord introduced me to rock Hammond organ playing. RIP.

    By Hudson Valley Slim on Jul 19, 2012

  5. Two excellent Purple offerings, Big O! Many thanks!

    By golgo hakase on Jul 23, 2012

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