"They are still playing basically the same set after
two years. As this was their first visit to Turkey we were
ready for anything, but for the next time they'd better
change the setlist. Also, their playing was little bit under
rehearsed, and lacked improvisation. The role of the keyboard
player was minimal..."
full review by Tarik Burcoglu
left by Tarik Buecoglu, see the full Istanbul
8th 2004. Motion, Bergamo
/ Zingonia, Italy
new band is probably better than the previous one: J.J.
is still a delightful player, the drummer proved himself
powerful and talented, and while I really couldn't hear
much of the keyboard player, he seemed to do a good job
on Jon Lord, Don Airey and Dave Rosenthal's solos. Glenn
was the real star of the night. Joe's voice was not at its
peak: he struggled a bit in performing his vintage material."
by Daniele Purrone
right by Daniele Purrone, see the full Zingonia
March 11th 2004. Z7, Pratteln,
6th 2004. Rio's,
was as good as ever despite the poor audience reaction.
JLT......no, still does nothing for me. Normal JLT posturing,
swearing like a trooper etc. Best thing was it seemed like
a Glenn show at times with JLT off stage for at least 75%
of the time. Glenn mentioned it was the 30th anniversary
of the California Jam, in fact every show Glenn does he
mentions the Cal Jam. Glenn mentioned he would be back later
in the year." Steve Cole
Hold On - You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll - I Surrender - Losing
My Head - Alone I Breathe - Mistreated - Street Of Dreams
- Getting Tighter - You Keep On Moving - Death Alley Driver
- Stormbringer Encores:- Devil's Road - Spotlight Kid -
review by Tim Summers
8th 2004. Mean
Fiddler, London new
the Hughes part was good! Glenn belied his years with an
excellent display. The range of his voice was incredible.
The unaccompanied singing at the end of Mistreated was
utterly spectacular. He was good-humoured & funny, his bass
playing superb - a true star.
As for Turner.... 'rock star poseur' writ large. Glen IS
a star - he didn't have to try to prove it. I hope Glenn
comes back soon (sans Turner). Maybe without the guitarist
too - he did not impress and he came close to ruining Mistreated
by messing around with the riff. Please note JJ, less is
more (and bin the titfer)." Mark Bulldeath.
Lynn Turner had his moments with Rainbow material such as
'I Surrender', 'Death Alley Driver' and within the encore
'Spotlight Kid'. It was noticeable however that Glenn seemed
to be the lead man of the show with Joe sometimes off stage
altogether during certain slots. The cynics would say that
the pair of them relied very heavily on old material but for
me it made a truly legendary performance to remember..."
review by Ray Fox
2004 DPAS/Darker Than Blue.
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