The Deep Purple singer and bassist was at Casino Estoril to meet the fans, and play and sing hits like “Stormbringer” or “Smoke on the Water”, today they will be at the Porto Coliseum, if you can, don’t miss it.
Glenn Hughes was the bassist and voice of the mythical Deep Purple, known as the ‘Voice of Rock’, and is part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he also played for another supergroup, The Dead Daisies, and was in Estoril to present a show ‘Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live – Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the BURN Album’.
Deep Purple’s album ‘BURN‘ was the star that shone at yesterday’s concert, with Glenn on bass and Soren Andersen on guitar, Ash Sheehan on drums, and Bob Fridzema on keyboards.
In the presentation of the concert, Glenn recalled that “It was 50 years ago, in the summer of 1973, that Deep Purple’s BURN album was written at Clearwell Castle, in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom”, and adds “It was recorded later in October in Montreux, Switzerland. We all became one in this century-old castle in the UK countryside. It felt like Deep was a new band, with David Coverdale and myself as new members, we couldn’t wait to start working on a new song. The atmosphere was electric in such an amazing environment.”
“All the songs on BURN were written in the crypt/center underneath the great room. We would work every day on a new song, and we were in the flow. Musically, we would play, and work out ideas, and David and I would create vocal melodies that we later would have lyrics. I remember it like it was yesterday”. “As you can imagine, Ritchie Blackmore was in prank mode, Jon had warned me, and one night he rigged my room with a speaker that was hidden, and there were ghostly voices at my bedside.”
“The title track was the last song to be written. We came back from the bar, and we went down to the crypt, and the magic happened. It’s time to celebrate BURN, and I’m really looking forward to meeting the fans again.”
The Concert was the perfect reminder of a band and a singer, who changed so much and gave world rock, mythical themes such as “Stormbringer“, and “Burn“, among many others that shaped a generation and so many other bands that followed them, and now, fifty years after joining Deep Purple and forty-nine years after ‘Burn‘ was released, Glenn Hughes has returned to celebrate this huge legacy that immortalized one of the greatest rock bands of all time.
See all photos from the concert here.
- Might Just Take Your Life
- Sail Away
- You Fool No One
- Gettin’ Tighter
- This Time Around
- You Keep On Moving
- Highway Star
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