If you're a song oriented person, you may doze off during Blackmore and Lord's sonic excursions into Deep space. Whether this is your cup of tea or not depends on how well you like long jams. In 2014, a deluxe edition was announced with further bonus material. Gillan's voice sounds hoarse here, and the rest of the band plays good, but this album was permanently ruined due to the circumstances under which I first heard it. A powerful and menacing release that rattled windows, shook the floors and generally turned people that lived in my house or rode in my car into fans or crazy. Smoke On The Water 9:27 3.
Taken from three different concert dates and locations, this album is indicative of the powerhouse performances that they were producing at the time. Perhaps the pensioners of Deep Purple could yet get to play Glastonbury. Lay Down, Stay Down 4. This is too good to be buried forever due to record companies squabbling over royalties. Gypsy's Kiss 5Perfect Strangers 6.
Ritchie is having a good night, and is just amazing in places. Basically Made In Japan plus a few current numbers. They began touring extensively, becoming a well received live band, and had recorded several shows either to broadcast on the radio or listen to privately. Berlin 1970 March 30, 1970 Berlin, Germany 1. The sound is very muddy, but listenable.
Deep Purple live albums collinslive nav 1968 1969-70 1970-71 1972 1973 1974 1975 1975-1976 1985 1987 1993 1995 1996-97 1998 Welcome to Jim Collins' checklist of Deep Purple live albums. Possibly the finest series of performances by the band since the 70's. Woman From Tokyo 6:14 9. According to Birch, Gillan and Blackmore have never heard the finished album. Most of these are only of interest to hard core fans, because frequently the sound is so bad you won't listen to it more than once or twice. Might Just Take Your Life 3.
The ever present hiss is there throughout. However, since this is the only commonly available live version of this song, it's nice to have it. The only down side is they didn't get Highway Star on here. Let's hope the powers that be get around to releasing unbootlegged material soon. Strange Kind Of Woman 4. That thing has a great drum sound.
There is a wealth of material, new and old that the Morse era has performed live, that remains unreleased. Into The Fire 4:21 10. Select albums in the Format field. Steve Morse guitar solo 8:42 11. The band is tight, the music is hot and they rock like no one's business. Roger's bass is all but inaudible in places. One of the earliest bootleg rock albums, so it has historical significance as well.
Jim's notes: I've accumulated most of this through years of searching, trading, or just stumbling onto it. Too bad, because it's a monster live disc. Early on in the tour, only one new song from the as yet unreleased Who Do We Think We Are! Also rare outings of Maybe I'm A Leo and Never Before. The band did no less than three consecutive nights in Stockholm and this is the final of the three. Space Truckin' Review: An aggressive, but raggedy set from the show that followed California Jam. One of the more frantic versions of Mandrake Root appears on this one as well. A long version of Child In Time is the highlight here, with everyone's performance just immaculate.
Recorded Sunrise Theatre, Fort Lauderdale, March 4th1995. Tommy Bolin guitar solo 10:31 3. A very nice show though, with great performances by all concerned. Overall it's a better show than one would expect, considering the many negative comments made about Rod Evans' voice live. Strange Kind Woman 7:34 3. Vocally, the clashing egos of the two singers was beginning to be an embarrassment.
Might Just Take Your Life 4:51 3. Highway Star 7:16 Review: Well, this is one of those double edged kind of releases. This is more annoying than complimenting to the listener, as the applause from the previous tracks drowns out the intro of the next track. Live in Japan Media notes. The above two shows are from the same night, but the top one is supposed to be the complete show in the correct running order.
Into The Fire 4:06 5. Musically, a flawless show and a rare only? True, most of the energy is due to Gillan and Blackmore's war going public, and the energy is the result of the rest of the band trying to keep things going in a forward direction. They do have the multitracks and what has been released since sounds great. Some of his most breathtaking work ever recorded, he just smokes the frets off his Strat here! A little fine tuning on the lyrics and a tightening of the arrangement and a year later it appeared on In Rock in all it's manic glory. I don't know if it was Ritchie, his guitar or both causing the problems, but it gets rather annoying, most notably on Lay Down, Stay Down.