Header

DEEP PURPLE IN CONCERT

Deep Purple

Proto-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Deep Purple Deep Purple In Concert album cover
4.50 | 74 ratings | 9 reviews | 50% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
rock music


Write a review
Buy DEEP PURPLE Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Live, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 - February 22, 1970 BBC studios
1. Speed King (6:25)
2. Child in Time (10:16)
3. Wring That Neck (18:26)
4. Mandrake Root (17:18)

Total Time: 52:43

CD 2 - March 9, 1972 Paris Theater London
1. Highway Star (6:35)
2. Strange Kind of Women (8:30)
3. Maybe I'm a Leo (4:55)
4. Never Before (3:50)
5. Lazy (8:50)
6. Space Truckin' (20:55)
7. Smoke on the Water (6:27)
8. Lucille (7:00)

Total Time: 75:23

Lyrics

Search DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple In Concert lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple In Concert tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Ritchie Blackmore / guitar
- Ian Paice / drums
- Jon Lord / Hammond organ
- Roger Glover / bass
- Ian Gilliam / vocals

Releases information

2LP Harvest SHDW 412 (1980, UK)
2CD EMI CDEM 1434 (1992, UK, bonus material)
Spitfire 2001

Thanks to micky for the addition
and to NotAProghead for the last updates
Edit this entry

DEEP PURPLE MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple In Concert Music


Very Best of Deep PurpleVery Best of Deep Purple
Rhino 2000
Audio CD$5.80
$0.59 (used)
Perfect StrangersPerfect Strangers
Remastered · Extra tracks
Island / Mercury 1999
Audio CD$2.10
$3.39 (used)
Made In Japan (Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set)Made In Japan (Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set)
Box set
Rhino 2014
Audio CD$82.59
In Rock: Anniversary EditionIn Rock: Anniversary Edition
Import · Remastered
EMI 1995
Audio CD$4.57
$3.40 (used)
The Complete Albums 1970-1976The Complete Albums 1970-1976
Rhino Records 2013
Audio CD$45.06
$53.73 (used)
Machine HeadMachine Head
Warner Bros / Wea 1990
Audio CD$6.50
$1.82 (used)
Deep Purple Live in Concert 72/73Deep Purple Live in Concert 72/73
DTS Surround Sound
Eagle Rock Ent 2005
DVD$8.11
$4.43 (used)
NOW What?!NOW What?!
Deluxe Edition · CD+DVD · Extra tracks
Eagle Rock Entertainment 2013
Audio CD$9.29
$9.40 (used)
FireballFireball
Rhino Flashback 2008
Audio CD$2.46
$1.99 (used)
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
TOMMY BOLIN Savannah Woman DEEP PURPLE James Gang 1973 NM DJ Nemperor 005 US $8.99 [0 bids]
US $11.70 Buy It Now
40m 24s
DEEP PURPLE Perfect Stranger '84 LP ORIGINAL US press IAN GILLAN MINT- !!! US $9.99 [0 bids]
58m 18s
DEEP PURPLE When We Rock We Roll '78 LP ORIGINAL US press US $8.99 [0 bids]
58m 26s
DEEP PURPLE Burn '74 LP ORIGINAL US press GILLAN US $9.99 [0 bids]
59m 57s
WHITESNAKE 1987 LP US HAIR metal ORIG US press COVERDALE ex-DEEP PURPLE NMint- US $14.99 [0 bids]
1h
Perfect Strangers by Deep Purple (CD, Mercury) US $3.05 [0 bids]
US $4.20 Buy It Now
1h 13m
RAINBOW Bent Shape '83 LP JOE LYNN TURNER ex-DEEP PURPLE RITCHIE BLACKMORE NMin- US $9.99 [0 bids]
1h 23m
LOT200 Beatles Elvis Deep Purple Eagles 8 track Byrds Elton John Bob Dylan Seger US $34.95 [0 bids]
1h 28m
Deep Purple ?- Made In Japan 1973 Warner Bros. US $9.99 [0 bids]
1h 29m
DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK 1970 JAPAN CD 32XD 1ST PRESS US $47.99 Buy It Now 1h 36m
Deep Purple, Fireball Audio CD US $8.39 Buy It Now 1h 41m
Deep Purple Black night Japan US $25.00 Buy It Now 1h 41m
URIAH HEEP-THE MAGICIAN'S BIRTHDAY-CD-OOP LED ZEPPELIN BLACK SABBATH DEEP PURPLE US $6.99 [0 bids]
1h 50m
Deep Purple - New Live & Rare: Bootleg Series 1984-2000 6 2-CD box set US $165.00 Buy It Now 1h 54m
LOT OF 4 8 TRACK TAPES GRAND FUNK 1969-71 BOSTON DEEP PURPLE RAINBOW CLASSIC US $15.56 [2 bids]
1h 54m
Ted Nugent, Dio, Deep Purple, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore - U.S. PROMO cd - RARE! US $12.47 Buy It Now 1h 56m
DEEP PURPLE Black Night JAPAN 7" P-1014W $4 Shipping US $7.99 [0 bids]
2h 4m
RADIO SHOW: JUKEBOX EXPOSION 220 IRON MAIDEN, AC/DC, METALLICA, STYX,DEEP PURPLE US $14.99 Buy It Now 2h 8m
Icon: Deep Purple US $10.27 Buy It Now 2h 14m
Live and Rare - by Deep Purple - (Cassette, 1992) HTF / OOP US $5.99 [0 bids]
2h 21m
HITDISC 254B 18 TRKS.1998 UNPLAYED ROCK PROMO CD-AEROSMITH+GREEN DAY+DEEP PURPLE US $4.49 [0 bids]
2h 26m
Perfect Strangers [Remaster] by Deep Purple (CD, Jun-1999, Mercury) US $2.99 Buy It Now 2h 39m
RADIO SHOW: JUKEBOX EXPOSION #302 DEEP PURPLE, TROGGS, DONOVAN, WHITESNAKE,AC/DC US $14.99 Buy It Now 2h 40m
DEEP PURPLE-NOW WHAT ?!-JAPAN CD BONUS TRACK F56 US $29.99 Buy It Now 2h 51m
DEEP PURPLE: Smoke on the Water EDITED VERSION CANADIAN 45 US $14.99 Buy It Now 2h 55m
DEEP PURPLE: Woman From Tokyo / Super Trouper NEAR MINT CANADIAN 45 US $34.99 Buy It Now 2h 55m
Deep Purple - Purple Passages Double Vinyl LP - WB 2LS 2644 - VG - NICE!! US $4.95 [0 bids]
2h 57m
DEEP PURPLE-MACHINE HEAD In Rock Fireball 12" PICTURE DISC LP Album Plus US $125.00 Buy It Now 3h 10m
DEEP PURPLE - MACHINE HEAD CD ~ RITCHIE BLACKMORE SMOKE ON THE WATER 70's *NEW* US $14.68 Buy It Now 3h 26m
(use registered mail) DEEP PURPLE - NOW WHAT ?! CD DVD 2013 DELUXE EDITION US $18.99 Buy It Now 3h 32m
Deep Purple Book Of Taliesyn LP 1968 EMI SHVL 751 UK US $31.49 Buy It Now 3h 34m
Deep Purple Fireball Yugosalvia Import 45 With Picture Sleeve US $35.99 Buy It Now 3h 36m
DEEP PURPLE WHO DO YOU THINK WE ARE ULTRA RARE AUSSIE CASSETTE TAPE! US $16.72 Buy It Now 3h 36m
DEEP PURPLE SELF TITLED RARE AUSSIE CASSETTE TAPE! US $17.65 Buy It Now 3h 40m
BRITISH GOLD ULTRA RARE CASSETTE TAPE! WHO FACES HENDRIX STATUS QUO DEEP PURPLE US $14.86 Buy It Now 3h 40m
DEEP PURPLE DEEPEST PURPLE ULTRA RARE AUSSIE CASSETTE TAPE! US $13.93 Buy It Now 3h 41m
Steve Morse Band * Structural Damage (CD 1995) Mint ! Dregs Deep Purple US $7.25 [0 bids]
US $9.55 Buy It Now
3h 47m
DEEP PURPLE - PERFECT STRANGERS NEW VINYL US $40.85 Buy It Now 3h 50m
Deep Purple - Come Hell or High Water CD US $7.00 Buy It Now 3h 59m
DEEP PURPLE "Smoke on the Water" EX to NM 45 with two edited versions (one live) US $15.02 Buy It Now 3h 59m
LP- Erroll Garner- Deep Purple- Pickwick- in shrink wrap US $3.75 Buy It Now 4h
DEEP PURPLE Platinum Collection 3 CD Best Of BRAND NEW US $19.52 Buy It Now 4h 4m
DEEP PURPLE - Above and Beyond / Limited 7" EP vinyl / number 611 of 2000 LP US $16.00 [0 bids]
4h 18m
DEEP PURPLE VINTAGE FABRIC FLAG US $45.00 Buy It Now 4h 50m
DEEP PURPLE - EXTENDED VERSIONS 2 NEW CD US $10.43 Buy It Now 5h 14m
Deep Purple live concert London 14th March 1991 very small poster print A5 size US $25.15 Buy It Now 5h 15m
Deep Purple live concert London 15th March 1991 very small poster print A5 size US $25.15 Buy It Now 5h 26m
Deep Purple Made In Japan - 1st UK 2-LP vinyl record (Double Album) TPSP351 US $263.69 Buy It Now 5h 28m
DEEP PURPLE - THIS TIME AROUND: LIVE IN TOKYO NEW CD US $42.01 Buy It Now 5h 28m
DAVID COVERDALE (Deep Purple/Whitesnake) - 1987 Magazine Poster US $7.55 Buy It Now 5h 40m
DEEP PURPLE - 1987 Magazine Poster US $7.55 Buy It Now 5h 41m
Philippines DEEP PURPLE Machine Head LP PARLOPHONE Vinyl WALL CLOCK + Battery US $100.00 Buy It Now 5h 56m
DEEP PURPLE 4 cut sampler from 'Nobody's Perfect' unplayed NM 1988 Promo 12" US $24.99 Buy It Now 6h 15m
IAN GILLAN - ROGER GLOVER (Deep Purple) Unplayed Rare NMint DJ Promo 12" single US $18.99 Buy It Now 6h 27m
Made in Japan, Deep Purple, Good Live US $8.41 Buy It Now 6h 45m
DEEP PURPLE Machine Head LP vinyl 1972 Warner Bros US $27.00 Buy It Now 6h 50m
Deep Purple They All Came Down To Montreux: Live At Montreux 2006 CD US $9.15 Buy It Now 6h 51m
DEEP PURPLE - THE BOOK OF TALIESYN 1968 SHVL 751 UK LP 1st Press Harvest EX US $9.99 [0 bids]
7h 2m
DEEP PURPLE 'The House Of Blue Light' Vinyl LP NEW & SEALED US $13.92 Buy It Now 7h 7m
Tommy Bolin - Private Eyes (CD 1976) DEEP PURPLE US $8.37 Buy It Now 7h 10m
DEEP PURPLE "Deepest Purple" CD US $3.72 [0 bids]
7h 42m
CD POINT BLANK The Hard Way + Bonus Live Tracks / Southern Rock Deep Purple US $34.99 [0 bids]
7h 46m
DEEP PURPLE -Stormbringer KOREA LP brown cvr US $7.99 Buy It Now 8h
BAKERY Bloodsucker Oz PROG/PSYCH 1st Single 1971 Australia RARE!! (Deep Purple) US $79.99 Buy It Now 8h 25m
Deep Purple - They All Came Down To Montreux 2006 [CD New] US $12.14 Buy It Now 8h 29m
Made in Europe Deep Purple CD US $10.86 Buy It Now 8h 51m
DEEP PURPLE-Shades Of Deep Purple (180 Gram) - Vinyl LP - Brand New, still seale US $20.39 Buy It Now 8h 53m
DEEP PURPLE GRATEFUL DEAD SMALL FACES VAN MORRISON / PR US $799.99 Buy It Now 8h 54m
DEEP PURPLE-The Book Of Taliesyn (Colored Vinyl) - Vinyl LP - Brand New, still US $18.53 Buy It Now 8h 58m
DEEP PURPLE-Self Titled (180 Gram Pressing) - Vinyl LP - Brand New, still seale US $20.39 Buy It Now 8h 58m
Deep Purple - Deepest Purple (The Very Best of , 1990) US $5.96 Buy It Now 8h 59m
DEEP PURPLE_Perfect Strangers_used cassette_ships from AUSTRALIA US $11.15 Buy It Now 9h 3m
DEEP PURPLE ONE OF THE SOLES WILL NEVER DIE 1972 LONDON US $119.99 Buy It Now 9h 4m
Deep Purple - Friends & Relatives (1999) [2 x CD] Album *New* US $10.07 Buy It Now 9h 7m
Deep Purple RARE Japan 7 single Black Night live Woman from Tokyo VINYL Rainbow US $8.99 Buy It Now 9h 8m
SIGNED STEVE MORSE - MAJOR IMPACTS AUTOGRAPHED CD - DEEP PURPLE GUITAR GOD US $42.95 Buy It Now 9h 18m
Deep Purple ?- Deep Purple CD Russian edition Rare, OOP US $20.00 Buy It Now 9h 21m
When We Rock, We Rock & When We Roll, We Roll by Deep Purple (CD, Oct-1988,... US $3.95 [0 bids]
9h 24m
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers [Vinyl New] US $25.93 Buy It Now 9h 26m
Deep Purple 101 Guitar Tabs Software Lesson CD, 47 Backing Tracks US $6.75 [0 bids]
US $8.80 Buy It Now
9h 29m
Deep Purple - Purple and Other Colours (2003) [2 x CD] Album *New US $10.91 Buy It Now 9h 30m
Deep Purple - Live In Japan 3CD + Live At The Olympia '96 2CD US $33.43 Buy It Now 9h 31m
DEEP PURPLE perfect strangers 12" 2 trk special maxi version issue b/w son of al US $12.05 Buy It Now 9h 35m
DEEP PURPLE 70's Sheet music STRANGE KIND OF WOMAN US $23.49 Buy It Now 10h
Deep Purple - The House Of Blue Light (Vinyl LP) New US $22.15 Buy It Now 10h 6m
Deep Purple - Machine Head (180 gm Vinyl LP) New US $33.05 Buy It Now 10h 7m
Deep Purple - Fireball - music cd Album US $13.34 Buy It Now 10h 20m
TOMMY BOLIN The Ultimate 2xCD USABOX Deep Purple OOP US $98.00 Buy It Now 10h 25m
Shades Of DEEP PURPLE Cassette Tape - Used US $3.99 Buy It Now 10h 30m
DEEP PURPLE MUSIC MEMORABILIA SIGNED FRAMED, LIMITED EDITION TO 499 w/ COA US $78.16 Buy It Now 10h 42m
Deep Purple - Knocking At Your Back Door (1999) - Used - Compact Disc US $1.37 Buy It Now 10h 49m
LPBIN LP STORAGE / vinyl record iron maiden judas priest ac/dc dio deep purple US $239.99 Buy It Now 10h 57m
Various Re-Machined Tribute Deep Purple's Machine Head Vinyl LP New US $34.98 Buy It Now 10h 59m
DAVID COVERDALE (Deep Purple/Whitesnake) - 1980s Double Page Magazine Poster US $7.55 Buy It Now 11h 7m
Deep Purple - Perfect stranger UK 7" US $8.37 Buy It Now 11h 12m
DEEP PURPLE-Black Night (Live Version) Japan 7"single US $12.99 Buy It Now 11h 21m
Scandinavian Nights: Live in Stockholm 1970 by Deep Purple (CD, Apr-2001, 2... US $24.99 Buy It Now 11h 21m
DEEP PURPLE COLLECTIONS ARGENTINA PROMO CD US $74.10 Buy It Now 11h 44m
IAN GILLAN LIVE IN NOTTINGHAM DEEP PURPLE ARGENTINA NEW SEALED CD US $74.10 Buy It Now 11h 44m
DEEP PURPLE MACHINE HEAD ARGENTINA NEW PROMO CD US $67.82 Buy It Now 11h 47m

More places to buy DEEP PURPLE music online Buy DEEP PURPLE & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for DEEP PURPLE DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple In Concert ratings distribution


4.50
(74 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(50%)
50%
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(43%)
43%
Good, but non-essential (5%)
5%
Collectors/fans only (1%)
1%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

DEEP PURPLE Deep Purple In Concert reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by micky
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars My first Deep Purple review..dedicated to Gminer, the ultimate Blackmore fanatic, who got me to look past Machine Head and see that early Deep Purple was quite progressive several years ago. I had pulled this out earlier and was curious to see how it had been reviewed Wow! Surprised this hadn't been added yet considered I'm at best a casual Deep Purple fan. Anyway.. it's added ...and what a complement to Made in Japan this album is.

The album is a double CD set of over 2 hours of Deep Purple mk 2 in concert from BBC radio broadcasts in 1970 four months before their 'breakthrough' album 'In Rock' . The second album was also a BBC broadcast, now of course Deep Purple were one of rock biggest acts. Both as you expect of radio broadcasts are of very high quality.

The first show recorded early in the life of Mk. 2 when the set list still consisted of Mk. 1 warhorses is the real gem here. The Hammond and guitar duels between Lord and Blackmore are worth the price of the whole set alone, and a view into the prog nature of the group during the period of the late 60's before Lord was usurped as primary musical leader by Blackmore. My favorite of the two disks for the shear progressive nature of the music.

The second show is a nice companion of sorts to all of us who, like the good rock fans that wer are, all have a copy of Made in Japan. The performances are less frantic yet more tight. This album is noteworthy for having live versions of two Machine Head songs which were done only for this one show's occasion live. Maybe I'm a Leo and Never Before. As the first disk sound qualty is excellent ...the performances incredible yet different in subtle ways from the well known Made in Japan album. A fabulous show from a group on top of the world and playing before a home crowd in London's Paris Theater. Having taken a break from a headlining U.S. tour. Highly highly recommended.

As far as rating these.. one of the easier ones I've rated. 5 stars for me.. some GREAT instrumental interplay and fabulous solos..

for the site... 4 stars as well since there seems to be a school of thought that Deep Purple is not prog . This album may help those ...see the error of their ways...

Michael (aka micky)

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to micky (BETA) | Report this review (#87978) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Review by ZowieZiggy
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars Contains two BBC shows. The first was recorded in 1970 at the BBC Studios for the John Peel sessions and concentrates on "In Rock" and Mark I period. The second CD is from the show recorded on 9th March 1972 at the Paris Theatre in London. It covers almost the entirety of "Machine Head". The CD release will come with two bonus tracks : "Maybe I'm a Leo" and "Never Before". "Speed King" 's fabulous intro is cut here, which is a pain (this will be the case most of the time during their concerts). This live rendition is weaker than the studio album : less hard (although most of the time the Purple was very loud and hard on stage - I've seen them four times so far). Second track is "Child In Time" : Jon is a bit hesitant in the intro; but boy, this must be the best live version ever recorded (far more superior that on MIJ). Ritchie is as gorgious as usual in his anthology solo. Gillan is at his best in this difficult vocal effort. Fantastic. Next two tracks are from the Mark I era and shorter than they will use to be (although each is over seventeen minutes) and therefore sound more interesting than their usual versions clocking at more than thirty minutes versions. Both are rageous psychedelic numbers ( la Vanilla Fudge).

During the intro of the concert, the speaker will introduce the band as "old friends". It opens with "Highway Star" and is almost exclusively "Machine Head" oriented, which is normal at the time of recording (March 72) since Machine Head was about to be released. "Highway Star" will be an opener for lots of years. By now, it is more a closing number. This version is excellent (also superior to MIJ). Quite heavy, with very strong bass playing from Roger. Keyboard and guitar soli are a bit more extended than usual, which is quite interesting. It shows that, at this time (we are a few weeks ahead of the official release) the Purple haven't yet finalized the live version for it. "Strange Kind of Woman" has the MIJ lenght and brio between Gillan and Blackmore (what a complicity !). The recording quality is superb. The next two tracks are rare live performances : "Maybe I'm a Leo" and "Never Before" had not been released live elsewhere (at least to my knowledge). If the first one is not a memorable song, the latter is very good (Ian Paice will break a piece of his drum kit during the speaker's announcement - he will point this out in his introduction saying that this band was making so much money that they will afford to replace this piece : I guess he was right !). "Never Before" will be the first single issued from "Machine Head" and the only one to chart (Nr. 35 in the UK). Then "Lazy". A remarkable song, which was the perfect occasion to highlight Jon's fantastic talent : great organ impro (but was it really an impro ? - I guess it was more a well prepared and rehearsed section). This bluesy song will be a highlight of their concerts (MIJ era) and will return to their setlist ages after that period.

Can you imagine the luck of the audience attending this show ? Discovering almost the entire "Machine Head" tracklist BEFORE its release. I can not figure out the shock it must have been ! I have never understood why "Space Truckin' " needed to be extended to this lenght (it averaged between seventeen and over thirty minutes). It is one of the very few (with "Maybe I'm a Leo") average track from "Machine Head"; so what's the point of expanding five times longer than the original ? They had such a great repertoire than they could have spared this to the audience / fans. Anyway, it's there. Interesting to see how they integrated an extract of "The Mule" in here (around minute twelve or so). Then one thinks the track is finished after the band stops completely (around minute sixteen), but no : they start again for another five frenetic minutes of the hardest and loudiest rock. The public announcer tells us the story around the emblematic "Smoke On The Water" (at that time unknown). But we all know the story by now. This version is less heavy than on MIJ but rocks harder than the studio version. Last number is a cover for "Lucille" from Little Richard. This track will be a favourite encore during the MIJ tour. For me it is very simple. Each track of this two CD set is better than any other live rendition of the Purple (and I do have all of them - at least the official ones). So, five stars are for me legitimate.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to ZowieZiggy (BETA) | Report this review (#105149) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, January 01, 2007

Review by Gooner
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars This is actually a better set than _Made In Japan_. A 2 CD set this one, It contains one show from 1970 and another which sounds like an album release party for Machine Head. Simply put, if you'd like to hear the Purps with warts and all, this is your bag. There's great banter between both band and studio host as well as intimate crowd participation. Both shows are recorded at Deep Purple in their prime periods. Disc 1 is from _In Rock_ and as mentioned, Disc 2 from the _Machine Head_ period. Both members Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore trade off some wonderful duals, on par with Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea's keyboard wars in the Miles Davis electric live albums. The difference is between a heavily distorted Hammond B-3 and a Fender Strat. Truly astonishing! Sound quality is superb. A wonderful bottom end on the powerful rhythm section of Roger Glover and Ian Paice. Ian Gillan is in top silver throated form. Recommended.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Gooner (BETA) | Report this review (#230004) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Review by tarkus1980
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars Oh man, what a timeline nightmare. Released in 1980, documenting Purple's 1970 and 1972 shows (from before the Made in Japan shows, no less), reissued and expanded in 2001. So naturally I stick it right after Made in Japan in my CD rack. Whatever.

Actually, there is a method to my madness, namely that this acts as a fine companion piece to Japan. The first disc is taken from a 1970 BBC session with John Peel, showing an underground jam band that hadn't yet released In Rock, while the second is taken from a 1972 session done a month or so before the release of Machine Head, showing a well-established band promoting a fabulous album. In addition to friggin' marvelous renditions of "Speed King" and "Child in Time" (the latter of which has an interesting moment where Gillan almost falters in the high-pitched wails, only to effortlessly pull back into his normal range long enough to collect himself and nail the screams), the first disc also features 18 minutes of "Wring that Neck" and 17 minutes of "Mandrake Root." Truth be told, I start to droop a bit around the 10-minute marks of each of these, as there's really only so much of this kind of jam that I can take at one time, but that's definitely not to say they're totally unenjoyable. They each kick a good deal of booty for a very solid while, after all.

Disc 2 is a bit more interesting to me as a whole, mainly because it gives a chance to hear prime DP play MH numbers in a bit of a different way than on Japan. The emphasis is much less on "Let's see just how fast and insane we can make these numbers without falling apart" and more on "Let's just make sure these numbers kick a lot of ass," but that's sure not a bad thing. Six of the seven Machine Head numbers are done here ("Pictures of Home" is left out), in addition to "Strange Kind of Woman" and an awesome cover of "Lucille" by Little Richard, and while they may not be as otherworldly at times as Japan, they nevertheless chug along as unstoppable crunchy machines. Heck, I'd definitely say that this is my favorite version of "Lazy" that I've thus far heard, perhaps because of the clarity of the sound, and "Never Before" reveals a potential to me that I didn't really see before. And needless to say, the other tracks rock me into the ground, just as always.

For some reason, I put off getting this for a good while, but that was silly of me. It's not quite as revelatory perhaps as Japan, but it's still a rip-rolling good time for the prime DP consumer that I am. If that's you, you should swipe this up faster than Ritchie's "Highway Star" solo.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to tarkus1980 (BETA) | Report this review (#359422) | Review Permalink
Posted Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Review by friso
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Concert (1980) * (recorded in 1970 & 1972)

First of all, I'm reviewing the original 1980 double vinyl which has quite some differences from the later 2cd release. Mainly the jams are a bit shorter and Meybe I'm a Leo isn't printed on the vinyl.

Deep Purple is British hard-rock band that with it's guts and brilliant musicianship entered progressive rock territories by accident. The band's improvisational skills on stage are unmatched even today and the solo performances of some of the band-members are really experimental. The song-writing is that of an almost too intelligent rock'n roll band, that stayed loyal to it's rockin' principles.

This double album features two concerts of perhaps the most fertile period of the band. The second line-up of Blackmore, Gillan, Lord, Paice and Glover is perceived by many as 'the classic' Deep Purple line-up. I can't deny I'm one of those. Furthermore, it's nice to read that Simon Robinson (who wrote a story for the back of the record) called Deep Purple "one of the top progressive rock groups in the country", referring to Deep Purple '70 - '72. Well, no- one can disturb are party now!

On the first record we get to listen to a gig, recorded February 1970 at the BBC studios. The band's in the mood of 'In Rock' its explicit guitar experimentation, heavy sound and legendary energy. Speed King has a nice psychedelic intro and is played with much energy. Ritchie Blackmore, a guitarist which I rate as one of the highest of rock-history, does a brilliant job and vocalist Ian Gillan is as rough as on the album. His vocal performances, with the recognizable high pitched screams that remind us of how serious, theatrical an affair hard rock can be. I'm overjoyed by finally having a good live version of the instrumental 'Wring that Neck', a great hard rock'roll track that shows how great these musicians were. The long solo section on the end with some interesting progressive solo performances of Jon Lord on (distorted) organ and Blackmore on the great sounding stratocaster guitar. The version of Child in Time is great, but less essential due it's already great registration for the Made in Japan live album. Mandrake Root is a great hard rock tune, well played. My only complaint is that the song-writing/composition of this last song of the set is not as original as that of the other tracks.

On the second record we take a leap of time towards March 1972 at the Paris Theater London. This set has more in common with before mentioned Made In Japan record. Only Never Before (a good rocker) and Lucille (originally written by Little Richard) are new songs. Other tracks like Highway Star, Lazy and Space Truckin' are played very well and Strange Kind of Woman even has a vocal-guitar battle in it. A great gig by one of the best live acts ever, but not as refreshing as that of the BBC studios.

Conclusion. This is indeed an excellent addition to any rock, prog or whatever-you-have collection. Deep Purple is a great live-band and it's rough experimental mood makes this an attractive record for collectors of progressive music. This live-album has much in common with Made in Japan, but the first record has great recordings of 'In Rock'-era Deep Purple that I would want to miss! Furthermore, the band doesn't just play it's songs - the versions of the songs are recognizably different from that of MIJ. Four very bright stars!

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to friso (BETA) | Report this review (#450114) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, May 20, 2011

Review by Sheavy
COLLABORATOR Progressive Electronic Team
5 stars Much better in my opinion than the much hailed Made In Japan live album.

There are two things which make this THE Deep Purple live album, instead of Made In Japan.

One is that there is a lot more material here on this release, and you really do get a bit more bang for your buck. This album really shows Deep Purple in their element which is jammin' at high speeds, knocking you over with searing solos, scathing vocals, hard hitting drums, and mountain moving bass.

Two is the sound. It sounds more like a live in studio album ( which in a way it kind of is, it just is not a studio ), than blasted out over a stadium. The sound to me is much more tightened in this setting than the open air.

The performances, one from 1970, and one from 1972, fature the band like they were meant to be seen, and it is nothing short of a absolute masterpiece.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to Sheavy (BETA) | Report this review (#470446) | Review Permalink
Posted Sunday, June 26, 2011

Latest members reviews

4 stars This 2 cd's set released in 1980, for sure is a great occasion to hear Deep Purple Mark II classic lineup gracing us with two different powerful performances. If it's not good as "Made In Japan", which is of course the highest peak, probably ever touched by a live record, it's surely very close t ... (read more)

Report this review (#280677) | Posted by Malve87 | Thursday, May 06, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars HIGHWAY STAR... MY SPEED KING Mybe this live alum is the best purple live with "Made In Japan". So because is a very complete live, with NK I and MK II songs. The first live (CD 1) is a great 1970 live (February 22, 1970 BBC studios) recorded in Mono. This is a great performance. If "Speed King ... (read more)

Report this review (#146724) | Posted by Lady In Black | Wednesday, October 24, 2007 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Coming as it did eight years after the career defining Made in Japan, this album has always been in the shadow of its predecessor. However there is much to recommend it. It contains two In Concert programs broadcast by the BBC that featured the formidable Deep Purple Mk2. The first CD is of a ... (read more)

Report this review (#116543) | Posted by jimpetrie2000 | Wednesday, March 28, 2007 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of DEEP PURPLE "Deep Purple In Concert"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.92 seconds