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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

DEEP PURPLE 1969-1971! - THE HORROR THAT IS "NEW LIVE & RARE," A 1980 JAPANESE IMPORT COMP

Originally released in 1980 on Trash (above) this
obscurity must have something going for it as
Japan has re-released it a number of times,
the most recent being 2003. The quote below
from a fan's review of this shares some
cool information....
All the material comes from the Mk 2 Deep Purple line up. As we know despite their success on stage little material from the band’s live shows was ever released at the time, despite this being the period when the group made their reputation. The tracks span the years 1969 to 1971 and include several unique performances.
Wring That Neck is a long instrumental from a bootleg of a show in Amsterdam in August 1969, one of the earliest recordings of the famous Mk 2 line-up where they were able to stretch out in proper progressive rock style; Child In Time, the band’s anthem in 1970 (originally laid down on the In Rock LP) was recorded live in Manchester in July that year; the version of the single Black Night was specially recorded for TV in September 1970 after becoming a surprise top ten hit; Strange Kind Of Woman comes from a very early American gig at Long Beach Arena in 1971, one of their first there as headliners; Into The Fire and Demon’s Eye are live recordings from Germany in 1971, tracks not often played live. The CD concludes with two bonus items, ten minute edits of Wring That Neck and Mandrake Root from Holland in August 1969, which feature some really astonishing playing from the band. Quality is pretty good given the sources, and as always restoration has been done – but not overdone. - fan's review of this 1980 2-LP

THE SHEER HORROR!!

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