Purple live, and live again.

Deep Purple Wacken 2013 and Tokyo 2014 live albums

Two upcoming live releases from Deep Purple have been announced, documenting the Now What tour in some depth… and an extra dimension! They are issuing shows from 2013 and 2014 as two separate but sort of matching titles, recorded in Germany and Tokyo.  Release was announced a while back but we wanted to try and get more detail together rather than just reprint the press release…

The German show is from the Wacken festival, August 1st 2013 and titled “From the Setting Sun…”.  The Tokyo show was recorded at the Budokan on April 12th 2014 nearly a year later, and is released as “…To The Rising Sun.”
Format wise the confusing record label information is a little hard to decipher, but it seems both shows will be released in one of four editions: 2CD + DVD set, triple vinyl, stand alone DVD or Blu Ray. There are no CD only formats. The Tokyo Blu Ray is a regular 2D format but for Wacken you can watch Ian Gillan’s bare feet in glorious 3D-o-vision!  I must confess our new TV set has 3D but we’ve never even opened the glasses, and assume the disc has a 2D option. All formats are due to ship at the very end of August (which likely means early September.)
Set-lists have not been supplied, but from our archives we can suggest these (see below) although I cannot guarantee all the tracks will be on the final releases. And as you might have guessed, despite being almost a year apart, the sets are very similar in terms of songs played, which is presumably why the label has felt the need to stress the very different atmosphere at the two venues. You’d think someone would have thought about adding in a few different songs when they knew they were being filmed again. Let’s hope that the cover photos for the two titles are from the same show, otherwise Steve must have been wearing that top for eight months! Uli Jon Roth guested on Smoke on the Wacken show but isn’t mentioned in the press info.
They’re available to pre-order at the DTB online shop, and we will email confirmed prices once the label has bothered to send them out. The primary format is obviously film, and you can only get the audio CD with the DVD edition. If this follows previous releases, these special formats, especially the triple vinyl, are likely to be quite limited.  Thanks to Bo Olsson, Tim Summers for their help.

Set-list : Highway Star (Wacken)  or Apres Vous (Tokyo) / Into the Fire / Hard Lovin’ Man / Vincent Price / Strange Kind of Woman (‘SKOW’ before ‘VP’ at Tokyo) / Contact Lost / Uncommon Man (Tokyo)/ The Well-Dressed Guitar / The Mule (Tokyo) / Hell to Pay / Lazy / Above and Beyond / No One Came / Perfect Strangers / Space Truckin’ / Smoke on the Water – Encore: Green Onions / Hush / Black Night

Two more live tracks from Now What appeared on the band’s last live CD, which accompanied a special edition of the studio album in late 2013. They were from four shows in July and August 2013, cherry picked to form a full show.  This set is also in stock at DTB online shop, in a rather smart gold foil diecut sleeve.

This item was updated with more reliable set list info July 21.

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6 Responses to “Purple live, and live again.”

  1. Mark Zutkoff Says:

    CD Japan claims that their edition of …Rising Sun will have a Japan-only bonus track. However, their site does not show a track listing, nor does it identify the track. But their price is significantly higher than other, closer sources. Still, it would be nice to know which track most of us will be missing out on…

    • simon robinson Says:

      Japanese CDs are always pricier, they didn’t make the mistake of devaluing music releases like labels elsewhere did.

    • Marcello D'Agostino Says:

      Individual 2CD only in Japan will be SHM-CD including the two instrumental tracks “Après Vu” and “Hell-to-Pay” released on Vinyl single in Europe. There are also the 2CD+DVD limited Japan edition (1000 copy) will be the full large replica of laminate pass (used in the Japan tour). Bonus tracks are the same (cd only no video obviously). It is not clear if cd are special high quality SHM in this version. Label Victor.

  2. Ricardo Diniz Says:

    On the 3-D footage, I was told there is a dinosaur getting onto the stage and eating Gillan alive, so you have the option to get all the gig as just instrumental. Fantastic .

  3. Kevin Staden Says:

    Why didn’t you look on Amazon? The trackblistings are there! Just pre-ordered one of each today.

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