Deep Purple • New Live & Rare – CD / 2LP

DEEP PURPLE / NEW LIVE & RARE [Live In Europe 1969 – 1971]

Sonic Zoom PUR 259 – CD. Darker Than Blue DTB 102 – 2LP

deep purple new live and rare LP cover 2011This is a re-release of the original digi-pak edition (PUR 209 – long out of print), an interesting collection of various one-off live tracks, none of which had been issued officially before until this title (although some have surfaced on bootlegs), repackaged to match other titles in the collection.
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.
As well as the CD, the title is finally issued on vinyl for the first time on the vinyl label Darker Than Blue. This is a double album set. The two discs are packaged in colour bags, with notes and images, inside a smart outer sleeve with rare photographs front and back. Pressing is limited. It is available at DTB Online store.
deep purple new live and rare CD cover 2011
[1] Wring That Neck 15.05
[2] Child In Time 9.35
[3] Black Night 3.08
[4] Strange Kind Of Woman 10.30
[5] Into The Fire 4.07
[6] Demon’s Eye 9.03
[7] Wring That Neck (edit) 9.50
[8] Mandrake Root (edit) 10.19

8 Responses to “Deep Purple • New Live & Rare – CD / 2LP”

  1. Gary Says:

    As a great fan of Deep Purple I am getting pissed off with people milking the Deep Purple gravy train, adding little clipets and a new album cover to existing released albums. Please stop this and put the new material on a new disc.

  2. Tom Says:

    The colour picture posted of ‘Volume 1’ appears to have the same track listing as my Japanese edition of NLAR ‘Volume 2’?

    • simon robinson Says:

      There already was an LP / CD called New Live & Rare issued in Japan and unique to them (based on EPs of the same name in the UK). So I seem to recall when they came to do this more recent rarities set, which came out on Sonic Zoom in the UK, it was titled Volume 2 over there.

  3. Helmut Says:

    If I remember correctly, this was the last release in the Sonic Zoom series. When it originally came out I thought some of the shows individual tracks were taken from would be eventually released in full. Is it fair to assume that this is still wishful thinking? Ever being the optimist here…

  4. john Says:

    Great news. Question – Will the Vinyl copies be made from the analog masters or digital?

  5. EdwardsColetta Says:

    Well – a very interesting title, probably never used before…

    • simon robinson Says:

      Except it was me what came up with the title in the first place back in late seventies! Just because others have ripped it off for lesser quality products and confused people…

  6. Alexander Says:

    Is it really in stock I wonder or available only as pre-order again?
    thanks, Alexander

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