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Deep Purple - Live Around the World


this box is a great idea and a nice place to start if you want to check out the Steve Morse era of Deep Purple. While the idea is great, the actual execution is not THAT great. The production quality varies, and two of the gigs have been released earlier. this is peculiar, especially as Purple has filmed alot of gigs in this period that have never been released.
however, this is probably not aimed at die hard fans who already own all releases. Keeping this fact in mind, it is a good place to start if you want to see why Deep Purple is still a superb band. Bombay 1995 is the first major tour Morse did with purple, and the band is already tight. the picture and audio quality is not perfect, but it's still a great document. The concert from australia is very well produced and therefore a joy to watch. The third concert, from Jon Lord's farwell tour, is a real gem. musically, this is one of the, if not the, best purple concerts available on dvd. The band is really fireing, and that fact that it features two keyboard players adds to the excitement. the audio track is great, but the picture is sadly sometimes not very good. the final disc is a documentary which is always nice to watch. together with the 2002 concert, this has never been released, which means alot of fans will have to pick up the box anyway! but at 14,99 - who can complain. 5 stars for the idea of releasing a purple dvd box. 5 stars for the musical content. anything from 3 - 5 stars on the production

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Re: Deep Purple - Live Around the World


whilst a nice intro to the later stages of the band, in all a little disapointed with the quality of the nec show.

its shot very dark and the bits where some shots go out of focus made me feel a little ill, particularly of ian and steve at one point and don another.

as for disc 4, you have to ask the question why have the interview at the end of disc 3, then repeat large chunks of it on disc 4?
if the whole thing on disc 4 is 3 hours and we only have an hour and half here, then why not use that extra footage.

other grumble is the band down under section.
from memory its longer than 25 mins as here on the dvd and i know for certain theres at least a radio interview of roger and steve missing from that part.

but there is some quality stuff on here. there very polished 99 show on disc 2 and the footage of the gig in the snow storm needs to be seen to be believed!

oh and you also get to see ian n complete with purpendicular t shirt, in front of jon lord at hammy!
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Re: Deep Purple - Live Around the World


quote:

eiricd wrote:

The third concert, from Jon Lord's farwell tour, is a real gem. musically, this is one of the, if not the, best purple concerts available on dvd. The band is really fireing, and that fact that it features two keyboard players adds to the excitement. the audio track is great, but the picture is sadly sometimes not very good.

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Watched the NEC 2003 show last night, after a long time, and I agree, it's a very energetic performance, with everybody in a very playful mood, Gillan in spectacular form. Would be interesting to count all the little quotes they throw in here and there, from Don's Difficult to cure, to Big Ian's Summertime [sign in to see URL]'s Still I'm sad?! I'm pretty sure it's him near the end of the show playing the riff.
Melbourne 1999 is surely technically superior as a dvd but this is a very special gig.
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