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Top Three Deep Purple DVDs


Topic inspired by the brilliant Perfect Strangers Live DVD.

List your top three Deep Purple DVDs. Official items only (if you bought it at HMV or any other major retailer, you can count is as official).

Mine:

1. Copenhagen 1972 / New York 1973
2. California Jam
3. Perfect Strangers Live
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Re: Top Three Deep Purple DVDs


1. Hits, History & Highlights
2. PS Live
3. California Jam
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Re: Top Three Deep Purple DVDs


I very rarely play DVDs, often only once and then it will sit on the shelf while I play CD versions instead.

But just yesterday I pulled out Around the World and played disc 3 - Birmingham 2002.

I sat through the whole thing with a massive grin on my face, and parts of it moved me to tears of joy. It's got everything you could ever want from a Deep Purple performance. Just the never-ending stream of jams and solos in Speed King packs in more "wow" moments than other bands manage in an entire concert.

So for now I'm going to say it's the best DVD I've ever seen emoticon



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You may find it strange, but the DP DVD I enjoy most is Come Hell Or High Water.

Why?

Copenhagen 1972 has poor sound compared to MIJ or In Concert. And good sound is more important for me than visuals.

California Jam - well, it's certainly a piece of history, but imho not one of the best Mk III performances.

Perfect Strangers live is very inteersting without any doubt. But on CHOHW Ritchie's playing is better to my ears, as well as Gillan's voice.

Morse era DVDs are out of my scope, I don't own any.
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Copenhagen 1972. Great version of ST!!
Perfect Strangers Live. Only because it is MKII and they are having fun.
Cal Jam
Honorable mention is the DVD which has part of Montreux Jazz Festival 2000
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Well for me it depends. If you just consider the quality of the performance or the historical valute I'd say:
1-Copenhagen 1972
2-California Jam 1974
3-History, hits & highlights

If you consider also the quality of the dvd as a product, audio, picture, extras and the rest I'd say
1-Total abandon
2-Perfect strangers live
3-Montreux 1996
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I almost never watch concerts on dvd, but (if I didn't have one) it would be worth buying a TV and DVD player only for "California Jam". It's just an awesome, larger than life performance!

Otherwise I really enjoyed watching the "Machine Head" classic album documentary and the "History, hits & highlights".

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Re: Top Three Deep Purple DVDs


quote:

purpletemple wrote:

Otherwise I really enjoyed watching the "Machine Head" classic album documentary


Yes! If this counts, it's my favourite DP DVD.

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