Deep Purple Live in Australia 1999 - Total Abandon
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This DVD does the event justice. I came away from this show thinking to myself that Ian Gillan was the best vocalist I have ever witnessed live, and he is about 15 years past his prime. Remarkable performance.
The DVD's supplemental features of their tv and radio appearances were a nice touch. The clips of Gillan bopping around Fraser Island give you a glimpse of the real beauty Australia has to offer. Top all of this off with interviews and clips from other shows of the tour, make this a must have for the die hard DP fan.
The picture and sound on this DVD are top notch. Extensive attention and care went into releasing this tour as a complete and comprehensive program.
What is even more amazing is that I saw Deep Purple in Glasgow in June 2003 and they were even better than this.As they say quality items get better with age! Deep Purple are gods- they have no modern equivalent and nobody can touch them musically.
This is essential for any Deep Purple fan.Play it loud- it's like being there.
I must report, however, that Ian Gillan has quite a bit of trouble carrying some of the older Purple songs - his voice just isn't there anymore (at least on this recording). He's really stretching to hit some of the high notes he used to carry off with ease in 1972..but then again, aren't we all. He seems to be much better with the newer stuff, perhaps the new songs are in keys he can sing in, more so than the early Purple stuff. Not musically knowledgeable enough to say for sure. (Us drummers don't know from keys and octaves and such..LOL)
The visual quality of this DVD is outstanding, it's obvious that a lot of care went into its' production. The direction is good, especially for a concert video, with just about the right mix of closeup and wide shots. Sound quality is great, it was mixed pretty well, not too much of any one instrument. Very well done.
The "bonus" material is good - a 75 minute "special" about the band's tour of Australia. A lot of it is interview with I. Gillan, but there is some concert footage of a House Of Blues date and more like that as well.
If you're a diehard Purp fan from the early days, you NEED this CD. If you're between the ages of 17 and 30, you need to buy it to see what A REAL ROCK group can do - and the stupid jerks at the Rock and Roll Hall of fame need to see this video and try to explain why DEEP PURPLE has never even been NOMINATED for membership.Read more ›
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I saw this concert on TV and it is awesome! great performance. Deep purple is one of the greatest Rock Band ever!Published on August 9, 2013 by Norma Aymerich
I have a good collection of Deep Purple stuff. This concert I've watched at least 20 times. One of the best concert videos I own - and the number is around 100 right now. Read morePublished on April 5, 2007 by G. Hakala
I think this is a great show. The band's playing is great and it definitly looks as if everybody's having fun. Steve Morse's playing is top-notch and the show is great. Read morePublished on April 4, 2007 by Joe
Technically speaking, the band is good here (of course, considering the amazibg talent of the musicians involved). Read morePublished on December 26, 2006 by Botnik Roller
I bought this DVD here and, to my surprise, I got a version of it with a different cover and much less bonus features. Read morePublished on October 19, 2006 by José Miguel Arbulú
Just because One member of a band could or choose not to perform with the one of the Best Bands in the World, and Still are..!! Oh yeah man, ive seen Blackmore live with DP.. Read morePublished on September 4, 2006 by Tim From Cincinnati
Most reveiws are not correct concerning this DVD. While Morse is an excellent guitar player, this DVD sucked! Read morePublished on November 11, 2005 by V. Scorziell
If you love Purple, then you know what a treasure this live performance is. If you never tried them, this is the one to buy. Read morePublished on October 12, 2005 by Rickster
This is the type of show I'm looking for Deep Purple in their DVD releases. Blackmore's been gone for 6 years and Morse has really given this band the lift it needed. Read morePublished on April 5, 2005 by Anton L.