Deep Purple need no introduction as one of the all-time great British rock bands. Their association with Montreux goes back to the early seventies, when their attempt to record their album "Machine Head" at the Montreux Casino was thwarted when it promptly burnt down, forcing them to make the album in the rooms and corridors of the Grand Hotel instead. The story was, of course, immortalized in their classic song "Smoke On The Water" which is the climax of this 1996 concert from the Montreux festival.
This concert was also released on CD by Eagle Records on May 2nd, with different bonus tracks from the 2000 show.
2. Ted The Mechanic
3. Pictures Of Home
4 Black Night
5. Woman From Tokyo
6. No One Came
7. When A Blind Man Cries
8. Hey Cisco
9. Speed King
10. Smoke On The Water
Bonus Tracks From Montreux 2000:
A. 1. Sixty-Nine (69) 2. Perfect Strangers 3. When a Blind Man Cries 4. Lazy 5. Highway Star
B. 1. Spoken intro describing story behind Smoke On The Water