Live on the BBC Hybrid SACD - DSD
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Audio Fidelity seems to have licensed the music on the second disc of "Deep Purple In Concert," had it remastered by Steve Hoffman and Lon Neumann, and added two also-previously-released tracks, 'Hush' and 'River Deep Mountain High' (also remastered from the already remastered--and readily available--early Deep Purple albums on Spitfire).
As "Deep Purple In Concert" was digitally remastered (by Joe Lambert) in 2001, the need for an SACD remaster is less than compelling to me (unlike the Dylan remasters). The additional tracks seem remarkably inappropriate to me because the main material is a live Paris Theatre (London) performance on March 9, 1972, of "Machine Head" material, the "new" album at the time, whereas the additional tracks were performed in the studio by a different, earlier lineup (Deep Purple MK I). Deep Purple released four albums in between, and the additional tracks don't seem to have any particular relevance to the later songs and performances.
The purpose of the original and still available "Deep Purple In Concert" was to present two complete Deep Purple concerts by the same lineup featuring significantly different material. It succeeded, in my opinion.Read more ›
A comparison of the 2 live concerts is unavoidable so In my opinion, the Japan concert holds its place for the highest energy even though the recording quality is not that great. This BBC version is like an intimate affair with much better mic placement. Kind of like a MTV unplugged but with full amplification.
If you are a true DP fan, you owe it to yourself to relive a piece of history. I give this CD 5 stars.
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Some of the previous reviewers say this is disc 2 of an old vinyl live album with a couple of extra singles thrown in. Read morePublished on December 5, 2006 by D. Allen
I'm a big fan of Deep Purple, since the end of the 70's! I collected all of their albums! so do not get me wrong that I give this SACD only 3 stars! Read morePublished on July 19, 2004