2009 archive live release from the British rockers' Mk 1 line-up. So little evidence of this line-up's live act remains that this tape, the only surviving recording of the first incarnation of Deep Purple on stage, is of great interest, with the band exhibiting a brash confidence in front of 16,000 Cream fans. As a support act, Deep Purple's set was a little shorter than normal but despite the passing of over 40 years, it's still an exciting experience. The sound, taken from an original Sony open reel, isn't bad at all once you get used to the ambience, with just a little distortion in the second number and someone in the audience heard near the microphone at one or two quiet moments. It was first released officially several years ago by Sonic Zoom but has been long out of print. Due to many requests it has now been added to the immensely popular Official Archive Collection, with a new cover, and a 12 page booklet. Purple.
Purple, Purple Records Ltd. (UK), Purple UK
"Best of..." / "Greatest Hits", Live
David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Ian Gillan, Ian Paice, Joe Lynn Turner, Joe Satriani, Jon Lord, Mel Galley, Nick Simper, Ritchie Blackmore, Rod Evans, Roger Glover, Steve Morse, Tommy Bolin