Dee Purple

Tue
05
May

First Official Release for DEEP PURPLE's 'Long Beach 1971' Set Due

Artist: 
 
Over 70 minutes of music – remastered in 2014
 
Welcome to Long Beach 1971, the latest album in earMUSIC’s Deep Purple reissue series that, over the last two years, has seen the release of rare live material from the band, including “Paris 1975”, “Copenhagen 1972”, Stockholm 1970” and “Graz 1975”. Spanning over 70 minutes of music, “Long Beach 1971” has been remastered in 2014 and is going to be released on February 27th, 2015 on earMUSIC.
 
Recorded at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California, on July 30, 1971, it was broadcast on radio (KUSC 91.5 FM), a showcase for a support performance to Rod Stewart and The Faces.

An official release for a concert that has long been considered a landmark for the band, the set featured tracks (“Speed King” and “Child In Time”) from their fourth studio album, June 1970’s “In Rock”. This was a transitional release for the Mk II version of the band -  guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, frontman Ian Gillan, bassist Roger Glover, organ/keyboard player Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice –, being their first hard rock affair as well as their commercial breakthrough as the third leading über-rock band of the day along with Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Completing the set that day were a considerably extended version of “Mandrake Root” from their July 1968 debut album “Shades Of Deep Purple”, and “Strange Kind Of Woman”.
 
Opening with an 11-minute long “Speed King”, the show actually starts off like a climax, with a frenzy of organ and batter of guitar and drums, before segueing into a fast and furious riff and some classic caterwauls from Ian Gillan. Next up is “Strange Kind Of Woman”. The piledriving central motif is a classic combination of rhythm and riff, the band hitting a bluesy, even funky, groove. Following is an impressive version of the Deep Purple classic “Child in Time”: it is 20 minutes of heavy action from Blackmore.

If you’re not too exhausted by that, there is time for one more, and it’s a good - not to mention long - one: “Mandrake Root”, a 27-minute extrapolation of the debut album track and concert standby.

All in all, the frenzy, powerful show is leaving the audience staggered, and not a little dazed, as they head towards the exit, into the warm California night, wondering what the hell just happened.

Deep Purple live just happened.


Tracklist
1. Speed King
2. Strange Kind Of Woman
3. Child In Time
4. Mandrake Root
 
All songs remastered in 2014
 
Categories: 
Tags: 
 
Fri
12
Sep

DEEP PURPLE With Orchestra Live In Verona DVD, Blu-Ray, And Digital October 21

Artist: 
EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE
 
DEEP PURPLE WITH ORCHESTRA
LIVE IN VERONA
 
~ON DVD, BLU-RAY, AND DIGITAL VIDEO~
 
~OCTOBER 21, 2014~

 

New York, NY (September 11, 2014)-- On October 21, 2014, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release Live In Verona by Deep Purple on DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital Formats [Pre-book Order Date September 26, MSRP $19.98 Blu-ray, $14.98 DVD].  This amazing performance includes such Deep Purple favorites as 'Smoke On The Water,' 'Lazy,' 'Strange Kind Of Woman,' 'Perfect Strangers,' 'Highway Star,' 'Woman From Tokyo,' and many more, but with a twist ' the added embellishment of a full symphony orchestra.
 
Filmed in the spectacular surroundings of the Arena di Verona, a Roman amphitheatre originally built in 30 AD, this concert from the summer of 2011 captures Deep Purple joined on stage by the Neue Philharmonie Frankfurt for performances of all their classic tracks.
 
The line-up for this show features Ian Gillan (vocals); Ian Paice (drums); Roger Glover (bass); Steve Morse (guitar); and Don Airey (keyboards).  As bonus features, Live In Verona includes two extra tracks, 'Hush' and 'Black Night,' both of which were also recorded that night.
 
Deep Purple remain one of the finest hard rock bands on the planet and are undoubtedly at their best when performing live. On Live In Verona, the orchestral arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs. Playing with the orchestra and performing in such a historical location embellished Deep Purple's already electric stage presence to new heights, delivering a brilliant show.
 
Eagle Rock Entertainment is the largest producer and distributor of music programming for DVD, Blu-Ray, TV, Audio and Digital Media in the world.  Eagle works directly alongside talent to produce top quality, High Definition and 3D programs, both concerts and documentaries, including The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, The Doors, Jeff Beck, U2, Peter Gabriel, Paul McCartney and Ozzy Osbourne. Eagle is a Grammy Award winning company and has received over 30 multi-platinum, over 50 platinum and over 90 gold discs, worldwide.  Eagle Rock Entertainment has offices in London, New York, Toronto, Paris and Hamburg.
 
For more information regarding this and other Eagle Rock Entertainment releases, contact Carol Kaye at Carol@Kayosproductions.com. Follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KayosProductionsInc.
 
Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/EagleRockEnt
Twitter: www.twitter.com/EagleRockNews
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/eaglerocktv
 
 
TRACK LISTING
1) Deep Purple Overture 
2) Highway Star 
3) Hard Lovin' Man 
4) Maybe I'm A Leo 
5) Strange Kind Of Woman 
6) Rapture Of The Deep 
7) Woman From Tokyo            
8) Contact Lost 
9) When A Blind Man Cries 
10) The Well Dressed Guitar              
11) Knocking At Your Back Door 
12) Lazy 
13) No One Came 
14) Don Airey Solo 
15) Perfect Strangers 
16) Space Truckin' 
17) Smoke On The Water
  

Categories: 
 
Subscribe to Dee Purple