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In a world that is constantly changing and where trends and fashions are unforeseeable, Deep Purple are among the few reliable constant factors of music history. For more than 30 years now, they have enriched the spirit of rock music regularly with new albums, fascinating tours, and projects causing quite a stir. Five years after their latest studio album Abandon and three years after the ... Read more in Amazon's Deep Purple Store

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  • Audio CD (7 Nov 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Eagle Rock
  • ASIN: B005JWX9IY
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 92,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Orchestral Intro
2. Highway Star
3. Hard Loving 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

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Recorded on the closing night of this year’s Montreux Festival on July 16, this concert features Deep Purple playing their classic hits with the accompaniment of a full symphony orchestra conducted by Stephen “BK” Bentley-Klein. The orchestral arrangements give an added depth and range to the familiar songs and the band, who are clearly enjoying the experience, deliver one of their finest performances.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By KL on 3 Dec 2011
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I purchased this album after having seen Deep Purple play this set live at the London O2 as part of The Songs That Built Rock tour. I must admit that the thought of Deep Purple playing with a 38 piece Orchestra made me wonder if it would work. This is not a case of Deep Purple meets Classic Rock or Concerto for Orchestra and Group but a case of all the tracks being picked that could be complemented by the use of an Orchestra. Even then it is not a full Orchestra but the string, brass and percussion sections. Using the Orchestra adds a new dimension to a lot of the classic Deep Purple tracks from In Rock, Machine Head and Fireball as well as some of the more recent tracks such as Rapture of the Deep.

As for the bands line up this is as good as ever. Yes Ian Gillan can not always hit the high notes as he could on Made in Japan but then that was 1972 and this is 2011. How many other vocalists can still hit all the notes they could 39 years ago? He still has the presence on stage that few modern lead singers can match. Roger Glover is still an amazing bass guitarist and Ian Paice's drumming is still amazing. If you can't have Jon Lord on Keyboards than who better then Don Airey whose playing is just so versatile, just listen to his solo on this album with just about everything from classical to prog rock! As for Steve Morse he has to be one of the best rock guitarists around today.

For me the new versions on this album work. It not going to be to every Deep Purple fans taste but the only way to see if it is yours is to buy and listen to it in full a few times.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Phil On on 11 Nov 2011
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Having been a Deep Purple for over 35 years and having seen them over 20 times, but also having missed this "Songs that built rock" tour, I was quite impatient to hear that Montreux 2011.
When I first heard of that orchestral tour, I was to say the least, quite annoyed with the whole thing: first I've never liked an orchestra over rock compos (except when the songs were written for the occasion such as the magnificient Concert for group and orchestra), and second that meant that yet again, dP was going for yet another tour instead of recording some new material (Yes it's been over 6 years since their last release Rapture of the deep!).
It meant yet "new" versions of Highway Star, smoke on the water and other classics.

So what about the performance on this cd then? Well, it's not that bad! The marriage between the band and the orchestra is real good (as oppose to the collage that was Metallica's S&M), the orchestra blends in well, is not omnipresent, and when it takes the lead, it's more than welcome!
dP's performance is quite good too, compare to the previous Montreux release, this one is a blessing! The band is very tight (even tighter than usual probably due to the orchestra), there's not much room for improvisation but the solos and the general dynamic is good.
Ian Gillan sounds pretty good compared to some other performances I've heard from him in the last 5 or 6 years, although he should really quit trying the screaming, we all know that by now he can't anymore.
Some songs are truely great: contact lost/when a blindman cries/the well dressed guitar, Lazy (with a violin solo from the conductor), No one came...
Some tunes just don't work that well: Hard lovin man (too early in the set?
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr Blackwell TOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 Jan 2012
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How many live albums can Deep Purple release? answers on a post card to Ian Gillan and Co,once again though they come up trumps with a superb release to add to the ever expanding product roster.

Live at Montreux complete with Orchestra is a resounding success,classic after classic complimented by the orchestra and the considerate expertise of the band,only Gillan's performance below par at times,his vocals not quite up to the mark on all occasions.However like the recent Rush release 'Timeline' the listener will determine wether the vocal performance is enough to lessen the enjoyment.

Classic tracks lined up one after the other alongside lesser known album tracks,everyone will have there own favourites,the band on fire particularly Morse and Airey,for me the pair allowed for once to stray from the rigid versions and have a playful stretching of the material,it works a treat.

Like other reviewers i've often felt Montreux recordings aren't the best,this is the best i've heard,although i would have preferred the drums slightly higher in the mix.Ultimately the release is a success,its not going to rival MADE IN JAPAN but its a worthy release and will feature heavily on your playlist
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Vicente Rojas on 9 Dec 2011
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Deep Purple, despite his more than forty years, are proving to be in perfect shape, this time accompanied by an orchestra, at the Montreux Jazz Festival in July 2011, with quality shatter his greatest hits. Absoluty good sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dutyman on 8 Dec 2011
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This album is the perfect blend between classic rock and orchestra have'nt stop playing it since I bought it. A must for any Purple follower
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brendan Riley on 7 Dec 2011
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I had to buy this after seeing them at the MEN Arena in Manchester during "The Songs That Built Rock" tour. The CD itself is a brilliant recording, but having seen them............ Like wow! What a performance, Steve Morse is one amazing guitarist.
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