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Machine Head - Classic Albums [DVD] [2002] [DVD] [2001]

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  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Eagle Rock
  • DVD Release Date: 1 Dec 2008
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00007DWOT
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,014 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

A look into the story behind the recording of Deep Purple's 'Machine Head'.

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantasmagoricle 4 Dec 2002
The documentray DVD came out this week in the US and I picked it up yesterday. Wasn't sure exactly what to expect, the DPAS comments about not many rare clips and RB refusing to play stuff on electric guitar came across quite negative.
But it's very cool!
The coolest thing is that everyone is nice and complimentary about each other and the album. Almost no bitchiness, and the little that there is, is tongue in cheek (Ritchie channeling shortwave Bulgarian radio through his hat). Everyone praises the genius of Blackmore, and in turn RB is on his self-deprecating humour best behaviour - everything he says about Gillan is positive, and he gives credit to everyone as well as the album itself.
It's mainly individual interviews except the two Ian's are together. Both Roger and Martin Birch are in front of mixing desks, some very interesting parts where they play a song but then fade out all but one track (instrument) so you can hear what someone is doing individually.
Jon demonstrates some stuff on a Hammond, how he gets his sound etc - nice part where he plays bits of the Space Truckin' live improv. Ritchie plays stuff on acoustic but it sounds cool - talks about how he thought his chorus riff in Space Truckin' was too simple, but then Gillan took it and made it sound good with the right lyrics. They also interview a few other people, some guy from a guitar mag, plus Chris Welch and Chris Charlesworth.
One weird thing, as far as I can remember, Lazy is not mentioned or played one single time, even in the bonus material section. Smoke On The Water of course gets the most airtime with the Casino fire story which I'm sure none of us ever heard before(!).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wot no Lazy? 9 Sep 2003
If you saw the programme on TV, you know what you're getting.
What you're getting is a dissection of a classic album. Martin Birch and Roger Glover sit at the mixing desk and twiddle some knobs. Jon Lord plays "The Beast" in his home. Ritchie speaks fondly of the others (!) and plays the "Smoke" riff on an acoustic guitar (he refused to play it on a strat apparently).
What you get on this DVD is about half an hour of extra stuff that wasn't shown on TV (including extended footage of 'Smoke On The Water' and 'Space Truckin'). What you don't get (why?) is any discussion about Lazy. It's as if it's not on the album, let alone one of it's standout tracks! Wonder why not???
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absorbing Purple!!! 1 Dec 2002
This is what a lot of DP fans have been waiting for - all 5 mark 2 members being interviewed (not together mind you!) in a relaxed sort of atmosphere.
The DVD contains the full ITV broadcast from 27th of November as you are doubtless aware. However it does contain a whole lot more.
There are 9 additional interview sections a couple of which are very short but enlightening nonetheless.
Where this DVD is fascinating is the totally complimentary fashion in which all of the members discuss the other member's contribution to what is an outstanding album. They all seem to be wanting to give the the rest the credit. The interview sections with Blackmore and Lord demonstrating the riffs or instrumental constructions are particularly interesting. Ok there will be some diehards who will complain that all Blackmore's demonstrations are on an acoustic guitar but they will miss the point.
Sadly it also merely serves as an appetiser as it contains some great footage of DP in action in the US during the early seventies. Unfortunately, it is these glimpses of the band in full flight which attract the attention and leave one wanting more - a whole lot more! The downside being that the owner of the footage of the whole show is reluctant to sell it in its entirety (What a DVD that would make!).
The disc runs for approximately 100 minutes and it even kept my 2 year old son quiet!!!!
This is a must have for any Deep Purple fan!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for archive purposes 2 Sep 2004
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The other reviews sum it up well. No Lazy!! No Strat!! But you get all the Mk II members talking about the album, full of small-big compliments for each other. I really liked how Jon Lord showed how he transformed the sound of the Hammond, at last I found out why "When A Blind Man Cries" was not on the album (but is on the anniversary CD, thank God), you get a taste of what Ritchie is now doing with acoustic guitars, I confirmed that they are all very eloquent, not a bunch of lads who couldn't string a couple of words together and finally, that quiet, hippy Roger is probably the cornerstone of what we love about DP. The videos could have been better, but I guess we will have to buy more DVD's....
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