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The BBC Sessions 1968-1970 Double CD


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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: Double CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B005KXV8XK
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 21,751 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Hush (Version One) [BBC Top Gear Session] 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. One More Rainy Day (BBC Top Gear Session) 2:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Help! (BBC Top Gear Session) 5:28£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. And The Address (BBC Dave Symonds Show Session) 2:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hey Bop A Re Bop (BBC Top Gear Session) 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Emmaretta (BBC Top Gear Session) 3:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Wring That Neck (BBC Top Gear Session) 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Brian Matthew Interviews Rod Evans (BBC Top Gear Session) 1:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Hey Joe (BBC Top Gear Session) 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. It's All Over (BBC Top Gear Session) 4:14£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Painter (Version One) [BBC Sounds Like Tony Brandon Show Session] 2:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Lalena (BBC Sounds Like Tony Brandon Show Session) 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The Painter (Version Two) [BBC Chris Grant's Tasty Pop Sundae Session] 2:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. I'm So Glad (BBC Chris Grant's Tasty Pop Sundae Session) 3:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Hush (Version Four) [BBC Chris Grant's Tasty Pop Sundae Session] 2:28£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Listen  1. Ricochet (BBC Symonds On Sunday Show Session) 3:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The Bird Has Flown (BBC Symonds On Sunday Show Session) 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Speed King (BBC Stuart Henry Noise At Nine Session) 3:25£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Jam Stew (Aka John Stew) [BBC Stuart Henry Noise At Nine Session] 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Hard Lovin' Man (BBC Mike Harding's Sounds Of The Seventies Session) 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Bloodsucker (BBC Mike Harding's Sounds Of The Seventies Session) 3:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Living Wreck (Version Two) [BBC Mike Harding's Sounds Of The Seventies Session] 2:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Jon Lord Interview (BBC Transcription Services Session) 1:35£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Black Night (BBC Transcription Services Session) 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Grabsplatter (BBC Transcription Services Session) 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Into The Fire (BBC Transcription Services Session) 3:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Child In Time (BBC Transcription Services Session)10:48Album Only

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The transition of Deep Purple from a cult UK band that had chart success stateside, to the rock giants we all know is captured in these fascinating session recordings. Although the rarity of some of the sessions means the sound quality is often less than perfect, it is the stunning performances, many live-in studio, which shine through. In this double-disc edition, the first disc contains sessions from the original Deep Purple line-up while the second disc features sessions recorded by the Mark II line-up.

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"The story of Deep Purple's transformation from psychedelic rock popsters to a heavy rock band gets better with every telling. And this two-CD set is the perfect soundtrack to the saga, not just because the speedy nature of the BBC sessions generally sorted the musicians from the wannabes, but because these Purple sessions are a fascinating insight into the band's development at a crucial time." -- Classic Rock - October 2011 - 7/10

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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By P. Kelly on 12 Nov. 2011
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I still listen to my full collection of DP Mark 1 & 2 music on vinyl. I was considering purchasing this newly released BBC sessions in the vinyl box edition until I saw the price at ca £85 to 90. From what I understand the difference between the standard CDs and the box set is the CDs are in their own cases and we get two 180g vinyl records. For me this does not justify the extra price and I probably would be complaining about the quality of these modern vinyl pressings.

The standard CD version comes with two discs: 1 Mark 1 sessions 1968-69 and 2, Mark 2 sessions 1969-70 and an excellent booklet produced by DP expert, Simon Robinson, which gives very detailed information on each one of the sessions. Disc 1 contains 14 tracks, 7 of which are previously unreleased and a short interview with Rod Evans. Disc 2 contains 11 music tracks and a short interview with Jon Lord discussing the Black Night single. All of these tracks appeared on the now deleted 'Listen, Learn, Read On' box set (info source Deep Purple Appreciation Society web page). However, the key advantage is having all these DP1 & 2 recordings grouped together. The CD labels are replicas of the original BBC's Transcription Service vinyl labels.

I have to confess I played the Mark 2 material first as for me this was the ultimate DP line-up. It is the first time I have heard these recordings except the Mike Harding Sound of the Seventies sessions which I was an addictive listener back in the early 70s (giving away my advanced age), truly magnificent from start to finish. It highlights to me that the early transition of the Mark 2 band from the few tracks presented here have a higher portion of organ in the mix until they developed the later heavier guitar loaded mixes of the finished articles for the 'In Rock' album.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. N. ESPIÑEIRA on 13 Nov. 2011
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On these discs you can see the transition as Deep Purple cult band in the UK who longed to get success in the U.S. rock giants that are currently captured in this fascinating recording sessions. Although some of these issues in audio quality is not perfect. Performance is impressive, and almost all the issues proposed to leave the listener speechless by dint of professionalism, vistuosismo and, above all, very talented.

All recordings have been remastered especially for this release. Some tracks of these cd's had previously appeared on bootlegs but very poor sound quality.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. Reed on 12 Nov. 2011
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Excellent double CD with informative booklet. Alternative (sometimes better) versions of familiar tracks (and not so familiar) plus intro bumpers and interviews. Well worth £9 of any Deep Purple Mk1 and Mk2 fans money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Norvic Kilton on 5 Feb. 2012
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Great value double CD. I brought this for the Deep Purple Mark 1 Collection. Great early stuff, Rod Evans and Nick Simper really were great, Simpers bass lines rock!!.

CD two is MK2 Purple, another great collection, but for me the MK1 CD has the edge.
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