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The "Navy Lark" and the TV Lark: Series 5 (BBC Audio)
The "Navy Lark" and the TV Lark: Series 5 (BBC Audio)
by Navy Lark
Edition: Audio CD

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Navy lark but off form, 2 Aug 2009
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Having listened to the TV lark episodes several times now, I still cannot put my finger (or ears) on what it is that makes them less funny than the Navy Lark.
The same characters bar those played by Heather Chasen are set to work producing TV programmes but the catch phrases and situations are just not the same as the Navy Lark portion of this set and in my opinion are not as funny.
I have given it 3 stars for the improvement that comes with the return of HMS Troutbridge. Although it is interesting from the completist's viewpoint.


Machine Head - Classic Albums [DVD] [2002] [DVD] [2001]
Machine Head - Classic Albums [DVD] [2002] [DVD] [2001]
Dvd ~ Deep Purple
Price: 7.99

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!


Listen, Learn, Read On
Listen, Learn, Read On
Offered by BookFozz
Price: 128.65

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Listen Learn Read On......., 15 Nov 2002
This review is from: Listen, Learn, Read On (Audio CD)
Hmm, where to start? With a group as longlived as Deep Purple throughout their many incarnations that is a difficult one to answer and so to the only point of criticism of this box set... it takes 11 tracks to get to Deep Purple themselves!
That said, the pre-purple tracks by Zephyr. Trapeze and The Government are reasonably good. The others are only of historic interest and the whole idea of pre-purple careers would probably be better done on the "Deep Purple and Family" style of package.
Whilst most of the of the 74 tracks (42) are new to cd, previously unissued or a 24 bit remaster, let us not fool ourselves here... they are pretty much available somewhere. This is where the package scores, by gathering them together in one set. We would probably all choose different tracks, clamour for more of the legendary outtakes from various sessions and put it all together in a different way (yet still end up with a similar set with the essence of Purple).
As a set that introduces Purple to a new audience and refreshes the ears of the older audience with real rock music you could not get much better. I think that it knocks spots of the earlier Shades of Deep Purple set and I would have given it 5 stars if it were not for the opening 10 tracks!


Bootleg Series 1984 - 2000 [Box Set] [Australian Import]
Bootleg Series 1984 - 2000 [Box Set] [Australian Import]
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: 264.02

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best source of live deep purple available!, 10 Feb 2001
This collection ranges from 1984 to 2000 and covers some of the best bootleg shows that were available. From the "best" sources the tapes have been cleaned up resulting in some of the best live recorded Deep Purple ever!(What a pity that the record companies did not do this earlier to put bootleggers out of business! Ah well.) The shows covered are "Highway Stars" from Adelaide in November 1984 just after the mk 2 reunion had started. A nervous but excellent performance! The next show is "Third Night" in Sweden 16th of June 1985 and is a much more assured performance. "Hungary Days" from Budapest Jan 26-28th 1987 improves further still. "In your Trousers" from Stockholm in 1993 Hits a peak for the reunion years with Ritchie Blackmore in fine form. Deep Purple's fortunes took a turn for the better with the arrival of Steve Morse on guitar to replace the disenchanted Blackmore. The "Purple Sunshine" cd from March 4th 1995 shows how the new direction would revitalise some old classics. The newer tunes also being developed live as well as in the studio. Hear Ted the Mechanic and Purpendicular Waltz being aired for the first time. The last show represented herein is "Made in Japan 2000" as Deep Purple return to possibly the scene of their greatest triumph. Excellent performances including a hitherto unplayed classic, Fools. This set is for die-hard Purple fans and people who have heard the name and would like to know what all the fuss is about alike....turn the volume up, sit back and find out!!!!


Bootleg Series 1984 - 2000 [Box Set] [Australian Import]
Bootleg Series 1984 - 2000 [Box Set] [Australian Import]
Offered by thebookcommunity
Price: 264.02

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best source of live deep purple available!, 10 Feb 2001
This collection ranges from 1984 to 2000 and covers some of the best bootleg shows that were available. From the "best" sources the tapes have been cleaned up resulting in some of the best live recorded Deep Purple ever!(What a pity that the record companies did not do this earlier to put bootleggers out of business! Ah well.) The shows covered are "Highway Stars" from Adelaide in November 1984 just after the mk 2 reunion had started. A nervous but excellent performance! The next show is "Third Night" in Sweden 16th of June 1985 and is a much more assured performance. "Hungary Days" from Budapest Jan 26-28th 1987 improves further still. "In your Trousers" from Stockholm in 1993 Hits a peak for the reunion years with Ritchie Blackmore in fine form. Deep Purple's fortunes took a turn for the better with the arrival of Steve Morse on guitar to replace the disenchanted Blackmore. The "Purple Sunshine" cd from March 4th 1995 shows how the new direction would revitalise some old classics. The newer tunes also being developed live as well as in the studio. Hear Ted the Mechanic and Purpendicular Waltz being aired for the first time. The last show represented herein is "Made in Japan 2000" as Deep Purple return to possibly the scene of their greatest triumph. Excellent performances including a hitherto unplayed classic, Fools. This set is for die-hard Purple fans and people who have heard the name and would like to know what all the fuss is about alike....turn the volume up, sit back and find out!!!!


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