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Crime Of The Century
Crime Of The Century
Price: £11.64

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars should have been better, 4 Mar. 2015
This review is from: Crime Of The Century (Audio CD)
I must say I'm a little bit disappointed. Not about the music which is well known and great. No, it's about the sound quality. The first disc (remastered studio album) does not sound better than the original one in my (old) ears. And the second one (Live at Hammersmith), well IMHO, the older "Is everybody listening" (which is not Cleveland '76, but also Hammersmith '75) sound much better to me. Maybe it's use a matter of taste.

Live in Aachen 1970
Live in Aachen 1970
Offered by Stewybus
Price: £23.74

14 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have, 18 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Live in Aachen 1970 (Audio CD)
This CD is an absolute must have. First of all because the performance is excellent, with probably the best version of Mandrake Root ever, and a great Wring That Neck too. And secondly because the sound quality, although being a bootleg recording, is very very good.

DP played the Aachen festival in July 70 when they were not yet very famous and were pleased to show how good musicians they were. On that day, JL was in great form and played incredibly, being very well inspired with some awsome solos during Wring That Neck and Mandrake Root. And this was the time when they were all playing together as a group, and this you can feel it here, something which was no more the case some two years later.

So again, this is an absolute must have for all DP Mk II fans. A great CD.

Live In Stockholm 1970
Live In Stockholm 1970

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best live recording from DP ?, 15 Mar. 2007
This review is from: Live In Stockholm 1970 (Audio CD)
Made in Japan is known as the best live recording ever in rock history and probably is. But Live in Stockholm 1970 as nearly as good. The performance recorded here is absolutely superb. The set list is classical for that period and starts with Speed King, probably the best version available so far. After Into The Fire, we get THE best version of Child In Time. Everything is just perfect, especially JL and RB in the instrumental section, phenomenal ! THE highlight of the record for me. And then we have Wring That Neck, a great version too, except maybe the JL solo. But the firt ten minutes are just exceptional.

The second disc is also of very high standard, with a great Mandrake Root (only the Live in Aachen version could be better) and a very energic Black Night to end a fantastic show.

So even if there is nothing new as it was already available before as Scandinavian Nights, this record is one of the best live recording in DP history, and shows the band at their first peak during the In Rock tour : fresh, lively, inspired on stage. Machine Head (and MIJ) will follow.

The Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults: Volume Four
The Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults: Volume Four

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good luck !, 2 Aug. 2006
Received today, tried to listen to it, but sorry, I just could't, the sound is really too bad. Well, at least the purist will say that it's a bootleg recording, so don't expect to much. OK but with today's digital sound restoration technic it should be possible to do a better job (just listen to the official Deep Purple bootlegs and enjoy the difference !)

So I'm going to put it on my shelf and probably never listen to it again.

PS : The 2 stars are for the performances (what you can hear of it)

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