Deep Purple: Live in Concert 1972/73 [DVD]
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Live performance by the groundbreaking 1970s metal band. Recorded by Danish television in Copenhagen in 1972, the concert features classic tracks such as 'Strange Kind of Woman', 'Lucille' and 'Black Night', as well as three tracks recorded in New York in 1973.
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People familiar with this will know that whoever was on the soundboard that night, were probably seeking a different form of employment the next day! Sadly those sound demons are still very much apparent,(no/very little bass first 3 numbers to bass overload from The Mule onwards!) but efforts have been made to sharpen the sound with different audio options. Depite this the band give a stirling performance- Child in Time in particular sparkles with Blackmore & Lord sharing the main solo, Fireball also a rare eyebrow raiser.
Also on this DVD are snippets from the New York '73 gig which, despite what was happening with the group behind the scenes, the band appear to be in fine form. Because this gig was finalised at the time for an 'in concert' show, each number suffers from edited verses/solos etc which,like the problems on the Denmark show, are irreversable.
Overall the band put in a good show and its good to have these gigs on DVD at long last!
This DVD, whilst the Copenhagen concert is in black and white, delivers a performance from a band that were superb and at the height of their musicianship. Watch the interplay between Lord and Blackmore during Child in Time, listen to Paice following them... heaven! Watch Gillan mouth-off at someone during Highway Star, then carry on as if nothing happenened - masterly.
The Copenhagen concert shows the band just before Machine Head was released. There is such a relaxed atmosphere, Highway Star is a great way to start off, Strange Kind of Woman shows how good Gillan's voice was, back then! Child in Time is just amazing: one of their greatest songs. Watch Paice during The Mule - awesome. Lazy is relaxed but superb and Space Truckin gives Lord and Blackmore another chance to show how fantastic they were. Then the 3 encores; Fireball, Lucille and Black Night.
No Smoke on the Water? Not at Copenhagen! But they do it in the colour 1973 footage - Blackmore (no doubt intentionally) starting in a different key. They also show part of Strange Kind of Woman, compare the two versions!! Then another version (edited) of Space Truckin. This is just before Gillan and Glover left - watch the body language, Gillan sounds great but doesnt look happy!!
If you saw these guys at the time - buy this and remember how brilliant they were. If you have only seen Deep Purple since they reformed in the mid 80's - watch this and see what you missed.
By the way - the Copenhagen concert is available on CD, see Sonic Zoom.
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Best you can get from " machine head "live show!!!, 20. Juli 2005
I saw this dvd in the store and it took few days till i bought it- i thought to my self- again , another deep purple dvd - most of it black&white (monochrome), but i admit now, i was wrong- This show - " the Scandinavian , live in denmark march 1972 is a MUST HAVE to any fan. 9 tracks from the machine head live , the only complete visual document of deep purple mk2 concert you can get played ii good quality sound , with good picture quality ( for this days ) ( monochrome only) but i was very surprized- this is great show indeed .The second show was filmed in the concert hall of hofstra university in America 25 min only 3 tracks were kept , good sound quality and very good picture quality ( for this days in colour !!!and you can choose "dts " or Dolby digital 5.0) ( strnge kind of woman, smoke on the water and space truckin.
i personally prefer the "Scandinavian nights " show (copenhagen show)!!! - the best deep purple you can watch - this is the " machine head " live!!! ( you can choose dolby 2.0 - god sound or Dolby digital 5.0). 97 min!!! ( and i didn't talk about the 1 track bnus from 74' show , from California jam (bonus vision )( i bought already the fll show last year).
great dvd , must have , ian paice and ian gillan in their finest , deep purple in their best , i saw Ritchie B in better days ( with dio 1977 germany show " caled also "on stage" in their live album , but i enjoy his efforts also here!!! roger glover always great and Jon lord made good job but we saw Him also in better days... but this dvd is the best visual dvd you can get from this days...Read more ›
i personaly prefer the "scandinavian nights " show (copenhagen show)!!! - the best deep purple you can watch - thisis the " machine head " live!!! ( you can choose dolby 2.0 - god sound or dolby digital 5.0). 97 min!!! ( and i didn't talk about the 1 track bnus from 74' show , from california jam (bonus vision )( i bought already the fll show last year).
great dvd , must have , ian paice and ian gillan in their finest , deep purple in their best , i saw ritchie blackmore in better days ( with dio 1977 germany show " caled also "on stage" in their live album , but i enjoy his efforts also here!!! roger glover always great and Jon lord made good job but we sawim also in better days... but this dvd is the best visual dvd you can get from this days... i wish to get something like this from scorpions ( "tokyo tapes ") maybe in some days .... but i can't belive we will ...
Belive me i also thought to my selve i would not buythis dvd but i glad i did!!!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Although this is filmed in B/W it shows the power that Deep Purple had in their golden period from 1970-1973 before Gillan & Glover left! Read morePublished on 13 Jan. 2014 by Trevor Young
Some good quality archive footage from the key early 70's period featuring the original line up. The main concert selection is from Copenhagen and despite it being black and white... Read morePublished on 29 Dec. 2013 by Russell Beard
If you love THE Deep Purple, then this is the one. The concert in Denmark is the bollocks, how Ian has any throat left after Child in Time is beyond me. Stunning ! Read morePublished on 13 April 2013 by Blade
. The band at the hight of there powers, so here i go,
three words describe this DVD Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant
this DVD is really a good trip back to the 70ties. It shows Deep purple in a really god form, and they all love to play the music. Petty they spilt up in this constallation.Published on 11 Mar. 2012 by Per Holst Mikkelsen
This Deep Purple DVD is brilliant ! The classic mark 2 line up of Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice. A stunning early 1972 concert from Denmark - complete ! Read morePublished on 2 Mar. 2011 by James Wyatt
yes! I just noticed that some people have complained about it. they may be right, this dvd was released for 5 years ago as Machine Head - live Copenhagen 1972 (very good and... Read morePublished on 3 Oct. 2005
Attention!!! this is the same show like DVD Machine Head 1972 -
Live in Denmark Copenhagen.
if you have bought that one, keep your finger away from this one. Read more