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on 23 April 2017
As you are probably aware by now, this is 3 disc heavyweight vinyl 2014 reissue of the remastered 2003 CD release, and to my ears at least is a far superior issue. Every instrument can be heard clearly, with a depth and clarity that was missing on the original. As this is the MkIII lineup consisting of new members Glenn Hughes & David Coverdale, quite a few of the tracks on this album come from their recent recording efforts with Blackmore, Paice & Lord, so you get songs from the "Stormbringer" & "Burn" albums as well as old favourites from the MKII lineup, including "Space Trucking" and the ubiquitous "Smoke on the Water". The energy and vibrancy really comes through on this album and I can safely say that there isn't a duff track on it. The 3 disc vinyl version comes handsomely packaged in a gatefold sleeve, with the inner gatefold showing press cuttings from the time. The three inner sleeves are adorned with a variety of photo's and press cuttings for you to while away the time while listening to the album. The vinyl itself is of an excellent, heavyweight quality with no hisses or scratches heard. I was never much of a fan of the MKIII lineup, but Paris 1975 may just have convinced me otherwise. Al in all, an excellent purchase.
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on 12 February 2015
There has been so many attempts to get this final Mark 3 European Tour captured on vinyl and CD over the years. I have in my vinyl collection: Made in Europe, UK and Japanese original pressings, Graz (2014) and now this new vinyl copy plus on CD the first release of this Paris 1975 concert back in 2003.

This 2014 remix and re-mastered copy is the same as the 2003 CD release of the full concert but covered over 3 vinyl records (weights 134 to 140g). The extra material over the 2003 CD is various interviews with David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes and Ian Paice, which is interesting but not an essential part of the package in my view. The remixing & re-mastering has been done by Martin Pullman, who made a brilliant job of the 2014 release of the Made in Japan concerts.
This vinyl release is the best to date for sonic quality: clear and open sound-stage and low back-ground noise from the vinyl. It is much better sound quality vs the Made in Europe and Graz vinyl copies. Richie Blackmore's guitar sounds crisp with intense detail and Ian Paice's bass drum you can actually feel in the room. All this detail is missing from the other vinyl and CD recordings.

In conclusion: absolutely brilliant. If you want this wonderful final Mark 3 concert on vinyl, this is the one. Turn up the amp sit back and enjoy being transported back to 1975.
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on 1 February 2013
Have to agree with a lot of the complaints on here about Glenn Hughes.
Not only is he very irritating with his vocal interjections during the songs and his ridiculous announcements between songs but he actually dominates this set to an unusually large degree - you just can't escape him.
Yet his bass playing is pretty good.
And I'm not knocking the bloke for no reason - Medusa by Trapeze is one of my all time faves, and his work on the album he made with Pat Thrall is pretty good as well. But he does make lengthy parts of this set so far removed from what Purple were about that there are spells within individual songs where it seems to be at least 2 if not more bands playing on the same stage.
It's no wonder that Blackmore was already planning his escape route.
Glenn Hughes should have been appearing with James Brown at the Apollo Harlem instead of Deep Purple in Paris, but at least in later life he has accepted and regretted some of the more extreme 'actions' of his hedonistic 70s lifestyle
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on 27 April 2017
Brilliant. Still trying to source the remaining 4 albums to complete set of 10 official overseas gigs (live series).
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on 3 May 2017
Great album love it classic purple
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on 24 February 2004
Deep Purple - Live In Paris 75 is a fantastic album for a number of reasons. First of all, the history, you may or may not know, but this Paris gig is actually the very last Mk III concert (Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, Paice). After this show Ritchie Blackmore would leave the band to start his band Rainbow. Therefore, the show was always going to be special, full of emotion, and it did not disappoint. The music is as always top draw, but the thing that sets this show apart from other Mk III gigs is the volume of material. Included in this shows are of course the favourites from Mk II days (Smoke On The Water, Highway Star) and the favourites from Mk III's Burn album (Burn, Mistreated) but also performances of songs from Mk III's other album Stormbringer (Gypsy, Lady Double Dealer) not heard on classic gigs like Live In London and California Jamming. As i said the music is fantastic, Deep Purple always stood out to me as a band capable of fantastic things, and unlike many other bands they seem to deliver every time! From Mk II's Made In Japan all the way to this brilliant album, and beyond, DP have always been a top live band. Not a lot of people (myself included) were lucky enough to see the great Mk III line-up because of the simple fact that they were only together just under two years. This is album is definately the next best thing, be it Ritchie's sublime guitar solos (notably Mistreated) or Glenn and David vying for vocals this band always put on a great show and if you only buy one DP Mk III live album, make sure its Live In Paris 75.
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on 24 February 2004
What more could any one want ? Deep Purple in their pomp, rarely perfomed material(from Stormbringer) & added to this is the emotionally charged atmosphere of Ritchie Blackmore's final show.
This has it all, & is remixed from orginal source tapes, so it doesn't sound like the band are playing on the phone, or as on Made in Europe (the orginal album this was taped for) with looped audience response.
The playing is all that can be expected of a top band in their prime. David Coverdale is in fine voice throughout, even Highway star sounds great. Note, DC in 75 is not to be confused with the tanned, blonde HM smoothie of the late 80s.
Highspots are hard to single out, mistreated, as ever with Mk III is well delivered, but Stormbringer & You fool no one running close.
At last a Mk III live album the equal of the peerless 'Made in Japan'. Helps to disprove the addage of live albums being inferior product, as here all the Mk III material is better than on the source studio records.
Go on have a listen, you know you want to.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 22 February 2011
We all know the history behind this one. Blackmores last gig with the band (For the time being anyway), going off in a strop because he didn't like the direction the band was going in. Well listening to this it is clear he was determined to show his bandmates what they would be missing. He was on fire that night and the rest of the band made sure they also rose to the occasion. OK some of the songs go on a bit, buy hey this was the seventies and that's what these bands did then, cos they had the talent and they could. Yes there are bum notes and the guitar goes out of tune every now and again, but that's part of the beauty of these 'unofficial'live albums that are released so long after the event, they don't get tampered with to give the impression that nothing ever goes wrong (Yes I'm talking about you Live And Dangerous). So what you get is a true reflection of what the band sounds like live, rather than something that is over a tarted up to the point it becomes anodyne and lifeless (Ok not Live and Dangerous). If you're a fan of Purple this is definitely recommended. Go on buy it, you know you want to, you won't be disappointed.
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on 18 October 2011
Well I have read about the mixes on this cd and wondered what was it all about, since I had the MK III Final Concerts set and was not particularly amazed. BUT, here the sound is really superb. An excellent mix DOES the difference. Burn and Stormbringer are excellent, with Richie playing with great heart even if he was leaving. A must for MK III fans who allready have Live in LOndon.
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VINE VOICEon 22 March 2011
Although the style was different I never thought there was anything wrong with the Mk3 studio albums Burn & Stormbringer. In fact listening to it now Burn has a similar style to early Rainbow. Performed live the tracks from these albums sound great here: heavier and more powerfull. Coverdale makes a couple of ill advised attempts at Gillan style screams on Burn but otherwise sounds excellent, with Hughes providing able support. However, when it comes to the older material Coverdale and Hughes make a terrible mess of the vocals: Smoke on the Water beomes a bizarre duet with the last verse ditched and some totally inappropriate soul crooning at the end. The other MkII tracks come in for similar abuse. It's weird hearing the brilliant musicianship (including Hughes on bass) combined with these awful messed up vocals. This might be forgivable if it wasn't for all the hideous camp jive talk from Glen Hughes between and sometimes into the start of each track. He really should have been banned from speaking, ever. Coverdale isn't too much better with his continuous use of the phrase "We've got a ... for ya".

Is it really so bad as to spoil your enjoyment of the great music? Well at the start maybe not but once I'd played the CDs a couple of times I found it impossible to listen to without skipping these bits. For once some good editing would have been more than welcome.
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