||Alphabetical Song List V to Z||
VVavoom: Ted The Mechanic
Mk 7 (Gillan/Glover/Lord/Morse/Paice): often just simply known as Ted The Mechanic. Released on Purpendicular. Regularly performed live and released on the following: Live At The Olympia '96, Total Abandon CD, Total Abandon Video/DVD, In Concert with the LSO 2CD, In Concert with the LSO Video/DVD, Live At The Rotterdam Ahoy, Perihelion DVD.
Also performed live on Rockline Radio 3 May 2000 by Ian G, Roger and Steve, but not officially released.
Mk 3 (Hughes/Various): a vocal improvisational section by Glenn Hughes where he improvised from various old soul and blues numbers during live versions of Smoke On The Water. Sometimes listed as Blues Forever on bootlegs. See also Georgia On My Mind. Look out for it on: California Jamming, Live In London, Mk III The Final Concerts.
Mk 2 (Lord): second movement from Gemini Suite Live, incorrectly listed as Organ/Bass. Released on Gemini Suite Live.
Mk 8 (Bradford/Gillan): from Bananas
Mk 2b (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover): from Perfect Strangers.
Watching The Sky
Mk 7 (Gillan/Glover/Lord/Morse/Paice): from Abandon. Recorded live in Romania in November 1998 and released on Around The World 1995 - 1999 video. Other live versions can be found on: Total Abandon CD, Total Abandon Video/DVD, In Concert with the LSO 2CD, In Concert with the LSO Video/DVD
We Can Work It Out
Mk 1 (Lennon/McCartney): see Exposition
The Well Dressed Guitar
Mk 7 (Steve Morse): instrumental performed live on the 2001-2002 tours. Released on Live At The Rotterdam Ahoy. No studio version as yet.
Mk 7 (Gillan/Glover/Lord/Morse/Paice): from Abandon.
What's Going On Here
Mk 3 (Blackmore/Lord/Paice/Coverdale): from Burn.
When A Blind Man Cries
Mk 2 (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice): out-take from the Machine Head sessions. Released on b-side of Never Before single. First album release was on Mark I & II. Also appeared on New, Live And Rare Volume 1 EP in 1977. First CD release was on the Japanese compilation New, Live And Rare in 1989. Released on 25th Anniversary Edition of Machine Head along with a 1997 remixed version. The 1997 remix was also used on 30: The Very Best. Though this song dates from 1971, it only really started getting played live after Ritchie left in 1993. Live performances can be found on: Bombay Calling video/DVD, Live At The Olympia '96, Live At The Rotterdam Ahoy, Perihelion DVD. It was also performed as an instrumental unplugged version on South African radio station 5fm on 23 March 1995 by Steve Morse, Roger Glover and Jon Lord. Not officially released.
A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Mk 5 (Reid/Brooker): This Procol Harum classic, based on Bach's Air On G String, was performed live a few times on the European tour in 1991. No official release.
Who Do You Love
Mk 2 (McDaniel): a snippet from this Bo Diddley song was included during Speed King on the 1972 tour. Listen out for it on the 3rd disc of Live In Japan.
Why Didn't Rosemary
Mk 1 (Blackmore/Lord/Evans/Simper/Paice): from Deep Purple.
Mk 5 (Blackmore/Glover/Turner/Lord/Paice): from Slaves And Masters.
Mk 4 (Tesar/Bolin): a track from Tommy Bolin's solo album Teaser, performed live in Japan in 1975. Released on Last Concert In Japan, The Ultimate Tommy Bolin compilation, This Time Around, Listen Learn Read On 6CD box set in 2002.
With A Little Help From My Friends
Mk 3 (John Lennon/Paul McCartney): instrumental snippet by Jon Lord during Smoke On The Water on 1975 tour, sometimes performed with vocals by Glenn Hughes. Hear it on Mk III The Final Concerts.
Mk 2 (Blackmore/Lord): original working title for the introduction section [1.32] of Speed King. Recorded at a separate session to the main track, it was edited [0.42] or completely left off certain (mainly US) releases.
Woman From Tokyo
Mk 2 (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice): from Who Do We Think We Are. Edited [2.43] vs [5.48] by Ian Paice and released as a single. The single edit was released on some versions of Mark I & II, and on Purple Chronicles (Japan 1993), the French Smoke On The Water - Best Of CD and 30: The Very Best (1CD). Another edit [4.28] was released on The Mark 2 Purple Singles. Woman From Tokyo was remixed [6.37] by Roger Glover in 1999 and released on Who Do We Think We Are Remastered Edition in 2000. An extract from an Alternate Bridge version [1.24] was also released on Who Do We Think We Are Remastered Edition.
Live Performances - Mk 2, 4 & 7
An instrumental live version [4.02] was included on the track list for Last Concert In Japan, but this was actually just a part of Jon Lord's solo and was given the title Woman From Tokyo because the solo included a brief instrumental excerpt of this song. Various live versions of Woman From Tokyo have been released on: Nobody's Perfect, Bombay Calling video/DVD, Live At The Olympia '96, Total Abandon CD, Total Abandon Video/DVD, Perihelion DVD. It also appears briefly [2.23] sandwiched in a medley with Space Truckin' and Paint It Black on the Come Hell Or High Water video/DVD. This medley was also released (without Paint It Black) as a bonus track on the Japanese Come Hell Or High Water CD.
Unplugged - Mk 7
This song was performed as an instrumental unplugged version on South African radio station 5fm on 23 March 1995 by Steve Morse, Roger Glover and Jon Lord, but no official release exists. Also performed unplugged on Rockline Radio, 3rd May 2000 by Ian G, Steve and Roger. Not officially released.
Wring That Neck aka Hard Road
Mk 1 (Blackmore/Lord/Simper/Paice): instrumental from The Book Of Taliesyn. Released on the b-side of Kentucky Woman and Emmaretta singles. A BBC session version was recorded on 14 January 1969 and eventually appeared on The Book Of Taliesyn Remastered in February 2000 and on The Early Years CD in March 2004. Recorded live and released on Inglewood 68 (aka Live At The Forum) official bootleg CD in 2002. Performed live as part of the 3-song opening set for Concerto For Group and Orchestra. This live version was first released on Powerhouse in 1977 and on CD on New, Live And Rare (Japan 1989). Other (quite lengthy) live versions can be found on: Kneel & Pray, In Concert, Scandinavian Nights video, Live In Denmark 1972 and Listen Learn Read On 6CD box set. An extract from a 14 July 1970 TV performance appears on the Doing Their Thing video.
The US record company Tetragrammaton apparently felt the title Wring That Neck was "too violent", so it was known as Hard Road in the US.
It's A Beautiful Day used the theme from Wring That Neck for their song Don And Dewey in exchange for Deep Purple using the theme from their track Bombay Calling as the basis for Child In Time.
Mk 8: from Rapture Of The Deep.
Mk 5 (Lennon/McCartney): performed live on European tour in 1991. No official release.
Mk 2 (Traditional): show-opener on certain dates during the 1971 European tour. No official release.
You Can't Do It Right (With The One You Love)
Mk 3 (Blackmore/Coverdale/Hughes): from Stormbringer.
You Fool No One
(Blackmore/Lord/Paice/Coverdale): from Burn. Live versions can be found on: California Jamming, Live In London, Made In Europe, Mk III The Final Concerts, Listen Learn Read On 6CD box set.
You Keep On Moving
Mk 4 (Coverdale/Hughes): from Come Taste The Band. An edited version [4.27] vs [5.18] was released as a single and can also be found on the French Smoke On The Water - Best Of CD and 30: The Very Best (1CD version). A demo version was released on 1420 Beachwood Drive CD in 2000. Live versions released on Last Concert In Japan, The Ultimate Tommy Bolin compilation, This Time Around, Deep Purple Rises Over Japan video.
You're Gonna Ruin Me
Mk 7 (Leslie Johnson): A blues song written by Lazy Lester (born Leslie Johnson in 1933) performed on Rockline Radio, 3rd May 2000 by Ian G, Steve and Roger. Also known as Gonna Let You Go or Blues Improvisation. Not officially released.
If ever you find yourself in the proximity of Ian Gillan when there is even the smell of an acoustic guitar around, he will invariably break into this song, it's his favourite of all time. -- Roger Glover, January 2003
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