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The Highway Star

On the Wings of a Russian Foxbat (Live in California)

UK July 1995 Connoisseur Collection DPVSOP-CD-217 [2CD]
Japan 199- Teichiku TECX-35042-3 [2CD]

King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Deep Purple in Concert

US/Canada July 1995 KBFH Records/EMI Canada 70710-88002-2-7 [2CD]

On The Wings Of A Russian Foxbat

King Biscuit Flower Hour

King Biscuit Flower Hour

Performed live in USA 1976 by:

  • Tommy Bolin guitar, vocals
  • David Coverdale vocals
  • Glenn Hughes bass, vocals
  • Jon Lord keyboards
  • Ian Paice drums

Recorded live by and for the King Biscuit Flower Hour at Long Beach Arena on 27th February 1976, except two tracks recorded at Springfield MA, 26th January 1976.

Album compiled and co-ordinated by Mike Howell and Simon Robinson.

Note that this has been released with two separate titles.

The King Biscuit Flower Hour (a US radio show) recorded a concert with DP in Springfield on 26 January 1976. However, this was later tampered with and deemed unsuitable for release. Thus a second concert was recorded at Long Beach Arena a month later, on 27 February 1976. It this latter concert that has now been released on album, with a couple of bonus tracks added from the first date. The European & US releases have different packages, track lists & titles. They might also have been mixed differently. The US sleeve notes are written by Bruce Pilato and contain bits and pieces of a Glenn Hughes interview, while the European sleeve notes are written by Simon Robinson. Note also that the back cover of the European release states that "Not Fade Away" is included in "Highway Star (version 2)" [track 14] while the booklet says it ain't. The booklet is correct.

TRACK LIST -- European release

  1. Burn (Blackmore/Hughes/Lord/Paice/Coverdale) 8.15
  2. Lady Luck (Cook/Coverdale) 3.07
  3. Getting tighter (Bolin/Hughes) 13.54
  4. Love child (Bolin/Coverdale) 5.35
  5. Smoke on the water (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 9.16
    Includes "Georgia On My Mind".
  6. Lazy (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 17.03
  7. The grind (Bolin/Sheldon/Tesar) 5.52
    This is *not* "The Grind". It is "Homeward Strut".
  8. This time around (Hughes/Lord) 7.16
  9. Tommy Bolin guitar solo (Bolin) 10.30
  10. Stormbringer (Blackmore/Coverdale) 9.51
  11. Highway star (version 1) (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 8.18
    Includes "Not Fade Away".
  12. Smoke on the water (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 9.31
    Includes "Georgia On My Mind". Recorded in Springfield in January.
  13. Going down (Nix) 7.25
    The US release claims this to be recorded at Springfield but the European release doesn't mention anything of the sort.
  14. Highway star (version 2) (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.22
    This doesn't include "Not Fade Away" as stated on the back cover. Recorded in Springfield in January.

TRACK LIST -- US release

  1. Burn (Blackmore/Hughes/Lord/Paice/Coverdale) 8.15
  2. Lady Luck (Cook/Coverdale) 3.13
  3. Getting tight (Bolin/Hughes) 13.42
  4. Love child (Bolin/Coverdale) 5.49
  5. Medley 8.59
    • Smoke on the water (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
    • Georgia on my mind (Charmichael/Stuart)
  6. Medley 22.29
    • Lazy (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
    • The grind (Bolin/Sheldon/Tesar)
      This is in fact "Homeward Strut".
  7. This time around (Hughes/Lord) 7.05
  8. Tomy Bolin (guitar solo) (Bolin) 10.32
    Tommy misspelled "Tomy".
  9. Stormbringer (Blackmore/Coverdale) 10.27
  10. Medley 7.16
    • Highway star (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice)
    • Not Fade Away (Petty/Hardin)

Bonus tracks on the US release

  1. I'm going down (Nix) 7.30
    Recorded live at Springfield, Jan 1976.
  2. Highway star (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 5.34
    Recorded live at Springfield, Jan 1976.
  3. Smoke on the water (Blackmore/Gillan/Glover/Lord/Paice) 6.44
    Recorded live at Springfield, Jan 1976.
  4. Georgia on my mind (Charmichael/Stuart) 2.50
    Recorded live at Springfield, Jan 1976.
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