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A new box set titled Around The World Live is being prepared for release by Edel. The “Deluxe Edition” 4DVD box set is slated for release in UK on Edel’s subsidiary Eagle Vision on May 19, 2008. As of now, we have no info on availability and release dates in other markets.

DEEP PURPLE Around The World Live (2008 UK ‘Deluxe Edition’ 4-disc PAL DVD set) – This stunning set features three full Deep Purple concerts, highlights of a fourth, interviews with the band members and a new documentary telling the full Deep Purple story from their beginnings up to the present day with an emphasis on the Steve Morse era; presented in a hard-back bookstyle picture sleeve complete with a 32-page specially commissioned book written by Joel McIver [Classic Rock magazine] and is illustrated with photographs from the era covered by the concerts).

DVD1 – Bombay Calling, India 1995

1. Fireball
2. Maybe I’m A Leo
3. Black Night
4. The Battle Rages On
5. Woman From Tokyo
6. Perpendicular Waltz
7. When A Blind Man Cries
8. Perfect Strangers
9. Pictures Of Home
10. Child In Time
11. Anya
12. Space Truckin’
13. Guitar Solo
14. Lazy
15. Speed King
16. Highway Star
17. Smoke On The Water

Bonus Features – Live In Seoul, South Korea, 1995:

18. Black Night
19. Woman From Tokyo
20. When A Blind Man Cries
21. Perfect Strangers
22. Child In Time
23. Speed King
24. Highway Star
25. Smoke On The Water

DVD2 – Total Abandon, Australia 1999

1. Ted The Mechanic
2. Strange Kind Of Woman
3. Bloodsucker
4. Pictures Of Home
5. Almost Human
6. Woman From Tokyo
7. Watching The Sky
8. Fireball
9. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
10. Guitar Solo
11. Smoke On The Water
12. Lazy
13. Perfect Strangers
14. Speed King
15. Black Night
16. Highway Star

Bonus Feature:

17. A Band Down Under – Documentary 1999

DVD3 – Live At The NEC, England 2002

1. Fireball
2. Woman From Tokyo
3. Mary Long
4. Ted The Mechanic
5. Lazy
6. The Well Dressed Guitar
7. When A Blind Man Cries
8. Space Truckin’
9. Keyboard Solo
10. Perfect Strangers
11. Speed King
12. Guitar Solo
13. Smoke On The Water
14. Hush
15. Black Night
16. Highway Star

Bonus Feature:

17. Ian Gillan & Roger Glover interview 2002

DVD4 – Access All Areas

The definitive documentary of Deep Purple in the Steve Morse era.

Thanks to Vladimir Drybushchak for the info.

53 Comments to “Around The World Live”:

  1. 1
    eiricd says:

    too bad bombay and australia are already available 🙁

    but I’m looking forward to the other two!!

  2. 2
    Héctor de San Martín says:


  3. 3
    stefan says:

    Can´t wait,especially the documentary makes me curious…..!!

  4. 4
    ormandy says:

    Who plays keyboard on the England 2002 DVD?

  5. 5
    T says:

    Much of this is already available.

    My criticism of releases like this is that much of it is the same old same old. How many versions of these songs do we actually need? Morse-era shows are very similar and do not vary in the way the Blackmore shows did–especially the ones in the 70’s.

    A better idea would have been to do a run of videotaped concerts in which the band plays mostly NEW songs or those which have not been often–or ever–played live.

    The documentary is a nice addition, however.

    According to the reviews section of this website, both Don Airey and Jon Lord played at the NEC concert. Apparently, Jon took the second half after Don’s keyboard solo. If so, this video would be historically interesting.

  6. 6
    David Sanderson says:

    I have most of it already but what the hell, I will be buying this, luckily got a bit of money coming in soon so a trip to the local HMV looks likely.

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  9. 9
    Martin Cook says:

    And the price will be???????????

  10. 10
    Trajanus says:

    Well it’s true that it’s the same old same… Even more frustrating, two DVDs are already on the market. Is this what you call the Gene Simmons influence, makin’ money all the way to the bank ???

  11. 11
    marcinn says:

    How about replacing Bombay Calling and Total Abandon with the shows from Montreux 2000 and 2004 adding to it the material form The House of Blues tour from 1998 or a show from Sofia, a fragment of which is present on A Band Down Under??? Or maybe the shows include to much Morse era songs? This release is another attempt to rip us off. In order to buy the NEC show, which frankly is very good musicaly (I have the soundboard recording of it, the band really is on fire), we have to buy the whole 🙂 Jon appears just after Don’s solo just in time to hit the first notes of Perfect Strangers.

    I’d be thrilled to have an official, good sounding DVD with the band performing the rarities such as Soon Forgotten, Loosen My Strings, Fingers to the Bone, Any Fule Kno That or others. Frankly speaking, we will never get such a release, because it wouldn’t work miracles as far as sales are conserned. To majority fans of rock music DP are known as the performers of MH materials and this release is directed to them, leaving us to enjoy mostly poor quality audience video recordings. And thank God for them!!!

  12. 12
    nsoveiko says:


    it’s not in the amazon catalogue yet, but i’ve seen preorders taken in other places at £19.99. i guess it’s not too bad for a box set with at least 2 dvds of previously unreleased meterial.

  13. 13
    drew says:

    What! This kind of re-release and they can’t release one show from the
    “Bananas” tour or any rarities at all! Who makes these decisions!!!!! I love this band always will.
    But I may have to avoid this release. I’ll just go see them live again.

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  15. 15
    Jim says:

    I was at the N.E.C show and i’m certain they played The Aviator, why is that not included in the list? does the future herald a special edition with the full show, just how many times can fans be ripped off?

  16. 16
    marcinn says:

    No, it’s not that bad indeed. I’ll be buying the box for sure, but it just leaves a little unsatisfied feeling. There many fab recordings of the band in the vaults that could be released instead of TA and BC. This is just my point. 🙂

  17. 17
    George Martin says:

    The first 2 dvd’s should not be in this set because everybody knows they are already available, they have been for some time. They should be replaced with a show from the Bananas tour and the Rapture tour. This would make it a much more desirable buy for sure! But we take what we get.

  18. 18
    Martin Cook says:

    Its a shame that they only ever record english dates at the Bicken Hill Barn (NEC),(Come Hell and High Water) the live sound there is atrocious, but what can you expect in what is basically a biscuit tin. I’ve stopped going to gigs there and went to Nottingham for the ROTD UK date, much better acoustically, tho you can tell it’s really an ice rink, B****y freezing. I’m getting old(er) so I’m entitled to moan.

  19. 19
    Sam Knight says:

    I’m with George Martin on this one.

  20. 20
    George says:

    The cover is perfect, but I thought it would be new material from Bananas and Rapture tour.
    Very bad, it’s all the same old stuff…
    I’ve seen Bombay Calling DvD, it’s really amazing show, especially the audience support is powerfull.

    Total Abandon is one of their best shows with morse, but, who needs this old materiaL???

    Deep Purple – Around The World Live
    the title sounds great, cover is perfect and just imagine, if this DVD included 3-4 full shows from Bananas and Rapture tour, interviews with band members, documentary about Steve morse Era and some rare footages. That would be the “must have” DVD.

    But, what DP offers now, is just compilation of 2 previously realased gigs and some bonuses.
    Damn… Do they have any brain in their head? They must change manager, Bruca Paine is no longer able to manage this band properly 🙁

  21. 21
    George says:

    Anyway, it’s really worth bying, even for NEC 2002 show 🙂

    They’d better include London Wembley Arena show in 2004 in this DVD…

    ohh… they have almost 200 shows per year and DP can realase at least 1 DVD box set per year, with current shows…

  22. 22
    David Sanderson says:

    Martin Cook, the best shows are never recorded, the Sheffield gig May 2007 was just awesome but no footage bar you tube exists, when they came to my home town Grimsby in 2002 the show was average but if any footage of the full show exists I will pay well over the odds for it! I still listen to Knebworth 85 and MK 2006, Knebworth was a pretty average show but the sheer emotion made it a special event, MK sounds far better but it was a ‘show our faces’ type show, Purple live are very unpredictable, which is why we love them so much.

  23. 23
    Martin Cook says:

    David Sanderson,
    I agree with all you say, I was at both the gigs when they reopened The Rainbow back in the Seventies with RB, both nights were brilliant but no sound or video recordings, the first Steve Morse UK gig I went to was at the De Montfort Hall in Leicester, Jon Lord’s homecoming, no recordings have come to light. What I mean to say is why always the NEC, the post production work on the sound must be massive, but it’s probably straight from the desk with a few audience mikes somewhere in the building. Unfortunately haven’t heard Purple produce a good live sound since Mr B left the band! Never used to have to use hearing defenders at Purple gigs, but now I do but as I said in my last post I’m getting old(er).

  24. 24
    Paul Anderson says:

    I was at the NEC show and i thought Ian Gillan stopped the recording of the show. Definately asked the camera man at front to stop.

  25. 25
    David Sanderson says:

    Why do they always have problems at the NEC? I saw them there in 1987 and Gillan wasn’t a happy camper, we all know the story of ‘Come Hell or high water’ and now this? Paul, please elaborate as Gillan has been quoted many times saying he doesn’t mind bootleggers as long as it is for personal use only (and I tend to agree), I have an excellent recording of a show in Manchester 2002 and this will make you chuckle Martin, it was recorded by some guy who turned with a walking stick and he put recording equipment inside it! If I buy anything from record fairs, I listen to it first, I bought a recording of the Harrogate 2002 concert, I went to that show and it was quite a good performance but the quality of the recording I bought in good faith was abysmal, I know the Grimsby show was heavily bootlegged but I won’t buy it, unless I hear the quality of sound first.

  26. 26
    David Sanderson says:

    Just to tie things up, I will buy this even though I have the bulk of it anyway, the 2002 show at NEC must be from the September dates, I saw them at York Barbican centre when they played some rearranged/extra dates and I would rather see a show from a smaller compact venue like this or Grimsby Auditorium (plug, plug) where the sound is far better than the aircraft hanger type venues a lot of live albums are recorded in, Just watch perihellion, not a massive show or great gig but you can imagine you were there, I recall reading an article where Gillan said he was ‘disgusted’ with Made in Japan, to me, that’s a great album! Live shows are all about opinions, we don’t appreciate anything really because Deep Purple must be the most heavily bootlegged band ever and that causes some great debates, so to me, yes, I will buy this DVD, get a few beers in, sit back and enjoy it.

  27. 27
    Paul Anderson says:

    Hi David.
    The one at the NERC where Gillan asked the camera man to stop was not a boot legger. From memory, it was one the large shoulder held camera that are used, so not someone who had walked in through the doors etc.
    I same them at Hammersmith and NEC on the Lord/Airey tour and Hammersmith was by far the better performance. Maybe beacuse it was a theatre, though the NEC is not the best of places to have a great sound. Plus now the NEC you have to stay at your seat, with Purple that was the case then. Where as Abandon tour, the nec the front stalls could stand up and go to the front.

  28. 28
    David Sanderson says:

    I largely agree, the NEC is NOT a suitable venue acoustically to record a live show, Wembley Arena had even worse acoustics but I hear they have improved things there, if some guy waltzed into the NEC with an armalite sized camera, he was doing it pretty openly, so how the hell did he manage to get that into the venue? Do you think Purple would be better off having a film crew just recording random dates or putting a tape into the mixing desk and playing it by ear? Some of the best DP live recordings I have heard have been bootlegs, I still have cassettes of their shows in Australia 1984 and they were absolutely on fire, the show I saw in Sheffield last may wasc as good as I have ever seen them and I would love to see or hear it again.

  29. 29
    David Sanderson says:

    Sorry Paul I misread your last comment, so if this guy WASN’T a bootlegger and Ian Gillan didn’t want him to record the show, was it a bad performance, attitude problem or misunderstanding? I didn’t see the show and from experience avoid the NEC if at all possible, the sound tends to echo and whilst it is prestigious to play there, it doesn’t tend to be a good idea to release anything recorded there for public consumption.

  30. 30
    mike says:

    Deep Purple’s live shows have been pretty predictable in the Morse era.( just check the setlists ).Therefore,we do not need more live product from this line-up,especially since half of it is reissued stuff.The documentary probably treads ground already covered,as well.
    The NEC show should be released on it’s own,if only for it’s historical significance.

  31. 31
    Made in England says:

    It’s a good buy for those that don’t have the first two DVD’s and for fans of the Morse era line-up. Me? I’ll keep my money for the eventual archive releases of ’70’s material.

  32. 32
    Tricky Trev says:

    There is a plethora of DP live recordings, if you trawl through you tube it does seem like the best shows don’t get released or recorded, I read somewhere that IG didn’t want the NEC ’93 show to be released, it is a shambolic performance but on the double live in Europe set, the Stuttgart show was excellent, on what I have seen of this release the Bombay and Seoul concerts were great, the Abandon show had a bit of a varied set list and is a great show too, never seen the NEC 2002 show, I saw them on that tour with both Lord and Airey and they were great again, even changing the set list around, I would love to see something like this with different line ups throughout the years, if you watch the Copenhagen ’72 show, it’s amazing how times have chaged.

  33. 33
    Tricky Trev says:

    There is a plethora of DP live recordings, if you trawl through you tube it does seem like the best shows don’t get released or recorded, I read somewhere that IG didn’t want the NEC ’93 show to be released, it is a shambolic performance but on the double live in Europe set, the Stuttgart show was excellent, on what I have seen of this release the Bombay and Seoul concerts were great, the Abandon show had a bit of a varied set list and is a great show too, never seen the NEC 2002 show, I saw them on that tour with both Lord and Airey and they were great again, even changing the set list around, I would love to see something like this with different line ups throughout the years, if you watch the Copenhagen ’72 show, it’s amazing how times have chaged.

  34. 34
    Simon Mayne says:

    I was on the front from at the NEC gig in 2002 and Big Ian did get the camera men/man removed from the front of the stage. I’m 99% this was 2002, as i’ve seen the guys there on all of the tours since ’93 & some of them blen into one. If it is the same show, it’ll be interesting to see what footage is used and where it’s filmed from in terms of angle.

  35. 35
    Paul Anderson says:

    The NEC was never the same after they put the Forum Hall on the end of it.
    The 1993 gig i was at and it wasnt the best by any means, well you have seen the video. Some great sparks in there Total Abandon at the NEC was 1000% better.
    As stated above, the morse era gigs do seem very musch the same. This is not a bad criticism of Steve Morse, as I believe in my opinion, he gave the band a kick up the arse to become more focussed on the giving of an excellent show every time, even when things are going badly. I have seen the Morse era on a ‘bad’ night and still was way better than 1993.

  36. 36
    Tricky Trev says:

    With Blackmore we got the unexpected, Morse is far more professional, I was at the Manchester 93 show and they played a blinder, it was obvious things weren’t working out personally but the actual show was excellent, only ever seen one bad show with Steve Morse and that was at the MK bowl 2006,Gillan looked pissed out of his head and Alice Cooper blew them away that day, I went to NEC 2003 and it must be cursed as Lynryd Skynryd stole the honours that day too,bizarrely I went to see them at Aston Villa in 96, ok show but 2 dickheads in the crowd had a punch up, musbe something in the Brummie air as I saw them at Sheffield on the same tour and they were just incredible!

  37. 37
    Terry says:

    I was at the NEC 2002 show and i’m pretty sure it was an official camera person who Gillan gave a royal sending off to. From memory the gig was good with Gillan sounding pretty good too , does anyone else have that sense of relief when he sounds ok at the beginning of a concert. I seem to remember the bands family members heading back to a special seating area as well. I think the support act was ‘ the planets’ but i only saw five minutes or so . The Gillan out burst still seems a bit silly .

  38. 38
    David Sanderson says:

    Terry, it made a change from the Blackmore outburst in 93! Yes the support was The Planets, they released an album Classical Graffiti and if memory serves they were discovered or put together by Mike Batt of all people! Whatever happened to them anyway, I disagree with the guy who said the set lists are predictable, certain songs just can’t be left out but the 2002 tour had the likes of No one came, Fools and Mary long and last year we had great versions of The Battle rages on and Into the fire, it was a bit predictable having Highway star as the opener but now they play it last and they’ve opened with Woman from Tokyo, Fireball and Pictures of Home, I hope next tour they put a few different songs in, obviously they can’t please everyone otherwise they’d be on stage all night!

  39. 39
    Jaspa says:

    It would be great if there was a copy of the Astoria gig from last year,but i bet that would’nt happen!
    I will probably end up getting it(sad git!!) cos ive only got the alredy released stuff on vid anyway. But I do see everybodys pov regarding rip off. But to be fair to the band it is a business, and as such Tours, recording, etc costs have to be recoupped as well as wages etc.
    But of course if we feel like we are being ripped off then we can vote with our wallets!!

  40. 40
    Paul Anderson says:

    hi tricky trev
    i was at the villa and show and it was a good one over all, esp with all the old numbers, though was a little conservative. I was having an argy bargy at the front with one twat who kept bouncing about and knocking my head. Hope it wasnt me you mena. Gillan said after that i was having alittle bit of trouble.

  41. 41
    Tricky Trev says:

    Hope not Paul, what I can recall is some idiot was drunk and started acting up, obviously he couldn’t handle his beer, at Knebworth I was only a teenager but got through quite a lot of cider (all I could afford in those days) which amazingly we were permitted to take into the venue (how times change), I doubt if the culprit was you as you can write, the Sheffield 96 show was amazing and my memories of Villa were ok, I went there largely because it was a ‘new’ venue for me, if DP ever lay Whitley Bay Ice Rink or Hull Arena will go, maybe they could take some cameras and film somewhere other than NEC!

  42. 42
    Martin Cook says:

    Maybe they could get away from the arenas altogether and play some “halls” and theatres that were designed for musical performances, though not neccesarily amplified music, like the DMH in Leicester and all the other provincial halls of the same type. If they can’t get the RAH in London there’s always the Odeon Hammersmith, oops sorry, Apollo, whatever they call it now. There I go, showing my age again, clue, I saw MK1 and 2 at a pub in Epping Forest and I wasn’t quite legal alcohol wise (work that one out!)

  43. 43
    David Sanderson says:

    I saw them at Sheffield last year and it was a great show and sounded spot on for an arena but the venue was in ‘theatre mode’ not sure about the actual attendance but maybe they could have done the City Hall? When they played Grimsby Auditorium, the acoustics were perfect, as for Hammersmith it has sounded good every time I have been there just like Manchester Apollo, but the acoustics at Wembley Arena used to be appalling and ironically so were the acoustics at the old G-Mex centre, as for the NEC forget it! Yeah I’d like a return to 3000 seater venues like on the 2002 tour, these mini package tours they seem to favour are a great chance to see 3 bands in one but I’d like to see a longer set at the expense of one support band. By the way Martin I was ony 17 when I went to Knebworth in those days you could take booze on coaches and I was the one that got our stash of cider from the off licence on the friday night! My 19 year old mate had to carry his passport but I looked 40 even then! This was in the days before coaches had toilets and the sight of a service station on the way was very welcome, happy days!

  44. 44
    davedp says:

    I agree with most comments that you should not have to buy 2 dvds that we already bought to get 2 new ones.
    Its not fair and unless its fairly priced I for one,a hugh DP fan, will not buy it because we should not settle for what we get.

  45. 45
    George says:


    Around The World Live 4 DVD Box set is already sold on amazon.co.uk – price: 16 pounds (good price for 4 DVD 4 full concerts + 2 documentary) 🙂

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  47. 47
    Mike Heywood says:

    I am looking forward to this DVD very much, I never bought Total Abandon or Bombay Calling so this DVD is perfect.

    Im am most excited about the NEC show as it was my very first Deep Purple show at the age of 13, and it was simply fantastic!

  48. 48
    Justin says:

    I won’t be buying this cause the Korea and India shows are incomplete

  49. 49
    George Kikonishvili says:


    india show is complete

  50. 50
    luiz Morais says:

    Por certo eu dentro outros já estamos na expectativa que esse pacote de novsos documentários de shows possam chegar no Brasil.

    É uma pena que nesse registro não conste a turne “Bananas”, que passou por varias localidades aqui no Brasil.

  51. 51
    13 year old fan says:

    As it was realeased on my birthday, it’s something of a perfect gift to me. The bombay show has been both released complete and uncomplete before, I know that because I was very angry when I saw I had buy an uncomplete version. Otherwise I have only seen deep purple before at Sweden Rock Festival 2006 – and as those other people said, the best shows are never recorded – which means this show wasn’t that great since I have a bootleg version of it.

  52. 52
    Film izle says:

    I am looking forward to this DVD very much, I never bought Total Abandon or Bombay Calling so this DVD is perfect.

  53. 53
    çet says:

    But I may have to avoid this release. I’ll just go see them live again.

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