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Made In Japan visuals and more DVD details

As previously reported exclusively by The Highway Star, seven rolls of 8mm film from Deep Purple’s 1972 concerts in Japan have come to light.

MIJ 8mm grab

We also promised you a look at the film. Click on this photo to see a series of screen grabs from the black & white film.

90 seconds of Highway Star from this film will be included in the History section of the upcoming 2DVD set “History, Hits & Highlights”.

The clip is filmed from right in front of the stage. At first the band is seen walking casually onto the stage, then they tear into the song. Filmed on 8mm, the quality is obviously not comparable to modern day High Definition footage, but the energy of the band is unmistakable.

hh-h-sleeve.jpgThe full confirmed track list for “History, Hits & Highlights” is now set to look like this:

UPDATE: THS readers made the producers aware of a couple of mistakes in the track list. Strange Kind Of Woman is indeed the Top Of The Pops recording, but obviously not 10 minutes long. Also, the No No No rehearsals are from Beat Club, Never Before is the promo clip.

Disc 1

History (20.00 – documentary including Made In Japan footage)
Help (5:21 – Danish TV)
Hush (3:30 – Playboy After Dark)
Wring That Neck (3:20 – Canadian TV)
Hallelujah (3:42 – Beat Club)
Mandrake Root (12:08 – Southbank)
Speed King (4:13 – WDR Vicky Leandros)
Black Night (3:10 – Top Of The Pops)
Child In Time (9:36 – Doing Their Thing)
Lazy (11:06 – Copenhagen 1972)
Strange Kind Of Woman (3:55 – Top Of The Pops) *updated
Fireball writing session (silent) (3:58 – ABC TV Australia)
Fireball (3:26 – Disco ZDF)
Demon’s Eye (10:09 – RBB Germany)
No No No (7:15 – Beat Club)
Into The Fire (3:57 – RBB Germany)
Never Before (3:29 – promo) *updated
Highway Star (6:04 – Beat Club)
Smoke On The Water (4:47 – Hofstra)
Burn (6:35 – London 74 / Polytechnic Project)
Mistreated (10:24 – California Jam)
Love Child (4:20 – Tokyo 75)
You Keep On Moving (5:42 – Tokyo 75)

Disc 2

And The Address (2:55 – Playboy After Dark)
Wring That Neck (24:19 – Bilzen Jazz Festival 1969)
Wring That Neck (11:19 – Pop Deux’ Paris 1970)
Mandrake Root (15:01 – Pop Deux’ Paris 1970)
Black Night . (3:15 – Promo clip)
No No No (rehearsals) (15:00 – Beat Club) *updated
Jt Nuit’ French TV 1974 (3:08 – INA France)
Burn (6:35 – Leeds Polytechnic Project 1974)
Interview (Leeds Polytechnic Project 1974)
Space Truckin’ (10:00 – Leeds Polytechnic Project 1974)
New Zealand TV Doc Nov 1975 (23:06 – New Zealand TV 1975)
Smoke On The Water (3:00 – New Zealand TV 1975)
Tony Edwards (DP manager) interview (2:11 – French TV 1976)

99 Comments to “Made In Japan visuals and more DVD details”:

  1. 1
    Russ says:


  2. 2
    Crimson Ghost says:


  3. 3
    Russ says:

    Too bad we can’t get a 10 second preview or something. Can’t wait for this one.

  4. 4
    Tommy Tobin! says:

    I sure wish that DP would release ALL the Mark 4 footage that’s available. Us Bolin fans NEED our Bolin fix…..

  5. 5
    scott says:

    so it looks like the uncirculated stuff besides the MIJ clip is:
    help- on the rooftop!
    wring T Neck- in the studio!
    black night- not sure.?
    strange kind- TOTP-…- ?
    burn- poly- why is this listed on both discs?
    no,no,no,- one rehearsal clip circulates..the other?-15 min. worth!
    jt nuit’- no idea?!?
    new zealand doc.-1975- 23 min!
    smoke – NZ 1975
    T. Edwards int.

  6. 6
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Scott is right. These are the uncirculated ones.

    But I have only a few seconds of “Help” from Danish TV. Fine to have the full clip.

    As I am right, this is directly after the first concert in Tastrup (so they might still be called “Roundabout”). Very historic.

    Although I hope some of the other stuff is in better quality, than the previously circulating ones.

    “Highway Star” (MIJ) is not listed. So I hope there are a few more short bits and pieces.

    Strangly enough “Play After Dark” is diveded to both discs. I hope, that they don’t cutted the short interview sequence with Jon Lord, with Hugh Heffner trying to play guitar.

    I’m looking forward.

  7. 7
    hans says:

    – can anyone explain where it originates from?

  8. 8
    Thunderhawk says:

    Wow, tho I already have some clips of this dvd on other dvd’s, the most of this i do not have.
    So this dvd Defenetly becomes a part of my collection, can’t wait!!!.

  9. 9
    Peter Elliott says:

    I think there must be a mistake regarding Strange Kind Of Woman… a 10 minute version from “Top Of The Pops”? I don’t think so… when DP did that show, they would had been miming to the single version or maybe a re-recorded version of it, with live vocals and no way would the BBC allow anyone a song over 10 minutes long!

    That Top Of The Pops show is long gone from the archive. All that’s left of DP on the show is the much seen clip of “Black Night”.

    Whatever that clip is, this DVD is a MUST BUY for me. I do have some of it’s contents but it will be great to have all this vintage material in one place in the best possible quality.

    On the other thread about this DVD one poster grumbled it’s not worthy because we can go to YouTube to see some of this stuff and after this DVD is released, I’m sure it’ll all end up there. However, as useful as YouTube is, I detest the quality. If I want to rock out to DP, then I want the best possible quality in both audio and video which is where this DVD collection comes in.

    I for one, have waited a long long time for something like this to happen and judging from all the details we so far have, this is gonna be fantastic. I am pleased too it ends in 1976. The 1984 reunion and onwards marked a very different era and one can find that material elsewhere anyway.

    The 1968 clip of Help is gonna be fascinating to see and it is a VITAL part of DP history – the earliest known footage and audio of the band in action predating even the first album sessions. I doubt very much we will ever see or hear anything earlier of DP in action!

    Can’t wait to see the alternate takes of “No No No” as well… the broadcast version is probably my fave DP video clip of all… a stunning performance that always gets my head banging… and hell, you even get Blackmore smiling in that!

    It is a genuine shame much early TV appearances ended up being wiped. We know that mark 1 appeared on TV several times… I think here in Britain they only appeared on TV once in 1968 on The David Frost Show but unfortunately that’s been long wiped.

    Still, I am grateful for what is left and I shall be buying this DVD the moment it hits the shops.

  10. 10
    Gillan89 says:

    This is bloody great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  11. 11
    Russ says:

    I think it is really questionable why all of the footage isn’t going to be released on this upcoming DVD. This really is the biggest visual find in Purple history. This is probably the last classic era Purple DVD we are going to see. I can’t imagine a DVD all about the Made In Japan shows is going to happen. Just put this footage on there as a bonus. And for the audio have a choice to hear the audio matched up to each clip, even if they are short. And another audio option to just hear some MIJ tacks playing.

    We want to see all of this footage!! Not just 90 seconds.

    We need to all start emailing the people putting this out and show our interest without saying things like “I won’t buy this DVD unless it has all of the footage”. Late in ’08 a special edition of the horror film “My Bloody Valentine” was coming out and it was including all of the deleted scenes removed before its release. They were only going to be added as a bonus feature. But a massive email flood into the company got them to change it and put the footage back in the film. And this was just a few months before its release. So we have time guys. Let’s show them we want to see this stuff. I don’t want to wait another 10 years for some future release to see the other 26 min.

  12. 12
    soulmover says:

    Great Great Great!!!

    However…why Burn from Leeds is repeated on both discs?

  13. 13
    scott says:

    o.k russ. sounds like an idea. now how to we get in contact with the powers that be?

  14. 14
    anonymman says:

    wring that neck 24 minutes bilzen?

  15. 15
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Yes, 24 minutes… hundreds, possibly thousands have seen it.
    What isn’t being included here is “Mandrake Root” and the drum solo from Bilzen 69. “MR” has not been seen by said hundreds possibly thousands, so it likely was not pointed out to Eagle by whoever the hell is doing the consulting here.(needs to be desperately pointed out to them for completion purposes)

    If “Help” is anywhere near as long as advertised, we could be seeing the whole piece, finally.
    “WTN” from Canada TV, hhmm…. I must be missing the details on that piece, never heard of it. And never heard of a live version that short, so it has got to be the studio version playing, there is no questioning it… sounds like a dud to me.

    “SKOW” TOTP 10 minutes???? I highly doubt it’s even the TOTP footage, but of course I’d rather it was, as that piece is supposed to be lost, plus Peter is right, they didn’t do anymore that the usual 3 or 4 minutes on that program. So if it is from TOTP, expect the time duration to be less than half of whats advertised. I would just expect a little more from Copenhagen 72 here, betting “SKOW” is from that.

    Me thinks this tracklist is getting more and more suspect as it goes.
    I’m not going to buy it till someone has reported to me EXACTLY what is on it. I’m not falling for the bannana in the tail pipe and getting something that doesn’t contain what the ads say.(this is what happens when you hire pencil necks instead of well knowledged people)

    Can someone fill me in on how “Rockpalast rehearsals” were done at “Beat Club” studios? This is boggling to say the least. The one rehearsal clip that has been seen is clearly not for Rockpalast, it’s on the same stage as the actual live filmed performance of “No No No” on Beat Club. So where this second clip comes from is beyond me… and what it has to do with Rockpalast I do not know, but that was a concert setting, Beat Club was not, and they didn’t play Rockpalast that year, as far as I know…. there would be footage if they had, because it’s all archived.(someone needs to examine the facts, oh, I just did)

  16. 16
    Dirk says:

    No No No is Beat Club rehearsal (not Rockpalast).
    First Rockpalast was in 1976 in Cologne.

  17. 17
    Crimson Ghost says:

    …so then this latest draft of the contents of this item are as I called it, “suspect.”

    Btw Dirk, any idea where that footage is, or did they not start filming there till sometime later?

  18. 18
    soulmover says:

    The guy that filmed the japan dates must be a millonare by now, or in route to become such.

  19. 19
    soulmover says:

    By the way…has the HIghway Star any ifo regarding which of the three nights the footage comes from?

  20. 20
    ormandy says:


    But why Lazy from Copenhagen ’72 and Smoke On The Water from Hofstra ’73?

  21. 21
    Roberto says:


  22. 22
    Peter Elliott says:

    It is surprising how often Beat Club often gets mixed up with Disco, Musik Laden and Rockpalast!

    For the 1970 to 1972 period Beat Club would be edited together from a whole load of videotaped performances. The policy was, the band would go into their studio and tape two or three numbers, sometimes more. The “best” numbers would be used in the final show.

    Thankfully, Radio Bremen kept all the original videotapes featuring the uncut performances and so, that’s how alternate versions of “No No No” has survived. German TV have been broadcasting some of these “lost” performances in the last couple of year.

  23. 23
    Kimmen says:

    It seems as if a holy Graal of Hard rock is found.

  24. 24
    Russ says:

    Here is Eagle’s contact page:


  25. 25
    69 says:

    “Beat Club often gets mixed up with Disco, Musik Laden and Rockpalast”

    True, but not so strange that Beat Club gets mixed up with Musik Laden as the latter was basically the follow up to Beat Club and lasted longer(Beat Club was from 1965 to 1973 and Musik Laden took on from then in the same studio and the same hosts well into the early 80s), and Beat Club only got really intersting by 1970 when the colour TV was introduced and musicians would actually play live instead of miming.

  26. 26
    Rasmus Heide says:

    You people are a hard bunch to please! 🙂

    This post has been updated with correct running time for Strange Kind Of Woman – which appear to be the Top Of The Pops recording. God knows where they found it!

    Also, No No No and Never Before updated.

    Trainspotters unite! 😉

  27. 27
    Gillan89 says:

    I’m not hard to plase.
    I really can’t wait to have that double dvd.
    Here is a message for all complainers above!
    If you are real DP fans, you wouldn’t be complaining all the time about little bits that make other fans really happy (for example me). Real Dp fan should be excited about this major dp archive dvd and footage, instead you sound like some poor old grannys who doesn’t have anything in her life to cheer her up.
    Every real Dp fan should buy or burn from a friend this very special, because it’s going to be one of the most important dvd’s in whole DP history. And i’m sure that some of the grannys from above do have almost all DP dvd releases including (Masters from the Vaults, Rock Review, TV Rarities, Golden Dust etc.) and on all of those they have a bunch of duplicates, and they knowing that fact that it’s going to have some duplicates (not to mention all of them) they got,buy or whatever those dvd’s. Not like this one who is going to have a faboulos 90 seconds of Highway star from Japan, not to mention other never seen clips, videos, interviews etc.)
    To make a conclusion:
    Shut up and be happy and be impatient about this dvd 🙂

  28. 28
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Ten minute Strange Kind Of Woman from TOTP? If so, it’s worth double the price, guaranteed.
    If some of the other titles are actually correct, of course it will be worth supporting. I’d say it just got interesting.

  29. 29
    andre sihotang says:

    I always have knowledge about TOTP as a place for great musicians to show that they also could do ACTING!

    Mimicking, volume turn off, re-recording, FAKE disco dancing, and other rubbish that could be a comedy show!
    TOTP has stopped several years ago, hasn’t it?

    If DP really do SKOW on this (have seen their Black Night video, seemed like only guitar and vocal were real), I guess maybe Gillan played guitar, Blackmore played drums, Paice on bass, Roger on keyboards, and Lord on lead vocal, with the music played from their live footage. So that footage will be very funny. Somebody tell me if I’m wrong coz’ I haven’t watch it.


  30. 30
    Jeffs says:

    What are you lot like!! This is incredible news … all of it!! I personally have seen very little of this stuff and most of what I have seen is via crappy old low res/quality youtube files. I never believed that MIJ was filmed and that we’d ever get a chance to see (not just hear this historic musical event…


  31. 31
    Daniel Todorov says:

    Strange Kind Of Woman could be from Copenhagen 1972… I hope not !!!

  32. 32
    Russ says:

    I find it funny when people say “I have all this stuff” when you know for a fact they don’t.

    Or they say they are happy with their youtube clips. Give me a break.

  33. 33
    Rasmus Heide says:

    Crimson and Todorov: SKOW is from TOTP and it’s 3:55 long.

  34. 34
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Never enough of this old material but I m NOT complaining!!!!!!

    Ofcourse I always have my thoughts about what and how COULD be included and so on, but that stems for passion and a insatiable appetite, hehehe

    I tried to follow the news about the DVD since it started but still doubt about a few things

    1 I think I never saw SKOW from TOTP before?

    2 I think the COMPLETE 6 Tracks with Tommy from Rises Over Japan should be made vailable in the best quality possible. Now I understood that that will not be the case?

    3 I own Doing Their Thing on VHS and always loved it except for the frustration that there seems to have been cutting in the material and probably thrown away?
    Will DTT be released seperately as well? I understood not all DTT tracks are on this DVD.

    4 Perhaps on another note……
    Someone suggested that CTTB remaster in 2010 should be combined with the remaining or 6 tracks from Rises Over Japan.
    I dont like this kind of combinations,paring audio and video, sorry
    But thats my thing, not something important ofcourse
    Although I resent a few things ofcourse

    The lack of passion and respect from certain parties when releasing a serie of otherwise excelllent remasters.
    Like I said before, it would have been beautiful if they had released everything in PURPLE VINYL and not skip some titles.
    BURN VINYL should have been a gatefold, like STORMBRINGER and WDWTWA not released on vinyl when the remaster happened is a disgrace!!!!
    And something I m probably the only one on earth to nag about is ….Why do they print, the part you look at when placed on the shelve, some CD titles upside down!

    Yep, nag nag nag

    Well, it is like it is
    I have to find peace with the fact that they will probably still unearth great material after I m gone
    I ll have to accept the fact that they will keep on releasing formats and leaving desired things out just to make as much possible money they can


    I also dont like medleys like they did with Space Trucking sonce the 90 s
    I always felt that that sonbg was designed for the LONG live edition
    In the beginning I felt MachineHead paled after having started with Made In Japan first, but later I kinda accepriated the studio editions and espescially the

  35. 35
    soulmover says:

    Still don´t understand why we get Burn twice the same Leeds footage. Could be that the first one is Cal Jam? Even if I have it, is better than the same footage twice on the same dvd set!

  36. 36
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Well Rasmus, it said “10 minutes” so is that it for errors?
    I’m still glad this is going to be unleashed, but it’s not as much worth the price as if the way it was advertised were true.

    However Russ, that and this one from Canadian TV, the full “Help” clip, full Fireball writing session, some of the “No No No” rehearsal, the New Zealand piece(is it really 23 min worth?) the French TV 74 thing, which I don’t care about, as well as the TE interview piece, but I have seen it… are the only things I’ve never seen here. I have the rest and more, don’t you?

  37. 37
    purplepriest1965 says:


    espescially songs like Pictures from home and When a Blind man cries

    Ofcourse the REMIX by Roger helped a lot.

    Repeated suggestion here…..

    A 2cd or 3cd with the Lord and Morse era with LIVE tracks BUT non Live in Japan


    No One Came
    When a blind man cries


    The Morse era live versions from Purpendicular and so on……

  38. 38
    Menotti says:

    I can’t believe there’s footage from Japan 1972! This is the Purple Holy Grail that I’ve been waiting for decades – even photos are from these concerts are scarce! Are the films from an official source or some kind of boot material? Anyway, God bless the author…

  39. 39
    ormandy says:

    What I also find exciting about this newly discovered ’72 Japan footage is that maybe, just maybe, someone did the same thing the following year in Japan, or anyplace or time for that matter. In an age where visuals are now king, the search will go on at a much more intense level.

    My dream finds would be a complete concert from Australia 1971 w/ Manfred Man, Free and Deep Purple and America ’73 with Rory Gallagher, Fleetwood Mac and DP.

    But for now, it’s a great time to be a Purple fan.

  40. 40
    Gillan89 says:

    I agree with you ormandy

    It would be beautiful that those footage from Australia 1971 excite.

  41. 41
    soulmover says:

    The subject has been discussed a couple of times in the past. Free´s concert was filmed by australian tv but they didn´t film purple´s set. A shame. Do bootlegs os those gigs exist?

  42. 42
    Peter Elliott says:


    You’re spot on about Top Of The Pops! 1970 and 1971 was the best era because virtually all bands were expected to sing live and it featured “heavier” groups alongside all the pop fluff, so a lot of great bands appeared during that time.

    TOTP was killed off by the BBC in July 2006. A very sad day and since then, the UK singles chart has become totally useless. People watched TOTP to see and hear what was in the charts, but now that’s gone, all that is left is “Later With Jools Holland” which is too cliquey and rarely ever takes chances. TOTP does get revived for occasional one off specials and the BBC were shamed into making Christmas and New Year specials in 2008 after an outcry following the BBC announcing they were not going to do a Christmas special.

    Exciting news then that SKOW has been found. Always great when lost clips turn up. Last year, black and white home video recordings turned up of 2 late 1971 shows. I think “Fireball” is featured on one of them, but sadly NOT the band performing it… I believe it’s probably idiot dancers dancing to the record. So, sadly the TOTP “Fireball” performance remains missing, but had whoever taped those two shows, taped it a week earlier or later, that would had been preserved. At least we have a few photos of them rehearsing that performance.

    It’s also by pure luck that “Black Night” survived. The show that came from does exist complete BUT all the DJ links and chat are all muted! This was actually standard practise – there would be 2 audio outputs, one which would be the broadcast version and the other featuring nothing but the music. The reason for this was it enabled the BBC to reuse clips on other editions. As broadcast, Tony Blackburn would had been babbling over the intro, but since it was taped the way it was, another DJ on another week could babble afresh over the intro!

    Furthermore, it is the only 1970 TOTP edition left to exist in full colour. So, I’m intrigued to know if SKOW is colour or black and white and where on Earth they found it! Whatever, it will be great to see it along with everything else on this VITAL DVD set. I can’t wait for it to appear! I don’t think my neighbour will be too pleased though! lol… you just have to play DP LOUD!

  43. 43
    Scott says:

    For years they’ve told us that no video footage of the Made In Japans shows exisisted. I’m amazed they found some. Is there audio with it or is it just video.

  44. 44
    soulmover says:

    The Dpas has not confirmed that the footage does come from the MIJ tour indeed. It may come from Liverpool 1973 instead. Does anyone know if Ian had a beard in liverpool? Cuase the still photos show a beardless Ian and the bits of background remind me of the japanese stages.

  45. 45
    Stephen says:

    It is amazing to hear there is footage of DP in Liverpool but why do we only ever hear about this stuff and never seem to get to know if we are ever going to get to see it. Surely it is time that this material is put out as all of us would really like to see it (the MIJ and Liverpool stuff on one disc?)i think we would all accept the footage even if it not the best, after all we all accpted the sonic zoom material for what it was and were very pleased to hear it. we have all been fans of MKII for too many years to remember. so who ever has control on release of the material please just let us long standing loyal fans see it.

  46. 46
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Could be either one, the gig was in February 73. It’s very important to trace the history of the footage, whats the big friggen secret here?
    I’d like to know myself where it came from, it probably says everything. I do did once hear a story about a tiny piece of b/w film that was shown on TV ads or something in Japan, advertising MIJ.

  47. 47
    Rasmus Heide says:

    Sadly, the DPAS announced in their last magazine that they had pulled out of this release. Watching the footage, seeing the venue and realising how perfectly the images sync with the MIJ sound, you know this is Japan 1972.

  48. 48
    soulmover says:

    Look at the last but one picture on the Live in Japan booklet. You can see Ian has two microphones (as the mij visuals presented here) His jacket looks the same, he is beardless (unlike early 73 shows) even the balcony behind the satge looks the same.

    This has to be MIJ

  49. 49
    Jeffs says:

    Rasmus, does that mean that the MIJ footage will now NOT be released??

  50. 50
    Rasmus Heide says:

    Jeff, how do you come to that conclusion?

  51. 51
    Russ says:

    I think it was your “unfortunately” comment about the DPAS pulling out. I think he read that wrong.

    Just my guess

  52. 52
    George Lalas says:

    I feel sure that this is a MiJ footage and the “HIGHWAY STAR” song. After that he pulled out his jacket!!!!!!!

  53. 53
    scott says:

    even if the footage turns out not to be from japan in 1972, it is still worth releasing. you can never have too much ‘vintage’ purple footage!

  54. 54
    George Lalas says:

    Nevertheless ιt is wise to wait patiently for this issue!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. 55
    George Fotis says:

    I would rather some quality footage from the band in the 80’s , there is nothing at all except on the NEW LIVE And Rare dvd . What a great event in rock music histoy the mighty Deep Purpe get back together again yet there is nothing on official dvd . The Sydney concert from 85 is just sitting away doing nothing in the vaults , so too all the news footage and anything on the band , i’m sure there must be a lot of material on the band from 84 to 89 compared to the 70’s.

  56. 56
    Russ says:


    All three sydney shows in ’84 were filmed. One night on 35mm film (clips from KAYBD promo)

    Also Providence RI March ’85 filmed.

    Possible a few other dates. But no confirmation.

  57. 57
    scott says:

    below is a link that has pictures of gillan in the same brown leather jacket shown in the dvd stills at the top of this article. so…the film footage is probably from the aug.,1972 japanese tour!


  58. 58
    purplepriest1965 says:

    your stills show us 1973

  59. 59
    Kevin says:

    Go to the 4th page (using the next button), and picture #1

    Looks like the same jacket as in the DVD stills.

  60. 60
    scott says:

    they are not MY stills but a japanese photographer. the page starts at 1973 but if you scroll down to the NEXT pages, on about the fourth page (there are many), the photos are dated 1972. be patient and keep looking for more pages.some shots of ritchie and babs from japan 1972 are a treat! she is a bit sexy isn’t she.

  61. 61
    Rasmus Heide says:

    These are 1972 (notice the two singing mics):

    This is 1973 (just one mic):

    Shame these scans are so rough.

  62. 62
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I apologise

    You are right

    I prefer Amy……

  63. 63
    Andreas Nagel says:

    I think there’s so much that is not published. Get on with it.I need it i feel ……….yeah!!Deep Purple the holy grail

  64. 64
    scott says:


    and here is the jacket from the dvd stills

  65. 65
    Made in England says:

    Most of the questions raised here can be answered simply by referring to the DVD review on the DPAS site. The first disc is broken down track by track.




    I’d rather get this DVD out now. We’ve waited long enough. I doubt we’ll see another DP video from the 70’s, possibly the 80’s, possibly some spin-offs like Whitesnake and Rainbow.

  66. 66
    Soulmover says:

    It is perfectly clear that this IS ddotage from the band on stage in japan 1972.

  67. 67
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I guess you meant footage instead of some kind of dot?

  68. 68
    fdr says:

    The recently found footage from Montreux 1971 is fabulous. Is there a chance to have it on the dvd? Do I have to organize a petition?

  69. 69
    Soulmover says:

    Yes fiitage, sorry.

  70. 70
    Soulmover says:

    haha footage!

  71. 71
    Gary S. says:

    It’s April. A great Deep Purple month if one thinks about it. I am just really happy to see some of this stuff finally come out in. There will be many deafened ears out there pretty soon. I personally just cannot wait for the viewing party I plan to throw.

  72. 72
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Which stuff are you talking about?

  73. 73
    Steve says:

    Scott – Is there audio with the video? Yeah it’s called Made In Japan.

  74. 74
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Show me it ALL or show me nothing…..

    I am not that ignorant or simple to where a snippet is going to make me ‘GA GA’. For God’s Sake……where is the dignity?….

    I’d much rather see and hear a new album or new recording than a snippet from some past dinosaur recording that has had it’s burned out day in the sun…..

    “Just Push Play”……it’s on all of your playlists…..


  75. 75
    Russ says:

    The more I think about how only 90 seconds of Highway Star from Made in Japan is included irritates me. You know there won’t be any more classic era Purple DVDs so when will we ever get to see all of that other footage from MIJ?

    Most likely never.

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    HZ says:

    @75 Agreed, Russ. Why they don’t release all MIJ show on DVD?
    @74 Disagreed. This isn’t some past dinosaur recording, this is the essence of Deep Purple. Deep Purple, Tracy, isn’t Ian Gillan band as what you’d like it (though we certainly all love him and see him as best DP singer; well me for sure); there is much more magic in that 70s DP (Mk 1,2,3 &4) then in any today’s HR band; included Mk 8.

  77. 77
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    Sorry I tweaked a nerve with the term ‘Dinosaur’. Wasn’t quite what I meant to state. My point mainly is that we have had MIJ in many forms over the years. OK, not in visual, but remixed, reboxed, remastered, rehashed…..etc. Yes it is a Landmark performance, mainly due to being the turning point for them due to Smoke On the Water being discovered from this Live Album. But something very close to the performance that already exists on DVD in official release, with basically the same set list, from the same tour is “Deep Purple in Denmark”. There really isn’t much difference between the gigs and it is the WHOLE SHOW.

    Again, I’m not slighting MIJ. Don’t misenterpret my point. I would love to see it in whole just as much as the next guy. It’s just that there are many other video performances already out there in whole, whereby my statement “Show me it all or show me nothing” was my point. I personally would love to sit down and watch the whole show from beginning to end, but am not in the least excited about seeing a few partial snippets of songs I already know exist for listening sake all the way through. These type fractions of songs just leave me unsatisfied, which brings me to the last point….I’d much rather look forward to something NEW from Purple than settle for a snippet of something I’ve heard OVER and OVER again…..

    No disrespect to the Past(been there done that), I just happen to be more interested in what Isn’t yet. The past I can always reflect on. The future stirs my interest much more….


  78. 78
    Jeffs says:

    75 and 76 Agree with you both. If more of the MIJ footage exists get it out there…37 years is long enough to wait surely. Also, how can we get enough of unreleased footage of the original band in ther heyday? That time is unlikely to be surpassed by new bands let alone the current version of Purple.

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    Daniel Todorov says:

    I can’t beleive it !!!!!!!!!!!! Made in Japan footage !!

  80. 80
    HZ says:

    Hopefully some day we’ll see all MIJ on DVD.

  81. 81
    Soulmover says:

    Man, why don´t you read all the info?
    The snipets were too short to release them in this dvd. However, there are eventual plans to make a MIJ history dvd using all teh footage.

  82. 82
    Russ says:


    This DVD is almost 8 years in the making. I personally don’t expect a MIJ DVD featuring this footage to ever happen.

    But someone please prove me wrong LOL!!

    Interesting after watching the DVD there has been a lot of footage showing up on youtube lately that isn’t included. Just goes to show how much stuff is really out there.

  83. 83
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    I’ll wait for the MIJ history DVD to come out. There is totally no use in wasting unnecessary space on this DVD for these snippets which will eventually show up AGAIN in better format….

    Thanks Soulmover for reinforcing my point..


  84. 84
    Russ says:


    Waisting space with MIJ footage? You mean like including clips from Cal Jam, Hofstra 73 and Denmark rather than including clips of the most legendary concerts Mark2 performed that we have waited decades to see but until now were only rumored to exist?

    Sorry I don’t agree.

    The original notes say that it is “hoped” that these will be included in a MIJ DVD styled like the MH one. Basically that says nothing that a project like that will ever happen.

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  85. 85
    Peter wolf says:

    Also available Deep Purple “Doing Their Thing” 2 live shows which feature as follows, 75 minutes plus bonus:
    Speed King
    Child In Time
    Wring That Neck
    Mandrake Root and the bonus German T.V. Show
    Black Night
    Ted The Mechanic
    Woman From Tokyo
    Perfect Strangers
    Strange Kinda Woman
    Smoke on The Water

  86. 86
    Stefan says:

    Sorry, this DVD is crap!!!!

    In todays day and age they could have done a better job!
    The lack of decent picture quality I can live with, but the sound is bloody awful and the producers of this DVD must be completely incompetent!

    If Led Zeppelin can produce a great DVD with excellent picture and sound why can´t DP ????? Zep had Page overseeing everything in the production, maybe the same should be the case with a DP DVD ? Bring in Martin Birch and / or Roger Glover and give us a decent DVD to be proud of !!! ROCK ON !

  87. 87
    Chris says:

    This DVD rocks!!! I just wrote a lengthy review which I’ll try to post somewhere on this site.

  88. 88
    TJ says:

    I really liked the Coverdale and Lord interviews. There was a lot of great stuff on this. I’m hoping something more complete will be released in the future though. Something with absolutely *everything* filmed between 1968-1976.

  89. 89
    Crazy Horst says:

    Something completetely different ( i don’t know where to post my request elsewhere)

    On to more recent times

    I bought the “Highwaystar DVD”. The Bonus DVD features several concerts from the “Bananas” tour.
    Unfortunately, the choice of songs included is – hmmm – all too predictable (3!!!! times SKOW) – with the songs from the excellent “Bananas CD” reduced to an absolute minimum (you don’t even get a full version of “SilverTongue”).
    If they can just throw that much from so many different concerts on a bonus DVD, there must be a shitload full of material from that tour somewhere.
    Are there any plans to release that stuff? It would be interesting, because the band sound astonishingly good on the few songs that you do get.

  90. 90
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Wasnt there a promotion gig in Germany or something when BANANAS was released?

    I do seem to remember, I did not have a pc at home yet so I went to a Internet cafe instead,…..that saw it on line

    Failed to find it years later

  91. 91
    macfan says:

    Is the 2DVD History, Hits & Highlights also available in the PAL TV-format?
    Most offers list the NTSC version. Amazon Germany lists a PAL version but not available at the moment.
    I’d rather have the PAL version instead of the NTSC version.

  92. 92
    Jon says:

    This release is somewhat annoyingly NTSC only. I double-checked with Simon at the DPAS.

    The listing on Amazon was an error. They changed it after they’d sent me two NTSC copies.

  93. 93
    gustavo marcolongo says:

    Gustavo (from Argentina): Ahhhh!!!!!Iam going to die after seeing the 5 hours!!! Tanks a lot for this music!!! Blackmore. Lord, Coverdale, Gillian, Bolin,etc.Great DVD!!! Now I can died in quiet form!!!!Greetings.

  94. 94
    purplepriest1965 says:



    Its not that difficult….

  95. 95
    Masse says:

    Seems like a lot of the news are recirculated… Didn’t we read about this months ago just like some other stories that are reappering…..

  96. 96
    purplepriest1965 says:

    It s called recycling, I guess.

    But this one is still very current, I think.

  97. 97
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Btw, its like sex and love.
    Is there really anything more interesting than OLD MARK 2????

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  99. 99
    nickster says:

    the reason mij was so good is because the band was clicking and there was inpiration.smoke sounded so good because blackmore was playing heavy chords wich made it sound big,but as time went on he started playing notes instead wich made the song thinner.he kept changing his sound,he should`ve listend to mij when roger asked and left his sound alone,because baby when you`ve got a killer tone you don`t mess with it.also he should have used the tasty solos like in space truking thru out the tours,it just fits and you expect to hear it every time the song is played.one final thing,there is absolutely no reason why the band cannot ressurect the sound from summer of `72they all know what they used.what say you,a couple of world tours that duplicate mij note for note and tone as well they should do it to go out with a bang,i`d go how about you?

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