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Deepest Purple DVD outtakes

EMI Music will be releasing in late October a new anniversary version of the Deepest Purple compilation (which in itself was a bestseller going straight to #1 spot in UK). The anniversary release will include a bonus DVD featuring a range of video clips presented by Jon Lord. Several bits and pieces had to be left out for various reasons, which we are glad to be able to see now.

Hallelujah with Jon describing what happened at the time that Ian Gillan & Roger Glover joined the band:

In Rock and the evolution of Deep Purple sound towards heavier music (featuring excerpt of Mandrake Root from the Southbank Summer show):

Made In Japan being put into historical prospective (featuring Highway Star footage, whilst the DVD will feature Space Truckin’ instead):

24 Comments to “Deepest Purple DVD outtakes”:

  1. 1
    Thunderhawk says:

    HHhhmm, in the last video something just catcht my eye, the clip from Highway Star, from the Made in Japan concert goes on longer than the version I have on the History Hits and Highlights DvD, could it maby realy be that they holding the whole material back for a big release somewhere in the future.

    I totally hope so :D.

    Thunderhawk 😉 .

  2. 2
    Drdp says:

    The Maestro SPEAKS and we LISTEN. Love to see Lordy in any capacity regarding DP. This is most certainly on the TO BUY list.

  3. 3
    Ray says:

    Time to grab my wallet!!!

  4. 4
    Jeff Summers says:

    Space truckin video from Made in Japan??? Phenomenal!!!

  5. 5
    stefan says:

    Hallelujah….there is a GOD…..This is a sure buy without any hesitation !

  6. 6
    ormandy says:


  7. 7
    Tim Corbett says:

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait. & the rest of the MIJ footage??

  8. 8
    Bo says:

    This is heaven – and as Mr. Lord says both for In Rock and MIJ: “Deep Purple at it’s best” And YES to that. It will never be the same again – but my god I wish there was a timemachine.
    I just cant wait to see Deep Purple from this time on a new DVD. Forget the DVDs from these days. Mrk II IS DEEP PURPLE. Then comes Mrk III.
    Just to see the few secunds from Japan. What a world in differende to DP of today, even that they these days still are far better than 99% of the rest. Arounf MIJ there just from an other planet. All 5 of them! If we ever should have that plesure to get a feeling of that then you know – RB and JL back where they are best. With Glover, Paice and Gillan. These 5 together are made in heaven.
    Please let me dream – don’t wake me up……………….

  9. 9
    Carl says:

    Any sound recording engineers here? I noticed at least 5 mics over and by Paicey’s kit on the MIJ clip (there were probably more than that for the bass drum and high-hat but I couldn’t see them) Is this a typical set-up when recording drums at a concert? I’m curious because I’ve always loved the sound of Paicey’s kit on MIJ and I’m wondering if the sound is so good because of the way the drums were mic’d, in addition of course to the wizardry of Mr. Birch.

  10. 10
    Dirk says:

    Great Info …

  11. 11
    Svante Axbacke says:

    I’m a sound engineer myself and as a DP fan I have looked closely at various mic setups the band has used over the years.

    During the Mk. 2 years it seems to have gone from just three mics in the beginning (kick, snare, overhead) to five towards the end (kick, snare, rack tom, one mic covering the two floor toms and one overhead). These are the live mics, used to reinforce the sound to the audience in the hall.

    When you record a live concert these days, you only need one set of mics. The signals from the mics are split and sent to the recording truck as well as the usual in a live situation, the house mixer and the monitor (stage) mixer.

    Back in the MiJ days, there were no reliable splits. You had one set of mics for the house sound and one set for recording. Take a look at Gillan’s mic stand in the HS video above. There are two mics on his stand instead of the usual one. You can see the same thing for example in the movie about Woodstock or the promo video for Free’s “Allright Now”.

    So, in the clip above there’s a bunch of mics around IP’s set because of the need of two sets of mics. It looks like the mics going to recording was kick, snare, one mic each for the three toms and two overheads. A pretty modern setup for the time, thanks to Martin Birch.

    These days, it looks like there are 15 mics on Ian’s drums…

  12. 12
    ormandy says:

    Forget the DVDs from these days?

    Well that’s a bit silly. How about enjoying both eras.

  13. 13
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Martin Birch was and is the man!

  14. 14
    Eddie6String says:

    With most Live shows post 1975ish – you get a separate sound engineer just for the on stage monitors + today for the main PA a greater variety in Speakers to give clarity to various frequencies (Bass notes versus Cymbals etc).
    Additionally – it is an almost impossible task to get a good sound for front of House & for recording purposes simultaneously.
    How Martin Birch managed to produce the greatest live album of all time with limited facilities is beyond most in the profession today!!

    Always a pleasure to hear JL’s insights to these events.

  15. 15
    Adam says:

    So how about the CD bit of it? Will it be the same as the LP and the CD of old, except for maybe Speed King included in full? You know, I’m leading a PC- as well as telly-less life, so this is my very personal primary concern about this issue. I’m for sure gonna buy it, I had Deepest Purple on vinyl and I always thought and continue to do so that it is THEEEEE DP Compilation (along with 24 Carrots, that is)!

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    Scott says:

    The footage of Space Truckin’ that they are releasing is probably from the same performance as the footage of Highway Star which is from the 17th of August in Tokyo. Not the Version that is on MIJ. That was from the 16th in Osaka. But to have a glimps of what those legendary shows were like from the Audience Is pure Gold. A few months ago I found on a Purple Bootleg Forum The Audience recordings of All 3 Japanese shows complete. Someone Cleaned them up the Bootlegs of the shows and they sound really good. Everything on MIJ is exactly the same as on the Bootleg tapes. What you got on the Albums is exactly what you got at the shows the night those numbers were played. MIJ is a true Live album in every sense of the word. And with some Footage of the shows now coming out, This takes MIJ to a whole other level If that’s Possible.

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    purplepriest1965 says:

    Although I often love documentaries like the making of the MachineHead DVd and so on, but……..

    I m not sure if I should buy myself poor again on things like this.
    Do I really want to stack my walls with dvds with material I already have just because Lordy, I love to see it though, and or others, tell something inbetween????

  18. 18
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 16

    Maybe it is possible to make an alternative soundmix of Live In Japan, mixing the probably heavy on audience sounds????, with the official recordings>

    I like live recording in which the audience are very audible.

  19. 19
    Scott says:

    @ 18

    This is not an alternate mix of LIJ. It is a Bootleg from the audience.

  20. 20
    elprupdeep says:

    Well if they holding the video recording of made in japan as it is on the vinyl and cd which is I think 15 august 1972 recording ,it is going to be a monster sale as the vynyl is (still).
    hopefully someone somewhere got the tapes and for the sake of all fans and for the band’s royalties come on go ahead , realised it.
    long live DP.

  21. 21
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 18

    I already acknowledged or understood that yours is not an alternative mix of the OFFICIAL releases.
    I suggested to add audience colours into the official soundmix to experience if that adds a bit of more tmosphere.

    Not that I dissaprove of the triple cd mix, thats close to perfection I suppose, espescially for that time.

    On the other hand, it might also have to do with the PERFECTION DP reached at the time.

    Many years later we have progressed immensely in the technical fields of recording but very often I think……

    How dissappointing, this is NOW!!!!
    Why does it NOT sound much better than the 1972 album of DP????!!!

  22. 22
    Andy Mac says:

    I fully agree with Mr Lord, MIJ the best live album…Considering it was back in the early 70’s. Thats where I learnt my chops from Ian Paice….

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    lcsl says:

    It would be nice to see a Classic Albums documentary dedicated to Made In Japan, just like the one they did on Machine Head several years ago.
    They could use all the footage along with new band interviews etc. I think that would be a good release if that did it that way.

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    Diarmuid Graham says:

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