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Down to Earth remaster

Rainbow’s Down to Earth album remaster will be released (presumably in the UK) at the end of January (on the 24th if you believe Classic Rock or on the 31st if you believe Amazon). The track list, however, seems to be finalized and will span 2CDs as follows.


  1. All Night Long
  2. Eyes Of The World
  3. No Time To Lose
  4. Makin’ Love
  5. Since You Been Gone
  6. Love’s No Friend
  7. Danger Zone
  8. Lost In Hollywood
  9. Bad Girl (single B-side)
  10. Weiss Heim (single B-side)


  1. All Night Long (instrumental outtake)
  2. Eyes Of The World (instrumental outtake)
  3. Spark Don’t Mean A Fire
  4. Makin’ Love (instrumental outtake)
  5. Since You Been Gone (instrumental outtake)
  6. Ain’t A Lot Of Love In The Heart Of Me
  7. Danger Zone (instrumental outtake)
  8. Lost In Hollywood (instrumental outtake)
  9. Bad Girls (instrumental outtake)
  10. Ain’t A Lot Of Love In The Heart
  11. Eyes Of The World (instrumental outtake – take two)
  12. All Night Long (Cozy Powell mix)

The “instrumental outtakes” are most likely from the instrumental demos that surfaced on the bootleg market a few years ago, allegedly originating from the late Cozy Powell’s estate.

44 Comments to “Down to Earth remaster”:

  1. 1
    George Fotis says:

    The original sounds good to me, Roger did a great job with the mixing on that! It has a strong sound, not really interested in any instrumental thing’s.
    Would much rather a live cd from this live up, how about the Monsters Of Rock from 80, Cozy’s & Grahams last concert . From what the songs iv’e heard the show sounds really good, the band went out with a bang!

  2. 2
    kraatzy says:

    Another way to take some illegal bootlegs in a legal way.
    Good for us – the fans.
    But why so late ???



  3. 3
    Made in England says:

    If CD2 is the Down to Earth Rough Mixes bootleg then they’re not out-takes, they’re the actual roughly mixed instrumental backing tracks laid down before Graham Bonnet joined the band.

    There are some very interesting moments on that bootleg – passages and touches that were later removed.

    I hope they’re cleaned it up a bit.

    Where’s the Rainbow Rising reissue?

  4. 4
    Pete says:

    Well, anyways, thank you some 30something years late… I’ve been following Blackmore from band to band since about the early 70’s. At least this “new” CD will be much off better than the Blackmore’s “Night-mare” rubbish he’s been up to for the last decade or so….

  5. 5
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Sounds great to me.

    I have read that Ritchie loves the way Graham sung “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”. I always hoped, that a studio-version of this fine song played by rainbow would surface….

    Graham is a great but sometimes underrated rocksinger! “Down To Earth” is the perfect link between Dio and Turner era. Heavy riffs and great melodies.

    Some songs of “Difficult To Cure” were obviously written for Graham Bonnet.


  6. 6
    peter chrisp says:

    Not far away too is the remastered 2cd version of
    Rainbow Rising”?

  7. 7
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    I was lucky enough to see the Down To Earth tour at The Capitol Theater in Passaic, New Jersey, USA. Drum solos can get boring, with every bit of respect. But Cozy played a sick, ridiculously great solo that night. And TMIB played great, and near gig’s end, rather than smashing his Strat, only pulled a few strings off of it and handed into the first row to ravenous fans who fought heartily for said (perfectly intact) Strat. I’d have to go back in time to see who left the theater with the banjo….

    Great gig. Would love for someone else who was at the gig to offer their recollections. I tend to doubt that will happen on this site, but if anyone reading this was there, please drop in!

    Pee-pee priest 1965, I do love your Main Man! :>



  8. 8
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Finally, a Re-Master with EXTRA, NON LP TRACKS!!!!

    Something Worth the RE-BUY!!! GET IT????


  9. 9
    T says:

    There are times when I feel that Down to Earth was Rainbow’s highest point. They managed to touch the pop charts with “All Night Long” and “Since You Been Gone” and still maintain the Dio-esque feel in “Eyes of the World”. Add to that the Middle-Eastern nuances on guitar in “Danger Zone” and the heavy blues of “Love’s No Friend” and you’ve got a very powerful, very Rainbow-ish album that could best illustrate ALL that Rainbow was about in a single album.

    This line-up did not last long enough. Don Airey once said that had they managed to stay together, they could have been another Led Zeppelin. I appreciate the comment, but on the other hand, why would they want to go DOWN a notch… 😉

  10. 10
    Scott F. Feighner says:

    Not that I’m complaining about this release, but, I would have found it more compelling, and must have worthy, if the second disc were a live compilation from the Bonnet era. Maybe some other time we can finally hear live Bonnet.

  11. 11
    Crimson Ghost says:

    This is funny folks, can’t anyone tell a burn when they see one????? Look at what label it’s on… foget about CR Magazine(pure shite) and the sadly misguided Amazon. For one, if this were a legit undertaking it would be on a label in direct association with the Rainbow catalog to begin with. The bootleg portion is not liscensed material in the first place and we all should know Ritchie simply would not approve of such a release. This is a seriously fraudulant money-grab. Look at the label first, then the well known facts. And…. REMASTERED BY BLOODY WHO? to be coninued….

  12. 12
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Label: Commercial Marketing

    Who???? Did they put out the recent Rainbow rematsers? I’m thinking NOT.

    Now here is another funny odor this has… and it applies to the Rough Mix bootleg portion as well as the first disc. My friends… the bootleg is from Cozy’s collection and Cozy recorded all of the tracks, anyone who has DTE and that bootleg knows this to be a cold hard fact. Yet this thing obviously says he did no such thing, and while claiming the bootleg came from his collection, ha ha ha… that is true, but how on earth then would it contain the keyboard work of David Rosenthal who wasn’t even in the band yet till two albums later, and drummer Chuck Burgi who also wasn’t in the band until after both Cozy Powell and David Rosenthal were out????? See some other names that were on niether the final mix nor the rough mix… who these guys are I’m not sure, but likely couple of names that can be explained somewhere in the Rainbow story perhaps, or perhaps not, as I don’t recall them but could’ve missed such details over the years, irrelevant at that.(Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle)

    Look for yourself at the track listing at Amazon, folks.

    Disc: 1
    1. All Night Long – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    2. Eyes Of The World – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    3. No Time To Lose – Rainbow, Roger Glover
    4. Makin’ Love – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    5. Since You’ve Been Gone – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    6. Love’s No Friend – Rainbow, Roger Glover
    7. Danger Zone – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    8. Lost In Hollywood – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    9. Bad Girl – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    10. Weiss Heim – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Ritchie Blackmore
    Disc: 2
    1. All Night Long – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    2. Eyes Of The World – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    3. Spark Dont Mean A Fire – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    4. Makin’ Love – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    5. Since You Been Gone – Gary Edwards, Rainbow, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    6. Aint A Lot Of Love In The Heart Of Me – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    7. Danger Zone – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    8. Lost In Hollywood – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Gary Edwards, Michael Palmer, Leigh Mantle, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    9. Bad Girl – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    10. Aint A Lot Of Love In The Heart Of Me – Rainbow, Roger Glover, Joe Lynn Turner, Ritchie Blackmore, David Rosenthal, Chuck Burgh
    I hope consumers can make solid choices whether to buy into this or not, after reading just that much. These are all the listed players apparently given writing credits, as they forget to credit Russ Ballard in the pocess. LMAO! If I did have this I’d file it under ‘major laughables’, nothing more. This is some of the worst bootleg information I’ve ever seen, and on top of wehat is supposed to be a legit remaster or something. Collectors know what I mean… the dumber the bootlegger, the more false the information seems to be. Here it looks like Pirates and bootleggers meeting up on the high seas together to try and fool the mainlanders. Pure criminal activity, or just misguided foolery? Has to be some of both, at the very least. I’m calling Carole tomorrow! seriously!

  13. 13
    Nick Soveiko says:

    Crimson: before you get off your soap box, check the label’s catalogue — it’s a Universal imprint.

  14. 14
    Masse444 says:

    As far as I know, they’re Blackmore approved already, so what’s the fuzz… So you don’t think Blacker’s could be sitting on material Cozy didn’t have? It’s a Universal (Polydor) official release and as such they have access to the masters and probably also roughmix tapes. As far as the credits go, I bet all that bulls**t won’t be present on the actual album.

  15. 15
    Crimson Ghost says:

    So then Nick, I see that and I thank you for pointing it out this detail which is but just one of a few… but since you decided to go there, which doesn’t look like a great idea, stop providing links to dirt and a place to comment and I will be glad to stop scrubbing it. How does that sound? You’re welcome by the bloody way! Now, perhaps you can contact Universal and tell them they have their heads up their proverbial asses with this information concerning who is on this recording! Ot Amazon or whoever may be responsible. It’s mushc more important than what label it’s on. And while you’re at it, instead of summing up my approach, which is ypour opinion but as you can see I’m on about some FACTS here, you could do the work for us and find out how Universal got their hands on the demos and obtained the rights to use them, if they did… I’ve seen quite a few errors from Universal in my time, usually a case of releasing retro material with sad misinformation included. So I’m actually not surprised. This is an area you’re likely not to succeed in, but I’m sure you can also account for Ritchie’s approval of using rough mix tapes on this project. It simply doesn’t add up, especially when you include this absolutely false information I CLEARLY COPIED AND PASTED from Amazon. See for yourself, but you will have to scroll down the page to see it, kind of like reading everything I say instead of makng a bee line for just the first thing I noted… one out of three isn’t bad though, I have to commend you for skimming well anyway.(label) I repeated myself on at least one more point, so if you’re reading all of my post this time before jumping in, perhaps you can help with the more important factors I’ve mentioned. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Down-Earth-Rainbow/dp/B0045TQF88

    What you call what I do is rather irrelevant to the topic, Nick. That was about as necessary as me bothering with a reply, a fact you can deny but would be wrong if you did. So if I were to start over now, I would surely inform consumers not to buy this release expecting the players it advertises. To keep it on the short and dirty level aproach.(don’t you expect better integrity for your money? My point is crystal clear, and I scrub nothing that doesn’t need so)

  16. 16
    Crimson Ghost says:

    You make a constructively good point, however, I can really only see Ritchie approving the rough mix tapes for releases if he used his economical brain. Let’s say the idea was presented to him, at best he might think they would sell a little better to the devoted fans, which doesn’t add up to anything but money grabbing in a more honest manner. Not the best reason to approve of recordings he is famous for keeping a good shield on all these years, not the worst though either, economically that is. So then, why with this lot, and not other albums there are widely circulated rough mix bootlegs of? LLRAR, Rising(if they do decide to)and any others? I’ve had these recordings for years, it could be possible that it just makes this lesser appreciated Rainbow album more enticing, but it sounds desperate and energy wasting for just a few more measely bucks. I duly note the information likely not being on the final product, but it misleads all the more and gives me every reason at this point not to purchase it. If all means have such nonsensical options, I would be discouraged as I am to buy it. That is all.(besides the fact I have the first edition Japanese and German pressings on vinyl in mint condition, and a killer rematser of the bootleg… as if I needed more reasons to boycot it in the first place… but I tried to make a constructive point about it, perhaps I’m sharing too many details in the process but we are here to write as well as read)

  17. 17
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I also make a lot of typos when my input is questioned with petty insult. l_o_l

  18. 18
    Woodruff P Hoppinstopp says:

    A copy was found from the space shuttle that broke up over Texas. Along with 2 D.P. cds Sad but true. NASA gave them to Deep Purple. I think they are in rock and roll hall of fame. Peace Love Rock and Roll

  19. 19
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Strange one indeed.

  20. 20
    james jay says:

    @9 –so true. one of my all time favorites.

  21. 21
    Reinder says:

    Nick: cynics and readers of Robert Fripp’s diary would argue that the categories “bootlegger” and “Universal imprint” are not mutually exclusive.

  22. 22
    Crimson Ghost says:

    One more thing Masse444:
    It is very possible that Ritchie doesn’t have such tapes, not everyone holds onto stuff they clearly do not want on their final product. As a matter of fact I have Ian Gillan demos that he cannot locate himself, to prove such a thing. I wasn’t born yesterday and happen to know what I’m talking about. Sometimes you come across such a person, ya know. Not that it makes a huge difference either way, but it might help to know. The material in question here was sold by Cozy’s sister as far as I know, then so far rather narrowly circulated by whoever bought it. Same goes for the other Rainbow rough mix tapes. If Ritchie has such tapes in his possession I’m sure they’re of better quality at the very least. But legend would have him in possession of the ‘Baby Face’ tapes but he he swears he honestly never held onto them. One thing I can firmly say about him is that he doesn’t have a nostalgic bone in his body for any recordings of his own that he doesn’t approve of being heard, and such approval only comes by way of final product. He is strongly against any exploitation of mixes he doesn’t agree with and successfully SUED Deep Purple for releasing material of that nature with him on it.(one of the deeper wounds between him and the Purple that not many seem to consider in all of the hyper-gossip on the internet, in fact he sued them twice and won both times, but the other suit cost him a lot for nothing as it took years, although he won, they weren’t up to any funny business there at all so he couldn’t use the information he gained access to, what a paranoid waste)

  23. 23
    Michiel says:

    Maybe Amazon’s got it wrong. Anyway, I’ve always loved this album, it’s solid classic rock with some amazing vocals (Graham should have been the one to do Mike Oldfield’s ‘Shadow On The Wall’) and I’m VERY curious about the bonus tracks (yep, I know: they’re partly instrumental).
    But… how about ‘Rising’ and ‘LLR&R’ remixes?

  24. 24
    Sami says:

    Agree with T & Her Royal Highness Tracy wholeheartedly, gotta put my order in immediately, Down to Earth remains a personal favourite: soundtrack to good times, revisited time and again. Yep.

  25. 25
    Crimson Ghost says:

    No point in posting my last post without the two before it. You just offset the thread by doing that. Doesn’t the moderator approve the posts as well as allow subsequent post submissions? Not sure what Mr. Fripp(an artist I’ve met and hosted twice before, which was a bad idea)has to do with it, but the point seems to be mutuably agreeable. Another thing Nick, You can pick and choose what to believe on the internet, as you’re obviously doing, but don’t believe EVERYTHING else you read either. Not that it’s Amazon’s responsibility to post accurate infos on items for sale at their website, but it should be… and I realize you may be a supporter of theirs and not want to be instrumental in users of THS not making purchases through this gateway, but you can still face the reality that they’re no perfect beast. I’ve had very few experiences with them that didn’t come with a problem or two sopmewhere in the mix. That surely gives me the right to voice my opinion of them as a service here in this thread advert.(anywhere I please as well of course… and I wasn’t being as critical as I could be) The overall driving point is that something isn’t right here, no matter who/what is responsible. As consumers here on the same page we should support each other on that awareness, if we possess the integrity, that is. Forget about HOW one goes about it and concentrate on the facts. It wasn’t my intention to knock anything presented besides the facts, I don’t care about any opinions on this subject as far as the overall outcome is concerned. Mislead your customers advertently or inadvertently and there is a problem, it’s just a good thing people with some knowledge are reading, although it really needs to be effectively reported to them, which is more up your alley than mine, Nick, since THS partners with them and I don’t.(if I were to purchase it at Amazon it would be through this link, in supporter of THS)

  26. 26
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @25 When I was approving comments, the server went through some kind of hiccup and only half of the comments were approved. At the time I had no time to sit around and wait for the server to work for me because I had to get back to my regular day job which pays my bills. 🙂

    All comments should be posted now.

  27. 27
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Bonnet was slated to be on the ‘Difficult to Cure’ album and did some demos but quit the band and in came JLT according to an interview in Classic Rock Magazine. Would love to hear some of Grahams renditions of tunes from that LP.

    Oh, and thanks ‘Samantha’ @#24…….(nice try).


  28. 28
    Reinder says:

    Crimson Ghost: I mentioned Fripp for two reasons: one is that his diaries make frequent mention of having his copyrights violated by seemingly legitimate companies, including BMG Universal, EMI, last.fm, Spotify and iTunes – which is relevant here: for all we know, Universal is going behind the backs of all the relevant musicians involved, making them little better than a bootlegger.

    The other reason is one I’m not going to mention here, but it has to do with fans who want a new album, NOW, that sounds like the old albums.

  29. 29
    Masse444 says:

    @15 and 22

    I’m sure you know what you’re talking about, my comment had nothing to do with you as a person… I just thought that your info in post 11 was a bit incorrect, since it actually is an official release.

    I know (from reliable sources)that(at least with Rainbow)Ritchie used to try and lay his hands on most everything so it wouldn’t slip out. I’m sure he sits on tons of Rainbow stuff that we’ll never get to hear, cause he’s not nostalgic at all as you say. But these things have been circulating for years so why not make money off of it, I’m sure that’s why they got approval (if they even needed his approval)

    Rainbows (Blackmore’s) contract with Polydor (Universal) as most record contracts, makes Universal the owner of the recordings. Therefore they can release the material in anyway or format they like, unless there’s a paragraph saying that “demos” or “rough mixes” or material the band disapproves of at the time, can’t be released without written approval. But Universal still own even these recordings. It’s my understanding that they do have that approval from Mr. B, otherwise we wouldn’t see this (and the coming)releases.

  30. 30
    gillan60 says:

    I always thought that this CD needed a remastered. The original vinyl sound is too “compressed” and passed to CD was not asked a big favor. the midrange sound just saturated and have little bass definition.

  31. 31
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Thanks, and no disrespect to Nick. And this does pay, but of course not for the important stuff in anyone’s life. Fully understood.

    I don’t deserve such understanding, you’re obviously a reasonably kind gentleman. But I have to disagree, demos are not product untill they’re approved by both the artist and the label for release, both agreeing on it, and Ritchie’s philosophy is if he doesn’t approve of it nobody should release it, as I went over already and we’ve all witnessed him be like. I hope we’ll be able to find out the truth about this, but it looks like Universal are too big for their britches either way.

    I can agree one one hand, why not do as good of business as possible? That is usualy what Ritchie thinks too, but it doesn’t seem to mean the same thing coming from him. Honesty is a huge trait of his, apparently. There seems to be a million things he knows he could do but doesn’t bother, maybe he feels he’s done enough. Timing stepped aside for him quite a bit over the years, now it works against him. Shame, we all know it, but you have to stop and smell the roses in life, and give back a little, even if that means doing nothing to polish your legacy and rather let it lay. He may not be fan friendly on the surface, but I’m sure such a thing would be his way of giving, through not taking. I happen to lean toward agreeing with Reinder about it. Logical insight tells me so. But if you’re right I will have to side with you, no choice, right is right, if you are. I’m just using my common collective sense, it tends to get the best of my opinions because it usually suits the facts, for whatever they’re worth. Cheers

    Tracy, you should know that nearly the whole DTC album was written with Graham employed. Freedom Fighter, CHH, etc… I think the whole thing would have the power cosmic had Graham wound up on it… imagine, it isn’t hard to do. But I have to notice how none of the demos are on offer in this series, another reason I’m skeptical about this particular release. Universal are certainly worth taking on, but I doubt easy. I can also see him ignoring it just to dismiss them, he gets his laughs in wicked ways, as we all know. But I wouldn’t test the man, in black. Perhaps if he does approve of this it’s because it’s all instrumentals, now this I might be able to swallow him doing. Way too few instrumentals in his hard rock days, especially in Rainbow, where they most belonged.

    Interesting enough, and a fine explanation/anology.

    Anybody know if and when Ritchie sold his stock shares in Polydor? He used to have an investment there, if he no longer does I hope he made out. If he does this release is likely more his business than any of us think. Confignewton?

  32. 32
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Yeah Ghost, it was known he was still on board during the writing, but I didn’t know he actually did some tracks in the studio. Would still love to hear them either way. I haven’t seen anything bootleg or otherwise. Seems a little odd they have never surfaced……


  33. 33
    Masse444 says:


    You’re right, demos are not product meant to be released…unless both parties agree. Exactly what I said if you read my post again….But what I meant was that if Universal paid for the demo recordings (which is likely), they also own the tapes.

    Around this time, record deals often stipulated that everything that the artist wrote or recorded during the contracts duration, would be owned by the record company. Unless there are paragraphs (but there probably are) regulating what could happen to these recordings, Universal could pretty much do what they want.

    In this case though, we’re talking rough mixes, alternate takes of the actual album recording, not demos. So there’s no question that Universal have a say in the destiny of these tapes. Cheers and Merry Chistmas to you all!

  34. 34
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Let’s retire it, shall we? I have somesthing I think most would rather glance at for now anyway… the infamously rare 1970 “P2” German TV footage.(too bad it’s not a correct audio dub, but better than nothing, and as rare to this moment as it gets)


    Hey Joe

    These clips went up 12/21, some are likely grabbing a torrent somewhere… I have a DVD on the way. Merry Christmas! (I just hope it gets noticed here)

  35. 35
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Is there anybody who understands the adding in the credits of loads of names I dont know or understand?

    Must be someone to ask?


  36. 36
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I mentioned it, never heard of them. Perhaps Roy’s book mentions them. Roger? What, you might think there is a chance he recorded with them but can’t recall them? It’s the single most suspect factor here.

  37. 37
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Hey Ghost,

    Both links have been removed…..

    Thanks though….


  38. 38
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Yeah Tracy, the DVD still hasn’t arrived but the whole 50 minutes does entice a bit. I might share a report myself, but it does look like the PP Perps got to the YT uploader. If he got it there at PP, which I’m sure he did, he broke what seems to be in their long line of terms I just can’t share with, so I never have and never will. I guess the speeding ticket hurt their feelings or something, lol! They hold no exclusicve rights to COPYRIGHTED materials or anything else shared there, and they think their bootlegs are generally copyright free, and they could not be more wrong, all performances are copyrighted, period. This is another reason I’m out off the uploading bandwagon.(I don’t need their hoarding mercenary ways, so they don’t need my shares, what comes around goes around, in more ways than one)

  39. 39
    Crimson Ghost says:

    Btw, I’m releasing the lost Gillan TV concerts and you don’t see me telling those I distributed them to that they can’t share them anywhere online, even though I don’t want them going up on that silly website, I told my friends to do what they feel with them. There is nothing on earth I can do about it either way… could have something to do with why I’ve been sitting on them so long without even preparing them for release on the mostly fair community. Maybe now they will get the deep diggers attention and bettwe quality versions might surface. That is my main intention in sharing them.

    We’re not completely aware of all the inner workings, it’s highly speculative at best. I disagree with you and vice versa in all the speculation. Many demos have been refered to as rough mixes and vice versa, something funny at the very least is going on with this… if we can’t agree on that much, then we’re both wasting our time. For instance my Ian Gillan demos are also rough mixes and no record company owns them. However it is different when you’re recording under contract like it always used to be, instead of recording and then shopping for a label deal to possibly present demos to. The tracks of said demo went on to be released with different musicians, so a deal was in fact made and the complete album was released, but they didn’t even hear these demos.

  40. 40
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 39

    The wealth of material concerning Purple and off shoots :

    I wish EVERYTHING people like you seem to own could be distributed before I really get to old……

    What kinda Gillan TV shows?

  41. 41
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Catching up :

    Finally got myself into using RealPlayer for downloading YouTubes.
    RealPlayerPlus seems to be the next step in case I d like to(OFCOURSE!!!!:))burn the stuff and thus be able to see it on the telly.

    Does anyone know if its its the only thing to do when one wants to do something like that?

  42. 42
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:


    Use the YOUTUBE Downloader software. Go to ‘Downloads.com’. Downloads and converts vids to your discresstion….


  43. 43
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Your well willing response was of no use unfortunately.

    I already can download YT s.
    Even better, since yesterday I am able to BURN them on a DVD.

    Only 1 dissappointment remains.
    The converting along the way minimises the original quality way too much : (

    It reminded me of old VHS copying.

    Well, I can watch the complete, setlist restored by me : )GARTH ROCKET and The Moonshiners this weekend.

    Tried to gather ALCATRAZZ live in 1985 but the show is not in its entirity on the Tube.
    I thought it was : (

    But BONNET ROCKS as well this weekend.

  44. 44
    Michiel says:

    Got it & unfortunately I must say the instrumentals are very boring.

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