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Live in London and other goodies in the US

On August 16 Eagle Rock Entertainment will release on CD 4 historical Purple live albums: In Concert 1970/1972, Scandinavian Nights, Live in London and Mk.III The Final Concerts. Out of those, Live in London will be available domestically in North America for the first time. In Concert 1970/1972 and Scandinavian Nights were released on Spitfire in 2001, while Mk.III The Final Concerts was released circa 1997 by the now defunct label Archive Records under the title Archive Alive! and has long been deleted.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

Update (Aug 13): On August 23 Eagle Rock will also be re-releasing Rainbow Live in Germany 1976, previously available in the US as Live in Europe, released in 1996, and under the present title released in 2001. Both previous releases have been deleted and sealed copies fetch a pretty penny on the secondary market.

14 Comments to “Live in London and other goodies in the US”:

  1. 1
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    Where to put this with respect to subject remains subject to debate. But had to put another “hot topic”. And I don’t get it other than this question/answer being at least over a year ago….

    Brought To You By VH1’s Dave Basner
    It’s been six years since Deep Purple released their last album, Rapture of the Deep, and it seems like it will be a bit longer before the guys put anything else new out – if they ever do again. Here’s what singer Ian Gillan told us when we asked him if the band plans to work on new material.
    “No, no, no, no, I don’t think so. We just don’t stop. We’ve got all the music we need. The only reason we ever made albums was to provide songs for the stage set and we’re just overflowing with stuff at the moment. It’s just fantastic. We played in 48 countries last year and it never seems to stop. It just gets bigger and bigger.”

    Don’t know what to make of it, but these guys could pump new stuff out annually…..

    Oh woe is us….?



  2. 2
    Vincek says:


  3. 3
    123 says:

    there is no point to make it, at least we have great Hofman’s “In Concert”, Extended Remastered Version of LIL…and SN with brilliant package from Purple Records. EV most looking for a most resent DVD release. At least they taped Verona’s Gig…cheers

  4. 4
    stephen says:

    Has anything been `done` to the albums sound or presentation wise, or are they simply re-releases of the original albums.

  5. 5
    JohninNJ4you says:

    Will all of these albums be remastered? Especially Live in London?

  6. 6
    mmagnet1 says:

    Scandanavian ? Nights-the Americans have still not got the spelling correct,it was spelt Sandinavian by Spitfire.
    SCANDINAVIAN-how hard is it?

  7. 7
    Kenn says:

    Thee Deep Purple! Pure Blackmore Lord Paice, no stand tribute session players flogging a dead horse. Arguements on a stamp please…….

  8. 8
    The Holy Chair says:


    Reminds me of the plans they had to give us the 3 nights instead of just Live In Paris.: (

  9. 9
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    Same old record company rubbish. Nothing to do with Present Purple, nor is the band in any way in control of these Re-re-re-re-re-Releases. BOOORRRIING!!!

    2012, The New Purple Album is what matters. None of these re-releases are of any consequence.


  10. 10
    Larry R. Toering says:

    It looks to me like nobody seems to understand the concept of label retro-releases. However, I won’t know if they have been tampered with in any way beyond their most recent treatment. The SN and IC 1970-72 are on the way from Eagle for exclusive review, so I will know more when they arrive. I also reviewed the recent mkI re-releases from Eagle as well, along with the other two here by someone else, it’s a pretty big summer for Eagle’s claws into Purple, which is their right because the band are signed with them. I doubt one member of Deep Purple even knows or cares about this, they simply have nothing to do with it besides the namesake and a few pennies to some of them. I’m just glad to be reviewing them with a recent release tag, as I describe things live, more than rate releases. So they should be interesting anyway.

  11. 11
    Jim says:

    I would also like to see Deep Purple record an album of new material. They have many years of great music and it is always interesting to hear their songs especially live versions. In my view a band has to continue recording new albums if they are to remain relevant and be considered a creative group. I am glad they still tour but a new album is something a band needs to prove it can do and gives fans something to look forward to.

  12. 12
    Larry R. Toering says:

    @Jim, -they finish up the new album in a writing session scheduled next month in September. Four tracks and vocals left to record. This has nothing to do with them, it’s label re-issues. Don’t people understand that the band don’t have anything to do with these? But they carry on as if they spend their time on this instead of recording new material. That time goes to touring instead of recording new material. 🙂 But wait, I did say they’re recording new material, because they are…. just be happy that is the truth of the matter and we will be getting at least one more Deep Purple studio album, made by Deep Purple, not a record company re-issue, such as these. 🙂

  13. 13
    john says:

    I have bought the japanese import disc LIVE IN LONDON 1974 back in 1997

  14. 14
    john says:

    pls release the last LIVERPOOL GIG 76

    do not rerelease the same shits over and over

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