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Paris 1975, 2012 release cover art; image courtesy of DP(O)

Paris 1975 show has been re-released by the old management company Deep Purple (Overseas) as the first part of their Live Series. The tapes have been newly remixed and remastered. Double CD set includes new artwork, a 12 page booklet and a bonus digital download of the Sunbury ’75 Music Festival programme. It is available from their online store. The press blurb also states that “over the next 18 months there will be 10 NEW RELEASES as part of the Deep Purple Overseas Live series”.

35 Comments to “Paris 1975”:

  1. 1
    purplepriest1965 says:

    If the remix is sone as on Live In London 1972…..
    I wont hurry again.

    I already have Paris 1975, so…….

    This should be really good.

    Somehow I do get the anticipation that shipping the DP music from Simon to DP itself will frustrate the hell out of us from now on.

    Will there be a vinyl again?

    I m starting to get de- motivated after the last 3 ones I bought.

  2. 2
    Joachim says:

    Hi there,
    as well available at iTunes (if you prefer).
    I still like the concert…
    CU mates Joachim

  3. 3
    Tracy (Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Hopefully the other 10 releases will be something NEW instead of another ‘remix/remaster/rehash’.


  4. 4
    IKEN says:

    This album i will by!!! Saw them in Gothenburg on that tour,great show!!!!

  5. 5
    Anthony says:

    Its a traversty that I dont have this album ( though I do have Live In London )Not too sure if this particular release improves upon the previous release of it but nevertheless I gotta get it.

  6. 6
    Pysak says:

    Make them on vinyl for gods sake!

  7. 7
    gambler says:

    Have we not heard this before, just exactly how many more times does purple’s 70s management intend to re release this show

  8. 8
    stephen says:

    the press release actually says `sonically scrubbed and remastered` which is not the same as remixed. so is this actually any better than the one already out there? has anyone compared the two yet.

  9. 9
    Henrik says:

    – I understand the new series will only include what has already been released thru sonic zoom and purple records!

  10. 10
    purpledaniel says:

    there will be no NEW releases…just the same stuff released by Zonic Zoom/ Purple Records:
    Tokyo 75, Stockholm 70, Denmark 72, San Diego 74, and so on.

    the new stuff we are all waiting for are

    Long beach 71 (with the original tapes now found)
    complete springfield 76
    a scottish gig from 74 (soundboard tapes exist)
    Liverpool 76 (many years and counting)
    Saarbrucken 75 (master tapes exist)
    another mistreious MK IV gig that Simon Robinson has mentioned.
    Canada 69 MK I (Simon said the tapes have apparenbtly resurfaced again)

  11. 11
    Scott W. says:

    I for one am starting to lose interest in buying DP related releases. I already have this and i love the show! We need the new Archive stuff like the MIJ 3 CD release with the DVD from the show etc. I used to buy all the repackaged stuff but it has got out of hand. Someone needs to rethink this rehashing garbage. NOT buying this!

  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Not to forget :

    They originally intended WAY BACK THAT IS, releasing each Final MK III show seperately.
    Only Paris appeared, and now it is Paris again!

    As far as I know know there is much more in the vaults.

    So why repeating oneself?

  13. 13
    Tommy H. says:

    The re-releasing of old DP material reaches insanity. Who knows what to buy and what not? It would be far more exciting to release some official concert filming. At least from the 80ies there’s a lot of stuff. A full reunion concert from 1984/1985 would be awesome.

  14. 14
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I think everyone knows what I meant in post 1.
    But for those who missed it :


  15. 15
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Ad 11

    This is probably a better link :


  16. 16
    purplepriest1965 says:

    A different link :


    Well, if this is true we can all go to a state of apathy again : (

  17. 17
    Les Hedger says:

    Whoopee. I already have the show!!

  18. 18
    Jack says:

    What’s the point of releasing an interview in the album? What’s the point of releasing this album again with a different cover? Money, pure ca$h!!!! It’s pointless!!!

  19. 19
    Tomas says:

    I too have listened to the earlier Paris release. Yesterday, I listened to this new release (on Spotify) and I almost fell of the chair. Such energy and clearness. They are on fire! Maybe it was due to the contrast, turning DP on directly after Donald Fagen, or this new release is much better than the old one.

  20. 20
    Michiel says:

    I’ve reached the point where I don’t even know if I have this one already or not. I have Made In Europe, I have The Final Concerts, I’m just not too sure about the 2001 issue of Paris 1975 (and I am separated from my cd collection, so I can’t check). Probably not, because I was totally blown away by Ritchie’s INSANE solo on Highway Star, when I listened to the album on Spotify today. Technically not as perfect as the one on Made in Japan, but nevertheless awesome. Total mayhem. He was really motivated, on his last night.

  21. 21
    Claus says:

    The new “Live in Paris” sounds horrible!!! Dynamic range is squashed… unlistenable!!!

  22. 22
    Anthony says:

    I cant help but laugh at the mistake Ritchie makes at the beginning of Mistreated ( paris 1975 )–he makes a pig’s ass of the last few notes of his intro. Just proves even the greatest rock guitarist ever can make mistakes but I’ll forgive him for that haha.

  23. 23
    Turner says:

    I just bought it an it sounds fantastic, DP fans must buy this at once, great live album:)

  24. 24
    Dani77 says:

    I bought cd “Deep Purple – Paris 1975”. How can I download “Sunbury Music Festival ’75” songs?

  25. 25
    Henrik says:

    I have just heard the concert.

    And I think it is a completely undoctored version!

    The first release of the concert doesn´t have all these mistakes. They must have been cut out.

  26. 26
    purplepriest1965 says:

    @ 24

    Maybe Im mistaken but I think the download of Sunbury does NOT hold music, but a tourprogramme.

  27. 27
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I counted 16 extra seconds on the new edition.
    As yet I dont know what is extra to be heard. Maybe a bit of Glenn extra lines at the beginning?

    Nice to see Blackmore on the front.
    I have a poster of it somewhere.
    I got it from a friend in the 80’s.
    It was already very damaged, but I was so happy to get it : )

  28. 28
    Anthony says:

    Advice please….is the ‘new’ remaster worth buying then or do I buy the previous remaster? Yes I know I should have it but I have live in london and made in europe in vinyl but I want a live cd of the mk3 guys…thanks

  29. 29
    serge says:

    I was here in 1975;
    Great souvenir !

    An ‘old’ Fan

  30. 30
    purplepriest1965 says:

    We better answer the question if the RE MIX is, like with Live In London 1972 unhearable.

    Or am I getting deaf?>

  31. 31
    john victor says:

    I already bought the MK III the final concerts 2 CD…the released of DP MK III old material reachs now the craziness……..

  32. 32
    FoxbatF says:

    Just got it.
    I must say that I don’t have the earlier version of Live In Paris. I have Made In Europe and Mk III The Final Concerts.
    First impression: Very powerful and “thick” sound. Comparing to Mk III The Final Concerts sounds quite a bit louder and there is more definition between instruments. There is a noticeable difference.
    However, when compared to Made In Europe, it sounds less “in your face”. The main reason is that the drums, once again (like on Live In London 1972 and 1974), buried in the mix. You Fool No One is a good example for comparison. To be objective, one needs to listen to the guitar solo, from where the band stops and Blackmore is playing alone up to “Ritchie’s Blues”. This part is the same in Live In Paris and Made In Europe. In the middle of this solo there is another bluesy section where the whole band joins Blackmore for a few seconds, before he continues by himself again. The comparison of this (bluesy) part shows how clear and sharp the drums sound on Made In Europe. On Live In Paris the sound of the drums is flatter and weaker overall. Other instruments on Paris CDs are clear and loud as the vocals (although in some parts I wish Hughes’ microphone would be off).
    Otherwise, if not comparing to the sound of Made In Europe, it’s a great concert and definite sound improvement over Mk III The Final…..

  33. 33
    Petor says:

    I only have the Made In Europe LP, not the other releases. So I bought this one, because of The Gyspy.
    I have no complains sonic wise, be it the drums indeed burried in the mix. Disc one is great. I love Gypsy!
    I find the attitude to the audience of messieurs Coverdale and Hughes sometimes rather annoying, especially Hughes, with his “allright, allright, allright etc.
    Historic wise (for me of course) this cd is an eyeopener. It is clear why Blackmore was leaving the band. Disc two is as boring as hell. Compare this Space Trucking version with the one on made In Japan and it is crystal clear. In 1972 is was a brutal instrumental, in 1975 it was reduced to a very, very boring sing along.

  34. 34
    vs says:

    Hi , does anyone know what is the “old management company Deep Purple (Overseas)”

  35. 35
    EJ says:

    @ Foxbat

    Like me – and most probably many others – you have noticed that the Blackmore’s solo (when he is playing alone) is exactly the same piece of music in Made In Europe and and Live In Paris. I suppose the producers for some obscure reasons mixed up parts from different concerts (clearly that particular solo wasn’t played in Paris that night) but what is the point of doing do? To me a live album should be the rendition of what has been played some time some place and in no way re-cooked music after some studio work.

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