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Hughes’ live downloads

Glenn Hughes 2018 US downloads

Glenn Hughes will release live recordings of his shows from the upcoming US tour. The tour starts on August 25 in Westbury, NY, and he will be performing his Classic Deep Purple Live Mk3/4 set. The recording will be made available as digital downloads only and can now be pre-ordered at $11.95 each, $29.95 for 3-show, or $74.95 for 9-show packages.

26 Comments to “Hughes’ live downloads”:

  1. 1
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Then at some later point in time… cd… vinyl… cassette… 8 track… 78s… wax cylinders… morse code…
    Cynical?… Who, me?… mmmmm

  2. 2
    Paul Deblond says:

    Why not on CD?

  3. 3
    Buttockss says:

    @ 2 Because they only think for the kids anymore, not us adults who still prefer vinyl or cd’s.

  4. 4
    Svante Axbacke says:

    The whole point behind something like this is to make it fast and cheap. You don’t get that if you are going to produce cd’s. But if some of these shows turn out spectacular, I guess they can put it out on cd later if they want to.

  5. 5
    Ted The Mechanic says:

    @1 Blackwood Richmore,


    ‘Nuff said.

    Looking forward to seeing the gig at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park on the 28th.


  6. 6
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    @ 3. I don’t think too many of the kids today will be getting this since most of them wouldn’t even know the Deep Purple Mk III/IV era, let alone who he is. I guess that a few “older” folks might, I know some that have ditched their physical collection completely (!) and gone digital to the cloud.

  7. 7
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I wanna a CD of it!!!

    Music without a haptic medium carrying it means nothing to me, that is just like radio.

  8. 8
    Adel says:

    I think it’s about time fans who want to enjoy their beloved bands kept their mobiles in their pockets and enjoy the live performances. If you still want to record the show on your phone then stay at home and save your money. After all you have two options. Watching the poor recording on YouTube or buy the live stream for the fraction of the ticket price.
    Its about time someone restores some dignity to live recording and protected the income of struggling bands. People won’t dare do it in cinemas or west end or Broadway theatres.
    Educating people is not a crime.

  9. 9
    Ganz says:

    Glenn Hughes is trying desperately to get as much as possible out of his horrible 2-3 years in Purple.
    Let’s not forget that because of his style of playing Ritchie left primarily and Jon and Paicy had enough afterwards.

  10. 10
    rob says:

    DVD ?

  11. 11
    AndreA says:

    I hate download. Even free.

  12. 12
    Jeff says:

    He said he was filming a live DVD a couple months ago. I hope this is not in lieu of making a live show available to purchase (hopefully bluray)

  13. 13
    Steve Clowes says:

    Only mp3 256kbps as well. Disappointing to say the least

  14. 14
    Rock Voorne says:

    Finally versions and musicians that honour the heydays and the classics instead of indulging in egotrips, ruining the songs with wrong sounds .

    People that think THEY are above the stuff they are permitted to perform should be punished for insulting the original works.


  15. 15
    Rasmus Heide says:

    What a bummer he keeps changing his band. Brothers not so much after all?

  16. 16
    Jim Collins says:

    He’s just following the example of the DP mothership….

  17. 17
    Sean Haggerty says:

    Does it have the same band that becomes very inconsistent

  18. 18
    Frank says:

    What’s up with those horrible artworks on the covers?

  19. 19
    Scott W says:

    This might be a silly question but I’m just not seeing this what is the picture on the cover supposed to be?

  20. 20
    Buttockss says:

    Happy Birthday Glenn…Best Wishes for many more.

  21. 21
    Steve S says:

    Inexplicably, the Westbury show appears to be omitted. First night jitters?

  22. 22
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    The artwork/picture on the ‘cover’, is that of a ‘Phoenix Rising’… get it?!. Smiles to ya.

  23. 23
    Uwe Hornung says:

    “Let’s not forget that because of his style of playing Ritchie left primarily and Jon and Paicy had enough afterwards.”

    This keeps making the rounds since decades, but it’s a myth.

    Ritchie wanted to go into a Free direction (more blues, less Hammond dominance, a warmer-sounding vocalist) – with a funky bass player such as Andy Fraser. He checked Trapeze out live countless times – he knew how Glenn plays bass (Trapeze live was one white funk orgy, Glenn’s bass always mixed upfront) and wanted him exactly for that plus his vocal prowess (in Blackmore’s Mark III master plan, he was initially slated to sing with Paul Rodgers before the latter preferred to found Bad Company). There is an interview of Ritchie from the mid-seventies where he raves about Hughes’ bass playing style and the way it puts a lot more emphasis on syncopation (as opposed to Roger’s smooth bass playing style) making – in Blackmore’s view – even a song like Smoke on the Water sound different and more edgy.

    It’s only when Glenn’s songwriting contributions and his Stevie Wonder vocal impressions clamored for a greater band contribution, that Blackmore felt he had had enough, the refusal by the others to do Black Sheep of the Family didn’t help matters. But I have yet to read a bad word of Ritchie on Glenn’s (indeed exquisite) bass playing (nor a bad word of Glenn on Ritchie’s guitar playing even though Tommy Bolin was more of a kindred soul to him). Even coked out of his mind, Glenn could still deliver on bass – he’s a natural talent.

    Years later (when already in Rainbow), Ritchie even tried to poach John Glascock (a player with a similar edgy and attention-grabbing bass style as Hughes) from Jethro Tull (he failed). Glascock had come to Blackmore’s attention with fandango-proggers Carmen before, a band that The Man in Black dug a lot – and for good reason:


  24. 24
    DeeperPurps says:

    Uwe @ 23. I agree wholeheartedly re Glenn Hughes’ bass playing prowess. Though it seems he is known to most as “the voice of rock”, it is his bass playing that stands out for me. I can’t believe that he does not receive more accolades for it. He is very under-rated in my estimation.

  25. 25
    Uwe Hornung says:

    If a talentless twat like Joe Satriani asks you to guest as a bassist on his solo release, perhaps you can’t be that bad!


  26. 26
    DeeperPurps says:

    Nice clip of Glenn & Satch, I hadn’t seen that before.

    Again, Glenn Hughes is an absolute monster on bass. Many other more popular / well known bassists receive all the accolades and top the various lists of sundry publications & websites. But in terms of real talent and ability, I believe Glenn is better than most of them,. However he, similar to the other Purple men (read: Blackmore, Gillan, et al) get short shrift from the music industry / media. They are simply not the media darlings that other more hyped acts are. As such the remain criminally under-rated.

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