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Trail of happiness and misery

The record company has posted a third video track from the DĂĽsseldorf 2005 gig — this time it’s Strange Kind of Woman.

Previously released from the same show: Demon’s Eye and Rapture of the Deep.

22 Comments to “Trail of happiness and misery”:

  1. 1
    dpmuc72 says:

    Nice video ! Great version of the song ! Nice to see Steve Morse ! I’ll miss him a lot !

  2. 2
    mike whiteley says:

    It’s tough to get fired up over 17 year old video ,honestly .
    A show comprised of footage from Steve’s last Purple concerts in Florida would be a nice souvenir…..assuming the footage is out there.

  3. 3
    Gregster says:

    The album must be selling well, & likely rehashed DVD sales too. Great stuff, & really good to see a record company promoting DP as Ear Music is / does imo.

    I do hope that the for-now stalled ” DP(overseas) Lives Series ” project is still on the agenda for release at some point. I’d spoken with Martin Pullen a few years ago, & he claimed that everything was finished, & ready for release over a decade ago now, so hopefully there’s only cobwebs to clear-off for the rest of these treasures to be released…4-more CD’s to come by my count (as the Cal-Jam was DVD) ! ( It’s weird / annoying looking at the disc-set, & the word Deep Purple on the bindings not quite complete, as we’re missing the “E” & part of the “L” lol )…

    Peace !

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Why not finally release that particular gig on CD together with an accompanying Blu-ray? What’s the point of theses bits and pieces video releases? I don’t see it luring anyone into buying a later full release who wouldn’t have bought it at once even without prior trickle feeding. You either take an interest in yet another Purple live release or you don’t – you don’t need to be enticed.

  5. 5
    George Martin says:

    Agreed, just release it. Maybe before the holidays.

  6. 6
    eiricd says:

    they should do a video series like the soundboard series.

    they must have so much great stuff in the archives. They’ve been using big screens in the production for quite some time, and I imagine they record the feeds.
    And there is certainly a selection of pro shot concerts prior to the era of big screens.

    bring it on, please! take my money 🙂

  7. 7
    Gregster says:

    Yo, I haven’t checked for sure about the above click-bait, but Discjapan.com has a few new releases for anyone interested, one from DP circa 1971 x 2 disc-set, & a Rainbow “Another Finyl Vinyl”…(The 1971 disc-set is a UK gig Fireball Tour)…

    Peace !

  8. 8
    Blue Boy says:

    The record company should also do something about Mark 6 live album with Joe Satriani.

  9. 9
    MacGregor says:

    @ 8 -that would depend of course on whether or not there are any decent soundboard recordings of any concerts. I am not sure if DP recorded any of those gigs with Satriani, it would be good if they did. Cheers.

  10. 10
    Gregster says:

    @8 Yes, here’s a link to a disc-set with Joe…


    And here’s an interesting one from 1972, with Randy California on guitar…I guess RB was ill…


    Peace !

  11. 11
    Svante Axbacke says:

    @10: Yes, RB was ill: https://www.thehighwaystar.com/news/2020/12/23/blind-man-california/

  12. 12
    max says:

    @ 3
    @ 4

    I totally agree. The rest of the DP Live series is missing … feel a little let down by the company on this one.

    And who ever is willing to fork out for yet another Mark 8 live release will do so anytime.

  13. 13
    Uwe Hornung says:

    There is a very good Swiss radio show of an Mk VI gig, but the corresponding boot cd unfortunately ran too slow. But nothing that couldn’t be rectified on a proper release.

  14. 14
    Rock Voorne says:

    @ Gregster

    Do you happen to know what show from 71 that concerns?

  15. 15
    Gregster says:

    @14 Hi Rock, I’ll attach a link to the disc-set, & it seems like a great show, with live versions of No,no,no, & Fireball (which is apparently a rare event) in the set.


    Be cautious with these older recordings, as though they’re nice to acquire, there’s a 50/50 chance on being happy with the results. They do come very-well packaged, on time, & I suggest are made-to-order, so they’re brand-spanking-new. There are many titles here to check-out from DP, with some from the strangely absent 1973 era…

    Peace !

  16. 16
    Jet Auto Jerry says:

    How have I never heard of this Discjapan place before?!? It looks awesome. I have been reading THS for over 15 years and lots of other places and don’t remember ever seeing it mentioned. I guess bootlegs are legal in Japan?

  17. 17
    eiricd says:

    does anyone remember any fuss surrounding Dusseldorf 2005 back then?
    Was it a random pick for filming?

  18. 18
    Peter J says:

    I would DREAM of a Mk 6 release but I can’t see that happening, even with a proper recording.

    What would be great : a cd/dvd of live rarities by mk7/8 : Rat bat blue, I’m alone, Haunted, Loosen my strings, Never Before… I know a lot people who would buy that

  19. 19
    Gregster says:

    @16 LOL ! Believe-it-or-not, Discjapan.com found me…Which is something to say about internet privacy I think…I’m guessing they may have espied my downloads of “West Bruce & Laing” from You-Tube, & the next you-tube search of “WB&L” I did found Discjapan.com appearing in results…I’ve been happy with their efforts, & they even found & made a few new “WB&L” discs up for me personally after asking them, so if there’s a show you know of that you’d like, ask them…And it doesn’t matter how many discs you buy, apparently the postage is the one-flat-rate for all of them combined, so $10:00 postage for 1 disc or 10…

    Different places around the world have different markets, & often different official releases, so what they offer may not necessarily be illegal, just not available in “our” markets…As an example, DP’s “Made in Japan” was originally only meant to be released in Japan alone, until Mr.Glover & Mr.Paice heard the results for themselves at mix-down & went whoaaa !!! Lucky us !

    Remember here though folks, you take your chances with these things !

  20. 20
    Thomas says:

    @17 If I remember correctly, it was nothing special but a gig at a biker festival, sponsored by POLO (company for biker equipment and 2005 based in DĂĽsseldorf )

  21. 21
    Uwe Hornung says:




  22. 22
    Fernando Azevedo says:

    I would like to have an official cd/dvd with Joe Lynn Turner in the band.

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