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Caveat emptor: Live 1974 DVD

There is a new live Deep Purple DVD scheduled for release on February 10. It’s called “Live 1974 (TV Recordings)” and the label press release claims that

[…] the 55-minute disc features footage of “DEEP PURPLE performing for the TV cameras in 1974 in Germany, originally broadcast in Argentina. […]

Track listing:
Might Just Take Your Life
Smoke On The Water
You Fool No One
The Mule
Space Truckin’

Live 1974 DVD coverNow, we don’t want to sound all doom and gloom before we have the actual product, but several things make us very, very sceptical.

  1. There is a shot from Cal Jam on the cover.
  2. Track listing looks identical to Cal Jam.
  3. The label (IMV Blueline) has a track record of releasing shoddy compilations.
  4. Not that it’s completely impossible, but a totally unknown 55 minute long Purple video recording from 1974 surfacing on a small independent label?

Thanks to Blabbermouth.net for the info.

26 Comments to “Caveat emptor: Live 1974 DVD”:

  1. 1
    R says:

    This is something like Deep Purple live in China.

    Save the money for – Stormbringer/35th anniversary edition 2-LP and 2-cd!
    Ian Gillan- new studio album – One Eye to Morocco

  2. 2
    Eduardo says:

    What Deep Purple’s DVD? I’m in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. 3
    Daniel Todorov says:

    Very poor cover !!! I can make a better cover! This is going to be some kind of a Cal jam version. Which is pointless, because we all ready have a proper release of the show…

    Looking forward to the Stormbringer 2 LP edition !

  4. 4
    Roberto says:

    isn’t that show and after show of 1974 yet surfaced but still not officialized?I can’t remember the date and the place of the gig…

  5. 5
    More Black says:

    It must be a cheap trick but…vibes and positive thoughts…

  6. 6
    drew w says:

    Well there is some live footage after this interview, that is not from California Jam so maybe it’s this new dvd is more of this?

  7. 7
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I can’t see what supporting this would be for, by any self respecting supporter. I find it appalling that anyone on this website would buy such a thing. Not only is it not even really classifiable as an “independent label” is the legitimate sense, we can all safely assume they’re a pirate label, like every single other one that’s been putting these out with unauthorized material. Shame on them, I wouldn’t even try to make sense of what they’re saying about what performance it is, but it’s likely disposable knowledge and can be easily figured out as to whether that’s what’s on it or not. If so, so be it, great in fact, if not, don’t be surprised if you buy it and it’s no such thing.(one things for sure, they stand to make money by charging for this either way, so lets hope it contains what they’re saying it does… some ploys are better than others. But to tell you the truth, it’s not likely what they say it is because the footage would have been leaked by now, or at least very well known about by collectors, as basically noted by the editor, which I just agree with at this point, but anything is possible.

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    When will we get a DVD with

    The several great youtubes of MK 2 material nowhere to buy yet maybe together with DOING THEIR THING and so on? ?
    They are awesome

  9. 9
    Karl-Heinz says:

    “Lay Down Stay Down” is missing as on the first “Cal Jam” Releases.
    So I’m pretty sure it is Cal Jam.
    A few month ago an ARGENTINAN version of CaL Jam was releases with the misleading title “LEIPZIG” – which is a German town. But it was Cal Jam.

    So I’m to 100% sure this also will be Cal Jam.
    Buy the official one with “Lay Down Stay Down”.

  10. 10
    ormandy says:

    Perhaps this is a copy of the Cal Jam VHS, which as I recall, looked and sounded different from the offical DVD release.

  11. 11
    drew w says:

    here is some live footage that is from ’74 but not california,
    the live footage is after the interview

  12. 12
    Crimson Ghost says:

    No Ormandy, it’s just the BBC broadcast, as there were two film crews, and it was ‘officially released’ just as the more recent ABC broadcast, it’s just been both out of print and available on Pirates for years now.
    (superior to what you’re referring to as the “official release” imo)

    Drew W, that interview footage is from another thing altogether, and has already been exploited for money by Pirates as well, stick with youtube and see it for free, you aren’t missing anything.

  13. 13
    Tracy Heyder aka Zero the Hero says:

    This set list was the same throughout the Burn era……

    You can’t go by that. You’d have to see it first. German TV did offer stuff back in the day, so maybe there is a slight chance that it is a different gig. Hopefully…..


  14. 14
    Al Cornish says:

    This was the “Deep Purple Sucks Days.” Coverdale always has, always will suck as a singer. he is the one person in the history of planet Earth who sucked more dicks than Robert Plant to get a recording contract.

  15. 15
    Crimson Ghost says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! LOL! Such audacity, a rare breed indeed.

  16. 16
    Jeffs says:

    There seems to be loads of MkII rareities popping up on Youtube…Check this out:


    I bet there’s still genuinely unseen footage out there that would be worth investing in!

  17. 17
    Rascal says:

    Seems a popular past time for rock stars…..

    People can be induced to swallow anything, provide it is sufficiently seasoned with praise……

  18. 18
    Roberto says:

    Al Cornish
    This time I don’t agree…
    David Coverdale in my opinion is the best singer of the story of rock music after Ian Gillan…wonderful voice, great vocal range, super showman…He is much better than Plant and He can sing Zeppelin song better than him…

  19. 19
    More Black says:

    In Deep Purple NOBODY EVER would suck a dick.
    Anybody knows where on earth the Leeds project film is???Anybody???

  20. 20
    Sami says:

    It’s on circulation(got my copy), More Black.

    40 min. from the Hammersmith Odeon(9th May ’74)…

    1. Burn
    2. Lord,Paice,Hughes,Coverdale Interview
    3. Show Ending
    4. Blackmore Interviews
    5. Lord,Paice,Hughes,Coverdale Interview
    6. Jon Lord Solo incl. 2001 Theme
    7. Space Truckin’
    8. Jon Lord Interviews
    9. Blackmore Solo

    …done as a media project by students at Leeds University.Some of the interviews were taken from the backstage of Lewisham Odeon, London on 12th May ’74.

    It’s a nice curiosity to have from MkIII, but the sound & visual quality aren’t much better than the average bootleg-dvd, although it claims to be a ‘Pro-Shot’ thing.


  21. 21
    Crimson Ghost says:

    I tend to agree with Moreblack, but it doesn’t make Covey an angel either.

  22. 22
    Michiel says:

    The mentioning of ‘TV cameras’ is very suspicious… So it must be Cal Jam.

  23. 23
    Daniel Todorov says:


    There you go !! Do not buy this DVD !!!

  24. 24
    Sami says:

    There you have it, end of the blog 🙂

  25. 25
    mike whiteley says:

    Not quite the end of the blog….
    I received an email from the official site ( deeppurple.org ).
    Not only are they promoting this release,they are accepting pre-orders for it !!

  26. 26
    Sami says:

    Well, what the fuck are they doing!?

    http://www.deep-purple.net tells it like it is!


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