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Child in Time, Hamburg 1970; image courtesy of Thompson Music

There is a new previously unreleased video of Deep Purple performing Black Night in Hamburg circa December 1970. The footage have been partially available on YouTube for some time now, but the release features complete song and in much better quality video (perhaps as good as could be expected from that period), albeit the sound is still fairly distant.
Child in Time, Hamburg 1970; image courtesy of Thompson MusicChild in Time, Hamburg 1970; image courtesy of Thompson MusicChild in Time, Hamburg 1970; image courtesy of Thompson Music
You can purchase the video at iTunes (might need to switch to your country store).

Other videos available:

Due in October: a brand new video for Child in Time combining studio soundtrack with historical footage.

Caveat: iTunes requires their proprietary software to interact with the store.

12 Comments to “Purple videos on iTunes”:

  1. 1
    Karl-Heinz says:

    Sounds intersting.
    I think the oother videos are well known and of the last DVD-release.
    Does the Hamburg footage contain the doku? And how long is the video?

  2. 2
    Jürgen P. says:

    Black Night in Hamburg 1970, complete song, fantastic! Very good quality, hope they have more stuff from this concert!

  3. 3
    Nick Soveiko says:

    @1 Karl-Heinz:

    the video is 6:46 long. it’s just the song from start to finish, no documentary.

  4. 4
    Karl-Heinz says:

    @3 Nick:
    Thanks, Nick, for the info. So I have to install an itunes-account for me. Until now I only knew a 2 min. clip with doku and song excerpt. But a complete song is of course fantastic. I wonder, whether more exist.


  5. 5
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Dont want to buy digital files.
    Thats so stupid!!!

    I need something tangible.
    Why not on a seperate dvd?

    Did they really not have this footage when compiling Hits and Highlights?

  6. 6
    Crimson Ghost says:

    But whoever made this really didn’t have a clue about what timing they played Black Night in… introducing by far the slowest version ever heard because they simply got it wrong. Both the audio and video are synched together precisely but at annoyingly the wrong speed. A shame something so otherwise well done has to suffer from this. Consult your local Purple fan before releasing product in their name… what were they thinking? This could so easily have been reversed and done properly.

  7. 7
    Daniel Todorov says:

    So I have to buy this to watch it? Is that it? That’s like buying crappy MP3s.

  8. 8
    Russ says:

    I really wonder how much stuff is out there that hasn’t been discovered? Is there a full Mark2 show that no one remembers? Roger said no cameras where at the Made in Japan shows and 20+ min of super8 was shot. Plus we have so much from the reunion that was shot. Just makes you wonder. What worries me is that if it isn’t found soon we might not have a chance to ever see it because no one is going to want to finance it to release it. The music industry totally sucks now. And I bet it will only get worse.

  9. 9
    Jeff Summers says:

    Are yoou kidding? this is fantastic!! Purple as they are meant to be, the perfect line-up, in perfect form and all in there prime. This is exciting rock music the likes of which we will never see again. what a band and no wonder they were such an inspiration!! Get your £1.79’s out I’d pay £20 for this:)

  10. 10
    Fred Flintstone says:

    What’s an iTune?

  11. 11
    purplepriest1965 says:


    I dont think we, ahem, dont want to spend some money on something good.
    Some people just prefer something tangible.

    Roll out that DVD, you ***************

  12. 12
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I like listening to OZZY s latest effort on cd, SCREAM.

    The choosing of the title is a bit peculiar.
    First they ditches Soul Sucker because fans objected.

    And now they chose the title, not long ago chosen for Tony Martins latest solo effort.
    Pun intended, Sharon?

    Apart from that I m still shocked that someone like OZZY has delivered a real enjoyable ROCK album and the Purple camp does not know to deliver anything but old live sets, lies about thye past, and so on……


    talking about I Tunes.

    I m afraid it will be the future of buying music.
    The new EP by OZZY, included REMAKES…….coincedence or not, of old OZZY stuff is ONLY available through I Tunes.

    Dont feel attracted to something like that but maybe others will cultivate and embellish this trend?

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