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Promo clips from way back then

Deep Purple official YouTube channel has posted 4 vintage promo clips of classic Purple tracks, complete with the bizarre visual effects and contemporary commentary by the late Jon Lord.

Speed King:

Strange Kind of Woman:

Woman from Tokyo:


16 Comments to “Promo clips from way back then”:

  1. 1
    Tim says:

    Some interesting stuff here. The Woman From Tokyo clip especially – really doesn’t look like an early 70’s thing to me. Where would a promo like that have been shown in those pre music video days?

  2. 2
    micke says:

    Liked the WFT video, since I’ve never seen it before.. or have I..?

  3. 3
    kraatzy says:

    All videos are disable for us in Germany because of our GEMA and their copyright bullshit. It´s so sad to realize this … 🙁

    Are were are the promo videos of the new DEEP PURPLE 2012/2013 album ?????
    I can´t wait much longer … 🙂




  4. 4
    Karl-Heinz says:

    The YouTube channel is not allowed in Germany and so not legal playable here.
    GEMA (German Society for musical performing and mechanical reproduction rights) rules.
    That’s German censorship.

    These are not really “promo” clips. “Speed King” is from the German TV show “Die Vicky Leandros Show” and “Fireball” is from the German TV Show “Disco ’72” with Ilja Richter as mod. Watch at the end Ritchie playing the back of his guitar, because it’s playback. Funny.

    “Speed King”, “Fireball” and “Strange Kind Of Woman” ist to be found on the great “History, Hits & Highlights ’68 – ’76” DoDVD.

    I’m not sure for “Woman From Tokyo”, which is not feature on the DVD. But I can’t watch it.

    Great videos!


  5. 5
    MacGregor says:

    All these wonderful Jon Lord interviews completed recently, that are appearing in different formats, are great. He is a good communicator indeed, the best member to be talking about Purple’s history in my book, excellent humour as well.
    Ironic really, getting to hear so much from him before he flew from this world! RIP. Not interested in the miming clips at all, never have been so it is good to get the narrative first.

  6. 6
    Wiktor says:

    On the promo for “Woman from Tokyo” we can see, in a split of a second, some footage from their last concerts in june 1973 in Japan, why, for heavens sake, cant somebody realese those footages for us all too see!!??
    But nice to hear Jon Lords comments on the history of the songs, I could listen a whole evening to Jon talking about Mk II:s four albums…

  7. 7
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Somehow I missed reports on Flying Colors tour on this board.

    YouTube’s a plenty, so…….

    Weird, YouTube forbidden in Germany!!!
    Are you kidding me? : (

  8. 8
    Karl-Heinz says:

    I don’t think the snipped is Japan 1973, but New York 1973. And the surviving videos (3 songs) are released on the “Live in Concert 72/73”-DVD.

  9. 9
    Bo says:

    Purple in those days was to FAR FAR above the rest. Even today I cant find any who can beat beat Purple 1970-1973!
    Give me a timemachine – NOW!

  10. 10
    Yvonne says:

    @ kraatzy

    yes, you can watch it

    – copy the link from YT
    – paste it on this site: http://en.savefrom.net/
    – click ‘download’

    I have converted many disabled YT links that way with QuickTime Player…

  11. 11
    kraatzy says:

    @ Yvonne

    Thanks – it works


  12. 12
    Scott W. says:

    Yes that is Osaka June 29, 1973 on there. A few other unidentified clips as well (the one with Rogers bass on the stage floor). The DPAS has the Osaka footage and have not been forthcoming with inquiries about release. These ‘Promos’ are on the Deepest Purple DVD release.

  13. 13
    Wiktor says:

    Yes, Karl-Heinz I can see that theres footage from New York 1973 (I got those 3 songs myself on dvd) but if you look closely, not even for a second,
    but maybe for a split of a second you can see Gillan with his white shirt wich he wore during those last concerts in Japan, look at photos taken
    from june 1973. I think Im right, I really hope so, because that means there is footage from that concert. Lets hope so!!

  14. 14
    Frank says:

    Of course YouTube is NOT forbidden in Germany! I dont know why this guy writes such bullshit. I am german and in Germany. There are just certain songs or videos not viewable, due to some copyright issues with the german institution of that (GEMA) and the original copyright holders.

  15. 15
    metaljim says:

    These clips are all on the Deepest Purple DVD, the one that came with the remastered/expanded CD release. The video for Woman From Tokyo was made for this release specifically if I recall correctly. That’s why people looking for them on History, Hits & Highlights won’t find them there.

  16. 16
    Adrian says:

    I like it that in the Fireball clip @ 4:55 Blackmore flips his guitar and ‘plays’ the back of it

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