Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Critical Review Inside Deep PurpleVol 2 1974-1976|
Actor: Deep Purple
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This is the definitive critical review of Deep Purple Mark III and IV featuring previously unreleased footage of blistering performances of Burn and Space Truckin plus an extensive 1974 back stage interview of Lord and Cov... more »
You Fool No One!
Sky | New York | 02/17/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I thought that I had found a gem....A DVD set that covered performances of one of the pioneers of metal...the early years of one of the greatest bands ever. Um...no. Someone is putting out a deliberate deception of Deep Purple DVDs that seem to suggest that you'll get live performances, but all you really get is a lot of strangers reminiscing about the band.
The very few performances that you get on any of these dogs have terrible A/V quality. My expectations were never high regarding the A/V based on when they were recorded. But the big problem is that THERE ARE HARDLY ANY PERFORMANCES. These Critical Review series are DVDs of interviews with bunch of people that maybe knew the band.
And with the performances (mostly cut up out-takes) that you do get, you start screaming at the TV to show the dang performers; the clips show things like the audience, the moon or the sky as the band plays.
The price of this release is a joke for the rubbish content that you get. This piece of crap isn't even worth 1 buck in my opinion for the relatively uninteresting Deep Purple items of info that you get throughout the set.
Deep Purple fans don't be fooled. Go with Live In Concert 72/73 (although unfortunately mostly in black and white) and/or Live in California '74 if you liked the Coverdale/Burn years. But by all means keep away from the Add to Cart button here.
A review with video and critique from a UK perspective
Fortizymo | Salinas, CA | 05/29/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Inside Deep Purple 1974-76 is a review with UK musicians and critics of Deep Purple Mark III - IV. It starts with an analysis of the inclusion of 2 new members David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes. There is a video of Purple playing Burn in the background as these critics talk. The intro is very good and lasts about 10 minutes. Then, like the other Insider DVD's there is a rating for each of the 3 albums that Marks III and IV created. There is nothing really fantastic or lousy. Hence the 3 stars. Not much video presented but you can see the song Burn in its entirety in the special features section with a 4 minute section of Space Truckin' included. To me not as good as the other Purple Insider DVD's but good for those who liked Coverdale, Bolin and Hughes."