Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Deep Purple - Masters From the Vaults|
Actor: Deep Purple
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Rare Deep Purple performing for the TV cameras in Europe during the early seventies. Included here are the songs that propelled the band to greatness. Also featured are the earliest known recordings of the classic Mark II ... more »
CLASSIC MARK II LINEUP IN CONCERT 1970-72
Patrick Michels | salinas, ca United States | 11/27/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Deep Purple's Masters from the Vaults contains material from three different sources: 1)Live Performance from Granada Television Studios in England from 1970, 2)Live Performances on German TV from 1971 and/or 72, 3)Live Concert Performance of the Ian Gillan Band from 1989. The Granada footage is the same as Deep Purple Doing Their Thing. There is no additional footage from Doing Their Thing, however, the sound/picture quality is much better than the old videotape that I have. There are 4 songs from this show: Speed King, Child in Time, Wring That Neck, and Mandrake Root. Good Points: The band is scintilating! Ritchie tears it up!!! No doubt about it. Everyone else is so good. To me, this is the best Video material of old Deep Purple excluding Smoke On The Water from the Machine Head DVD that was taken from a 1973 TV special. When is the rest of that concert going to come out? Bad Points: Excluding Child in Time, all the songs were cut down in order to fit into a 30 minute TV program about Deep Purple. It's just too bad that the rest of the songs weren't preserved for future release. The German TV material is the Deep Purple Special Edition EP. The 3 songs are No No No, Highway Star and Hallelujah. No No No is the best. Singing and playing are right on, with Ritchie wearing his Witches hat and looking like a possessed Warlock. Highway Star is pretty good, a song that hadn't been fully conceived yet. No Bach arpeggios from Ritchie here. Hallelujah is lipsynced but is fantastic. The Ian Gillan Band material is much better than I thought it would be. I have always loved Ian's singing and he really delivers the goods here. The band is good but not Deep Purple. Songs are When a Blind Man Cries, Demon's Eye, Lucille and Smoke on the Water. Conclusion: I loved the Granada footage; loved the German TV footage, and though I liked the IGB, they aren't Purple. Also, credits list Hush but it isn't on the DVD. Buy this DVD if you want the best performances from DP Mark II that you can purchase as of this moment."
Good Music, Bad history write up
Leslie S Hedger | Lake Village, Indiana United States | 01/18/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Contains what remains of show recorded early in 1970 called "Doing their Thing", (Child in Time is only full length song from this show) but the band are firing on all cylinders. Also some German Videos with the Guitar feedback at the start of "Highway Star" edited off. Also contains 3 good, not great, versions of Purple songs performed by Ian Gillan and his band. The write up on the inside cover has the history of the band wrong, stating Gillan and Glover joined in 1970(They joined in 1969) Good but not great DVD."
It's just a total mess...
Wayne | 02/15/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Im not a kid, I just clicked that so I could write a review.
First off, let me say that I am normally not that opinionated, so i dont write reviews often, but this DVD was such a disappointment that it needs to be said.
Now i purchased this dvd for 20 some dollars, I opened the DVD, There was no booklet or anything - I guess I set my standards too high after seeing the 2-disc Led Zep DVD. I was excited to see some live footage of Deep Purple, one of my favorite bands. I play guitar myself and expected to see some fancy Blackmore solos and some of my fav songs played live, and I got that - sort of.
This was my experience for the solo in Child in Time:
...As the song slowly builds up pace...the guitar gets louder...the drums hit harder, Gillan shrieks louder, everything
is going well as I become pumped for the solo. Then, Ritchie starts playing and all of a sudden THE CAMERA MOVES AND SHOWS ROGER GLOVER!!! IM SORRY, BUT WHEN RITCHIE IS PLAYING A GUITAR SOLO I DO NOT WANT TO WATCH THE BASSIST!!! This is not the only time this happens either, in almost every song, something similar happens.
Ultimately, I was extermely unsatisfied and this short DVD left me hungry - the Deep purple footage clocks in at only about 40 minutes, the rest is Gillans band doing DP songs. (thats not why i bought the DVD, but it IS there if you want to watch it...)
Well, I guess the only thing bearable is Mandrake Root, which alone is not worth the 20 dollar price tag. Your money would be better spent on the DP California '74 show (only 10 bucks), or just but the Led Zeppelin DVD if you want to see a good show for the same price."
Little Richie Blackmore footage
Wayne | South Australia | 07/27/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I am a Deep Purple fan, and have been for many years. This sounds like a great DVD - old concert material of Mark II, arguably the seminal lineup. One of the big Deep Purple concert attractions, and an undoubted focal point of the band, was Richie Blackmore, playing as few guitarists, if any, can. But I was extremely disappointed to find that in the B&W section, there is precious little footage of the erstwhile RB. As an example, during the entire Highway Star guitar solo, the camera remains resolutely fixed on Gillan and Glover - go figure! The sound and film quality are certainly very good for the age of the concerts featured; the monochrome film is not an issue (not for me anyway), and it is Deep Purple after all, so I can at least give this DVD 2 stars. The New York concert film is better, but this is only a relatively small part of the package. If you are a big Mark 11 fan, and want older Deep Purple concert footage regardless, then you will find plenty to enjoy in this DVD and it has some merit. However, Richie Blackmore and guitar fans should think very carefully before purchasing, as they could be disappointed in this aspect of the DVD."