Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Deep Purple - New Live and Rare|
Actor: Deep Purple
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
This 183 minute DVD, featuring Richie Blackmore, was filmed at various venues starting in 1984, through the Montreux Festival material of 2000, and includes material from Sydney, Paris, various USA venues, Seoul, Bombay, M... more »
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Dan Elsenrath | Duluth, MN United States | 08/26/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Some of what is on this DVD already existed via the "Video Singles" and "Heavy Metal Pioneers" VHS videos released many years back. However, a LOT of what is on *New, Live & Rare* I've never seen before. Deep Purple fans will rejoice in seeing some of the very first reunion concert footage from '84 & '85 (black night, gypsy's kiss) where the band is clearly enjoying being back together. One interesting note is the absence of the 'spoken tracks' in the music video for "Call of The Wild"...one reason I will hold onto the "Videosingles" VHS a bit longer. I wonder why this was not included in the DVD release? Even the *Slaves and Masters* period (1990) is included here with two videos from that album and some "making of" studio footage. *N,L & R* also provides an interesting contrast of the guitar playing styles of Ritchie Blackmore & Steve Morse...you be the judge! Overall, *New, Live and Rare* does a good job of capturing the evolution of Deep Purple right up until the Montreux Jazz festival last year. Ian Gillan said it best many years ago..."Deep Purple Forever!" DE"
PURPLE: PAST, PRESENT & PURPENDICULAR
cd-heaven | ROCK CITY | 09/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD release is a GODSEND!!! Like every Purple DVD release
is (maybe with the exception of Come Hell & High Water), the
video and sound quality are absolutely superb. Brushing with all their videos from the 80's including the cheesy Knocking at Your Back Door and Bad Attitude to smokin' live footage of Black Night (84) and Space truckin (85). While the DVD is mainly split evenly between the Blackmore years and Morse years, both are equally outstanding. the Blackmore era includes many videos, even 2 with Joe Lynn Turner on vocals (King of Dreams , Love Conquers All) The Morse era pretty much is all live footage of Purple running through many old numbers along with some excellent newer stuff. Morse is suitable and an excellent choice to fill Blackmore's whiny shoes, Richie's playing is fantastic when he enjoys playing with Purple, and you get to see that on quite a few tracks. Overall, another excellent DVD from Purple."
Great, but more pre Morse Purple
David Freis | Florida | 05/18/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this mostly for the Perfect Strangers video which has always been one of my all time favorite videos. There are a lot of good videos and live videos from the Perfect Strangers tour but not enough. I would have rather have seen more of the pre-Steve Morse Purple. Nothing against Steve, it is just I enjoy watching Ritchie Blackmore in action. He is so theatrical and over the top. His attitude is over flowing with over confidence and it makes for some exciting moments."
Birthe Jrgensen | Odense, Denmark | 08/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"No Purple fan can afford to be without this DVD, especially if you're into the present Morse era. It contains stuff you might've seen before, like the, by now, well-known promo clips from the '80s, but also lots of rare live stuff. For some reason it has nothing from the "Battle Rages On" album at all; no clips, no live stuff. All the live footage is in excellent condition, making one hungry for the rest of these gigs. -Since these selected songs are here and available, I guess it's fair to assume that the whole of each of these shows were filmed. -Wouldn't it be great if they were released as well ?. In particular I would like to see the concert "Black Night" is taken from in its entirety. I already have the '85 Paris gig ("Gypsy's Kiss") from when it was televised originally, but it's actually the least interesting of them all because Gillan was in a terrible, almost non-existing, voice that night. There are some nice bonus features, like the rather disappointing collage of images from the recording of (the also disappointing) "Slaves & Masters" album in '90, and a truly rare video clip of "Under The Gun" from the '84 recording sessions. Legend has it somebody was making a documentary about Purple's reunion and the "Perfect Strangers" album, but I've never seen this finished documentary so I believe it didn't materialize at all. Instead we're all familiar with the title track promo clip, and now the fascinating "Under The Gun". -I wonder what took so long to dig that one out. Can't help but think what other celluloid-captured goodies must be laying around somewhere from those glorious days. All in all, an excellent collection of Deep Purple rarities and highly recommended."