Best you can get from
Tal Avraham | eilat , israel | 09/14/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
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Best you can get from " machine head "live show!!!, 20. Juli 2005
Rezensentin/Rezensent: [...](Mehr über mich) aus Eilat, il
I saw this dvd in the store and it took few days till i bought it- i thought to my self- again , another deep purple dvd - most of it black&white (monochrome), but i admit now, i was wrong- This show - " the Scandinavian , live in denmark march 1972 is a MUST HAVE to any fan. 9 tracks from the machine head live , the only complete visual document of deep purple mk2 concert you can get played ii good quality sound , with good picture quality ( for this days ) ( monochrome only) but i was very surprized- this is great show indeed .The second show was filmed in the concert hall of hofstra university in America 25 min only 3 tracks were kept , good sound quality and very good picture quality ( for this days in colour !!!and you can choose "dts " or Dolby digital 5.0) ( strnge kind of woman, smoke on the water and space truckin.
i personally prefer the "Scandinavian nights " show (copenhagen show)!!! - the best deep purple you can watch - this is the " machine head " live!!! ( you can choose dolby 2.0 - god sound or Dolby digital 5.0). 97 min!!! ( and i didn't talk about the 1 track bnus from 74' show , from California jam (bonus vision )( i bought already the fll show last year).
great dvd , must have , ian paice and ian gillan in their finest , deep purple in their best , i saw Ritchie B in better days ( with dio 1977 germany show " caled also "on stage" in their live album , but i enjoy his efforts also here!!! roger glover always great and Jon lord made good job but we saw Him also in better days... but this dvd is the best visual dvd you can get from this days... i wish to get something like this from scorpions ( "Tokyo tapes ") maybe in some days .... but i can't believe we will ...
Believe me i also thought to my selve i would not buy this DVD but i glad i did!!! ( highway tar , strange kind of woman, child in time ( 17.43 min ) , the mule , lazy , space trackin , also day played " fireball ", "Lucille " and " black night" !
(in the 1972 show)
Camera! Action! Dissatisfaction!
Yevgeny Kotlyar | 04/09/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The worst camera work ever. I fully agree with Francois Grenier: "Child in time" is ruined because of this. Blackmore plays a great solo, but all one can see is the rest of the band. Glover plays solo in "Fireball", but, again, these camera morons show somebody else. I still don't understand why the band did not include "Smoke on the water" into this show.
Would be much more pleasant to see than "Lucille". Ian Paice is, as always, in great form.
Great Archive Stuff - a blast for the past!
artist-cat | Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi, oi, oi | 03/09/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"One of the only DVDs with Ritchie Blackmore in the line up - so worth buying just because of that! (Deep Purple without Blackmore is just NOT the same - bit like Eagles without Don Felder I guess; you can always replace the guitarist with somebody skilled and competent, but you can't replace the magic.)
If you are a die hard Purple fan then buy this and add it to your archives. Please note that most of it is in black and white and the sound and vid quality is a bit spotty at times - but this is the early 70's, so don't expect 21st century technology. All I can say is that it's a real pity more bands don't release old stuff like this.
If you are not a die hard Purple fan you will probably notice the imperfections. But for me personally, the "Machine Head" era line up of Gillian, Blackmore, Lord, Glover and Paice was my favourite and their live performances are energy filled, wonderfully executed and raw, so I really enjoyed this blast from the past. (They are all superb musicians where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts! Guess that's the magic of a "group", when it works.)"
WOW! Great concert!
Hellgate Keeper | 04/07/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I gotta say that this DVD is actually pretty damn good. The sound and video may not be the best, but man, what a great show! My favorite is CHILD IN TIME, Blackmore really stands out in this one. Space Trucking, Highway Star, Lazy are also pretty damn good.
Disappointing notes: well, the only thing that disappointed a little bit is the sound, but man, this is a 34 years old document, what can you do about it?
About the bonus track? David Coverdale wasn't that bad, he got a great voice, but man, Ian Gillan is the best!
FINAL NOTES: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to any rock/hard rock fan!!!
Other recomendations: Never Say Die (Black Sabbath), Live at the Isle of Wight (Jethro Tull), Led Zeppelin (Led Zeppelin)."