One of the founding members of the hard rock movement, Deep Purple rose to worldwide fame with monster hits like "Hush" and "Smoke on the Water." The group's legions of fans travel far and wide to attend their live events ... more »that feature screaming guitar riffs, screeching vocals, brilliant keyboards, dynamic drumming, and amusing stage antics, all translating into a signature Purple show and a remarkable concert experience. Songs: Woman from Tokyo, Ted the Mechanic, Mary Long, Lazy, No One Came, Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming, Fools, Perfect Strangers, Hey Cisco, When a Blind Man Cries, Smoke on the Water, Speed King, Hush.« less
"This last tour of Deep Purple will be remembered as organist Jon Lord's last. This DVD and tour was better than the one in 1998. Ian Gillan's voice seems well rested and less raspy than on the last concert release. The band plays a Greatest Hits set with a few fun things thrown in like "Mary Long" and "No One Came." What you see is a close knit group of friends making the music they love. Guitarist Steve Morse is a perfect fit and has been with the band almost 8 years. It is too bad nothing from the last studio album ABANDON was included, but all in all fine fare!Jon Lord has left the band to be replaced by Don Airey. We shall miss the master of the Hammond. I saw this tour when it came to Minneapolis, and they were a very hot band. Excellent sound quality on this DVD and good video production. Buy it."
A mind-blowing show !!!!!!!!!
Bashar | Syria | 08/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm huge fan of Deep Purple and this is my first DP DVD and it is really great here is the content of the DVD: The concert is 1.425 minutes here is the track list: 1-Woman from Tokyo (7.06 minutes) 2-Ted the Mechanic (4.53 minutes) 3-Mary Long (6.34 minutes) 4-Lazy (7.00 minutes) 5-No One Came (5.13 minutes) 6-Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming (10.12 minutes) 7-Fools (9.07 minutes) 8-Perfect Strangers (9.15 minutes) 9-Hey Cisco (5.03 minutes) 10-When a Blind Man Cries (7.19 minutes) 11-Smoke on the Water (6.35 minutes) 12-Speed King (15.51 minutes) 13-Hush (3.19 minutes) 14-Highway Star (9.55 minutes)
and there is 30 minutes of very interesting interviews with the band
the performance is a brilliant and most of these songs are better here than the album versions for example (long Mary) had never attracted my attention but here it is really cool song and it is one of my favorites.... The new version of (fools) is very impressive because Jon lord added new sounds with his Keyboards and Morse plays new guitar solos so you find it very different from the 1971 version ...here it is longer and better The 15 minutes (speed king ) is the best performance on this DVD because Morse and Lord play incredible solos then Roger plays Bass solo then Ian Paice plays Drums solo then Gillan perform another short song while morse plays Guitar then the continue Speed King....they are amazing So this is a must buy DVD and you won't be disappointed at all. Actually any one who loves Hard Rock and Blues will love this DVD "
Old soldiers never die......
T. G. Mooney | Staten Island, New York United States | 08/14/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a purple fan for many years I was interested in finding out what one of the original "monsters of rock" bands were up to lately. While signs of age are clearly present there is still a confidence and professioal swagger that exists within the very core of this band. The sound and picture quailty is exceptional and the program selection which mixes classic purple with new material holds up throughout the entire show. Guitarist Steve Morse is like a shot of adreneline and he looks like a kid in a candy store playing these classic tunes. The added comentaries are revealing and it is apparent that Blackmore's leaving was not met with any tears. A five star performance from one of the originals."
Deep Purple / More Fun With Morse
T. M Nelson | Kansas, USA | 08/12/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Isn't it true... wasn't watching this concert more enjoyable than about any other time you might have seen Deep Purple? Let's face it, though one helluva guitar player, Ritchie Blackmore is, in my opinion, the Ty Cobb Of Rock n Roll ~ Had the chops, but not the most mild mannered individual in the world. I thought Steve Morse just did an OUTSTANDING job playing the purple leads. And, unlike Ritchie, smiles and entertains with seeming ease. I was also turned on to some new old stuff I either hadn't heard or hadn't heard in a while. "Ted The Mechanic" is just a great tune with a great story. Love their jamming on "Mary Long" (of whom I actually know one). Tons of tunes and all One show, without a bunch of stupid editing... I love the way it was done. (The old rockers still know how to film better stuff). If you've EVER liked Deep Purple, this is a DVD you will NOT be dissapointed with."
Almost as good as they ever were....
Jaykayess | Bombay, India | 08/21/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've seen these guys live three times - 1984, 1986, and 1998. This DVD was almost as good as the real shows. The only missing element is Ian Gillian's voice - he can't hit those high notes anymore, and his lung power is very obviously fading. Despite all that, he has a rollicking good time, as does Steve Morse. The sound quality (DTS 5.1) cannot compare to the best I've heard (Eagles - Hell Freezes Over), but still, it's well engineered to suit Purple's genre of music - slightly muted highs and a great thumping bass line. "Perfect Strangers", "Lazy" and "Space Truckin" are the highlights. Also nice to hear an old favourite "Mary Long". But "Woman From Tokyo" was disappointing - the studio cut was better. The bass and drum solos on "Speed King" are simply out of this world - as good or better than the great Lord/Blackmore jam on "Strange Kind Of Woman" from the "Made In Japan" album.
Overall, highly recommended and a must have for any true rock fan."