I saw Deep Purple live only once, That was in 1973. On the same bill was ELO. Absolutely the greatest rock concert I have seen. Well, Led Zepplin and Pink Floyd were up there too.
My ears were buzzing and deaf after listening to, at that time,
the loudest rock band in the world. Richie Blackmore's guitar was deafening. Ian Gillian was difficult to hear......
Anyway, back to this DVD.
Have to agree with another reviewer.....Steve Morse is the saviour of this band. His energy and musicianship help along the older guys to get their maximum efforts out. And lets be clear, Purple band members are in their 50's (John Lord, now departed and "retired" is 60 something). Steve's guitar craft is excellent and makes me not even pine for Richie Blackmore (who is, BTW, a lost cause).
Gillian still has the voice, however he can't get the high notes that made him famous. Glover and Paice are satisfactory but certainly don't shine. The elder statesman, John Lord, was bang on with his keyboard playing. Where do you see and hear a Hammond organ with a rotating Leslie these days?
Lord, in the extras interviews, summed up the demise of classic rock by saying that they (Purple) were part of a time in history that young people today will never experience. This saddened him greatly. I agree.
To sum up, this is a good DVD, worth it to the Purple fan.