- Audio CD (July 23 2008)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Original recording remastered, Import
- Label: Jvc Japan
- ASIN: B001A9TK4M
- In-Print Editions: Audio CD
- Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
Well, now they have finally released the whole show on double CD, and I have to say that I am very surprised. This is in fact, all in all, a great Purple concert. There are weaknesses here that you don't find in the MKII and MKIII line-ups, but you have to remember that this is "MKIV on drugs"... Deep Purple were always a drinking band, but with MKIV the drugs entered through Bolin and Hughes. Drugs always brings out weaknesses in a band, and Purple was no exception to the rule.
The best songs are the songs written by MKIV. During those numbers they really ROCKS, but the afore mentioned weaknesses comes through in the "older" MKII and MKIII numbers. It sounds like they didn't fit Tommy Bolins way of playing the guitar, and Glenns vocals are...errr...well, you have to buy the record.
I wonder where Purple would have gone if not for the drugs...??
All in all, it's worth buying, and if you are one of those who only have heard the awful LP-version- BUY IT!!!