- Audio CD (Oct. 1 2001)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: Connoisseur
- ASIN: B000006Y3Z
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
Lord and Paice is great as always. Paice is at his peak here, and Lord is...well, Lord!! Coverdale sounds a little "tired" at times, but does a fairly good job.
All in all a great Purple record that shows that the MKIV line-up had potential as a liveband. The band sounds really funky, and shows a new side of Purple that I like very much. To bad that someone blew it by living the rock'n roll lifestyle...
Still, it is awesome stuff! Folks have always ridden the Mk4 live reputation hard, mostly because of the awful Last Concert in Japan recording. Throw that one away and get this set and the soon-to-be-released This Time Around. Bolin gives incredible life and energy to this performance, featuring a strong performance by Jon Lord and what has to be THE BEST drumming to come out of Ian Paice. High points are "Burn", "Gettin' Tighter", a very soulful "This Time Around", and a mean, growling, gut-crunching version of "Stormbringer". Dean says you gotta check it out, and all my DP buds who heard it agree.