Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
1988 release featuring an early live show from St ockholm, Sweden in 1970. Contains seven tracks, including lengthy jam versions of 'Wring That Neck', 'Mandrake Root', 'Child In Time' and a cover of the Rolling Stones' 'Pa... more »
1988 release featuring an early live show from St ockholm, Sweden in 1970. Contains seven tracks, including lengthy jam versions of 'Wring That Neck', 'Mandrake Root', 'Child In Time' and a cover of the Rolling Stones' 'Paint It, Black'. Also contains an eight page black & white photo booklet. Double jewel case.
M. Im Flinkenberg | Wellington, Nth Island New Zealand | 06/25/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Is anyone having problems eith this disc? I bought it and the tracks aren't in order and Child in Time is missing!Not cool!The music's awesome - I don't know if I just received a bad disc or something!"
(4 out of 5 stars)
"With every "new" Deep Purple live release there are criticisms, and this one is no exception. Coming, as it does, from the golden age of the Mk II line-up, this album should have been treated with more reverence than it has been. Originally released in the 80s, the track order was rearranged in order to fit the constraints of the format, and to make sure that tracks were playable in their entirety.(Remember "Wring That Neck" and "Mandrake Root" both clock in around 30 minutes.But this is the 21st Century. CDs have been around for a while now, and even though there is a section in the sleeve notes which states that the original running order has been restored, the discs themselves give away the fact that Spitfire simply created this package from the rearranged version.This in itself creates some problems. Track intros appear at the end of the previous track and there is an overall feeling throughout that something is not right. I mean, you hire a new singer, make an album, go on tour and then open your show with a 30 minute instrumental (??????). But that is the packaging. The music is still great. There seems to be a timelessness about this generation of Deep Purple, and this fan for one can never tire of hearing this stuff. OK so there are now a gazillion versions of "Child In Time" out there, and considering that the live version of "Wring That Neck" was a rarity not too long ago, I can now think of four "official" releases - but we won't talk about the cabaret-style version on the LSO album!! This is the way it was meant to be played, and while it is not the best version (Blackmore is way too low in the mix - unlike the "Concerto" version) it is a track which never ceases to amaze. The chemistry between Jon Lord and Ritchie Blackmore is apparent here, as it is on most Mk II live releases.If you take this album in context the music alone would warrant five stars. But in context, this was the beginning to the finale with "Made In Japan". Stack all Mk II live albums together and play them one after the other and you see the progress the band made in three years.A little more consideration on the packaging and these releases would be classics."
Daniel L. Summers | san jose, ca United States | 08/11/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In 1992 this set was released as 'Live and Rare'. The running order was : Wring that Neck/Speed King/Into The Fire/Paint it Black; Mandrake Root/Child in Time/Black Night. In the liner notes it was indicated that this wasn't the original order at the actual show. This running order was : Speed King/Into The Fire/Child in Time/Wring that Neck; Paint It Black/Mandrake Root/Black Night. On this particular CD this latter running order was printed on the back cover, but the discs themselves were still in the wrong order. And on the front cover 'Scandinavian' is spelled 'Sandinavian', minus it's 'c'. I held off buying this for a while because I had the other version, and I was unsure whether it was actually in the correct order or not. I finally relented and bought this, and, lo and behold, the discs were still wrong.... It's probably a mastering problem, and probably will be corrected for future pressings, but I was disappointed. Even in the liner notes they said 'The running order had to be switched around to get the material onto four sides of an LP and this wasn't corrected for the CD version. We've taken the opportunity to do that now.' Unfortunately, it still wasn't done."