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MK 3 : Final Concerts = 2 CD = (CD)
This previously unreleased concert album documents the final days of Deep Purple Mark III, the edition of the band that featured David Coverdale and Glen Hughes. Derived from two shows in France and Austria, from the same tour that produced the heavily-doctored LIVE IN EUROPE album, it's far better than that critically-derided effort, featuring the band sonically unadorned, doing what they do best--making the audience's ears bleed.
Perhaps because they knew this was the end, the players are unusually relaxed, especially guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. In his big solo section on "Mistreated," he noodles around flamenco-style during the French show, and on the alternate version included here from Austria he cheekily quotes from "Deutschland Uber Alles." Keyboardist Jon Lord also displays a sense of humor on "Space Trucking," working in an extended bit from "Thus Spake Zarathustra," while vocalist Coverdale is even more over-the-top than usual, sounding for all the world like an opera singer who's just stuck his finger in an electric socket.
In March 1975, Deep Purple embarked on a European tour. Unbeknown to the band, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore had decided to leave and these were his final shows with the group he had helped found 7 years before. Several of the shows were recorded and the double cd of unissued material from Paris & Graz brings you a complete concert and bonus tracks. The disc includes on-stage versions of Stormbringer, Going Down and Gypsy, never before available in a live format.
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Liknande artister: GREEN BULLFROG, A FOOT IN COLD WATER, ATOMIC ROOSTER, ASHTON / LORD, 220 VOLT, ARMAGEDDON, FLIED EGG, ABRAMIS BRAMA, ASHTON & LORD, HUSTLER, ACES HIGH, INDIAN SUMMER, AFTER SHAVE, BLACK ANGELS, BLOOD OF THE SUN, JON LORD, ACID WITCH, CRAZY WORLD, FINDERS KEEPERS FEAT GLENN HUGHES, MI 5 FEAT IAN PAICE & ROD EVANS, THREE SEASONS, MAZE (UK), ANNIHILATION TIME, ROD EVANS (DEEP PURPLE)