TRACKLISTING – HISTORY, HITS & HIGHLIGHTS 1968-76
Disc One – 2hrs 24mins
HISTORY – 20 minute history of Deep Purple from 1968 to 1976.
HITS – full performances:
Mark One: (Evans, Blackmore, Lord, Simper, Paice)
3. Wring That Neck
Mark Two: (Gillan, Blackmore, Lord, Glover, Paice)
5. Mandrake Root
6. Speed King
7. Black Night
8. Child In Time
10. Strange Kind Of Woman
11. Fireball Writing Session
13. Demon’s Eye
14. No No No
15. Into The Fire
16. Never Before
17. Highway Star
18. Smoke On The Water
Mark Three: (Coverdale, Blackmore, Lord, Hughes, Paice)
Mark Four: (Coverdale, Bolin, Lord, Hughes, Paice)
21. Love Child
22. You Keep On Moving
Disc Two – 2hrs 23mins
HIGHLIGHTS – bonus performances and interviews
1. And The Address (Playboy TV)
2. Wring That Neck (Bilzen Jazz Festival 1969)
3. Mandrake Root (“Pop Deux” Paris Concert 1970)
4. Wring That Neck (“Pop Deux” Paris Concert 1970)
5. Black Night (Promo Clip)
6. No No No (Take 1) (Rockpalast Rehearsal Session)
7. No No No (Take 2) (Rockpalast Rehearsal Session)
8. “Jt Nuit” – French TV 1974
9. Burn (Leeds Polytechnic Project 1974)
10. Interview (Leeds Polytechnic Project 1974)
11. Space Truckin’/Interview (Leeds Polytechnic Project 1974)
12. New Zealand TV Documentary (Nov 1975)
13. Smoke On The Water (New Zealand TV)
14. Tony Edwards (Deep Purple’s manager) French TV Interview 1976
Containing a wealth of historical 1960s and 1970s footage, Eagle Rock Entertainment will release the new Deep Purple 2DVD set “History, Hits & Highlights 1968-76” on June 1, 2009 [Cat No EREDV726].
The new DVD set will combine full performances and a small number of archive interviews featuring much rare and previously unreleased live, studio and TV footage. As such, this DVD-set promises to be the definitive collection of the early years of Deep Purple.
The double DVD will include many never-before-seen (but often rumoured) live clips from the first four line-ups of Deep Purple - including “Wring That Neck” from Bilzen August 1969 (some of the earliest Mark 2 live footage), “Mandrake Root” and “Wring That Neck” from Paris 1970 (where you can watch Jon Lord conduct ’surgery’ with a drum stick on the innards of his Hammonds!), the Fireball writing session film from 1971, and the excellent Leeds Polytechnic Project featuring Mark 3 filmed live in London in 1974 (by a Leeds Polytechnic student, hence the title) and much more [see below for the full tracklisting].
Clocking in at nearly five hours and with many full length performances, “History, Hits & Highlights 1968-76” promises to be essential for Deep Purple fans. It is packaged as a double amaray case inside a slipcase with lavishly illustrated booklet of memorabilia.
The DVD covers the initial phase of the band’s existence through four different line-ups from 1968 to 1976. This era produced the classic Deep Purple albums “In Rock”, “Fireball”, “Burn” and “Machine Head” that created their legend and still provide the backbone of their live sets today - despite the ongoing commercial success of the band post their 1984 reunion.