The Best Live album EVER!
Deep Purple at the hight of their powers playing with that competitive edge that made their early 70's shows so special. The MK 2 Line up was just the best there was. Lord and Blackmore dueling the solos and setting new standards for musicianship. Gillan on form using his full vocal range to great effect. Ian Paice is and was just the best drummer in Rock and Roger Glover a bass player with the skill of a lead guitarist. This album has it all. The greatest guitar solo ever laid down by Blackmore on Child In Time. Lazy featuring Jon Lords amazing Intro, Paice playing the only drum solo worth listening to on an album. Ian Gillan and Ritchie sparing Voice v Guitar on Strange Kind of Woman and Deep Purple improvising for ever on Space Trucking, this is what made this band so different to their contemporaries this ability to improvise without ever losing sight of the song. And then the most famous guitar riff their is Smoke on the Water but get this only introduced as a song form the last album. If you want your Rock hard, heavy, inspirational and musically brilliant and you have heard of Purple and don't know which of the many albums to buy. This is the one. Get this first then In Rock, Machine Head, Fireball and possibly Burn. Deep Purple at their best. If Carlsberg made Live Album this would be the album they would have made.