Rare Deep Purple Footage Surfaces

Deep Purple will release "Phoenix Rising", a two-hour-plus documentary set, on June 28.

Rare Deep Purple Footage Surfaces
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Purple will release "Phoenix Rising", a two-hour-plus documentary set focusing on the band's time with David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes and Tommy Bolin, on June 28. The disc includes a 90-minute documentary featuring extensive interviews with keyboardist Jon Lord and bassist Hughes, as well as archival footage of a young Coverdale and guitarist Bolin, who replaced Ritchie Blackmore on 1975's "Come Taste The Band" the group's short-lived "Mark 4" lineup. But the centerpiece of the set is "Rises Over Japan", 30 minutes of the Coverdale/Lord/Bolin/Hughes/Paice lineup performing "Burn", "Getting Tighter", "Love Child", "Smoke On The Water", "Lazy", "Homeward Strut", "You Keep On Moving" and "Stormbringer". This onstage footage from Japan is so rare the bootleg community has not even seen it. "Phoenix Rising" will be released on DVD, Blu-ray, and in a two-disc DVD/CD package featuring an audio disc of the "Rises Over Japan" tracks. Thanks for the report to Peter Hodgson, Gibson.com.

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    RDRUMMER
    teh_goon wrote: deep purple without blackmore is just wrong No it isn't. "Purpendicular" with Morse = Top 5 Deep Purple albuns.
    Deep Purple without Blackmore is DIFFERENT, not necesarilly wrong. Besides, I agree with vsdornelas' statement
    vsdornelas
    teh_goon wrote: deep purple without blackmore is just wrong
    No it isn't. "Purpendicular" with Morse = Top 5 Deep Purple albuns. "Gettin Tighter" from Long Beach is awesome, one of the few performances that Tommy Bolin wasn't high to the point he couldn't play.
    Raider76
    Ive been waiting so long for this.. this is going to be ****ing epic.
    Raider76
    Ive been waiting so long for this.. this is going to be ****ing epic.