deeppurple2011 1984 saw the long-awaited reunion of the classic Deep Purple Mark II lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice.

It was the first time they had been together since 1973. They recorded a brand new studio album, Perfect Strangers, and headed out on tour. The band’s show in Melbourne, Australia was professionally filmed and is the only full-length concert recording of the band at this time. The Perfect Strangers Live DVD — due out October 14th through Eagle Vision — is a stunning concert with the band in incendiary form.

The setlist mixes then new tracks from the Perfect Strangers album with favorites from the early seventies culminating in the brilliant Smoke On The Water finale. This is without doubt one of the finest Deep Purple concerts ever filmed and a must have for their legions of fans.

Perfect Strangers Live is 141 minutes long and features the following tracks:

1. Highway Star
2. Nobody’s Home
3. Strange Kind Of Woman
4. A Gypsy’s Kiss
5. Perfect Strangers
6. Under The Gun
7. Knocking At Your Back Door
8. Lazy (including Ian Paice drum solo)
9. Child In Time
10. Difficult To Cure
11. Jon Lord Keyboard Solo
12. Space Truckin’ (with Ritchie Blackmore guitar solo)
13. Black Night
14. Speed King
15. Smoke On The Water

Bonus feature: Tour documentary.

Watch a performance clip of Perfect Strangers from Perfect Strangers Live below.


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  1. I remember when I heard Perfect Strangers was coming out in ’84, I was quite impressed with the songs and the overall sound of the band after not playing together for 10 years. It is a very good effort in my opinion. I might have to pick up this DVD.

    1. and to that excellent point Richman we can sincerely say that Mr. Lord never shirked that responsibility. He always respected the mustache code. He used it for good instead of all the evil and potential spoils it could have afforded him. He was Ying to Richie Blackmore’s Yang. And please remember this is long before Movember became a movement, or the playoff beard in hockey. Yes many think that Jon Lord is a legend simply because of his dazzling talents on the ivories , which he tickled to incredible extremes throughout his career. But really the thing that tickled everyone most, was that incredible fucking mustache.

    2. The live album NOBODY S PERFECT really emphasizes his great talent. He did THE LAND OF HOPE AND GLORY to perfection. The best ever is accurate.

  2. I saw them march 9 and 25 in 1985 at the meadowlands in jersey.both shows were amazing.i hope that this DVD captures the energy and showmanship when I saw them back in the day

    1. Yo,Wille I was at the March 25 show in 85
      Front row first and only time I had tickets like that
      Awesome show but still amazed that they didn’t play Smoke on the Water that night

    2. That was weird .they did speed king.. I heard that Blackmore was bent out of shape because he didn’t want any pics taken of him and out of spite he didn’t do smoke on the water.i remember him breaking up his strat and throwing it in the crowd and the crowd were like hungry sharks trying to grab the strat ..I was bummed out when they were on the house of blue light tour..I had 3rd row at the Nassau coliseum and they cancelled the show due to the fact that Ritchie either broke his hand or his finger..

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