purplestrangerslive 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 is due out October 14th via Eagle Vision and 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

13 Responses

  1. Hey John! Ritchie not a great guitar player!!!What are you smokin???& T you should check out BLACKMORESNIGHT LIVE , HE DOES PLAY ROCK & CANDACE NIGHTS VOICE IS AMAZING!! & Flashrock, he did not quit he has been around putting out great music with Blackmorsnight for over 15yrs ..He & deep purple are still doin it just as great as ever.!!!Oh know for my personal comment , i hope to be able to finally find the live cd NO BODYS PERFECT ,..

    1. Bob – I love Blackmore too. I think he’s a very good technical player. But I wouldn’t call him great. Certainly wouldn’t put him up there with the bonafide greats (Page, EVH, etc.). I think guys like him and Iommi where the best at being creative. They created solo’s that we fantastic based on their skillset. They are memorable and cherished. But they weren’t blowing the doors off of anyone. Rainbow is some of the best pure rock ‘n’ roll out there, and it didn’t matter who the singer was. In my humble opinion, Dio’s best stuff was with Blackmore. Same with Joe Lynn Turner. He was just so good at creating music no matter who he is/was playing with. He was so technically good that Yngwie Malmsteen calls him his biggest influence, and that guy can shred like nobody’s business. So I hate critiquing a legend like Blackmore cause I love him so. But I’m not going to call him a ‘great’ guitarist. But rather a great creator who knows how to write songs and play beautiful solo’s that work perfectly within those songs (something a lot of players should learn to do). He and Iommi both are the best at that – which is what I love about how they play.

    2. Bob!! “You would not call Ritchie Blackmore great?” I cannot believe that anyone who claims to know anything about hard rock music would make a statement like that!!! Instead of camparing him to anyone, listen to In Rock. Inovative to say the least. Highway Star solo on Made in Japan shows his extrodinary live talent which has never been matched. His classical influence is huge on Machine Head and sets him apart from anyone that you have mentioned. You actually are going to state that Jimmy Page or Eddie Van Halen are even in the same league?? Have you ever seen him play live? Wow give your head a shake and jolt yourself into reality…By the way Michael Schenker and Ritchie are in a league and class of their own…

  2. Ritchie Blackmore is a bona fide Great guitarist. He is also Great. His playing is emotional and one of a kind. Just listen to Made In Japan…….never heard anything that Great since !

Leave a Reply