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

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  1. What I love about Deep Purple is that they were (are I guess) a BAND. Not a great lead guitarist (or lead vocalist or keyboardist e.g.) and a bunch of guns for hire or hacks hired to back him up. The whole was greater than the parts.

  2. I wish there was some way Richie Blackmore could be convinced to put down his Lute, green tights and feathered cap and play some rock again. Either with Deep Purple or Rainbow would be great.

    1. one thing’s for sure, Blackmore hasn’t overstayed his welcome. How many rock stars talked about not playing rock at age 50 or 70. Except for Bill Wyman, few have kept their word. I’m not saying everybody should quit. It is what it is.

    2. Totally agree. But Blackmore is one dude I’d love to see come back with some Rock n Roll. One of the most underrated guitar players and songwriters of our time. His stuff with DP is great, but Rainbow was even better.

  3. I have a pro shot bootleg from Paris from this tour and it’s awesome. If this show is as good I will definitely get it. Come back Ritchie or at least appear on TMS

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