Wednesday, August 16, 2017
City Hall, Sheffield, UK
Ritchie Blackmore (lead guitar)
Ian Gillan (vocals)
Roger Glover (bass guitar)
Jon Lord (organ)
Ian Paice (drums)
01. Highway Star
02. Strange Kind Of Woman
03. No No No
04. Child In Time
05. The Mule (incl. drum solo)
08. Speed King
Lineage: flac files from another trade, generation unknown - speed correction and glitch fixing with Sound Forge - flac files.
Here is a speed corrected version of a classic Deep Purple Mk II show featuring very early versions of Highway Star und Lazy, two months before they were recorded for the Machine Head album.
I received the orginal files a few years ago from another torrent tracker. I corrected the speed for the last four tracks (the others were running properly) and added the missing last minute of Lazy from a CDR I've got a few years earlier labelled 'Surprising Concert'.
Yes, it is debatable whether it's useful to complete a recording with a snippet of another version. However, both recordings come from the same source though sounding differently, so I think it makes sense in this case. But therefore I won't call this upload something like a 'definite version'. It's the best I could make of the material I have. I hope that some day the master tape will turn up, then we'll get a definite version.
Besides speed correcting and fixing a few glitches I didn't do any sound editing. I included the 'Surprising Concert' artwork, sadly I don't have it in high resolution.