The live album by legendary British Hard Rock band.
Of course, the best-known Deep Purple incarnation will be what many fans regard as the "Mach II" lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. But by the early to mid-'90s, an on-again, off-again reunion of this lineup had fizzled out upon the exit once more of Blackmore, their founding guitarist. Instead of calling it a day, Deep Purple eventually found a permanent replacement in former Dixie Dregs and Kansas guitarist Steve Morse, and have been Rocking and Rolling ever since. Although not released until 2006, "Live At Montreux 1996" shows that the Morse-era Purple lineup, even in this early stage, had no problem cranking out the classics (albeit in a much more smooth and predictable style than when Blackmore was present). Kicking things off with one of Purple's heaviest tracks, "Fireball", the 12-track set balances the classics ("Black Night", "Woman from Tokyo") with newer/Morse co-penned tunes ("Ted the Mechanic", "Hey Cisco")...
With so many countless live Purple titles having hit the shops over the years, "Live at Montreux 1996" is hardly a necessary release, but it is sure to appeal to the diehards who need to buy everything Purple!!!
The CD release features live performances from Montreux in 1996 and 2000:
Track 1-10 recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 7/9/1996;
Track 11-12 recorded live at the Montreux Jazz Festival 7/22/2000.
Eagle Records, 2006 (ER 20087-2). Made in USA. First press.
1. Fireball 3:50
2. Ted The Mechanic 4:27
3. Pictures Of Home 5:41
4. Black Night 6:43
5. Woman From Tokyo 5:21
6. No One Came 5:06
7. When A Blind Man Cries 7:29
8. Hey Cisco 5:47
9. Speed King 5:09
10. Smoke On The Water 8:15
11. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming 6:46
12. Fools 9:41
Total playing time: 74:15 min.