Deep Purple Discography
Deep Purple,  Concerto For Group & Orchestra
Mk 2. Recorded September 24th 1969
at Royal Albert Hall, London.
Charts: UK 26 / US 149.

1. First Movement: Moderate - Allegro / Second Movement: Andante Part 1  2. Second Movement: Andante - Conclusion / Third Movement: Vivace - Presto

CD bonus tracks: Hush / Wring That Neck / Child In Time / Third Movement: Vivace - Presto (encore)


 

VINYL EDITIONS

AMERICA V1 : Tetragrammaton Records T 131 : December 1969 DS

Front as UK. Rare edition as label went bust early 1970. AMERICA V2 : Warner Brothers WS 1860 : 1970 DS


Deep Purple,  Concerto For Group & Orchestra. UK


GREAT BRITAIN V1 : Harvest SHVL 767 : January 1970 DS

See photo. Back has similar photo. Inner gatefold has b/w photos from the concert. Laminated outside. Printed by E.J.Day.

GREAT BRITAIN V2 : Harvest SHVL 767 : 197- DS

As V1 but laminated inside as well. Front photo cropped slightly differently at top. Printed by Gerrard & Lofthouse.


Deep Purple, Concerto For Group & Orchestra. Germany
Deep Purple, Concerto For Group & Orchestra. Argentina


JAPAN V1 : Warner Brothers P 8093W :
June 25th 1970 DS

JAPAN V2 : Warner Brothers P10331W :
1976 as above

All other vinyl editions substantially the same as Great Britain except GERMANY (Harvest 1C 062 90749 : 1970) which had a single sleeve, with the back as the right hand side of UK inner gatefold (see photo); GREECE (Harvest SHVL 767 : 1974) which was gatefold as UK but in very weak colours;
GREECE V2 (Harvest 062 1907491 : October 1984) which corrected colours but went to single sleeve.

ARGENTINA V2 (Harvest 64009), as UK but had title printed in Spanish on front in different typeface (see photo).


 

SPECIAL ITEMS

JAPAN : Warner Brothers P 8093W : June 25th 1970 DS Japan promo copies were pressed in red vinyl. Ultra rare.

AMERICA : Tetragrammaton Records T 131 : December 1969 DS Promo copies exist in white sleeve with titles etc. added on a sticker.



 


COMPACT DISC / SACD / DVDA

GREAT BRITAIN : EMI CDP 7 94886 2 : 1990 CD
Upgraded to include extra sleeve notes and two extra tracks: Wring That Neck / Child In Time sourced from the band's short set which preceeded the Concerto.
(these originally appeared on the vinyl compilation POWERHOUSE)

GREAT BRITAIN : EMI 07243 541006 2 8 : 2002 2CD New artwork (see photo). Double CD with Deep Purple's three track set, Concerto in full and unissued encore, a reprise of the third movement. All remixed from original multi-tracks. Excellent sound but short edit in drum solo.

GREAT BRITAIN : EMI 07243 541009 2 5 : 2002 2 SACD
As above plus Malcolm Arnold's 6th Symphony, stereo and 5.1.

GREAT BRITAIN : EMI 07243 5410129 8 : 2002 DVDA As above, stereo and 5.1, plus short clip of video.

2004 DPAS/Darker Than Blue.
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