FOUR : DEEP PURPLE Mk2 & Mk3
 No No No
German TV. The Fireball album didn't transfer to the stage too well
but this dynamic, over the top rendition (with a very well refreshed
Gillan ad-libbing in places) shows how good it could sound, performed
live in a television studio. Unedited.
Star (live) C
German TV. Just when they should have been promoting the Fireball LP,
they surprised the TV audience with this brand new track, the earliest
known performance of a Mk 2 classic. Unedited.
 Smoke On
The Water C R
Machine Head, Quad Mix. A collection without Smoke? We daren't! Sometimes
it's worth going back to the original of such a well-known song to remind
ourselves just how powerful it was. The first number taped for the album
too. From the UK Quadrophonic mix done by Peter Mew back in 1974, first
time on CD.
 Never Before
Machine Head, Quad Mix. From the 1974 UK Quadrophonic mix, first time
on CD. For once everyone in the band agreed with EMI's choice of this
a single, it was both funky and catchy, yet it sold relatively poorly
- maybe everyone had bought the album already...
 When A Blind
Machine Head ...If so they missed this gem on the b-side. Recorded during
the album sessions, a slow plaintive vocal performance over a nicely
minimal blues backing, it sounded even better on Glover's wonderful
remix from the 1997 anniversary CD.
Kind Of Woman (live) R
March 9th 1972
Paris Theatre, BBC In Concert. The band's second impressive showcase
on this important show concentrated on Machine Head, but did include
a rendition of this Fireball track, extended by some clever and exciting
vocal / guitar interplay. Remastered from the 2CD set.
 Lazy (live)
August 17th 1972
Tokyo Budo-kan. Deep
Purple's double live LP Made In Japan set a trend for Japanese live
albums, though few came close to matching the sheer quality and power
of this release. From the 21st anniversary remixed Live in Japan 3CD.
 Black Night
August 16th 1972
Osaka Festival Hall.
Despite the original 2CD set and the remixed triple, fans have been
vocal in their demand for the remaining unissued Made In Japan encore.
The band sound exhausted during this enjoyable if chaotic performance.
 Woman From
Who Do We Think We Are. One of the most popular tracks from Mk 2's final,
problematical studio album. Glover's revealing 1999 remix from the 2000
Who Do We Think We Are. It was clear from the first listen that Gillan
was exorcising his Blackmore demons in the bitter lyrics which he wrote
for this hard-hitting track. From the remastered CD.
 Mary Long
Who Do We Think We Are. Mary Whitehouse is now part of British media
history, though those who campaigned hardest against her prejudices
are probably aghast at the rubbish which now fills our TV screens. Glover's
1999 remix was left off the 2000 CD edition due to lack of room.
 Burn R
Burn. The new boys made their mark from the off, as this opening title
track from the first Mk 3 album shows. Coverdale was so nervous he supplied
three sets of lyrics for Blackmore to choose from. Remastered for this
set from the original album.
 Might Just
Take Your Life R
Burn. Mk 3's slower and bluesier direction also began to make itself
felt as well. Remastered for this set from the original album. This
is the first time any of the Burn tracks have been properly remastered..