Deep Purple – Live In London LP Greece (Greek pressing) Clean copy in shrink. 1974 gig. Check the exclusive video, showing the vinyl for sale!

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Deep Purple – Live In London
Label: Harvest – 14C 062-64877
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: Greece
Released: 1982
Genre: Rock Hard Rock
A1 Burn
A2 Might Just Take Your Life
A3 Lay Down Stay Down
A4 Mistreated
B1 Smoke On The Water
B2 You Fool No One
Record Company – EMIAL S.A.
Made By – EMI Greece S.A.
Printed By – EMI Greece S.A.
Pressed By – Columbia, Athens – 10444
Recorded At – The Gaumont State, Kilburn, London
Engineer – Adrian Revill
Photography By – Fin Costello, Graham Hough
Producer – Jeff Griffin, Nick Tauber, Pete Dauncey
Remix, Edited By – Nick Tauber
Includes printed inner-sleeve.

Made in Greece by EMI.
℗ 1982 Original sound recording made by BBC

“Over 57 minutes of heavy rockin’ music”

Recorded live on 22nd May 1974.
Matrix / Runout (Side A label): SHSP 4124-A
Matrix / Runout (Side B label): SHSP 4124-B
Pressing Plant ID (Labels): A/A 10444


Live in London is a live album from Deep Purple. It was recorded on 22 May 1974 at Gaumont State Theatre in Kilburn, London by the BBC for radio broadcast, but was unreleased on vinyl until 1982. It features the Mk 3 lineup of Blackmore/Coverdale/Hughes/ Lord/Paice during the tour for their album Burn.

At one point during the album, keyboardist Jon Lord jokingly refers to himself as “Rick Emerson” while introducing the band. This is a combination of the first and last name of the keyboardists for progressive rock bands Yes and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, which are Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson, respectively.

Track listing
All songs written by Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes*, Jon Lord and Ian Paice, except where indicated. (*)

Original release on vinyl
No. Title Length
1. “Burn” 6:58
2. “Might Just Take Your Life” 4:51
3. “Lay Down, Stay Down” 5:11
4. “Mistreated” (Blackmore, Coverdale) 11:34
5. “Smoke on the Water” (Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Lord, Paice) 10:33
6. “You Fool No One” 18:14

BBC Review
As an archive release and a revealing fragment of the madness of the Purps, Live In London
Deep Purple were perhaps one of the biggest bands in the Rock Universe in the early seventies, if not one of its very heaviest. Their early incarnation and classic line-up of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Gillan had built up a formidable reputation with albums Machine Head and In Rock, featuring such air-guitar staples as “Smoke On The Water”, “Hush” and “Black Night”.

However, by 1974 the third line-up of the band seen Gillan and Glover quit due to bad feeling and general rock’n’roll exhaustion the year before, and replaced by David Coverdale (later of Whitesnake) and bassist Glenn Hughes. This live album recorded at the Gaumont State in Kilburn (now a Grade 2-listed bingo hall!) – Recorded for radio – is the only document of that line-up.

Of course, live albums always strange affairs and very rarely appeal past hardened fans, who themselves would be hard pushed to say they’d play them more than a handful of times, but as an archive release and a revealing fragment of the madness of the Purps, Live In London is top notch. Coverdale may’ve been bricking it, stepping into Gillan’s shoes, but certainly doesn’t show any sign of it as he makes a good fist of making “Smoke On The Water” his own, alongside more familiar terrain of Burn.

This set is a perfect snapshot of the band at an interesting transitory peak. Blackmore was to leave himself after the following year’s album, 1975’s Stormbringer, and despite numerous reformations and comebacks, things were never really quite the same again.

5 stars Definitely one of my more favorite Deep Purple recordings.
The humour is more prevalent here than most other shows, which is why in some cases I prefer this over “Made In Japan”, and I, like many other reviewers, consider that record to be one of the finest live recordings ever.

I’ve always had an interest in Deep Purple’s music because of their jam tendencies, which is why this particular set appeals to me more than the “California Jamming” record. The energy is clear from the start with “Burn”, continues with a good version of “Mistreated” and follows up with a humorous intro to “Smoke On The Water”, followed by the piece de resistance, 51 minutes and 26 seconds of pure excellence.

A 20-and-a-half minute long “You Fool No One” begins with an excellent solo by Jon Lord, followed by the actual song coupled by Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Pace solos. I was a little disappointed that it wasn’t a segue to “Space Truckin'”, but it was fine anyway, as this single song, this single performance is the epitome of the jam, beginning with the “Space Odyssey” intro and ending with plenty of room for improv jams and the like.

All in all, behind “Made In Japan” (simply because the quality, all the work to spiff and glitz it up), this is the next best live recording I’ve ever heard, simply because this is an endurance record. Yes, it is the MK III line-up, but the instrumentation here is still top notch and any Deep Purple fan would be thoroughly entertained with this record.