Fascinating concert/documentary of the final days of Deep Purple Mark II. Interview segments with Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover are distributed through out the two hour concert footage. This is Deep Purple at it's second finest hour. Interviews were done before Steve Morse joined the band to usher in a whole new phase of Deep Purple. Although bitter at times and jocular at others, the four remaining members of the band discuss why Ritchie Blackmore left and all the tensions that led up to it. The concert footage is sheer Purple. Blazing through old classics such as Highway Star, Smoke on the Water, Hush, etc., and incorporating songs from the Mark II lineups final album "The Battle Rages On", both video and audio quality are superb. Put it on, crank it up and relive the glory days of Purple Past. Then, put in one of the new ones with Steve Morse and you'll know how the Battle ended!!
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