Gettin’ Tighter – The Story of MKIV, Deep Purple film trailer – due out in early 2011
“Set for release in early 2011, this film trailer is an early glimpse of the BLURAY/DVD that documents Deep Purple’s turbulent last year before the band split in 1976.
Exclusive new interviews with Glenn Hughes and founder member Jon Lord that open the lid on the problems that beset the band as they toured around the world: Death, drugs and devastation, which led to their ultimate demise.
Archive footage from the tour includes interviews with Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale and Ian Paice, while rare and previously unreleased concert footage includes performances of Purple classics ‘Smoke On The Water‘, ‘Burn‘ and ‘Highway Star‘.
Live versions of ‘Love Child‘ and ‘You Keep On Moving‘ from the MKIV line-up’s one and only album ‘Come Taste The Band‘ also feature as part of the previously unreleased film ‘Deep Purple Rises In Japan‘ – included in full, within this DVD.”
Glenn has been busy over the Holiday Season, in a Malibu, CA. studio with music producer, Kevin Shirley, working on a remix of the classic Deep Purple MK. IV album, “Come Taste The Band“.
Still a work in progress, songs that have received the treatment so far include, ‘You Keep On Moving‘, ‘Gettin’ Tighter‘, ‘Dealer‘ and ‘I Need Love‘.
More updates to follow as work progresses – stay tuned!
Some ultra-rare colour vision of the DEEP PURPLE MKIV line-up playing in Houston, Texas, USA in February 1976 has recently been discovered, in addition to, some classic TRAPEZE footage from the ‘reunion’ tour in 1976. Both are only a few minutes in length, but a find nonetheless!
It all takes place @ HOUSE OF BLUES, Sunset Strip (Hollywood) in Los Angeles, as part of the “King of the Blues” Guitar Center contest finals. Tickets can be had through the Ticketmaster link below:
You can now view some pix from the recent gigs in the UK, in addition to some video clips:
Also, some “new” old pix from the 1976 Deep Purple UK show at Wembley Empire Pool have recently been made available, be sure and check those out too!
The recently released 35th Anniversary remaster of Deep Purple’s “Stormbringer” has entered straight in at No. 2 on the UK’s BBC rock chart
Now we know Glenn did an awesome job on the remixes, so hopefully that had something to do with it Congratulations to Simon Robinson and everyone at DPAS, they did a fantastic job on this one.
This week sees the long awaited release of Deep Purple’s 1974 epic, Stormbringer, freshly remastered with bonus tracks including remixes completed by Glenn during his visit to Abbey Road Studios back in 2006!
“Holy Man“, “You Can’t Do It Right“, “Love Don’t Mean A Thing” and “Hold On” all received the Glenn Hughes treatment!
You can listen to a rare interview with Jon Lord and Glenn from 1974 during a USA promotional blitz soon after Stormbringer was released:
Stormbringer features the MK III Deep Purple line-up of David Coverdale (vocals), Glenn Hughes (vocals and bass), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ian Paice (drums) and Jon Lord (keyboards).
Recorded in Musicland Studios, Munich and released in 1974, Stormbringer is the Deep Purple album that often doesn‚t sound like a Deep Purple album. Although considered proponents of the hard rock genre, as hinted at on previous album, Burn, Stormbringer saw the band create a more funk and soul-influenced sound.
Owing to the direction of Stormbringer, it was to be Blackmore‚s last studio album with the MK III line-up. He left to form Rainbow, making way for the MK IV version of Deep Purple, with American Tommy Bolin on guitar.
2. Love Don‚t Mean a Thing
3. Holy Man
4. Hold On
5. Lady Double Dealer
6. You Can‚t Do It Right
7. High Ball Shooter
8. The Gypsy
9. Soldier of Fortune
10. Holy Man (Glenn Hughes remix)
11. You Can‚t Do It Right (Glenn Hughes remix)
12. Love Don‚t Mean a Thing (Glenn Hughes remix)
13. Hold On (Glenn Hughes remix)
14. High Ball Shooter (instrumental) 4.30 (from Listen Learn Read On Box Set)
The DVD features an original Quadraphonic mix album as 5.1 DTS 96/24 and the original album Quadrophonic mix stereo 48/24 with on screen images.
Side 1 (remasters)
Love Don‚t Mean A Thing 4.24
Holy Man 4.37
Hold On 5.08
Side 2 (remasters)
Lady Double Dealer 3.17
You Can‚t Do It Right 3.25
High Ball Shooter 4.24
The Gypsy 4.10
Soldier Of Fortune 3.12
Side 3 (remixes)
Holy Man 4.38
You Can‚t Do It Right 3.53
Love Don‚t Mean A Thing 5.21
Hold On 5.23
High Ball Shooter (instrumental) 4.30
High Ball Shooter (quad) 4.24
You Can‚t Do It Right (quad) 3.25
Soldier Of Fortune (quad) 3.12
As PR man Keith Thompson was publicizing the forthcoming 2008 return to Liverpool gig, a photographer Alan Perry came forward with some photographs of the fateful 1976 gig which effectively saw the end of Mark IV.
Keith said: “I had only ever seen one grainy photo and heard one amateur recording of the gig on cassette tape so it was a true revelation when these came to light. More than anything though, we?re all looking forward to what Glenn can do in 2008. From the evidence of the gigs I saw recently in Eastern Europe, I think the Liverpudlians will be impressed!”