At the end of March 2011, Bill Nelson and the Gentlemen Rocketeers, along with one hundred plus guests, populated Studio A at Metropolis, West London, for a dynamite concert reminiscent of the Marquee club in its heyday. A blistering fourteen song set from the band, which covers much of Bill’s career to date, was the result. We’re delighted to present that set here on both CD and DVD, together with an interview with Bill and a sublime four track solo set as DVD extras.
75 minutes of Deep Purple live; includes 'Smoke on the Water' 'Black Night' & 'Hush'. Recorded at Wacken Festival 2013, Tokyo 2014 & Geavle, Sweden in 2013 (11 tracks). Deep Purple are one of the most influential British rock bands of all time. With 120 million albums sold worldwide, they are also one of the most loved British bands ever. Inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame last year, they have inspired and shaped the taste of generations of hard rock musicians and fans with milestone albums like "In Rock" or "Machine Head" which are essential chapters in rock music history. "Classic Songs Live in Concerts" has all of Deep Purple's biggest hits ("Smoke On The Water", "Space Truckin'", "Highway Star" and many more) recorded live in Tokyo, Wacken and Sweden in 2013 and 2014.
Reissue with DSD remastering. A real lost treasure from trumpeter Terumasa Hino – a warm and wonderful live set, and one that's neither too free, nor too smooth – just perfectly set up right down the middle to open up on these beautiful long performances! The lineup is all Japanese – a great array of players that includes Shigeharu Mukai on trombone, Hideo Miyata on tenor, Sadao Watanabe on alto sax, Motohiko Hino on drums, and Fumio Itabashi on Fender Rhodes – part of a slightly larger ensemble who can be tight at times, but still allow plenty of room for open freedom on the solos. Hino's only part of the picture, as the other soloists get in some great space too – and the set includes the 23 minute groover "Logical Mystery", the long soulful original "In The Darkness", and a sweet mellow take on "Round Midnight".