Just as the title says, the 2001 Deep Purple DVD, New, Live & Rare: The Video Collection 1984-2000, collects all of the legendary British metal band's promo videos as well as scattered live clips from their 1984 reunion up to the time of this DVD's release. As longtime fans know, Deep Purple's true glory days lay in the early '70s, when they dropped such classic molten metal releases as In Rock, Fireball, and Machine Head on an unsuspecting world. And while its bandmembers have kept Purple alive well into the new millennium (despite line-up juggling), most of the newer material on New, Live & Rare doesn't hold a candle to the band's earlier classics.
Compilation of Mk IIa material. Five of the tracks are taken from a classic compilation called Powerhouse 1977. Three of these are live recordings, two are session outtakes. The rest are single tracks (studio recordings).
The latest Sonic Zoom transfer is an interesting collection of various one-off live tracks, none of which had been issued officially before until this title (although some have surfaced on bootlegs) - which has been out of print since 2004 (PUR 209) and is at last repackaged to match other titles in the collection. These CDs, which have been fully authorised by the original management company form an ongoing series of official archive releases…
The record company has announced that the Gold edition of the most recent Deep Purple album inFinite will be one of three new releases on November 3 this year.