1. (00:06:42) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - Highway Star
2. (00:05:48) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - Black Night
3. (00:04:24) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - A Twist in the Tail
4. (00:06:52) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - Perfect Strangers
5. (00:03:53) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - Anyone's Daughter
6. (00:10:43) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - Child In Time
7. (00:12:08) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - Anya
8. (00:07:33) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - Speed King
9. (00:10:09) Deep Purple (live in Germany 1993) - Smoke On The Water
Playing Time.........: 08:35:02
Total Size...........: 476.93 MB
NFO generated on.....: 13/06/2009 15:52:13
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Review from Amazon.com.
The beauty of this live recording is the return to playing as a tight, cohesive unit. Especially, Ritchie Blackmore's playing. Even though this was recorded right before he split for good, he sounds better than on any other live deep purple recording, especially when you compare this to the sometimes sloppy and noisy playing on "Knebworth '85" or 1988's "Nobody's Perfect." Those two are still good live albums, but at times, Blackmore seemed to be relying more on his guitar effects, and making, at times, very sloppy noise, instead of hitting good notes or knowing when not to play a note (Sorry Ritchie).
"Come Hell or High Water" really is MUCH better in terms of musical discipline and tightness. And the production is MUCH better, having more of a "live" sound, rather than sounding as if it was being recorded only through the mixing boards. Ritchie's playing is more dynamic on this, such as on "Anya", when he plays so quietly, you could almost hear a pin drop, then cranks up the volume and intensity, but maintaining a tasteful and beautiful choice of notes and technique. You get the classical inflection reminiscent of the quieter acoustic passages of the live "Made in Europe", or perhaps "Rainbow on Stage." He really peaked on this recording, showing the virtuosity, prowess, style and raw talent we always expect from him.
Ian Gillan sounds much better on this also, exercising more restraint and discipline than on the Knebworth '85 or Nobody's Perfect recordings. And even though he will never have quite the vocal tone of his 1970's recordings, he STILL is one of rock's finest vocalists. EVER.
Paice, Glover and Lord round out the magnificent mix on drums, bass and keyboards, respectively. In summary, this is probably the best that this reunited Mark II lineup has ever sounded live, captured beautifully on CD