Episode #218 – Deep Purple – Live at The Olympia ‘96 (Part 1)

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Lead up to the Album:

  • Performed and recorded on 17 June 1996 at L’Olympia in Paris, France.
  • On the subject of horns, Roger writes:
    • From: (BAsec5)
    • Newsgroups: alt.music.deep-purple
    • Subject: Re: Horn musicians on new live DP CD?
    • Date: 28 May 1997 06:25:19 GMT
    • Garry Smith (garry@caleyjag.demon.co.uk) wrote:
    • > He was 100% correct, of course – it was a
    • > fabulous show –  but I’d be curious to know
    • > all the background to it – how it was added to
    • > the tour, where the horn section came from, and
    • > how it came to be recorded.
    • At the end of the first show the promotors asked
    • us to come back for a special show and we thought
    • why not? The Olympia is a legendary place – we
    • played there in 69 or 70 – and it would be good to
    • visit it again. The idea of working with other
    • musicians is not new, we just never got around to
    • doing it. The horn players were recruited by the
    • promotor and are part of a Parisian late night chat
    • show on TV, so they were well equipped to deal with
    • our music. They were great.
    • Having said all that, how could we not record it?
    • Look good,
    • RG

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Horns featured on “Highway Star”, “Cascades: I’m Not Your Lover”, “No One Came”, “The Purpendicular Waltz”

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Disc 1

  1. Fireball
  2. Maybe I’m a Leo
    • One of only three official live releases by Deep Purple to have this song.
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  3. Ted the Mechanic
  4. Pictures of Home
  5. Black Night
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  7. Sometimes I Feel LIke Screaming
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