Thursday, July 21, 2016

Deep Purple 'Live at the NEC' coming to DVD, digital formats on August 26, 2016

This media release will come as great news for fans of Deep Purple, and especially for fans of the late Jon Lord...Click here to read my review of the band's 2007 concert in Costa Mesa.


~AUGUST 26, 2016~

On September 14, 2002, hard rock pioneers Deep Purple took the stage for a landmark concert at the NEC in Birmingham, England to bid farewell to founding member and keyboard legend Jon Lord.
On August 26, Eagle Rock Entertainment will deliver this very concert with the release of Live At The NEC on DVD and Digital formats [MSRP $14.99]. Previously only available as part of the Around The World Live boxed set, this film is being made available for the first time as a standalone DVD.
One of the most emotional concerts in Deep Purple’s long career, Live At The NEC is a unique experience in that it features both their keyboard players on stage – Jon Lord and Don AireyLord had announced his retirement earlier that year, and Airey was subsequently brought on board. Airey serves as the principal keyboardist throughout the show, culminating in a solo before the lights drop, and Jon Lord appears for a storming version of “Perfect Strangers.” The two share keyboard duties for the rest of the night, in a fitting passing-of-the-torch moment.
At 109 minutes total, Deep Purple (Ian Gillan, Roger GloverSteve Morse, Ian Paice, Lord and Airey) kick out all the classics: “Smoke On The Water,” “Woman From Tokyo,” “Space Truckin’,” “Highway Star,” “Speed King,” “Lazy,” “Hush,” and more. In addition to this fantastic set, Live At The NEC includes bonus interviews with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover.
In addition to Live At The NECEagle Rock Entertainment will also release two more concert films -- Total Abandon and Bombay Calling – on digital formats on August 26.
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Eagle Rock Entertainment is the world’s largest producer and distributor of music programming for TV, DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Media. Eagle produces quality HD programs, both concerts and documentaries, directly alongside artists including Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen, and Peter Gabriel. Eagle is a multiple Grammy® Award winner and has received numerous multi-platinum sales awards around the world.  Eagle Vision is headquartered in London, and is a Universal Music Group company. 
Follow Eagle Rock Entertainment at:
1) Fireball  
2) Woman From Tokyo  
3) Mary Long  
4) Ted The Mechanic  
5) Lazy  
6) The Well Dressed Guitar  
7) When A Blind Man Cries  
8) Space Truckin’  
9) Keyboard Solo  
10) Perfect Strangers  
11) Speed King  
12) Guitar Solo  
13) Smoke On The Water  
14) Hush  
15) Black Night  
16) Highway Star

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