And I find them still good. Stages were just lit in the 70s and 80s only partially what I also like quite. The sound is really good, but this is of course not a studio album by Pink Floyd. And the other two releases of this period (85 Knebworth and Nobody's Perfect (Live 87)) sound rather worse.
The set of 2 CDs and a DVD costs just 15,99 - there should always forbid any criticism. With one perhaps: The set also is still in a colored imaged booklet with its inevitable that music journalists essays. The Deep Purple concerts are actually well documented, yet they do not manage to write it, where and when the concert was recorded. It is now clear that it is one of the 3 concerts in Sydney, probably the last of 14.12.1984. In Australia she completed her time Aufwärmgigs before it went on the big stages to North America and Europe.
The bonus material (23 minutes entertaining documentary) you can watch, you know maybe not necessarily complete, but is obviously VHS-based (what one sees and hears). If you omit it so? Nope. Nice little bonus.
1985 was the comeback of the Deep Purple concert sensation of the year. In Germany they played just 2 huge open-air concerts in Mannheim and Nürnberg - events that I do not really like. But because it Deep Purple were just at that time I did the homicidal 24-trip from Essen to Nuremberg and clothed me back. And I was at least not disappointed by Deep Purple, which offered a long set (the same as here) based on the cornerstone of "Made in Japan" (without the ultra long 72er instrumental passages). In between pieces of "Perfect Strangers" and Rainbows "Difficult To Cure" (Beethoven's Ninth) were interspersed.
Setlisttechnisch and stylistically form these concerts of 84/85 the bridge between the classic 72 / 73er Mk.II sets and what followed from about 1993. There is still the solos and improvisation approaches, but much tighter than in the 70s. However, rather than smoothed as in the 90s. The grandiose "Space Truckin '" wins eg so dramatically over the live versions from the 70s, because halt even what remains of the piece itself left.
The guitar sound, the organ that pops everything even more than today, and I also like (seen often enough) today Airey / Morse Deep Purple. It's just different, but we are now one more time for almost 30 years on. Still, it's nice to hear some things again in (almost) the old aggressiveness and playfulness (Lord!). And videos of the past, there have been only partially (to New, Live & Rare), here there is the first time a complete show.
Really good product where I can think of no reason why you should not buy.
DeepPurple: If you have any more of the variety in stock, then bring it on.