Bombay Calling: Live In Bombay '95
Having evolved in 1968, Deep Purple has become one of the great rock acts of all time. 30 years later, and with 130 million album sales, Deep Purple continues to deliver their brand of sophisticated rock 'n roll. With the musical landscape changing in the late 80's and early 90's, the band continued to play to huge audiences around the world. With legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore leaving the band in 1993, this acted as a catalyst for the band to discover unchartered territories. First with guitar guru Joe Satriani as a temporary replacement, and ultimately with Steve Morse, Deep Purple has spent the past 5 years demonstrating the awesome energy and intensity that has earned them their legendary rock superstar status.
"Bombay Calling: Live In Bombay '95" was recorded early in 1995, when the band took to the road to showcase some of the tracks that would later make it on to their critically acclaimed 1996 album "Pupendicular". Amazingly, the master video tapes for this performance were found lying around in an old cardboard box late in November 1999, and were long though lost. Apart from some audio abnormalities in the first minute of the show, the tapes provide a rare insight into the extraordinary talents of this truly great rock band. Given the fact that Steve Morse had only performed a handful of gigs, the raw energy and power is extraordinary.
With the added twist, this Indian show was to supportia local charity. The Indian press gave the band extensive and unparalleled coverage, with many reviews claiming it to be the best rock show ever staged in India.
Special DVD features include: Dolby Digital Stereo.
The DVD includes the songs "Fireball", "Maybe I'm A Leo", "Black Knight", "The Battle Rages On", "Woman From Tokyo", "Purpendicular Waltz", "When A Blind Man Cries", "Perfect Strangers", "Pictures Of Home", "Child In Time", "Anya", "Space Trucking", "Steve Morse (Guitar Solo)", "Lazy", "Speed King", "Highway Star" and "Smoke On The Water".