The first in a series of 10 archival Deep Purple concert albums will arrive in stores late next month. ‘Live in Paris 1975′ is slated for release on January 29th, and will come as a two-CD set and a digital download. The album is a remixed and remastered collection of tunes that originally was issued on the Purple Records imprint.
Live in Paris captures an April 17, 1975, show that the hard rock legends played at Paris’ Palais des Sports. The concert was the last one guitarist Ritchie Blackmore played with the band before leaving to form Rainbow. At the time of the gig, Deep Purple featured its “Mark III” lineup, which also include future Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale, bassist/singer Glenn Hughes, keyboardist Jon Lord and drummer Ian Paice.
Among the classic tunes featured on the Live in Paris 1975, which is the first installment of The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series, are “Smoke on the Water,” “Highway Star,” “Space Truckin'” and “Burn’.
The current Deep Purple lineup have completed their new album, which should be out this April.