Come Hell or High Water

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Come Hell or High Water
Live album by Deep Purple
Released November 1994
Recorded 16 October and 9 November 1993
Genre Hard rock
Length 77:19
Label BMG/RCA
Producer Pat Regan
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Live in Japan
(1993)
Come Hell or High Water
(1994)
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Deep Purple in Concert
(1995)
Come Hell or High Water
Video by Deep Purple
Released 1994
Recorded Birmingham NEC, Birmingham, England, 9 November 1993
Genre Hard rock
Length 120:00
Label BMG
Director Hugh Symonds
Producer Lana Topham
Deep Purple chronology
Come Hell or High Water
(1994)
Bombay Calling
(1995)

Come Hell or High Water is a CD and DVD by the hard rock group Deep Purple. It was recorded on 16 October 1993 in "Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle" in Stuttgart, Germany and in Birmingham on 9 November.

The album is one of the last to feature Ritchie Blackmore, as he quit after the concert on 17 November 1993 in Helsinki, Finland. He was replaced by Joe Satriani for the rest of the tour and later by Steve Morse.

Blackmore's issues with the presence of a cameraman on his side of the stage at the start of the Birmingham concert prompted the guitarist to return to his dressing room until the cameraman was removed. This leads to a longer than usual 'guitar-free' intro into 'Highway Star' and several truncated guitar solo spots through the show. The rest of the band's dissatisfaction with the behavior of their soon to be departed guitarist is evident in their interviews on the DVD.

The CD features songs from the Stuttgart show, with the exception of "Anyone's Daughter", taken from Birmingham.

The full concert versions of the Stuttgart and Birmingham shows were released in 2006 as a four CD box-set Live in Europe 1993 by Sony/BMG, each concert having its own gatefold sleeve and paper CD-liners. In 2007 each show had a separate release, in a jewel-case, but the Birmingham show was soon deleted, due to Ian Gillan's protest about it being re-released.

CD track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice except where indicated.

  1. "Highway Star" – 6:40
  2. "Black Night" – 5:40
  3. "A Twist in the Tale" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) – 4:27
  4. "Perfect Strangers" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) – 6:52
  5. "Anyone's Daughter" – 3:57
  6. "Child in Time" – 10:48
  7. "Anya" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord) – 12:13
  8. "Speed King" – 7:29
  9. "Smoke on the Water" – 10:26

US/Japanese track listing[edit]

  1. "Highway Star" – 6:40
  2. "Black Night" – 5:40
  3. "A Twist in the Tale" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) – 4:27
  4. "Perfect Strangers" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) – 6:52
  5. "Anyone's Daughter" – 3:57
  6. "Child in Time" – 10:48
  7. "Anya" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord) – 12:13
  8. a) "Lazy" – 4:18
    b) "Space Truckin'" – 2:39
    c) "Woman from Tokyo" – 1:53
  9. "Speed King" – 7:29
  10. "Smoke on the Water" – 10:26

DVD Track listing[edit]

  1. "Highway Star"
  2. "Black Night"
  3. "Talk About Love"
  4. "A Twist in the Tale"
  5. "Perfect Strangers"
  6. "Beethoven's Ninth"
  7. "Knocking at Your Back Door"
  8. "Anyone's Daughter"
  9. "Child in Time"
  10. "Anya"
  11. "The Battle Rages On"
  12. "Lazy"
  13. "Space Truckin'"
  14. "Woman From Tokyo"
  15. "Paint It Black"
  16. "Smoke on the Water"
  • Besides the actual concert, there are interpolated interviews of all the band members except Ritchie Blackmore.

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple

Certifications[edit]

Country Award Date Total Sales
Australia Platinum[1] 30 April 2013 35.000 (DVD)
Country Award Date Total Sales
Argentina Gold[2] 21 November 1995 30.000 (Album)
Country Award Date Total Sales
UK Gold[3] 22 July 2013 25.000 (DVD)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deep Purple Certifications in Australia, ARIA - http://www.aria.com.au/pages/aria-charts-accreditations.htm - May 2013 NOTE: AS THIS RECORD WAS CERTIFIED GOLD (17,500 COPIES SOLD) IN 2006, PLATINUM ACCREDITATION IS THE SAME OF 2006.
  2. ^ CAPIF official site. Gold and Platinum databases to be restored soon. http://www.capif.org.ar/
  3. ^ http://www.bpi.co.uk/certified-awards.aspx/

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