Live at the Royal Albert Hall (Deep Purple album)

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Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Live album by Deep Purple
Released 8 February, 2000
Recorded 25 September – 26 September 1999
Royal Albert Hall, London
Genre Symphonic rock, hard rock
Label Spitfire
Eagle Rock Entertainment
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Deep Purple: Extended Versions
(2000)
Live at the Royal Albert Hall
(2000)
Live at the Rotterdam Ahoy
(2001)

Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a live album by British hard rock band Deep Purple, recorded on 25 September – 26 September 1999 at the Royal Albert Hall in London with the London Symphony Orchestra, and released on 8 February, 2000 on Spitfire records.

The album was a project started in 1999 by keyboardist Jon Lord, who sought to recreate the band's innovative 1969 album, Concerto for Group and Orchestra, of which the original score was lost. With the help of Marco de Goeij, a fan who was also a musicologist and composer, the two painstakingly recreated the lost score, and Lord elected to have the band perform it once more at the Royal Albert Hall, but this time with the London Symphony Orchestra rather than the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and with Paul Mann as conductor rather than Malcolm Arnold. The concert also featured songs from each member's solo careers, as well as a short Deep Purple set, and guest musicians such as Ronnie James Dio, the Steve Morse Band, and Sam Brown. In early 2001, two similar concerts were also performed in Tokyo, and were released as part of the The Soundboard Series box set.

A DVD of the performance was also released, entitled In Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Pictured Within" (Jon Lord) – 8:38
  2. "Wait a While" (Lord, Sam Brown) – 6:44
  3. "Sitting in a Dream" (Roger Glover) – 4:01
  4. "Love Is All" (Glover, Eddie Hardin) – 4:40
  5. "Via Miami" (Ian Gillan, (Roger Glover) – 4:51
  6. "That's Why God Is Singing the Blues" (Dave Corbett) – 4:02
  7. "Take It off the Top" (Steve Morse) – 4:43
  8. "Wring That Neck" (Ritchie Blackmore, Nick Simper, Lord, Ian Paice) – 4:38
  9. "Pictures of Home" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 9:56

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Mov. 1" (Lord) – 17:03
  2. "Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Mov. 2" (Gillan, Lord) – 19:43
  3. "Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Mov. 3" (Lord) – 13:28
  4. "Ted the Mechanic" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 4:50
  5. "Watching the Sky" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 5:38
  6. "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 7:44
  7. "Smoke on the Water" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 6:43


Single-album version[edit]

Entitled In Concert with the London Symphony Orchestra, released in 1999.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Mov. 1" (Lord) – 17:03
  2. "Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Mov. 2" (Gillan, Lord) – 19:43
  3. "Concerto for Group and Orchestra, Mov. 3" (Lord) – 13:28
  4. "Wring That Neck" (Ritchie Blackmore, Nick Simper, Lord, Ian Paice) – 4:38
  5. "Pictures of Home" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 9:56
  6. "Smoke on the Water" (Gillan, Blackmore, Glover, Lord, Paice) – 6:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Ian Gillan - vocals
  • Steve Morse - guitar
  • Roger Glover - bass
  • Jon Lord - keyboards
  • Ian Paice - drums
  • Paul Mann - Conductor

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Aitch McRobbie - vocals
  • Margo Buchanan - vocals
  • Pete Brown - vocals
  • Mario Argandona - vocals, percussion
  • Sam Brown - vocals, vocal on "Wait A While"
  • Miller Anderson - vocal on "Pictured Within"
  • Ronnie James Dio - vocals on "Sitting In A Dream", "Love Is All"
  • Graham Preskett - violin on "Love Is All"
  • Steve Morris - guitar on "That's Why God Is Singing The Blues"
  • Eddie Hardin - piano on "Love Is All"
  • Annie Whitehead - trombone
  • Paul Spong - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Roddy Lorime - trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Simon C. Clarke - baritone, alto sax, flute
  • Tim Sanders - tenor, soprano sax
  • Dave LaRue - bass
  • Van Romaine - drums

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2000 German Albums Chart 32
2000 Swiss Albums Chart 65
2000 Dutch Albums Chart 86
2000 UK Albums Chart 101

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