Phoenix Rising (Deep Purple album)

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Phoenix Rising
Live album by Deep Purple
Released 11 May 2011
Recorded Live at the Budokan Theatre, Tokyo, 15 December 1975 & Longbeach Arena, Los Angeles 1976
Genre Hard rock
Length 70:13 (CD) - 142:00 (DVD)
Label Edel
Producer Deep Purple (CD) - Drew Thompson & Tony Edwards (DVD)
Deep Purple Video chronology
History, hits & highlights '68–'76
(2009)
Phoenix Rising
(2011)
Live at Montreux 2011
(2011)

Phoenix Rising is a combo CD/DVD live album by the Mark IV of Deep Purple. It includes the concert film Rises Over Japan, directed by Tony Klinger, and was released in 2011.[1][2] It also includes a new documentary about the 1975/1976 tour.

The concert film was made at Budokan Hall on 15 December 1975. The concert was released on LP in an incomplete form as Last Concert in Japan in 1977 and the whole concert was issued in 2001 as This Time Around: Live in Tokyo.[3] The footage was shot professionally with multiple cameras on 16mm film, despite this, for many years only very poor quality bootleg copies from an obscure Japanese VHS release circulated among fans and collectors. Finally, after over 36 years the concert was restored from the original 31 minute print and released as a bonus feature on the "Deep Purple: Phoenix Rising" Blu-ray Disc in 2011, complete with the original stereo sound mix and a new 5.1 surround sound mix.[4]

In May 2012 "Phoenix Rising" won German Leserwahl award as the Best Music Blu-ray.

Track listing[edit]

DVD and Blu-Ray[edit]

Rises Over Japan
concert
  1. "Burn" (Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice)
  2. "Love Child" (Tommy Bolin, Coverdale)
  3. "Smoke on the Water" (Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Lord, Paice)
  4. "You Keep on Moving" (Coverdale, Hughes)
  5. "Highway Star" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice)
Gettin' Tighter The untold story of the 1975/1976 MKIV World Tour
80 minute music documentary
Extras
Jakarta, December 1975 : Interview with: Jon Lord, Glenn Hughes
Come Taste the Band - Electronic Press Kit. (Track by track interview with Jon Lord and Glenn Hughes)

CD and 2LP[edit]

  1. "Burn" (8:09 Longbeach)
  2. "Getting Tighter" (15:04 Japan)
  3. "Love Child" (4:23 Japan)
  4. "Smoke on the Water" (including "Georgia") (9:29 Japan)
  1. "Lazy" (includes drum solo) (11:41 Japan)
  2. "Homeward Strut" (5:44 Longbeach)
  3. "You Keep on Moving" (5:44 Japan)
  4. "Stormbringer" (9:49 Longbeach)

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple

Chart performance[edit]

Year Chart Position
2011 German Albums Chart 22
2011 Norwegian Albums Chart 38
2011 Austrian Albums Chart 50
2011 Swiss Albums Chart 61
2011 UK Albums Chart 188

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