Scandinavian Nights

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Scandinavian Nights
Live album by Deep Purple
Released October 1988
Recorded Konserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 12 November 1970
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock
Length 116:25
Label Connoisseur Collection
Producer Deep Purple
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Nobody's Perfect
(1988)
Scandinavian Nights
(1988)
In the Absence of Pink
(1991)
Live and Rare CD cover
Live in Stockholm CD cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! 3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic 3/5 stars (Live in Stockholm)[3]

Scandinavian Nights is a double live album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple. It was originally recorded by Swedish National Radio for a radio show called Tonkraft at the Stockholm Konserthuset on 12 November 1970, but not released until 1988. The tapes were re-mixed by Tom Leader at Angel Studios in London. It remains the prime example of the early Mk II set list and ferocious concert dynamics. The set list comprises songs from the album Deep Purple in Rock and long instrumentals from earlier albums. The two songs "Mandrake Root" and "Wring that Neck" took up half the concert in the early days, until the Fireball tour.

The US double CD, released in 1992, was titled Live and Rare, while the European double vinyl and double CD, released in 1988, were both titled Scandinavian Nights. The European vinyl release contained a limited edition picture booklet. The track timings printed (on both European vinyl and CD) refer to the length of the actual songs, in-between pauses are not included, but the timings on the US CDs do include the pauses.

The original master tapes were later discovered and remixed for a re-release as Live in Stockholm by Purple Records in 2005, with improved sound quality. While in the original release the song running order was adjusted to fit the timing-restrictions of vinyl, Live in Stockholm features the set list in the correct order.

A new edition of the album, titled Stockholm 1970, was released in 2014 by EDEL as part of "The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series" with additional material: two songs recorded in Paris in 1970; contemporary Jon Lord interview; a bonus DVD with Deep Purple's performance at Granada TV in 1970, previously released on VHS as Doing Their Thing.

Track listings[edit]

Vinyl edition[edit]

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

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Wring That Neck"   Blackmore, Nick Simper, Lord, Paice 34:22
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
2. "Speed King"     10:44
3. "Into the Fire"     4:48
4. "Paint It, Black"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards 9:49
Side three
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Mandrake Root"   Rod Evans, Blackmore, Lord 28:40
Side four
No. Title Length
6. "Child in Time"   20:29
7. "Black Night"   7:34

Live in Stockholm[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "Introduction"   2:12
2. "Speed King"   11:16
3. "Into the Fire"   5:18
4. "Child in Time"   19:04
5. "Wring That Neck"   30:59
Disc two
No. Title Length
6. "Paint It, Black"   12:11
7. "Mandrake Root"   31:41
8. "Black Night"   7:10

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raiteri, Stephen. "Deep Purple Scandinavian Nights review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
  2. ^ Henderson, Paul (19 November 1988). "Deep Purple 'Scandinavian Nights'". Kerrang! 214. London, UK: Spotlight Publications ltd. p. 18. 
  3. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Deep Purple Live in Stockholm 1970 review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-04-02.