In the Absence of Pink
|In the Absence of Pink|
|Live album by Deep Purple|
|Recorded||Knebworth Festival, UK
22 June 1985
|Deep Purple live albums chronology|
In the Absence of Pink is a live album released by Deep Purple. It was originally recorded by BBC Radio on the reunited Mk II Purple's first U.K. gig after reforming in 1984, at the Knebworth Festival on Saturday 22 June 1985. Several of the supporting artists were also recorded, and they - together with Deep Purple - were broadcast on BBC Radio 1 the following Saturday during a programme called 'Knebworth Through The Night', which ran from 2200-0400.
The original double CD version was released in 1991.
Album content and missing songs
"Under the Gun" for some reason was not recorded by the BBC and with a short version of "Woman from Tokyo" were the only omissions from the normal set-list performed on the world tour. Although "Child in Time" was sometimes featured, it was not performed at this concert.
"Difficult to Cure" is an adaptation of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" from the 9th Symphony and was recorded by Blackmore's Rainbow some years earlier.
The title is taken from the words of Ian Gillan introducing "Gypsy's Kiss". Referring to the rain and the technical problems that delayed the start of the set, he states "What we all need now is a tremendous amount of pink. But, in the absence of pink, here's some blues".
|3.||"Strange Kind of Woman"||8:47|
|4.||"Gypsy's Kiss" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover)||6:20|
|5.||"Perfect Strangers" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover)||6:54|
|7.||"Knocking at Your Back Door" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover)||9:10|
|1.||"Difficult to Cure" (Ludwig van Beethoven, Blackmore, Glover, Don Airey)||9:23|
|5.||"Smoke on the Water"||10:24|
- Deep Purple
- Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
- Ian Gillan - vocals
- Roger Glover - bass
- Jon Lord - keyboards
- Ian Paice - drums