Live at The Olympia '96

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Live at the Olympia '96
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Live album by Deep Purple
Released 9 June 1997
Recorded 17 June 1996
Venue The Olympia, Paris, France
Genre Hard rock
Length 122:40
Label Thames
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Mk III: The Final Concerts
Live at the Olympia '96
Total Abandon: Australia '99
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Live at the Olympia '96 is a live double album by British hard rock band Deep Purple. It was recorded at the Olympia in Paris on 17 June 1996 during the Purpendicular tour and released in 1997.

Initial copies of the release have a round sticker on the front of the CD jewel-case, stating 'Official Bootleg'. Whether this was because the band had some issues with the sound-quality is unclear.

One of only three Deep Purple live albums to feature a performance of "Maybe I'm a Leo", the other being Deep Purple in Concert and Live at Montreux 2011.

Track listing[edit]

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

Disc 1
No. Title Length
1. "Fireball" 5:01
2. "Maybe I'm a Leo" 5:53
3. "Ted the Mechanic" (Gillan, Steve Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) 5:06
4. "Pictures of Home" 5:58
5. "Black Night" 7:33
6. "Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) 11:04
7. "Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) 7:24
8. "Woman from Tokyo" 6:29
9. "No One Came" 5:53
10. "The Purpendicular Waltz" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) 5:11
Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Rosa's Cantina" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) 6:18
2. "Smoke on the Water" 9:24
3. "When a Blind Man Cries" 7:17
4. "Speed King" 11:45
5. "Perfect Strangers" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) 6:43
6. "Hey Cisco" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice) 7:27
7. "Highway Star" 8:08


Deep Purple
Additional musicians

Featured on "Highway Star", "Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover", "No One Came", "The Purpendicular Waltz"

  • Alain Francais - engineer
  • Darren Schneider - premixing at Greg Rike Productions, Florida
  • Rory Young - digital editing
  • Peter Deneberg - digital editing, mixing at Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, New York


Chart (1997) Peak
German Albums Chart[2] 98
UK Albums Chart[citation needed] 183


  1. ^ Miller, Glen. Live at The Olympia '96 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Album – Deep Purple , Live at The Olympia '96". (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 17 February 2017.