Scandinavian Nights

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Scandinavian Nights
Scandinavian Nights.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedOctober 1988
RecordedKonserthuset, Stockholm, Sweden, 12 November 1970
GenreHard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock
Length116:25
LabelConnoisseur Collection
ProducerDeep Purple
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Nobody's Perfect
(1988)
Scandinavian Nights
(1988)
In the Absence of Pink
(1991)
Live and Rare CD cover
Deep Purple Liverare.jpg
Live in Stockholm CD cover
DP-Stockholm70.jpg
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Kerrang!3.5/5 stars[2]
Allmusic3/5 stars (Live in Stockholm)[3]

Scandinavian Nights is a double live album by the British hard rock band Deep Purple.

Background[edit]

The album 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 Recording Studios in London. It remains the prime example of the early Mk II set list. 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 when the lineup was able to add more original material.

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. On the original release the song running order was adjusted to fit the timing-restrictions of vinyl,and the first CD edition unnecessarily mimicked this; 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.

The original 1988 album cover was featured in Pitchfork Media's 2005 list of "The Worst Record Covers of All Time".[4]

Track listings[edit]

Vinyl edition[edit]

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

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Wring That Neck"Blackmore, Nick Simper, Lord, Paice34:22
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
2."Speed King" 10:44
3."Into the Fire" 4:48
4."Paint It Black"Mick Jagger, Keith Richards9:49
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
5."Mandrake Root"Rod Evans, Blackmore, Lord28:40
Side four
No.TitleLength
6."Child in Time"20:29
7."Black Night"7:34

Live in Stockholm (2004 Remix)[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleLength
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.TitleLength
6."Paint It, Black"12:11
7."Mandrake Root"31:41
8."Black Night"7:10

Live In Stockholm (2014 Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series)[edit]

Disc one
No.TitleLength
1."Speed King"12:30
2."Into the Fire"5:00
3."Child in Time"19:00
4."Wring That Neck"32:34
5."Paint It, Black"10:44
Disc two
No.TitleLength
6."Mandrake Root"30:37
7."Black Night"7:20
8."Wring That Neck (Live Paris 1970)"11:02
9."Mandrake Root (Live Paris 1970)"14:46
10."1971 Jon Lord Interview"10:46
Bonus DVD [Doing Their Thing - Live at Granada TV 1970]
No.TitleLength
1."Speed King" 
2."Child in Time" 
3."Wring That Neck" 
4."Mandrake Root" 

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple[edit]

Charts[edit]

Re-release[edit]

Year Chart Position
2014 Belgium (Vl) 107
Belgium (Wa) 187

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. |access-date= requires |url= (help)
  3. ^ Unterberger, Richie. "Deep Purple Live in Stockholm 1970 review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2014-04-02.
  4. ^ http://pitchfork.com/features/staff-lists/6194-the-worst-record-covers-of-all-time/