/ New York DVD : History of the footage
first section was filmed in the Danish capital Copenhagen
on March 1st 1972 at the The KÝbenhavns Boldklub sports
centre. Only an excerpt from the show was screened, and
it was not until the early eighties that the full show
came to light again.
video was issued in 1987 in Japan only - titled "Machine
Head Live". Three years later it came out in Europe as
"Scandinavian Nights : Live In Denmark March 1972". Japan
later issued the concert on laser disc and then DVD.
this release, the first on DVD outside Japan, the producers
had access to the original video reels to enable the very
best quality digital transfer.
film represents, as far as is known, the only complete visual
document of a Deep Purple Mk 2 concert.
second section was filmed in the concert hall of Hofstra
University, a large campus in New York State, on the 28th
or 29th May 1973. A 25 minute segment was edited down for
the American TV show "In Concert" and screened in July.
Sadly the rest of the footage was not kept.
is the first time the entire surviving footage has ever
been released and is the only time Mk 2's seminal number
"Smoke On The Water" was caught on film. By the time of
this show Ian Gillan had handed in his notice and a month
later the Mk 2 line-up disbanded.
/ New York DVD : Proposed audio options.
audio on the Denmark and New York shows will be available
in three options.
: this is the original format.
5.1 Dolby Digital Surround / 5.1 DTS Digital Surround
new technology allows 5.1 to be generated from stereo.
It's obviously not the same as mixing from a multi-track
source, but does give very acceptable results.