I have also found these picture labels on a Japanese blog. Does that mean there was a first pressing perhaps that used these?
Deep Purple’s last night of their AustralAsia tour live at the Budokan, 15 December 1975
The official multi-track recorder was running backstage to capture material for yet another Japan only live album (to be released March 1977 as Last Concert In Japan, the 1985 31 minute video compilation Rises Over Japan and finally upgraded and including the full show in 2001 as This Time Around: Live in Tokyo ) while recorders were running in the audience as well. Apart from the person taping the source that ended up on GET IT WHILE IT TASTES, Mr. Peach also attended this show and his much better recording was released by Tarantura in 2010 as Made In Tokyo (making it the second recording of an already officially released concert among his tapes, his Cheap Trick capture being the other one).
It looks like Marc released this LP around the early summer of 1976, beating the official album comfortably, although lacking in the fidelity department.
“In a 1995 interview, Glenn Hughes calls Last Concert in Japan an “awful record,” and says that it “should never have been released” because “Tommy couldn’t play.” “
Side 1: Burn / Lady Luck / Love Child / Smoke On The Water / Wild Dogs Side 2: I Need Love-Soldier Of Fortune / You Keep On Moving / Stormbringer / Highway Star
The set list:
Smoke On The Water
I Need Love
Soldier Of Fortune
Lazy (incl. Drum Solo)
Owed To ‘G’
This Time Around
You Keep On Moving
Vicky Vinyl must have gotten hold of this title around the same time as MARC’s Suzi Quatro release – 1977, I would guess:
Apart from “Stormbringer”, the bootleg and the official LP selected the same tracks.
Deep Purple fans must be among the least shy to stick a bootleg under an original member’s nose and ask to have it signed: