Deep Purple Purple Reign XL 1609

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Japan: 2nd half of 1985

The Perfect Stranger Tour, heavily mined by bootleggers in Europe, US and Japan stopped in Japan in May of 1985

Matrix (Side A): Z G V 〄Ⓑ XL-1609A 111+D – (Side B): Z XL-1609B 111+
(Side C): Z V 〄Ⓑ XL-1610A 111+D – (Side D): Z XL-1610B 111+

Source: I have found no website refuting that this is in fact not as stated on the back cover, the first night at Long Beach Arena on 01 February 1985. The only mystery here being mystery track “Who Do We Think We Are” on side one. So, until we have proof that this is incorrect, we are going with that.

1609 A: Highway Star / Nobody’s Home / Strange Kind Of Woman / Who Do We Think We Are / Blues / A Gypsy’s Kiss     
1609 B: Perfect Strangers / Under The Gun / Lazy / Child In Time Pt. 1     
1610 A: Child In Time Pt. 2 / Knocking At Your Back Door / Difficult To Cure / Space Truckin’ Pt. 1     
1610 B: Space Truckin’ Pt. 2 / Woman From Tokyo / Speed King / Smoke On The Water

Quality ratings: “Although the sound is distant feeling, it lacks a little force” – Ëxs” in HOTWACKS

 

Deep Purple
February 1, 1985
Long Beach Arena
Long Beach, California, USA
Tour: Perfect Strangers

Recording type: Audience
Total running time: 116:49

Track listing:
Highway Star
Nobody’s Home
Strange Kind Of Woman
Blues
A Gypsy’s Kiss
Perfect Strangers
Under The Gun
Lazy (w/Ian Paice Drum Solo)
Child In Time
Knocking At Your Back Door
Difficult To Cure (w/Jon Lord Keyboard Solo)
Space Truckin’
Woman From Tokyo
Speed King
Smoke On The Water

Show comments:
Great show and recording from the Perfect Strangers tour. The recording is excellent but it does have a few flaws but nothing major.

 

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2 comments
  1. This is indeed from Long Beach on 1 February 1985. “Who Do We Think We Are” is referring to a line from Jesus Christ Superstar (the rock opera which Ian Gillan performed in as Jesus in 1970) that the band play during “Strange Kind of Woman”.

    • Thank you so much for your much appreciated confirmation and explanation.

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