At long last some 2019 update from the DP overseas:Quote
Deep Purple's Jakarta Nightmare (1975)
Production is underway at long last here ....This is a massive project and involves the tragic death of Deep Purple's security officer, Patsy Collins, in December 1975.
Today´s DP Overseas Facebook post has a story about the live debut of MK III in late 1973. It says parts of the Denmark show were captured on Super 8. David do you know any of this?
Maybe they will include it one day in the MIE documentary? Damn will it ever come out?????
David, it was posted today in the Steve Hoffmann Music forum that the Maryland 76 footage, which I presume was supposed to be included in the still unreleased MK IV Jakarta 75 documentary, has entered some legal dispute over copyright. Do you know anything about this? Any news of DP marks III and IV releases whatsoever?
Thanks David for the reply.
Yes we are all aware of the legal issues regarding the Purple 68-76 catalog. But since the DPAS has many times stated and posted on FB that release was about to happen soon (as well as a very reliable source of mine)... I took those "soons" seriously.
David can you give us a little update on the situation with MIE?
Even Glenn is so secretive about it.
Every semester we only hear "soon" as a rumour. The set has been completed for years now. Are the legal Deep Purple issues preventing release? Or is it just Universal who are holding it back for another reason?
Postponed, yet again. This is the most boring thread I have ever startedQuote
This was a very historic moment for the band - The final shows of Deep Purple Mark 2 in Japan 1973. No one knew at the time that Roger Glover had been fired. This is all covered in the next documentary that is being prepared for release, covering the Mark 3 period. We are hopeful of an early 2018 release.
David any word on wht this is taking so long? What is wrong?
David has the Vintage TV storyteller session been posted anywhere in complete form?
Black Country Communion the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Trapeze), drummer Jason Bonham (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Alice Cooper, Billy Idol) and blues-rock guitarist/vocalist Joe Bonamassa, release their long awaited and highly anticipated fourth album, BCC IV, via J&R Adventures on Friday September 22nd 2017. This is the band’s first studio album since 2013’s Afterglow.
Just like its three predecessors, BCC IV was overseen by Kevin Shirley, whose catalogue of hit records for Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Journey, The Black Crowes, has made him the hottest producer that rock music has to offer. Shirley, who originally had the idea of putting Hughes and Bonamassa in a band after seeing them jamming together onstage in Los Angeles back in November 2009 – is the group’s unofficial ‘fifth member’.
Black Country Communion is an earth-shattering combination of American and British rock influences—a bona fide super group that conveys to the world a simple but important message: classic rock is alive and well and in good hands in the 21st century. Their communion together forms something that is greater than the sum of its parts, creating a legacy being cemented within the halls of music history.
The initiative for the new album came from Joe Bonamassa, who contacted the band in 2016 to see if they would be up for going back into the studio to write and record a fourth album. Says Joe, “I just felt the time was right for Black Country Communion to go back into the studio and write and record a new album. When I contacted Glenn, Derek and Jason, they immediately agreed to give it shot. The timing was right.”
During October 2016, when news first broke about the band getting back together, things on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, started blowing up and fan reaction was overwhelming. It was clear to see that BCC fans were hungry for another album. Since then, BCC IV is destined to become one of the he biggest hard rock albums of 2017.
Black Country Communion’s inception took place when front man and bass guitarist Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa fused their styles on stage in Los Angeles in November 2009 for an explosive performance at Guitar Center’s King of the Blues event. With the help and guidance of producer Kevin Shirley, they further added to their rock lineage by recruiting drummer Jason Bonham and keyboardist Derek Sherinian. Taking their name from the industrial area in Britain, and the birthplace of both Hughes and Bonham, Black Country Communion released their self-titled debut album in 2010, and with that, unleashed their brand of take-no-prisoners hard rock to a world thirsting for music with substance.
Following the release of another two studio albums, 2011’s well-received Black Country Communion 2 and 2012’s equally impressive Afterglow, plus a smoldering live CD released in 2011, Live Over Europe, the band has firmly established themselves as one of hard rock’s premier acts. The band took a hiatus in 2013 and focused on their successful solo careers.
BCC has cultivated a reputation not only as amazing songwriters, but as a powerful live act, is only exceeded by their dedication to their craft, and a willingness to challenge and motivate each other to make the best music they can.
When BCC’s self-titled debut album was originally released in September 2010, Classic Rock described it as “Possibly the best hard rock album of 2010,” while MOJO awarded it 4 stars. Music Radar hailed the disc as “a potent and stomping collection of riff-heavy rockers that will undoubtedly stun listeners.”
During its first week of release in the UK, BCC’s debut album hit the #1 spot in the Official Top 40 Rock Album Chart. It was voted #3 in Classic Rock’s “Critics Album of the Year” poll, and listeners of Planet Rock crowned BCC as the Best New Band of 2010. In the States, former VH1 Classic TV show “That Metal Show” dubbed BCC as the “Best New Rock Band of the last 10 Years.”
Issued a mere nine months later, in time for a well received slot at the High Voltage Festival in London, Black Country Communion 2 was darker and deeper than its predecessor. Once again it topped the UK’s Rock Album Chart. The band were also the recipients of the Best Breakthrough Act award at Classic Rock’s prestigious Roll Of Honour Awards. Acknowledging that more than a single listen was required to fully appreciate its “depth and artistry”, the same magazine rightly called ‘BCC2’ “one stone-solid classic song after another.”
Now, seven years on from its inception, Bonamassa feels the time is right to bring the original BCC line-up back for album #4. There’s even talk of some exclusive live shows (to be announced in the coming weeks).
“We had around 4 months to write this album, and I think the results speak for themselves,” comments Glenn Hughes. “All four of us wanted to make a record that stood up to the first three albums, however, the new album is more of a progression, as we wanted to be careful not to repeat the previous albums. A lot has happened since we last recorded the Afterglow album in 2013, so, in many ways, the new album shows BCC with a much harder, riffier and bigger and bolder sound. If you’re looking for a folk album, this ain’t the one.”
The band assembled to record ‘BCC IV’ at Cave Studios in Los Angeles in January 2017. The album was mixed at Cave Studios in Sydney in March. The songs on BCC IV will appeal to all fans of high quality hard rock, also those that admire singers of distinction. Hughes is not known as The Voice of Rock for nothing.
In terms of content, ‘BCC IV’ expands upon the progression that took place between the first three albums. With an abundance of heavy riffs, undeniable hooks, melodic flair and infectious choruses, BCCIV is a spectacular album that gets bigger and bolder with repeated spins.
“I wanted the new album to physically shake your soul. It’s a wake-up call.” explains Hughes.
All songs on the new album were co-written by Glenn Hughes and Joe Bonamassa. Glenn wrote all the lyrics on the album except for the song ‘The Last Song For My Resting Place’ which was written by Joe.
PIano, strings and Celtic motifs? This one is going to sound different!
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Deep Purple at The California Jam as the show finishes ..... what a tale.
We are told that the Mark 3 documentary looks like it be released later this year.
When they announced it for early 2015 it was pretty confirmed it would have come out, and it didn´t. So the "looks like" probably means in another 2 years...
I hope it is as good as "2".
And I´m also waiting for those damn DP MK III and IV documentaries to see the light of the day before the year 2048...
The wait is ridiculous at this point. It was announced for early 2015!
...coupla' good write-ups from the 'Storyteller Session'
WTF? The MKIII documentary won´t be released for a year????
So, any news of what the footage they showed on February 25th was? I am really hoping some more of that Maryland '76 footage with audio emerges soon. Been wanting to see that for about 25 years.
I can confirm that the documentary shown on february 25 was "Lay Down Stay Down, the MK III documentary that will accompaign the Made in Europe box set later this year.