Deep Purple Live At Montreux 1996
By the time Deep Purple rolled into Montreux in July 1996 after six months of touring, they were delivering a set that was chock-full of jaw-dropping musicianship. The group were in town to perform as part of the long-established Montreux Jazz Festival, an event held in the city since the mid-sixties, which has attracted top bands and performers from all areas of popular music—jazz, blues, pop, rock, and world.
They kick off with the rarely performed classic "Fireball," a hit for the group back in 1971 which they hadn't performed on stage for almost 25 years. Their set also included the classic tracks "Pictures Of Home" and "When A Blind Man Cries" (from Machine Head), as well as "Black Night" (their first European hit), "Woman From Tokyo" (from Who Do We Think We Are) and a blistering version of "Speed King."