Come Hell or High Water

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Come Hell or High Water
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Live album by
ReleasedNovember 1994
RecordedHanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany, 16 October and Birmingham NEC, Birmingham, England, 9 November 1993
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length77:19
LabelRCA/BMG
ProducerPat Regan
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Gemini Suite Live
(1993)
Come Hell or High Water
(1994)
King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Deep Purple in Concert
(1995)
Singles from Come Hell or High Water
  1. "Anyone's Daughter" / "Speed King"
    Released: October 1994
Come Hell or High Water
Video by
Released1994
RecordedBirmingham NEC, Birmingham, England, 9 November 1993
GenreHard rock, heavy metal
Length120:00
LabelBMG
DirectorHugh Symonds
ProducerLana Topham
Deep Purple video chronology
Come Hell or High Water
(1994)
Bombay Calling
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic1/5 stars[1]
Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal7/10[2]

Come Hell or High Water is a CD and DVD by the hard rock group Deep Purple. It was recorded on 16 October 1993 in "Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle" in Stuttgart, Germany and in Birmingham on 9 November.

The album is one of the last to feature Ritchie Blackmore, as he quit after the concert on 17 November 1993 in Helsinki, Finland. He was replaced by Joe Satriani for the rest of the tour and later by Steve Morse.

Blackmore's issues with the presence of a cameraman on his side of the stage at the start of the Birmingham concert prompted the guitarist to return to his dressing room until the cameraman was removed. This leads to a longer than usual 'guitar-free' intro into 'Highway Star' and several truncated guitar solo spots through the show. The rest of the band's dissatisfaction with the behaviour of their soon-to-be-departed guitarist is evident in their interviews on the DVD.

The CD features songs from the Stuttgart show, with the exception of "Anyone's Daughter", taken from Birmingham.

The full concert versions of the Stuttgart and Birmingham shows were released in 2006 as a four CD box-set Live in Europe 1993 by Sony/BMG, each concert having its own gatefold sleeve and paper CD-liners. In 2007 each show had a separate release, in a jewel-case, but the Birmingham show was soon deleted, due to Ian Gillan's protest about it being re-released.

CD track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice except where indicated.

  1. "Highway Star" – 6:40
  2. "Black Night" – 5:40
  3. "A Twist in the Tale" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) – 4:27
  4. "Perfect Strangers" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) – 6:52
  5. "Anyone's Daughter" – 3:57
  6. "Child in Time" – 10:48
  7. "Anya" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord) – 12:13
  8. "Speed King" – 7:29
  9. "Smoke on the Water" – 10:26

US/Japanese track listing[edit]

  1. "Highway Star" – 6:40
  2. "Black Night" – 5:40
  3. "A Twist in the Tale" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) – 4:27
  4. "Perfect Strangers" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover) – 6:52
  5. "Anyone's Daughter" – 3:57
  6. "Child in Time" – 10:48
  7. "Anya" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord) – 12:13
  8. a) "Lazy" – 4:18
    b) "Space Truckin'" – 2:39
    c) "Woman from Tokyo" – 1:53
  9. "Speed King" – 7:29
  10. "Smoke on the Water" – 10:26

DVD track listing[edit]

  1. "Highway Star"
  2. "Black Night"
  3. "Talk About Love"
  4. "A Twist in the Tale"
  5. "Perfect Strangers"
  6. "Beethoven's Ninth"
  7. "Knocking at Your Back Door"
  8. "Anyone's Daughter"
  9. "Child in Time"
  10. "Anya"
  11. "The Battle Rages On"
  12. "Lazy"
  13. "Space Truckin'"
  14. "Woman From Tokyo"
  15. "Paint It Black"
  16. "Smoke on the Water"
  • Besides the actual concert, there are interpolated interviews of all the band members, except Ritchie Blackmore.

Personnel[edit]

Deep Purple
Production

Certifications[edit]

Country Award Date Total Sales
Australia Platinum[3] 30 April 2013 35.000 (DVD)
Country Award Date Total Sales
Argentina Gold[4] 21 November 1995 30.000 (Album)
Country Award Date Total Sales
UK Gold[5] 22 July 2013 25.000 (DVD)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Parisien, Roch. "Deep Purple – Come Hell or High Water review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 11 February 2017.
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1 August 2007). The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal: Volume 3: The Nineties. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Collector's Guide Publishing. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-894959-62-9.
  3. ^ Deep Purple Certifications in Australia, ARIA - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2009-07-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) - May 2013 NOTE: AS THIS RECORD WAS CERTIFIED GOLD (17,500 COPIES SOLD) IN 2006, PLATINUM ACCREDITATION IS THE SAME OF 2006.
  4. ^ CAPIF official site. Gold and Platinum databases to be restored soon. http://www.capif.org.ar/
  5. ^ "BPI Certified Awards Database: search for Artist Deep Purple". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 February 2017.

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