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Come Hell or High Water
Live album by Deep Purple
Released November, 1994
Recorded October 16, 1993
November 9, 1993
Genre Hard rock
Length 77:19
Label BMG/RCA Records
Producer Pat Regan
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Come Hell or High Water
Video by Deep Purple
Released 1994
Recorded Birmingham NEC
Birmingham, England
November 9, 1993
Genre Hard rock
Length 120:00
Label BMG
Director Hugh Symonds
Producer Lana Topham
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Come Hell or High Water is a CD and DVD by the hard rock group Deep Purple. It was recorded on October 16, 1993 in "Hans-Martin-Schleyer-Halle" in Stuttgart, Germany and in Birmingham on November 9.

The album is one of the last to feature Ritchie Blackmore, as he quit after the concert on November 17, 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 behavior of their soon to be departed guitarist is evident in their interviews on the DVD.

The live CD featured edited versions of 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 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

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. a) "Lazy"* – 4:18
    b) "Space Truckin'"* – 2:39
    c) "Woman from Tokyo"* – 1:53
  9. "Speed King (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice)" – 7:29
  10. "Smoke on the Water" – 10:26
  • tracks marked with a (*) were only included in Japanese CD releases (albeit edited versions).
  • The US release is identical to the Japanese as it contains the extra tracks, but the sleeve notes do not list them as tracks.
  • The Canadian release does not contain Lazy/Space Truckin'/Woman From Tokyo medley.

DVD Track listing

  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"
  • DVD was recorded at the NEC, Birmingham on November 9, 1993.
  • Besides the actual concert, there are interpolated interviews of all the band members except Ritchie Blackmore.
  • Directed by Hugh Symonds




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