Deep Purple Aiming For Early 2011 Release Of ‘Gettin’ Tighter’ DVD
August 16, 2010
Set for release in early 2011, ‘Gettin’ Tighter’ documents Deep Purple’s turbulent last year before the band split initially in 1976.
Exclusive new interviews with Glenn Hughes and founder member Jon Lord that open the lid on the problems that beset the band as they toured around the world: Death, drugs and devastation, which led to their ultimate demise. Archive footage from the tour includes interviews with Tommy Bolin, David Coverdale and Ian Paice, while rare and previously unreleased concert footage includes performances of Purple classics ‘Smoke On The Water’, ‘Burn’ and ‘Highway Star’. Live versions of ‘Love Child’ and ‘You Keep On Moving’ from the MKIV line-up’s one and only album ‘Come Taste The Band’ also feature as part of the previously unreleased film ‘Deep Purple Rises In Japan’ – included in full, within this DVD.
HenneMusic.com reports that in ’75, the revolving door that is/was Purple continued to spin – EXIT: Ritchie Blackmore, who went on to form Rainbow – ENTER: hired gun Tommy Bolin, who had just left The James Gang and signed a solo deal.
DPMK4 featured Bolin, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord and Ian Paice; the lineup was intact for just one album, 1975’s “Come Taste The Band” – the band broke up following their 6-month tour to support the record amid a haze of drugs, death and despair.
At the time, Hughes was dealing with a cocaine issue, while Bolin had a hidden heroin problem; as a result, the tour was a rough affair, and performances were very hit-and-miss.
“Gettin’ Tighter” will feature footage of Purple’s infamous visit to Indonesia in December ’75; events surrounding the two shows at the Senyan Sports Stadium in Jakarta were surreal.