Recorded live at Wembley Arena, London, 20/6/86. Dire Straits, Phil Collins, Big Country, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Tina Turner, Joan Armatrading, Rod Stewart, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Level 42.
To mark her highly publicised performance at the 2011 Classic Brits, DG are releasing this stunning 2CD set of some of her very best recordings. Arranged chronologically, the compilation’s sequence offers a comprehensive look at Anne Sophie Mutter’s Deutsche Grammophon career — from her Mozart debut in 1978 to her Brahms Sonatas in 2010, with all of her musical partners.
Replacing the previous records Cookin' at the Plugged Nickel and Live at the Plugged Nickel, Highlights from the Plugged Nickel collects a handful of tracks from the mammoth eight-CD set The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965. Two of the tracks on Highlights are songs that were issued in their complete versions on the box, but that isn't what makes the album preferable to Cookin' and Live. On Highlights, the fidelity is stunning and the selection is first-rate – the disc flows like one of the original concerts captured on the box. For listeners who don't want to invest in the box, Highlights is a worthwhile purchase.
This is vol. 3 in a series of DVD archive releases aimed to provide Deep Purple fans with DVDs rounding up as much rare footage from the 1968-1976 era as possible. The vol. 3 Archive DVDs contains a large collection of individual performances from TV around Europe, as well as rounding up some of the longer video segments known to exist plus an introduction to the band's history.