Live archive release from one of the all-time great British Rock bands with album sales exceeding 100 million albums since the formed in 1968. Copenhagen 1972 was recorded over 40 years ago, featuring Deep Purple's Mk II line-up (Blackmore-Lord-Paice-Gillan-Glover). This exact line-up released albums that are milestones of rock: In Rock, Machine Head and Fireball. Yes, one might even say that those were the halcyon days of the band which were sparked by the 1969 recruitment of Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, band-mates in Episode Six, to create the so-called Mk II DP line-up. Glover was an excellent bass player and a fine songwriter, but it was singer Gillan who really gave Purple the star quality the first line-up, featuring Rod Evans and Nick Simper, had lacked. They joined forces with Ritchie Blackmore on guitars, the unforgettable Jon Lord on organ and Ian Paice on drums and soon, the Mk II line-up became the most commercially successful up to this point. Earmusic. 2013.