On The Wings of a Russian Foxbat

KBFH Presents: Deep Purple in Concert
US/Canada Jul 1995 KBFH Records/EMI Canada 70710-88002-2-7 [2CD]
On the Wings of a Russian Foxbat: Live in California
UK Jul 1995 Connoisseur Collection DPVSOP-CD-217 [2CD] Japan 199- Teichiku TECX-35042-3 [2CD]

Tommy Bolin (gtr/vcl), David Coverdale (vcl), Glenn Hughes (bss/vcl), Jon Lord (kbr) and Ian Paice (drm). Recorded live by and for the King Biscuit Flower Hour at Long Beach Arena on 27th February 1976 - except two tracks (see below) which are taken from Springfield MA, 26th January 1976. Album compiled and coordinated by Mike Howell and Simon Robinson.

The above two titles signify the same album. The King Biscuit Flower Hour radio show recorded a concert with DP in Springfield on 26 January 1976. This was later tampered with and eventually deemed unsuitable for release. Thus a second concert was recorded at Long Beach Arena on 27 February 1976, which constitutes the bulk of this CD - some bits from the Springfield gig were saved and added as bonus tracks. The European & US releases have different packages, track lists & titles, the former is called Deep Purple: On the Wings of a Russian Foxbat, while the latter is called King Biscuit Flower Hour Presents: Deep Purple in Concert. They might also be mixed differently. The sleeve notes on the US release are written by Bruce Pilato and contain excerpts from some Glenn Hughes interview, while the European sleeve notes are written by Simon Robinson. Furtermore, the back cover of the European release states that "Not Fade Away" is included in "Highway Star (version 2)" [track 14] while the booklet says it ain't. The booklet is correct. Also, the US and European releases don't agree on which tracks are bonus tracks - see below.

Tracks on the European release

Tracks on the US release

Bonus tracks recorded at Springfield, Jan 1976.

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