Sunday, May 18, 2014
Deep Purple's New Smoke On The Water Video
Director Robbie Newby used archival footage and pictures along with the studio version of the song from the classic LP Machine Head to create the video that paints a portrait of the Mark II version of the band, Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Paice.
Recorded in December 1971, incredibly the song only became in a hit on the Billboard charts when the live version from Made In Japan rocketed into the mainstream. For a significant period, both the studio and live versions were in the US Top 10. source