In November 1984, the Mk II Deep Purple line-up of Blackmore-Gillan-Glover-Lord-Paice reconvened in style for the album 'Perfect Strangers.'
Even as Gillan became a rock god with Deep Purple, he starred in the famous musical's cast album.
From powerhouse belters to multi-octave vocalists with mind-boggling versatility, the best male rock singers have left their mark on music history.
The album and Blu-ray feature performances from Gillan's orchestral 2016 tour of Eastern Europe with a band including Purple colleague Don Airey.
Few players have infused rock music with the potent mixture of classical and blues influences that Lord did.
The legend of 'Smoke On The Water' sometimes overshadows the song's unusual chart history.
The much-acclaimed guitarist also worked with Atomic Rooster and The Electric Gypsies among others.
The Mk I line-up's show at the famed venue was part of their new focus on the American market.
'Stormbringer' was the second Purple album to feature Mk II staples Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice along with David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes.
Watch the new split-screen footage of the Mk II line-up in their early pomp.
The eight albums cover the band's 1972-77 period and their Mk II, III and IV line-ups.
After the 'Perfect Strangers' reunion, Deep Purple were back on album duty little more than two years later with 'The House Of Blue Light.'
Legendary heavy rockers Deep Purple are set to play a special live concert for BBC Radio 2's In Concert series on 16 November 2017
Deep Purple have landed their first UK top ten album for nearly 30 years, as their 20th studio album inFinite enters the survey at No. 6,
Deep Purple have gone some way to alleviating fans' tangible concerns that the title of their tour, The Long Goodbye, suggested their days may be numbered.