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Live at the Olympia '96 is a live double album by British hard rock band Deep Purple. It was recorded at the Olympia in Paris on 17 June 1996 during the Purpendicular tour and released in 1997.

Live at the Olympia '96
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Live album by
Released9 June 1997
Recorded17 June 1996
VenueThe Olympia, Paris, France
GenreHard rock
Deep Purple live albums chronology
Mk III: The Final Concerts
Live at the Olympia '96
Total Abandon: Australia '99
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Initial copies of the release have a round sticker on the front of the CD jewel-case, stating 'Official Bootleg'. Whether this was because the band had some issues with the sound-quality is unclear.

One of only three Deep Purple live albums to feature a performance of "Maybe I'm a Leo", the other being Deep Purple in Concert and Live at Montreux 2011.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice except where noted.

Disc 1
2."Maybe I'm a Leo"5:53
3."Ted the Mechanic" (Gillan, Steve Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice)5:06
4."Pictures of Home"5:58
5."Black Night"7:33
6."Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice)11:04
7."Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice)7:24
8."Woman from Tokyo"6:29
9."No One Came"5:53
10."The Purpendicular Waltz" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice)5:11
Disc 2
1."Rosa's Cantina" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice)6:18
2."Smoke on the Water"9:24
3."When a Blind Man Cries"7:17
4."Speed King"11:45
5."Perfect Strangers" (Blackmore, Gillan, Glover)6:43
6."Hey Cisco" (Gillan, Morse, Glover, Lord, Paice)7:27
7."Highway Star"8:08


Deep Purple
Additional musicians

Featured on "Highway Star", "Cascades: I'm Not Your Lover", "No One Came", "The Purpendicular Waltz"

  • Alain Francais - engineer
  • Darren Schneider - premixing at Greg Rike Productions, Florida
  • Rory Young - digital editing
  • Peter Deneberg - digital editing, mixing at Acme Studios, Mamaroneck, New York


Chart (1997) Peak
German Albums Chart[2] 98
UK Albums Chart[citation needed] 183


  1. ^ Miller, Glen. Live at The Olympia '96 at AllMusic
  2. ^ "Album – Deep Purple , Live at The Olympia '96". (in German). Media Control Charts. Retrieved 17 February 2017.