Episode #52 – Captain Beyond – Dawn Explosion (with Nick Jones from Pod of Thunder)

The Deep Purple Podcast

Show Notes

Episode #52

“Captain Beyond – Dawn Explosion”

April 20, 2020

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Show Updates:

Lead up to the Album:

The Captain Beyond Story researched by Hartmut Kreckel


Bass, Ensemble [String], Vocals – Lee Dorman

Drums, Percussion [All], Vocals – Bobby Caldwell (2)

Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Slide Guitar – Rhino*

Lead Vocals – Willy Daffern

Producer – Captain Beyond, John Stronach

Album Art & Booklet Review

Design [Album] – Pacific Eye And Ear*

Illustration – Carl Ramsey (2)

Album Tracks:

Side one:

Do or Die (Caldwell, Daffern, Reinhardt)

Icarus (Caldwell, Dorman, Reinhardt)

Not played Live

Sweet Dreams (Caldwell, Dorman, Reinhardt)

Fantasy (Caldwell, Daffern, Reinhardt)

Side two:

Breath of Fire, Part 1 & 2 (Caldwell, Daffern, Reinhardt)

If You Please (Caldwell, Daffern, Dorman, Reinhardt)

Midnight Memories (Reinhardt)

Oblivion (Caldwell, Dorman, Reinhardt)

Reception and Review

The Captain Beyond Story researched by Hartmut Kreckel

This Week in Purple History . . .

April 20 through April 26

April 20, 1968 – Roundabout plays their first show at Parkskolen-Vestpoppen in Tastrup, Denmark

April 22, 1997 – Blackmore’s Night releases “Shadow of the Moon”

April 26, 2013 – Deep Purple releases “Now What?!”

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Album Liner Notes

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