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Made In Japan

Deep Purple - Made In Japan
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 104 ratings
1972 Ratings: #35
Liked by 19 people
December 1, 1972 / Release Date
Live / Format
Hard Rock / Genre
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Deep Purple play their most popular songs live in Japan, and they FUCKING KILL IT!!!

I don't really know what to say about this album other than, it's freakin' amazing! This may be my new favourite live album. There's just so much to love about this: the performances are near flawless, and the songs chosen for the album were perfect.

It's honestly really surprising knowing that these songs were recorded on different days. Like, Smoke On The Water and The Mule were recorded two days apart, and ... read more


Heavy metal pioneers Deep Purple's "Made in Japan" is one of if not the best live album of all time, in my opinion.
These songs were played in different shows in Tokyo and Osaka in the summer of 1972, but one wouldn't notice they're from different sets at all just from listening to the album. These tracks flow seamlessly into eachother, and the performances are consistent in their high quality. Ian Gillan sounds like he's stoked to be there, and there's such an insane chemistry ... read more


I don't even really like Deep Purple but you this is a fun listen




Some of the most talented musical artists perform by far one of the best rock performances ever.


Definition of a jam session, seems like they are just jamming have a good ol time and I'm here for the ride

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Track List

  1. Highway Star 6:42
  2. Child In Time 12:17
  3. Smoke On The Water 7:36
  4. The Mule 9:27
  5. Strange Kind Of Woman 9:52
  6. Lazy 10:26
  7. Space Truckin' 19:52
  8. Black Night [Encore] 6:18
  9. Speed King [Encore] 7:24
  10. Lucille [Encore] 8:01

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Added on: September 21, 2014