Deep Purple – Made In Japan (1972) [Deluxe Edition 2014]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 152:23 minutes | 3,34 GB | Genre: Rock
Official Digital Download – Source: LINN Records.com | Front cover
This deluxe edition includes a new remix of Deep Purple’s classic live album, as well the new remaster of the original 1972 mix, both in Studio Master quality. Frequently cited as one of the greatest live albums of all time, ‘Made In Japan’ captures Deep Purple at their entertaining best.
This double live album features the highlights from three immense shows: 17th August in Tokyo, 15th and 16th of that same month in Osaka, 1972. Three amazing shows with Deep Purple unleashed, incredibly inspired on each number. The stunning energy and passion of these live versions is far superior to the studio originals, much faster, intense and heavy. The epic opening track ‘Highway Star’ or the classic ‘Smoke On The Water’, for instance, are totally raw, devastating, featuring those abrasive raging riffs of Blackmore completely insatiable, shredding like mad. The aggression and violence of these tunes increased on stage, the band sounds completely motivated and furious, much more than in the studio. This albums demonstrates Deep Purple have always been a live band, they don’t need studio tricks and stupidities in their music, no overdubs, just honesty and brilliance, proving their true potential in front of their fans. Tracks like ‘Child In Time’ or ‘Lazy’ are an exhibition of that outstanding talent, superior virtuosism and creativity, with those extended instrumental passages you won’t find in their studio LPs, those endless improvised jams plenty of technique and exquisite musicianship. An absolutely unpredictable set-list of renewed classics that give the chance to every band member to demonstrate their abilities. Gillan’s finest vocal work ever and most astonishing screaming display can be found on ‘Strange Kind Of Woman’, which still nowadays sounds so wild. ‘The Mule’ as well, with that lengthy skilled impressive drum solo of Paice going crazy is pure art and delight. And ‘Space Truckin” offers the best finale possible, the epitome of 70’s heavy metal instrumental supremacy in twenty minutes of total catharsis, complexity and improvisation.
01 – Highway Star
02 – Child In Time
03 – Smoke On The Water
04 – The Mule
05 – Strange Kind Of Woman
06 – Lazy
07 – Space Truckin’
08 – Highway Star
09 – Child In Time
10 – Smoke On The Water
11 – The Mule
12 – Strange Kind Of Woman
13 – Lazy
14 – Space Truckin’
Recorded live August 15-17, 1972 at Festival Hall and Budokan in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan.
Tracks 1-7 > Remixed & Remastered by Kevin Shirley.
Tracks 7-14 > Original 1972 Mix, Remastered by Martin Pullen.