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Made In Japan

Deep Purple

1972

Made In Japan

Album Summary

Made in Japan is a double live album by English rock band Deep Purple, recorded during their first tour of Japan in August 1972. It was originally released in December 1972, with a US release in April 1973, and became a commercial and critical success. The band were well known for their strong stage act, and had privately recorded several shows, or broadcast them on radio, but were unenthusiastic about recording a live album until their Japanese record company decided it would be good for publicity. They insisted on supervising the live production, including using Martin Birch, who had previously collaborated with the band, as engineer, and were not particularly interested in the album's release, even after recording. The tour was successful, with strong media interest and a positive response from fans. The album was an immediate commercial success, particularly in the US, where it was accompanied by the top five hit "Smoke on the Water", and became a steady seller throughout the 1970s. A three-CD set of most of the tour's performances was released in 1993, while a remastered edition of the album with a CD of extra tracks was released in 1998. In 2014, a deluxe edition was announced with further bonus material. The album had a strong critical reception and continues to attract praise. A Rolling Stone readers' poll in 2012 ranked Made in Japan the sixth best live album of all time.

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Rating

3.34

Votes

5270

Genres

  • Hard Rock
  • Metal
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Fri May 14 2021
1

We get it. You’re good at playing your instruments. We literally get it.

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Thu May 20 2021
3

It’s good but then it’s all “play that one bit for 10 minutes” and I got bored

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Fri May 14 2021
2

Problem isn't the excessively silly solos and virtuoso prog. Those are the fun bits. But they're also only the trimmings. The rest of the bird--rhythm, melody, gestalt--is alarmingly absent. And whether a song is 12:02 or 02:12 you can't paper over that. However... However, however, however... At least these dorks don't try that stuff and fail miserably. (Yes, I'm being an apologist). They just ignore it completely and bear down on what they can do. In a way, that's better. I guess. I mean, probably not. But I've said it now. Anyway, it means we get unbelievable songs like Smoke On The Water (by which I mean it's unbelievable that such a great riff can be part of such an indifferent song) so it can't be all bad. Except it can. Probably is. But I liked it enough anyway.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
1

In 2004, MF DOOM and Madlib teamed up to release Madvillainy, a landmark album in the underground hip hop scene. Its influence in that sphere was immediate, and along with the two other albums he released in that year, Madvillainy cemented DOOM as a singular force in hip hop history. Madvillainy saw DOOM leaning into his meticulously-crafted supervillain persona, aided by Madlib's madcap sampling to become an auditory comic book. The album features appearances from Madlib's rap moniker Quasimoto and DOOM's alter ego (and second namesake nod to Marvel's Dr. Doom) Viktor Vaughn. Over the years, Madvillainy grew broadly esteemed across all genres, and today it is widely regarded as a masterpiece—arguably the pinnacle of both artists' illustrious and individually-impressive careers. But Madvillainy isn't on this list. Instead, we get a live album from Deep Purple. It's seven tracks, and four of the seven we already heard on Machine Head. It's my new lowest rated album, worse than Scott Walker because it's a redundancy. This is my nightmare. Favorite tracks: Mule. Album art: Don't care at all. 0.5/5

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Thu Dec 03 2020
5

The mother of all live albums.

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Wed Jan 27 2021
2

Bland boomer dad rock.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
5

One of habitual contenders for best live rock album of all times. And deservedly so.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
3

“Made in Japan” by Deep Purple (1972) As live albums go, this one is excellent, but it still has the weaknesses inherent in all live rock recordings. The 2014 remaster is a great improvement over the original, and the Osaka, Japan audience is generally better behaved than your typical American audience, so it’s not as bad as many other live albums. “Smoke on the Water” is of course, a classic. But even here, the audience clapping on the intro drags against the tempo. Plus, the gain is a little light. Everyone needs to listen to this track especially. Over and over. Hard Rock History 101. 3/5

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Wed Sep 08 2021
3

Pretty good album, but I feel like the bar should be considerably higher for a live album to make this list. Outside of Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, I'd be hard pressed to think of one that has the significance to be on here. The Quintet's Jazz At Massey Hall?

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Tue Feb 23 2021
2

It's like being at a concert, without any of the context that makes it exciting! I'm not a huge DP fan to begin with. This wasn't bad, but I can't see myself listening to it again just for laughs.

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Tue Mar 30 2021
2

Would just prefer the album cuts

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Wed Mar 23 2022
2

yesterday afternoon i wrote a grumpy review asking why a live album by The Who would make the cut, only to be presented with an extra long live Deep Purple album. i’m sure it would have been awesome to be at this concert in person. and the album would probably be great to listen to if you had seen them live, But for me, it takes a lot of imagination to really enjoy this highly indulgent rock with crazy long drum and guitar solos. this is an album for Deep Purple fans, not for everyone to ,listen to before they die.

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

So good! Ritchie Blackmore and John Lord absolutely burning it up on some of my favorite Deep Purple tracks done live with a ton of energy.

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

Wat een live-band! prachtige drumsolo!

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

Now we're talking. One of the greatest live albums of all time. Just listen to to that drumming of Ian Paice. Blackmore on Guitar and Gillan's singing on child in time. EPIC! Five Stars. Jon Lord on organ and Glover on Bass. A classic album, if ever I heard one. Worth it for Highway Star only.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

One of the greatest live albums ever and a favourite of mine for years. I love every note, from the hard rocking of Blackmore's guitar to the bleepy, bloopy proggy noodling of Lord's Hammond organ. I prefer the original album to the deluxe version, so for the true experience I only listened as far as the end of Space Truckin'. The tighter 1 hour run time is a much better package and perfectly formed. Anything else is just too much imo.

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Sat Nov 27 2021
5

Absolute monster shred fest. Super tight and tuned in. Love all the call and response solos. I think it might be too long for five stars but I'm giving it anyway cause of Smoke on the Water.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
4

Mesmerizing, mind blowing how this is a live cd, it sounds so good sometimes it sounds like a studio version. The energy is awesome, they improvised some parts and it sounds so natural and fun. This is my first listen to a deep purple record and I enjoyed it, might have to give an actual studio record a listen. The 20 minute version of space truckin was epic, I love how the audience fell silent for a couple seconds at the end because of the history they just witnessed.

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

Awesome album. Classic for a reason. Really long tracks but an amazing live album. Shredding guitar solos + great drums make me wish I was there. Fave track is Smoke on the water of course, but also thoroughly enjoyed the drum solo.

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Fri May 14 2021
2

I used to rather like Deep Purple as a lad. So I do have some residual fondness for them hanging around. On this occasion I struggled to muster up the strength to get past a couple of songs. I would’ve been on board had it been a more concise studio album. (Why do I think that album should have an N on the end??) I guess some bands really live and breathe the live show and this is true enough for....ah who am I kidding, I didn’t listen to it.

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Fri May 21 2021
2

Obviously incredibly talented instrumentalists. And I enjoyed listening Child in Time and The Mule. But I felt the album as a whole was underwhelming and I'm not sure why. Maybe I just expected everything to sound like Smoke on the Water.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
2

Smoke on the water is classic. Rest of it was decent rock music.

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Tue Nov 03 2020
5

Top notch

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Sat Mar 20 2021
5

One. Of. The. Best.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
5

Fuck yes

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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

Lovely recording, inspiring me to start looking for some more Deep Purple music.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
5

I love Deep Purple

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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

QUALITY

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Wed Apr 07 2021
5

Puto discazo

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Fri Mar 05 2021
5

Wow. I didn’t expect much, but found this early metal album to be exceptionally good.

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Wed Mar 10 2021
5

Rocks hard

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Tue Jan 19 2021
5

Capolavoro totale

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

Great stuff

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Sat Jan 23 2021
5

El mejor álbum en directo de la historia

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Sat Feb 06 2021
5

Es de esas cosas que suenan muy técnicas, eclécticas y altamente comerciales a la vez. Jazzy kids en el rock, o niños rock intentando un toque de jazz. Deja tú si es rock o metal, pudieron haber inventado el metal for all I know, vaya a saber Dios. Por otra parte, Deep, Purple. what are you trying to prove? que eran (son?) re expertos en vivo, pero también dan ganas de decirles que le bajen dos rayitas de try-hard. Siento que los diferentes musicos de metal subsecuentes estaban como "Deep purple!", y los del trash metal dijeron, menos jazzy vibes y más como que estamos enojados con el sistema politico y la sociedad. Otros dijeron más ecléctico, más! y surgió el Avant-garde metal pa sacar de pedo. Los del heavy metal dijeron menos experimentos y más musica heteronormada. Los del metal sinfónico dijeron Deep Purple pero con más orquesta y también métele opera alv. Luego llegaron los psicopatas y dijeron Deep Purple pero con letras homicidas, chingos de solos y distorisones y la voz de la maldad y nació en Death Metal. Los del Black Metal dijeron Deep Purple pero satánico y que suene bien culero a propósito, y quemamos iglesias por los lols. Luego un grupo de ansgty teenagers dijeron y qué tal si Deep Purple pero político, y los del trash dijeron "no, eso ya lo hicimos nosotros", pero les valió verga y lo hicieron y así surgió el metalcore, pero otros adolecentes con guitarras dijeron "weba la política, estoy depre" y surgió el nu-metal y los del Doom metal dijeron "esos weyes, no está ni la mitad de deprimidos que nostros" e hicieron Deep Purple pero como si estuvieran solos en el invierno de un pais nordíco porque llevan dias sin ver el sol, luego llegaron unos hipsters que habían estudiado en Julliard y en Berklee , y dijeron Deep Purple pero conceptual y más técnico, y así sucesivamente. Mood: Un japonés diciendo: "Yo pensé que venía a ver a Mariya Takeuchi, no sé que es esto, pero me gusta". y años después hace una banda de metal gótico, hace votos de silencio y se viste de lolita demoniaca.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

bonkers good funky hard rock. the mixing sounds great. slows down a bit in the 2nd half but that's what intermissions are for

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Thu Jan 28 2021
5

Epitome of the era

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

false

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Mon Mar 15 2021
5

Absolutely awesome

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Mon May 10 2021
5

Awesome

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Mon Jun 21 2021
5

Viagem para um concerto de metal na plenitude.

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

Deep Purple's records are incredible, and this live album really showcases their ability to both play their stuff with precision, and take the liberties that make a liv show exciting and unique. Ian Gillian and Ritche Blackmore <3

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Tue Sep 07 2021
5

Brilliant!!!

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

Probably the best live they ever did

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Sat Oct 30 2021
5

Classic/10 One of the best live albums.

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Tue Nov 09 2021
5

One of the greatest live albums of all time.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
5

5/5 - I own this for a reason :D

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

Loved it. Rock on DP!

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Fri Nov 26 2021
5

Fantastic musicians playing classic rifts and great solos. Very good live album, crowd not annoying like in some live albums.

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Mon Jan 10 2022
5

Amazing album. One of my all time favorite live albums. And it was recorded 4 years before I was born!

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Tue Jan 11 2022
5

Great live album

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Sat Jan 15 2022
5

Amazing live rock performance

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Mon Jan 17 2022
5

Classic

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Fri Jan 21 2022
5

So good. Not always a fan of live albums, but this is live rock at it's best

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Mon Feb 07 2022
5

A great live album. The improvisation is amazing!

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

Uma obra prima esse show. Versões extensas, muitos solos incríveis.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

No Productivity On The Project, I Went To Nabeul, Famma Wa7ed Jeni W Chta7 M3aya W Houwa Y8ani Fy 7lili Na. Gave Ten Dinars W Sra7. That's What Made My Day. BTW, I'm Fully Vaccinated.

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Tue Mar 08 2022
5

one of the greatest live albums ever made by one of the greatest hard rock bands ever

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Thu Mar 17 2022
5

Who cares that Space Truckin' takes up 20 minutes of the album's 77 minutes running time? It's bloody marvellous! Add in epic versions of Child in Time and Lazy and you've got well over half the album! This is such a great live album that I ended up digging out the CD version which gave me Black Knight and Speed King and a storming version of Lucille. They don't make rock bands like this anymore.

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Sat Apr 09 2022
5

5/5. Face-melting 😎🤘

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Mon Apr 25 2022
5

One of the first bands that Ive listened in the '70s. This one and Led Zeppelin. Listened when I was thirteen.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
5

wow. awesome.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
5

Muito bom o som

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

Never listened to deep purple, hell of a live album. A lot of respect for the drumming.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

-Alright this is an impressive live recording so far -Yeah this is fantastic. I'm really into the music, it's super dimensional, and I have a live feel from it. -This could easily be a five-star album. The guitars are insane and this has just been an incredible listen. Invigorating.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
5

Masterpiece

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Tue Aug 23 2022
5

Great version of “Smoke On The Water”. This is a great album if you are a fan of classic rock!

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Fri Aug 26 2022
5

I had heard some of this over the years, but never listened to the album all the way through. What a tight group live! Impeccable performance. I wish I would have had the chance to see Deep Purple live if this is what the shows were like.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
5

Awesome, absolutely loved this

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Wed Oct 05 2022
5

Fantastic album from start to finish. Never heard this side of Deep Purple. Incredibly mixed and sounds amazing for a live LP.

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Thu Nov 17 2022
5

Wonderfully excessive. Is it indulgent, absolutely, but the over-the-top elements are what made it great at the time. A seven-minute drum solo. That clearly is a non-existent concept at the time. A double album with seven songs was also a stunner at the time. But putting the excess in context, this is brilliant heavy metal and one of the best rock live albums ever.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

No ba

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Wed Nov 23 2022
5

Directo mítico. Vinilazo.

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Tue Nov 03 2020
4

A little too much diddling, but overall, an energetic and rewarding live album

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Fri Nov 06 2020
4

Great fucking live album, so much energy, my type of rock. Standout Tracks: Smoke on the Water, The Mule, Lazy, Space Truckin’

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Mon Oct 05 2020
4

Быстро надоедает

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Thu Oct 15 2020
4

A total classic. One of the best live albums of all time.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

Wore out the grooves on this album as a kid and still remember most every note, though as I've grown older I think I'd prefer to have Machine Head on vinyl.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Beginning to confirm my assumption that live recordings are better if you haven't already heard the studio version. Length is not helpful to a few of these, but they're quite good otherwise

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Wed Jan 27 2021
4

A great rock band, the songs are good but as a live album some of them are very long and a bit self indulgent.

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Much better than i was expected. 3.75

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Sun Feb 14 2021
4

Heavier and more metal than I thought. Really liked it. Will listen again

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

good album, but only good for driving on the highway

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

Good time seventies rock fun! The right side of prog. Feels electric, and makes me miss playing live music. I love how wild and untamed it is.

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Sun Jan 17 2021
4

archi lourd mais album live (chansons longues)

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Tue Apr 06 2021
4

Some crazy singin

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Ninguém: Absolutamente ninguém: Deep Purple: "Solo de bateria de 12 horas"

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Discazo. Varias rolas agregadas a mi lista.

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Sat Mar 13 2021
4

Definitely more metal than I was expecting.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Flexing !!!

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Definitive sound of classic rock. “Child in Time” = epic, astonishing vocal.

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Digno representante del género.

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Sat Jan 30 2021
4

What is it with this list and live albums? Were there not enough normal ones to add? Was not any of the other deep purple records deemed to be listed? It’s a nice recording tho.

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

First live album of the project, and what a way to start! Smoke on the Water was my only knowledge of DP. Come to find out I also knew High Way Star. Another cracker. The rest of the tracks are less memorable, but it was a lot of fun hearing them try to banter for their Japanese audience. And the solos! Solos for days. That drummer ain’t no John Bonham but the guitar solos were great. Glad I found this one.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

Gefällt besser als gedacht

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

simply wonderful

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Honestly, I was underestimating those guys

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Yeah, good. What was it with Classic Rock gigs in Japan in the 70s?

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

A real blast from the past so I was keen to listen to it. Best tracks; Smoke on the Water and Strange Kinda Woman. We were very enthusiastic Deep Purple fans in the 70s. ****

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

A classic of its day and still sounds good today

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Wed Feb 03 2021
4

Good rock & roll

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

A classic. The only tracks that are iffy are the mule and the last two extras

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Sat Feb 13 2021
4

Energetic, fun and wild.

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Mon Mar 22 2021
4

Tolles Livealbum, schöne Aufnahme. 4 Sterne allein schon, weil es alles verkörpert, das ich in diesen Zeiten vermisse: Leichtigkeit, Freiheit, Spontaneität, wilde Konzerte und einfach mal laut schreien ;)

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Thu May 20 2021
4

I'm still not sold on the idea of live albums being on this list but as far as live albums go, this is pretty damn strong. Sure, it can be guilty of self-indulgence in parts but the band is tight as fuck despite seemingly constantly going off on a tangent. You'd be fuming if you went to a gig these days though and only got 7 songs. Best track: Highway Star

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

Deep purple, bestas do rock clássico, adoro estes velhacos, contudo não gosto de CDs ao vivo, contudo este é bastante bom, muito bem gravado, mas a gravação original é melhor, por isso não sei o que dizer. Tenho de dar um 7 pela qualidade mas não dou mais por ser ao vivo e não haver muitos motivos para ouvir este CD em vez de outro. Nota:7/10

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

Loved the drum solos. Pretty much the essence of a period of time in the 70s. It would have been fun to see them in concert.

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Fri Apr 16 2021
4

solid hard rock sound. The lead singer wails!

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Sat May 22 2021
4

Sounds so heavy for 1972! Great raw, live album. Removed one star because some songs are dragging on for far too long.

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

Didn't really know much Deep Purple before - they rock hard. If you only know "Smoke on the Water", try this album. The vocals on "Child of Time" are otherworldly.

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Great energy in the impro parts, equally good restraint in the calm sections

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Fri May 07 2021
4

Heb ik opbplaat

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Mon May 24 2021
4

Closing with a Little Richard cover is an absolutely bizarre choice

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

Livealbum inspelat under konserter i Japan 1972. Wow. Otroligt bra! Extremt tekniskt skickliga solon. Trumsolon, gitarrsolon, och till och med orgelsolon. Faktiskt förvånansvärt mycket orgel, för en icke-Deep Purple-insatt person som jag. Utöver det instrumentella är Ian Gillan en makalös sångare, med extrem räckvidd och känsla (även om de högsta topparna, de glamrockiga skriken, inte direkt är något för mig). Speciellt i albumets bästa låt, Child in Time, visar han hur han går från högt till lågt, från lugnt till intensivt, med felfritt ackompanjemang från bandet. Delarna när de saktar ned är de vackraste, när trummorna hörs lätt i bakgrunden och Gillan ömt pressar fram spindelvävstunn sång, för att sedan återigen stiga och stiga, och stiga... The Mule sticker ut tack vare Ian Paice' trumsolo, som gjorde mig svettig och gav mig handledsvärk bara genom att lyssna. En höjdpunkt är partiet i Strange Kind of Woman där sångaren Ian Gillan med sin röst konverserar med Ritchie Blackmores gitarr. Häftigt fyraminuters orgel- och gitarrintro i Lazy. Space Truckin', som i albumversion är fyra och en halv minut, sträcks här ut och blir en nästan 20 minuter lång rockuppvisning. Bästa låt: Child in Time

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Fri Jul 30 2021
4

I once played soccer with Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore, this was almost as good.

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Thu Aug 05 2021
4

Great stuff from this band!

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Sat Aug 21 2021
4

A classic

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

Classic 70s Rock. Epic, heavy, album was too long.

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Thu Sep 02 2021
4

Very versatile… would have had to had an advisory label on their album now a days for expletive words😆Smoke on the 💦 is still an “air drum 🥁 and guitar 🎸 favorite for sure. One of the only heavy metal I have ever liked.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
4

Makes me wish I was there in person. Starts out with three of their most classic songs. Lots of awesome improv and audience participation. There are of course the weaknesses of live albums, but this is by far the best I've listened to, and again I wish I was there to see it all go down.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
4

\"Can we have everything louder than everything else?\" Deep Purple at the height of their live powers. Tight, dramatic, possibly even histrionic (\"child in time)\". Cracking tunes (\"smoke on the water\"), powerhouse rhythm section (\"black night\"), loud as hell (speed king), with a genuine fire. Does feature some unfortunate solos (drum solo on \"the mule\", or organ intro to \"lazy\", best skipped), some questionable (call and response on \"strange kind of woman\", leading eventually to Gillan's mighty acapella wail), much is inspired as this band stretches out its considerable powers (\"space truckin'\" or \"black night\", for example).

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

I dig it

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Mon Oct 11 2021
4

One of the formative albums of my youth & the first band I saw live (Sheffield City Hall, 1972). I haven’t heard it for years & it probably wouldn’t be my choice of music these days but it’s great to listen to it again & even greater to see so many classic tracks, such as Highway Star, Child in Time , Smoke on the Water, & Strange Kind of Woman, holding up so well.

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Fri Oct 22 2021
4

Старый добрый хардрок

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

Great songs, great performance.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Familiar with Smoke on the Water. Other songs were pretty great too. The live show had a lot of guitar and drum solos - sounds like they just had a lot of fun jamming out.

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Fri Nov 12 2021
4

Not a rock fan but have to say it's absolutely a dedicated performance. Melody and rhythm not bad, and it's surely been one of the influences to Japanese rock works

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Sun Jan 09 2022
4

Some great music on here. Excellent live performance.

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

ég er alveg að fíla deep sko

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Sun Jan 23 2022
4

cool and interesting 3.8

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Fri Feb 04 2022
4

Despite the fact I'm not always a fan of live albums, I did enjoy this one. The main downside is the 5 and a half minute drum solo

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Sat Feb 05 2022
4

Already listened to it

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

Energetic, empowering, diverse. Decent.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
4

-1 балл за насилие моих ушей

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

Dobre kawałki w ciekawym wydaniu koncertowym. W wersji deluxe na drugiej części 3 razy się powtarzają utwory :p

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

I really enjoyed this live album, for some folks considered the best live rock album of all time. Lengthy interpretations gave artists many opportunities to shine throughout the set. I was amused by the energy from the band - their enthusiasm and fun during the gigs might be the reason some put it in the best. I wouldn't go so far as to follow this statement but, nonetheless, it's a pleasant musical experience to know.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

Great Live album, little bit long, but great barbaric presentation of the band at their peak (7/10) FT: Child in Time, Smoke on the Water, Lazy

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Mon Mar 21 2022
4

Hoo boy the band is on FIRE here! I just changed my opinion on them having heard this album tonight.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
4

9/10, would go see.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
4

Live, this would be 5 stars. Deep Purple is a masterclass in the OG heavy metal. This was long though. I had to go 4 stars with this.

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Tue Mar 22 2022
4

A great live album! Fantastic drumming, guitars, vocals and you could tell the band was enjoying themselves in their set!

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Fri Mar 25 2022
4

Very entertaining love album. Mixed well, they sound great. The only thing stopping me from rating this 5 stars is Smoke on the Water, hate that damn song.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

Been a while since I listened to a studio album but it sure seems like they're better live. That was fun.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

A classic. No nonsense heavy rock, with a lot of groovy blues elements refining it. And then Ian Gillans super vocal work on top of things wouuww!

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

There's nothing quite like a good rock live album

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Very groovy

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

Great live album, sounded more bluesy than I expected. Maybe a bit too much mocking about with all the solos and psychedelic jamming. Enjoyed it nevertheless.

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Sat Apr 09 2022
4

Hadn't listened to this album for years - it is a good live album of course, just like those classic live albums from Thin Lizzy, The Who, Motorhead, Rush etc etc but I still much prefer the studio albums especially in the cases that involve these tedious drum solos.. as in this one.. but still definitely 4 star.

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Sat Apr 30 2022
4

A great album to get for a Purple fan. This album exemplifies the band at the height of their powers. The band shows both individual skill and chemistry as a unit, and puts together a mighty sound on some classic tracks. At their peak (like here for example), Purple was as good as Led Zep, but they just never could keep it going beyond a small handful of albums.

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Tue May 03 2022
4

Deep Purple was the first artist I got on this 1001 Albums journey, so it was kind of nice to revisit the live version of them. I was impressed the first time around and I am still equally as impressed here. Solid live album with some great moments.

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Tue May 10 2022
4

Понравился альбом. Длинный, импровизационный. Клёвый.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
4

I listened to them a lot in high school.

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Tue Jun 21 2022
4

8/10. Really nice, jammy sort of live album

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

If i was there live I'd easily give this a 5/5. Great album but goes on a little long. Some Skippable songs later on but it finishes with a bang

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Tue Jul 12 2022
4

A solid 3.5 stars, maybe 4

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

The only song I know of Deep Purple's is Smoke on the water. I should probably know more as I am a fan of rock music. Highway Star is a great introductory song - it rocks. And the singer (in contrast to yesterdays 'TRex' album) has a GREAT voice - very soulful and strong - what a range. As a live album - for 1972 - the mixing on this is pretty great, it could well be a studio album - I've been to many concerts, listened to a lot of soundboard captures, and this one pretty perfect. I was impressed by the smooth transition from Highway Star to Child in Time. Now - issues - there's a lot of 'instrument-wank' on this - maybe that's just Deep Purple, I don't know. As a fan of Iron Maiden - I don't mind, but I can see why others would be put off. Some of the 'solos' were too long (like the drum solo 'The Mule') - personally - a great technical drum rhythm is far better than a long speed roll. There's a couple of stupid 'gimmick' things on this also, interjecting segments of a comedy song, or the call/reply part on Strange Kind of Woman. Skillful - but not really that fun to listen to. The crowd are fairly muted. All in all - it's great sound, Deep Purple are an obviously great band - but it's spoilt somewhat by the overly long instrument solos and gimmicky bits.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
4

First deep purple album, like it a lot despite the proggy parts such as the intro on Lazy. The heavier parts really get me, like the finals on most songs

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Fri Jul 22 2022
4

The ripping guitars of early Deep Purple were just fantastic.

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Thu Aug 11 2022
4

Meh

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Its very good, there are some excellent drum solos. If I had to nitpick, sometimes some of the songs go on for a bit too long and some of the "banter" with the audience misses but it's still great stuff 4 stars

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

24/8

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

This is the best Deep Purple I’ve heard. Somehow much more interesting than the albums I’ve listened to.

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

The production was surprisingly good for a live album. The performances were really good in my opinion, only downside is that is was soooo long

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

This is my jam. Extended guitar solos and dirty organs. Peak 1970s live music. And a long drum solo! When does that happen nowadays?

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

Classic, sounds like a great gig

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Live recordings from August 1972 in Osaka and Tokyo, in which Deep Purple takes liberties with their soloing. Was there any doubt that Deep Purple is the greatest rock band of all time? I don't mean post-punk or goth rock or grunge or whatever else, I just mean just simple hard rock. They're damn good performers who play damn good songs. Of course their most notable hit "Smoke on the Water" is on here, but the other songs are equally worthy of praise. Openers "Highway Star" and "Child in Time" are particularly great. The real selling point of this album, though, is the intense soloing that shows the band flexing their improvisational skills. This tends to be a strength and a weakness on this record. The best parts of the solos is the captive audience, soaking in the raw skill and finesse of the boys as they jam out. They are competent at this. It's also just cool to hear the songs meet new heights through shredding guitars and blasting drums. The worst parts are in the length of the solos, as they begin to take away from the songs themselves after a while. Some parts are just needlessly noodling. "Lazy" is perhaps the worst contender; just play the damn song. Some people cite this as the greatest live rock album. I think there are better contenders, but this is still a great showing.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

Very energetic and intense album, very well performed.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
4

Strangely I was giving this album immediately after Deep Purple In Rock. As I mention in that review, this was my first exposure to Deep Purple beyond "Smoke on the Water." After listening to these back-to-back I came to two conclusions: 1) Deep Purple is an insanely good band 2) I'm not a huge fan of live albums As far as live albums go, this one is a banger for sure. But, I just don't think a live album can capture the essence of a band's performance, especially if they are well-known for their extravagant live shows. Sure there are exceptions to this (Nirvana Unplugged comes to mind), but there's something about the audience interactions, the clapping along to the beat, etc. that just don't work for me when I'm driving along in my car. That being said, I thought every single song on this track was fire. Every song had solos and interplay among the band that was top notch and jamming as good as some of the best I've heard (Allman Bros, Phish, the Dead). At the same time, I don't need a five minute drum solo when I'm sitting at home. This was tough to rate. I think it's a five-star live album...among the best. But I just didn't love listening to it I think more due to my own reservations about live music on tape.

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Thu Sep 29 2022
4

First listen. Good stuff. Some of the jams are looong.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Sigo pensando que no se debería incluir discos en vivo porque no son albums, son conciertos. Este disco es un buen en vivo y listo.

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Sat Oct 08 2022
4

I used to really like this album (and Deep Purple's music in general). Times have changed, though, and Deep Purple's appeal has faded a lot. Coming back to this album, the performances felt more like the prolonged orgasm of some wankfest festival. So what does it say about me if I were to hint that, eventually, while re-listening to the album after all these years, I sort of fell back for it? Regardless of our opinion about the music, I argue we can all agree on the following: 1. This album represents a pretty unique flavour of a live music act. 2. This is probably the best “best of Deep Purple” album (for better or worse).

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Sun Oct 16 2022
4

Un autre classique. Album live, improvisations remarquables. À réécouter.

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Wed Oct 19 2022
4

Ég átti þessa á vínyl og hef ekki hugmynd um hvað kom fyrir hana. Ætla ekki að hlusta á hverjum degi, en þetta er nostalgískt og skemmtilegt.

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Thu Oct 27 2022
4

Classic Rock performed in its greatest format. Whats not to like?

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

Ian Paice, blimey.

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Wed Nov 02 2022
4

Jojos refrence (this is ironic)

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

Great live energy, gives a glimpse into what it must have felt like to see those shows live.

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Mon Nov 21 2022
4

4.0

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

You know I've honestly never really listened to them outside of Smoke on the Water but this rocks. Super jammy and creative.

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Mon Oct 12 2020
3

Eh

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Fri Nov 06 2020
3

Prefer the studio version, not a fan of prog

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Tue Dec 01 2020
3

Good stuff but I'd rather listen to the studio versions

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

It's a good live album from a good rock/metal band, but nothing special

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

Great live album. Screaming hard rock.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
3

Not bad, dragged on some songs

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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

This is good. It rocks. 3 stars.

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Tue Feb 23 2021
3

A very strange album. This was probably more interesting live where you could also watch it. Lots of improvisation, drum solos that went on for a very long time, etc. Otherwise it was enjoyable to listen to. Smoke on the Water obviously the most recognizable as the first song everyone learns on guitar

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Interesting. Not my favorite but they get after it?

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Good album. Started off strong and I was into it with its powerful guitar and drums. For me it just started getting a little annoying about 5 songs in with every song just dragging on. Maybe I needed to be high.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
3

No sé distinguir de pronto entre lo que es el hard rock, el (heavy) metal, pero supongo que a esto suena Deep Purple. Los gritos me asombran, aunque no sean para mí. De hecho, quizá este género no sea tanto para mí. Las duraciones largas, en las que se luce sobre todo la habilidad musical de la banda es alucinante, sin embargo, no es algo que yo quisiera escuchar frecuentemente. En fin, fue una buena escucha, pero va más allá de mis gustos. Estrambótico, así diría que es este sonido. 7/10

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Tue May 04 2021
3

Not a bad live album. 6/10.

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Thu Mar 04 2021
3

Not bad, but it is waaaay too long

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Mon Apr 05 2021
3

3.5 - Hesitated for 2 months to give this a listen. Good as far as live recordings go - some killer extended guitar solos - but not likely something I'll be excited to listen to unless it's playing on late night classic rock radio, or maybe at some dive bar.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Good start but a little bit noodly toward the end. Live albums tend to disappoint.

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Fri Jun 04 2021
3

Pretty fucking wild 2 hour long Deep Purple concert recording. It’s good to listen to for sure, but like its a whole ass concert. I listened passively and it was solid, but I could not have actively listened to this for that long. So, I guess plan accordingly.

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Tue Apr 06 2021
3

The caterwauling in "Child in Time" is laughably horrendous. "...Some stupid with a flare gun..." might just be one of the worst lyrics in rock history.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
3

Good album, but I don't like Live music...Hearing people screaming or clapping kind of annoys me.

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Sat Feb 06 2021
3

Absolutamente ridículo. Me la pasé a risa y risa pensando que escuchaba a The Darkness. Hay algo que ya no se recuerda, pero ese elemento de ridículo, de lo grotesco e irrisorio era parte fundamental del rock. Era esa mezcla de miedo y risa lo que hizo tan atractivo al género. Ahora, en que se toma a todo (incluso al pop más inane) tan en serio, estos discos son fundamentales para recordar que el rock and roll es para reírse (Caló dixit). Fuera de eso, inexcusable el solo de batería que está por ahí. Verga, aburridísimo eso.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Oh the solos! Drums in "The Mule," Vocals (screams!) in "Strange Kind of Woman," Keys in "Lazy." I loved discovering "Can We Have Everything Louder Than Everything Else?" and learning the story behind "Smoke on the Water" (I looked it up on Wikipedia). "Space Truckin'" is quite an exit jam! I wasn't familiar with this album before. It's not really my "thing," but still enjoyable and interesting.

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