We get it. You’re good at playing your instruments. We literally get it.
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.
We get it. You’re good at playing your instruments. We literally get it.
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
It’s good but then it’s all “play that one bit for 10 minutes” and I got bored
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.
The mother of all live albums.
“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
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?
Bland boomer dad rock.
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.
One of habitual contenders for best live rock album of all times. And deservedly so.
Would just prefer the album cuts
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.
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.
Wat een live-band! prachtige drumsolo!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smoke on the water is classic. Rest of it was decent rock music.
This band is known for playing well live but the album has too much navel gazing. The 6 minute intro to Lazy is 4 minutes too long and the 6 minute drum solo on the Mule is 6 minutes too long. Don’t get me started on Space Trucker. I took a pass on the additional songs Spotify offered in the deluxe package including around 17 versions of Black Night. I really don’t get this album.
One. Of. The. Best.
Lovely recording, inspiring me to start looking for some more Deep Purple music.
I love Deep Purple
Wow. I didn’t expect much, but found this early metal album to be exceptionally good.
El mejor álbum en directo de la historia
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.
bonkers good funky hard rock. the mixing sounds great. slows down a bit in the 2nd half but that's what intermissions are for
Epitome of the era
Viagem para um concerto de metal na plenitude.
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
Probably the best live they ever did
Classic/10 One of the best live albums.
One of the greatest live albums of all time.
5/5 - I own this for a reason :D
Loved it. Rock on DP!
Fantastic musicians playing classic rifts and great solos. Very good live album, crowd not annoying like in some live albums.
Amazing album. One of my all time favorite live albums. And it was recorded 4 years before I was born!
Great live album
Amazing live rock performance
So good. Not always a fan of live albums, but this is live rock at it's best
A great live album. The improvisation is amazing!
Uma obra prima esse show. Versões extensas, muitos solos incríveis.
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one of the greatest live albums ever made by one of the greatest hard rock bands ever
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.
5/5. Face-melting 😎🤘
One of the first bands that Ive listened in the '70s. This one and Led Zeppelin. Listened when I was thirteen.
Muito bom o som
Never listened to deep purple, hell of a live album. A lot of respect for the drumming.
-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.
Great version of “Smoke On The Water”. This is a great album if you are a fan of classic rock!
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.
Awesome, absolutely loved this
Fantastic album from start to finish. Never heard this side of Deep Purple. Incredibly mixed and sounds amazing for a live LP.
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.
Directo mítico. Vinilazo.
I love being reunited with an old song. I thought I only knew one song, "Smoke on the Water," on this album. But as I started this album two moments from my past came flooding back as “Highway Star” blazed out of the speakers. Once when my parents were out of town I jealously listened to it through the door of my older sister’s room where she was holed up with her rock friends. Or the time it was blaring out of her cool boyfriend’s Plymouth Barracuda as he dropped me off at school one day. One of the few moments in junior high when I felt like a badass arriving at school... Listening to this album brought me back to those fleeting moments of cool confidence. Only now those moments weren’t as fleeting and I really enjoy this album from beginning to end. Extended organ, guitar and drum solos? Twenty minutes of “Space Truckin’”? Sign me up! Really enjoyed Made in Japan. This is fantastic - right up there with my favorite live albums.
Very biased due to this being the first album I ever purchased, but regardless, an epic live album.
hey its the song from school of rock
5/5. The best live album I know. Every song is enhanced live and the solos and instrumental work is so much better than studio. Truly amazing.
If any band was meant to have their live versions heard, it's Deep Purple. Highway Star and Smoke on the Water Alone.
Good! Dat waren nog eens optredens, maar gelukkig mooie opname waardoor het lijkt alsof je erbij was. Ook vette druk solo tussendoor, 5 sterrren. Favoriete nr.: Strange kind of Woman
Jaaaaaa, opgegroeid met dit album! Beste album van de beste hard-rock band aller tijden.
Bewerte nur das Original Album und nicht Deluxe (erste sieben Songs). Aber Wow hab selten nen album gehört was mich sofort so beeindruckt hat. Songs sind zwar sehr lang aber lohnt sich auf jeden Fall. Mit das beste Live-Album und evtl sogar eins der besten Rock Alben die ich je gehört habe. 9-10/10
One of my favourite live albums, love how bands used to do these long versions of songs they already had studio versions for. The live part really adds something to the songs instead of it just being the same version with some applauding
A little too much diddling, but overall, an energetic and rewarding live album
Great fucking live album, so much energy, my type of rock. Standout Tracks: Smoke on the Water, The Mule, Lazy, Space Truckin’
A total classic. One of the best live albums of all time.
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.
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
A great rock band, the songs are good but as a live album some of them are very long and a bit self indulgent.
Much better than i was expected. 3.75
Heavier and more metal than I thought. Really liked it. Will listen again
good album, but only good for driving on the highway
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.
archi lourd mais album live (chansons longues)
Some crazy singin
Ninguém: Absolutamente ninguém: Deep Purple: "Solo de bateria de 12 horas"
Discazo. Varias rolas agregadas a mi lista.