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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

3.36

Votes

4208

Genres

  • Hard Rock
  • Metal
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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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We get it. You’re good at playing your instruments. We literally get it.

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5

The mother of all live albums.

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

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Bland boomer dad rock.

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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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5

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

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“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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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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Wat een live-band! prachtige drumsolo!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Would just prefer the album cuts

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

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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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5

Top notch

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5

One. Of. The. Best.

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5

Fuck yes

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5

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

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I love Deep Purple

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QUALITY

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5

Puto discazo

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5

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

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Rocks hard

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5

Capolavoro totale

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5

Great stuff

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5

El mejor álbum en directo de la historia

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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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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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Epitome of the era

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false

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5

Absolutely awesome

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5

Awesome

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Viagem para um concerto de metal na plenitude.

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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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5

Brilliant!!!

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5

Probably the best live they ever did

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Classic/10 One of the best live albums.

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One of the greatest live albums of all time.

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

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Loved it. Rock on DP!

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

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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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5

Great live album

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5

Amazing live rock performance

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Classic

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5

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

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5

A great live album. The improvisation is amazing!

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

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

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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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5/5. Face-melting 😎🤘

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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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5

wow. awesome.

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5

Muito bom o som

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5

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

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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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Masterpiece

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

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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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Быстро надоедает

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

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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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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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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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Much better than i was expected. 3.75

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

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4

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good album, but only good for driving on the highway

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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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archi lourd mais album live (chansons longues)

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Some crazy singin

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

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Discazo. Varias rolas agregadas a mi lista.

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Definitely more metal than I was expecting.

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Flexing !!!

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

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Digno representante del género.

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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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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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Gefällt besser als gedacht

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simply wonderful

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Honestly, I was underestimating those guys

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

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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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A classic of its day and still sounds good today

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Good rock & roll

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

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Energetic, fun and wild.

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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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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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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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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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solid hard rock sound. The lead singer wails!

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

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Heb ik opbplaat

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Closing with a Little Richard cover is an absolutely bizarre choice

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

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Great stuff from this band!

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A classic

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

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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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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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\"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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I dig it

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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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Старый добрый хардрок

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Great songs, great performance.

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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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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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4

Some great music on here. Excellent live performance.

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ég er alveg að fíla deep sko

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cool and interesting 3.8

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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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4

Already listened to it

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4

Energetic, empowering, diverse. Decent.

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4

-1 только за уставшие от изнуряющего концертного формата уши

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-1 балл за насилие моих ушей

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

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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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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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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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4

9/10, would go see.

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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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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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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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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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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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4

There's nothing quite like a good rock live album

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Very groovy

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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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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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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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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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Понравился альбом. Длинный, импровизационный. Клёвый.

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4

I listened to them a lot in high school.

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4

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

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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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4

A solid 3.5 stars, maybe 4

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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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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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The ripping guitars of early Deep Purple were just fantastic.

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Meh

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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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Eh

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Prefer the studio version, not a fan of prog

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

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

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Great live album. Screaming hard rock.

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Not bad, dragged on some songs

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This is good. It rocks. 3 stars.

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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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Interesting. Not my favorite but they get after it?

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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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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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Not a bad live album. 6/10.

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Not bad, but it is waaaay too long

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

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

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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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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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Hard drum solos.

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3/5 this kind of lives are not my cup of tea at all. Even though some songs were good

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jako dobra gitara sve u svemu, vise melodicno i "atmosferno"

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I have to stick to the system - love some of this music, have been one of my best surprises from this thing and this was really enjoyable but unlikely to go back to it really (unlike their studio stuff)

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Silly, over the top, self-indulgent stadium rock. In other words everything a Deep Purple live album should be. Love it.

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Hach wieder diese Live Alben...ohne wären es mehr Punkte, weil super Songs und live dabei wäre auch super aber live Album?

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More deep purple! It's like being 17/18 and discovering my dad's records again.

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Interesting enough. Lots of messing about on solos, great if you were there at the time

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don't usualy listen to hard rock but this nostalgic lifly af

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I have a newfound appreciation for Deep Purple. Still not my cup of tea necessarily, but they definitely put on a show. Lots of epic tunes here. Favorite Track : Highway Star Least Favorite Track : The Mule

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Dobar koncert, krenuo jako

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Rekoh si kud sad ta glazba bemu lebac. Mislim nisam čuo ništ baš previše loše o Dubljim Ljubičastima, pa sam ono dao šansu, iako je po meni onak loš uvod u njihov katalog. Ne sluteći, dojmilo mi se pokoja pjesma i naravno nisam lud da slušam deluxe edition, našao sam koliko zapravo ima traka, opleo to vozeći se autom prema NG kako bi si išao napraviti osobnu. Pa jebemu mater, nisu oni toliko loši a? Ima dobrih stvari, samo morao bih čuti i studio verzije jer nažalost ima izdrkavanja bezveznog u nekim pjesmama, neloše solaže, al ono aj skrat. Child of Time vjerujem da je nekakav klasik jer zvuči kvalitetno. Strange Kind of Woman mi je dobra, al sam da je skratio. Za live album je okej. 3.03/5

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A bit bluesy

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All around pretty good, love the extended solos from all members on the songs, entertaining to listen to.

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Instrumental!

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One of the first CDs I bought for myself and listened to on repeat, when I started getting into rock in middle school, was a "best of" Deep Purple. I loved it... but I never listened to any of their real albums! This is actually a live album from a performance in Osaka, Japan. It's got a bunch of tracks from that "best of" disc. 1. Highway Star- voice recording is awful, in a charming way. awesome electric organ solo. 2. Child in Time - I forgot what a great song this is. Fun jams in this version. 3. Smoke on the Water - nice to hear a different version of the classic 4. The mule - I like this song. I'm less familiar with it. Long drum solo. 5. Strange kind of woman - excellent extended jam on this track 6. Lazy - wowzer of a synth intro. Fun outro. Best track so far? 7. Space Truckin - 19 MINUTES LONG. That synth doing the main riff is THICC.

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Guitar good

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7 songs, 76 minutes 😳

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Undoubtedly incredible musicians, but a little too rock and roll for my vibe. Am I not a hard rock personality....? ...But she’s so cool... we never saw it coming...

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It's kinda fun, but they're just not that good though, are they? It's half hard-rock, half psych-rock, except not as good as the best bands from either genre and never committing to either genre for a satisfying enough length of time. I enjoyed bits of what I heard, but it wasn't good enough for me to sit here for the full 2 hours.

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There are decent classic rock sounds here, but also a lot of tiresome muso self-indulgence.

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I knew Deep Purple for Smoke on the Water - the tune every kid knows when learning the guitar. It's a classic and it pigeon-holed the band to a certain sound in my head. This album expanded my understanding of the band a lot. While a fairly hard band, sort of metal, sort of hard rock, the progressive rock element was also highlighted. At times it could have been Emerson, Lake and Palmer that thought I was listening to, other times, the lilt of the voice and riffs reminded me of Spinal Tap. The long drum solo was lost a bit without being able to see it. As far as live albums go, it seemed to capture the band well for the true fan, but as a casual listener to their genre, I will check this one of the list and probably not revisit it again.

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Would've been better if they'd stuck to having actual songs not just 20 minute drum solos.

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Great classic rock

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I wish I could give this 2.5, because I would much rather rate the album on which these songs were originally included. 3/5.

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Decent

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pretty good live versions

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Some great songs. Never been much for live albums. I'd rather see the show.

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Something is weird about live albums to begin with, but having three different shows throws me off a bit more AND to have multiple versions of the same song is even more off (all three versions of Black Night?)

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Not bad. After the well known tracks fades from enjoyment. 3.4

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I liked it

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Kolejny album zywy, no i kolejna podroz do nippona, tym razem z o wiele bardziej znanym zespolem, bo dyskografie studyjna Deep Purple juz mialem okazje przesluchac, wiec na trakliscie zadnych niespodzianek, no moze poza tym, ze niektore kawalki sa grane podwojnie, jak speed king czy black night, wynika to z tego, ze nie jest to zapis jednego koncertu, tylko sklejanka mateiralu z japonskiej trasy koncerowej, jesli wiki mnie nie zwodzi, to dokladnie z trzech koncertow jednego z Budokana w Tokio i dwoch z Festiwal Hall w Osace, juz same ten fakt, ze nie jest to nagranie jednego koncertu a takie best of trasy koncertowej, jest dla mnie troche dziwne, no ale wiecej dobrego grania, bo to album z okresu pomiedzy machine head a who do we think we are, czyli okres w ktorym banda juz dobrze przeszla od psychodelicznych poczatkow w bardziej harde granie, ktore akurat o wiele lepiej wychodzi na takich livowych materialach, wiec poza wspomnianymi juz trakami na albumue znajda sie takie klasyki jak space truckin, smoke on the water czy child in time, album slucham praktycznie majac z tylu glowy jeszcze at bukokan od cheap trick i najbardziej uderza roznica w interpretacji kawalkow, o ile na cheap tricku brzmienie bylo rozne od tego z wersji studyjnej, to jednak banda trzymala sie tego co jest na traczku, tutaj natomiast Deep Purple stawia na prawdziwe jamowanie i improwizacje, wiec 5 minut roznicy pomiedzy wersja live a albumowa nie jest czyms dziwnym glownie sa to solowe popisy na gitarkach pana Blackmore czy drumowe od Paicea, jak na the mule, 9 minutowa wersja, wiec o ile jestem w stanie uwierzyc, ze jest to najlepszy livowy wystep bandy, to czas trwania albumu potrafi zmeczyc, bo jest to ponad 2 godziny, co jak na sluchanie z codziennego polecenia jest iscie maratonskim czasem, na plejke raczej nie bede nic wrzucal, bo chociaz jest to solidny kawal muzyki, to plejki lajwowej nadal nie udalo mi sie zorganizowac, a wiekszosc kawalkow juz i tak jest na rokowej plejce, o czym jeszcze warto wspomniec, to to ze nie slychac tutaj zadnego overdubowania, albo jestem gluchy, albo tak mistrzowko zaranzowane, ze nie daje sie go wylapac, choc sadze, ze miala to byc wylacznie plyta na rynek nipponski do sprzedazy po tournee, a wyszedl material klasyczny, dlatego tak niewielki naklad orginalnego tloczenia winylaka, no i pod wzgledem nagrania to jednak da sie stworzyc livowy koncert z budokana bez psychofanek wykrzykujacych randomowe nipponskie zwroty

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Solid if meandering classic rock. I like envisioning being there, in a Tokyo arena with a Tokyo crowd, listening to American rock more than I like the actual album. But it's pretty fun, nonetheless.

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Very long drawn out songs. Rocked tho 6/10

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Loved this album in high-school. It hasn't aged well for me. Songs are too long the solos are too long and indulgent. But it sounds great. 3.5 🌟

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First Listen. It's a great album and it's live.

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This rocked when I was at school: still does.

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Fun, I guess, but most of the songs lack a strong enough hook or chorus to justify such long solos.

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Not for me. It rocks though, for sure.

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It was okay but: 1. Prefer the studio recordings more 2. Songs are too damn long. Just get to the next one already, sheesh.

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Live Deep Purple. It's good.

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Not crazy about the live album ness

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Similar to "...In Rock", which I reviewed last week. Soloing good, but lengthy. Slightly proggy. Good live recording. All the hits!

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Good live alum. Some songs were extended, but it really felt like it didn’t add to the songs. More like the band was just showing off that they know how to play their instruments and not expanding the song so much.

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fine, I can appreciate it but not my thing.

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Sort of a cool sound with the organ, and I liked his voice. I'm not as big on such long songs/solos.

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A very well produced and engineered live album, by a band in it's grandiose and feral peak.

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Pretty sure my dad had this on vinyl, not too bad, but quite proggy in parts. Won't listen again

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I feel the same way about this Deep Purple album that I did about the other Deep Purple album I got on this list, which is that when the lead singer hits his high notes, all I hear is Dennis Reynolds from IASIP singing Day Man. Add to that that it's a double live album, and there isn't much for me to get into here. Their music is fine, but there's so much about this album that biased me against it going in. Not bad, but I was ready to be done after two songs. After the high water point of Smoke On The Water, every song is at least 9.5 minutes long. 3/5

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Impressive live album, long, fun solos, call and response, dorky but they know what they're about

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Deep and long

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Pretty enjoyable at times, other times it gets too self-indulgent with the technical wankery. 2.5/5

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Elements of this I enjoyed, but each song just went on and on. And The 2-3 min drum solo was hard to get through. I'm a fan of Black Night and Lucille, the first half let it down for me. Wish I could give a 2.5

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Live albums aren't my thing per se, but it is a classic.

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it's a live classic rock album what more can be said - never been a huge deep purple fan though

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Of all of the live albums I've gotten so far, this one felt the most like a concert with all of the guitar solos and added stuff to each song. Unfortunately, I don't like Deep Purple that much so I couldn't fully enjoy the live vibes. Smoke on the Water is still cool though

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crisp. the drum solos and long ass guitar solos are purely jerkin' off.

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It is a live album

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not something i would ever come back to, but these guys deserve some points for sheer enthusiasm.

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This is a double live album from Deep Purple's first tour of Japan in 1972. It is regarded as one of the top live albums, and this album's version of "Smoke on the Water" is praised as being the best by the band. At first the band had no intention of releasing a live album showcasing their amazing concerts, but bootleg recordings of the band were immensely popular so they planned their own release. Even after this change in decision, the band still did not want this live album released outside of Japan. However, this album jumped to the top of charts and sold a lot all around the world once it was released worldwide. In conclusion, this is a very popular live album with a lot of great tracks from Deep Purple. I recommend everyone to give it a listen!

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Każdy z artystów występujących w albumie dał z siebie wszystko - wspaniałe solówki, wirtuozerię swoich instrumentów, podróż przez szeroki przekrój gatunków muzycznych. Wszystko to, by stworzyć... dwugodzinne Jam Session, które wręcz prosi się w trakcie o przewinięcie do kolejnego utworu i od Smoke On The Water nie opuszcza słuchacza na krok do samego końca. Album jest zbyt długi, a nagrywki live niestety często psują klimat płyty, tak też stało się w tym wypadku. Najbardziej było to widać w przypadku jedynego znanego szerszej publiczności Smoke On The Water, gdzie w solówce basowej zaczęli klaskać nie w rytm. Jak bardzo doceniam warstwę muzyczną, tak wokal dopełnia obrazu męczącej i przygnębiającej płyty i choć bardzo bym chciał się przekonać, to oprócz oklepanego już singla (a to i tak nie w tej wersji) do płyty już nie wrócę.

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Czuć było dobrą energię od zespołu (czego nie można powiedzieć o japońskiej publiczności). Niektóre utwory zostały subtelnie rozszerzone, ale żadne z nich nie utwierdziło mnie w poczuciu, że słucham czegoś na nowo. Dobór setlisty poprawny, mamy tutaj najpopularniejsze kawałki zespołu, choć potrójne granie tego samego utworu bywa męczące z pozycji domowego słuchacza. (3.5/5)

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There are two types of people in the world: those who find Ian Gillan's high- pitched wailing in Child in Time completely thrilling and those who are horrified by it. I happen to be in the former camp and yet I'm not much of a Deep Purple fan (there is another way of splitting humanity into two clear groups: those who enjoy Smoke on the Water and normal people). It's all a bit silly really, though I must admit to enjoying a fair bit of it. Sort of.

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Actually pretty groovy, only heard smoke on the water and strange kind of woman before... only thing is pretty self-indulgent.

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Holy long album Batman. Started at about 8:30 am and took me until 3:30 to get through it with interruptions. It was good but didn't need to be 2 hours long.

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Love a good live album, and Deep Purple certainly don't disappoint.

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So Täp

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Deep Purple ei mikään oma rokkisuosikki, mutta varsin hienoja pitkiä jytäklassikoita kyllä tällä levyllä. Laitan nyt kuitenkin vaan 3/5, ei ihan nelosen verran herännyt kiinnostusta.

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Hyvät teininostalgiat, DP oli kova juttu. Ja fiilaan kyllä edelleen, vaikka tää livelevy onkin ihan liian pitkä.

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Kritisoin kyllä hieman sitä että tälle listalle nostetaan livelevyjä ja kokoelmia, mutta it is what it is… Asiaan. Onhan tää aika väkevä live. SOTW ehkä huonoin biisi kuten on myös DP:n Machine Head levyllä joka varmaan tästä generaattorista putkahtaa jossain kohtaa. Vittu tekis mieli antaa neljä pistettä ihan ton Highway Starin takii ku on nii poskettoman härkänen veto, mut laitetaan vähä malttii. 3/5

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I feel like with a very few exceptions, live albums are only suitable for fairly serious fans of a band or performer. It mostly held here, I am relatively indifferent to Deep Purple and was unmoved by these various bloated song versions, with all the Original Recipe Heavy Metal live show trimmings - the hyper-extended drum solo number, the call-and-response yell-off with the crowd... On the other hand just getting me to tolerate a nearly 20 minute version of “Space Truckin” is a feat, and at times the fun and energy of the time and crowd does shine through.

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I've never gone out of my way to listen to Deep Purple before. Their songs are recognizable, and jumping straight into a live album would not normally be how I introduce myself to an artist, but this was a treat.

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I guess I’m not that into metal

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I ended up liking this album more than I thought I would. To the point that I wouldn’t mind hearing it again. For a live album, I was surprised how little we hear the crowd.

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Dirty fuckin' hippies on the cusp of some great shit. The 10 minute drum solo that felt like two hours really sucked, but there is some great riffs here that is true hardcore shit. I really liked this album as a historical artifact, but could taste the PCP through my earbuds and was hungover before the album ended.

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I know a few of their songs from hearing them at different times in my life. I liked them when I was a teen but didn't really listen to them beyond that. This live album was a good one for me to hear because I could listen to how incredible they are at improvising over their hard rock tunes. They play incredibly well. I don't necessarily love all the songs, and stylistically they probably aren't a band I'd come back to very often, but I definitely appreciate and admire what they can do as musicians.

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It seems a bit redundant to have a live album on here as well as the studio albums the tracks come from. It's then also a bit of a stretch to expect us to sit through the extended jam/solo versions of these songs. It's also a real punish when there are two versions of speed king and THREE versions of black knight on it (all 7min+), pushing the album to over 2 hours. wtf. Gripes aside, this is still preferable to most of the other 616 albums I've heard so far. The rockin' parts really do rock, Gillan can scream like a banshee, the guitar/keyboard playalongs are at least fun at first. My criticisms are all "it didn't need to-s": it didn't need to be any longer than an hour, it didn't need a 5min drum solo, it didn't need extended jams... but it wasn't "this fucking sucked". So it still gets an easy 3/5.

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Live, ma le canzoni non sono inedite, ok. Boh, non mi trasmette molto di più delle canzoni, anzi le preferisco in versione studio. Bella 'Space Truckin'', ma 19 minuti anche no

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Highlight: Highway Star

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I like Deep Purple as much as the next guy (though judging by the reviews, where too many people are under the impression that Smoke on the Water is their only song, maybe I like them better than the next guy), but come on. This thing lost steam somewhere around The Mule / Strange Kind of Woman. Sometimes the live show needs to stay the live show. Best track: Highway Star

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I'd say as far as live albums go this probably captured the energy quite well. Definitely some wankery in guitar-work but they definitely change things up as it goes on. Never got into much of Deep Purple besides liking "Smoke on the Water" as a teen learning guitar, but overall not bad. I could see people rating it 4-5 but it's generally not my thing.

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Too much jam but still fun

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Almost lived up to the hype

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Wild sprawling jam sessions. What a rush

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Nah - too drone’y for me

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Solid 70s rock jam band - enjoyed more than I thought I would and love the live album sound

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Great way to start a Monday morning

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Yet another album with a 50 year anniversary, this time a live concert recording from Japan by the band Deep Purple. The album has only 9 songs, but all of them have a different arrangement than on the studio recording. The big change - a lot of solos, improvisation and just general craziness. The first two songs were very promising Highway Star and Child in Time had the right amount of all the ingredients: faster songs, guitar solos, vocal improv, just a great show. As for the rest of the album, the quality, in my opinion, went a bit down. The same recipe as for the first two songs stopped working. It became bothersome and boring. I had a really hard time getting through last three songs. It might be amazing, when heard live, especially 50 years ago, but as a listener from a different generation, in my bed and with headphones on, that album doesn't have anything special for me anymore.

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My wife's mood fluctuates as much as her weight does. When she's naked it's hard to tell what's a stretch mark and what's a self harm scar. She likes Deep Purple and who am I to judge the sad, chubby moose?

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Classic songs. But it was maybe slightly to long for my liking

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Ok. Fine. This is pretty cool. 4 Just a little too much boring dad music. (Though they get technical even in the boring parts) 3... (2.5)

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Best Song: Child in time. The best vocal performance on the album, that perfectly hits that sweet point between singing and screaming. Plus a killer guitar solo. Worst Song: The Mule. Excessively long drum solo that even the crown didn't seem interested in. Overall: The music is good, but the live setting doesn't add much atmosphere beyond apparently giving the band permission to draw out each song into these long, drawn out solos and musical interludes while the audience quietly watches. The result is an album that feels a little "look what I can do", and lacks the cohesion of a regular album but also the passion of a live setting.

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Underrated live album. Child in time was the standout

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Live-optræden, smoke on the water, lange trommesoloer, energisk, svingende

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It was fine

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Not a big fan of metal

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While Smoke on the Water is iconic, especially for the intro, I just can't get into them at this point in my life. It's fine, but I wouldn't listen again anytime soon.

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Too repetitive. But a couple nice jams.

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Smoke on the Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaater. It was fine, again it didn't stand out to me in anyway. indifference out of 5

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It was ok for a live album but in general I'm not a fan of a concert album

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Not for me

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Not that interesting to me.

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Was very over the drum and guitar solos by the end of the album.

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vroeger was ik fan, maar door dit album geraak ik precies niet door.

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Too much hard rock. Not for me.

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Live rock album from the 70's. Boring and I hate live albums.

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Hab's bis track 8/10 geschafft, dann war das Essen fertig. Coole Band, war live sicher auch mega, aber es war hier schwer für mich dran zu bleiben.

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4 hours of deep purple, oh joy.

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Pretty lame

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Very average. Not intersting.

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Surprised they made the list, with a live album no less. But no "Hush"? If you're going to represent live albums, I can't see (or hear) why. Nice cover of a Little Richard song, and I guess it was OK to hear a different version of "Smoke On The Water".

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Why live albums?

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1972: Highway Star

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Drumsolo en hitjes fijn. Verder had ik liever een studio-album gehad, was misschien wat minder eindeloos.

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De heren kunnen echt wel iets, en ik kan het zeker wel waarderen. Maar een live plaat waarop de gitaarsolo's tot in het oneindige uitgerekt worden👎, een drumsolo 10 minuten kan duren (get to the point!👎, en de gitaar en het orgel een eindeloos 'gesprek' voeren👎; nee, not for me.

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Legendarische band, maar voor mij live veel te uitgesponnen en teveel gepiel op de millimeter. Heb het na een paar nummers uitgezet.

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Not for me.

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Cool album but way too long

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Listened to a live performance which didn't really help this time around. Also didn't really sit down for the listen, so 2 hours is just a bit too long for an album I feel. Some classics on this record but the genre just doesn't tickle my fancy.

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Meh

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one time i was with my dad driving somewhere and i was playing my music and he complained that todays music 'wasnt even music' like dads do. so i asked him what he wanted to listen to, and he said REAL MUSIC, like deep purple. so i put the mix on spotify, and the first song of course was smoke on the water, and my dad was jamming, rolled the windows down, havin a blast, saying THIS IS MUSIC not what you kids listen to today, and im like okay sure its not bad, second song that came up he didnt know but was still having a good time, ish, nodding his head. by the third song he told me i could put my music back on. listening to this kind of felt like that. im sure if id have seen it live i wouldnt stop talking about it to anyone who would listen, because its very energetic (and by now im desperate for a concert of ANY kind) but to conclude this listen ill just say im glad the last song, which was over 19 minutes, was somehow blocked in my region.

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Maybe I would have liked this more if I hadn't listened to the other deep purple album the day before this

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It was ok, tried to give it a chance because my dad was a fan. 2*

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Didn’t enjoy, but can appreciate why others would

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Eugh this was just too much. So flipping long and every track had like 5 crappy solos. It felt like what teenagers want to do when they start a band, just piss around a lot for ages. It was excessive.

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This is not really my kind of music I wouldn’t normally choose to listen to this. However, I like that it is live that does add something, I really enjoy the song Lazy, and I am seriously impressed by the guitar skillz and the drums in Mule, wow! Again it’s not my fave but musically it’s very good. I think it’s a 2 though in the scale of things for me.

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Self indulgent clap trap. A band that enjoy showing us how much they enjoy playing their instruments. Hilariously, for a live album, it sounds, at times, like there are ten people in the audience. There’s no atmosphere captured on the record, which is tragic for a live album. Some great riffs to be sure but the songs built around them just aren’t that great. And that drum solo is an absolute low point, as I shuffle my feet on the floor and check my watch wondering just how long is left of the concert…

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Muito barulhento e muita gritaria, definitivamente. Não gostei.

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Classic rock in its most generic form. It's not hurting anyone, it's just on the radio sometimes. If you like 10 minute guitar solos on every song you'll love this album. If you're like me and you'd rather get to the point already, you'll move on quickly from this to something better.

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meh

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Just ok.

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One for the Deep Purple aficionados. Cool organ/guitar stuff. But loooong and drawn out. 2/5.

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Too many solo's. Cock rock

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hahahaha this list is so dumb, this is a completely unremarkable record

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Rather pointless.

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It's 70's rock so should absolutely float my boat, but I just found it a little bit too hard work

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Live albums require a good deal of energy and focus to even hope of matching the energy of an in-person show. This outing starts strong but quickly fades in the effort as it gets lost in gratuitous soloing and fills that just don't translate from a live setting to wax.

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this is just an entire two hour concert. i wish it wasn’t

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The songs are good, but I'm not a fan of live albums

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I was excited for some classic rock, but wound up underwhelmed and mostly unimpressed. "Smoke on the Water" is a fondly remembered classic, but this version is a bit too much. In fact, every track is a bit too much. A bit too much extended jamming. A bit too much trying desperately to be cool and for some reason coolness stays just out of reach no matter how many minutes the song drones on for. Deep Purple is held up as members of the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid- seventies" along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, according to rock journalist Joel McIver's book about Black Sabbath. But Deep Purple does not have nearly as deep a catalog of hits as either of those other bands. Sabbath certainly influenced heavy metal. Led Zeppelin influenced everyone but could never be duplicated. But maybe Deep Purple were influential on hair metal? Thanks Deep Purple.

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Just too ott… too much noodling too much self indulgence.

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The Platonic Ideal of big doofy rock, early ‘70s edition – with all the self-indulgence and useless, feckless excess you’d expect from a live album. The vocals are overwrought, so many misbegotten arias (though our man Gillian seems distinctly underpowered and non-god-like on beginning of “Highway Star” and “The Mule” and quite shaky “Space Truckin’”). The solos (both keys and guitar) on opener gets us straightaway into Spinal Tap territory, as does the subject matter (boss hot rods and bitchin’ Camaros, one supposes). “Smoke on the Water” gets off to a false start and sounds offbeat, like they couldn’t get the hang of a hook they must have already played thousands of times. Might it be said they explored virtuosity in a hard rock context, thereby staking new ground that jam bands (including mellower, pacifistic sorts given to softer drugs and disinclined to put armadillos in their trousers) would later explore and colonize (often overstaying their welcome)? Sure, but whether that’s a feature or a bug depends on one’s tastes. This is decidedly not to mine, because the longer it goes on, the more tedious it gets, which, one assumes, was not the intent of this allegedly epic effort.

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Wow. Two separate 5 minute drum solos in one concert. Yup. This album might have inspired a good deal of This is Spinal Tap.

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When playing songs this is a tight and powerful live performance, which I enjoyed more than I expected to. However, there is too much pointless noodling between (and during) songs. This adds nothing bud boredom and would have led me to want to shout "get on with it". Could also do without the drum solo. Rating: 2/5 Playlist track: Smoke On The Water Date listened: 14/06/22

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I've heard the studio recordings for at least half of the tracks on this album. For a live album, the recordings are done well. This album feels a lot like the track "Smoke on the Water". Yes, it's a rock album. Yes, there are talented musicians making interesting music. Yes, I've heard this enough that I don't really want to come back again. I did NOT like "Child in Time" - too much wailing. "The Mule" and other instrumental portions of the album were interesting. The band did well with extended versions of their songs. "Child in Time" is enough to sink the album below the possiblity of rounding up to a full 3 stars.

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I don't dislike these songs but they don't really gain anything from being on a live album.

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didn’t stick jazz band throwbacks still hit though

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Just like many other listeners here, 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 also be hard pressed to think of one that has the significance to be on here. Someone suggested the Quintet's Jazz At Massey Hall, for instance. In jazz you could also add Coltrane's Live At The Village Vanguard. But you could also go to other genres, from the Woodstock album or Yessongs to Mötörhead's No Sleep 'til Hammersmith. Yet unless I'm mistaken, none of the latter can be found on the original list. So *this* instead? No way. Besides, out of *Made In Japan*'s seven tracks, four we already heard on Machine Head. I feel like it's giving Deep Purple far too much space in this list for no good reason, especially when you're listening to those overlong solos--an exercise that in its most self-indulgent extremities didn't age particularly well within the rock idiom. So even though *Made In Japan* is not a bad record by all means, it's still an unnecessary redundancy in this list, and this should clearly be visible in the global ratings. Therefore I'm giving it a 2. Harsh, I know. But fair if you consider the difficulty of including *only* 1001 great albums in a list. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 849 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory: 82 Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 38 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 32 (including this one)

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Let me see, am I going to listen to over 2 hours of Deep Purple Live? Ergh, I listened to a bit. It's entirely what you'd expect it to be.

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It went on and on. I thought the guitar and drum solos would never end.

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no me gusta el hard rock :(((

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It’s ok. Just not really the mood for me today. Too long

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Terrible live album. Songs repeated from different nights, all licks from early century blues, not a single inventive melody sans smoke on the water. Why do bands introduce songs at concerts? Bad look.

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I care very little for this genre of music.

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I'll be honest, there are some days where I wish I didn't have to listen to an album just because the success rate has been so low. Today, I get to take that breather just the same way I did when they did this for the Who. Live albums don't belong on this list.

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For all its turgid music, tiresome soloing, semi-coherent lyrics and overall self-satisfied idiocy, it's amazing I don't hate this dogshit even more than I do. I thought events reached a nadir with the drum spot on 'The Mule', but Gillan's dipshit shrieking on 'Strange Kind of Woman' takes the fucking cake. Candidate for worst album shat forth from this app thus far.

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Not a fan of live albums

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October 21, 2021 I generally don't like live albums and this one was terrible. Over an hour of just noise.

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Awful.

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Listen, I like the album version of Highway Star. It's not trying to do anything deep; it just wants to be a face-melting metal classic, and it does it very well. It's fun. In this live rendition, however, all the joy and spirit they'd put into the recording is gone. This is a shell-less husk of a song, devoid of soul or enthusiasm—and this absence carries through the entire album. Because what we are listening to is not a band performing for a crowd. It is a band who has showed up for work. It's not difficult to believe that even the sections of endless guitar-wailing and drum solos are scripted, played the same way from show to show as the band autopilots its way through the tour. At one point following a song, the vocalist engages the crowd, but even this is lacking at first; you can actually perceive the moment he mentally reminds himself that the crowd wants him to scream at them, that he needs to give them energy to feed off of. Maybe it was one of those "you had to be there" kind of things, but nothing in this album is convincing me that going to see a band who is touring, playing the same show over and over for groups of people too large to comprehend, is the best way to experience music.

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sorry but boring

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Same shit

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I did not enjoy this at all.

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Lyssnade inte

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Wiem, że ta opinia może niektórych oburzyć. Ale zastanawiałem się bardzo długo co temu wystawić. Ogólnie Deep Purple było mi raczej obojętne, parę kawałków na krzyż było dla mnie całkiem spoko. Starałem się bardzo podejść z otwartą głową do tego albumu, ale słuchanie tego było fizyczną i psychiczną nieprzyjemnością. Nie dość że album koncertowy, a powiedzmy sobie szczerze - koncertowe są zwykle dużo gorsze, to jeszcze z japońską publicznością, która nie dość że ma słabe wyczucie rytmu najwyraźniej, to jeszcze brzmi jakby tam było kilka osób na krzyż, i to niezbyt podekscytowanych. Do tego ma powtórzone te same piosenki, bo to jeszcze wersja Deluxe nie wiedzieć czemu. I jeszcze trwa nieco ponad 2 godziny... Ale to wszystko dałoby się jakoś znieść, gdyby tego się słuchało w miarę przyjemnie. Ale nie do końca wiadomo, czym to ma być. Ani to nie jest jakieś ciekawe eksperymentalnie, bo są lepsi, ani nie jest jakieś imponujące technicznie (choć to utalentowani muzycy), ani to chwytliwe (bo są setki bardziej słuchalnych zespołów z tego okresu). I wydaje mi się, że album się robi coraz gorszy, a to wycie wokalisty w jednej z piosenek już przelało czarę goryczy. Riffy są całkiem fajne czasem, ale są zepsute przez nudną dalszą melodię, dziwaczną strukturę albo (subiektywnie) nieprzyjemny wokal. Myślałem czy dać 2 czy 1, ale 2 dla mnie byłoby albumem, który jest słaby, ale nie mam nieprzyjemności z słuchania - a tutaj czekałem, aż to się skończy, żeby posłuchać cokolwiek innego.

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The only thing worse than a live album is a two hour live album.

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They actually had some decent stuff on their first couple of albums (Hush, Kentucky Woman, Hey Joe, River Deep Mountain High) then they started their metal nonsense. Screaming instead of vocals, stupid lyrics, juvenile guitar solos. Smoke on the Water is right up there with A Horse With No Name as the stupidest song ever recorded and that every bar band in the world played.

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'Double live album' - refused to listen.

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Got as far as Smoke and bailed.

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Terningkast 1 pga livealbum

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This album proves that relativity exists because it's only an hour long but it feels like fucking six.

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Between the length and the fact that there they have other studio albums on this list, this seems totally unnecessary

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WOOOO A LIVE ALBUM!!!!!

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Deep Purple... La mitad de los temas los disfrutas si estás drogado y la otra mitad sólo los disfruta el que hace el "solo" de 5 minutos

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