Made in Japan


Artist: Deep Purple
Label: Purple Records
Year: 1972
Genre: Rock
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Title Artist Length
Highway Star Deep Purple 6:47::Deep Purple
Child in Time Deep Purple 12:19::Deep Purple
Smoke on the Water Deep Purple 7:27::Deep Purple
Mule, The Deep Purple 9:43::Deep Purple
Strange Kind of Woman Deep Purple 9:30::Deep Purple
Lazy Deep Purple 10:39::Deep Purple
Space Truckin' Deep Purple 19:50::Deep Purple


Rating: 5 stars
Purchase Date: 10/12/2017
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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.