10 Songs, 1 Hour 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The road of excess leads to the palace of the most revered heavy metal music. While by modern day standards Deep Purple may not be as immediately noted as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as major influences on the heavy metal scene that emerged in their wake, one listen to this sprawling live set recorded over three nights in August 1972 makes this British group’s influence undeniable. Singer Ian Gillan’s falsetto screams on “Child In Time,” his macho swagger at the front of “Strange Kind of Woman,” guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s dexterous guitar workouts on “Smoke on the Water,” and the 20-minute “Space Truckin’” and the interplay throughout with organist Jon Lord have all been imitated by so many second and third generation groups that these original moves can sound vaguely passé. Only the indulgent drum solo at the center of “The Mule” becomes wearing (and to drum students this is surely not the case). The rest of these extended workouts are enjoyably overblown, indulging in an improvisatory excitement that few groups achieve. The re-mastered edition includes an organ-heavy read of Little Richard’s “Lucille,” the European b-side “Black Night” and “Speed King.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

The road of excess leads to the palace of the most revered heavy metal music. While by modern day standards Deep Purple may not be as immediately noted as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath as major influences on the heavy metal scene that emerged in their wake, one listen to this sprawling live set recorded over three nights in August 1972 makes this British group’s influence undeniable. Singer Ian Gillan’s falsetto screams on “Child In Time,” his macho swagger at the front of “Strange Kind of Woman,” guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s dexterous guitar workouts on “Smoke on the Water,” and the 20-minute “Space Truckin’” and the interplay throughout with organist Jon Lord have all been imitated by so many second and third generation groups that these original moves can sound vaguely passé. Only the indulgent drum solo at the center of “The Mule” becomes wearing (and to drum students this is surely not the case). The rest of these extended workouts are enjoyably overblown, indulging in an improvisatory excitement that few groups achieve. The re-mastered edition includes an organ-heavy read of Little Richard’s “Lucille,” the European b-side “Black Night” and “Speed King.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
163 Ratings
163 Ratings
GWFreak ,

Classic rock at its best

Wow… this CD is incredible. I’m in high school, so I’m constantly surrounded with everyone who’s listening to the “hot new thing.” If I can get any point across to those people, I hope it’s that this music is the real good stuff. I don’t want people to think that I’m bashing the other things (I like a lot of it), but I am saying that if you are in the mood for classic, powerful, and truly kick-A rock music, then look no further than Deep Purple and especially this extreme performance, Made in Japan. This is by far some of the best music I’ve heard in my life.

blajdomdlk ,

AMAZING Deep Purple Live Album

This is one of the best $10 I've ever spent! Ritchie Blackmore is an excellent impoviser in music, and did a magnifiscent job in this album. You really gotta buy the whole thing for the big jams. There's over an hour and a half of music, and while Ritchie shreds the guitar, Ian Gillan is screaming his lungs out at the audience. Great hardcore classic rock. Especially if you've heard some of Deep Purple's stuff, and you want to get into them, this would be the best album to start with, its got all their best songs, unlike "machine Head" which is still great, but its still missing a few. But still, who cares? If you like this, THEN go buy the others. But over all, if you like Deep Purple, this is a must have entire album.

If your really forced to buy one song, get "Strange Kind of Woman", which is a really really awesome jam.

Sword Of Damocles ,

Live

The greatest live album ever recorded, 20 min. Space Truckin, Child In Time, everyone in america had this in the 70's Richie Blackmore is a guitar pickin God

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