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Made in Japan [Deluxe Edition]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Recorded over three nights in August 1972, Deep Purple's Made in Japan was the record that brought the band to headliner status in the U.S. and elsewhere, and it remains a landmark in the history of heavy metal music. Since reorganizing with singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover in 1969, Deep Purple had recorded three important albums -- Deep Purple in Rock, Fireball, and Machine Head -- and used the material to build a fierce live show. Made in Japan, its selections drawn from those albums, documented that show, in which songs were drawn out to ten and even nearly 20 minutes with no less intensity, as guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and organist Jon Lord soloed ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Recorded over three nights in August 1972, Deep Purple's Made in Japan was the record that brought the band to headliner status in the U.S. and elsewhere, and it remains a landmark in the history of heavy metal music. Since reorganizing with singer Ian Gillan and bassist Roger Glover in 1969, Deep Purple had recorded three important albums -- Deep Purple in Rock, Fireball, and Machine Head -- and used the material to build a fierce live show. Made in Japan, its selections drawn from those albums, documented that show, in which songs were drawn out to ten and even nearly 20 minutes with no less intensity, as guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and organist Jon Lord soloed extensively and Gillan sang in a screech that became the envy of all metal bands to follow. The signature song, of course, was "Smoke on the Water," with its memorable riff, which went on to become an American hit single. But those extended workouts, particularly the moody "Child in Time," with Gillan's haunting falsetto wail and Blackmore's amazingly fast playing, and "Space Truckin'," with Lord's organ effects, maintained the onslaught, making this a definitive treatment of the band's catalog and its most impressive album. By stretching out and going to extremes, Deep Purple pushed its music into the kind of deliberate excess that made heavy metal what it became, and their audience recognized the breakthrough, propelling the original double LP into the U.S. Top Ten and sales over a million copies. [A 2014 Deluxe Edition was also released.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2014
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227959432
  • Catalog Number: 542476
  • Sales rank: 30,662

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Highway Star (6:41)
  2. 2 Child In Time (12:33)
  3. 3 Smoke On The Water (7:18)
  4. 4 The Mule (Drum Solo) (9:28)
  5. 5 Strange Kind Of Woman (9:52)
  6. 6 Lazy (10:24)
  7. 7 Space Truckin' (19:49)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Black Night (6:58)
  2. 2 Speed King (8:28)
  3. 3 Black Night (6:58)
  4. 4 Lucille (9:03)
  5. 5 Black Night (8:01)
  6. 6 Speed King (7:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Deep Purple Primary Artist
Ian Gillan Vocals
Ritchie Blackmore Guitar
Roger Glover Bass
Jon Lord Organ, Piano
Ian Paice Drums
Technical Credits
Deep Purple Producer
Albert Collins Composer
Ritchie Blackmore Composer
Roger Glover Composer, Cover Design
Jon Lord Composer
Gillan Composer
Martin Birch Engineer
Ian Paice Composer
Kevin Shirley Mastering
Richard Penniman Composer
Martin Pullan Mastering
Malcolm Dome Liner Notes
Giancarlo Sciama Reissue Executive Producer
Darren Evans Art Direction
C. Hart Equipment Technician
Rob Cooksey Equipment Technician
Ian Hansford Equipment Technician
Ron Quinton Equipment Technician
Drew Thompson Reissue Executive Producer
Kathryn Gilfeather Marketing
Andrew Daw Reissue Executive Producer
Emma Shalless Producer
Liam Lydon Song Clearance
Faye Fanneran Producer
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