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Deep Purple Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (30 Oct 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B000002KEV
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Blu-ray Audio
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 125,487 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Highway Star
2. Child In Time
3. Smoke On The Water
4. The Mule
5. Strange Kind Of Woman
6. Lazy
7. Space Truckin'

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51 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything Louder Than Everything else 8 Nov 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
When this was originally released I was only ten, and when a copy appeared in my house, shortly after I was hooked.
And has it stood the test of time? You bet.
This is the definitive live album. No overdubs, just blistering performances all round. Ian Gillan later complained that his own performance was poor but to these ears this is as good as it gets.
Highway Star is a killer set opener featuring brilliant soloing from both Lord and Blackmore. Child In Time follows on, mesmerising, from the subtle keyboard introduction through Gillan's screams and a frantic Madame Butterfly influenced Blackmore guitar fest, right back full circle to the start. Gillan screams even louder second time around leaving the listener exhausted as the track explodes and dies at the end.
Just when you thought the music couldn't get any more involving up pops, probably, the best version of Smoke On The Water captured on album. The band is so tight everything seems perfect. Into the Mule with a typically superb drum solo from Ian Paice. Listening to the Mule lulls the listener in to a relaxed state before the band hit the stratosphere with superb interplay and sonics. Strange Kinda Woman just bounces along and the interplay between vocal and guitar just make you grin, mainly for the sheer tongue-in-cheek attitude. A few screams from Gillan and onwards we go into Lazy, a stunning piece of R'n'B (the real stuff). Lord kicks off with some organ torturing, a bit of jazz and off with the lick. The band is in full flow by now with superb soloing and tightness unsurpassed. Space Truckin' is the set closer complete with more ethereal soling from Lord and Blackmore, incorporating sections from Fools and Mandrake Root. The encores added to this anniversary remaster don't disappoint either.
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43 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "You're only about 4' 6" !! 21 Dec 2005
Format:Audio CD
Live albums were not in rerum natura, as they say. DP took their first tour in Japan seriously, and brought the Rolling Stones mobile with them to record it. No stranger to live recordings (or being bootlegged!) the Mk II line-up was taped on all 3 dates at Osaka and Tokyo. The result was a staggering success, and captured the band's stage show at it's electrifying best. Blistering harmony & unison interplay between Blackmore and Lord, a rhythm section containing the world's best rock drummer in Ian Paice and the hugely underrated Roger Glover on bass was capped off by a storming performance of Ian Gillan's silver throated vocal. Having just recorded "Machine Head" the bulk of the set comes from that LP - but "Child in Time" (from In Rock) is an astonishing testament to how good DP were at the time. The best live rock band on the planet, by some considerable margin. I'm sure there will be a few who will argue that Led Zeppelin had that accolade, but some of their live performances were long-winded and unrehearsed. DP's instrumentals were well crafted, and had some huge cues. If you listen to any of their live stuff in any depth you'll see what I mean. The opener, Highway Star, introduces you to the band and is followed by Child in Time. Nuff said. Smoke on the Water is considered to be the band's most memorable riff by the public (check out any music shop on a Saturday afternoon!) and The Mule is a Paice solo spot. Strange kind of Woman is the standout track for me - Blackmore and Gillan (so often at odds with each other)united on stage with the question and answer phrasing and posturing. Lazy is Jon Lord's tour de force. Read more ›
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Album I Own 2 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
A friend showed me this album a while ago and I was very impressed then, though we were playing it so loud I didn't get to hear it properly. So I bought and every time I listen to it I am simply stunned. There is not one bad track on this album, it's as simple as that. The rendition of "Lazy" is nothing short of incredible, though you may want to turn the cacophonous intro down a little to save your eardrums.
One of the great things about this album is the sound quality. Often when you listen to a live track, it can sound gritty or distant. Every song on this sounds brilliant, with an incredible energy to match. The musicianship is nothing short of outstanding - every member sounds on top form (though according to the inside cover, which contains the story of made in Japan and some good photos of the band, Ian Gillan wasn't happy with some of his performances after having just got over bronchitis). Deep Purple show how well they can rock while mucking about like noone else can (see "Lazy" for prime examples of this).
There's two problems with this album, however. Firstly, when you next listen to one of Deep Purple's studio albums, it will sound dull. That's just how good this album is. Secondly, you shouldn't play either disc in your car because you WILL speed.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Purple...Live in Japan, 16 Sep 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Arrrrgh it's Big T. here!!, aged 32 rediscovering my youth from my happy school days of the 1980's, I bought this cd a couple of weeks ago on the strength of my studio recordings by Purple, and I was not disappointed. Far from it, you can clearly see that Deep Purple were one of the best "Live" acts in history, the "Smoke on the water" is fantastic, each instrument entering with a staggered delay giving a wonderful sound. Ian Paice is a drummer of excellence, one of the top men...grossly underrated. "Speed King", "Space Truckin'" and the superb "Child in time" this time with a slightly different Blackmore guitar solo, I must say the studio "Child in time" is better but the live version is pretty awesome too!! A veritable foot tapping and head bangin' feast. Need I say more!! Go get some!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars great album
well what can i say about this album,maybe not everyones cup of tea but i think one of deep purple best ever live albums.
Published 4 months ago by anttippo1
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic album.....................still.
A classic album.............still.............after all these years! Very good re-mastering and extra tracks as well. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Steveosnapper
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia!
Atrip down memory lane - to the heady days of the early 70s and a life event album - for under 4 quid!
Published 8 months ago by E. P. MCFADYEN
5.0 out of 5 stars Special opening to Smoke on the Water
For years I was searching for a recording of an opening to Smoke on the Water that I heard many years ago. They start up with the standard opening, wind down, then start up again. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ann Elry Tentiff
5.0 out of 5 stars MEMORIES
Published 9 months ago by Mr. M
5.0 out of 5 stars hard to find
The price was excellent and so was the music. We do not have may good bands these days that make music like this.
Published 9 months ago by peter
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock at its best
Some of the best tracks all on one album and live! A must for Deep Purple fans of any age.
Published 10 months ago by Marie Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars THE greatest live album ever
My original album (1972), has been played more often than any of my other albums, and that's saying something. Still the best live album ever and will never be equaled. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Super Stu
5.0 out of 5 stars Made in Japan
An excellent album, having seen the band live 3 times in the 70's, but I must admit one of the gigs was not so special on one of the nights, this was recorded on an excellent... Read more
Published 10 months ago by John
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Really takes me back to the heyday of Deep Purple. Well mastered and good sound. Deep Purple were best Live.
Published 11 months ago by David White
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