Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
Deep Purple - Made in Japan CD (album) cover


Deep Purple



4.51 | 688 ratings

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

5 stars The best live album ever released ? When music lovers discuss music, there one discussion who are pretty short. Made In Japan has this title sown up forever. Music lovers tends more to discuss who is the second best live album ever. But that's another place; another time.

From Highway Star kicks in to the end of Space Truckin, this album rocks the planet. And it never fails to impress. This is an album where you simply stop doing whatever you are doing and simply LISTEN to the music. This is not a good idea if driving a bus full of children...... I have been a fan of this album for the best part of thirty years. It impresses me as much now as when I heard it for the first time. And I must have played it ten times a year. From a rotten cassette via a luxury CD version to a MP3 version. From the frozen Arctic wastelands, just three hundred miles from the North Pole to the sweltering heat of Florida; this album is still impressive and ********* good.

Most of all; it sends my legs, hips, torso, arms and head into some movements loosely described as dancing. It is infectious. It is rays of sunshine. It is rays of life. It is what music is about.

......then there is this drum solo. I do not like drum solos. But I guess everyone else is ignoring it and still gives it five points. I have to agree with this, although drum solos are not my thing.

And then there is this pop up window from Prog Archives telling me to use five stars very sparingly because there must be a fault with any albums. (text removed)

Edit: I have upped it to five stars after some more listenings. The reason is that this is the best ever live album on the market. Hence five stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 5/5 |


As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this DEEP PURPLE review

Social review comments () BETA

Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.