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Deep Purple



4.52 | 755 ratings

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5 stars Exactly 30 years ago some older schoolfriends made me a cassette of this LP. It was the first time 'real music' came to my ears. With the introduction of CD players this was one of the first CD's I bought. Recently I noticed a newer one, remastered and extended with 3 numbers not originally present.

The album itself is a true masterpiece. Even the original version was wel recorded, exceptionally well played live and much warmer then the studio versions. In fact the album was an example of how live playing and recording should be.

About the 7 original numbers all is said in other reviews. I must say that the older I get the more I respect numbers like 'Lazy' and 'The Mule' which I didn't like in the old days. New added 'Black Night' is nice but not 'Masterpiece' worth. Same for 'Speed King'. The last number is 'Lucille', an old Rock 'n Roll number, and sadly brings no added value to this version.

If you own older versions of 'Made in Japan' the remastered album brings you no extra's. If you're new to Deep Purple, then buy this remasterd version. You will then own all necessary DP stuff. Forget any other DP album as they are not so good, possibly 2 or 3 stars (24 Carat Purple for instance).

Hermanes | 5/5 |


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