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MADE IN JAPAN

Deep Purple

 

Proto-Prog

4.50 | 502 ratings

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5 stars I begin with what the last submitter said. This is a must for any collection. Cause you can be a fan of whatever kind of music, but at the question "which is the best live album ever?" the answer will be MADE IN JAPAN. There's no point!!! This release is absolutely perfect. In truth, I don't put it into the cd reader since a long time, and seeing the cover on this site has given me the will both to submit this review and listen to it again...Cause Made in Japan will never be out of fashion for me. This is a milestone of rock, and many nowadays bands owe something to them.

Tracks are done perfectly, and I can barely find the word to describe all the points deserving a word: I remember the sudden stop at the middle of Child in time, after the fast part...It's surgical how they stop together at that speed. Moreover, solos on highway star (by ritchie and Jon) and on the Mule (by Ian: devastating!) and the 30 second scream by Ian during the break of Strange kind of woman. But I cannot forget the work of Roger, that in a band of phenomenal musician plays very well his role of metronome. Last but not least, there are the 20 minutes improvisation of Space trucking...Who said that it's not prog ???

Ok, it won't be Pink Floyd like, but when you're dealing with monsters of rock the problem of genre disappear...And this is the masterpiece of one of the best band ever...Do you prefer to discuss if it's prog instead of enjoying?

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