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4.32 | 81 ratings | 3 reviews | 75% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1993

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1 (76:20)
1. Highway Star (7:37)
2. Child in Time (11:51)
3. The Mule (drum solo) (9:35)
4. Strange Kind of Woman (8:51)
5. Lazy (10:26)
6. Space Truckin' (21:35)
7. Black Night (encore) (6:25)

CD 2 (78:33)
1. Highway Star (7:07)
2. Smoke on the Water (7:25)
3. Child in Time (12:30)
4. The Mule (drum solo) (10:22)
5. Strange Kind of Woman (10:35)
6. Lazy (10:21)
7. Space Truckin' (20:13)

CD 3 (75:48)
1. Highway Star (7:14)
2. Smoke on the Water (7:06)
3. Child in Time (11:32)
4. Strange Kind of Woman (11:26)
5. Lazy (11:16)
6. Space Truckin' (19:19)
7. Speed King (encore) (7:55)

Total Time 230:41

Line-up / Musicians

- Ritchie Blackmore / guitars
- Ian Paice / drums
- Roger Glover / bass
- Ian Gillan / vocals
- Jon Lord / keyboards

Releases information

Recorded live during August 15-17, 1972 in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. Original recording engineered by Martin Birch. Mixed at Abbey Road in London by Darron Godwin; assisted by Simon Robinson during July 1993. Tapes edited, cleaned and mastered at Abbey Road in London by Peter Mew during September 1993.

Album co-ordinated by Tim Chacksfield and compiled/researched by Simon Robinson.

This 3CD set contains almost three full concerts; the same three gigs that supplied the contents to the classic Made in Japan 1972. Two of the tracks included there.

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DEEP PURPLE Live in Japan ratings distribution

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Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(75%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(17%)
Good, but non-essential (6%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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5 stars BACK TO THE FUTURE with an OMNI in D like DEEP PURPLE and a legendary concert, yes the P's will be waiting! In short I come across an album that I am advised to review, so I start ..; live on it, yes I do with the means at hand, I keep repeating it!, are you ready? a hidden chronicle!!! 1 'Hig ... (read more)

Report this review (#2921245) | Posted by alainPP | Tuesday, May 2, 2023 | Review Permanlink

1 stars This remixed recording has so much potential, and yet falls so miserably. The good: you get to hear the shows mostly in the order that they were performed (a few songs were cut in order to keep the length to 3 CDs), including the onstage banter - mostly Ian Gillan offering explanations of the so ... (read more)

Report this review (#1933951) | Posted by hieronymous | Friday, May 25, 2018 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Wow ! This is a 3 CD set which contains all three gigs in Japan in August 1972. From these three gigs, the best of the best was made into the best ever live album; Made In Japan. The set lists is more or less the same as Made In Japan, with the inclusion of Black Night as an encore on the fi ... (read more)

Report this review (#299166) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Tuesday, September 14, 2010 | Review Permanlink

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