DEEP PURPLE “MADE IN JAPAN” DELUXE VERSIONS ARRIVE MAY 27TH

DeepPurpleMadeInJapan640 Together with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, Deep Purple have been referred to as the “holy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal” in the early to mid-Seventies. One of the most influential and important guitar bands in history, they have sold over 100 million albums worldwide.

Made In Japan was recorded live over three nights during August 15th-17th, 1972 at Festival Hall, Osaka and Budokan, Tokyo. Four of the tracks come from the band’s 1972 Machine Head album. It featured what many consider the classic Deep Purple lineup – Ian Gillan (Vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (Guitars), Roger Glover (Bass), Jon Lord (Organ) and Ian Paice (Drums). Originally recorded only for the Japanese market, the album has since become seen as one of Deep Purple’s seminal albums, and one of the greatest live albums of all time (A Rolling Stone reader’s poll in 2012 voted Made In Japan as the sixth greatest live album of all time).

“Deep Purple was at the height of its powers. That double album was the epitome of what we stood for in those days. It wasn’t meant to be released outside of Japan. The Japanese said, ‘Will you please make a live album?’ We said, ‘We don’t make live albums; we don’t believe in them.’ We finally said okay, but said we wanted the rights to the tapes because we didn’t want the album to be released outside of Japan. That album only cost about $3,000 to make. It sounded pretty good, so we said to Warner Bros., ‘Do you want this?’ They said, ‘No, live albums don’t happen.’ They wound up putting it out anyway and it went platinum in about two weeks” – Jon Lord, Deep Purple

2014 will see the album newly remastered and released in a number of special formats. The format options include previously unseen footage on DVD, bonus material and mixes, memorabilia and a hardback book. The Made In Japan formats are listed below with full track listing following.

• Single CD – Newly remastered version of the original album.
• Deluxe Edition (2CD) – Remastered original album, plus second disc with previously unreleased encores from all three shows.
• Digital Download – Remastered original album and Deluxe Edition will both be available.
• Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set – this collection includes:
o Remastered audio of all three complete shows across 4 CDs
o DVD featuring rare documentary and live footage
o 7″ promo single
o 60 Page hard bound book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.

Made In Japan: Deluxe Edition Track Listing:

Disc One – Original Album Remastered (Osaka, August 16, 1972)

1. Highway Star
2. Smoke On The Water
3. Child In Time
4. The Mule (Drum Solo)
5. Strange King Of Woman
6. Lazy
7. Space Truckin’

Disc Two – Encores From All Three Nights

1. Black Night (Osaka, August 15th, 1972)
2. Speed King (Osaka, August 15th, 1972)
3. Black Night (Osaka, August 16th, 1972)
4. Lucille (Osaka, August 16th, 1972)
5. Black Night (Tokyo, August 17th, 1972)
6. Speed King (Osaka, August 17th, 1972)

Made In Japan: Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set track listing:

Disc One – Osaka, August 15th, 1972

1. Highway Star
2. Smoke On The Water
3. Child In Time
4. The Mule (Drum Solo)
5. Strange King Of Woman
6. Lazy
7. Space Truckin’

Disc Two – Osaka, August 16th, 1972

1. Highway Star
2. Smoke On The Water
3. Child In Time
4. The Mule (Drum Solo)
5. Strange King Of Woman
6. Lazy
7. Space Truckin’

Disc Three – Tokyo, August 17th, 1972

1. Highway Star
2. Smoke On The Water
3. Child In Time
4. The Mule (Drum Solo)
5. Strange King Of Woman
6. Lazy
7. Space Truckin’

Disc Four – Encores From All Three Nights

1. Black Night (Osaka, August 15th, 1972)
2. Speed King (Osaka, August 15th, 1972)
3. Black Night (Osaka, August 16th, 1972)
4. Lucille (Osaka, August 16th, 1972)
5. Black Night (Tokyo, August 17th, 1972)
6. Speed King (Osaka, August 17th, 1972)

Disc Five – DVD

Made in Japan – The Rise of Deep Purple MK II
Smoke On The Water (Official clip)
The Revolution
Germany 1972 (Small documentary piece from Boblingen Sporthalle Stuttgart -February 10th, 1972)
Smoke On the Water (Live clip from Hoftsra University – May 29th, 1973)

Comments

  1. That is a lot of SPEED KING and BLACK NIGHT. CHILD IN TIME is really great here. This album is more condusive to the 8 track format than how music is listened to today. 20 minutes songs, no matter how great are somewhat tedious. At $82.00, I’ll pass. An expanded NOBODY’S PERFECT though not as good, would be more interesting to me. Tighter and more fresh versions of the classics and Gillan sounds like he’s having a blast on that tour which I saw.

  2. If I only had one album on a deserted island….this would be the one. Good stuff.

  3. Dana I wouldnt call them unholy ?? I’d call them the HOLY Trinty of Rock

  4. Deluxe Edition means something with this monster I bought in high school. Teens today get Winery Dogs & California Breed DE’s upon release….and visit old beat up union halls turned into clubs to see them.

  5. wow, voted only the sixth greatest live album of all time? in my opinion, it should be first! it’s one of my favorite albums of all time live or studio. 40+ years later & I still listen to it as much as I listen to anything. the exchange/interplay between blackmore & gillan in the middle of strange kind of woman still blows me away to this day, it’s one of those magical moments in music history that will live forever! it never gets old or played out, and I never get tired of listening to made in japan. I love it just the way it is and always was, but I’m curious to hear & see how the deluxe versions are going to be. I don’t like when perfection gets messed with, but it’s still deep purple, so i’ll give it a shot.

  6. By the way Deep Purple fans….and Dana, you might know the answer to this, I have this CD (from years back) and I have always wondered what singer Ian Gillan says at one point during Speed Kind (?) it sounds like he is saying “No mike…no mike.” Sorry for such trivial questions….but, I am a librarian.

  7. George Martin says:

    The best live album ever! The best hard rock band ever! Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are you awake. Are you listening. Stop being stupid for once and make it happen. To not have them in is an embarrassment. Shame on all of you for making them wait this long.

    • you said it george! the most taught & self-taught guitar riff (smoke on the water) of course, of all time, the influence, just that alone should’ve been enough to get them in a long time ago. HOF makes everybody sick, they are a disgrace, when they put in abba, rappers & all these unworthy “”artists”” who shouldn’t even be in there in the first place, before a REAL music band like deep purple, that tells you everything you need to know about who these HOF people are.

  8. Jann Wenner hates Blackmore much like Terry Knight’s Grand Funk Railroad.

  9. Eric Heaton says:

    And I always thought when they meant “mistake by the lake” they meant the browns..lol..apparently the rrhof wants in on that also….this organization is clueless…so many great bands still not in and nirvana gets in first time eligible….IMO, they sucked…in fact outside alice in chains and soundgarden, that whole genre sucked…to me, thats when music started to go downhill…and mtv also…but im 41, I grew up with 70s and 80s music. So maybe its a matter of personal taste….but man did mtv hit the shitter though…

  10. A lot of people were taking shots at KISS saying Deep Purple should have gone into the RRHOF instead. Deep Purple absolutely should be in, but KISS Alive! is the best live rock album of all-time, sorry.
    (Cheap Trick at Budokan is #2).

    • Best live metal album ALIVE is for certain. AT FILMORE EAST blows away everything else. ALIVE’S BLACK DIAMOND is over the top amazing.

    • George Martin says:

      Everyone is entitled to there own opinion. In my opinion Kiss could not shine Deep Purple’s shoes. The talent level and songs so surpasses anything Kiss has ever done. Quite frankly I think Deep Purple would be bored to tears if they had to play Kiss songs. But Kiss should be in because they do deserve it. They both should have gone in together.

  11. Willie Rivera says:

    Deep purple made in Japan is a iconic and timeless album that I still listen to …I still do not get why. They have been passed up by those idiots at the rok and roll hall of fame..like that old saying goes it is what it is…

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