Made in Japan (Deep Purple album)
|Made in Japan|
|Live album by Deep Purple|
|Released||December, 1972 (UK)
April, 1973 (US)
|Recorded||15–17 August 1972|
|Genre||Hard rock, heavy metal, progressive rock|
|Length||76:44 (Original 2LP)
98:06 (1998 2CD edition)
|Label||Purple (UK and most of Europe)
Warner Bros. (US, Canada and Japan)
|Deep Purple chronology|
Made in Japan is a double live album by English rock band Deep Purple, recorded during their first tour of Japan in August 1972. It was originally released in December 1972, with a U.S. release in April 1973. A Rolling Stone readers' poll in 2012 ranked Made in Japan the sixth best live album of all time.
Recording and release
Made in Japan was recorded live over three nights during 15–17 August 1972 at Festival Hall, Osaka and at Budokan, Tokyo, Japan. Four of the tracks come from the album Machine Head which had been released earlier that year.
The album was at first seen as somewhat unimportant by the band members, and only Roger Glover and Ian Paice showed up to mix it. It is organist Jon Lord's favorite Deep Purple album, and he describes the release as follows:
"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."
The release in the US was delayed, until April 1973, because Warner Bros. wanted to release Who Do We Think We Are first. The three concerts recorded were later released as Live in Japan 3-CD box set (1993). According to the liner notes for that set, unlike many live albums, there are no overdubs or studio additions to the original album.
The back cover photo is not taken in Japan, instead it is taken at the Brixton Academy in London, UK and incidentally features, in the audience, a young Phil Collen who later ended up as guitarist in Def Leppard.
- The remaster
The remastered anniversary edition, issued in 1998, has an extra CD of encores played on the tour in Japan and has the color scheme of the cover reversed so cover is black with gold print. The remastered Made in Japan (Disc One) has most of Ian Gillan's stage banter edited out, making it 23 seconds shorter than the original release.
There was also a numbered limited edition purple vinyl release. There are 3 songs each to Sides 1 and 2, and "Space Truckin'" was placed on Side 3 in order to allocate The Encores to Side 4.
A special Spanish release of the remastered album was released by EMI in 1998. This had the same track listing as the 2 CD edition with remastered album versions of track 1-4, 6-7 and the remastered single version of track 5 from the original release tagged on to disc two.
Original release on vinyl (2 LP)
|No.||Title||Recording date and location||Length|
|1.||"Highway Star"||Osaka on 16 August||6:50|
|2.||"Child in Time"||Osaka on 16 August||12:24|
|3.||"Smoke on the Water"||Osaka on 15 August||7:31|
|4.||"The Mule"||Tokyo on 17 August||9:49|
|5.||"Strange Kind of Woman"||Osaka on 16 August||9:35|
|6.||"Lazy"||Tokyo on 17 August||10:50|
|7.||"Space Truckin'"||Osaka on 16 August||19:41|
The remastered edition (2CD)
- Disc One
- Made in Japan
|2.||"Child in Time"||12:17|
|3.||"Smoke on the Water"||7:36|
|5.||"Strange Kind of Woman"||9:52|
- Disc Two
- The Encores
|No.||Title||Recording date and location||Length|
|1.||"Black Night" (An edited version had previously appeared on single B-sides.)||Tokyo on 17 August||6:17|
|2.||"Speed King" (Previously unreleased.)||Tokyo on 17 August||7:25|
|3.||"Lucille" (Albert Collins, Richard Penniman; Previously unreleased.)||Osaka on 16 August||8:03|
- Deep Purple
- Ritchie Blackmore – lead guitar
- Ian Gillan – vocals, harmonica, percussion
- Roger Glover – bass guitar
- Jon Lord – organ, keyboards, electric piano
- Ian Paice – drums, percussion
- Additional personnel
- Martin Birch – engineering
- Equipment – Ian Hansford, Rob Cooksey, Colin Hart, Ron Quinton
- Photography - Fin Costello
- Cover Design – Roger Glover
- Produced by Deep Purple
- Original album mixed by Ian Paice and Roger Glover
- Remastered by Peter Mew
|Kerrang!||United Kingdom||"100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time"||1989||75|
|New Musical Express||United Kingdom||"50 Best Live Albums"||2011||13|
(*) designates unordered lists.
On 13 January 2006, progressive metal band Dream Theater played the original album in its entirety at Kokusai Forum in Tokyo, and also on the 15th at NHK Hall in Osaka. Both performances were recorded, and the latter of the two shows has been released through the band's YtseJam Records label. It has been mixed for release by Roger Glover.
- Allmusic review
- Rolling Stone review
- Sputnikmusic review
- Piero Scaruffi review
- Truemetal review
- Rockline review
- "Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Live Albums of All Time". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 22 November 2012
- Jon Lord interview at www.thehighwaystar.com
- 1998 limited edition purple vinyl release
- UK Album Chart 1973(Link redirected to OCC website)
- Austrian chart archive Made in Japan 1973
- German Album Charts 1973
- Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved 2012-02-24
- Norwegian record chart 1973
- Billboard Albums Chart
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- "British album certifications – Deep Purple – Made in Japan". British Phonographic Industry. Enter Made in Japan in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
- "American album certifications – Deep Purple – Made in Japan". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
- "Kerrang – 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums Of All Time - January 1989". Kerrang. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
- British Albums "New Musical Express – 50 Best Live Albums – March 2011". New Musical Express. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
- Liner Notes