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Live in Japan
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
1993 EMI release, a reissue of the band's 1972 live album featuring their shows in Osaka on August 15th & 16th, 1972 and their August 17th, 1972 Tokyo performance. Includes a 24page full color booklet and 21 tracks, includ... more »
1993 EMI release, a reissue of the band's 1972 live album featuring their shows in Osaka on August 15th & 16th, 1972 and their August 17th, 1972 Tokyo performance. Includes a 24page full color booklet and 21 tracks, including 'Highway Star', 'Strange Kind Of Woman', 'Space Truckin'', 'Smoke On The Water', 'Speed King' and more. Comes packaged in a double jewel case.
firstname.lastname@example.org | Lompoc, CA USA | 07/01/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The shows were the same and the sets were the same except for encores. Still, Deep Purple put enough into them where they don't sound the same. This is "The Set" for any Purple fan. A big chunk of rock history. Heck, I waited seven years to get this set and its worth it."
Complete* Live in Japan
Ian Gillis | HALIFAX, Nova Scotia Canada | 12/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the (almost) complete release of the Japanese tour (3 dates!), August 1972. This is DP Mk. II at their finest, and it is from these tapes that the classic "Made in Japan" album was cut. The present disc collects all three shows, Osaka I, Osaka II, and Tokyo, minus "Smoke on the Water" from Night 1, encores from N2, and mule from N3- all explained in the 24p liner notes.
For serious collectors and fans, hear interesting variations on the same material, including Blackmore f$*#ing up "Smoke on the water" -twice! Also, disc is remixed at Abbey Road. ROCK!"
Great shows, bad mix
george | chicago, il | 12/26/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The one thing that detracts from this CD set is the poor mix - unlike on the Made In Japan release where everything is perfectly balanced, Blackmore's guitar is, at times, nowhere to be heard in the mix, with the keyboards being louder at times than they need to be. It's unfortunate that the same care that was given to the original release was not to be found here. On the flip side, do we really need to hear Blackmore tuning his guitar at the beginnings of some songs? That's where he should have been mixed out.
In any case, an outstanding collection worthy many listens, even though the mix is uneven throughout."