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Shipping Address. Construct 0. Dropship 0. Record Speed Record Size 12". Artist Deep Purple. Additional Artists. Record Weight. Record Speed 33RPM. Multi Channel. However, they are no simple renditions of the studio tracks, but rather an excuse for the band to flex their collective muscles and showcase their individual talents. Ritchie Blackmore plays like a demon, wringing all kind of weird noises and sublime sounds from his Fender Stratocaster.
Jon Lord, the Hammond god, is his perfect foil, sometimes providing a solid background for Blackmore's improvisations, sometimes pulling out all the stops and showing that he was more than a match for the Emersons and Wakemans of this world.
Ian Paice's drumming is metronomical in its precision, and his spot on "The Mule" is a good example of a drum solo that avoids being boring.
Glover pounds his bass stoically in the background: no Chris Squire- style "lead bassist", but a perfect partner for the impeccable Paice. Then we have Ian Gillan, handsome and wild, competing with Blackmore's guitar for the highest note on "Strange Kind of Woman", screaming his heart out on the legendary, dramatic "Child in Time".
All of the tracks are extended, dilated, chock-full of improvisation and creativity. The closing "Space Truckin'" clocks in at almost 20 minutes, a lengthy jam session including pieces of other tracks, underpinned by Jon Lord's trademark buzzsaw Hammond. It may not be prog in the strictest sense, but the influences are clearly there. Without any possible doubt, an essential listen for any lover of great rock music. These live albums from the seventies also showed some excesses, very characteristic of Rock music in general in those years.
The excess in this album is demonstrated by some songs which had a very long duration played in concert, IMO, but despite these excesses, almost all the songs shine, particularly "Highway Star" more energetic than the studio version , "Smoke on the Water", "Child in Time" with Gillan shining in his vocals , "The Mule" great drums solo and "Strange Kind of Woman" one of their best songs, IMO.
It was also another "obligation" to include dums solos in live albums then! In conclusion: one of the best Rock music live albums of all time. I only wish that many of the new Rock bands of this 21st century could make very good music and to play with more feeling like the "old Rock bands fom the past century".
I think that this is the reason why many young people in the present look for older albums recorded by old bands. Bands like Coldplay are good, but they lack something in their music, like playing with more energy and feeling like the old bands did, IMO.
According to Bruse Dickinson of Iron Maiden, this is the best rock album of all time. I would have to agree. There are no overdubs or doctoring, what you hear is what it was like! The album kicks off with "Highway Star" and from the word go, this is a fantastic live opener. What can possibly be said about "Child in Time" Gillan delivers the performance of a lifetime, actually going up and screaming in octaves!
And this is a live performance! The man has perfect pitch. I actually prefer this live version to the studio one just for the amazing guitar solo. He delivers one of the best loved drum solos on his small Ludwig kit.
This solo is also rated very high in the drum world and has become a benchmark for great rock drum solos. This is the ultimate Deep Purple album and most probably the ultimate hard rock album ever! If I could, I would give it six stars! It demonstrates how powerful Ian Gillan's vocal combined with stunning guitar and pulsating organ work of Jon Lord.
Another favorite of mine is the concluding track "Space Truckin'" which was performed much longer than the original version. What I don't favor is "Lazy" as it has too long organ effects and it never got landed smoothly at my ears.
It's an excellent hard rock live album which has now become a legendary one. Some of the jams are a bit long, but they're still superb. The reissue contains the encore performances of Speed King, Black Night, and Lucille, all of which are rocking. The insanely technical improvs give this prog credentials, and they also helped to lay foundations for prog metal.
There is a extended version of this record - a CD reissue with additional tracks. I don't know anything about that version, so I will stick in my review with the old, "common" edition. This is a lengthy record; it contains two vinyls - a welcome feature compared to, let's say, Genesis "Live" or Jean-Luc Pony "Live" - they are excellent live records, but way too short, abruptly ended.
This one is more than 75 minutes in it's full glory. And there is no weak track or filler. The weakest track, in my opinion, is "Smoke On The Water": a hard rock riff milestone.
The song is so overplayed that I can't stand it anymore, but to do justice I must say this version is excellent, sincere and performed beautifully. I am not big fan of drum solos, and most of them are just plain boring, unless you're the drummer's girlfriend-wannabe.
However, Paice is doing his job like a possessed maniac, and this solo is really able to keep your attention during all of its length. The intro and the ending are proggier than the majority of the band's catalogue.
Everything else - are the highlights: "Lazy" being perfect bluesy blend of Hammond organ and guitar with most astonishing Hammond intro that Lord ever did - how?!? And last but not the least, the side-long "Space Truckin'". The prolonged part the one that's not present on a studio version is actually an excerpt from "Mandrake Root" tune, and it is the best combination of organ-psychedelia and hard rock ever, hands down. It's bass-driven, with furious protracted Hammond soloing, Blackmore's guitar mannerism and most notably Lord's experimentation with ring modulator effect.
It sounds spacey, indeed. Having that said, I can only conclude that this live document deserves no less than five stars. If I would be critical and honest, I would say that two songs are better in their studio versions "Child" and "Space". Two are on par "Highway" and "The Mule". What is incredible here is the way the band copes together. This version is superior to the studio one. It will make this average song it had never been one of my fave on "Machine Head" an anthem for millions of fans and for more than three decades to come it is still played during their live sets in This version of "The Mule" is gorgeous.
It has little to do with the original and brings Ian Paice on the front end. He supplies a fantastic drum solo which definitely belongs to the era.
It is said that during some live renditions of "Fireball" the track he was the fastest drummer in the world. He should also be considered as one of the top ten drummer of all time. Each member of the band except Roger will produce an extensive solo part while the others will take a break.
I never understood why "Space Truckin" should be extended to almost 20 minutes but anyway it fits within the ensemble and closes the first release of Made In Japan. On the 25th anniversary edition, in some bonus tracks will be added. Each of them is an encore : "Lucille" from the Osaka concert on August 16th, "Black Night" and "Speed King" from the Tokyo concert on August 17th the latter was previously unreleased. To cash in, their record company released a triple album called "Live In Japan" which represents almost the entire three mythical Japanese concerts.
I say almost because to get it truely completed, the fan will need to get the fabulous six CD set "Listen, Learn, Read On not yet mentioned on this site to get the sole lacking track of those great moments : The Osaka encore "Black Night" from August 16th. Record Company — Electrola Gesellschaft m. Bass — R. Number on Record 1 : 1 C Other Cat. Add Review clsturgeon January 7, Report. I have kept it in good condition. In as few words as possible--The best live album ever--period.
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