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Deep Purple - Made In Japan Deluxe Versions Arrive in May

by Jon Bloggin' Rogo

One of the most influential and important guitar bands in history, Deep Purple have sold over 100 million records 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 bands 1972 Machine Head record. 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 record has since become seen as one of Deep Purples seminal albums, and one of the greatest live records of all time (A Rolling Stone readers poll in 2012 voted Made In Japan as the sixth greatest live album of all time).

May 27th 2014 will see the record 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)