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Made in Japan
Live album by Deep Purple
Released December, 1972 (UK)
April, 1973 (US)
Recorded August 15 - 17 1972
Genre Hard rock
Heavy metal
Length 76:44 (Original 2LP)
98:02 (1998 2CD edition)
Label EMI/Purple TPSP 351 (UK)
Warner Bros. (US)
Producer Deep Purple
Professional reviews
Deep Purple chronology
Concerto for Group and Orchestra
Made in Japan
Made in Europe

Made in Japan is a double live album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in December 1972. Later released in April 1973 in the US. It was recorded during their first tour of Japan in August 1972.


Recording and release

The album was recorded live over three nights during 15-17 August 1972 in Osaka and at Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, hence the name of the album. The tracks mostly come from their studio effort, Machine Head.

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 release in the US was delayed because Warner Bros. wanted to release Who Do We Think We Are first.

The remastered anniversary edition, issued in 1998, came with an extra CD of encores played on the tour in Japan.

Cover version

On January 13, 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 one of the two shows has been released through the band's Ytse Jam Records label. It has been mixed for release by Roger Glover.

Track listing

All songs written by Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice except where indicated.

Original release on vinyl (2 LP)

Side one

  1. "Highway Star" - 6:50
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 16th.
  2. "Child in Time" - 12:24
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 16th.

Side two

  1. "Smoke on the Water" - 7:31
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 15th.
  2. "The Mule" - 9:49
    • Recorded in Tokyo on August 17th.

Side three

  1. "Strange Kind of Woman" - 9:35
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 16th.
  2. "Lazy" - 10:50
    • Recorded in Tokyo on August 17th.

Side four

  1. "Space Truckin'" - 19:41
    • Recorded in Osaka on August 16th.

The remastered edition (2CD)

Disc one: Made in Japan

  1. "Highway Star" - 6:43
  2. "Child in Time" - 12:17
  3. "Smoke on the Water" - 7:36
  4. "The Mule" - 9:28
  5. "Strange Kind of Woman" - 9:52
  6. "Lazy" - 10:27
  7. "Space Truckin'" - 19:54

Disc two: The Encores

  1. "Black Night" - 6:17
    • Encore recorded in Tokyo on August 17th. An edited version had previously appeared on single B-sides.
  2. "Speed King" - 7:25
    • Encore recorded in Tokyo on August 17th. Previously unreleased.
  3. "Lucille" (Albert Collins, Richard Penniman) - 8:03
    • Encore recorded in Osaka on August 16th. Previously unreleased.


Additional personnel

  • Produced by Deep Purple
  • Engineer – Martin Birch
  • Equipment – Ian Hansford, Rob Cooksey, Colin Hart, Ron Quinton
  • Cover Design – Roger Glover
  • Original album mixed by Ian Paice and Roger Glover
  • Remastered by Peter Mew

Sales accomplishments

RIAA certification[1] (United States)

Date Designation Total Sales
May 31, 1973 Gold 500,000
October 13, 1986 Platinum 1,000,000

BPI certification (United Kingdom)

Date Designation Total Sales
January 1, 1975 Silver[2] 60,000
January 1, 1975 Gold[3] 100,000


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