Album of the Day
Made in Japan
Originally a progressive rock group with classical leanings, Deep Purple soon emerged as one of the greatest hard rock bands. The British quintet's early '70s “Mk II” lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice followed three storming studio sets with a classic concert collection, MADE IN JAPAN. The double live album took the best songs from IN ROCK, FIREBALL and MACHINE HEAD and drove them to the breaking point to become Deep Purple's breakthrough in the U.S., selling more than a million copies. “That album was the epitome of what we stood for in those days,” noted keyboardist Lord, and MADE IN JAPAN captures the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers at the height of their powers.