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 lineup of Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Jon Lord and Ian Paice followed three storming studio sets with a landmark concert collection, MADE IN JAPAN. The double live album took the best songs from IN ROCK, FIREBALL and MACHINE HEAD and pushed them to the breaking point to become Deep Purple's breakthrough in the U.S., selling more than a million copies. Epic versions of such favorites as “Child in Time,” “Space Truckin'” and signature song “Smoke on the Water” are driven by terrific solos by Blackmore and Lord, and we'll celebrate the keyboardist's birthday by turning MADE IN JAPAN up to 11.