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Deep Purple / “Made In Japan” reissue: boxes & formats explained

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Made In Japan: 4CD+DVD box set

Universal Music will today officially announced the reissue of the Deep Purple live classic Made In Japan that we told you about last month.

This reissue of the 1972 album seems to have virtually all bases covered with TWO super deluxe box sets (one is a 4CD+DVD offering, the other a 9LP set), a two-CD deluxe edition, a 2LP version, a Pure Audio hi-res Blu-ray Audio, HD downloads and last but not least, the humble one-CD remaster!

Super Deluxe Edition box sets

Both boxes offer the full 1972 Japanese tour newly remixed (by Martin Pullan). The CD-based set includes the following:

  • • 4 x CD
  • • DVD
  • • 7” promo single
  • • Deluxe 60 Page Hardback book + memorabilia
  • • MP3 and HD Download card

The first CD is the Osaka gig from 15th August, the second is Osaka again from 16th August, and the third disc is Tokyo from 17th August. All the encores from every night are gathered on a fourth and final CD. The DVD includes the documentary The Rise of Deep Purple Mk II as well as some other rare clips. Even better, this box comes with a high definition download of the original Made In Japan album; both the new 2013 remix and the original 1973 mix (remastered).

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Made In Japan: 9LP Heavyweight vinyl box

The VINYL super deluxe box set is a gargantuan 9LP box set which includes all the (remixed) audio on the CD box across nine heavyweight 180g vinyl records. Each gig takes up five sides of vinyl (four for the main set, and a fifth for the encores). The sixth side has no audio content and is in fact an etched disc. The vinyl set also includes a 60-page hardback book and again comes with the same HD download of both mixes of the original album release.

The two-CD deluxe edition offers the 2013 remix of the original album on disc one, with all the encores on CD 2 (i.e. the same as disc four from the CD box). The single CD version reverts back to the original 1972 mix, albeit a 2013 remaster of the original mix. Unlike both box sets this doesn’t contain remixed audio. This single disc is actually the only place amongst all the formats that you can get the original 1972 mix remastered on CD.

The 2LP vinyl version is also the 2013 remaster of the original 1972 mix across four sides of vinyl.

Finally the Pure Audio Blu-ray Audio will have both the 2013 remix and the original 1972 mix (remastered) in high resolution, but will not feature the full 1972 tour audio that is present in the big boxes.

Made In Japan will be reissued on 19 May 2014.


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4CD+DVD box set (full 1972 tour – 2013 remix)


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9LP Vinyl box set (full 1972 tour – 2013 remix)


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Pure Audio – Blu-ray Audio (incorrectly called ‘DVD Audio’ on Amazon!)


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2CD Edition (2013 remix of album + all encores)


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2LP Edition (1972 mix – remastered in 2013)


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Single CD Edition (1972 mix – remastered in 2013)


Track listings

4CD+DVD super deluxe box set

DISC ONE: Osaka 15th August 1972

  • • Highway Star
  • • Smoke on The Water
  • • Child In Time
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo)
  • • Strange Kind Of Woman
  • • Lazy
  • • Space Truckin’

DISC TWO: Osaka 16th August 1972

  • • Highway Star
  • • Smoke on The Water
  • • Child In Time
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo)
  • • Strange Kind Of Woman
  • • Lazy
  • • Space Truckin

DISC THREE: Tokyo 17th August 1972

  • • Highway Star
  • • Smoke on The Water
  • • Child In Time
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo)
  • • Strange Kind Of Woman
  • • Lazy
  • • Space Truckin

DISC FOUR – ENCORES from all three nights

  • • Black Night Osaka 15/08/1972
  • • Speed King Osaka 15/08/1972
  • • Black Night Osaka 16/08/1972
  • • Lucille Osaka 16/08/1972
  • • Black Night Tokyo 17/08/1972
  • • Speed King Tokyo 17/08/1972

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 10th February 1972)
  • • Smoke On the Water (Live clip from Hoftsra University 29th May 1973)

 9LP Vinyl box set

Osaka 15th August 1972

Side 1

  • • Highway Star
  • • Smoke on The Water

Side 2

  • • Child In Time
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo)

Side 3

  • • Strange Kind Of Woman
  • • Lazy

Side 4

  • • Space Truckin’

Side 5 – Encores (one side only)

  • • Black Night
  • • Speed King

Osaka 16th August 1972

Side 1

  • • Highway Star
  • • Smoke on The Water

Side 2

  • • Child In Time
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo)

Side 3

  • • Strange Kind Of Woman
  • • Lazy

Side 4

  • • Space Truckin

Side 5 – Encores (one side only)

  • • Black Night
  • • Lucille

Tokyo 17th August 1972

Side 1

  • • Highway Star
  • • Smoke on The Water

Side 2

  • • Child In Time
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo)

Side 3

  • • Strange Kind Of Woman
  • • Lazy

Side 4

  • • Space Truckin

Side 5 – Encores (one side only)

  • • Black Night
  • • Speed King

2CD Edition

CD 1

Osaka 15th, 16th and Tokyo 17th

  • • Highway Star (Osaka 16th)
  • • Smoke on The Water (Osaka 16th)
  • • Child In Time (Osaka 15th)
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo) (Tokyo 17th)
  • • Strange Kind Of Woman (Osaka 16th)
  • • Lazy (Tokyo 17th)
  • • Space Truckin (Osaka 16th)

 CD 2

Encores from all three nights

  • • Black Night (Osaka 15/08/1972)
  • • Speed King (Osaka 15/08/1972)
  • • Black Night (Osaka 16/08/1972)
  • • Lucille Osaka (16/08/1972)
  • • Black Night (Tokyo 17/08/1972)
  • • Speed King (Tokyo 17/08/1972)

2LP Edition

Side 1

  • • Highway Star (Osaka 16/08/1972)
  • • Child In Time (Osaka 16/08/1972)

Side 2

  • • Smoke On The Water (Osaka 15/08/1972)
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo) (Tokyo 17/08/1972)

Side 3

  • • Strange Kind Of Woman (Osaka 16/08/1972)
  • • Lazy (Tokyo 17/08/1972)

Side 4

  • • Space Truckin’ (Osaka 16/08/1972)

Pure Audio Blu-ray Audio

Osaka 15th, 16th and Tokyo 17th

2013 Remix

  • • Highway Star (Osaka 16th)
  • • Smoke on The Water (Osaka 16th)
  • • Child In Time (Osaka 15th)
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo) (Tokyo 17th)
  • • Strange Kind Of Woman (Osaka 16th)
  • • Lazy (Tokyo 17th)
  • • Space Truckin (Osaka 16th)

1972 mix (remastered 2013)

  • • Highway Star Osaka (16/08/1972)
  • • Child In Time Osaka (16/08/1972)
  • • Smoke On The Water Osaka (15/08/1972)
  • • The Mule (Drum Solo) Tokyo (17/08/1972)
  • • Strange Kind Of Woman Osaka (16/08/1972)
  • • Lazy Tokyo (17/08/1972)
  • • Space Truckin’ Osaka (16/08/1972)

Single CD remaster

1972 mix (remastered 2013)

  • Highway Star (Osaka 16/08/1972)
  • Child In Time (Osaka 16/08/1972)
  • Smoke On The Water (Osaka 15/08/1972)
  • The Mule (Drum Solo) (Tokyo 17/08/1972)
  • Strange Kind Of Woman (Osaka 16/08/1972)
  • Lazy (Tokyo 17/08/1972)
  • Space Truckin’ (Osaka 16/08/1972)

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20 responses to Deep Purple / “Made In Japan” reissue: boxes & formats explained

  1. Tiago Camargo says:

    I reckon it’s a bit unfair that the DVD only comes with the 4 CD edition. This one us currently for sale for amost 80 pounds and to be honest only the DVD is interesting for me and for many other fans who already have the other special versions released in the 90s such as the “Live in Japan” with 3 CD’s and the remastered edition with 2 CDs.

    Management is trying to force the fans to buy the 4CDs edition with the book and the DVD but I raise the question: Wouldn’t they raise even more money if that was included in one of the simpler editions or even as a stand alone DVD ?

  2. Wazza says:

    Just ordered the super deluxe and pure audio versions , however it does somewhat annoy me that the super deluxe version doesn’t actually have the original album (remixed/remastered) as it was originally released with the tracks from the 3 shows

  3. Luc Piens says:

    Has the (Pure Audio – Blu-ray Audio) release a 5.1 sound or is it basic 2.0 ?? Thanx for the response.

  4. Eduardo Pastor says:

    Is the book we can see in the 2-CD set picture the 60-pages hardcover one or a thinner softcover version? Thanks.

  5. stephen gilmour says:

    Very tempted as only have the original album..Is anyone able to identify how the track times alter at each show – or how vastly different the arrangements/improvisations are e.g. will it be like hearing the Allmans or the Dead playing the same tune two nights in a row where it will be heaps different?

    If not, I’m guessing it will be a little tedious -0 only the DVD will be of value

    Thanks Paul – ps when is the store opening/

  6. Haze says:

    Amazon pages have no information or even prices yet. Any idea how much these are lickly to be? I’d love the vinyl box but would have to get the floorboards strengthened!

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      I think the vinyl box is going to be £130+ but we’ll find out soon hopefully when it becomes available on Amazon.

  7. Scott says:

    This is awesome..cant wait !

  8. James Kelly says:

    What about the USA? Any release dates?

  9. Richard says:

    I already have other issues from this short Japan Tour and only missing out one of the encores… so I will skip this release.

  10. Sean says:

    Second that on the USA releases??? I have been holding off on buying the Live In Japan release because this was rumored to be in the works BUT as a six cd release with each date on two discs….not sure if I like the layout but I will take it!

  11. Kaj Sandholm says:

    The super deluxe box with 4 cd and 1 dvd has no hi-rez content? A 5.1 or 4.0 mix would have been nice. I think I will buy the blu-ray version.

  12. Phil says:

    Bought “Live In Japan” years ago.. the double CD is tempting because unlike this set it will have all the encores. Having said that, I think they picked the best tracks originally for the 1972 classic release. The alternative versions are still great but as I get older I look at my shelf space and bank balance more discriminately…..I too will be getting the blu-ray only, it’s a chance to hear the best at its best, and remixed too. Don’t know why the opportunity to do a 5.1 mix keeps going begging for these releases. And I wonder if the band recorded the ’73 tour of Japan? Setlist was much the same and by all accounts still a good show. What a deluxe release that could make…

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  15. Philip says:

    Just give the straightfoward 4 disc set in a jewel case, or a 6 disc set with each show to two discs. No messing around with fancy boxes, books and DVDs. Too much to ask……..

  16. RJ says:

    Hi
    How many 9lp boxes will be produced, how much limited it is?

  17. David Piscopo says:

    Well they did not quite cover all the bases on this one. Being a big fan of blu ray pure audio discs I was disappointed to see that they did not include all the tracks for us pure audio fans. Cannot claim lack of space on these discs. Note: Stones Grrr has 50 tracks on one disc.

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