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    Default I'm Having A Deep Purple Re-Awakening.

    I saw them on BBC red button and thought right Im ordering Made In Japan. I was worried that this is a guilty pleasure but I sampled lots of albums and live performances on i tunes.

    It was a bit like seeing them playing to Radio 2 Grandads but I wanted to revisit some of the classic early albums like In Rock and Machine Head

    A nostalgia trip is kicking in and I always remember thinking the earlier line up with Gillan, Lord, Blackmore is the best.

    I thought that as a young teenager and remember being disappointed about Ian Gillan leaving. I never thought Coverdale and other singers carried on the magic.

    I have read quite a bit about their history and formation. I tend to think that they peaked up to say 1975. Whether they are part of the holy trinity of hard rock and founders of metal is a whole debate. A transition from 60s R&B to heavy rock if you like.

    Whether they sound dated in some areas is another debate but they have recorded some stonking live performances...Stockholm and all over the world.

    Obviously Made In Japan is considered a live benchmark and I have ordered the remastered version with extra encores.

    Any comments please?
    Cheers
    Martin
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    I go for a few months and then think " Made in Japan, let's have a listen to that " and from the first notes of Highway Star I'm hooked again. It reminds me of brilliant nights spent in The Hungry Years, a biker's rock club in Brighton, back in the late seventies/early eighties. Fantastic album full of drive and energy and a pretty good live recording too. I've got a first press on vinyl and a Japanese import SACD and they both sound amazing. I saw them live them a few years ago, good line up, Gillan, Pace, Glover, Lord and Steve Morse. Right that's it, headphones on and vinyl out now ha!
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    You've got me going now. Back to the days of my long lost youth.

    Highway Star - on Spotify comparing the original mix and 1998 and 2014 remasters.
    Yep, a bit more clarity and pep on the 98 remaster, I reckon, and more focus still on the 2014.
    The original sounds decidedly fuggy in comparison.

    2014:
    https://open.spotify.com/album/2ufQZaCxAGM01yQbotw9tA

    Woo !!
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    Made in Japan, In Rock and Machine Head are all perfect albums. I never find them sounding dated. But the later stuff doesn't do much for me.
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    was a big Purple fan in another life.
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    Their latest album Infinite is excellent, I mentioned a few weeks back on the What are your Spinning Today page that I thought it took them back to their best.

    Well worth checking out
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    Their latest album Infinity is excellent
    I've recently bought that, but have yet to play it - best I get on it
    "People will hear what you tell them to hear" - Thomas Edison

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    I've recently bought that, but have yet to play it - best I get on it
    Mind and put it on at the right speed lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Made in Japan, In Rock and Machine Head are all perfect albums. I never find them sounding dated. But the later stuff doesn't do much for me.
    Bananas wasn't a bad album, it has shades of classic Purple but like you say the old ones are the best. Another live album, Made in Europe is also worth a listen, brilliant rendition of Stormbringer.
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    Just got in from seeing them at Manchester Arena.
    What a gig!
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