Nobody’s Perfect

Recensione di Robert Sandall
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Something of a re-make, this, of Deep Purple’s 1972 live double Made In Japan: the 1972 line-up is back together and knocking out another four sides bristling with those famous old licks-Smoke On The Water, Black Night, Child In Time and so on.

As a revered pillar of the heavy metal tendency for nigh on 20 years it’s a bit late in the day perhaps to complain about Purple’s leaden riffing and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore’s tasteless speedfinger solo outbursts.

This is business as usual, then, but as the title suggests there are some oddly scrappy inserts disrupting the flow: a bit of unexplained tomfoolery with a couple of Buddy Holly songs in the middle of Woman From Tokyo for instance, and a lot of deeply humdrum stage chat from Ian Gillan about how really wonderful the audience(s) are.

Definitely not the efficient, air-brushed raunch we have come to expect from HM, but their gaucheness is actually one of the more endearing things about Deep Purple.

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Something of a re-make, this, of Deep Purple's 1972 live double Made In Japan: the 1972 line-up is back......