Deep Purple is one of the most influential and important guitar bands in history, one of the godfathers of the heavy metal genre, with over 100 million album sales worldwide to their name. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Deep Purple's groundbreaking double live album Made in Japan, this documentary explores these recordings and Deep Purple mark 2, the line-up between 1969 and 1973. The film highlights the mark 2 period of this classic British rock band featuring the classic line-up of Ian Gillan, Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, Roger Glover and Ian Paice with a focus on the recording of the album Machine Head in Montreux, Switzerland in late 1971; the friction that developed within the band as a result of this recording and their incessant touring of the world in general and North America in particular; and the live recordings of the band's first Japanese tour in August 1972, released that December in the UK as Made in Japan, a Number 1 UK album. Lars Ulrich of Metallica has cited Made in Japan as his favourite album of all time.
For 2014, the album has been newly remastered and presented in a number of special formats. The format options include previously unseen footage on DVD, bonus material and mixes, memorabilia and a hardback book. This Limited Edition Deluxe Boxed Set includes remastered audio of all three complete shows across 4CDs, a DVD featuring rare documentary and live footage, a 7" promo single, and a 60+ Page hard bound book filled with rare and previously unseen photos and memorabilia.
Made in Japan is a double live album by English rock band Deep Purple, released in December 1972. Later released in April 1973 in the US. It was recorded during their first tour of Japan in August 1972.