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Purple aiming for #1 – with your help

Greatest Live Album NME

Made In Japan is currently #2 in a new Greatest Live Albums Of All Time poll at British music magazine NME.

Why don’t we all pull together to make it #1 – and bump Muse off that spot?

Worth a try while we wait for the new one… Cast your vote now.



25 Comments to “Purple aiming for #1 – with your help”:

  1. 1
    Ian Grant says:

    How the hell did Muse reach number 1 in the first place? Made In Japan was, is and will always be the best live album ever recorded!

  2. 2
    The Highway Star says:

    So vote for it! 🙂

  3. 3
    Ian Grant says:

    I have! And shared this so all my friends who love Deep Purple can vote too!

  4. 4
    Carl Hardwick says:

    MIJ =#1, Live at Leeds = #2

  5. 5
    Edison Mamprin says:

    Made In Japan, o melhor album ao vivo… demais !!!

  6. 6
    micke says:

    Done, and I also put it on Facebook for at least my friends to see.

  7. 7
    anthony brownhill says:

    made in japan gets ny vote every time. nothing has come even close since. 5 guys at the top of their game. simple.

  8. 8
    T says:

    When “That Metal Show” did the same, Made in Japan didn’t even make the list–in favor of the usual triteness. That is to be expected from the co-hosts, but Eddie Trunk usually has more sense.

  9. 9
    Tracy(Zero the Hero) Heyder says:

    Let’s see, we care where MIJ places in a pole where the MUZE holds 2 of the top 3 positions, while at the same time we don’t care whether or not they are inducted into the RRHOF?????

    Man how wide spread and fickle can folks be on what is and isn’t important regarding Purple recognition?

    Ch-BeerZ?!

  10. 10
    T says:

    Vote early…and vote often…

  11. 11
    Nigel Young says:

    Whilst you’re there scoring MIJ as a 10, rating the two Muse albums as a 1 or a 2 would help bring down their average.

  12. 12
    Jeff Summers says:

    MIJ is completely 100% live…you’d be surprised to learn how many of the so called great “Live” albums have been repaired and overdubbed.

    Voted and shared, lets make sure it makes No 1

  13. 13
    Jim Murphy says:

    I voted for Made In Japan with gusto but had the Olympia show from 96 been up there I would have voted that ahead of MIJ, for all its rawness and power MIJ is brilliant but the 96 official bootleg just sounds better.

  14. 14
    Jouko Juntunen says:

    I love “made in Europe” too…Muse…can’t stand the singer! Blah!

  15. 15
    Peter says:

    …….. I am also of the opinion that “Made in Japan” is the best live album ever in the category of rock music. But also I love Rainbows “On Stage”.

  16. 16
    cyclone says:

    Who and what is “Muse?” Must be something special to be above MIJ. MIJ with no doubt should be #1 and MIE a close #2!

  17. 17
    leonr2z says:

    Done my bit and voted. Surprised that Uriah Heep’s live in ’73, Skynyrds One From The Road and Lizzy’s Live (well almost) and Dangerous aren’t in there.

  18. 18
    leonr2z says:

    Jim #13
    Olympia is a great album but it doesn’t compare to MIJ (not for me anyway) although I must admit that Cascades and WABMC are worthy of inclusion on any DP live album.

  19. 19
    Sterling says:

    Hmmm. Let’s start our own pole about live albums. I did vote for MiJ, which is indeed one of my favorite all time live albums. That era was a gold mine for live albums. I’ve commented on MIJ in past threads (you’ll have to root through the archives) – just an amazing no-holds-barred balls-out take-no-prisoners monster of a live album.

    So Just believe me when I say its my fave live album of all time – and Nobody’s Perfect isn’t. (A SOTW singalong is fun when I’m in the audience, but not so much on an album. And I’d rather see them kick ass than have a singalong. Nuff said.)

    But! Even though DP has the #1 spot, there are some very deserving live albums not considerd in the survey. Probably because the bands involved aren’t popular or accessable to most of today’s audience. These albums all have a “reserved” space on my ipad.

    So, in the name of diversity, I offer the following:

    – Yes “Yessongs”. Talented, musical, interesting, sophisticated. Try as i might, I can find nothing weak about this album.

    – ELP “Welcome Back My Friends to theshow that never ends…”. Pretentious. Yes! Questionable sound quality. Yes! Overdubs. No! Impressive because of the talent and their daring to just do what they wanted to do. At their best the music is powerful (end of Tarkus), at their worst just boring twiddle (take a pebble).

    – Genesis “Seconds Out”. Yes, its Genesis without Gabriel. But Hacket is still there, the sound quality is excellent and the music spans almost all of the interesting genesis material. Supper’s ready is my fave.

    – Gentle Giant. “Playing the Fool”. A great document of the band at their peak – daunting, interesting and fun. Imagine if Blackmore could have a band this good – they might be interesting. (Apologies in advance for those of you that like his current stuff. Afraid it just bores me. Sigh.)

    – Humble Pie. Side 4 of “Eat it”. Love it for this version of Up My Sleeve.

    – Pink Floyd “Meddler”. A boot. Great sound. Great playing. Great tone.

    So, yes, this is a DP forum. And we often discuss/argue the finer points of life. This is an attempt to ‘out’ our other vices.
    Perhaps this will do to pass the time until Now What?! hits my ipad.

  20. 20
    Michelle says:

    Deep Purple deserves Rock n’ Roll HOF status on the basis of Made in Japan alone!

  21. 21
    T says:

    Also no On Your Feet Or On Your Knees and Some Enchanted Evening by Blue Öyster Cult or UFO’s Stranger in the Night.

  22. 22
    peter chrisp says:

    To me these are the Beast/Best
    1 Deep Purple-Made In Japan
    2 UFO Strangers In The Night
    3 Humble Pies-Rockin’ The Filmore
    4 Lynyrd Skynyrd- One More For/From The Road
    5 Ten Years After- Recorded Live
    6 Iron Maiden Live After Death
    7 Rush, is it worth considering some of their live material?

  23. 23
    Scott says:

    MADE IN JAPAN #1 Now and until the end of eternity. Enough Said.

  24. 24
    Sterling says:

    @23. Not really. Come on. Share.

  25. 25
    Nigel Young says:

    Muse disappeared. MIJ now top.
    1. Deep Purple – Made In Japan Current Rating: 9.95
    2. Pink Floyd – Pulse Current Rating: 7.52
    3. The Who – Live At Leeds Current Rating: 7.25
    4. Iron Maiden – Live After Death Current Rating: 7.04
    5. Led Zeppelin – The Song Remains The Same Current Rating: 6.89
    6. Lynyrd Skynyrd – One More From The Road Current Rating: 6.88
    7. Thin Lizzy – Live And Dangerous Current Rating: 6.77
    8. Tom Waits – Glitter And Doom Live Current Rating: 6.47
    9. Motorhead – No Sleep Til Hammersmith Current Rating: 6.39
    10. Queen – Live At Wembley Stadium Current Rating: 6.21

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