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August 17, 1972, Tokyo, Japan

31 Comments to “August 17, 1972, Tokyo, Japan”:

  1. 1
    Dpfender says:

    Awesome. It’s easy to agree with the comments, especially by Chad. Paice sounds sooo good. There was no one like Blackmore.

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    Sacha Romalo says:

    Finally! Acceptable video synchronized to spectacular audio from a CRUSHING performance!!

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    George Martin says:

    I wonder when this entire show will be released? It must be out there somewhere.

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    Michael says:

    Great! Cool solo from Ritchie!

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    errolarias says:

    That tour was one of the greatest moments in the history of mankind.. Five of the best musicians on earth at their peak..

    “Wonderful” what else can I say ? Words are not enough to express my admiration ..

    If I was able to step back in time , the japanese tour of Deep Purple in 1972 is definitely one of the moments in history I’d choose to be ..

    I even remember what I was doing that day , because August 15 is my birthday , and August 15 1972, was a special B-Day for me 🙂

    Long Live Deep Purple MK II !!!

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    Rikk Desgres says:

    Too bad the interviews were stuck in at the end.

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    Bruizer says:

    Is this for real?? For decades we’ve been told there’s no footage of any of the concerts in 1972 in Japan, and now this just non-nonchalantly shows up? Can we get some background info on this? Where did it come from? Is there more footage that will be released? I would love to see Space Truckin’ from this concert!

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    斜里郡 says:

    May 15, 2016, Tokyo Japan
    #rogerglover https://t.co/czwlrNAkkn

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    Adel says:

    The more I hear live in Japan (Made in Japan) the more I just can’t believe How the break up was just around the corner. If only MK2 lasted for another few years. God knows what would have they become. Ritchie never did anything for the fans it was always about him self. Still we have 3 great studio albums that will last eternally.

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    MacGregor says:

    There will never be decent footage of this band from these glory days, The MIJ tour, it would have surfaced well & truly by now! What crap is it putting those interview pieces in at the end, utter rubbish! The edited song says a lot! Such a shame, but that is life as we say! Cheers.

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    purpledaniel says:

    What´s so special about it? It´s only a clip from the documentary that came with the MIJ box set in 2014 really. No new footage.

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    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Clever edit. Leaves one hungry for more…..

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    Barry Labots says:

    If I’m not mistaken this footage comes from the documentary dvd included in the Made in Japan limited box set from a few years back, hence the interviews.

    Also a very nice version of Highway Star was included, well worth checking out

    It’s said that there is for about 90 minutes worth of footage from the Japan tour, we’re still waiting for a complete release though…

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    Mikael Sahlström says:

    The best of the best!

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    Paulo Glover says:

    This is our Lost Holy Grail.

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    LRT says:

    #8 Buy it! Don’t expect to see more than what is on this DVD. http://www.amazon.com/Made-Japan-Deep-Purple/dp/B00PGECK6M/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1463527136&sr=8-6&keywords=made+in+japan+deep+purple

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    Scott W says:

    I am confused… this was released a year or so ago in the 5 disc box set. Am I missing something?

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    purpledaniel says:


    I´ve checked with Simon Robinson, only 40 minutes in total of footage exist. Of course the MIJ documentary had only about 20…

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    Innerspace says:

    As for footage… There was no professional-grade footage made during this tour. The clips we’ve seen, including this one, typically look like 8 mm shot with a regular consumer camera. The 1972- equivalent to someone holding up their smartphone at gigs today…

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    MacGregor says:

    In regards to MIJ & it possibly being the known ‘holy grail’ of DP MK2 live in concert. IF ever there was going to be any official unedited genuine live concert footage, it may disappoint many fans who expect to see & hear what they have been listening to for the last 4 decades or so! As we all know, MIJ is recorded from 3 different concerts, the best picks from different gigs, for whatever reason. IF a concert was ever filmed, it will obviously be from one concert, so it may disappoint there for some fans! The old style camera angles that were used in filming live performance back in the day, would also be a possible disappointment. And the audio quality also could be a downer. The live in concert1972/73 dvd is quite good, excepting certain camera shots not showing Blackmore & Lord soloing enough. Otherwise that is more than enough of decent live footage of the classic Purple going through their paces for me! The MIJ live concert film con will be always there I am afraid. There are also very good live clips from earlier MK2 online, classic Fireball & In Rock songs. Forget the MIJ illusion! Cheers.

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    gustavo says:

    my reason to live…..Long live Deep Purple!!!!!!!!!!

  22. 22
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Hey LRT.. read the reviews of that… 1 out of 5 rating. Plus Region2, non US.

    I’ll pass

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    Scott W says:

    I thought pretty much everyone here owned or at least was aware that this footage existed. Only the Tokyo show was filmed, 40 min worth. I have done the timings and if i remember, only approx 25 min was used and synched up to the 8/17/72 recording. I have went as far as trying to synch up the cd and the dvd from the box set but it is not possible as one runs slightly slower and they soon drift apart. I even bought the jap stand alone dvd of this show. The content is exactly the same as the dvd that came in the box set. I wish they would have snyched ALL 40 min of footage and put the interviews on at the end, or, at least between the songs, not during them!!!

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    Dick Pimple says:

    Well said Macgregor #20 , lets just enjoy the audio from MIJ forever, It is the finest live album ever produced, from the greatest band of that period.

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    russ says:

    Where has is been mentioned that there was more than 20 min of footage? In the beginning it was revealed that 7 reals of 8mm file were discovered. 8mm film was in 3 min cartridges. So that is 21 min total.

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    MacGregor says:

    It actually raises the question, as to what happened to the remaining footage from that May 1973 concert filmed in New York on the ‘In Concert’ dvd! Superb quality & filmed in colour & Gillan is in fine voice indeed. Forget the MIJ grainy, B&W edited & non existent footage. The only blemish with the NY filming, is the ridiculous camera panning to crowd ‘participants’ on a regular basis. WHY Oh why does that happen. You don’t go to a concert to look at the crowd, so why film them????????Who gives a toss about rubbish like that??? Cheers.

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    MacGregor says:

    I forgot about the dvd notes & the apparent erasing of the remaining concert film, after they edited sections of it for the tv show. Time restraints eh? Bummer if that is what happened. Who can tell, one day someone taking the dust bin out may come across it, or the archives at the ABC may be plundered by a rabid Purple aficionado! Here’s hoping! I remember the Jethro Tull live broadcast from Madison Square Garden back in 1978 I think it was. That has a fair bit of the concert film cut out due to time restraints. Only on the dvd release though, it has has certain songs available live in film & the rest only in audio! Cheers.

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    Scott W says:

    @22 They (Amazon customers) are reviewing (read their posts) that garbage series MIJ “Inside DP” type dvd and incorrectly show the cover of the real MIJ dvd as which came in the 5 disc set, as well as the stand alone dvd from japan (I own both). The one we are discussing here…. Expect to pay about $30, not $7.

    @26 The remaining Hofstra NY footage was wiped and not used to fit a 30 min TV spot.
    There is the Tokyo 1973 footage that Robert Simon shot, which is in the DPAS ‘vaults’ never to be seen except by the priveleged few. It also features the after show riot aftermath footage and clips are on the dvd that came with the Deepest Purple cd/dvd 2 disc set and is glimpsed briefly on the MIJ dvd we are discussing here.

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    Russ says:


    The New York concert was filmed on video tape. Once they edited the masters they reused the tape.

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    Scott W says:

    @26 The cameramen were focusing on the chicks with their tits bouncing around mostly. They should have got laid before fiming the show and probably did not give a toss about DP anyways!

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    Russ says:


    “There is the Tokyo 1973 footage that Robert Simon shot, which is in the DPAS ‘vaults’ never to be seen except by the priveleged few.”

    Why do people do that? Keep things to themselves that every fan would love to see.

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