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Release date: January 1973
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock


7.5 | 141 votes


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01. Woman From Tokyo
02. Mary Long
03. Super Trouper
04. Smooth Dancer
05. Rat Bat Blue
06. Place In Line
07. Our Lady
08. Woman From Tokyo ['99 remix] [2000 remaster bonus]
09. Woman From Tokyo [Alternate Bridge] [2000 remaster bonus]
10. Painted Horse [Studio Out-Take] [2000 remaster bonus]
11. Our Lady ['99 remix] [2000 remaster bonus]
12. Rat Bat Blue [Writing Session] [2000 remaster bonus]
13. Rat Bat Blue ['99 remix] [2000 remaster bonus]
14. First Day Jam (excerpt) [2000 remaster bonus]

Lyrics (8)

Ian Gillan - vocals
Jonathan Douglas "Jon" Lord - keyboards
Ritchie Blackmore - guitars
Ian Paice - drums
Roger Glover - bass, vocals

Additional info
First Day Jam is an instrumental

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JohnDoe - 07.12.2012 at 14:01  
  Underrated i agree, still a good album, the problem was that it came after the brilliant Machine Head plus the turmoil in the band made the music suffer. Gillan and Blackmore could barely stay in the same room, could hardly stand each other, let alone make music together.
musicalkaratekid - 21.05.2013 at 17:01  
Rating: 7 Again, as an album that is largely overshadowed by one of Deep Purple's career-defining records, 'Machine head', it would seem that this appears weak in comparison. However, there are still a few great moments on here, as well as one or two lackluster ones. The second half of the album is strangely where the musicianship and song-writing actually begin to work well, whereas the album's first few songs are slightly too simplistic for their own good. 'Rat bat blue' is excellent and largely helped by the keyboard work, whereas the fast-paced 'Super Trouper' just doesn't quite justify why it ended up on the album.
NocturnalStalker - 30.12.2014 at 19:11  
Rating: 9 Somehow this is one of my few favourite Deep Purple albums. Despite all the internal troubles the band faced on the album, it ended up being interesting and energetic. Maybe it's Ian Gillan's frustration bursting out both in his lyrics and his vocals, but I can't help feeling the powerful energy behind these tracks. And, of course, the skills the musicians show are top-notch.
Favourites: Woman From Tokyo, Super Trouper, Smooth Dancer, Rat Bat Blue, Our Lady.

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