A book written by Akio Morita, the co-founder of Sony. The paperback edition was published by New American Library. The ISBN is 0451151712.

Made in Japan is essentially an autobiography, although it can also be read as a history of Sony. It details Morita's upbringing in a wealthy family, the war years, the birth of Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation (later renamed Sony) with Masaru Ibuka, and Sony's subsequent rise to prominence.

Of particular interest are the business decisions made in the early days of Sony. Akio Morita was convinced of the need for a pleasant, romanised name (Sony, with allusions to sonic and sound), and of the need to pursue an export-oriented strategy rather than relying on the small Japanese economy.

Minor annoyances are the way in which Morita glosses over his involvement in the Japanese military, and the relatively small amount of time and space he gives to Sony co-founder Masaru Ibuka. The tone throughout is tinged with false humility, although to be fair it is probably difficult for an individual as personally successful as Morita to appear as anything else.

A spectacular live double album from British hard rock icons Deep Purple. It includes some of their most famous tracks, recorded during concerts at Osaka, 15th-16th, and Tokyo, 17th of August, 1972. Highlights include guitarist Ritchie Blackmore launching into an insane and lengthy guitar solo during the middle of Child in Time, hearing a live version of the band's anthem Smoke on the Water, and Ian Paice's ecstatic drum solo in The Mule. The twenty minute epic, Space Truckin' provides a fitting finale to the album, taking up a whole side of vinyl.

At this time, the band's almost constantly changing line up was:

Track Listings:

    Side one.
  1. Highway Star. Osaka - 16th
  2. Child in Time. Osaka - 16th

Side two.

  • Smoke on the Water. Osaka - 15th
  • The Mule. Tokyo
  • Side three.

  • Strange Kind of Woman. Osaka - 16th
  • Lazy. Tokyo.
  • Side four.

  • Space Truckin'. Osaka - 15th.
  • This is a great album for fans of early Metal, or just Rock in particular. The band are all on top form. Gillan had one of the most powerful voices in Rock during that period (second perhaps only to Paul Rodgers of Free). When listening to this album you should follow the band's wishes and ensure that you have "everything louder than everything else."

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