Live At The California Jam 1974 [DVD] Review

artist: Deep Purple date: 08/25/2006 category: compact discs
Deep Purple: Live At The California Jam 1974 [DVD]
Release Date: November 21, 2005
Deep Purple recorded live on tour in 1974 in the US promoting their 'Burn' album. The tracklist includes: 'Burn', 'Might Just Take Your Time', 'Lay Down Stay Down', 'Mistreated', 'Smoke On The Water', 'You Fool No One', and 'Space Truckin'.
 Sound: 9
 Content: 9
 Production Quality: 8
 Overall Impression: 10
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overall: 9
Live At The California Jam 1974 [DVD] Reviewed by: sheumack111, on august 25, 2006
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Sound: This DVD is great. It was filmed in 1974 so naturally it does not have the greatest sound or picture, but the capture of the set is brilliant. This was filmed at the "California Jam" at "Ontario Speedway" in 1974. The California Jam was a huge rock festival with bands such as "Emerson Lake and Palmer", "Black Sabbath", "The Eagles" and of course "Deep Purple". This was the first time that Deep Purple came to America since the original lineup broke up. The idea was to promote Deep Purples new album "Burn". The new members David Coverdale (later Whitesnake frontman) and Glenn Hughes do a great job and show us what Deep Purple meant to them. This concert had controversy aswell with a disagreement behind the scences about when Deep Purple were to take the stage, which results in many stage fanatics from guitarist "Ritchie Blackmore." The sound is great considering how old this concert was. // 9

Overall Impression: All in all this DVD is great. It is my favorite Deep Purple DVD by far. You have got to remember it is 1974 therefore production will not be excellent but it is great considering when it was. Definate highlights include "Mistreated" Ian Paice's drum solo and the "Space Truckin'" jam, which ends with Blackmore going nuts and destroying a few guitars, amps and a TV Camera. As you do of course! If this DVD were lost I would definatly buy it again. It is a great relic of time of one of the greatest hard rock bands of all time. // 10

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