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3.82 | 110 ratings | 3 reviews | 22% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Burn (6:21)
2. Might Just Take Your Life (4:41)
3*. Lay Down, Stay Down (5:22)
4. Mistreated (10:13)
5. Smoke on the Water (8:26)
6. You Fool No One / The Mule (18:42)
7. Space Truckin' (25:13)

Total time 73:26 (1996 CD), 78:48 (2003 remaster)

* - not included in 1996 CD

Line-up / Musicians

- Ritchie Blackmore / lead guitar
- David Coverdale / vocals
- Glenn Hughes / bass guitar, vocals
- Jon Lord / keyboards
- Ian Paice / drums

Releases information

Recorded 6 April 1974

CD Purple Records (1996)

CD Purple Records (2003, remastered, with additional track "Lay Down, Stay Down")

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DEEP PURPLE California Jamming ratings distribution

(110 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of rock music(22%)
Excellent addition to any rock music collection(52%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (5%)
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Review by Gatot
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4 stars This line-up of Deep Purple i.e. David Coverdale on vocal and Glenn Hughes on bass guitar (and vocals) was at first under-rated by most rock fans and Deep Purple maniac. Some people even said that without Blackmore or without Gillan is actually NOT a Deep Purple. I think they are all wrong. Okay okay .. don't just look at the studio albums, try this "California Jamming" when Gillan was not in the band. You can see the true sound of Deep Purple without Gillan even in attractive live recording. I even had a chance to watch the VCD version of this concert - it's excellent. I could also see how Glenn Hughes did excellent vocal job in addition to David Coverdale. "Burn" has always been an interesting track to play live and it was positioned to pen the show. "Might Just Take Yor Life" become much powerfiul being performed live. The line-up also successfully played the Gillan's era songs: "Smoke On The Water" and the captivating "Space Truckin'". Oh man .. it's an interesting live CD that rockesr should have in their collection.You wanna hear how Coverdale sings Gillan's parts? Get this CD! Keep on rockin' man ....!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Review by ZowieZiggy
4 stars This California Jamming is best experienced in the video/DVD format.

IMO, this is the second best Mark of the Purple. They really performed well on stage and the duo Coverdale / Hughes is really performing.

Their album "Burn" is one of the central piece of this set featuring three songs of which the title track and "Mistreated" are of course the highlights.

A special note for the very good "You Fooled No One / The Mule" before THE highlight of this set. A phenomenal version of "Space Truckin". It definitely deserves the title of a Californian Jam! Completely disjointed and wild. But you have to "see" it instead of listening to it.

The best thing to do is to get the Video / DVD of this performance to fully appreciate the cohesion of the band and to enjoy Ritchie total madness.

Four stars for this audio edition.

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2 stars Well, having heard the masterpiece and one of the best and powerful live albums ever, "Made In Japan", I thought this could be so much better. In addition, I had some expectations to hear how Coverdale sings Gillan songs, and how is Hughes bass playing and contributions with vocals during the ... (read more)

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