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Deep Purple: Live In California 74 [DVD] [2006]

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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Deep Purple
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Unknown
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: EMI Catalogue
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Nov 2005
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000BS6Y2E
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 90,096 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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Deep Purple perform live at the The California Jam at the Ontario Speedway on April 6th 1974. Their set was given extra fire by a backstage argument with the festival's organisers just before they were due to go on.

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Deep Purple California Jam '74 1 Aug 2006
This is one of the moments where the TV cameras (all but one!)captured Deep Purple at their peak. Purple of course rejuvenated by a recent personnel change prior to the release of the Burn LP.

After the well documented clash of egos with promoters behind the scenes, Purple open the set with the afore-mentioned title track where Blackmore (like the VHS version) is well down in the mix. The volume does gradually creep up over the next couple of numbers, Might just take your life and Lay down stay down, both of which again from the Burn album and feature dual vocals from Coverdale and Hughes (check out Coverdale's nervous introduction!)

As Purple power through the numbers, it is clear to see Blackmore has fine tuned his technique to complement the band's new members, particulally, Mistreated where Blackmore embellishes Coverdales vocals with machine-gun picking and bluesy bends.

You fool no one is a centre piece for solos from messrs Lord,Blackmore and Paice. Jon Lord's solo revolves around the Lazy riff, check out his intro though- could that be Perfect Strangers in the making? Paice & Blackmore solos equally breathtaking.

Space Trucking has been tweaked slightly to accomadate Glenn Hughes vocal/bass wah wah solo spot and generally feels a little more dynamic than previous offerings. Blackmore more or less closes the show on his own with a visual climax demolition job of his equipment (well most of it his!)

It's good to have this gig on DVD,having said that the picture does seem to be a little bit more 'grainy' than the Vhs version.

There are a few more subtle camera angles too, which are welcome, however, Blackmores scary-stare at the camera during the 2nd number has been cut short to my disappointment!
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3.0 out of 5 stars The BBC video was better 7 Mar 2007
Back in the 1980s the BBC released this concert on laserdics and then on video,using an in-house process that the first time allowed an acceptable transfer of NTSC images to PAL. The picture was not terrific - Never Twice the Same Colour never is - but technically it was a real achievement.

Unfortunately, the image on this DVD appears to have been lifted straight from the original NTSC videotape and it looks absolutely awful - washed out, underlit and grainy.

It would have been much better if the BBC transfer had been used. Then we would have had a great concert and picture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally released 7 Nov 2005
Deep Purple at California Jam 1974 is finally released. This is great news. This concert features legendary MKIII with David Coverdale looking pretty shy that days. But his singing is absolutely brilliant, just like Glenn Hughes´. The band is playing at their peak. I´ve been watching the VHS for years and it´s great to have Lay Down Stay Down as addition on DVD. The setlist is usual for DP in 1974. Opening with Burn, in my opinion one of the five best riffs ever, and long and fine improvisations in You Fool No One and Space Truckin´ this DVD is an absolute must have for anyone who likes DP and just Rock`N´Roll (like David calls it). Who´s been mistreated?
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