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|Live album by Deep Purple|
|Recorded||6 April 1974|
|Length||73:26 (Original edition)
78:48 (Remastered edition)
|Deep Purple live albums chronology|
California Jamming is a live album by British hard rock band Deep Purple, recorded in 1974 and originally released in 1996, it was re-released as a remastered edition in 2003 with the complete concert including the missing track "Lay Down, Stay Down".
The album is a live recording of Deep Purple's infamous appearance at the California Jam Festival on 6 April 1974, which was televised by ABC-TV in prime time. It was one of the first to feature their third line-up, which included vocalist David Coverdale and bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes. At the end of the show, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore first attacked one of the network's video cameras (which had been getting between him and the audience) with his guitar, and then had his amplifiers doused with gasoline and set on fire, which caused an explosion.
Deep Purple's performance at the California Jam has been available over the years in several different releases with various names, among them: "California Jamming", Live at the Ontario Speedway '74, Live at the California Jam and finally California Jam 1974 (not counting successive re-releases, mostly Japanese). While all of theses releases are culled from the same performance, most of them don't feature the full show, with edits and most importantly, missing a full song: "Lay Down, Stay Down."
|1996 original release|
|1.||"Burn"||Ritchie Blackmore, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Jon Lord, Ian Paice||6:21|
|2.||"Might Just Take Your Life"||Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, Paice||4:41|
|4.||"Smoke on the Water"||Blackmore, Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Lord, Paice||8:26|
|5.||"You Fool No One"
|Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, Paice
Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice
|6.||"Space Truckin'"||Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord, Paice||25:13|
|2003 remastered edition|
|2.||"Might Just Take Your Life"||4:49|
|3.||"Lay Down, Stay Down" (Blackmore, Coverdale, Hughes, Lord, Paice)||4:45|
|5.||"Smoke on the Water"||8:55|
|6.||"You Fool No One/The Mule"||19:08|
- Deep Purple
- Ritchie Blackmore - guitar
- Jon Lord - organ, synthesizer
- Ian Paice - drums
- David Coverdale - lead vocals
- Glenn Hughes - bass, vocals