Inglewood: Live in California is the only live album available from Deep Purple Mk1 which shows their progressive rock style.
Deep Purple at this stage consisted of:
Rod Evans – Lead vocals
Ritchie Blackmore – Guitar
Nick Simper – Bass, backing vocals
Jon Lord – Keyboards, backing vocals
Ian Paice – Drums
At Inglewood in October 1968, they supported Cream on their farewell tour.
Deep Purple Inglewood Live in California
The set list pulls its songs from their first two albums:
- Hush – 4:44 (originally on Shades of Deep Purple)
- Kentucky Woman – 5:01 (The Book of Taliesyn)
- Mandrake Root – 10:10 (Shades of Deep Purple)
- Help – 6:19 (Shades of Deep Purple)
- Wring That Neck – 6:40 (The Book of Taliesyn)
- River Deep, Mountain High – 9:44 (The Book of Taliesyn)
- Hey Joe – 7:57 (Shades of Deep Purple)
I haven’t heard Deep Purple Inglewood Live in California but from what I’ve read, the recording had to be salvaged so the sound quality may be not as good as you’d like.
I’d see it more positively.
If you’re a fan of Deep Purple when Rod Evans rather than Ian Gillan was the lead singer, then this is your only chance to hear the group live.
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