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Deep Purple at the California Signature Edition 350 copies only
On April 6th 1974 Deep Purple appeared on stage at the California Jam festival at the Ontario Speedway in California.Taking top billing at the all-day event, and with great weather, Deep Purple and the other bands drew a crowd of around 165,000 people. It became the largest single-day paid attendance in U.S. rock concert history.
This astonishing concert is now the subject of a new documentary book, Deep Purple at the California Jam, released December 2012. Collecting together hundreds of black and white and colour images from a number of photographers who had all area access to the concert (and rehearsals), the large 12" by 12" format presentation allows these images to shine. Most of the photographs have never been seen before and are being fully restored and colour corrected.
Backing the images up is a detailed and lengthy essay on the concert and the build-up to the performance, from the first meetings by the promoters through to the completion of the PA towers. The text is supported by an impressive collection of rare memorabilia including internal documents, set-lists, passes, posters, tickets and even the repair bills for the TV camera.
In total this is the most comprehensive publication ever devoted to a single Deep Purple performance and is certain to excite fans of the band around the world.
The Signature Edition 350 Copies
|Binding and size||Threadsewn, 310mm x 310mm square.|
|Cover materials||Faux purple leather with silver foil.|
|Number of pages and paper type||288 pages, 170gsm silk artpaper.|
|Slipcase||Faux purple leather with silver foil.|
|Clamshell||Faux purple leather with inlaid colour graphic and silver foil.|
|Other items||Double purple vinyl with gatefold sleeve, printed colour cover with silver foil. Backstage passes and folded event poster.|