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this is by far the best bootleg of the cali jam out there!

http://www.megaupload.com/de/?d=ILCYO1UU

here's some notes from the taper;





"BLACK SABBATH
Cal Jam Festival
Ontario Motor Speedway
California
April 6, 1974

Soundboard Recording(unedited version)
Maxell MX-90 metal-particle cassette(rec'd in trade(No Gen known), 20-25 years old)>
Playback on JVC TD-595 DECK>
AIWA XC-RW700 Standalone burner>
EAC>FLAC>DIME

This has been something I've had for a long, long time, and every single time I've traded it, the person I've sent this to has been blown away at the upgrade from whatever source they had owned before. Since I've not seen this show on Dime, and folks claim that this is THE DEFINITIVE COPY, I thought I'd post it. Instead of posting a CD copy of the tape that I had, I borrowed the tape from the person I got my copy from. I'm glad I did, as his tape turned out to be a very old Maxell Metal particle tape, which is the way he rec'd it from a Zep trader at least 20 years ago.

I've heard of several different boot LP's that have been made of this show, and this is supposedly not from any of those. The recording is so clean and sharp that you can really hear every minute thing that happens on stage,,,,,comments that Ozzy makes under his breath, guitars being plugged and unplugged, every little thing, very loud and clear. Some pops audible between songs have been debated as being LP surface noise, but with constant plugging and unplugging going on between songs, I don't think that's the case. The main things that convince me that this is an actual source tape are the lack of cuts which would be indicative of a boot LP of this length(at least four sides of wax), and the inclusion of ALL of the between song dialogue INCLUDING almost 2 solid minutes between the main set and the encore of nonstop soundboard audience noise through the on-stage mics. None of that is common in the boot LP world. Even though the opening intro is missing, this is also the longest, most complete unedited version.... from what I've been told.

I am not a Sabbath collector by any means, so if anything here is not accurate, let me know.
I do believe, however, that this is VERY possibly the best version available of this amazing show!

OZZY - VOCALS
TONY IOMMI - GUITAR
BILL WARD - DRUMS
GEEZER BUTLER - BASS

1.TOMMOROW'S DREAM
2.SWEET LEAF
3.KILLING YOUR SELF TO LIVE
4.WAR PIGS
5.SNOWBLIND
6.SABBRA CADABRA(BEGINS)
7.TONY SOLO
8 BILL SOLO 1
9.BILL SOLO 2
10.SUPERNAUT
11.IRON MAN
12. GUITAR/ORCHID/SABBRA CADABRA(ENDS)
13.PARANOID
14.EMBRYO
15.CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE (removed)"
 

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just listened to this (and I am a black sabbath bootleg collector)..

Heads up guys.. This is the King of all Sabbath bootlegs!

Sound is unprecedented..

all I can think is that this is a source copy once held by the band or the immediate crew..

Wow!

words dont do it justice..

an early christmas present for sure!

Thanks for your generosity my friend!

Keep boots free!

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California Jam, in retrospect, was a huge event ... but it never gets mentioned in the press. What the heck?

I've seen film footage of the gig. Was the whole event documented? if so, a commemorative DVD would be an release. We can hope ...
 

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California Jam, in retrospect, was a huge event ... but it never gets mentioned in the press. What the heck?

I've seen film footage of the gig. Was the whole event documented? if so, a commemorative DVD would be an release. We can hope ...
I just realized when reading about it, that Sarstock I attended in 2003 was a huge event, but California Jam was still bigger.

Here are links about it. I bought the Deep Purple dvd that was released a couple years ago, wish all the bands were, as the quality is great.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_in_California_74

Acts that performed at the festival in order of appearance:
* Rare Earth
* Earth, Wind & Fire
* Eagles
* Seals and Crofts
* Black Oak Arkansas
* Black Sabbath
* Deep Purple
* Emerson, Lake & Palmer


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Jam
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/californiajamfanclub/
 
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