The final lineup of Deep Purple in the 1970s -- Jon Lord, Ian Paice, David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, and Tommy Bolin -- lasted less than a year, and released only one album, Come Taste the Band. This 65-minute collection of June 1975 rehearsals represents the only other studio document of this lineup, and thus the only other available studio stuff Bolin did with Deep Purple save Come Taste the Band. Combining early versions of album tracks, and no less than four ten-minute jams, it doesn't represent an apex for the Purple ones. It's period hard rock, sounding at times like sub-Led Zeppelin. Deep Deep Purple [sic] fans will appreciate its importance as a historical relic, though, particularly as the sound is good. There's also a cover of "Statesboro Blues" and, as a true oddity, a shambolic, one-minute circus-like cover of "I Got You Babe."
AllMusic Review by Richie Unterberger