turned in his second solo album ten years after his first, and it reflected his experiences in the interim. California
had spent the decade leading various lineups of Spirit
, including one full-fledged reunion of the original band, and the album featured all of them, albeit not all on the same track. Spirit
had built up a considerable following in Europe (the album did not see a US release), and California
's bi-continental focus was expressed on the LP's two sides: the "American" one was given over mostly to guitar-dominated hard rock, while the "European" side was more varied, some of it featuring light pop, along with a cover of "Wild Thing."