Friday, April 7, 2017

The Yardbirds - 1988 - Zeppelin Presentation (50th Anniversary Edition)

The Yardbirds
Zeppelin Presentation

01. Shapes Of Things
02. Heat Full Of Soul
03. Mr. You're A Better Man Than I
04. Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)
05. Over, Under, Sideways, Down
06. Little Games
07. My Baby
08. I'm A Man

Bonus Tracks
09. Shapes Of Things (Live 1966 with Jeff Beck)
10. For Your Love (Live 1966 with Jeff Beck)
11. Hang On Sloopy (Live 196 with Jeff Beck)

Recorded 50 years ago today April 7, 1967, at the Radiohuset in Stockholm. Originally released by an Italian label in 1988, I have used for this post the brand new re-release by Moonchild Records because it does sound a bit better than the original one.

The CD cover does not specify the source for the last three tracks... I hope some of the visitors with more knowledge can enlight me.

Keith Relf – vocals
Chris Dreja – rhythm guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith – bass
Jim McCarty – drums
Jeff Beck – lead guitar

Keith Relf – vocals, harmonica, percussion
Jimmy Page – guitars
Chris Dreja – bass guitar, backing vocals
Jim McCarty – drums, percussion, backing vocals

The Yardbirds' performance at Stockholm’s Concert Hall in Sweden, on 4 April 1967 took place after many months of touring, during which the Yardbirds had been to the United States twice and as far away as Australia and New Zealand. March of 1967 found them briefly back home again (just long enough to record their new single “Little Games” for their upcoming album), however, in Sweden the band (now a foursome featuring Jimmy Page on guitar) did little in the way of promoting it, preferring to stick mainly to crowd pleasers like “Heart Full Of Soul”, “Shapes Of Things” and “Over Under Sideways Down”. This is a high quality soundboard recording that originally aired on Swedish radio.

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