For the most comprehensive, single cd covering the yardbirds entire career, look no further than raven's stunning 27-track, multi-label collection 'happenings ten years time ago 1964-1968'. Originally released as an earlier edition in 1990, and now presented with revised tracking and upgraded with the highest quality audio and a superb booklet featuring detailed notes and a range of rare images, this remains the first and best collection to cross-license material in order to cover all phases of the band's career. The history of the band is well known - eric clapton, jeff beck and jimmy page - and this is the essential way to delve into that history. It's all here - guitar innovation, breathtaking virtuosity, pioneering psychedelia, feedback and fuzz tone - but above all just great songs. All the band's landmark recordings are present and correct: 'for your love', 'the train kept a-rollin'', 'heart full of soul', 'i'm a man', 'over under sideways down', 'shapes of things', 'happenings ten years time ago', 'stroll on', 'little games'. And furthermore, there's the storming live version of 'smokestack lightning', the metallic 'psycho daisies' and the mesmerizing 'think about it'. The sheer breadth of music the yardbirds created and the extent of their influence remains unparalleled. This is the ultimate single cd of the yardbirds' finest 78 minutes, featuring the cream of the band's recordings with clapton, beck and page.