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Live Yardbirds! Featuring Jimmy Page Live, Original recording reissued

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This is the album you've been waiting to hear on CD. Lovingly remastered and repackaged using the original color cover artwork, "Live Yardbirds! Featuring Jimmy Page" presents The Yardbirds' Anderson Theatre concert in New York from March 30, 1968 in the best possible quality.

This collection also includes two bonus tracks-- the sound checks of the songs "The Train Kept A-Rollin" and "Dazed And Confused"-the first commercial release for both recordings!

Dont buy bootlegs or audience tapes of this show! For the first time, the entire Yardbirds performance from that night has been presented on one disc. Get it now!

About the Artist

Keith Relf-vocals, Jimmy Page-Guitar, Chris Dreja-bass, Jim McCarty-drums

The Yardbirds. The band that launched the careers of rocks three greatest living guitarists. Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Inducted into The Rock&Roll Hall of Fame- 1992

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Train Kept A-Rollin' (Sound Check)
  2. Dazed And Confused (Sound Check)
  3. The Train Kept A-Rollin'
  4. You're A Better Man Than I/Heart Full of Soul
  5. Dazed And Confused
  6. My Baby
  7. Over Under Sideways Down
  8. Drinking Muddy Water
  9. Shapes Of Things
  10. White Summer (Page Solo Instrumental)
  11. I'm A Man (12 minutes)


Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 28, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: May 1, 1971
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Live, Original recording reissued
  • Label: Mooreland Street Records
  • ASIN: B00004Y76F
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,674 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Mike Reed VINE VOICE on May 14, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Wow! Cannot even believe this rare (most of the time) and hard to find CD is even available on Amazon. I've heard there were two versions of this title available. A bootleg CD and a legit pressing. Believe the legit release has eleven tracks and the bootleg has just nine. Really very good sound quality, SPECIALLY for the time this show was recorded, on March 30, 1968 in New York's lower east side's Anderson Theater. Tunes that will have you playing this disc over until you wear it out are "The Train Kept A Rollin'", "I'm Confused", the ultimate late '60's boot-stomper of all time "Over Under Sideways Down", the bluesy "Drinking Muddy Water", Jimmy Page's stellar instrumental "White Summer" and the 12-minute awesome "I'm A Man". An ABSOLUTE must-have. A true keeper. Highly recommended. You get the point.
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I was lucky enough to get this from amazon a few years back before Mr.Page ONCE AGAIN killed it with legal injunctions.I see his point.The canned cheering,crappy recording and Keith Relf singing flat for a hour is a bit much.Why the 5 stars then? Jimmy Page sounds great.The Telecaster/Vox combo is stunning and he seldom reached this level of tone again even in Zeppelins best moments.Grab this and enjoy a great guitarist while he was young and fresh.
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THANK YOU AMAZON. I HAVE WAITED DECADES TO GET THIS CD.

I owned the original vinyl LP of this set back in 1977. I paid
around $35 dollars for it back then. The Yardbirds had it pulled
from release due to the company dubbing in fake crowd noises,bull
fight cheering and the clinking of cocktail glasses according to
Jimmy Page. Those in the audience witnessed the birth of Led
Zeppelin and the implosion of the Yardbirds on this night. J.Page was unknown to an american crowd and unleased his guitar
fury on this tour. Jimmy Page had played bass on the Yardbirds
previous tour which showcased Jeff Beck,and rightfully so.

Singer Keith Relf had a hard time matching Jimmy Page's guitar solos and power cords, which dominated their sound. You
can hear Jimmy using wah-wah pedal, fuzztone, and even a string-
bow on the early version of Dazed and Confused with different
lyrics. My LP labeled the song as Im So Confused.

Songs of interest are Dazed and Confused, a blueprint for the great Zeppelin epic to come, White Summer,which appeared in early Zeppelin live sets. Drinking Muddy Water, which was the
other song played from their album Little Games- it is very similar to Train Kept A Rollin. From the shadows of the stage
that night, Jimmy Page roared through the Jeff Beck Classics-
Heart Full of Soul,Over Under Sideways Down,I'm a Man,and Shapes of Things. The other band members wisely let him take the stagefront. Followers of early Led Zeppelin might
be interested in this CD. Zeppelin arose from the ashes of The
Yardbirds and this music served notice of things to come.

I recommend Yardbirds ... Where the Action is, with the second disc- Jimmy Page with the birds at Stockholm 1967.
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I had this on vinyl at one point. At the time I thought it was a promotional copy because of the white label, though later I learned this was a bootleg. I also in the early 1990's saw this concert on an import CD, with some bonus tracks from the Olympia Theatre in Paris. I should have snatched it up them because when I returned a few days later it was gone. The concert itself it noteworthy because of its rarity, not because it is a particularly great show. Anyone who likes the Yardbirds has heard and probably owns the 1963-64 era live recordings and will recall that their first proper release of a LP was a late 1964 concert recording from the Marquee Club in London. The fascination from this is that other than the 'Little Games' LP there is very little Yardbirds music available from 1967 or 1968. As others have noted, Page is in fine form here, he seems like he is enjoying himself as part of a band as opposed to being a sesion player which he did earlier in the 1960's. And of course, he was about to launch into something enormous in just a few short months. Relf is tentative here, although he does communicate a bit with the audience between songs. Perhaps he knew deep down that the end of the band was near. The most annoying thing is the dubbed in crowd noise which is totally unnecessary. I hope soon that Page will live and let live and authorize a proper reissue as it happened -- minus the added crowd noise.
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This album gives me the chills. When you listen to it alongside early Yardbirds stuff and compare, it sounds like the devil crept in and tore the band to shreds in one final amazing last frenzy...and the crowds on this final tour must have flipped their tops (this could easily fit in with the popular legend that Jimmy Page once sold his soul to the devil to play guitar!) The sound is that of a band that once was once something, but was about to become nothing... How did it happen? Jimmy Page joined The Yardbirds quietly about a year and half earlier as a replacement on bass. Within that time he had risen to second lead, and then took over Jeff Becks aclaimed role as lead guitarist. By listening to this show, it is obvious that he was about to chew right through this band entirely! Here endeth the Yardbirds. It is amazing to witness though, and actually a show worthy of its legend. Too bad this album is so rare.

Listen to the early take of Dazed and Confused as a Yardbirds song (I'M CONFUSED is the actual title here, but you will no doubt recognize the guitar work) Keith Relf almost sounds like he is literally (a little scared and) confused as to what his role as lead vocalist has come down to.. lyrically he has a hard time keeping up with Pages continuosly building sound... and he sings "I'm starting to crack, if your trying to break me, you're on the right track!" I feel like he's singing it to Page.... However still Relf shines as a master of the harp... numerous times throughout this perfomance, when he's in doubt, he just blows the harp. And its intense sometimes over these raw Page riffs. No doubt in my mind that Robert Plant studied Relfs harp section on Dazed rather than his vocals when he took over later on. The famous Plant wails in the ZepI version vs.
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