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... more » 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!« less
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!
Yardbirds - 'Live Yardbirds! Featuring Jimmy Page'
Mike Reed | USA | 05/15/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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."
JIMMY PAGE RISES FROM THE ASHES OF THE YARDBIRDS
FRANK ROCKER | RIVERSIDE, CA | 02/13/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"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. This set includes Shapes of Things and Little Games. Especially if you can't find Live At The Anderson Theatre with Jimmy Page. I also recommend the band Armageddon,self titled, which rocks to the singing of the late Keith Relf,the voice of the Yardbirds.
FANTASTIC! RAW! PRE - ZEPPELIN PAGE LIVE!
! MR. KNOW IT ALL ;-b | TRI STATE AREA | 07/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have a copy of this entire show on a Yardbirds rare tracks disc. My brother bought this on LP back in the 70's and I am pretty sure this recording is a bootleg and a very famous one, but it's still a "boot". I remember Page not liking this release much, stating that some of the crowd noises were added. Page said "the crowd cheers could have been lifted from a bull fight for all I know" It's funny because before I read that, I would imagine the crowd going wild as it does sound that way! The album starts off with an excellent version of "A Train Kept A Rollin'" a jamming version of "Mister You're A Better Man Than I" that goes right into a pumped up version of "Heart Full Of Soul" There is a song called "I'm Confused" which would later be re-worked for Led Zeppelin's first album as "Dazed and Confused". The set is really interesting and I'm glad I have it. If you can find it, it buy it! It is one hell of a good performance and the recording is pretty damn good. Please remember it was a "boot", so the sound quality is very good, but not perfect(a little tinny). Well worth hearing and owning!"
Liner notes from hell
Thomas Enberg | Stockton, California United States | 12/29/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For those of you still trying to figure out the reading order of the liner notes, starting with the front cover as page 1, they read in this order: page 2,14,4,12,6,10,8,9,7,11 and 5. Most of the other reviews are on the mark as for performance and sound quality. For Yardbirds fans the historic importance of this release makes it a must have."