Not what I was expecting, but worth a buy
M. Campbell | Manhattan Beach, CA United States | 05/31/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Being familiar with the Yardbirds only via their widely played pop hits such as the title track and "Heart Full of Soul", I was surprised to find that many of the songs on this album sound like Anglicized covers of blues tunes sung by skinny guys (like me) with thready voices. Then I remembered why I bought this album in the first place: I wanted to hear the roots of Rock by a band that was experimenting with American blues (Boom Boom, I Wish You Would, Got to Hurry) and going beyond the blues to form a new sound (For Your Love).
This Yardbirds post-Clapton album is a wonderful sample of Music in Transition, and it is definitely worth the money, especially with the extensive bonus tracks such as a sitar version of "Heart Full of Soul" and "Steeled Blues" featuring amazing steel guitar work by Jeff Beck."
Not the original album
W. D. Cohen | NYC | 06/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The original version of "For Your Love" did not contain all these tracks, and in spite of the cover photo showing Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton was the guitarist on the title song. You can also hear Clapton's guitar work in the live cuts on what used to be the B side of "Having a Rave Up." Clapton left the Yardbirds in March of 1965 because he thought they were becoming too "pop"; by that time, Beck was already rehearsing with them in the studio."