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"The Yardbirds - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: 1964-1966"
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"The Yardbirds - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: 1964-1966"
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

While the Yardbirds graduated three of the greatest guitarists in rock history--Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page--during their 1963-68 existence, the group's best work came during Beck's '65-'66 tenure, which produc...  more »

     
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All Artists: Yardbirds
Title: "The Yardbirds - Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: 1964-1966"
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 081227589523

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While the Yardbirds graduated three of the greatest guitarists in rock history--Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page--during their 1963-68 existence, the group's best work came during Beck's '65-'66 tenure, which produced nearly all their hit singles and virtually everything found here. (Notable exception: their debut hit, "For Your Love," which Clapton was barely audible on anyway.) From the cat scratch fever of "I'm A Man" to the guitar-as-weapon solo in "Mister, You're a Better Man Than I," Beck rewrote the lead guitar textbook, and on one of the few songs recorded when he and Page were in the band together--"Happenings Ten Years Time Ago"--they foreshadowed the sound of '70s rock. --Billy Altman

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Yardbirds 1964-1966
R. M. Anderson | Littleton, CO, USA | 02/06/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you like Yardbirds you will like this. There are better yardbirds
CD's, but this ain't bad."
Preparing for later Greatness
Niklas P. Andersson | Santa Cruz, CA | 05/31/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)

"OK, a lot of amazing musicians spent time in this outfit, but is that enough to qualify the Yardbirds as great? Not for me. Some of the songs are OK, mostly the one's we've all heard; otherwise, this is the Monkees messin' with the blues. Hardly essential. I borrowed this and didn't bother downloading it. Wanted to know what they were about, but not something I will revisit. I finally get why all the great guitarists just passed through the band: they wanted more than becoming the next Herman's Hermits."