Sunday, February 6, 2011

New Yardbirds Boxset

Easy Action Records is set to release a 5CD box set on the Yardbirds called The Yardbirds: Glimpses 1963-68.

ears035The set is promising previously unheard tracks and unseen photos in an in depth booklet. The set is also fully licensed by EMI, BBC and the Yardbirds.

For Led Zeppelin fans, and specifically Jimmy Page fans, this set offers a fair bit of Jimmy Page material, including Stroll On (the Yardbirds take on Train Kept a Rollin’ for the film Blow Up), plus early versions of Dazed and Confused and White Summer. White Summer was a Zeppelin live staple and appeared in altered form of the first Led Zeppelin album as Black Mountain Side. The set also includes two Jimmy Page interviews broken into three parts.

The last disc has live BBC material throughout the Yardbirds career, including two performances from the Jimmy Page era.

The Yardbirds: Glimpses 1963-68 took five years to compile and is not available to order as yet.

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