THE YARDBIRDS - Live At The BBC (2016)
The Yardbirds were one of the important bands in the 1960s London blues / pop / rock scene. Early repertoire consisted of blues covers by the likes of Howlin' Wolf, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley. Numerous personnel changes mean there isn't a definitive Yardbirds line-up. However, Keith Relf (vocals), Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar, later bass), Jim McCarty (drums) and Paul Samwell-Smith (bass, until mid-66) formed the stable part of the band, initially with Top Topham on lead guitar.
2-CD set. 40 restored and remastered tracks. Rare BBC archive recordings. Authoritative liner notes and new quotes. The most comprehensive collection of the Yardbirds BBC ‘live’ recordings, assembled with the assistance of the BBC, with several tracks now all together the first time on this newly restored and remastered 2CD set. Several tracks have been expertly repaired from rare, hard-to-find recordings and feature for the first time on this set. Featuring guitar legends Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page with front man Keith Relf, these sessions were recorded by the world renowned broadcasting organisation for radio transmission and our CDs explore all the available Yardbirds’ BBC Radio One output. Detailed data in the booklet, which also includes authoritative liner notes by Richard Morton Jack, editor of ‘Flashback’ magazine, and contains new quotes from Yardbirds’ Jim McCarty and Paul Samwell-Smith. Jim McCarty also adds an introduction exclusively for this the set, looking back at the BBC years.
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