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Happenings Ten Years Time Ago 1964-1968 [Import]

Yardbirds Audio CD
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The Yardbirds are mostly known to the casual rock fan as the starting point for three of the greatest British rock guitarists: Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. Undoubtedly, these three figures did much to shape the group's sound, but throughout their career, the Yardbirds were very much a unit, albeit a rather unstable one. And they were truly one of the great rock bands; one whose ... Read more in Amazon's Yardbirds Store

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  • Audio CD (26 May 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Raven
  • ASIN: B0016GLZWY
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 153,919 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I Wish You Would
2. A Certain Girl
3. Good Morning Little School Girl
4. Smokestack Lightning
5. I Ain't Got You
6. I'm Not Talking
7. The Train Kept a-Rollin'
8. I Ain't Done Wrong
9. For Your Love
10. Heart Full of Soul
11. Evil Hearted You
12. Still I'm Sad
13. I'm a Man
14. Shapes of Things
15. Over Under Sideways Down
16. You're a Better Man Than I
17. Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
18. The Nazz Are Blue
19. Rack My Mind
20. Psycho Daisies
See all 27 tracks on this disc

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A comprehensive single CD covering The Yardbirds' entire career. Originally released as an earlier edition in 1990, and now presented with revised tracking and upgraded with the highest quality audio and a superb booklet featuring detailed notes and a range of rare images, this remains the first and best collection to cross-license material in order to cover all phases of the band's career. The history of the band is well known – Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page – and this is the essential way to delve into that history. It's all here – guitar innovation, breathtaking virtuosity, pioneering psychedelia, feedback and fuzz tone – but above all just great songs. The sheer breadth of music The Yardbirds created and the extent of their influence remains unparalleled. This is the ultimate single CD of The Yardbirds' finest 78 minutes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Yardbirds best of the best! 27 May 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Having heard several Yardbirds compilations over the years, some better than others, this disc does an excellent job within the confines of a single cd to give a good overview of the band's career, without missing anything important out. The difficulty is that the band's music changed so much from beginning to end, from r&b to commercial pop, through to innovative psychedelic guitar rock, so it takes some doing to tell the story on one disc. At long last someone has had the common sense to include the incendiary Think About It! If you want the best single cd on the market of this group's career, don't look any further.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Is There A Reason To Get This? 13 May 2008
By G.C. - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
This review should really be incomplete because I have the previous 1990/91 version of this CD, also on the Raven label and pressed in Australia. This CD appears to be a reissue with a few track substitutions. The original 28-track release contained "Baby What's Wrong" as the opening track along with "Got Love If You Want It" (taken from their first official LP which was recorded in 1964 at the Marquee Club) and "Ten Little Indians" from their last LP 'Little Games' which featured Jimmy Page. The original release had varying sound quality from track to track, which presumably has been corrected with modern production techniques now available. The 27-track reissue substitutes "Smokestack Lightning" from the Marquee concert and "White Summer" from the Page-era line up for these three tracks. The reissue probably a sightly more judicious track selection since "Ten Little Indians" is no big loss, but although "Smokestack Lightning" is a superior track from the Marquee show what's the point of including it here? Anyone can put on a blindfold and approach a stack of Yardbirds CDs, pull one out, and chances are "Smokestack" will be on it. I think Raven should have put on a nice rare cut such as "Avron Knows" which did not materialize until the 1990's. On another issue, most Yardbirds releases, even the ones on the Repertoire Label which are well thought out, seem to use the same recordings which sound like they are be copies used for licensing. Are master tapes from the Yardbirds even available? It would be nice for some label, Raven, Repertoire, or somebody, to find the original source tapes and do a thorough remastering of them, similar to what the Rolling Stones did when they reissued their Decca/Abkco material. I look forward to hearing other listener's thoughts on this.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Hey Giorgio, do the right thing here. The fans want it. 21 Jan 2010
By L. Bachrach - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Why no stereo remix???????
From what I've read, the Yardbirds first manager, Giorgio Gomelsky is holding the original, 1st generation, 3 track session tapes. Word has it, he wants to be paid a fortune to turn these tapes over for remixing. This encompasses all the stuff through the Beck years. It's really too bad. This is important music and it deserves to be given the royal treatment by the same folks that recently restored the Beatles catalog. I'd love to hear "Happenings Ten Years Ago" or "The Train Kept a Rolling" in true stereo.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yardbirds Remastered? 22 May 2009
By Michael D. Sheridan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
No Yardbirds collection will ever be complete without remastering the original source tapes and issuing Stereo tracks such as ' Happenings Ten Years Time Ago'. Why do we have to wait so long for someone to get a clue ? The Yardbirds deserve to have their catalog straightened out properly! True Stereo Yardbirds-Only a Dream!!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Birthday gift for my brother that won 5 stars 29 April 2014
By Altoona Story Teller - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I purchased this Yardbirds audio CD for my brother for his 63rd birthday. He was a huge Yardbirds fan in the 60s and was totally blown away when the gift arrived at his home. He told me that he takes it out in his truck and plays it full blast when he is driving by himself. What a thrill for me to know that I gave him a present that brought back so many great memories. Thanks, Amazon, for helping me bring birthday happiness to my "kid brother"!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely The Best Yardbirds Compilation - Raven 2008 1 Feb 2014
By T. Pettit - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
OK. Here is the deal. The Yardbirds have been compiled over and over again, usually covering the Clapton & Beck years only. Jimmy Page brought a new urgency to the band and Little Games is arguably their most consistent LP - thank you Mickie Most! With both Page and Beck on board, they created one of the psychedelic era's most vibrant songs - Happenings Ten Years Time Ago, in which the two guitar masters trade explosive riffs. This compilation includes all of their "hits" and includes some of their non-LP singles - Puzzles and Think About It. Sadly missing is Goodnight Sweet Josephine. Although the song itself is more of a bar sing-along, the Page solos are dandy. Pick up the expanded version of Little Games to get all of these later tracks. Hopefully this will eventually be available on MP3. Highly recommended.
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