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Little Games [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 (12 Nov 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002SW3
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,047,974 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good music, often overlooked. 8 Nov 1999
Format:Audio CD
When talking of the Yardbirds, people instantly think of the Eric Clapton or the Jeff Beck lineup with the hit songs such as Shapes of Things, For Your Love or Heart Full of Soul. This collection, however, focuses on the Yardbirds final album,under the leadership of Keith Relf. Never released in the UK, this CD is fairly different to the previous work of the band, and i must admit, was a touch different to what i had expected. Some of the tracks though, are pure brilliance. The track 'Glimpses' springs to mind, as a piece of progressive rock, it is head and shoulders above the rest of the album in my opinion. Also of interest is the difference is the two cuts of the track 'Goodnight Sweet Josephine', the US version with phasing, the UK cut without. In my opinion, the former is the superior. But the one thing to remember about this CD is that it is completely different to previous Yardbirds music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Release! 8 Oct 2006
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"Little Games", originally released in 1967, was the last Yardbirds studio album. It was recorded after Jeff Beck and Paul Samwell-Smith had left the band to be replaced by Jimmy Page. At this time the band's popularity was on the decline, and their time as chart-toppers seemed to be over. Even though their previous single-release "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" had both been adventurous and catchy it had only reached no. 30 in the charts. "Happenings . " had featured both Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page and it is in my opinion one of their strongest.

Their next single release ( without Beck ) was the almost equally strong recording "Little Games". This song was more immediately catchy, but with a great guitar playing from Page, showing that they were still a band with ambitions to be more than a hit-singles band. I remember it being played regularly on Danish radio in the summer of 1967, and it's hard to understand how it could fare even worse in the charts than "Happenings".

Consequently the group was allowed only days in the studio to record an accompanying album. The album, also called "Little Games" was originally only released in the US, and though it contains many great songs, some of it may sound somewhat rushed.

The original version contained 10 songs ( later reissues up till 16 ). The songs vary quite a lot a style.

Fine blues rockers like "Smile on Me Baby" and "Drinking Muddy Water" are much in the same vein as the "Roger the Engineer" 1966 album.

More commercial songs had been part of the Yardbirds' repertoire since the departure of Eric Clapton, and I always enjoyed this side of the band too.

"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier", Sailor", "No Excess Baggage" and "Little Soldier Boy" are all great examples of this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Witness the Birth of a Legend 26 May 2006
By Music Maniac - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Originally released in 1967, this was the final album recorded by The Yardbirds before the band disbanded and then morphed into the mighty Led Zeppelin the following year.

After Jeff Beck left the group, Jimmy Page took over lead guitar, and his presence is obvious on this record. Overall, this is an excellent album that at times sounds like Zeppelin without Robert Plant and at other times sounds like Pink Floyd with Jimmy Page (a combo created by the album's overall psychedelic sound and the strong presence of Page's guitar playing). Highly recommended for fans of Zeppelin, blues-rock, or just great music in general.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Parties in Chelsea flats, mixing with kinky cats.... 29 Dec 2002
By Photoscribe - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
...This was the Yardbird's last significant studio album and it's pretty much the DEFINITIVE Yadbirds album as far as original material is concerned! Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck and Keith Relf are all present here, and the sound is pure Carnaby Street! The title tune puts the whole "Swinging London" working class-to-fame and fortune ethos in a nutshell, with a unique arrangement not found anywhere else in rock from that era, (1968). "Ha Ha, Said The Clown" revels in the circus aesthetic that was present in so much psychedelic era rock, ("Sgt. Pepper", "Strange Days", "Piper At The Gates Of Dawn", etc.) and the bluesy numbers, ("Smile On Me", "No Excess Baggage",) are also quite good. Psychedelia is represented again in "Glimpses", "Only The Black Rose" and "White Summer", the last one being pure guitar showdown, with Jimmy Page fast-picking his tukus off. All in all, I can't recommend this album enough...sure there's extraneous stuff on here, but it's a rare album that DOESN'T have any! The good FAR overshadows the mediocre, and just remember: this is the same group that spun off Renaissance, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Jeff Beck Group, Blind Faith, Derek and The Dominoes and lord knows WHO else!
Trust me, it's a worthy representation of the Yardbirds' legacy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ATTN: Jimmy Page Fans 25 Sep 2009
By Andy Zabrodsky - Published on Amazon.com
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To all Jimmy Page fans, if you think you have all his works and don't have "Little Games", then I recommend this you get this CD. Keep in mind it's the Yardbirds last recorded album and John Paul Jones is on a handful of the tracks. This was put together in 1968, just before the Yardbirds disbanded, which is how Led Zeppelin came to be. There are some great tracks on it including "White Summer" and "Drinking Muddy Water" studio versions. It contains a double albums worth of songs and out of that, you can condense your favorite tracks to make a great album/cd. Zep fans looking for an excuse to buy, something to add to your Led Zeppelin tangible collection, I recomend it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Little Games 2 Dec 2013
By buddy - Published on Amazon.com
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I am huge Yardbirds fan and have just about everything they did. Their first album Five Live Yardbirds was great. The next album For Yor Love I consider a Clapton record and it's just ok for their first studio album. It's made mainly of singles and shelved recordings. The next two albums Having a Rave Up and Roger the Engineer are the Yardbirds at their peak with mainly Beck. This brings us to Little Games with Page. I would say the original album has a couple of filler tracks, but it is better than For Your Love. If you can find the expanded cd with the tracks Puzzles, Think About It and Goodnight Sweet Josephine make up for the fillers. It wasn't a bad album to end their career on.
5.0 out of 5 stars the birds fly. 11 Sep 2013
By JAY Z. - Published on Amazon.com
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