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The Very Best Of The Yardbirds

15 Mar 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 14 Dec 2008
  • Label: Union Square Music
  • Copyright: (C) 2005 Union Square Music Ltd
  • Total Length: 1:02:26
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  • ASIN: B005BMUB38
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,351 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By heron fin 2 on 3 Nov 2009
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I am a little disappointed that when companies release these sorts of things that they tend to throw in a lot of "second takes" or versions that never were released in the first place, well that's ok if they are a bonus package, but please, please, PLEASE, keep to the plan, this album DID come out on vinyl, I have it in fact, but at least three tracks are so disappointing, for instance "Heart Full Of Soul", what happened here?

I love Jeff Beck, and this is spoiled on this re-boxed album, generally good, the "takes" generally are pretty poor.

Still good to have, but could do better.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By John Barber on 28 Mar 2009
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Great album, for its price; with all of the tracks that you would expect to find eg: For Your Love, Heart Full of Soul, Still I'm Sad, Shapes of Things etc - but still generally concentrating on the Eric Clapton & Jeff Beck eras.

But, still, as with several other compilations by The Yardbirds, that I have come across, not featuring any more than one track featuring Jimmy Page on it; and always seeming to be the same one - namely "Stroll On," who, I'm sure did more than just this one track. But, I suppose, where Jimmy Page is concerned; that is another story entirely, as he created one of the UK's most successful acts out of the ashes of The Yardbirds, namely Led Zeppelin, when The Yardbirds ceased to exist, as such; and the rest of the members went their own separate ways.

However, for all of its faults, it is still a good compilation, worth purchasing, and giving an excellent overview of one of the UK's finest Rock Bands of the period, as good as The Kinks, although overshadowed by Cream, The Beatles, The Who, and The Rolling Stones.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. E. Shiress on 15 Oct 2002
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A band that are quite under-rated, this CD asks the question WHY!!!!! They already sound like one of the greatest bands ever when you hear that they first had Eric Clapton, then Jeff Beck and finally Jimmy Page, and you don't even have to click on the soundbite of New York City. The material ranges from live high-powered R&B to early psychedelic pop. Occaisionly too poppy for Eric Clapton who left due to the popiness of For Your Love, they unfortunately had a member who joined 10CC. They probably started the hard-rock/heavy metal movement, heard in Led Zeppelin who were basically a revised version of the New Yardbirds.
This CD is also a brilliant bargain I strongly recomend it to any fan of rocked-up blues or bluesed-up rock music. It also contains nearly -if not- all of Five Live Yardbirds.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By F. Panin on 5 Jan 2010
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This is an excellent CD, with probably the best compilation of the band's music. I have been playing it over and over since I got it. It made me discover the Yardbirds, which I love for their mix of rock and blues - and lyrics are meningful too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anon/Devon on 10 Aug 2012
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I love these 'Best Of's....Where is 'Happenings Ten Years Time Ago', 'Over, Under, Sideways, Down', 'The Nazz Are Blue', at the very least. The Yardbirds do not have an extensive back catalogue of real quality....So it isn't that difficult to select the right 20-odd tracks. Best track here..'Stroll On' featuring both Jimmy and Jeff I believe. Disappointing..but I should've bought a more extensive 'Best Of....', but worth the 0.01p I paid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PeterD on 25 July 2011
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Some seminal tracks on this album such as For Your Love which recall the great days of the mid/late 60s. Overall there seems some bias toward tracks from the time Eric Clapton was in the group, most curiously, 'Over, Under, Sideways, Down' has been omitted. Unfortunately Amazon appear to no longer be listing the tracks on CDs unless they are available as MP3 downloads - had I realised this track was missing I would have opted for Shapes of Things : The Best of (the Yardbirds), a double CD, which is available at the same price.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Bigrog on 28 Sep 2009
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OMG take me back to the sixties why don't you ! I had quite forgotten how much the Yardbirds influenced my life choices of music. Great album, some tracks excel whilst others sound like a church hall band trying to sound like the Yardbirds. Others , like 'schoolgirl', are done much better by others(Ten Years After), however the rawness and feeling that exudes from this album just takes me back to my youth. I lent it to my mates 21 yr old guitarist son who was just blown away by it and introduced him to much more of the same type of sixties music. Buy it whatever age you are if you like guitar based rock/blues you wont be disappointed.
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In truth, a bit of a casually lashed-up "Best of ..." album from Music Club, whether there were copyright restrictions or just an inexpert choosing the tracks, I don't know, but there are much better, comprehensive (and inexpensive) compilations around. However, the hits are there, the bluesy stuff, and a bonus of 7 live tracks which are just fantastic. For me, the Yardbirds aren't the precursor to the rock careers of the three legends it nurtured, but a darned good r&b/pop band, my abiding memory of them being Keith Relf, in polo neck and unfeasibly broad shoulders, sitting on a stool belting out "Heart Full of Soul" on RSG (or was it TOTP) - so this CD does the job for me pretty well.
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