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The Very Best of The Yardbirds
on 28 March 2009
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.