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This review is from: Live Yardbirds (Audio CD)
I am loath give this album merely 4 stars, because it features a huge band, live. The Yardbirds were a great live band, and this album proves it. I was fortunate enough and a fan enough to purchase it when it first came out, and was not disappointed. The playing is great on this album, even better than on the corresponding studio albums, and one first hears the band doing an extended version of what became Led Zeppelin's "Dazed and Confused", here.
Live it is. The tension between Keith Relf and Jimmy Page is apparant on the introduction to at least one song, which no doubt is why Page had it pulled from release. That does not detract from the overall quality of the work here. It will be well-received by any true Yardbirds fan, and any fan of great live rock music.