12.05.2008

The Yardbirds: Live at Anderson Theatre (UK, 1968)

So..the sound quality is superb, near 10 pts to me.
A killer set. The last tour of the band, before the split (and the creation of the other monsters!).
Highly recommended for all. Yeah... almost forgot the amazing 12 minutes version of "I m a man", really great. The band at their best!

The Yardbirds
unfortunately soon disintegrated once they could no longer attain commercial success. Relf and McCarthy formed Together and then the excellent Renaissance.




Dreja became a photographer and Page was left to form the enormously successful Led Zeppelin, who were originally, for a very short while, known as The New Yardbirds. Disastrously Relf died in 1976 after electrocuting himself at his home.




33 comments:

jeanbernardfrance said...

What a great group with 3 of the greatest guitarists of UK.I think this is the album with a bird on the cover?.Last year on the net I remember a Led Zeppelin blogg with a concert of the Yardbirds at the Fillmore but the link was dead and never reposted.Have you this concert Pablo?.

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

pASSW:
mza-garage.blogspot.com1

(@ jeanbrnd, I`ll search for that one, can`t really remember if that concert they were introduced as the New Yardbirds,-future Zepp-, I ll check and let you know, stay in tune)

jeanbernardfrance said...

hello Pablo
As far as I remember the link was under Yardbirds and yes another link was also posted under New Yardbirds.

24HourDejaVu said...

Pablo
I have that New Yardbirds file
It was called London Blues and it is billed as the New Yardbirds but it is absolutely the Early stages of Led Zeppelin

Would you want me to post that on 24hrdejavu ?

bILL

jeanbernardfrance said...

Thanks Pablo and Bill for informations.Yardbirds played Fillmore 25,26,27 July 1967 and 23,24,25 May 1968(dates from booklet of"Fillmore the last days").I remember on the Led Zeppelin blog(I don't remember his name) the link for the New Yardbirds concert and the other for the Yardbirds concert at Fillmore(but don't remember the date).I'm looking for the concert of the Yardbirds at the Fillmore.

Zen Archer said...

The Anderson Theater is in New York...

Zen Archer said...

I'll repost those Yardbirds shows

Anonymous said...

zEN
which is your blog address ? ? ?
cant see your profile !!

well
thanks in advance ! !

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

yes i know Zen
but I always put the band nationality in the head title.

it would be great if you could post those shows!

Thanks a lot!

Noel said...

Hi, can't find password needed to open yardbirds files. Thanks

Daphne_Cat said...

great band!! please, could you post something about Sparkles? I'm looking for their records, but I don't find anything!! I know just two songs of their, I'm going crazy

kisses

germt said...

Uno de sus últimas actuaciones y genial como casi todo lo que hicieron. Destaca para mí "Youre a Better Man..." canción memorable con numerosas versiones pero cito una la de los Sham 69 (1979)very very good.También I'm A Man(Diddley)es una pasada. Por último un recuerdo para su cantante Keith Relf (para mi aún más importante en los Yardbirds que los guitarristas Clapton, Beck o Page).Gracias Pablo por este incunable musical.

germt said...

Por si alguno quiere escuchar la versión que cito de los Sham69 (1979)"Youre A Better Man...", y con permiso de Pablo...
http://www.megaupload.com/es/?d=OGMSI7EV

Anonymous said...

Covers for CD available here
http://www.allcdcovers.com/download/8d099288042800b659e32ae508398253/39577/4eb9b0bd83575ebbb53968d29ee3d1fb/494407fb/the_yardbirds_live_at_the_anderson_theatre_1990_retail_cd-back

and
http://www.allcdcovers.com/download/031b92ac9341ba01a606384a32694d76/39577/f8eea48072a2e21aab0b85d0e4333c61/494408c3/the_yardbirds_live_at_the_anderson_theatre_1990_retail_cd-front

and

http://www.allcdcovers.com/download/031b92ac9341ba01a606384a32694d76/39577/f8eea48072a2e21aab0b85d0e4333c61/494408c3/the_yardbirds_live_at_the_anderson_theatre_1990_retail_cd-front

aldo said...

The NEW YARDBIRDS never really existed!
According to a long and detailed article on the Page-era Yardbirds (UGLY THINGS 2002)when the soon-to-be Led Zeppelin toured Europe in Sept 1968, they did so as simply the Yardbirds.
There is a picture from a Swedish newspaper showing the band (Page, Plant, Jones and Bonham)as..THE YARDBIRDS!
Apparently they were only billed once or twice as such but never called themselves the New Yardbirds...(yet both Page and Plant have been referring to the New Yardbirds in interviews...)
After this great gig the Yardbirds recorded some interesting stuff in NYC...there was a CD that came out with those unreleased recordings, CUMULAR LIMIT...
Maybe somebody could post that...
Pablo?

Pablo "Pochola" Cazorla said...

great info Aldo!
thanks for sharing
yeah...I know the guys (future Zepp) didnt call themselves as the Yardbirds...
yes i have the Cumular Limit Sessions,
stay in tune and you ll find em soon!

Cheers

jeanbernardfrance said...

Great if Zen Archer can post the Yardbirds (fillmore)... here?.Many thanks for the Bachs live.Sorry for late comment but had problems with internet explorer.

Anonymous said...

Thanks!
Zeno

Anonymous said...

Hello,,finally great to get this lp.Yes it is the one with the bird on the cover.Now I know why this keeps on getting stopped by JP right before its release on cd,,twice now,if I remember correctly,,his playing on this show totally outshines any live performance that was ever done by his other band.Mister your a better man and I'm a Man are on fire!!!He never had this kind of band interplay with the Zep the way he does here.His connection with K.Relf is incredible,,it makes his live days with Zep boring when compared to this,,,I do think the audience is mixed alittle too forward and at times sounds fake(this is the only thing I didnt like),,,Mr.Beat!

Anonymous said...

Thanx!
Hallo

dz said...

^whats that junk? Anyway keep up the good work, like this blog.

Pablo Cazorla (aka The Bomber) said...

dz: junk deleted !
crap...

see ya

tim 8>)... said...

Anderson Theater Gig was in New York City, not UK

Anonymous said...

Great stuff
The Yardbird files won't open without the password.
thanks

Anonymous said...

Your password doesn't open any of these files.
maybe your blog should go bye-bye.

The Bomber said...

why dont you try stop being a chipancee and start using the right technology
;)
a big hug.

HytekFred said...

Also known as "Live Yardbirds Featuring Jimmy Page", and rereleased for 2 weeks witb 2 nonus tracks from the soundcheck - Train Kept a-rollin' and Dazed and Confused.

HytekFred said...

The password works fine, no worries

Dr Frixx said...

Passed up buying this in a discount store as a kid in the 70s. Then as I got older I couldn't afford the collector's prices. I had given up on hearing this stuff. Thank you.

The Bomber said...

Dont give up on me boy !

Anonymous said...

great! thanx from texas

martin41smith said...

Thanx a lot for this,what a show superb

luc G Bulot said...

Hi guys...

I tried at many occasions to download this Lp from the web... It seems that all available links are dead... Anybody can repost here ? Thanks in advance...

Luc