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London Time

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Who Do You Love
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Boom Boom
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Honey In Your Hips
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Talkin Bout You
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Let It Rock
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I Wish You Would
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For Your Love
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I Ain't Got You
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Take It Easy Baby
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Train Kept A Rollin
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Smoke Stack Lightning
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A Certain Girl
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Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 40:58

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Review 83

Ann Powers

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Ann Powers is the author of Weird Like Us: My Bohemian America and co-editor of Rock She Wrote: Women Write About Rock, Pop, and Rap. She is a former pop critic...more »

04.22.11
The Yardbirds, London Time
Label: RReMark / Subharmonic

If you like your classic rock raw, you'll dig this pub-dirty recording by one of the great supergroups of the '60s. Ravers like "A Certain Girl" and "I Wish You Would" get nasty workups in an atmosphere that can only be described as boozy. Moments like the ones captured here remind us that, long before he became England's Official Spokesperson for the Blues, Eric Clapton was a punk.

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Yardbirds - London Time

PauFromBataanRP

OldRattler, Has hit it Spot On, what a collection of junk! Not the Yardbirds just this badly mixed CD!

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Feeling Hollywood in the 60's...

phillybdog

"Train Kept a Rollin" sounds just like the time I saw them play it at the "Hullabaloo" in Hollywood. They had bands all night. It was so much fun.

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A Certain Girl

wns3

I don't care if "A Certain Girl" was a Yardbirds orriginal(and I'm a Yardbirds fan from way back in the day), there was only one artist who did it justice. That artist was the late Warren Zevon. That cat made it his own!

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Mixed Bag

BigD-Bluez

This is a mixed bag of live and studio Yardbirds from different phases - Clapton, Beck - so listen before you download. This is the digital equivalent of the cutout bin but there are worthwhile titles as long as you are realistic about what you're getting - The Train Kept Rolling and I Ain't Got You sound like the studio originals - and remember you're not exactly paying through the nose for it.

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i love this

sweetconnie

i love this sound. its perfect. its from a specific time and place and i love it. it takes me back or it would if i had been there.

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Quit selling and be real critics!

OldRattler

This collection of tunes is pretty lame and to sell it (by way of positive review) is equally lame. Do you think we listeners have no sense? The collection is very poorly produced and every song is available elsewhere in far superior fidelity. Real reviewers are honest, how about and about face on your mission? What you are otherwise creating is an audience that does not trust your judgement!

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Sound?

SA76

Good songs, but the sound quality is pretty poor. I'm not downloading this bunch of bass heavy muffled music.

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Smokestack lightning

MetalSyn

This live version is off the yardbirds live with Sonny Boy Williamson and the harmonica is unmistakeable

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Compilation and poor review

PigboyCrabshaw

This is a compilation album, with material from a number of previously released sources, including live and studio recordings. The confusion is made worse by the "review" by e-music staff, which also includes one of the dumbest comments I have ever read about Eric Clapton -- that at the time he was totally committed to playing American blues music he was an early punk?! If you haven't listened to Yardbirds, do download Train Kept a Rolling (sounds like this version is 'Stroll On' from the 1968 movie Blow Up), Let it Rock, Smokestack Lightning, Certain Girl. Yardbirds were the first, and the best.

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Clapton? Really?

BeeFeeTee

I'm not so sure that Eric Clapton is the guitarist on this CD. I don't think he ever played "For You Love" live with them since he left the group after it was recorded. If anyone else can figure out when this was recorded, I'd love to know.