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The Yardbirds / Yardbirds ’68 deluxe box

Remixed ’68 gig + demos • Jimmy Page signed box

A new Jimmy Page-era Yardbirds archive release, Yardbirds ’68 will be issued in November.

The package combines a live set with ‘studio sketches’ – a collection of alternate takes and demos from the era.

The live performance is at the Anderson Theatre in New York City. This was given an official release by Epic in 1971 (“Live Yardbirds featuring Jimmy Page”) after the group had disbanded and in the wake of Led Zeppelin’s success, but the label overdubbed crowd noises and other effects onto the recordings and the release had previously been rejected by The Yardbirds in 1968.

However, this new edition has been remixed. The message on Page’s website is as follows: “We thought this might be lost forever, but we’ve rediscovered it, re-mixed it. It’s of great historical importance. We’re delighted to see the release” – Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja and Jimmy Page.

Two-CD and two-LP vinyl sets are available, but so is a signed deluxe box set. The box contains the two CDs, the two vinyl LPs, a deluxe art book with sleeve notes from The Yardbirds and comes signed by Jimmy Page, Jim McCarty and Chris Dreja. It’s £400.

Yardbirds ’68 will be released on 5 November 2017 and (for now) is available exclusively via JimmyPage.com.

Yardbirds ’68

Live at Anderson Theatre
Train Kept A Rollin’
Mr, You’re A Better Man Than I
Heart Full of Soul
Dazed And Confused
My Baby
Over Under Sideways Down
Drinking Muddy Water
Shapes of Things
White Summer
I’m A Man (contains Moanin’ And Sobbin’)

Studio Sketches
Avron Knows
Spanish Blood
Knowing That I’m Losing You (Tangerine)
Taking A Hold On Me
Drinking Muddy Water (Version Two)
My Baby
Avron’s Eyes
Spanish Blood (Instr.)

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