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Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The Yardbirds - Olympic '68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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38 comments:

  1. Thanks for this! Never heard these versions; the raw energy is palpable indeed. Thrown out with the trash... can you imagine??

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  2. Great - thanks for upgrading these. I have to point out though that Led Zeppelin were never actually called 'The New Yardbirds', they were called 'The Yardbirds', then 'Led Zeppelin'. The 'New' thing came from a gig poster where an over-zealous promoter added it to try and attract in the punters. They were billed as The Yardbirds at all the other pre-Zeppelin shows. This has long since been confirmed by researchers like Dave Lewis, but the myth endures....

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  3. Thanks, I have to admit that was news to me...

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  4. Absolutely luvverly, thank you sir

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  5. Thanks. Robert Plant absolutely is screaming his heart out.

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  6. This looks dope, heard a lot of early live bootlegs but never heard this! Thanks!

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  7. Hi Prof...these sound Awesome...but YouShook Me Cuts off before the end. I downloaded it twice to make sure I hadn't screwed up... Can you Check it please. Thanks!! -RubberSolof

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  8. So are these the only things left from the sessions for the album? Or is this all that's been booted?

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  9. Oh and thank you very much, by the way! They're very interesting takes.

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  10. Check this:

    http://longliveledzeppelin.blogspot.com/2015/10/led-zeppelin-studio-magik-18cd-sessions_23.html

    This is pretty much the only worthwhile stuff from those sessions. Quite sure there's more in the archives, but Page opted to use only roughs from the last batch of remasters.

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  11. Good to know. It's probably my favorite period for the band so I might just get those.

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  12. The problem with those multi-disc "complete studio sessions" bootlegs is that a lot of the "sessions" are really just rehearsal cassettes recorded with a boombox and uncut demo "jam" sessions and so forth, so it becomes ponderous very quickly. Someone should isolate only the genuine studio outtakes. That is something I would pay attention to.

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  13. Many thanks for your of your great work.

    Jim

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  14. Thank you very much!

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  15. thanks a lot Prof, lovely stuff here x

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  16. Thank you so very much for the time and skill you bring to this mission. You are an artist and have one hell of an ear. Holiday blessings!

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  17. Thank you. Is it Zep or Yardbirds or YardZep? Thanks again.

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  18. These 4 tracks are simply killer! I appreciate your work and sharing. Just a joy to hear these.

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  19. Thank you Professor!

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  20. Wonder if that Arthur Lee/Hendrix session was also lost in the trash?

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  21. Many thanks - will enjoy soon

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  22. Great sound on this one. I don't mean to be disrespectful at all but I noticed these run fast. I did compare them to standard tuning and they are spot on (the A note) but... If you listen to the drums they are really fast sounding. I applied a speed change in Audacity of (percent change) -5.00 and it sounds correct to me there. It affects tempo and pitch when you change the speed. In the tab called Effect-Pitch and Tempo-Change Speed. Check it out. I realized a lot of bootlegs seem to run fast for whatever reason. I appreciate all your work and thank you so very much.

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  23. So the first two tracks (Babe I'm Gonna Leave You) run a bit faster than the last two. The last two sounded like maybe a -1.00 percent speed change. This is subjective anyways so I could be off my rocker.

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