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BBC Sessions Live
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|1. You Shook Me|
|2. I Can't Quit You Baby|
|3. Communication Breakdown|
|4. Dazed And Confused|
|5. The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair|
|6. What Is And What Should Never Be|
|7. Communication Breakdown|
|8. Travelling Riverside Blues|
|9. Whole Lotta Love|
|10. Somethin' Else|
See all 14 tracks on this disc
|1. Immigrant Song|
|3. Since I've Been Loving You|
|4. Black Dog|
|5. Dazed And Confused|
|6. Stairway To Heaven|
|7. Going To California|
|8. That's The Way|
|9. Whole Lotta Love (Medley)|
|10. Thank You|
23 tunes culled from Led Zep's legendary live performances for the BBC in 1969 and 1971, handpicked (and remastered) by Jimmy Page to include favorites ( Dazed and Confused; Communication Breakdown; Whole Lotta Love ) from their first four albums as well as two tunes unreleased by the band in any form, Eddie Cochran's Something Else and Sleepy John Estes' The Girl I Love . Some of these tracks weren't even broadcast!
Frequently bootlegged and now digitally remastered by Jimmy Page, these tapes capture a 25-month (1969 to 1971) arc in which Zep's sound grew to encompass the speed rush and jazz/blues festival stuff of their 1969 debut, the fully developed folkie musings of "Going to California" (in which Plant vowed to make a hejira right up to Joni Mitchell's front door), and the band's modestly popular multilayered epic "Stairway to Heaven." The Sessions also give a glimpse of nearly off-the-cuff invention in an intense take on Robert Johnson's "Traveling Riverside Blues". Most other white blues musicians would've rushed to get this on vinyl; Page and Plant instead used it for parts, most notably taking its profound acoustic freneticism for Led Zeppelin III. --Rickey Wright
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Top Customer Reviews
Disc One features a number of duplicated radio performances, and one might question the inclusion of three versions of "Communication Breakdown." Each performance, however, is different, and one gets a feel of the linkage between the players in this band. Despite the different personalities, these guys played loosely as a tight unit.
Other multiple appearances are made by "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "You Shook Me" and these have unique shades of differences as well, and great unison performance by Jimmy Page on guitar and Robert Plant on vocals.
The rarities on this disk include "The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair," "Somethin' Else" and the great slide blues jam of "Travelling Riverside Blues."
Disk Two features an 'in concert' performance. "Immigrant Song" is tight with great stop/start dynamics. "Black Dog" features a taste of the opening lick to "Out on the Tiles." "Dazed and Confused" clocks in at 18:36(!) but there's some fantastic jamming here by Page. The "Whole Lotta Love" medley also features snippets of some tasty blues.
The liner notes give interesting details on each performance.
This set is a worthy addition to a music collection.
Most recent customer reviews
Awesome! Totally raw and fresh! This is incredible to listen to. Well worth the money. A must for Led Heads.Published 24 days ago by Brandon St Onge
A must for any Zeppelin fan; don't let owning the other albums stop you from buying this. This album contains previously unreleased songs such as "Somethin' Else" and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Liz
Very impressed with this double disc Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions. Really it's a must have.
If you had already purchased this product before you read this posting, then you are a... Read more
Led Zeppelin where one of the greatest live rock n roll bands in the history of rock n roll. When they played the BBC they where very young all seeking to write songs. Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by Luke Hamrocknroll
I think this is the best Zeppelin release to date. While How The West Was Won is nice, I prefer the BBC Sessions. I am however alittle disappointed at this release. Read morePublished on Jan. 18 2004 by Barry
This is a great 2 CD set of Zep's historic BBC sessions!!! Great for Zep fans!!! Great sound!!! A top notch package!!! A+Published on Dec 31 2003 by Jason P. Pumphrey
I taped a good portion of this off, I think, The King Biscuit Flour Hour in 1984 or '85. It was the only time it was broadcast in many, many years. Read morePublished on July 21 2003 by Ashley
I like Zeppelin, and the selection of songs on these CDs is pretty good. However, as much as I love Dazed and Confused & Communication Breakdown, do we really have to hear them... Read morePublished on July 17 2003 by T. Eckstein
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