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Sorting Through The Who’s Live Output

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The Who Live, Thirty Years of Meximum R&B

The Who‘s reputation as a live act notwithstanding, the actual process of enjoying a full-length Who concert that took place between 1967 and 1976 has represented one of the more unsettling ventures a rock fan can undertake. Immortalized first on the critically and commercially triumphant but heavily condensed Live at Leeds (1970), The Who’s work on […]

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The Jeff Beck Group (1968-69)

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Jeff Beck Group Live 1968

Jeff Beck‘s withdrawal/dismissal from The Yardbirds in October 1966 afforded the guitarist the opportunity to pursue musical interests under his own (already considerably renowned) name. Having completed but not released “Beck’s Bolero” in May, Beck at least set off as a solo artist with more of a prospect for success than most and commenced to […]

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Yardbirds ’68 Available for Pre-Order (Update)

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Yardbirds '68 Live Remastered Double Album, JimmyPage.com

“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 Officially announced today, Yardbirds ’68 will be released on November 5, 2017 in three formats (CD, vinyl, and limited edition box set signed by […]

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CCR Live and On Record

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CCR Live in 1970, The Concert

Creedence Clearwater Revival, though one of the most commercially and artistically successful acts of the late 1960s and early 1970s, failed to release a live album during its initial four-piece run from 1968 to 1970. However dominated in the studio by John Fogerty’s near-unparalleled songwriting prowess and efficiency, CCR distinguished itself as a disciplined live […]

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Queen at Earls Court, Forty Years On

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Queen at Earls Court, June 1977

Drifting in on the adulation of the 1977 A Day at the Races tour, its most successful yet, Queen closed out a six month jaunt with a pair of June dates at London’s Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre. Replete with a crown-shaped stage setup, augmented pyrotechnics and lighting, and video screens on either side of the stage (a […]

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The Yardbirds to Re-Release Anderson Theatre Tapes

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Live Yardbirds: Featuring Jimmy Page

UPDATE: Yardbirds ’68, which includes the remixed 1968 Live Yardbirds (Anderson Theatre) concert and CBS Studios recordings, is set for a November 5 release. It is available for pre-order on CD and 180-gram vinyl now exclusively through JimmyPage.com. Yardbirds drummer and bandleader Jim McCarty announced via Facebook in late November a projected 2017 release of Live Yardbirds: Featuring Jimmy […]

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The Who at the Summit

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The Who in Houston, 1975

Coming as the opening night of the American leg of the By Numbers tour, The Who‘s November 20 performance at the Houston Summit captures the consummate expression of the group’s stage show. More satisfying by leagues than the entertaining but comparatively light Kilburn (1977) and London Coliseum (1969) or partial Charlton (1974) and Woodstock (1969) footage, the closed-circuit broadcast preserves an event for […]

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Bad Company’s Live Record

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Bad Company Live

One of the most successful touring acts of the 1970s and perhaps the epitome of the “classic rock” group, Bad Company neglected to provide its fans with a live document during its initial 1973-1982 run with Paul Rodgers. Attributable largely to Peter Grant’s disdain for such records, the absence of an official release recorded during the 1970s plagued […]

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Reviewing Aerosmith’s Tumultuous 1979

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Aerosmith 1979 Live

AEROSMITH 1979 The Aerosmith that shipped off to tour North America in early 1979 represented, more so than a reinvigorated, galvanized musical entity celebrating its survival in the face of stupidity, a very fortunate group of musicians who were sufficiently conscious to appear before paying crowds. Having consumed a lifetime’s worth of drugs and other […]