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Eric Clapton & the Yardbirds : the Yardbird years
Yardbirds (Musical group)
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Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Fuel 2000 Records : distributed by Universal Music and Video Distribution, [2001]

Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Compact disc.
Let it rock (2:17) -- You can't judge a book by looking at the cover (2:56) -- Who do you love (4:10) -- Take it easy baby (4:20) -- Out on the water coast (3:15) -- Boom boom (2:26) -- Honey in your hips (2:19) -- Talkin' 'bout you (1:56) -- Baby what's wrong (2:41) -- My little cabin (3:47) -- Too much monkey business (3:49) -- Smokestack lightning (5:32) -- Here 'tis (5:09) -- I wish you would (2:18) -- A certain girl (2:17) -- Got to hurry (2:48) -- Good morning little schoogirl (2:52) -- I ain't got you (2:00) -- Putty (in your hands) (2:17) -- For your love (2:31).
Format :
Music CD


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A nice compilation no doubt, and also a fitting overview of Clapton's work with the Yardbirds, The Yardbird Years shouldn't disappoint unless one approaches it thinking that it's a definitive best-of -- because it's not. It seems to try and parade itself as being a one-stop single-disc best-of, as so many Yardbirds comps have done in the past. A casual glance at the track listing may indeed impress listeners -- after all, the Yardbirds recorded some great songs -- but upon a closer inspection, listeners may notice that most of the songs are live recordings; plus, there are more than a few questionable inclusions. In sum, once listeners look past this album's wannabe-definitive facade, they can come to see this album for what it is -- a capable, yet unfortunately hodgepodge, overview of Clapton's stint in the Yardbirds. It's still great music, but there are much better Yardbirds best-ofs out there, most notably the sure-fire Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: 1964-1966. This album actually works better as a compilation of live recordings. Too bad it wasn't packaged as such. ~ Jason Birchmeier