Monday, 18 November 2013

Previously unheard Jimmy Page era Yardbirds live recording "Glimpses" at the Fillmore July 1967

This is interesting. Uploaded by "Keith Relf" yesterday on Youtube, a previously unheard (at least by most people anyway) live recording of the Jimmy Page era Yardbirds playing the instrumental Glimpses (from the 1967 US only LP "Litttle Games") at the Fillmore in San Francisco.

It's an audience recording but the sound is really pretty good for 1967. Drums are clear and there is very little distortion. Jimmy Page can be heard playing the violin bow and there are taped sound effects which Page stated as being "the Staten Island Ferry, locomotives, shock sounds -- with textures from the bow".

I had a quick look round the net and can't find anything on this show or recording. It's really great stuff. And, as there are very few good quality late 60s live Yardbirds recordings around (and none featuring this track), it begs the really important question - Is there any more?

Embedding has been turned off on the Youtube post so check it out here

Show poster designed by Bonnie MacLean

The Yardbirds, The Doors and others at the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, July 25-30, 1967. Poster by Bonnie MacLean

1 comment:

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