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Keith Relf - All the Falling Angels - Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976

Keith Relf  - All the Falling Angels - Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976


by Peter Thelen, Published 2020-08-21

Most will know Keith Relf as the singer and harmonica frontman of the mighty Yardbirds for the entire duration of their six year run in the 60s. Others will know him as a founding member of the band Renaissance, or his mid 70s one-and-done band Armegeddon. All will agree that in he left this world too soon in 1976 at the age of 33. This archival release is subtitled Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976, and that pretty much outlines what is here in abundance. It all begins in 1965 while The Yardbirds are in California, and though Relf was a masterful blues singer, he was always personally drawn to folk music and having heard the Bob Lind song “Elusive Butterfly,” a minor hit at the time, Relf – wanting to launch a solo side career, took another one of Lind’s songs, “Mr. Zero,” and recorded it when he arrived back in England, released as a single with one of his own compositions, “Knowing,” as the B-Side, produced by Yardbird’s bassist Paul Samwell Smith. While that single failed to chart, and soon the band were making waves with “Over Under Sideways Down,” it wouldn’t be Relf’s last attempt at recording a single, in fact only a few months later in California he would record a second single, “Shapes in My Mind,” whitten and produced by then-Yardbirds producer Simon Napier-Bell. In fact there are a number of additional demos and BBC sessions from this period that are all included here. The next group of five tunes come from the duo of Relf and drummer Jim McCarty, collectively called Together from late 1968 after the Yardbirds had come to their end; of these five, only the single “Henry’s Coming Home” b/w “Love Mum and Dad” would see release in November 1968, but these would eventually lead to the formation of Renaissance the following year. During this period Relf and McCarty also worked on a soundtrack for a never-released film called Schizom, and several of the pieces they recorded for it are included here. Additional demos and outtakes from the early Renaissance period are here, plus several numbers that Relf recorded in the years that followed, including the nine minute “Sunbury Electronic Sequence,” which represents some of the experimental tape work that Relf was doing with his synthesizer. Following the demise of Armageddon, the members of the original Renaissance band, including Relf, began putting the band back together; unable to use the original band name, they chose the band name Illusion. The title track, here in demo form, was from this period, but sadly tragedy struck Relf before the band could reassemble. The tracks chosen here were compiled by Mike Stax of Ugly Things magazine, as well as the detailed story of the recordings and photos in the thirty page booklet. Overall, an outstanding collection and an excellent tribute to Relf’s solo and collaborative works outside of his better known bands.

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Keith Relf  - All the Falling Angels - Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976

Keith Relf  - All the Falling Angels - Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976





 

Keith Relf  - All the Falling Angels - Solo Recordings & Collaborations 1965-1976


The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)


The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)



The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)

THE YARDBIRDS- FOR YOUR LOVE - FRENCH EP 1965 -JEFF BECK- ERIC CLAPTON.


The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)

The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)

The YARDBIRDS * Happening ten years time ago * French E.P. * (1966)


The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)


The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)


The Yardbirds ‎– Over Under Sideways Down (France) 1966



The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)


The Yardbirds EP Collection (FR) 1965-66 (Flac + Mp3)

YARDBIRDS - STILL I'M SAD 1965 FRENCH RIVIERA EP

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The Yardbirds (Over the World) The Early Years (FRA)


The Yardbirds (Over the World)  The Early Years (FRA)



The Yardbirds (Over the World)  The Early Years (FRA)

The Yardbirds (Over the World)  The Early Years (FRA)


The Yardbirds are an English rock band, formed in London in 1963. The band's core lineup featured vocalist and harmonica player Keith Relf, drummer Jim McCarty, rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja and bassist/producer Paul Samwell-Smith. The band is known for starting the careers of three of rock's most famous guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck, all of whom ranked in the top five of Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 greatest guitarists. The band had a string of hits throughout the mid-1960s, including "For Your Love", "Heart Full of Soul", "Shapes of Things" and "Over Under Sideways Down".

Originally a blues-based band noted for their signature "rave-up" instrumental breaks, the Yardbirds broadened their range into pop, pioneering psychedelic rock and early hard rock; and contributed to many electric guitar innovations of the mid-1960s. Some rock critics and historians also cite their influence on the later punk rock, progressive rock, and heavy metal trends. Following the band's split in 1968, Relf and McCarty formed Renaissance and guitarist Jimmy Page formed Led Zeppelin.

The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992. They were included at number 89 in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time", and ranked number 37 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
The Yardbirds reformed in the 1990s, featuring drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist/bassist Chris Dreja as the only original members of the band. Dreja left the band in 2012, leaving McCarty as the sole original member of the band present in the lineup.

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"I hope for nothing, I fear nothing, I am free"



The YardBirds Live At The BBC (1965-68)

The YardBirds Live At The BBC (1965-68)



The YardBirds Live At The BBC (1965-68)

The Yardbirds Live at the BBC (Warner Archives 2-46694, 1997) compiles 26 recordings made for broadcast from eight different sessions between 1965 and 1968. All the songs feature either Jeff Beck (1965–66) or Jimmy Page (1967–68) on guitar. Eric Clapton left the group shortly before the first recording session represented on this CD. These recordings were originally released in 1991 as Yardbirds ...On Air.
Track listing
"I Ain't Got You" (Calvin Carter) 1:59
"For Your Love" (Graham Gouldman) 2:18
"I'm Not Talking" (Mose Allison) 1:37 (Tracks 1-3 recorded 3/20/65)
"I Wish You Would" (Billy Boy Arnold) 2:35
"Heart Full of Soul" (Graham Gouldman) 2:19
"I Ain't Done Wrong" (Keith Relf) 2:28 (Tracks 4-6 recorded 6/5/65)
"Too Much Monkey Business" (Chuck Berry) 2:28
"Love Me Like I Love You" (Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Jeff Beck) 2:50
"I'm a Man" (Ellas McDaniel) 2:27
"Evil Hearted You" (Graham Gouldman) 2:16
"Still I'm Sad" (Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty) 2:54
"Hang on Sloopy" (Bert Russell, Wes Farrell) 3:21 (Tracks 7-12 recorded August 1965)
"Smokestack Lightning" (Chester Burnett) 3:31
"You're A Better Man Than I" (Mike Hugg, Brian Hugg) 3:09
"Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Tiny Bradshaw, Sidney Nathan, Howie Kay) 2:40 (Tracks 13-15 recorded December 1965)
"Dust My Broom" (Elmore James) 2:30 (recorded February 1966)
"Baby, Scratch My Back" (James Moore) 3:10
"Over Under Sideways Down" (Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Jeff Beck) 2:10
"The Sun Is Shining" (Elmore James) 2:44
"Shapes of Things" (Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja) 2:20 (Tracks 17-20 recorded 5/6/66)
"Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I'll Go Mine)" (Bob Dylan) 2:48
"Little Games" (Phil Wainman, Harold Spiro) 2:22
"Drinking Muddy Water" (Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Chris Dreja, Jimmy Page) 2:41 (Tracks 21-23 recorded 3/17/67)
"Think About It" (Keith Relf, Jim McCarty, Jimmy Page) 3:01
"Goodnight Sweet Josephine" (Tony Hazzard) 2:31
"My Baby" (Mort Shuman, Jerry Ragavoy) 2:50 (Tracks 24-26 recorded 3/16/68)
Personnel
The Yardbirds

Keith Relf – vocals, harmonica
Jeff Beck – guitar (tracks: 1–20)
Jimmy Page – guitar (tracks: 21–26), Bass (track 13)
Chris Dreja – rhythm guitar, Bass (tracks: 21–26)
Paul Samwell-Smith – bass (tracks: 1–20)
Jim McCarty – drums.

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The Yardbirds (Comprehensive Collection) 1963-68

The Yardbirds (Comprehensive Collection) 1963-68



The Yardbirds (Comprehensive Collection) 1963-68


Raven's 1990 release Over Under Sideways Down 1963-1968 stood as the best single-disc overview of the Yardbirds' career until Raven revamped the title as Happenings Ten Years Time Ago 1964-1968 18 years later. Compared to that latter-day comp, Over Under Sideways Down has a slightly stronger blues bent, opening with the Sonny Boy Williamson cover "Baby What's Wrong" and featuring Slim Harpo's "Got Love If You Want It," taken from Five Live Yardbirds, but that's only slight; the other substitution is "Ten Little Indians" for "White Summer," which showcases Jimmy Page's guitar ever so slightly more. Apart from that and a good remastering, the discs are pretty much the same, offering all the same songs, including hits from all phases of the group, which is a rarity among Yardbirds comps. If Happenings Ten Years Time Ago can't be found, Over Under Sideways Down is a good substitution, as it was indeed the best Yardbirds single-disc for years and it's still a cracker of a listen -- but it's not worth seeking out since Happenings is easily available, as is Rhino's superb double-disc Ultimate!

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The Pretty Things / Yardbird Blues Band - The Chicago Blues Tapes 1991

The Pretty Things / Yardbird Blues Band - The Chicago Blues Tapes 1991

This set, attributed to the Pretty Things-Yardbird Blues Band, is really more Pretty Things (thanks to strong vocal work by Phil May and some striking lead guitar from Dick Taylor, the two cornerstones of the Pretty Things) than the Yardbirds (although former Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty is on hand), and it doesn’t add much to the legacy of either band, really, although it is a strikingly good outing. The tracks collected here originated when May and Taylor teamed up with McCarty and guitarist and blue harpist Studebaker John and bassist Richard Hite for two George Paulus-produced albums recorded in Chicago in 1991. The sound is very good, and these weren’t throwaway sessions, with the blended band tackling classic songs like “Spoonful,” “You Can’t Judge a Book by the Cover,” “Time Is on My Side” (Taylor was briefly a guitarist for the Rolling Stones early in that group’s career), “Ain’t Got You,” and “Chain of Fools,” among others. Again, nothing here adds much to the legacy of either the Pretty Things or the Yardbirds, but fans of either or both bands will undoubtedly love this interesting curio.

The Pretty Things / Yardbird Blues Band - The Chicago Blues Tapes 1991

The Yardbirds ‎– The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky

The Yardbirds ‎– The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky

Spread over four discs, this set contains every released recording the Yardbirds made under the leadership of their manager Giorgio Gomelsky from 1963 to 1966. Among the 89 tracks are the original hit versions of "Heart Full of Soul," "For Your Love," "Shapes of Things," "Still I'm Sad" along with a slew of rarities, alternate takes and an illustrated 52-page booklet.

Yardbirds Story: 1963-66

The Yardbirds ‎– The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky


CD1 1963 - r&b roots

The Yardbirds ‎– The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky


Yardbirds Story: 1963-66


CD2 1964 - early studio & at the marquee

The Yardbirds ‎– The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky

CD3 1965-66 - big hits & america calling

The Yardbirds ‎– The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky

CD4 1966-67 - an eye view of beat

The Yardbirds ‎– The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky


The Yardbirds ‎– The Yardbirds Story By Giorgio Gomelsky


The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More

This two-CD set assembles the complete Little Games album and all of the usable rehearsals, unmixed backing tracks, and alternate takes associated with it in one place, along with a few Yardbirds-related holdings in the EMI vaults. For a variety of reasons (not all the fault of the band), Little Games was the Yardbirds' least successful album, but it was also their only full-length studio recording featuring guitarist Jimmy Page, who seems to have hung back here in exerting his musical inclinations, in keeping with the desires of producer Mickie Most's quest for a pop/rock tone to the album. The odd B-sides, outtakes, alternate takes, and bonus tracks reveal a high level of virtuosity that Most failed to exploit -- the unanthologized B-sides "Puzzles" and "Think About It," the acoustic version of "White Summer," and the punchier mono mixes of "Little Games" and "Drinking Muddy Water" are superior to much on the finished album; other tracks like the instrumental backing track for "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor" and an alternate version of "Glimpses" merely fill in holes for Page completists. Keith Relf and Jim McCarty's post-Yardbirds acoustic duo, Together, which evolved into the original Renaissance, is also represented on three tracks, doing the brand of folkish soft rock that they favored, even as Page had moved on to setting the rock music world on fire with Led Zeppelin. Fans of the Yardbirds, and anyone who could appreciate the original album, will prefer this pricier alternative for the bonus tracks, Led Zeppelin fans will love large parts of this set, and British psychedelic enthusiasts will consider it essential.

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More


The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More (1992)

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More

The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More


The Yardbirds - The Yardbirds: Little Games Sessions & More

The Steampacket - The Steampacket ( ) / VA -The First R & B Festival (1964)

The Steampacket - The Steampacket (      )  / VA -The First R & B Festival (1964)


Because their ranks included a future superstar, the Steampacket have received more attention than they really deserve. Featuring vocalists Rod Stewart, Long John Baldry, and Julie Driscoll, as well as organist Brian Auger, misleading reissues of the group's demos bill the act as "the first supergroup." That's simply not the case. They were an interesting conglomeration, and innovative in the respect of featuring several singers. But their true status is as a short-lived footnote, and not one that rates as a highlight of any of the principals' careers.
The Steampacket - The Steampacket (      )  / VA -The First R & B Festival (1964)

Though the Steampacket played gigs at small venues around London as early as 1962, the nucleus of the band formed in mid-1965, after the demise of Baldry's backing outfit, the Hoochie Coochie Men. Baldry envisioned a soul-type revue, each singer taking the material for which he or she was most suited. Management by Giorgio Gomelsky (who also handled the Yardbirds and several other interesting British groups) and a supporting slot on the Rolling Stones' summer 1965 British tour seemed to promise a bright future.

Their professional activities were complicated by the fact that Baldry and Stewart retained separate managers for their individual careers. Additionally, Baldry was already signed to United Artists as a solo act, thwarting Gomelsky's plans to record the band. This led to disputes between the different managers, and the Steampacket broke up before they managed to enter the studio.

Officially enter the studio, that is. Gomelsky did record some tapes with the band at a rehearsal at the famous Marquee club in London. These have been reissued numerous times since the 1970s, and show the band to be a competent but hardly thrilling soul-rock outfit, anchored instrumentally by Auger's jazz blues organ. Stewart moved on to the Jeff Beck Group, the Faces, and solo stardom; Baldry moved into middle-of-the-road pop, landing some British hit singles in the late '60s. Auger had recorded as a backup musician on Baldry's mid-'60s solo records, and his Brian Auger Trinity group continued working with Julie Driscoll, reaching the U.K. Top Five in 1968 with "This Wheel's on Fire."

The Steampacket - The Steampacket (      )  / VA -The First R & B Festival (1964)


The Steampacket - The Steampacket (      )  / VA -The First R & B Festival (1964)
The Roadrunners' earliest recorded output, You Can Make It If You Try and Mary Ann, comes from the First Annual R&B Festival at Birmingham Town Hall on February 28th, 1964. Organized by Georgio Gomelsky, this one-night festival featured Sonny Boy Williamson backed by the Yardbirds and supported by Long John Baldry and the Hoochie Coochie Blues Band, the Spencer Davis Rhythm & Blues Quartet, and, of course, the Roadrunners. The gig was recorded by Gomelsky, and this somewhat low-fidelity album has subsequently been released by Charly Records and on CD by Repertoire (Steampacket/First R&B Festival). Incidentally, Rod Stewart (then roadie for the Hoochie Coochie Men) also makes an early appearance on the album and the Roadrunners also appear as part of the "All Star" jam through "Got My Mojo Working" which closes the album. Around this time, the band were offered a deal by a major record label. However, Mike Hart seemed reluctant to get involved with "all this commercialism," and it fell through. The band returned to Liverpool and added the two sax players Nick Carver and Johnny Phillips, becoming a James Brown-style soul outfit. Following the second Star Club album, the band returned from Hamburg and appeared on one more disc, the Pantomania EP, which was made to raise money for the University rag week in 1965. It includes their version of the Bobby Bland classic "Cry, Cry, Cry" and a version of "The Leaving of Liverpool." Mike Hart left shortly afterwards to pursue a solo career, and the Roadrunners carried on for a while under the leadership of Pete Mackey


Bass Guitar – Chris Dreja (tracks: 17 to 20), Cliff Barton (tracks: 14, 15), Muff Winwood (tracks: 11, 16), Peter Mackey (tracks: 12, 13)
Drums – David Boyce (2) (tracks: 12, 13), Ernie O'Malley (tracks: 14, 15), Jim McCarty (tracks: 17 to 20), Pete York (tracks: 11, 16)
Guitar – Eric Clapton (tracks: 17 to 20), Jeff Bradford* (tracks: 14, 15), Michael Hart* (tracks: 12, 13), Paul Samwell-Smith (tracks: 17 to 20), Spencer Davis (tracks: 11, 16), Steve Winwood (tracks: 11, 16)
Harp – Keith Relf (tracks: 17 to 20)
Keyboards – John Peacock (5) (tracks: 12, 13), Johnny Parker (4) (tracks: 14, 15)
Saxophone – John Philips (4) (tracks: 12, 13), Nick Carver* (tracks: 12, 13)
Vocals – Long John Baldry (tracks: 14, 15), Michael Hart* (tracks: 12, 13), Rod Stewart (tracks: 14, 15), Sonny Boy Williamson II* (tracks: 17 to 20)


Tracklist:
The Steampacket
1 –The Steampacket Back At The Chicken Shack
2 –The Steampacket The In-Crowd
3 –The Steampacket Baby Take Me
4 –The Steampacket Can Get A Witness
5 –The Steampacket Baby Baby
6 –The Steampacket Holy Smoke
7 –The Steampacket Cry Me A River
8 –The Steampacket Oh Baby, Don't You Do It
9 –The Steampacket Lord Remember Me
The First R & B Festival - Live at the Birmingham Town Hall, February 2nd, 1964
10 –Bob Wooler Introduction
11 –The Spencer Davies Rhythm & Blues Quartet* Dimples
12 –The Liverpool Roadrunners* You're Gonna Make It If You Try
13 –The Liverpool Roadrunners* Mary Ann
14 –Long John Baldry 's Hoochie Goochie Men* Bright Lights, Big City
15 –Long John Baldry 's Hoochie Goochie Men* The 2.19
16 –The Spencer Davies Rhythm & Blues Quartet* Night Time Is The Right Time
17 –The Yardbirds & Sonny Boy Williamson II* Slow Walk
18 –The Yardbirds & Sonny Boy Williamson II* Highway 69
19 –The Yardbirds & Sonny Boy Williamson II* My Little Cabin
20 –The Yardbirds & Sonny Boy Williamson II* Bye Bye Bird
21 –Various Mojo Working
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