Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Legend of the Yardbirds 1964-1968|
Actors: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, The Yardbirds, Jim McCarty
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Documentary
Studio: Allegro Media Group Release Date: 05/12/2009 Run time: 60 minutes
A reasonable collection of performances from TV
Tokyo Noserose | tokyo,japan | 09/14/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"For a long time all a guy could get of the Yardbirds performing was either from their documentary from the 90's or from DVD's of Shindig or Hullaballo or what have you. Well this one is not a documentary and is full of The yardbirds performing on TV with acceptable sound quality. The program starts with the Yardbirds with Clapton, then a few songs with Beck in the band, then several with Page and then ending with six or seven performances by Led Zeppelin(!?). I think it would be a good buy for anyone interested in early British Rock. Total run time is 85 minutes and contains 23 complete songs with no interruption."
A legendary band that deserves better
The Wizard | UT. | 10/31/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"So far, THE YARDBIRDS documentary on RHINO, gets my nod for video quality. This particular dvd, "The Legend of", although it has some clips that the other videos do not, is of poor quality, and some of the songs are edited.
I saw them live with Jeff in 1965 in Chicago, one of my more memorable concerts.
They did much to make us all aware of the great blues that was coming out of Chicago, and they had an energy about them, that no other British Band could come close to, at the time.
Hopefully, someone will take the proper care of remastering these performances, and put out the definitive collection and documentary.
Until then, the ones we have to pick from, will have to do.
Rave On Keith! Rave on!
Is this the third time around for this....?
Dallas T. Cupps | Chester, Maryland USA | 05/30/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If and when anybody buys this, please let the rest of us know if this is the same video as "The Story of The Yardbirds" (ABC Entertainment) and the "Yardbirds" (Rhino). Which are one and the same. I think the "Story" version has the edge because they threw on some bonus footage of the Jimmy Page era Yardbirds from German TV. Save us all some cash and let us know if this is the third version of this same documentary video."