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BBC Sessions

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Published 11 years, 1 month ago


Even more powerful live

10 years, 10 months ago at Feb 28 15:52
The live versions of several songs on this set manage to surpass the original songs for power and impact. Surprising, but true. Unfortunately, Led Zeppelin didn't perform at the BBC after the release of their first four albums, so all the songs here come for Led Zeppelin I-IV. Such a shame, but don't let it detract you from enjoying this set.
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Description: Frequently bootlegged and now digitally remastered by Jimmy Page, these tapes capture a 25-month (1969 to 1971) arc in which Zep's sound grew to encompass the speed rush and jazz/blues festival stuff of their 1969 debut, the fully developed folkie musings of "Going to California" (in which Plant vowed to make a hejira right up to Joni Mitchell's front door), and the band's modestly popular multilayered epic "Stairway to Heaven." The Sessions also give a glimpse of nearly off-the-cuff invention in an intense take on Robert Johnson's "Traveling Riverside Blues." Most other white blues musicians would ... (more)
Manufacturer: Atlantic
Release date: 18 November 1997
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0075678306129 UPC: 075678306129
Tags: Rock (2), Blues (2), Classic (2), Led Zeppelin (2), Live (2), Metal (1), Blues Rock (1), Bbc Sessions (1)
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