Offered for sale is a still sealed copy of the 1970 U.S. double album The Yardbirds Featuring Performances by Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page by the Yardbirds.
About this copy: This copy of The Yardbirds Featuring Performances by Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page is a 1970 U.S. pressing on the (presumably) yellow Epic label.
As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.
The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes. There are no saw marks, punch holes, or cut corners in the cover.
There is a hype sticker on the front that says “2 RECORD SET SPECIAL LOW PRICE.” A second hype sticker on the back cover lists the titles of the 20 songs on the LP. An original price sticker is attached to the front cover (price not shown.)
A beautiful copy of a very rare Yardbirds LP and the only sealed copy we’ve ever seen.
Background: Released in 1970, The Yardbirds Featuring Performances by Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page was a 2 LP compilation album that was released only in the United States.
The 20 tracks on the album are songs that were not included on the 1967 release The Yardbirds Greatest Hits.
Epic was in an odd situation where the Yardbirds were concerned in 1970. The group’s demise in mid-1968, after enjoying two minors hit and a non-charting singles over the previous year, had scarcely been noticed on a corporate level at the time — there was already a greatest-hits album out on them, and in most instances, that would have been the end of the matter. But the powers that were couldn’t ignore the fact that the group had morphed by way of guitarist Jimmy Page into the mega-selling Led Zeppelin; or that Epic happened to hold, in the Yardbirds’ library, the largest commercial body of early work by Page, as well as Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton, both of whom were still selling lots of records. Thus came the first double-album anthology ever issued on this band, Performance by Clapton, Beck & Page. Indeed, along with self-titled double LP set The Kinks, issued the same year from Pye Records in England on that band, this was the first attempt at something bigger than a hits anthology ever issued on a British Invasion band; and this set was the first time that a major label had acknowledged any of these bands (or any rock & roll group) seriously enough to try and distill the work of their key soloists, almost the way a jazz compilation might be put together — in that sense, this set anticipates the double-LP History of Eric Clapton (1972). And given that the group’s biggest hits were already spoken for on The Yardbirds’ Greatest Hits, this set holds up astonishingly well as a fair representation of their more ambitious work, encompassing rock & roll, British blues, raga rock, psychedelia, and psychedelic pop.
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