Yardbirds – Five Live Yardbirds 1970 Japan red vinyl LP with obi


A red vinyl pressing of the 1970 Japanese issue of Five Live Yardbirds by the Yardbirds, complete with the rare original obi.

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Offered for sale is a red vinyl Japanese pressing of Five Live Yardbirds by the Yardbirds, issued in Japan in 1970 and including the rare original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Five Live Yardbirds is a 1970 second issue of an LP that was originally released in 1966.  This pressing has a different cover from the first issue and a cover that was unique to this release.

The cover is close to M-, with slight wear at the corners.  The obi is VG+, with a couple of wrinkles and a bit of foxing, but no tears.  The “hojyuhyo,” or re-order tag, is still attached.

The lyric insert is included.

The red vinyl disc is M- and appears to have only been played once or twice.  There are a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.

A beautiful copy of a very rare Yardbirds LP and the only complete copy we’ve ever seen.

Background: Five Live Yardbirds was, in most of the world, the group’s first LP.  Featuring Eric Clapton on guitar, the album was recorded live at the Marquee Club in London in March of 1964.  The album failed to chart in the UK.

The album was never formally released in the United States, though four of the tracks were included on the U.S.-only album Having a Rave Up With the Yardbirds that was released the following year.

Allmusic.com gave Five Live Yardbirds a 4 1/2 star review:

Five Live Yardbirds was the first important — indeed, essential — live album to come out of the 1960s British rock & roll boom. In terms of the performance captured and the recording quality, it was also the best such live record of the entire middle of the decade. Cut at a Marquee Club show in 1964, Five Live Yardbirds was a popular album, especially once Eric Clapton’s fame began to spread after he left the band.

You can listen to “I’m a Man” here:

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in