Yardbirds – The Yardbirds 1983 U.S. half speed mastered LP


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Free U.S. shipping!  A copy of the limited edition U.S. half speed mastered pressing of The Yardbirds by the Yardbirds.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the limited edition U.S. half speed mastered pressing of The Yardbirds by the Yardbirds.

This LP is the same as the Over, Under Sideways, Down LP with four additional tracks.

About this copy: This copy of The Yardbirds is a 1983 U.S. pressing on the Epic label, issued as part of Columbia’s “Mastersound” series of half speed mastered LPs.

The cover is M-.  The original clear outer sleeve is included and is slightly clouded from age.  The generic Mastersound catalog and technical sheet are M-.

The half speed mastered disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a surprisingly rare (and very good) Yardbirds LP.

Background: Released in 1983, The Yardbirds was a reissue of the 1966 LP Over, Under, Sideways, Down with four extra songs:

  • Happenings Ten Years Time Ago
  • Rack My Mind
  • Psycho Daisies
  • The Nazz Are Blue

While Over Under Sideways Down was the Yardbirds’ third LP released in the United States, the album (with a different title and slight track changes) was the band’s first studio LP be released in Britain.  For our money, it’s their best effort and one of the best rock LPs by any band of the 1960s.

It’s also the band’s only album with Jeff Beck playing on all tracks.

The mono and stereo versions of this album contain different mixes, and part of the stereo version is in rechanneled stereo.

The album peaked at #51 on the Billboard albums chart, though the UK version reached #20 on the British charts.

Allmusic.com gave Over, Under, Sideways, Down a 4 1/2 star review:

Beginning as one of rock’s all-time great (and influential) blues-rock bands, the Yardbirds had taken a turn toward the psychedelic side of things once Jeff Beck replaced Eric Clapton, as evidenced by 1966’s Over Under Sideways Down. …For anyone who was wondering if Beck could truly fill in for Clapton, he was silenced by the playful “Jeff’s Boogie,” which shows the guitarist was one of the more technically proficient blues-rock players of the time, as well as lending a gloriously Middle Eastern riff to the trippy title track.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
HE 48455
Year of Release: 1983
Format: Stereo
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in