Editors’ Notes The Yardbirds were one of Britain’s most important groups in the ‘60s and this live album of the band’s early line-up, with Eric Clapton on lead guitar, goes a good way towards explaining why. Their mastery of the blues and Chuck Berry was rivaled only by the Rolling Stones, but even the Stones at this point couldn’t boast a lead guitarist with Clapton’s skills — or a harmonica player like singer Keith Relf. These tracks are dense and exciting, primarily recorded at the Marquee Club with a few additional tracks from the same 1964 era taken from the Crawdaddy Club. The group exudes the raw power of a garage band with the finesse of consummate professionals. Bo Diddley’s “You Can’t Judge a Book By Looking At the Cover” is manic. “Let It Rock” is a steamroller. “I Wish You Would” crashes through with the entire band playing with pure abandon. This album finishes out with a number of studio tracks from the era – “I Ain’t Got You,” “A Certain Girl” and “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” (also here in a live version).

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Too Much Monkey Business (Live)
1
3:54
 
Got Love If You Want It (Live)
2
2:35
 
Smokestack Lightning (Live)
3
5:32
 
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Live)
4
2:48
 
Respectable (Live)
5
5:30
 
Five Long Years (Live)
6
5:06
 
Pretty Girl (Live)
7
3:02
 
Louise (Live)
8
3:38
 
I'm a Man (Live)
9
4:31
 
Here 'Tis (Live)
10
4:06
 
You Can't Judge a Book By Looking At the Cover (Live)
11
2:56
 
Let It Rock (Live)
12
2:19
 
I Wish You Would (Alternate) [Long Version]
13
5:53
 
Who Do You Love (Live)
14
3:14
 
Honey In Your Hips (Live)
15
2:29
 
A Certain Girl
16
2:19
 
Got to Hurry (Take 3)
17
2:32
 
Boom Boom
18
2:27
 
I Ain't Got You
19
2:01
 
Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
20
2:46
 

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