Did anyone pick this one up from 2003? I just did and it's rockin' my frickin' world! So often reunion CDs don't meet expectations, but I love this one. The Train Kept A Rollin'
sounds like it could have been written today. Crying Out For Love
is a great newer tune that sounds like the 60s at the same time. There are other slick newer originals as well as enjoyable remakes.
Beck contributed on My Blind Life
, and it would have been cool if Clapton & Page could have joined in somewhere, but dare I say that Birdland
is so good that they weren't necessarily missed? I WILL!!
The Yardbirds were always such a cool band, being the greenhhouse for Zep, and Beck & Clapton's many incarnations. They had a modicum of commercial appeal, but were really in the same class as the Beatles, the Stones and the Kinks. Most everyone else in that early British Invasion wave were a bit too teenyboppish. Birdland
is a heckuva sleeper in my book.