Yardbirds aka ‘Roger The Engineer’
Celebrating 50 years of an iconic 60s rock album.
This newly compiled, remastered and restored 2CD set now includes the Mono and Stereo versions of the classic album, plus 12 bonus tracks, including: 8 Mono recordings (featuring a non-album Yardbirds Single + ‘Stroll On’, from the original soundtrack of the film ‘Blow Up’ + 5 Keith Relf solo recordings from the same year). + 4 Stereo rare alternate recordings, together for the first time on this set.
Illustrated 28-page booklet with authoritative liner notes, including detailed data and quotes and also studio recollections from Paul Samwell-Smith.
Yardbird Jim McCarty writes a new sleeve note, looking back at the 50 years since the album’s release in ‘66.
Expertly remastered and restored – superb sound – top quality reproduction.
Set your mind back to the cool and groovy era of the 1960s UK, when rock bands ruled and the world really was ‘a-changin’’. At the forefront of that rock revolution was a hot young band, The Yardbirds, one of the world’s first truly progressive groups.
Rated by many critics and collectors as one of the greatest recordings of all time, the all-original ‘Yardbirds’ album, released in July 1966, was a Top 20 UK hit and became known as ‘Roger The Engineer’ due to guitarist Chris Dreja’s quirky cover design.
The album yielded the smash hit single ‘Over, Under, Sideways, Down’ and other exciting performances such as ‘The Nazz Are Blue’ and ‘Jeff’s Boogie’, spotlighting ace guitar legend Jeff Beck, whose experimental and pioneering use of Fuzz and Sustain effects brought a new dimension to the sound of rock.
This album is essential for Yardbirds and Jeff Beck fans alike, and indeed for all collectors of classic 60s pop.