Heart Full of Soul: The Best of the Yardbirds. The Yardbirds was the launching pad for rock’s three greatest guitarists which included Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page. The group never achieved stellar heights but left a deep imprint on music for many generations. We are blessed with yet another compilation of 39 songs from the Yardbird’s music. (a bit of sarcasm here) There are more than double official compilation albums than studio albums. The group released only six studio albums. I would buy it just for the 16-page booklet. There is something special about this group playing “Stroll On” from their scene in Michelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up. You will notice that in the movie Jimmy Page plays bass guitar. Too bad “Stroll On” is not included in this compilation. That song is boss!
Demon Records is proud to present ‘Heart Full Of Soul’ – a new ‘Best Of’ collection that gathers together 39 tracks from across the Yardbirds’ career.
Formed in London in 1963, the Yardbirds were one of the most influential bands of the 1960s. With their mix of forward-thinking pop singles, wiry blues numbers, and instrumental freakouts, they became pioneers of psychedelia, garage and blues rock.
Along with the core line-up of Keith Relf (vocals and harmonica), Jim McCarty (drums), Paul Samwell-Smith (bass), and Chris Dreja (rhythm guitar), the group is known for launching the careers of three of rock’s most famous guitarists, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Jimmy Page.
Assembled with the assistance of the band, this new compilation is the first official collection in over a decade to gather together tracks from across the Clapton, Beck, and Page eras, showcasing the vast musical progression that the band made between 1963 and 1968.
Includes 39 tracks across two CDs plus a 16-page booklet with photographs, and new liner notes by David French. Highlights are also available on a 1LP vinyl edition.