BBC ROCK HOUR
BUMBLE BEE BB-0702011
CD: Alan Black Introduction/Communication Breakdown medley incl. It's
Your Thing/I Can't Quit You Baby medley incl. Don't Know Which Way To
Go/Alan Black Interview with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant/Dazed And Confused/Alan
Black Introduction/White Summer medley incl. Black Mountain Side/The
Liverpool Scene Sketch with Adrian Henry-Mike Evans-Andy Roberts/You
Shook Me/Alan Black Introduction/How Many More Timesmedley incl. The
Hunter, The Lemon Song
CD-R: DJ John Peel Introduction/Communication Breakdown/Dazed And Confused
(edit version)/Going To California/Stairway To Heaven/What Is And What
Should Never Be/Whole Lotta Love (edit version)
Recording: Superb mono professional pre-FM soundboard radio broadcast.
CD is longer source is the actual broadcast version that includes interview
and commercials/comedy sketches, CD-R is taken from vinyl and contains
Excellent to Superb stereo professional pre-FM radio recording fragments.
Source: CD One Night Stand, Playhouse Theatre, Westminster, London,
England June 27 '69; CD-R 4/1/71 In Concert, Paris Theatre, London, England.
Comments: Deluxe jewel case. First 100 copies has bonus CD-R.
BUMBLE BEE BB-0702009-10
CD1: The Train Kept A Rollin'/I Can't Quit You Baby/As Long As I Have
You medley incl. Fresh Garbage, Bag's Groove, Cat's Squirrel, I'm A
Man, No Money Down/You Shook Me/How Many More Times medley incl. Feel
So Bad, The Hunter, Babe I'm Gonna Leave You, Here We Go Round The Mulberry
CD2: Instrumental Intro based on Smokestack Lightning/Killing Floor
medley incl. The Lemon Song, Sweet Jelly Roll/Babe I'm Gonna Leave You/White
Summer medley incl. Black Mountain Side/Sittin' And Thinkin' medley
incl. Gee, Baby Ain't I Good For You/Pat's Delight/Dazed And Confused
Recording: Excellent stereo soundboard/Good to Very good mono audience.
Source: Fillmore West, San Francisco, California Apr. 27 '69. Comments:
Deluxe jewel case. Many question why there is yet another release of
this show following so closely on the heels of the Wendy release. It
is a fair question to ask and except for some degeneration of the audience
recording at the very beginning of the show, this is a pretty good release.
It certainly isn't offensive and Bumble Bee doesnt try to "improve"
the recording with heavy-handed tinkering with the tape. In fact the
label themselves claim this tape is "the low generation which recently
is excavated" and that "polite mastering is administered".
The edits between the two sources are similar with the older editions.
Recommended to those who have not picked up this show before.
LOVE & PEACE
BUMBLE BEE BB-0702007-8
CD1: Band Announcements/Immigrant Song/Heartbreaker medley incl. Bouree/Since
I've Been Loving You/Dazed And Confused/Stairway To Heaven
CD2: Celebration Day/That's The Way/Going To California/Tangerine/What
Is And What Should Never Be/Moby Dick/The Lady Is A TRamp Intro/Whole
Lotta Love medley incl. In The Light, Boogie Chillun, Let's Have Fun,
Be-Bop-A-Lula/Instrumental Improvsation/Communication Breakdown
CD-R1: Tangerine (*)/Stairway To Heaven (*)/Celebration Day (*)/What
Is And What Should Never Be (*)/Moby Dick (*)/That's The Way (*)/Going
To California (*)/Over The Hills And Far Away (**)
CD-R2: Rock And Roll (**)/Out On The Tiles Intro (**)/Black Dog (**)/Stairway
To Heaven (**)/Whole Lotta Love medley incl. Everybody Needs Somebody
To Love, Boogie Chillun, Got A Lot O'Livin To Do, Let's Have A Party,
You Shook Me, The Lemon Song (**)/Immigrant Song (***)/Communication
Breakdown (***)/The Song Remains The Same (***)/The Rain Song (***)
Recording: Good/Very good mono audience. Source included on CD-R has
incorrect song order. Source: CD1-2 and (*)Hiroshima-ken Taiikukan,
Hiroshima Sept. 27 '71; (**)Osaka Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan Oct. 4
'72; (***)Nippon Budokan, Tokyo, Japan Oct. 2 '72. Comments: Deluxe
jewel case. First 100 copies have free CD-Rs that are copied old vinyl
"Led Zeppelin 71-72" by Rubber, ihoused in a clear plastic
case. Love & Peace In Hiroshima is one of three debut releases by
the new silver label Bumble Bee. Much like other recent releases of
this show "Live Peace In Hiroshima" on Wendy and "Zingi"
on Tarantura, this is an edition of the known audience recordings to
present the most complete and comprehensive document of Zeppelin's charity
gig in this city. What is unique with this release is the nine-minute
introduction which is not found on any other release. Collectors in
Japan have already questioned its authenticity but it is a strong possibility
this is real. CD-Rs are a copy of the rare vinyl boot "Led Zeppelin
71-72" on Digger Records released in the mid 80s. This contains
the first incomplete thirty-seven minute audience recording from Hiroshima
which has never appeared on compact disc before. The recording is distant
and disturbing and the loud vinyl surface noise makes it even more difficult
to listen to. "Led Zeppelin 71-72" also contains selections
from the October 2nd, 1972 Tokyo show and October 4th, 1972 Osaka concert.
Again the tape sources are very poor sound quality and the vinyl is
very noisy. It is interesting having this as a bonus but the sound quality
makes it for the completist only.