Birdland (The Yardbirds album)

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Birdland
Studio album by The Yardbirds
Released 22 April 2003 (2003-04-22)
Recorded 2002-03
Genre Rock, blues rock
Length 56:52
Label Favored Nations
The Yardbirds chronology
Ultimate!
(2001)
Birdland
(2003)
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Birdland is a 2003 studio album by English blues rock band The Yardbirds. The album was the first Yardbirds release in over 35 years; however, the only original 60's era Yardbirds members are drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja. (Jeff Beck does make a guest appearance on "My Blind Life"). New members are John Idan, Gypie Mayo and Alan Glen. Several notable guitarists appear throughout the record, including Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Slash, Johnny Rzeznik, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and Brian May.

The album contains seven new tracks composed mostly by McCarty or Dreja, and eight remakes of Yardbirds songs from the 1960s. The song "An Original Man (A Song for Keith)" was dedicated to The Yardbirds' original lead singer, Keith Relf, who died in 1976.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Not Talking" – 2:44
  2. "Crying Out For Love" – 4:36(*)
  3. "The Nazz Are Blue" – 3:15
  4. "For Your Love" – 3:20
  5. "Please Don't Tell Me 'Bout The News" – 4:00(*)
  6. "Train Kept A-Rollin'" – 3:38
  7. "Mr. Saboteur" – 4:55(*)
  8. "Shapes Of Things" – 2:38
  9. "My Blind Life" – 3:33(*)
  10. "Over Under Sideways Down" – 3:16
  11. "Mr. You're A Better Man Than I" – 3:22
  12. "Mystery of Being" – 4:08(*)
  13. "Dream Within A Dream" – 4:44(*)
  14. "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" – 3:22
  15. "An Original Man (A Song for Keith)" – 5:20(*)

(*) denotes a new song

Personnel[edit]

The Yardbirds
Additional musicians

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