Live on Blueberry Hill

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Live on Blueberry Hill
Live album by Led Zeppelin
Released 1970
Recorded Los Angeles Forum, Inglewood, California, September 4, 1970.
Genre Bootleg recording
Length 106:53
Label Trademark of Quality
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Live on Blueberry Hill (also known as Blueberry Hill) is a bootleg recording of the English rock group Led Zeppelin's performance at the Los Angeles Forum on September 4, 1970, which took place during their summer 1970 North American Tour.[2]

The audience recording is one of the first Led Zeppelin bootlegs, and one of the first rock and roll bootlegs ever released. It was released on the Blimp label.[3] The album was subsequently pressed on the Trade Mark of Quality label and shipped to England. The album sold so many copies that many fans thought it was a legal record.[4] The sleeve notes described it as "One hundred and six minutes and fifty three seconds of pure alive rock."[5]

Live on Blueberry Hill derived its name from the fact that Led Zeppelin performed Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" as a final encore. The bootleg also features one of the few known live performances of "Out on the Tiles", a track from the group's third album.[4][5] It also features "Bron-Yr-Aur", a song that would not be released officially until five years later, on Physical Graffiti.

From the 1980s the bootleg became available on CD as a 2-disc set, often under the alternative titles Blueberry Hill and The Final Statements.[4]

Led Zeppelin parody cover band Dread Zeppelin released an album in 1995 entitled Live on Blueberry Cheesecake as a play on words of this bootleg release.

Set list[edit]

  1. "Immigrant Song"
  2. "Heartbreaker"
  3. "Dazed and Confused"
  4. "Bring It On Home"
  5. "That's the Way"
  6. "Bron-Yr-Aur"
  7. "Since I've Been Loving You"
  8. "Organ Solo/Thank You"
  9. "What Is and What Should Never Be"
  10. "Moby Dick"
  11. "Whole Lotta Love" (Medley)
  12. "Communication Breakdown" (Medley)
  13. "Out on the Tiles"
  14. "Blueberry Hill"

See also[edit]

Led Zeppelin bootleg recordings

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Led Zeppelin official website: concert summary
  3. ^ Robert Godwin, The illustrated collector's guide to Led Zeppelin, Collector's Guide, 1994.
  4. ^ a b c Rey, Luis (1997) Led Zeppelin Live: An Illustrated Exploration of Underground Tapes, Ontario: The Hot Wacks Press. ISBN 4ISBN 0-9698080-7-0, pp. 130-131.
  5. ^ a b Dave Lewis and Simon Pallett (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4.

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