Live at the Greek

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Live at the Greek: Excess All Areas
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Live album by
Released29 February 2000 (2000-02-29)
Recorded18–19 October 1999 at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles with Le Mobile Recording Facilities
GenreBlues-rock, hard rock
Length111:06
Labelmusicmaker.com, TVT
ProducerKevin Shirley
Alternative cover
TVT version
TVT version
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
NME(7/10)[2]
PopMatters(favorable)[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]
Uncut4/5 stars[4]

Live at the Greek: Excess All Areas is a double live album by Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes, released by musicmaker.com on 29 February 2000[5] and by TVT Records on 4 July 2000.

In October 1999, Page teamed up with the Crowes for a two-night performance of material from the Led Zeppelin catalogue and old blues and rock standards. "I didn't really have that much fun doing it," grumbled singer Chris Robinson. "It was alright, and Jimmy's a phenomenal guitarist, but to me it was just a job. I'm not a big fan of Robert Plant's lyrics or his singing, so that part of it was a little boring for me."[6]

Contractual problems with their record company prevented the Crowes issuing any of their own songs played at the Greek shows. Also featuring Page with the band, these included "Wiser Time", "No Speak No Slave", "Remedy", and "Hard to Handle".[7][8]

The double CD released TVT in 2000 featured a different running order, an extra song, an enhanced QuickTime video and photographs taken during the concert. The Japanese version of the album adds "Misty Mountain Hop" and "In the Light", recorded in 2000.

Bassist Sven Pipien, who was fired between the two different releases of the album, was airbrushed out of the group shot that features in the centrefold of the TVT Records version and all subsequent vinyl reissues. The original image appears on the musicmaker.com CD and can also be seen on a Jimmy Page blog.[9]

Track listing[edit]

TVT version[edit]

Disc one
  1. "Celebration Day" (John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 3:42
  2. "Custard Pie" (Page, Plant) – 5:18
  3. "Sick Again" (Page, Plant) – 4:34
  4. "What Is and What Should Never Be" (Page, Plant) – 5:26
  5. "Woke Up This Morning" (B.B. King, Jules Taub) – 4:14
  6. "Shapes of Things" (Jim McCarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith) – 3:09
  7. "Sloppy Drunk" (Jimmy Rogers) – 6:05
  8. "Ten Years Gone" (Page, Plant) – 6:30
  9. "In My Time of Dying" (Traditional; arr./adap. John Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) – 9:34
  10. "Your Time Is Gonna Come" (Jones, Page) – 6:02
Disc two
  1. "The Lemon Song" (Bonham, Howlin' Wolf, Jones, Page, Plant) – 8:59
  2. "Nobody's Fault but Mine" (Page, Plant) – 6:41
  3. "Heartbreaker" (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) – 5:50
  4. "Hey, Hey, What Can I Do" (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) – 3:30
  5. "Mellow Down Easy" (Willie Dixon) – 5:20
  6. "Oh Well" (Peter Green) – 4:10
  7. "Shake Your Money Maker" (Elmore James) – 4:25
  8. "You Shook Me" (Dixon, J. B. Lenoir) – 8:25
  9. "Out on the Tiles" (Bonham, Page, Plant) – 3:39
  10. "Whole Lotta Love" (Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant) – 5:34
Japanese bonus tracks
  1. "In the Light" (Jones, Page, and Plant) – 9:07
  2. "Misty Mountain Hop" (Jones, Page, and Plant) – 5:05

musicmaker.com version[edit]

Disc one
  1. "Heartbreaker" (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) – 6:03
  2. "In My Time of Dying" (Traditional; arr./adap. Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) – 9:45
  3. "What Is and What Should Never Be" (Page, Plant) – 5:31
  4. "Custard Pie" (Page, Plant) – 5:26
  5. "Celebration Day" (Jones, Page, Plant) – 3:38
  6. "Out on the Tiles" / "Whole Lotta Love" (Medley) (Bonham, Page, Plant / Bonham, Dixon, Jones, Page, Plant) – 9:12
  7. "Nobody's Fault but Mine" (Page, Plant) – 6:52
  8. "You Shook Me" (Dixon, Lenoir) – 8:29
Disc two
  1. "The Lemon Song" (Bonham, Wolf, Jones, Page, Plant) – 9:01
  2. "Your Time Is Gonna Come" (Jones, Page) – 6:01
  3. "Ten Years Gone" (Page, Plant) – 6:38
  4. "Sick Again" (Page, Plant) – 4:39
  5. "Hey Hey What Can I Do" (Bonham, Jones, Page, Plant) – 3:39
  6. "Shake Your Money Maker" (James) – 4:31
  7. "Woke Up This Morning" (King, Taub) – 4:19
  8. "Shapes of Things to Come" (McCarty, Relf, Samwell-Smith) – 3:18
  9. "Sloppy Drunk" (Rogers) – 6:07
  10. "Oh Well" (Green) – 4:24

Accolades[edit]

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Buscadero Italy Critics Poll 2000[10] 2000 19
Rumore Italy Top 20 Albums of 2000[11] 2000 10
Classic Rock UK 50 Greatest Live Albums Ever[12] 2003 40

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak Position
German Albums Chart[13] 24
Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[14] 27
US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart[15] 64
French Albums Chart[16] 73
Finnish Albums Chart[17] 27
UK Albums Chart[18] 39
Swiss Albums Chart[19] 77
Austrian Albums Chart[20] 37
Dutch Albums Chart[21] 46
New Zealand RIANZ Top 50 Albums Chart[22] 45
US Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart[23] 2

Album (digital download)[edit]

Chart (2000) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Internet Albums Chart[24] 7

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
2000 "What Is and What Should Never Be " US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[25] 13
2000 "Ten Years Gone" US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[26] 33

Sales certifications[edit]

Album[edit]

Country Sales Certification
United States (RIAA) 500,000+ Gold[27]

Personnel[edit]

Technical personnel
  • Butch Belair – photography
  • Ian R. Drury – inside booklet design
  • J.C. & A.F. – art direction and design
  • George Marino – mastering at Sterling Sound, New York
  • Joe Newton – cover illustration
  • Kevin Shirley – production, mixing
  • Leonard B. Johnson - A&R

References[edit]

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