Live on Blueberry Hill

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Live on Blueberry Hill
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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
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]

Live on Blueberry Hill (also known as Blueberry Hill) is a bootleg recording of 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 ever rock and roll bootlegs. It was released on the Blimp label.[3] The album was reissued on the Trademark of Quality label and shipped to England. The album sold so many copies that many fans thought it was a legal release.[4] The sleeve notes describe it as "One hundred and six minutes and fifty three seconds of pure alive rock."[5]

Live on Blueberry Hill derives its name from Zeppelin's performance of 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", from the group's third album[4][5], plus "Bron-Yr-Aur", which 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 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 – a play on the title of this bootleg release.

"I actually prefer …Blueberry Hill to [pioneering Zeppelin bootleg] Pb," remarked photographer (and Jimmy Page's friend) Ross Halfin, "even though it isn't such good sound quality, but because it includes the whole show."[6]

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]

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 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.
  6. ^ Halfin, Ross (May 2015). "Who's Who". Classic Rock #209. p. 68. 

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