Landmark Gem Featuring Jimmy Page on 180g Vinyl Sourced from Original UK Mono Masters!
By the time Jimmy Page joined the Yardbirds in 1966, the group was already
firmly established as one of the era's most innovative and creatively
adventurous British bands. The addition of Page allowed the band's heady mix of
blues and psychedelia to coalesce into an edgy approach that laid the stylistic
groundwork for Page's next band, Led Zeppelin (who were known as the New
Yardbirds in their early days).
The Yardbirds' 1967 release Little Games - produced by noted British pop guru
Mickie Most - is the band's only album to be recorded entirely with Page as a
member, and the only one to feature the group's final lineup of Page and
founding members Keith Relf, Chris Dreja and Jim McCarty. Little Games is also a
transitional effort that finds the Yardbirds delving into an array of sounds and
styles, from gritty blues-rock ("Drinking Muddy Water") to swirling psychedelia
("Glimpses") to introspective balladry ("Only the Black Rose"). Several of the
album's tracks can now be seen as sonic blueprints for Led Zeppelin, e.g.
"Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor" and "Glimpses," both of which feature the
distinctive guitar-blowing technique for which Page would soon become famous.
Page's acoustic instrumental showcase "White Summer" would later become a
frequent feature of Led Zeppelin's live performances. The album also features
Page's future Zep bandmate John Paul Jones on bass, cello and string
arrangements, along with guest appearances by UK session aces Nicky Hopkins and
Sundazed Music's LP of Little Games has been sourced form the original UK mono
masters, is pressed on 180g vinyl, and meticulously reproduces the albums'
distinctive original cover art.
• 180g Vinyl
• Sourced from original UK mono masters
• Reproduces original cover art
• 2 Bonus Tracks
1. Little Games
2. Smile On Me
3. White Summer
4. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor
6. Drinking Muddy Water
7. No Excess Baggage
8. Stealing, Stealing
9. Only the Black Rose
10. Little Soldier Boy
12. I Remember the Night