• Lance Peters

Album of the Week - Week 9


Led Zeppelin - Live on Blueberry Hill

The infamous bootleg recording on Led Zeppelin's LA Forum show from Sept 4 1970, although a audience recording the sound is pretty good.

It sold in huge quantities across many different releases as there was not a LIVE led Zeppelin album officially for another 7 years.


I had a copy of this in my youth and played it to death.


The standout performance for me is "Since I have been loving you" 8 minutes of pure early live Led Zeppelin.

Moments to relish include the unpredictable Communication Breakdown medley that included Buffalo Springfield’s For What It’s Worth and The Beatles’ I Saw Her Standing There, plus the Zeppelin I opener "Good Times Bad Times" and the rarely played live "Out On The Tiles".

A lengthy Whole Lotta Love turned into a rock’n’roll juke box as they randomly threw in covers of Buddy Holly’s "Think It Over" and Leiber, Stoller & Barrett’s "Some Other Guy" – a formula they repeated with a breathless encore rendition of Fats Domino’s "Blueberry Hill".


Some would say it is Zeppelin's finest hour.

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