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Maida Vale BBC Studios - June 24, 1969

  • What Is and What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, Travelling Riverside Blues.
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on September 20, 2007 - 4:56pm
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June 24, 1969
London
United Kingdom
uk
Setlist: 

What Is and What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, Travelling Riverside Blues.

Note: 

BBC session for "Top Gear". 

Producer - John Walters
Engineer - Tony Wilson
Studio - Maida Vale 4
First broadcast: 06/29/1969

 

Notes: 

Jimmy Page: "We recorded this show at Maida Vale studio to promote 'Led Zeppelin II'. In typical Led Zeppelin tradition 'Travelling Riverside Blues' was made up on the spot from a riff I had on the electric twelve string. We had reached a point at the BBC where you could overdub a solo over the initial track of the song. This helped a lot to give a more complete rendition of our material and I must say the BBC engineer Tony Wilson did a really good job for us on this day."

Producer - John Walters, Engineer - Tony Wilson, Studio - Maida Vale 4. First broadcast: 06/29/1969
 

Setlists: 

What Is and What Should Never Be, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, Travelling Riverside Blues.

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Argenteum Astrum's picture

Another studio session that needs no recommendation. During this short British tour the band was absolutely on peak form and it can be easily heard on this amazing recording. A fury, power and energy are present on all the tracks. Whole Lotta Love is psychedelic stand-out and Robert's yelling during theramin battle is thrilling. Communication Breakdown is devastating and What Is And What Should Never Be is one of the most dramatic versions the band ever played. A real pearl, Traveling Riverside Blues is Zeppelin's bow to the talent and magic of Robert Johnson and Plant sings some of his "lemon" lyrics.

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