Sunday, January 20, 2008

Day 20: 6/24/1969 London, England

6/24/1969 London, England  The Complete BBC Radio Sessions
Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, What is and What Should Never Be, Travelling Riverside Blues

The band's fourth BBC appearance begins with the official premiere of Whole Lotta Love. The song is now fully developed and is very similar to the version on Led Zeppelin II. A sonic assault. A short Communication Breakdown includes a great double-tracked vocal by Plant. What is and What Should Never Be is also very close to the album version. The session ends with Travelling Riverside Blues a bluesy slide workout. My favourite BBC appearance so far, for it's excellent Led Zeppelin II previews and the oddity (until it was released officially on 1990's Led Zeppelin box set) Travelling Riverside Blues.

The tape is an excellent broadcast master.

1 comment:

Conner said...

1969-06-24 BBC Studio, London, England "The Complete BBC Radio Sessions" (EVSD)
Four songs, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, What Is and What Should Never Be and Traveling Riverside Blues. Great performances and great sound, though nothing overly unique about the arrangements. Still, a great listen.