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Birdland (The Yardbirds album)

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Recorded  2002-03
Producer  Ken Allardyce
Release date  22 April 2003
Genres  Rock music, Blues rock
Length  56:52
Artist  The Yardbirds
Label  Favored Nations
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Released  22 April 2003 (2003-04-22)
Birdland (2003)  Live! Blueswailing July '64 (2003)
Similar  The Yardbirds albums, Rock music albums

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Birdland is a studio album by English blues rock band The Yardbirds, released in 2003. The album was the first Yardbirds release in over 35 years; however, the only original 1960s era Yardbirds members are drummer Jim McCarty and rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja. (Jeff Beck does make a guest appearance on "My Blind Life"). New members are John Idan, Gypie Mayo and Alan Glen. Several notable guitarists appear throughout the record, including Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Slash, Johnny Rzeznik, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter, and Brian May.


The album contains seven new tracks composed mostly by McCarty or Dreja, and eight remakes of Yardbirds songs from the 1960s. The song "An Original Man (A Song for Keith)" was dedicated to The Yardbirds' original lead singer, Keith Relf, who died in 1976.

Track listing

  1. "I'm Not Talking" (Mose Allison) – 2:44
  2. "Crying Out for Love" (Jim McCarty) – 4:36(*)
  3. "The Nazz Are Blue" (Chris Dreja, Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith) – 3:15
  4. "For Your Love" (Graham Gouldman) – 3:20
  5. "Please Don't Tell Me 'Bout the News" (Jim McCarty) – 4:00(*)
  6. "Train Kept A-Rollin'" (Howie Kay, Lois Mann, Tiny Bradshaw) – 3:38
  7. "Mr. Saboteur" (Jim McCarty) – 4:55(*)
  8. "Shapes of Things" (Jim McCarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith) – 2:38
  9. "My Blind Life" (Chris Dreja) – 3:33(*)
  10. "Over Under Sideways Down" (Chris Dreja, Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith) – 3:16
  11. "Mr. You're a Better Man Than I" (Brian Hugg, Mike Hugg) – 3:22
  12. "Mystery of Being" (Jim McCarty) – 4:08(*)
  13. "Dream Within a Dream" (Jim McCarty) – 4:44(*)
  14. "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago" (Jeff Beck, Jim McCarty, Jimmy Page, Keith Relf) – 3:22
  15. "An Original Man (A Song for Keith)" (Chris Dreja, Gypie Mayo, Jim McCarty, John Idan) – 5:20(*)

(*) denotes a new song


The Yardbirds

  • Chris Dreja – rhythm guitar
  • Alan Glen – harmonica, percussion
  • John Idan – bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Gypie Mayo – lead guitar
  • Jim McCarty – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Additional musicians

  • Jeff Baxter – guitar on "The Nazz Are Blue"
  • Jeff Beck – guitar on "My Blind Life"
  • Steve Lukather – guitar on "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago"
  • Brian May – guitar on "You're a Better Man Than I"
  • Joe Satriani – guitar on "Train Kept A-Rollin'"
  • Slash – guitar on "Over Under Sideways Down"
  • Steve Vai – guitar on "Shapes of Things"
  • Songs

    1I'm Not Talking2:45
    2Crying Out for Love4:36
    3The Nazz Are Blue3:16


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