Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions

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Release Type

Live Album

Release Year

1997

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Label

Atlantic

 

Album Overview

BBC Sessions is a compilation album featuring studio sessions and a live concert recorded by English rock group Led Zeppelin for the BBC. It was released on 11 November 1997, by Atlantic Records. This was the first release of new Led Zeppelin material in seven years. Disc one consists of material from four different 1969 BBC sessions. Disc two contains most of the 1 April 1971 concert from the Paris Theatre in London. Disc three was only included in a limited run of album releases and features rare interviews from 1969, 1976/1977, and 1990.

Countless bootlegs of these recordings circulated for years before the official release. This release was widely welcomed by Led Zeppelin fans as it was the first live release since The Song Remains the Same in 1976. Others have criticized the decision to edit some of the songs and drop others that were recorded for the BBC. Most notable are one session from 1969 which included the unreleased song "Sunshine Woman", and about seven minutes of the "Whole Lotta Love" medley from 1971.

Tracks

TrackTitleDuration
1You Shook Me5:14
Notes

Written-By: J.B. Lenoir
Written-By: Willie Dixon

2I Can't Quit You Baby4:22
Notes

Written-By: Willie Dixon
Written-By [Sample Of '19 Years Old']: Muddy Waters

3Communication Breakdown3:12
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Bonham
Written-By: John Paul Jones

4Dazed And Confused6:39
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page

5The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair3:00
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Bonham
Written-By: John Paul Jones
Written-By: Robert Plant
Written-By: Sleepy John Estes

6What Is And What Should Never Be4:20
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: Robert Plant

7Communication Breakdown2:40
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Bonham
Written-By: John Paul Jones

8Travelling Riverside Blues5:12
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: Robert Johnson
Written-By: Robert Plant

9Whole Lotta Love6:09
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Bonham
Written-By: John Paul Jones
Written-By: Robert Plant
Written-By: Willie Dixon

10Somethin' Else2:06
Notes

Written-By: Bob Cochran
Written-By: Shari Sheeley

11Communication Breakdown3:05
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Bonham
Written-By: John Paul Jones

12I Can't Quit You Baby6:21
Notes

Written-By: Willie Dixon

13You Shook Me10:19
Notes

Written-By: J.B. Lenoir
Written-By: Willie Dixon

14How Many More Times11:51
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Bonham
Written-By: John Paul Jones
Written-By [Samples From 'The Lemon Song']: Chester Burnett
Written-By [Samples From 'The Lemon Song']: Jimmy Page
Written-By [Samples From 'The Lemon Song']: John Bonham
Written-By [Samples From 'The Lemon Song']: John Paul Jones
Written-By [Samples From 'The Lemon Song']: Robert Plant

15Immigrant Song3:20
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: Robert Plant

16Heartbreaker5:16
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Bonham
Written-By: John Paul Jones
Written-By: Robert Plant

17Since I've Been Loving You6:56
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Paul Jones
Written-By: Robert Plant

18Black Dog5:17
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: John Paul Jones
Written-By: Robert Plant

19Dazed And Confused18:36
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page

20Stairway To Heaven8:49
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: Robert Plant

21Going To California3:54
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: Robert Plant

22That's The Way5:43
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: Robert Plant

23Whole Lotta Love (Medley): Boogie Chillun' / Fixin' To Die / That's Alright Mama / A Mess Of Blues13:45
Notes

Written-By ['Whole Lotta Love']: Jimmy Page
Written-By ['Whole Lotta Love']: John Bonham
Written-By ['Whole Lotta Love']: John Paul Jones
Written-By ['Whole Lotta Love']: Robert Plant
Written-By ['Whole Lotta Love']: Willie Dixon
Written-By [Samples From 'A Mess Of Blues']: Pomus-Shuman
Written-By [Samples From 'Boogie Chillun'']: Bernard Besman
Written-By [Samples From 'Boogie Chillun'']: John Lee Hooker
Written-By [Samples From 'Fixin' To Die']: Bukka White
Written-By [Samples From 'That's Alright Mama']: Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup

24Thank You6:37
Notes

Written-By: Jimmy Page
Written-By: Robert Plant

Recording Information

Session one

John Peel's Top Gear

  • Venue: Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, London
  • Recording date: Monday 3 March 1969
  • Original broadcast: Sunday 23 March 1969 (in a show with sessions from Free, the Moody Blues and Deep Purple)
  • Tracks: Disc 1; 1, 2 and 4. Also included a version of "Communication Breakdown".
  • Producer: Bernie Andrews
  • Engineer: Pete Ritzema
  • Tape operator: Bob Conduct

Session two

Alexis Korner's Rhythm and Blues, (BBC World Service)

  • Venue: Maida Vale Studio 4, Delaware Road, London
  • Recording date: Wednesday 19 March 1969
  • Original broadcast: Monday 14 April 1969
  • Tracks: "I Can't Quit You Baby", "You Shook Me" and "Sunshine Woman". The session was wiped or lost by the BBC, although recordings survive on bootlegs. The show was re-run later in 1969, adding the recording of "What Is And What Should Never Be" from the June 16 session.
  • Producer: Jeff Griffin

Session three

Chris Grant's Tasty Pop Sundae (although originally commissioned for Dave Symond's Symonds On Sunday show)

  • Venue: Aeolian Hall studio 2, Bond Street, London
  • Recording Date: Monday 16 June 1969
  • Original Broadcast: Sunday 22 June 1969
  • Tracks: Disc 1; 3,5 and 10. The session also included a prototype version of "What Is and What Should Never Be".
  • Producer: Paul Williams

Session four

John Peel's Top Gear (Double recording session)

  • Venue: Maida Vale studio 4, Delaware Road, London
  • Recording date: Tuesday 24 June 1969
  • Original broadcast: Sunday 29 June 1969
  • Tracks: Disc 1; 6-9. (track 8; Travelling Riverside Blues, is the same version that appears on the reissued/remaster of Coda as a bonus track)
  • Producer: John Walters
  • Engineer: Tony Wilson

Session five

One Night Stand

  • Venue: Playhouse Theatre
  • Recording date: Friday 27 June 1969
  • Original broadcast: Sunday 10 August 1969
  • Tracks: Disc 1; 11-14. Also included a version of "Dazed and Confused", plus "White Summer"/"Black Mountain Side" (which was released on the 1990 Led Zeppelin boxed set.)

Session six

In Concert (Emcee John Peel)

  • Venue: Paris Theatre, Lower Regent Street, London
  • Recording date: Thursday 1 April 1971
  • Original broadcast: Sunday 4 April 1971
  • Tracks: Disc 2; all tracks. Also included a version of "Communication Breakdown" and "What Is and What Should Never Be". The "Whole Lotta Love" medley has had "For What It's Worth", "Trucking Little Mama" and "Honey Bee" edited out, shortening the medley by about 7 minutes.
  • Producer: Jeff Griffin
  • Engineer: Tony Wilson

Personnel

Led Zeppelin

  • John Bonham – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • John Paul Jones – bass guitar, bass pedals, keyboards, mandolin, backing vocals
  • Jimmy Page – acoustic and electric guitar, backing vocals, mastering, production
  • Robert Plant – vocals, harmonica

Credits

  • Artwork, Design: Andie Airfix
  • Compiled By, Mastered By: Jimmy Page
  • Engineer [Mastering]: Jon Astley
  • Liner Notes: Luis Rey
  • Photography By: Barry Plummer
  • Photography By: Chris Walter
  • Photography By: Christian Rose
  • Photography By: Claude Gassian
  • Photography By: Dick Barnet
  • Photography By: Hugh Crymble
  • Photography By: Jean-Pierre Leloir
  • Photography By: Pennie Smith
  • Research: Ross Halfin
 

Attribution

BBC Sessions (Led Zeppelin album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia : taken from - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BBC_Sessions_(Led_Zeppelin_album) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/