Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Bootleg Originals Part Five - Led Zeppelin - Blueberry Hill

When I was a mere young lad in my teens, this Led Zeppelin bootleg was often talked of, in 'hushed undertones', however neither my friends or I ever owned a copy.

For a while it became something of a status symbol to have heard it, or even know of someone, that had a copy.

In reality as far as bootlegs go this really is something special.

Cutting and pasting shamelessly from Wikipedia, (where this boot has it's own entry!) here is a rough history of the bootleg.

Live On Blueberry Hill (also known as Blueberry Hill) is an audience recording.

It is well known for being one of the first ever Led Zeppelin bootlegs, and indeed one of the first ever rock and roll bootlegs ever released.

It was initially released on the Blimp label. The sleeve notes described it as "One hundred and six minutes and fifty three seconds of pure alive rock." The album was subsequently pressed on the Trade Mark of Quality label and shipped to England.

Live On Blueberry Hill derived its name from the fact that at this concert Led Zeppelin performed Fats Domino's "Blueberry Hill" as a final encore.

The bootleg also features one of the few known live performances of "Out on the Tiles", a track from the group's third album.

From the 1980s the bootleg became available on CD as a 2-disc set, often under the alternative titles Blueberry Hill and The Final Statements.

I have to say as audience recordings from the early 1970's go the quality is very good. However what makes this so special apart from the historical element, is the whole upbeat mood of the show. You can just tell the band are enjoying the concert along with the audience.

Recorded Live at Los Angeles Forum, Los Angeles, California, USA, on the 4th September 1970.



1. Immigrant Song
2. Heartbreaker
3. Dazed and Confused
4. Bring It On Home
5. That's The Way
6. Bron Yr Aur
7. Since Ive Been Loving You
8. Organ Solo
9. Thankyou


1. What Is and What Should Never Be
2. Moby Dick
3. Whole Lotta Love (Medley - Boogie Woogie - Some Other Guy - I've Gotta Girl - I'm Moving On - Think It Over - The Lemon Song)
4. Communication Breakdown ( including: Good Times Bad Times, For What It's Worth, I Saw Her Standing There)
5. Out On The Tiles
6. Blueberry Hill


This is the best quality version of the recording I have ever heard (hence larger files), highly listenable, all you have to do is ''Rock and Roll" ! The above picture is close to the original vinyl album bootleg cover, I hope to have more of the original artwork to post at some point soon.


Anonymous said...

Thank you. At last I have a copy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I saw Led Zep in Tulsa, Oklahoma during this tour. They had no opening act, and when they opened with Immigrant Song, which no one had heard, it pretty much knocked everyone out. Fantastic show. Thanks for offering this to us!

Anonymous said...

yes, thanks a lot for throwing it up.. alas, it's a bit muddy, good all the same, catches the live vibe nicely.. b

Lyle said...

Both of the first part of both sides are now invalid - could you please re-up? And thanks a million!

Walter said...

This is such a great site, thanks very much for doing this. I'd love to get a copy of this Blueberry Hill show. I wore out my cassette version in high school, particularly listening to the rare John Paul Jones extended bass solo in Good Times Bad Times. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Argh! Part 4 is no longer valid, though parts 1-3 still are. Please re-post the fourth ASAP!

Thanks for this wonderful site!

blueberry phil said...

Ooooh! Part 4 works now! Yay!


oookeee said...

I was at that Tulsa Concert in 1970. They kept calling us ooookeees, and threatening to leave if we did'nt shut up!

Alan Smithee said...

Great post...Thanks,mate.

Martin said...

I haven’t heard this in years! My older brother: Mark (R.I.P. big bro) had this on vinyl. I remember making cassettes of this for our friends. Thank you very much for posting this, and for bringing back so many memories; as I listen to this.

dalmar6677 said...

Thanks fort the great post

Beehive Candy said...

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/df286slo5t38v88/RLLZBH-0715.7z

Password: backup@15-002

Link Part Two: http://www.mediafire.com/download/47jjxjdl73240vm/RLLZBH-715B.7z

Password: backup@15-002B

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