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THE YARDBIRDS - Making Tracks 2DVD Tour Set Available December 11th; A Celebration Of The Band's Approaching 50th Anniversary In 2013

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Posted on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 13:28:11 EST

An integral part of the 60’s British blues boom, legendary rock pioneers THE YARDBIRDS took standard 12-bar blues, doubled the tempo, kicked up the amps, and carved out the mold for modern hard rock. Introducing some of the world’s greatest guitarists – ERIC CLAPTON, JIMMY PAGE, and JEFF BECK – the band crafted such classic hits as 'Train Kept Rollin’' (later covered by AEROSMITH), and 'For Your Love'. Now, on the cusp of the band’s 50th Anniversary, the latest incarnation of The Yardbirds will release Making Tracks, a 2DVD tour set available on December 11th via MVD Entertainment Group.



Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member/drummer/composer Jim McCarty states: “The DVD Making Tracks was great fun to make, and I think it really shows how young and old musicians can work together in a spirit of harmony and energy, giving credence to a great repertoire.”

Shot at multiple concert dates over the course of the past two years, Making Tracks, produced and directed by Bruce Macomber, McCarty and Yardbirds guitarist Ben King for Reel Time Productions, features 32 track audio recordings and was filmed using six HD cameras.

Disc 1 contains 17 songs, including new material. Some of the footage was captured at B.B. King's in NYC. Disc 2 features "Glimpses," a tour documentary, extra interviews with the band, two songs by THE JIM MCCARTY BAND, and additional music by The Yardbirds.

The Yardbirds reunited in 1995, a couple of years after their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Original members McCarty and Chris Dreja put together a new lineup, introducing a fresh generation of dynamic musicians. Guitarist King has been with the band since 2005 and lead singer Andy Mitchell and bassist Dave Smale have been onboard since 2009. This lineup continues the band’s legacy of extraordinary musicianship.



Tracklisting:

'I’m Not Talking'
'Drinking Muddy Water'
'Heartful Of Soul'
'My Blind Life'
'Train Kept Rollin’'
'Shapes Of Things'
'Mystery Of Being'
'The Nazz Are Blue'
'Think About It'
'Over Under Sideways Down'
'Crying Out For Love'
'For Your Love'
'Happenings Ten Years Ago'
'Dazed And Confused'
'I’m A Man'




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