A live recording of Led Zeppelin performing in concert in Paris in October 1969 is a bonus for the remastered, deluxe version of Led Zeppelin 1.
Songs On Led Zeppelin Live In Paris 1969
Led Zeppelin has been one of my favourite Led Zeppelin studio albums, probably second after Physical Graffiti.
The remastered studio version of Led Zeppelin 1
- Good Times Bad Times – 2:46
- Babe I’m Gonna Leave You – 6:42
- You Shook Me – 6:28
- Dazed And Confused – 6:28
- Your Time Is Gonna Come – 4:34
- Black Mountain Side – 2:12
- Communication Breakdown – 2:30
- I Can’t Quit You Baby – 4:42
- How Many More Times – 8:27
You may know the studio album well but I think it’s useful to have the times available to compare with the 1969 live versions.
Live In Paris 1969
- Good Times Bad Times/Communication Breakdown – 3:52
- I Can’t Quit You Baby – 6:41
- Heartbreaker – 3:49
- Dazed And Confused – 15:01
- White Summer/Black Mountain Side – 9:19
- You Shook Me – 11:55
- Moby Dick – 9:21
- How Many More Times – 11:14
The studio album features heavily in the concert recording but we can see some difference:
- Good Times Bad Times and Communication Breakdown are pushed together to form a medley.
- There isn’t a live version of Babe I’m Gonna Leave You
- Black Mountain Side has a different start called White Summer
- Heartbreaker and Moby Dick are brought in from Led Zeppelin 2 which was released on October 22, 1969.
- Dazed And Confused is already massively extended as Jimmy Page plays with his guitar.
Some people have complained about the sound but that’s quite common with live recordings from the 1960s and early 1970s. It’s not surprising that technology was struggling to cope with turning the amps up to 10.
Personally I think Zeppelin had become bloated by the time of the famous live albums in 1972 and ’73. I love the performance from 1971 on BBC Sessions which was recorded just before Led Zeppelin 4 was released.
Buying Led Zeppelin Live In Paris 1969
At the time of writing, you can’t buy the Live In Paris CD on its own but you can buy the digital download of the songs if it is better value.
It is available from Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – iTunes – eBay
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
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