REVIEW: The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down/Jeff’s Boogie

REVIEW: The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down/Jeff’s Boogie

Demon Music Group continue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of British blues champions The Yardbirds with another 7’’ vinyl release Over Under Sideways Down/Jeff’s Boogie. Recorded in April 1966 around the same time as Sam and Dave Hold On, I’m Comin’, Rolling Stones Aftermath and Cilla Sings a Rainbow Cilla Black, The Yardbirds release would go on to become a beloved release amongst fans and critics alike.

Recently discovered master tapes of the rare US stereo mixes of both tracks help for some reevaluation. The A side sounds bigger and better than any previous reissue, Jeff Beck’s Indian style guitar lead with the back and forth vocal from Keith Relf comes into focus better and bolder than ever before, a single to rival anything released from the period, it’s a classic piece of British guitar blues rock. Jeffs Boogie is different in terms of its an instrumental track with only exhibits Beck as the true guitar legend he is. Both technically gifted and with a mind set straight on the soul of a track, there’s plenty to move to here.

With the promise of more Yardbirds releases on the horizon from Demon, the lucky few to grab themselves a piece of the action will not be disappointed with this fabulous retake.

Over Under Sideways Down/Jeff’s Boogie can be ordered here

Matt Mead

Matt Mead

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