Led Zeppelin – One Night Stand

Posted: June 30, 2015 in Vinyl

This is another Led Zeppelin bootleg, which is entitled One Night Stand. There are multiple boots with the identical track listing/songs/audio source, but under different titles and with different covers obviously. One of those other boots is entitled White Summer (which I also have and there is a post for it found here -), and the other boot has no title listed anywhere. The audio source is soundboard recording from the band’s show at the Playhouse Theater in London on June 27, 1969, which was for the BBC “In Concert” Broadcast.

As far as I know this was only pressed on green vinyl, and had no label identification, which is not unusual for boots. There are only six songs on it, here is the track listing

Side A:

  1. Communication Breakdown
  2. I Can’t Quit You Baby
  3. Dazed & Confused
  4. White Summer / Black Mountain Side

Side B:

  1. You Shook Me
  2. How Many More Times

The sound quality on this version featuring this track listing lacks compared to White Summer. Something about it is just off, whether it’s from the audio source used (could be a different source entirely or poorer recording quality than the other versions) or the pressing process of this boot (test pressing quality could have been ignored since it’s a bootleg). If you’re going to buy one of these bootlegs with this track listing, definitely don’t make it this one.

Now even with that said, this bootleg on its own does not sound all that bad. It’s just bad by comparison. If I had my choice I would choose White Summer all day long if it wanted to listen to this BBC Session. But One Night Stand is still an enjoyable listen.

Led Zeppelin - One Night Stand - Copy


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