Led Zeppelin – Riverside Blues

Posted: July 2, 2015 in Vinyl

Another Led Zeppelin bootleg released on the label The Swingin’ Pig. Riverside Blues was first released in 1989 in Germany, but I’m assuming it has gone through multiple pressings throughout the years and remains in print. The reason I think that is because I found a brand new copy of this in my local record store, and I’ve been shopping there for over 10 years and started doing so well after 1989, and never saw it before the day I bought it in 2014.

The only confirmed colors for this are black and orange. There are apparently copies on blue vinyl as well, but I have not seen photos of it nor know anyone who owns it so I won’t write about it as confirmed. As usual pressing info is nonexistent for this boot.

There are multiple audio sources for this boot, ranging from BBC Sessions to concerts. Tracks 1-3 on Side A were recorded for BBC’s Top Gear June 1969, while tracks 4 on Side A and track 1 on Side B were recorded for the March 3, 1969 Top Gear. Track 2 on Side B was recorded in Staines, England, March 1969 and Track 3 was recorded at the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden on March 14, 1969. In all there are seven songs. The sound quality is ok, it’s not bad and it’s not great. Nothing about it really stands out as poor or amazing. Here is the track listing:

Side A:

  1. Whole Lotta Love
  2. Travelling Riverside Blues
  3. What Is And What Will Never Be
  4. Communication Breakdown

Side B:

  1. You Shook Me
  2. Dazed And Confused
  3. I Gotta Move

Led Zeppelin - Riverside Blues - Copy


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