Birdland can do much to lift the band's reputation. Dreja and McCarty's brave new Yardbirds include ex-Dr. Feelgood guitarist John "Gypie" Mayo, Alan Glen on harmonica, and American John Idan on bass and vocals. Eight classics were reworked, each with a guest guitarist (including former Yardbird Jeff Beck on "My Blind Life"). Seven songs are new, although an uninitiated listener could never imagine that these hadn't been recorded in 1968. Props to Chris and Jim for keeping this train a-rollin'.
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