Ain’t No Fool (Black Dog Records BDR-02)
L’Olympia, Paris, France – October 10th, 1969
DISC 1: (76:34) Intro, Good Times, Bad Times, Communication Breakdown, I Can’t Quit You, Heartbreaker, Dazed And Confused, White Summer/Black Mountain Side, You Shook Me, How Many More Times
I find it quite amazing that this concert sat in a vault for so many years. I’m a huge fan of 1969 performances and this is now my favorite. The band was raw and proved beyond a shadow of doubt that they were a force to be reckoned with. Listening to this incredibly clear and detailed recording, it’s no wonder Plant lost some of his range early in his career. I can’t find a single track that I wouldn’t recommend from show. They are all excellent!!!!
Black Dog Rekords is a side label connected to Tarantura and has attempted to remove the DJ comments and it’s a matter of preference whether collectors prefer the rebroadcast from December 07, 2007 or this remastered version released December 24th, 2007. I could notice the cut on track #4 3:53 however none of the others. Personally, I listen to all my music through a 31-band equalizer and found I had to adjust the levels mainly by reducing the high frequencies. On the front cover is printed “Satellite Broadcast Radio (CD Quality) Captured directly On PC With Magix Audio Cleaning Lab 12″.
This release is limited to 140 unnumbered copies and comes in a cardboard sleeve with a colorful live shot of the band on the front and another small black and white on the back. The label reports this title is SOLD OUT! (LedMan Jan. 2008)If you liked this review, buy me a cup of joe. (Suggested: $3 a shot or $7.5 for a double)