BBC Sessions

Label
Atlantic Records
Release date
9 Nov 2007
Running length
24 tracks
Running time
152:57

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 You Shook Me ( "Top Gear" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 5:15 499
2 I Can't Quit You Baby ( "Top Gear" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 4:23 415
3 Communication Breakdown ("Tasty Pop Sundae" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 3:12 518
4 Dazed And Confused ( "Top Gear" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 6:40 419
5 The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair ("Tasty Pop Sundae" Live Version From… 3:02 490
6 What Is And What Should Never Be ( "Top Gear" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 4:22 433
7 Communication Breakdown ("Top Gear" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 2:41 510
8 Travelling Riverside Blues ( "Top Gear" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 5:12 499
9 Whole Lotta Love ( "Top Gear" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 6:09 441
10 Somethin' Else ("Tasty Pop Sundae" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 2:10 421
11 Communication Breakdown ("One Night Stand" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 3:06 439
12 I Can't Quit You Baby ("One Night Stand" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 6:20 457
13 You Shook Me ("One Night Stand" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 10:19 453
14 How Many More Times ("One Night Stand" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 11:51 421
15 Immigrant Song ("In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 3:21 581
16 Heartbreaker ("In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 5:16 496
17 Since I've Been Loving You ("In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 6:56 417
18 Black Dog ("In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 5:17 506
19 Dazed And Confused ( "In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 18:36 434
20 Stairway To Heaven ("In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 8:49 497
21 Going To California ("In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 3:54 558
22 That's The Way ("In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 5:43 459
23 Whole Lotta Love (Medley) ( "In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 13:45 400
24 Thank You ("In Concert" Live Version From BBC Sessions) 6:38 481

About this album

BBC Sessions is a compilation album featuring studio sessions and a live concert recorded by English rock group Led Zeppelin for the BBC. It was released on 11 November 1997, by Atlantic Records. This was the first release of new Led Zeppelin material in 15 years. LP’s 1 & 2 consists of material from four different 1969 BBC sessions. LP 3 & 4 contains most of the 1 April 1971 concert from the Paris Theater in London.

Countless bootlegs of these recordings circulated for years before the official release. This release was widely welcomed by Led Zeppelin fans as the first live release since The Song Remains the Same in 1976. Others have criticized the decision to edit some of the songs and drop others that were recorded for the BBC. Most notable are one session from 1969 which included the unreleased song “Sunshine Woman,” and about 7 minutes of the “Whole Lotta Love” medley from 1971.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine (AMG)

Led Zeppelin’s BBC sessions were among the most popular bootleg items of the rock & roll era, appearing on a myriad of illegal records and CDs. They were all the more popular because of the lack of official Led Zeppelin live albums, especially since The Song Remains the Same failed to capture the essence of the band. For anyone who hadn’t heard the recordings, the mystique of Zeppelin’s BBC sessions was somewhat mystifying, but the official 1997 release of the double-disc BBC Sessions offered revelations for any fan who hadn’t yet heard this music.

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  • IamFlood

    Pretty cool, much better than Song Remains the Same. But I could do without three versions of Communication Breakdown.

    23 Oct 2012 Reply
  • JessieOnTheMoon

    Amazing & Awesome !

    1 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Kaboomsk

    You shook me, Since I've been loving you, Whole lotta love (Medley)....all freakishly great live versions!!

    19 May 2012 Reply
  • ZootCatchy

    'you shook me' from one night stand is awesome :D

    30 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Grimmoire

    the only live album that proceeds to make my ears orgasm ;_;

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Wintersun-

    The live version of " You Shook Me" is fucking amazing!

    8 Sep 2010 Reply
  • AaronColt

    Found this CD in my early teenage years while cleaning out my Dad's shed, it was under a Destiny's Child CD case for some reason....but still, a magic moment, and has to be, hands down my favorite Led Zep album.

    28 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Amelie1st

    I just bought this album today =)

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • eric_montana

    Their best live release.

    19 Apr 2009 Reply
  • madafaka1

    why are these tags so idiotic?

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • banapaulo

    The version of Thank You at the end of Disc 2 is absolutely bloody amazing. Best Jimmy Page solo ever, wipes the floor with the acoustic studio one.

    12 Jul 2008 Reply
  • OneSalient

    I find this CD hard to rip. Some idiot has inserted a 1000 word essay about the band at CDDB and this seems to affect the playing.

    1 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Matt1113

    Bloody tags <_<

    28 Dec 2007 Reply
  • nanona

    Love the CD... ._.

    11 Oct 2007 Reply

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