Gratitude to James Kalyn of the KMA for acquiring this treasure.
Aficionados of Led Zeppelin and the Black Crowes rejoice! It has been a long time since the fantastic concert collaboration, Jimmy Page & The Black Crowes Live at the Greek (2000). That double CD delivered a surprisingly bang-on dose of legendary Zeppelin cuts and blues covers. Here, it’s a seven piece band consisting of Page, Rich Robinson and Audley Freed in a lethal triple guitar lineup. The band was completed by vocalist Chris Robinson, drummer Steve Gorman, bassist Greg Rzab and keyboard player Eddie Harsch. Now you can hear three more tracks, from an additional concert at Jones Beach.
As expected, Pagey and the Crowes are whipped up into a blues jam rock frenzy loaded with atomic playing. Off to Middle Earth with “Misty Mountain Hop”, a song easily conquered by Chris Robinson. You may be surprised by how comfortably it fits the Crowes. “Bring it on Home” seems more their style, and with Jimmy they turn it into a loud rocking assault. The three guitarists are really able to bring to life “In the Light”, giving it the kind of depth it has in the studio. Chris and Rich double the vocals to emulate the production on the Physical Grafitti original.
This was a 200 word review in the tradition of the #200wordchallenge.