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Eric Clapton - Listen to Dis, Jimmy

Los Angeles, Ca. - August 14, 1975 - Tarantura - TCDEC-4 - Aud 5

Disc 1:
  1. Layla
  2. Further On Up the Road
  3. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
  4. Carnival
  5. Can't Find My Way Home
  6. Tell the Truth
  7. Stormy Monday
Disc 2:
  1. Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad
  2. Teach Me to Be Your Woman
  3. Badge
  4. Eyesight to the Blind

Geetarz Comments:

Packaged in an attractive glossy cardboard slipcover case, the back cover proudly proclaims "EC 2004 Sept. Tarantura" An excellent audience recording, and recommended. Major bonus points to anyone who can fill us in on the reference on the title (one assumes it is an in-joke of some kind!).

Visitor Comments:

The title is a reference to the famous Led Zeppelin boot title "Listen To This, Eddie", which supposedly is a reference to Eddie Van Halen, who had criticized Jimmy Page's playing ability.

"Listen To This, Eddie" even has its own Wikipedia page:

Listen to This, Eddie An alternate explanation is that "Eddie" in the "Listen To This, Eddie" title refers to audio engineer Eddie Kramer. The Wikipedia page I linked did not include this information when I first saw it the other day, so I added it:

According to a Shockwaves Magazine[3] article by Pat O'Connor entitled "The Ten Greatest Bootlegs",[4] "Eddie" in the bootleg title refers to audio engineer Eddie Kramer, and not to Eddie Van Halen.

3 ^ Shockwaves (also spelled "Shock Waves" on the site) homepage:
4 ^ O'Connor, Pat, The Ten Greatest Bootlegs:

The Eddie Van Halen story is from Lewis, Dave and Pallett, Simon (1997) Led Zeppelin: The Concert File, London: Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-5307-4, p. 111. - Craig B.

Visitor Comments:

Current thinking is that the Eddie in 'Listen to this Eddie' is record producer and engineer, Eddie Kramer.

- Roy D.

Source: Mike Millard master tape > 2CD-R > U-Matic > Sontec EQ > Digital Remastering > CD-R > Pressed CDs.

Visitor Comments:

Next up, an explanation for the Zep recording "Listen to this, Eddie", which spawned the name of this Clapton title.

The following is from:

1. LED ZEPPELIN: LISTEN TO THIS, EDDIE (Recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum on 6/21/77)

The title of this legendary Zep bootleg is not directed at Eddie Van Halen (contrary to popular belief), but rather Eddie Kramer, the recording engineer for some of Zeppelin's best studio albums, who was never able to capture the band's full live power. This three CD-set was recorded during Zeppelin's last tour of Los Angeles, and it truly captures the spirit of the band. On this particular night, Bonham was on fire, playing double and triple fills. Rumor has it, this show was recorded by a fan in the audience, which is surprising, since the sound quality is incredible! Actually, there have been dozens of great sounding audience recordings that came out of the Forum during the '70s...Hendrix, the Stones, and, of course, Zeppelin (although I personally think this was recorded by a professional taper with two hi-fi shotgun mics.) 1977 was undoubtedly a great year for Zeppelin (as opposed to the previous year, when Plant was involved in a serious car accident and also had to cope with the untimely death of his son.) This show, being the first of six consecutive sold-out shows at the Forum, was in support of their seventh studio album, Presence (one of the most underrated albums of all-time!) The band played with renewed vigor as they showcased such new material as "Nobody's Fault But Mine" and "Achilles Last Stand" at breakneck speed. If only the band was inspired to setup a professional mobile recording studio that night, we would've had a high-quality Zeppelin concert album that would indeed surpass their 1973 concert recording The Song Remains The Same. Although, rumor has it (thru Zep's fan clubs), Page is completing mixes to a Seattle '77 show (on this same tour) that apparently was recorded through the mixing board. Hopefully, they'll release it one of these days!