The Yardbirds Perform Hit Single “Heart Full Of Soul” In 1968
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Heart Full Of Soul, 1968
Written by Graham Goldman, the Yardbirds’ single “Heart Full Of Soul” was a pure combination of psychedelic rock, good vibes and great vocal work from lead singer Andy Mitchell. Featuring a young Jimmy Page decked out in the sweetest purple pants we have ever seen, the Yardbirds bring hit “Heart Full Of Soul” to life on stage in ’68.
Interesting Quote: “We were actually quite pleased that we finally had a big hit. We felt that now we could carry on and move onto the next level as a band. Definitely having a big hit opened us up to bigger venues and nationwide tours. Then Graham came to us with ‘Heart Full Of Soul’ and we felt that was the perfect follow up” – McCarty
Heavily influenced by the beauty in Eastern music at the time, the Yardbirds brought the hit all the way to the top of both the UK and US charts in ’65. Being the Yardbirds first major hit, Beck, Page, McCarty and Mitchell were finally at the level of success they set out to achieve at such young ages.
This is a real gem right here. This was fifty years ago and yet, all of them remain as rock gods. “Heart Full of Soul” is a spectacular song – it’s a perfect example of why classic rock doesn’t go out of style. 10, 20 or 30 years could pass and people still remember the tune. It’s stuff like this that makes you want to go back in time – to those simpler days when music this good dominated the radio.
It comes as no surprise that this is one of their most popular songs and a definite crowd favorite during concerts. There are several cover versions from other musicians like Rush and Chris Isaak but nothing will ever come close to the original.