Live at the Greek

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Live at the Greek
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Type Live album
Artist Jimmy Page & the Black Crowes
Release Date 29 February 2000
Recorded 18-19 October 1999 at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles with LeMobile Recording Facilities.
Mastered at Sterling Sound, New York
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, rock
Language English
Length 39 minutes 50 seconds
Label TVT Records
Catalogue TVT 2140
Producer Kevin Shirley
Engineer George Marino

Live at the Greek is a double live album by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes, released by musicmaker.com on 29 February 2000 and later by TVT Records on 4 July 2000.

Overview

In October 1999, Page teamed up with the Black Crowes for a two-night performance of material from the Led Zeppelin catalogue and old blues and rock standards. The double-disc album, released originally only through the internet but then through retail on TVT Records, is a recorded snapshot of the entire concert from Page and the Crowes, one of the first before they set out on a full-length American tour in the summer of 2000. Recorded at the Greek Theatre, Los Angeles with LeMobile Recording Facilities, and mastered at Sterling Sound, New York. Due to contractual problems with their record company, The Black Crowes were unable to release any of their own songs which were played at the Greek shows. The band left American/Columbia in 1999, and they were not allowed to recut any song they released on the label in the years immediately following their departure. These songs, on which Jimmy Page played with the Crowes, included: 'Wiser Time', 'No Speak No Slave', 'Remedy', 'Hard to Handle', and 'She Talks to Angels'. The double CD was released in stores by TVT on 4 July 2000, and featured an enhanced Quicktime video and photographs taken during the concert. The Japanese version of the album also features 'Misty Mountain Hop' and 'In the Light', recorded in 2000.

Track list

Album information

Track listing:

  • Side One:
  1. 'Celebration Day' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones) – 3:42
  2. 'Custard Pie' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:18
  3. 'Sick Again' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 4:34
  4. 'What Is and What Should Never Be' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 5:26
  5. 'Woke up This Morning' (B. B. King, Jules Taub) – 4:14
  6. 'Shapes of Things' (Paul Samwell-Smith, Keith Relf, Jim McCarty) – 3:09
  7. 'Sloppy Drunk' (Jimmy Rogers) – 6:05
  8. 'Ten Years Gone' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:30
  9. 'In My Time of Dying' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 9:34
  10. 'Your Time Is Gonna Come' (Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones) – 6:02
  • Side Two:
  1. 'The Lemon Song' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 8:59
  2. 'Nobody's Fault but Mine' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) – 6:41
  3. 'Heartbreaker' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 5:50
  4. 'Hey Hey What Can I Do' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 3:30
  5. 'Mellow Down Easy' (Willie Dixon) – 5:20
  6. 'Oh Well' (Peter Green) – 4:10
  7. 'Shake Your Moneymaker' (Homesick James Williamson) – 4:25
  8. 'You Shook Me' (Willie Dixon, J. B. Lenoir) – 8:25
  9. 'Out on the Tiles' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham) – 3:39
  10. 'Whole Lotta Love' (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) – 5:34

Accolades

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Buscadero Italy Critics Poll 2000[1] 2000 19
Rumore Italy Top 20 Albums of 2000[2] 2000 10
Classic Rock UK 50 Greatest Live Albums Ever[3] 2003 40

Chart positions

Album

Chart (2000) Peak Position
German Albums Chart[4] 24
Canadian RPM Top 100 Chart[5] 27
US Billboard The 200 Albums Chart[6] 64
French Albums Chart[7] 73
Finnish Albums Chart[8] 27
UK Albums Chart[9] 39
Swiss Albums Chart[10] 77
Austrian Albums Chart[11] 37
Dutch Albums Chart[12] 46
New Zealand RIANZ Top 50 Albums Chart[13] 45
US Billboard Top Independent Albums Chart[14] 2

Album (Digital download)

Chart (2000) Peak Position
US Billboard Top Internet Albums Chart[15] 7

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
2000 'What Is and What Should Never Be ' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[16] 13
2000 'Ten Years Gone' US Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks Chart[17] 33

Sales certifications

Album

Country Sales Certification
United States (RIAA) 500,000+ Gold[18]

Certification history

Organization Level Date
RIAA – USA Gold 14 November 2000

Credits

Personnel
  • Musicians:
    • Jimmy Page - electric guitar, steel-string guitar
    • Chris Robinson - vocals
    • Rich Robinson - guitar, vocals
    • Audley Freed - guitar
    • Sven Pipien - bass guitar
    • Ed Harsch - keyboards
    • Steve Gorman - drums
    • Greg Rzab - bass guitar (bonus tracks)
  • Production:
    • Kevin Shirley - producer, mixing
    • George Marino - mastering
    • Bill Curbishley - management (Trinifold)
    • Pete Angelus - management (Angelus Entertainment)
    • Amy Finkle - management (Angelus Entertainment)
    • J.C. & A.F. - art direction and design
    • Ian R. Drury - inside booklet design
    • Joe Newton - cover illustration
    • Butch Belair - photography

Notes

  1. Critics Poll 2000. rocklistmusic.co.uk. Retrieved on 2009-10-19.
  2. Top 20 Albums of 2000. rocklistmusic.co.uk. Retrieved on 2009-10-19.
  3. 50 Greatest Live Albums Ever. Classic Rock. Retrieved on 2009-10-19.
  4. Top 100 Albums - 10 July 2000. charts-surfer.de. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  5. RPM Albums Chart - 17 July 2000. RPM. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  6. The Billboard 200 - 22 July 2000. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  7. Top 200 Albums - 22 July 2000. lescharts.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  8. Top 40 Albums - 23 July 2000. finnishcharts.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  9. Top 100 Albums - 29 July 2000. chartstats.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  10. Top 100 Albums - 30 July 2000. swisscharts.com. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  11. Top 75 Albums - 6 August 2000. austriancharts.at. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  12. Top 100 Albums - 12 August 2000. dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  13. Top 50 Albums - 27 August 2000. charts.org.nz. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  14. Top Independent Albums - 6 January 2001. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  15. Top Internet Albums - 5 August 2000. Billbaord. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  16. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 15 April 2000. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  17. Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks - 2 September 2000. Billboard. Retrieved on 2009-10-20.
  18. RIAA.org Live at the Greek - 14 November 2000. RIAA. Retrieved on 2009-10-19.