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The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down Album

The Yardbirds - Over Under Sideways Down Album Performer: The Yardbirds
Title: Over Under Sideways Down
Style: Blues Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Label: Epic
# Cat: LN 24210, LN24210
Released: 1966
Country: US
FLAC album: 1429 mb
MP3 album: 1232 mb
Rating: 4.4
Genre: Rock


1Ever Since The World Began2:02
2Jeff's Boogie
Written-By – J. Beck
3I Can't Make It Your Way2:25
4Over Under Sideways Down2:22
5Turn Into Earth3:11
6He's Always There2:27
7What Do You Want3:22
9Lost Woman3:13
10Hot House Of Omagarashid2:44


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
SX 6063Yardbirds Yardbirds ‎(LP, Album, Mono)ColumbiaSX 6063UK1966
521004, 521.004 SThe Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down ‎(LP, Album)Riviera , Riviera 521004, 521.004 SFrance1966
ST 6202The Yardbirds Over, Under, Sideways, Down ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial)Capitol Records ST 6202CanadaUnknown
AP-210 Los Yardbirds Yardbirds ‎(LP, Album, Mono)Ariel AP-210 Argentina1966
SCX 6063Yardbirds The Yardbirds ‎(LP, Album, RP, 1 b)ColumbiaSCX 6063UK1969


  • EngineerRoger Cameron
  • ProducerPaul Samwell-Smith, Simon Napier-Bell
  • Written-ByC. Drega (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5), J. Beck (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5), J. McCarthy (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5), K. Relf (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5), P. Samwell-Smith (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)


This is the original US MONO release with the EPIC
logo appearing on the bottom of the front sleeve.
(Stereo copies have it printed on the top)

First cat. # LN 24210 printed on front, back sleeve, and on labels.
Second cat. # LN24210 printed on spine only.

Standard yellow Epic labels with "Nonbreakable"

A single grey rectangular box (printed at top right corner seam of sleeve)
indicates this to be a MONO version.
(Stereo copies will have two rectangular boxes (second one
appearing an inch or so below the first one)

Note; Due to mechanical inaccuracies, the pasted on graphic
sheet is not always in correct alignment with the top seam,
causing the indicator boxes to fluctuate in placement on the sleeve.


  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): XEM 114163
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): XEM 114164
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout - Stamped (Variant 1)): XEM114163-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout - Stamped (Variant 1)): XEM114164-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout - Stamped (Variant 2)): XEM114163-1D o [S A2 1 etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout - Stamped (Variant 2)): o XEM114164-1B 2 [S B4 1 etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout - Stamped (Variant 3)): XEM114163-1H : 1 [A 1111 etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout - Stamped (Variant 3)): XEM114164-1C [A JUN111 1111-1 etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Runout - Stamped (Variant 4)): XEM114163-1E
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Runout - Stamped (Variant 4)): XEM114164-1F


  • Recorded At – Advision Studios
  • Mastered At – Customatrix
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria


Comments: (1)
I recently purchased a few of the early Yardbirds' albums. This was one of them. To be honest, I found all of their albums quite uneven. This is a group whose parts were better than its sum.Boasting Clapton, Beck and Page as guitarists over their career, the Yardbirds had a few hits in the sixties. "Over Under Sideways Down" was one of the better ones, featuring the hard rock almost scottish guitar hook.But I found most of the material curiously uninteresting. When they rock and when they do the blues (as on "Train Kept A-Rollin'" from another lp), they are at their best. But I found most of the material uninteresting. I don't think the albums sold all that well when first released. I know that near mint copies of their lps are highly valued today. I suspect Epic did not issue vast quantities of any of their lps."Jeff's Boogie" is a lot of fun, but it fairly rips off an old Chuck Berry recording, "Rockin' At the Philharmonic".There are some real Yardbirds' lovers out there. I'm sorry to rain on your parade. Even a hit song like "For Your Love", although considered a "classic", does not hold up well after all of these years. The Electric Prunes' "I Had Too Much To Dream" is a lot more fun.Without the ridiculously talented Page, Clapton and Beck, I doubt the Yardbirds would be much more than a passing fancy.
What's your question? And you misspelled 'Page'. God you people on the internet can barely form a sentence!
Ok Clapton, or is it Paige ?? God you people on the internet.
And to cut the Yardbirds some slack, the industry in the early sixties was not pushing 'albums' but 45s. I notice an awful lot of filler on many of the Kinks' early albums. This was before 'Sgt. Pepper's' and the 'concept' album. The big thing back in the sixties was to have a 'hit', not necessarily a 'hit' album.
You are correct IMO - but in 1966 it was the freshest thing out in the pop music field. THat's the context I listen to this album in but yeah half of this could have been thought about a bit more.
Yes I am as a matter of fact.
Opinions are like assholes. I hope with your above comment you're an amazing songwriter.
Pretty much agree with you on the album not being considered 'important' during this period of pop history. But then again, I've spoiled myself on lots of good albums that were pre-Sgt. Pepper. I've purchased all of the old Kinks' albums, and find an awful lot of filler on their albums. The Kinks' bright side was a terribly intelligent songwriter, Ray Davies, who could be relied on to put something interesting in between the filler. You're bound to stumble across a brilliant "Sunday Afternoon" after listening to their lame version of "Louie Louie"!Curiously, I find the Yardbirds amazingly dull. But I do like "Beck's Bolero".
And then there are those who believe that "shapes of things" did as much as "five miles high" to create the real turning point between rock and roll and modern music. I would say that for all those who prefer the original blues players to the London jam artists, The Yardbirds could actually be far more interesting than any of their more celebrated offspring. Given the fact that Keith could not sing, and that the rest of them were such a bunch of geeks, it is amazing what they did accomplish. The Yardbirds most creative era was prior to the dominance of the LP and I agree that none of their albums are that impressive, but that can also be said of many classic groups leading up to Sgt. Pepper's release.