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The Yardbirds — Heart Full Of Soul
Album: The Yardbirds
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Released: 1965
Length: 2:24
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Sick at heart and lonely, deep in dark despair
When you want her only, tell me where is she where?
And if she says to you, that she don't love me
Just give her my message, tell her of my plea
And I know, if I could have her back again, I would never make her sad
I got a heart full of soul I got a heart full of soul
She's been gone such a long time, longer than I can bear
But if she says she wants me, tell her I'll be there

And I know, if I could have her back again, I would never make her sad
I got a heart full of soul I got a heart full of soul
Sick at heart and lonely, deep in dark despair
When you want her only, tell me where is she where?
And if she says to you, that she don't love me
Just give her my message, tell her of my plea
And I know, if I could have her back again, I would never make her sad
I got a heart full of soul I got a heart full of soul
I got a heart full of soul!
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I was born too late 
Love this based on sentiments for that moment in time
Still awesome after all these years.  Jeff Beck with that classic guitar riff, their first single after Eric Clapton moved on to start Cream.  Good times in those days.

{#Bananajam}
{#Music}
Great to hear this again!
Hey Bill - love the mix 99% of the time, lots of good new and old stuff, but would be great to hear a few more rock "standards" like Heart Full of Soul" and a few more "deep tracks" from the era that formed the culture of a whole generation.

And remember the mantra........"Blues is the foundation of all Rock 'n Roll Music"

thanks for Radio Paradise!~

{#Arrowd} Furs Are Us must have had a good sale

It's almost a direct line from here to Dreadlock Holiday. 

Graham Gouldman is the man! 
While nowhere near as good as this original, Rush did a cover of this song on their cover songs album "Feedback" which is actually pretty good.
Follow with Secret Agent Man !!!!
In the 90's here in Oz there were quite a number of bands doing their take on this sound. Looking back it so obvious.
I remember when I was a kid I thought the Yardbirds sounded 'old fashioned'
This of course was a few years into Beatle-Mania that I thought this
 
Brilliant Graham Gouldman song.
 hayduke2 wrote:
Oooh ooh woooooo - o this song rocks

 
Yeah
 
 Propayne wrote:
When I first heard this song, as a kid in the '60s, I remember thinking how "grownup" it sounded compared to what was being played on the radio at the time.

 

Exactly.


When I first heard this song, as a kid in the '60s, I remember thinking how "grownup" it sounded compared to what was being played on the radio at the time.
 helgigermany wrote:
Not bad....

 
How about for 1965? I mean, we're talkin' 50 fucking years ago Jack! Featuring your very own Jeff Beck!
Not bad....
The Yardbirds just lift off on this wonderful Graham Gouldman song, featuring some nice guitar work from Jeff Beck.
Oooh ooh woooooo - o this song rocks
This is a 10 all day long.
..... this is bloody good
That Eric Burdon-style vocal, that Jeff Beck on wild 60's guitar gets me every time...many tasty memories tied to this, then and since...
GREAT!
That's Jeff Beck on guitar. One of the first times for fuzz guitar sound.
 
 lemmoth wrote:
I think this was the song that convinced Clapton to leave in search of "blues purity."  Years later we got Lay Down Sally.  Oh well{#Biggrin}

 
I don't believe Clapton played on this tune - I guess he disapproved before recording.  In addition to "Lay Down, Sally", don't forget his classic dud, "I've Got a Rock 'n' Roll Heart" .
Great sixties stuff! 
How much i love this radio station!
This followed Ween absolutely brilliantly!

Way to go again, Bill!!
Yeah! How cool it was indeed to be an angst-ridden love-tortured teen & come across this hard-rocking thing; I dived right into it & swam...
great, great song

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...
 
 lemmoth wrote:
I think this was the song that convinced Clapton to leave in search of "blues purity."  Years later we got Lay Down Sally.  Oh well{#Biggrin}

 
Wasn't it "For Your Love"? Yeah, that "purity" sure didn't last long--Cream took the blues and practically electrocuted them. 
Good on you Bill.

Loved this when it first came out when I was an almost teenager; still love it now.
Definitely stands the test of time.
A staple back in the days of 4 track car players.  Everybody had the Yardbirds Greatest Hits and the Doors Strange Days.  What was neat about Strange Days was that it had Light My Fire on it to balance the time on the two tracks.
Keith Relf had a cool look and a cool sound.  But geez, what a sad and tragic demise.
Never stale, although a bit before my time but, awesome!{#Bananajam}
A rare 10 from 1965!  Love it...
Not stale in the least.
I think this was the song that convinced Clapton to leave in search of "blues purity."  Years later we got Lay Down Sally.  Oh well{#Biggrin}
Yes, dammit !
 Lazarus wrote:


I'm around...  I have been saved...  I am a sinner no more...  I will never let women use me for my body just for money again—  only if they love me, or at least like me a lot...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 

 
Respect. Best ever post on RP.
 EdmoJoe wrote:
Excellent song (or at least it was), but it's one of those that after 12,000 life time listenings, it has gotten stale. Maybe time to let some newer music see the light of day.
 
Thought You were talking about Coldpaly. Although could apply to many songs / bands /music/.../comments.
Excellent song (or at least it was), but it's one of those that after 12,000 life time listenings, it has gotten stale. Maybe time to let some newer music see the light of day.
 oldsaxon wrote:

Wherefore art thou?
 

I'm around...  I have been saved...  I am a sinner no more...  I will never let women use me for my body just for money again—  only if they love me, or at least like me a lot...


everybody in my church loves this song...
 
It sounds old with the "woah oh oh oh" stuff but I love it any way. 
 (former member) wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 
Wherefore art thou?
Any Y-birds makes a good day.
PSD >> hooray! {#Clap}
Keith Relf - Awesome!!!{#Dancingbanana_2}  Takes me WAYYY back.
Hmmm, coincidentally I just watched a movie last night called "London Boulevard" (Colin Farrell / Keira Knightley) which featured this song prominently. Not a bad film, I'll give it a 7.
 Jazbo wrote:
Hey, is that a young Anthony Bourdaine on the right? Pure 10!!
 
That would be a young Paul Samwell-Smith.
Any Yardbirds is good Yardbirds...
One of the greatest rock & roll songs of all-time.
Yup, sounds grand and apropos with musical continuity in the set...and always sends me back to tooling around in Mom's '75 Beetle or Dad's Vista Cruiser, newly licensed and happily blasting tunes like this...
meh. Never liked it. Never will.
 nerakdon wrote:
I saw Nina Simone doing "Feelings" on You Tube, and practically spitting she was so mad at herself for having written it.  I'm guessing the guy who wrote this one felt something similar, once the infatuation died down.
 
Are you talking about "Feelings" by Morris Albert?  That song (widely listed as one of the worst songs ever) has very little in common with this one.  I don't think Graham Gouldman ever regretted writing this tune.



 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good for the ears...
 


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Music!
Cool. Chris Isaak does a nice version of this.
 RedGuitar wrote:

Yes, it's a tasty little solo.  Love El Becko and his fuzz-toned guitar!

  He looked so BORED!  Who'da thunk, back then, that he'd eclipse the Yardbirds with his solo stuff?  (Guessing it was fermenting in his mind, even then...)


Hey, is that a young Anthony Bourdaine on the right? Pure 10!!
 nerakdon wrote:
I saw Nina Simone doing "Feelings" on You Tube, and practically spitting she was so mad at herself for having written it.  I'm guessing the guy who wrote this one felt something similar, once the infatuation died down.
  Wiki indicates she did not write that song. Why she ever performed it is another matter. But hey, we all have our little indiscretions...


 bigeclecticcat wrote:
Check out this "Shindig" performance featuring "Heart full of Soul". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W-VehwX_ik Probably the easiest break Jeff Beck ever did...but tasty!
 
Yes, it's a tasty little solo.  Love El Becko and his fuzz-toned guitar!

10
Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty said of the Graham Gouldman songs like this one:
Very interesting songs, very moody, because they were usually in a minor key, the ones we did, anyway.

Jim McCarty interview

Check out this "Shindig" performance featuring "Heart full of Soul". https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W-VehwX_ik Probably the easiest break Jeff Beck ever did...but tasty!
 kurtster wrote:
Just ain't long enough. Still a 10.
  On this we can agree...play it again Bill !


Takes me back to high school days and I'm dancing in my parents kitchen again when I hear this song come on the radio!!  Some real good times!
My fave Yardbirds song.
Thought I was listening to my playlist!

I saw Nina Simone doing "Feelings" on You Tube, and practically spitting she was so mad at herself for having written it.  I'm guessing the guy who wrote this one felt something similar, once the infatuation died down.
Always dug Keith Relf's deep tenor. . .
band still performing (Dreja and Mcarty) and sound great with some young folks filling in at guitar, bass and vocals/harp.
 RobRyan wrote:
I'm pretty sure they stole that "signature" guitar riff from Sam Phillips.  {#Doh}
 t
you're paying attention

 bachbeet wrote:
Great song from a great group that produced 3 great guitarists which led to other great groups.  I also think Paul Samwell Smith became a producer.  An interesting piece of info I read was that Clapton left the Yardbirds because he felt the group was trying to pull away from a blues sound and was trying to get too experimental instead of just basic blues.  The irony is that then Clapton goes to Cream and starts using the same sorts of electronic effects and experimental sounds in a lot of Cream's music.
 
I'd read that Clapton left because he thought the band was becoming too commercial or "pop"-oriented.  Apparently "For Your Love" is what drove him off.

 RobRyan wrote:
I'm pretty sure they stole that "signature" guitar riff from Sam Phillips.  {#Doh}
 
That's funny.  I like her homage to the riff in this song.

I didn't know they did a cover of Chris Isaak's song  
Iconic - a 10.

Great song from a great group that produced 3 great guitarists which led to other great groups.  I also think Paul Samwell Smith became a producer.  An interesting piece of info I read was that Clapton left the Yardbirds because he felt the group was trying to pull away from a blues sound and was trying to get too experimental instead of just basic blues.  The irony is that then Clapton goes to Cream and starts using the same sorts of electronic effects and experimental sounds in a lot of Cream's music.
I prefer the Rush version. {#Lol}
I had too much to dream last night, or maybe it was just those soundalike prunes.

 RobRyan wrote:
I'm pretty sure they stole that "signature" guitar riff from Sam Phillips.  {#Doh}

tha's funny!


 Proclivities wrote:

No. In 1965 Jeff Beck was their lead guitarist.  I don't think Page joined until 1966.
 
Yep, that's Beck playing guitar here.

I wasn't born for another 10 years... still...

I think THIS may have been the most important band laying the groundwork for what was to come next.  At every stage in their development... they were YEARS ahead of everybody else.  Plus... Relf is one of my favorite frontmen of all time.
Just ain't long enough. Still a 10.
definitely godlike! its been around forever. always takes you back. love it.
I love the clothing, very sharp....oh yeah great tune too you can hear the beginnings of rock here.
 nuggler wrote:
Page on guitar even though the cover shows Beck?
 
No. In 1965 Jeff Beck was their lead guitarist.  I don't think Page joined until 1966.

 RobRyan wrote:
I'm pretty sure they stole that "signature" guitar riff from Sam Phillips.  {#Doh}
 
I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter. This song still sounds great. 
The Yardbirds... man, what a group that was. They constituted a Super-Group before there even was such a thing. I mean, their guitarists were Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Rock n' Roll emanated from the Yardbirds. And Heartful of Soul? Blasting good, then and now.

 ceviche wrote:

Tremendous song, and the cover photo/graphics are priceless.


  agree.  If the song weren't already a ten it would get an extra point for the cover photo.

Tremendous song, and the cover photo/graphics are priceless.




This song is soooo good for the ears...


 RobRyan wrote:
I'm pretty sure they stole that "signature" guitar riff from Sam Phillips.  {#Doh}
One Sam was too young the other was a producer.

Secret Agent Man, Secret Agent Man...
I'm pretty sure they stole that "signature" guitar riff from Sam Phillips.  {#Doh}
GREAT song! I also like RUSH's cover from a few years ago. {#Yes}
interesting how real quality does not really wear out

you can TIRE  of it from overexposure.... but if you give it some time....

fadstuff, on the other hand, wears out fast... and if you give it time, you are embarrassed by your own memory

this does not wear out    {#Crown}
Me thinking that Fleet Foxes bin listenin to this ...

first time i hear the original! 8! {#Cowboy}
{#Clap}     {#Notworthy}     {#Clap}
no comment  -  8.
 rocco1207 wrote:


Any band that had as guitarists: Clapton, Beck and Page (although not all at the same time) can't be called anything other than legendary
 
AMEN.

More than likely if you are my age this song evokes all sort of great memories of the new "rock and roll", British bands and the awakening of a youthful spirit in music.  It does for me!
RadioDoc wrote:
I keep waiting for the chorus to "Secret Agent Man" to break out in this one, even 43 years later. Yeah, I know I'm weird... :propeller:
that's a good tune too!
I keep waiting for the chorus to "Secret Agent Man" to break out in this one, even 43 years later. Yeah, I know I'm weird... :propeller:
Damn, I love this song! :bananajam:
Ahh, those sizzling ride cymbals were my fave in the sixties.
I've been trying to find out the name of this song for years. I was almost sure it was the Yardbirds, but couldn't find the name; I just remembered the guitar riff for it. Thanks, RP!! :bananajam:
baby audiofiles everywhere
will trust and follow
Yeah, yeah, yeah! More Yardbirds! More sixties! :dance:
hippiechick wrote:
I think this song still rocks the house! :bananajam:
Indeed!
What is a "Heart Full of So"?
Groovy, baby!
nuggler wrote:
Page on guitar even though the cover shows Beck?
It's a "Best of" record not the cover of Heart full..
:daisy:
One of my favorite 60s SOUL tunes.
Hot! Very Hot!
Secret, AGENT man, Secret AGENT man...