The Yardbirds' first recorded the song with an Indian sitar player performing the distinctive instrumental figures. However, the group was dissatisfied with the results. Consequently, Beck developed the part on electric guitar using a fuzz box distortion unit. Music writers have described his contribution as introducing Indian-influenced guitar stylings to rock music. As one of the Yardbirds' most popular songs, it was frequently performed in concert.
There are a number of live recordings, the earliest of which feature Beck, while later ones feature guitarist Jimmy Page. Guitarist Eric Clapton left the Yardbirds in March because of a perceived shift in musical direction. Inspired in part by Jeff Beck, who replaced Clapton, the group began to experiment with different musical styles.
Beck had more varied influences and used electronically enhanced guitar effectssuch as fuzz and feedbackwhich he brought to the group's sound. At the time, popular music at large was seen as becoming more experimental. Gouldman's arrangement was perceived as creating an exotic sound. It just didn't cut through. So I said, 'Look, is this the figure? We did one take, it sounded outrageous.
So they kept the tabla player, who could just about make it work. They rushed that out, and the rest was a rollercoaster ride. According to McCarty, Beck developed the riff after borrowing Page's prototype fuzz box, designed for him by Roger Mayer. I mean Beck just nailed it", rhythm guitarist Chris Dreja recalled. The Yardbirdsa collection of pre- Yardbirds also known as Roger the Engineer material released in after the group disbanded.
The Yardbirds performed the song for broadcast on several occasions. The song was part of the Yardbirds' concert repertoire and several live recordings have been issued. Three versions with Beck are included on Glimpses —a boxed set released in A Les Yardbirds* - Heart Full Of Soul of musicians have recorded renditions of "Heart Full of Soul". InAmerican roots rock artist Chris Isaak recorded the song. The Yardbirds' original song was used in the soundtrack of the film noir -ish crime thriller London Boulevard.
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