16 Songs, 1 Hour 4 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jeff Beck is one of rock music’s most skilled guitarists. While his fellow guitarists in the Yardbirds went on to greater fame and fortune (Eric Clapton is the blues-guitar god and Jimmy Page, of course, was the Led Zeppelin master) Beck was the man who could never keep a great band together and who has walked away from the music business when it doesn’t serve his purposes. That said, he is a genius, and this intimate performance at the Grammy Museum is one of breath-taking intensity. His version of the Beatles’ “A Day In the Life” is a stunner.  “Corpus Christi Carol” is beautifully lush on the outside, but Beck’s incredible phrasing makes all the difference. “Over the Rainbow” climaxes with tones that only Beck can carry. In many ways, he is the Chet Baker of guitar. His intense moodiness enhances everything he plays and turns every tune into a gripping last stand. “People Get Ready” holds onto the hope that Curtis Mayfield intended. Each tune here is available in both audio and video form.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jeff Beck is one of rock music’s most skilled guitarists. While his fellow guitarists in the Yardbirds went on to greater fame and fortune (Eric Clapton is the blues-guitar god and Jimmy Page, of course, was the Led Zeppelin master) Beck was the man who could never keep a great band together and who has walked away from the music business when it doesn’t serve his purposes. That said, he is a genius, and this intimate performance at the Grammy Museum is one of breath-taking intensity. His version of the Beatles’ “A Day In the Life” is a stunner.  “Corpus Christi Carol” is beautifully lush on the outside, but Beck’s incredible phrasing makes all the difference. “Over the Rainbow” climaxes with tones that only Beck can carry. In many ways, he is the Chet Baker of guitar. His intense moodiness enhances everything he plays and turns every tune into a gripping last stand. “People Get Ready” holds onto the hope that Curtis Mayfield intended. Each tune here is available in both audio and video form.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Descending... ,

The Master

An unexpected new Jeff Beck album is always a welcome thing. That this is live, in front of an audience, is an even better thing. The sounds that Jeff can coax out of his Fender Strat are otherworldly and nowhere is that more obvious than in a live setting. One of the great things about this new release, and it may also be the reason for its release, is that several songs from Beck's latest studio album, Emotion and Commotion, are represented here.

From Corpus Christi Carol to Hammerhead to the Beatles song, A Day In The Life and lastly, the lovely and amazing Nessun Dorma, the E&C selections are nice additions and I suspect this album may find its way next to the Live At Ronnie Scott's disc in my collection. If you know Jeff Beck then there's really nothing I can say... for you already know how special he is as a guitarist. If you are new to Jeff Beck, do yourself a favor and give him a listen to. I guarantee you that he will mesmerize you and blow you away.

Blink:67 ,

Brush with the Blues

🧜‍♀️ Phenomenal and Amazing - Amen
👩‍🔧 Breathtakingly Bluesy and Beautiful

therealbobster ,

Get a real director for such a thing

I am a BIG Jeff Beck fan. The camera work, directing and editing of this drove me flipping' nuts. This is JEFF BECK!!!!! What we want to see is JEFF PLAY IS DAMNED GUITAR. Not wide shots, 2 shots, behind the back shots, shots of the drummer, bassist, keyboardist ( as great as they are). WE WANT TO WATCH JEFF PLAY THE GUITAR. This director and his team were blind and clueless. ARRRRRRRGGGHHHHHH

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