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Jeff Beck


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.32 | 91 ratings

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4 stars Fusion & Roll! Jeff Beck blazes his way through this jam packed guitar album. Although Beck doesn`t write anything on the album he chose his collaborators wisely and the result is a very bright sounding Jeff Beck despite a 4 year absence from the studio with 8 solid tracks each containing everything from crisp melodic passages to raunchy in your face freakouts.

Re-alligned with old buddy Jan Hammer who is really the mastermind behind this work , There And Back which is definitely the most overlooked Jeff Beck album ironically spawned an FM hit in the form of the groovy El Becko. Moe Foster`s funked up bass keeps everything very rythmical throughout but it`s Simon Phillip`s ( then only 23 years old ), power drumming which really drives the album, particularily his lightning speed bass drum work on Space Boogie which is very reminicient of Billy Cobham`s fancy double bass drum footwork. Tony Hymas completes the guest list on this blowout who is featured on the more subdued pieces such as The Golden Road and Final Peace which contain passion drenched Les Paul wailing and weeping from Beck.

Although a group effort with outstanding musicians this is definitely a " go nuts Jeff " album with Beck shining on every track. A must have for fusion freaks and guitar heads.

Vibrationbaby | 4/5 |


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