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Jeff Beck


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.12 | 79 ratings

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Awakened Stranger
4 stars 4 stars for prog, 5 stars in general music....

After reading some relatively negative reviews by my fellow proggers regarding Mr Jeff Beck's (award winning) latest CD, I feel obligated to chime in and add my humble opinion into the mix. In the final analysis, I really think that it comes down to personal taste...what one person thinks is good music is completely different from what another might great revelation, I know. But musical beauty is in the ear of the beholder, so to speak. To talk about his CD in terms of a guitar shredder is missing the point. That is not who Jeff Beck was or is. Emotion and Commotion is a marvelous example of what good music should contain. Great songwriting, wonderful arrangements with orchestration, and the never boring and totally original guitar playing you would expect from such an eclectic master. Being a long time fan of his (can you tell?!), there's nothing he's done that I don't like. But I would gladly welcome another album in the same vein. It's also nice to see that a musician of his caliber is getting the recognition he deserves...his star seems to be rising in the general public's collective eye...more and more folks are being introduced to his music, and I say it's about time!!

I'm not going to waste your time doing a track by track synopsis...what's the point? All I can say is there isn't a weak link on the album, and if you love great music in any genre, do yourself a favor and buy it. ...'nuff said.

Awakened Stranger | 4/5 |


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