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EMOTION & COMMOTION

Jeff Beck

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.12 | 79 ratings

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2 stars Sorry to say, but I didn't like it at the first try. The start is not too bad: mellow guitar, soft melodies, not properly progressive but bluesy enough to be enjoyable. The arrangement of Somewhere Over the Rainbow doesn't add anything to the original. I think nobody was hoping to hear another version. This album becomes terrible when Joss Stone sings. I liked her pop- blues debut, but she doesn't seem to be the best choice for this kind of music. This album touches itl lowest level with "Nessun dorma". The famous Puccini's piece has to be sung by a tenor, not by a guitar. This arrangement can't satisfy neither a prog, neither a Puccini fan. More or less the same success that Waters achieved with Ca Ira. The last 4 tracks contain some good guitar moments, but you can find the same kind of passages on millions of other discs, including new age ones.

It's my personal opinion only, but I think this is just for hard Beck's fans.

octopus-4 | 2/5 |

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