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The Best Of Jeff Beck

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But, as I said, the Yardbirds were always a singles band rather than albums, so the best thing to do when listening to this album is to get the extended version in which appear Happenings Ten Years Ago and Psyco Daisies, the only two songs that Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page recorded together in the band, which are a huge treasure for any lover of the six strings. Yet there is a simple reason why to this day no wedding disco is complete without Hi Ho Silver Lining – it’s as wonderful a burst of joy and optimism as the ‘60s produced. I.L"; it is clear that the master has no wish to rest on his laurels even if his heart does rest in the pure rock and roll days of the 60s. Volume 3, meanwhile, collates Jeff Beck’s solo years, and is rightly weighted towards his groundbreaking, George Martin-produced, Blow By Blow and Wired albums rooted in jazz fusion.

The material itself may not be top-notch but Spanish Boots contains a great riff and spectacular work by Beck, while Plynth (Water Down the Drain), The Hangman's Knee and Rice Pudding once again make it possible to draw comparisons with Zeppelin, especially seeing how, despite the fact that Beck and Stewart are better instrumentalists than Page and Plant, the scales clearly fall on the side of Zeppelin because the songs are so much better. On What God Wants, Beck delivers blistering mutant blues fireworks, chiming reveries and cosmos-touching solos that almost single-handedly elevated the three-part suite to the level of Floyd at their peak.Songs like “The Revolution Will Be Televised” and “Oil” rock with the power of any metal band and Jeff Beck seems to be especially charged up on this set of ultra contemporary songs that would delight NIN fans as well as Beck fans who continue to marvel at his incredible range of style.

And what made that album extra special was the band – drummer Mickie Most would go down as more of a British pop song maker, but there happened to be one Ronnie Wood, who played bass, and a painfully shy singer who would soon take Wood with him, form The Faces and become one of the greatest singers of all time. With aurally and emotionally hard-hitting tracks such as "The Revolution Will Be Televised", "Live in the Dark" and "Scared for the Children" as well as the funk-inspired "O. on our list of the Top 10 Jeff Beck Songs), Beck's 1975 album also included a pair of cuts penned by Stevie Wonder. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!However, despite the fact that their most memorable song appeared in August 1968, it had been recorded two years earlier with a dream line-up, Beck and Jimmy Page on guitars, John Entwistle on bass and Keith Moon on drums.

If you want to know what is the best Jeff Beck album of all time, this list will answer your question. Thus, within a two-year span, the twin towers Blow by Blow and Wired set a standard for instrumental rock that even Beck has found difficult to match. The album is completely guitar driven as Beck reaches a new level in guitar prowess through a variety of musical styles. Rod Stewart’s gritty vocals combined with Beck’s guitar mastery produce amazing results on tunes like “All Shook Up” and “Jailhouse Rock. The heavy presence of Tony Hymas' synths gives an unintended nod towards what Jeff would do with his mid-80's period, but it is an uncomfortable gel at times.It shows Jeff Beck adopting a more pop style but fusing his always razor sharp lead work in a new framework, giving room for his fireworks. After the Yardbirds, with 'Truth', Jeff Beck tears it all down to build it back up in his own image with improbable success. Still, this version recorded with his short-lived trio with Vanilla Fudge’s rhythm section, drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tim Bogert, provides a dirty funk rock delight that feels like it’s been dug out of the mud on the banks of the Mississippi, with Beck deftly recreating Wonder’s clavinet part on the guitar. Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood departed soon after to form The Faces, taking some of this loose-limbed boogie with them, but Spanish Boots’ power is inimitable.

If you think the greatest Jeff Beck album isn't ranked highly enough, vote for it so it receives proper credit. At the risk of alienating those loyal fans who cry out for the heavier Jeff Beck of 1969, Jeff gives them exactly that except not in the way they were hoping. The centerpiece of the album is “Where Were You”, one of the most beautiful electric guitar performances ever recorded, unless we consider a couple coming up here. The Shape Of Things To Come is a prime example of the sheer transcendent power the unit he assembled could summon.

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