And for Jeff Beck, a celebration to mark the success of his career was a HUGE deal. Truth is the debut album by Jeff Beck, released in 1968 in the United Kingdom on Columbia Records and in the United States on Epic Records. The album concludes with an indelible cover of Dixon’s “I Ain’t Superstitious” featuring a wild wah-wah guitar which is showcased through strategic stops. Later, a second part is introduced by Moon’s thundering drums leading to section exemplifying the earliest form of heavy metal music. Verified Purchase. More Jeff Beck With a Triple Plus (A+++) shootout winning side one and a Nearly Triple Plus (A++ to A+++) side two, this copy is just about as good as it gets Easily - and by a wide margin - the best sounding record Jeff Beck ever made - thanks Ken Scott! AMG 5 Star Rave Review. Jacob Tannehill: I used to have this on vinyl. And we hear Beck displaying some of the most sonically radical guitar work of the era. This album, of unique interpretations of diverse covers, introduced the talents of future superstar Rod Stewart on lead vocals as well as bassist Ronnie Wood, pianist Nicky Hopkins and the combo future Led Zeppelin members John Paul Jones and Jimmy Page. Yannis Fenderias-dWTW5's review of Fender Signature Series Jeff Beck Stratocaster Electric Guitar By Yannis Fenderias-dWTW5 , November 10, 2005 Sound Quality I was expecting a dusty and musty blues album which belonged in a museum. There are a few times when Beck decides to play his frantic and exciting solos, however, most of the record is just heavy blues rock that sounds too mechanical. It’s fiery, blistering, and bold. The man never stuck around while an idea’s shelf-life faded - and like any good craftsman, he’s … Jeff Beck's debut solo LP was always going to be a barnstormer - and with a band featuring talent like Rod Stewart on the microphone and Ronnie Wood on second guitar - plus contributions from friends like Jimmy Page, Nicky Hopkins, Aynsley Dunbar and Keith Moon - that's what 1968's "Truth" gives you – a staggering start. This band served as Stewart’s launch pad before he found greater success as a solo artist. But the Jeff Beck Group burned bright and brief; the lineup of Beck, Stewart, Wood, drummer Micky Waller, and pianist Nicky Hopkins lasting only two albums: Truth and Beck-Ola. But the Jeff Beck Group burned bright and brief; the lineup of Beck, Stewart, Wood, drummer Micky Waller, and pianist Nicky Hopkins lasting only two albums: Truth and Beck-Ola. EW brings you the latest breaking TV news, along with exclusive first looks, recaps, reviews, and interviews with your favorite stars. No drop in the volume of my stereo sound after playing White Rabbit (The Damneds version). By the time he was assembling the band for Truth (only later dubbed ‘The Jeff Beck Group’) he … (AllMusic), "On 1968’s Truth we hear a 23-year-old Rod Stewart wailing the blues, giving Robert Plant a run for his money. Beck's guitar just rocks, and the rest of the band provide a very solid rhythm & blues backing. Shape of Things opens strongly with a far far better version than the Yardbirds delivered. Beck's Bolero With Beck having established himself as a guitar player of the first degree on a quartet of bold and wickedly wonderful Yardbirds albums in 1965 and 1966 (For Your Love, Having A Rave Up With The Yardbirds, The Yardbirds [Roger The Engineer] and Over Under Sideways Down), producer/manager Mickie Most, thinking to capitalise on the guitarist’s visibility, conceived the notion of turning Beck into a pop crooner. He can turn his hand to anything and be brilliant at it, he is a real joy to watch live no matter what style he adopts. Cream, with Eric Clapton, were only a year away from extinction; Jimmy Page was commandeering his own juggernaut; Beck was determined not to be left out of the race. Top reviews from other countries Scott McWade. You will receive a verification email shortly. Beck has his own distinctive style.Love his work and he still looks like the old Mod from yesteryear musings of BB King and other blues masters. There ain't nothing more fluid than, Jeff Beck. I have two different vinyl pressings and three previous … Despite being the premiere of heavy metal, Jeff Beck’s Truth has never quite carried its reputation the way the early albums by Led Zeppelin did, or even Cream’s two most popular LPs, mostly as a result of the erratic nature of the guitarist’s subsequent work. Brian Anderson: I bought this album in the 80s purely for the Greensleeves cover. Carl Black: A surprise album for me. In the late 60s, Yardbirds alumnus Jeff Beck formed The Jeff Beck Group. Part of Classic Rock Review's celebration of 1968 albums. Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Monkees Fan, Oct 29, 2013. 'Best of Scorpions' by iconic German band Scorpions, holds up the hard rock end of things, but for this review, the Jeff Beck debut solo album 'Truth' gets the cold metal stethoscope of time applied to the lily-white, hairless chest of sixties British rock. In 1968 Beck recorded another Most selection, an instrumental version of the ballad Love Is Blue. By 1968, Jeff Beck had become a major pioneering force on the electric guitar, following Clapton in the Yardbirds, before clocking up two pop hits with Tallyman and Hi-Ho Silver Lining. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > Monkees Fan Active Member Thread Starter. This is Stewart in blues belter mode, all piss and vinegar, sounding like a raspy, wearier Sam Cooke on Morning Dew and You Shook Me. The hauntingly beautiful “Beck’s Bolero” was recorded while Beck and Page were active members of the Yardbirds and it offered a glimpse into rock n roll’s future back in 1966. Jeff Beck Truth (Epic / Legacy) First Appeared in The Music Box, November 2006, Volume 13, #11. Blues Deluxe is exactly what it suggests it will be: straight blues with a few bells on but for my money goes on a bit long. Today, Jeff Beck is playing some of the best guitar of his life. Beck broke new sonic grounds with the LP and it’s still widely considered as one of the most influential albums from the ’60s. This review is for the Audio Fidelity SACD/CD hybrid (released 12/8/17) mastered by Steve Hoffman. Nick Fitzgerald: I'm loving listening to this. I Ain't Superstitious. With Beck having established himself as a guitar player of the first degree on a quartet of bold and wickedly wonderful Ya… The original Jeff Beck Group broke up after its second album, 1969’s Beck-Ola, which annotator Charles Shaar Murray notes was “just before hard rock became heavy metal.” The beginning of the ’70s started with a completely new JBG lineup, featuring drummer Cozy Powell, keyboardist Max Middleton, and singer/guitarist Bob Tench. The sound quality of this release blows away every previous analog and digital version of 'Truth' that I've heard. Jeff Beck - Truth - Review ← 127: 129 → Despite being the premiere of heavy metal, Jeff Beck's Truth has never quite carried its reputation the way the early albums by Led Zeppelin did, or even Cream's two most popular LPs, mostly as a result of the erratic nature of the guitarist's subsequent work. He’s one of the lads too, his voice wrenching deep emotion yet blending organically like another instrument." This long-awaited 24-bit digitally remastered version of 'Truth' is released with 8 bonus tracks. Next comes Willie Dixon‘s “You Shook Me”, a song first released by Muddy Waters in 1962. I was surprised with the quality of the recording itself. There was a problem. In particular, the vocal/guitar call-and-response episodes on Let Me Love You and Rock My Plimsoul predate Led Zeppelin’s The Lemon Song by more than a year."
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