If, like me, you had recorded the broadcast of the concert(s) from BBC-HD, and were wondering whether to buy the DVD, don't hesitate: order it now (on Blu Ray if you have a player). The extra numbers which are on the DVD make it worth the price alone. For example: Rollin' and Tumblin', Big Block, and Cause We've Ended as Lovers featuring the prodigiously gifted Tal Wilkenfeld on bass.
To crib the review which appeared in Jazzwise, this series of performances is "an absolutely jaw-dropping display of the most exciting, imaginative and inspirational jazz-rock guitar witnessed in years".
Beck actually makes Eric Clapton, who features on two of the numbers, appear plodding and derivative. He almost caresses his guitar in a seemingly endless display of virtuosity. And what a band! Every one a master/mistress of their instrument. The expressions on the faces of the audience in Ronnie Scotts tell their own story: a mixture of awe and disbelief. When the likes of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Brian May turn up for a gig, you know it's going to be worth a look!
This series of performances, captured on DVD in the best audio and video quality that modern technology allow, is so good that it is almost out of this world: buy it or miss out!