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Truth/Beck-Ola

1 Mar 2003 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 11 Feb 1991
  • Release Date: 11 Feb 1991
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 1991 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 1991 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:11:33
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  • ASIN: B001JPSPBQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,429 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Mar 2002
Format: Audio CD
With the teaming up of Jeff Beck on lead guitar, Rod Stewart on vocals, Ronnie Wood on bass and Tony Newman on drums to form the first Jeff Beck Group, the world witnessed the birth of a new genre in music: heavy metal. With Beck's blistering blues riffs and Stewarts gravelly hobo voice, this is where the SuperGroups first started. Originally issued as two seperate albums, Truth and Beckola are brought together here on one CD, and this is a must for any serious rock music fan. Admittedly, the sound lacks the dynamism and performance of, say Led Zepplin, but easily makes up for this in the musicianship, vocals and, not least, the songs. The first album to be released, Truth, features some classic blues rock songs such as I ain't Superstitious and Rock My Plimsoul, whilst at the same time effortlessly slipping into the more soulful Greensleeves and Ol' Man River. Sound dymanics and contrast are an important and oft overlooked ingrediant in the best of heavy rock. The arrangements, here, however, are full of light and dark corners and shade. This is a classic album which redefined rock music in the mid/late sixties. Beckola, on the other hand, goes one step further and offers something genuinely innovative and as such can be viewed as a landmark album from 1969. Nicky Hopkins joined the group on keyboards and Rod Stewart was at his zenith as a blues singer and Jeff Beck was rapidly developing into a serious heavy blues guitarist. Whatever music Beck had made before was only leading up to this beathtaking album. The accent, as the sleeve notes explain, is on heavy music. And it doesn't come any heavier than this. Plynth, Hangman's Knee and Rice Pudding are all intelligently arranged songs, avoiding the crash bang wallop school of heavy rock, prefering instead an air of control and suspense. Historically important as these two albums are, they are still as exciting and fresh as the day they were released. Buy this CD now, and you won't be dissappointed.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. I. Willoughby on 1 May 2012
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I managed to get this album as a "double", as it also featured "Truth". Ronnie Wood kept playing tracks on his radio show and I've always been a Yardbirds and Small Faces fan. The album is fresh and you wouldn't think that it was recorded in the late 60s. It certainly was the birth of heavy metal, but it still retains a great blues feel. Why did Rod ever think of sing Soul? Well worth a listen and in my opinion a rock classic.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By stuart mcniff on 15 July 2013
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Having watched a fantastic programme about Rod Stewart on BBC iplayer recently, i was impressed by the material of his time with The Jeff Beck Group and decided that this album(s) warranted a listen. Easy to see how Led Zeppelin took their influence from and Rod Stewart was quoted that one particular night, a young Jimmy Page came to see them perform live, the following night Peter Grant & Robert Plant were also in the audience...coincidence?
This two album set gives a great flavour of early rock and is well worth the money on download. If you have even a slight interest in the history of Rock, this is well worth forking out a few quid for.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
TWO MASTERPIECES ON ONE CD 28 Feb 2001
By Vincent B Leonberger - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When I first bought Truth and then Beck-Ola, I couldn't believe how inventive this music was. I always thought Jeff Beck was every bit as creative as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton. And when you add the extraordinary vocals by Rod Stewart you have great music. The music has a very live quality to it even though it was all made in the studio ( except Blues DeLuxe). I suppose that these albums eventually got the credit that they deserved. I can't believe that I am the first one to write a review on them though. Ron Wood plays some incredible 6 string bass also. Jeff Beck eventually went on to become a master fusion solo guitarist superstar ala John McLaughlin. And of course everyone knows how popular of a vocalist Rod Stewart became. Ron Wood went on to record with Rod on his first solo effert, "Gasoline Alley" followed by "Every Picture Tells a Story", which was a masterpiece, and then became the featured guitarist for the Rolling Stones. I must say that this group certainly lead the way with these two great albums. It amazes me that you can purchase both albums on one Cd for such a cheap price. BUY THIS CD!!
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oh yeah! 4 Sep 2004
By boris jimski - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is real blow-out-the-speakers music! If your neighbors don't complain about you already, after you get this they will for sure. Tremendous lineup, Jeff Beck (Yardbirds alum), Rod Stewart (Faces), Ron Wood (also Faces), Nick Hopkins (various '70's bands including Faces), and hey, you get to hear Stewart sing a cover of Ol' Man River with Beck on bass. I still have my vinyl from 25 years ago and wouldn't give it up for all the oil in Iraq.
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Classic 60's rock 14 April 2009
By Larry S. Levine - Published on Amazon.com
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Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart,Ronnie Wood. It does not get any better. Two albums on one cd.
A study in early British rock 20 Sep 2013
By tatermusic - Published on Amazon.com
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Both these albums feature Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart and some Ron Wood. Jeff Beck still has his Yardbirds licks on these albums, and Rod Stewart has that hunger yet here. This is a great double collection.
Found hidden vinyl gem! 1 July 2009
By Clapton Goon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ok folks, I already own both of these on CD but today found this gem on vinyl....together! It is Epic EG 33779, slightly worn cover, and VG vinyl. And the best part, I payed a wopping $3.98! I don't need to say anything about the albums themselves as they speak well already. If you love vinyl, don't forget to check used stores as well as Amazon sellers.
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