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5.0 out of 5 stars Beck Shares The Stage With Imelda May !, 19 Feb 2011
This review is from: Rock 'N' Roll Party - Honouring Les Paul [DVD] [2011] [NTSC] (DVD)
This a great DVD but it will not appeal to all Jeff Beck fans (It Will appeal to Most Jeff Beck fans.) The recording and venue are brilliant. Imelda May totally shares the spotlight with Jeff Beck. The impressive Darrel Highman also sings several songs and he sounds like Gene Vincent and Elvis Presley. Key tracks are mentoned below. (Many other tracks merit plaudits too).

Double Talkin Baby= An important song because it enables Jeff to master the riffs of one of his heroes, Cliff Gallup.
Poor Boy= Imelda May's vocals and Jeff Beck's guitar playing brilliantly blend.
How High The Moon= A vintage tribute to Les Paul. It's been played at Jeff's concerts. The guitar playing is very skillful.
Bye Bye Blues= Replete with a refined Jeff Beck showcasing his eclectic guitar talents.
Tiger Rag= Another song that verifies Imelda May's vocals are a perfect fit for Beck's azeman licks.
Peter Gunn= A great instrumental dominated by Trombone Shorty's skills.
Rockin Is Our Business= Good Darrel Highman vocals, excellent Leo Green trombone work and an intense minute of Jeff Beck's blistering riffs.
Walking In The Sand= Very dramatic and virtuosic riffs by Jeck Beck, and Imelda May is great again. A major highlight.
Twenty Flight Rock= Exemplary guest appearance by Brian Setzer.
The Train Kept A Rolling= A classic rock track performed at a blistering level.
Apache and Sleep Walk=Jeff adroitly nails these refined and pleasant instrumentals with his impeccable command and control of treble tones.

In a word this DVD is exceptional. Beck uses his violent eloquence and amazing tones and sounds to enhance almost all the guitar solos. Imelda May is also key as a wonderful vocalist. It motivated me to immediately purchase tickets to see Jeff Beck with the Imelda May band in Chicago on April 1, 2011. Jeff Beck has been on a roll for the past four years. He recently won two 2011 Grammy Awards-"Hammerhead" for best rock instrumental and "Nessun Dorma" for best pop instrumental. Jeff Beck belies age and many in the Know consider him the best.
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Initial post: 9 Mar 2011 13:03:40 GMT
Yes it's a great dvd the only thing that lets it down is the awful cover.

Posted on 12 Mar 2011 06:59:07 GMT
Joe Bloggs says:
The ironic thing is that Darrel Higham would wipe the floor with Beck in terms of rockabilly guitar playing, as would Brian Setzer. Unlike Setzer, Higham doesn't get much of a chance to show off his guitar virtuosity. Darrel Higham has released many albums with his own band, the Enforcers. It may not appeal to all fans of Beck but they must realise one thing: without the rock revolution of the 1950's there would be no beck, or any other rock guitarist for that matter. What a pity that a lot of fans of contemporary rock can't acknowledge that simple fact.

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Jack O'Brien says:
Joe Bloggs, not sure how you can be serious that Higham can get near Beck on any guitar style. I like his singing a lot and he can play great, but Beck is two or three levels higher on guitar. Setzer is a guitar genius of course.
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