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Better than that!,
This review is from: Beck,Bogart & Appice (Audio CD)
I am really writing in response to the previous review, which would put anyone off buying this album....
I own every Jeff Beck album there is and although this record is not as good as masterworks such as Wired, There and Back, and Truth - it is still a record worth having. Sure, the singing isn't top drawer - but on the ballads such as 'I'm So Proud' and 'Sweet Sweet Surrender' they are more than adequate in getting the emotion across.
Although on the surface this seems like a formulaic rock album, very much of its time, it bares repeated listening.... There are so many hidden gems in the playing... all three of them have great subtle ideas that take a few listens to sink in - although naturally Jeff Beck is the one who takes home the big prize .
'Livin' Alone' has an awesome exciting intro, then it rocks out with the song... and the guitar playing!.... My God... It's a secret masterclass.
It has funky signs of things to come - I would also disagree that this is a bad version of 'Superstitious'.... Turn it up LOUD! The drumming is like a machine gun firing - the band really gel, listen the the licks Jeff Beck uses - how many modern guitarists have stolen this stuff?
I concede it is not the greatest Jeff Beck record, but it is still a damn good one!
P.S - The other rare Jeff Beck one to check out is 'Jeff Beck Group', I was surprised just how good it was - I think it's up there with his best.