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on 16 November 2013
Right from the off, `There and Beck' hits the spot. Rather like its distinguished forbearer, `Wired' this is an album of exciting and memorable jazz-rock fusion. The sound is stripped down synthesizer, drums, guitar and occasional bass. I would have to say that this set from 1980 must be in the top 5 Beck discs. The material is first rate, the production uncluttered and dynamic while the playing, especially on the beautiful `The Final Peace' reaches transcendence.
Jeff Beck for many guitarists in the know is a major creative force. His ability to create unusual tones and highly articulated solo work is almost unrivalled. Beck is never predictable yet he is seeking to go beyond the merely quirky. He is looking to extend the possibilities of his instrument and at the same time create music with drive and emotion. On `There and Beck' he succeeds, handsomely.
`There and Beck' is a must buy for fans of the genre and certainly an album that lovers of great guitar playing should consider adding to their collection.