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Ever wondered why people rate the man so highly ...?
on 27 September 2002
Jeff Beck had given us more than a glimpse of where he was heading with the previous year's fine 'Blow by Blow' album - but this one took some kind of quantum leap into the stratosphere, making it one of the strongest instrumental rock albums ever made.
Pooling together members of his existing band with keyboard master Jan Hammer and a young Narada Michael Walden on drums ( who also provided many of the tunes ) everything seemed to gel together beautifully.
Capping it all was George Martin's hugely sympathetic sound production, giving everything a very hard, loud, up-front feel. Perfect.
Sounding off about musicianly 'technique' - as anyone is likely to do with a record like this - might well prove to be a bit of a turn-off but one listen will demonstrate that such technique, jaw-dropping as it is throughout, is not all you can pull from a guitar in the hands of Jeff Beck
An album that'll appeal to headbangers, jazzers and fans of instrumental guitar music alike. Oh, and crank up the volume !!