Jeff Beck Group – Jeff Beck Group (1972/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:51 minutes | 889 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Front Cover | © Epic – Nashville
Originally released in 1972, “Jeff Beck Group” was the fourth and final studio album for the legendary group. The band fully exploits the wildly unique instrumentation of Beck, a classical/jazz oriented pianist in Max Middleton, the soul/groove of Clive Chaman on bass, Cozy Powell’s steady drumming and the expressive vocals of Bob Tench. This innovative music was way ahead of its time. The album features some of the most inspired lead playing of Beck’s career.
After a life-threatening car accident forced him to take an extended break, guitarist extraordinaire Jeff Beck re-emerged in 1971 with a new band, a new album (Rough and Ready), and an attempt to merge a soulful Memphis sound with hard rock. 1972’s Jeff Beck Group shows that Beck was already moving beyond his soul-rock hybrid and sowing the seeds for his exceptional mid-’70s jazz/rock fusion work. Jeff Beck Group also served as a precursor to Beck’s next project, the blues-soul-rock trio Beck, Bogart & Appice. Produced by Booker T. & the M.G.’s guitarist Steve Cropper, Jeff Beck Group contains “Going Down,” one of Beck’s best-known tracks and a perennial concert favorite, as well as the album-opening highlight “Ice Cream Cakes.” An important, transitional album in the career of this stylistically adventurous guitarist. ~ Rovi Staff
01 – Ice Cream Cakes
02 – Glad All Over
03 – Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You
04 – Sugar Cane
05 – I Can’t Give Back the Love I Feel for You
06 – Going Down
07 – I Gotta Have a Song
08 – Highways
09 – Definitely Maybe
Produced by Steve Cropper.
Recorded in January 1972 at TMI Studios Memphis, Tennessee.
Jeff Beck – guitar
Bobby Tench – vocals
Clive Chaman – bass
Max Middleton – keyboards
Cozy Powell – drums