Jeff Beck – Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Live) (2017) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Jeff Beck – Live At The Hollywood Bowl (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 1:32:37 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Rock
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In the summer of 2016, Jeff Beck celebrated 50 years of his musical career with a special concert at the famous Hollywood Bowl. The setlist reached back to his first recordings with The Yardbirds in 1966 and came right up to date with tracks from his most recent album Loud Hailer. As the evening progressed he was joined by many of the great musicians he has collaborated with over the years including Billy F. Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Hall, Jan Hammer, Beth Hart and Steven Tyler. The show climaxed with the guests all joining forces for an exhilarating encore performance of Purple Rain in tribute to Prince, who had passed away a couple of months before the concert.

As fashionable as concert sit-ins have come to be in recent years, such guesting can be the bane of the live performance. So often it is the case that such invitees can interrupts the flow and/or momentum rather than nurturing it. However, Jeff Beck’s August 2016 celebration in Los Angeles of his fiftieth anniversary is the exception to that rule: the stream of diverse personnel is of a piece with the stylistic history the event represents. In directing and editing the video, Jim Yukich displayed laudable patience to accurately preserve the ebb and flow of energy arising from the charged atmosphere on the stage.

Live at the Hollywood Bowl is quite likely everything the attendee would want to hear at one of the British guitarist’s shows. Likewise, the guests that populate the roster and share the stage with the icon of the instrument are all those a fan would hope for, but not expect to see in a single setting. For instance, Steven Tyler’s role as vocalist is no more forceful than that of Beck’s long-time collaborating vocalist, Jimmy Hall of Wet Willie, but , on “Shapes of Things,” a cull from Truth (Epic, 1968), the flamboyance of the Aerosmith frontman renders moot the absence of Rod Stewart, lead vocalist in the Jeff Beck Group in that era. That the presentation works as well as it does, and in slightly less than two hours from start to finish, is a tribute to the humility the star shares with all his collaborators.

01 – The Revolution Will Be Televised (feat. Rosie Bones)
02 – Over Under Sideways Down (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O’Keefe)
03 – Heart Full Of Soul (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O’Keefe)
04 – For Your Love (feat. Jimmy Hall & Todd O’Keefe)
05 – Beck’s Bolero
06 – Medley: Rice Pudding / Morning Dew (feat. Jimmy Hall)
07 – Freeway Jam (feat. Jan Hammer)
08 – You Never Know (feat. Jan Hammer)
09 – Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers (feat. Jan Hammer)
10 – Star Cycle (feat. Jan Hammer)
11 – Blue Wind (feat. Jan Hammer)
12 – Big Block
13 – I’d Rather Go Blind (feat. Beth Hart & Jan Hammer)
14 – Let Me Love You (feat. Buddy Guy)
15 – Live In The Dark (feat. Rosie Bones)
16 – Scared For The Children (feat. Rosie Bones)
17 – Rough Boy (feat. Billy Gibbons)
18 – Train Kept A-Rollin’ (feat. Steven Tyler)
19 – Shapes Of Things (feat. Steven Tyler)
20 – A Day In The Life
21 – Purple Rain (feat. Jan Hammer, Beth Hart, Rosie Bones, Jimmy Hall & Steven Tyler)