Saturday, August 4, 2007

Jeff Beck - 1968 - Truth

Label: Epic
Catalog#: BXN 26413
Released: 1968
Genre: Rock
Style: Blues Rock, Rock & Roll, Hard Rock
Credits: Bass - Ron Wood
Drums - Mick Waller
Guitar - Jeff Beck
Vocals - Rod Stewart


A1 Shapes Of Things (3:17)
A2 Let Me Love You (4:41)
A3 Morning Dew (4:38)
Piano - Nicky Hopkins
A4 You Shook Me (2:28)
A5 Ol' Man River (3:57)
Bass - Jeff Beck
Organ [Hammond] - John Paul Jones

B1 Greensleeves (1:47)
B2 Rock My Plimsoul (4:11)
B3 Beck's Bolero (2:50)
B4 Blues Deluxe (7:32)
Piano - Nicky Hopkins
B5 I Ain't Superstitious (4:53)

"Despite being the premiere of heavy metal, Jeff Beck's Truth has never quite carried its reputation the way the early albums by Led Zeppelin did, or even Cream's two most popular LPs, mostly as a result of the erratic nature of the guitarist's subsequent work. Time has muted some of its daring, radical nature, elements of which were appropriated by practically every metal band (and most arena rock bands) that followed. Truth was almost as groundbreaking and influential a record as the first Beatles, Rolling Stones, or Who albums. Its attributes weren't all new — Cream and Jimi Hendrix had been moving in similar directions — but the combination was: the wailing, heart-stoppingly dramatic vocalizing by Rod Stewart, the thunderous rhythm section of Ron Wood's bass and Mickey Waller's drums, and Beck's blistering lead guitar, which sounds like his amp is turned up to 13 and ready to short out. Beck opens the proceedings in a strikingly bold manner, using his old Yardbirds hit "Shapes of Things" as a jumping-off point, deliberately rebuilding the song from the ground up so it sounds closer to Howlin' Wolf. There are lots of unexpected moments on this record: a bone-pounding version of Willie Dixon's "You Shook Me"; a version of Jerome Kern's "Ol' Man River" done as a slow electric blues; a brief plunge into folk territory with a solo acoustic guitar version of "Greensleeves" (which was intended as filler but audiences loved); the progressive blues of "Beck's Bolero"; the extended live "Blues Deluxe"; and "I Ain't Superstitious," a blazing reworking of another Willie Dixon song. It was a triumph — a number 15 album in America, astoundingly good for a band that had been utterly unknown in the U.S. just six months earlier — and a very improbable success." ~ AMG

Heres a very exciting and charged set from the Jeff Beck Group in '68

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Here is a smokin' show for you guys. Jeff is jammin' with Rod and Ronnie Wood. The sound is pretty sweet for being in a small club and from 68'....This is great stuff.......................ENJOY

Jeff Beck-Rod Stewart-Ron Wood: LuAnne's-Dallas, TX-July 17, 1968

Let's mosey on down South for some tasty, down-home cookin'. This is a mint, low-gen tape of a blistering performance of the Jeff Beck Group in their prime. (Please see p. 88-89 of "Jeff's Book," an excellent concert and information resource for Beck fans for more info on this gig.). The quality of this fine audience tape is sure to please.

Lineup: Jeff Beck: Guitar - Rod Stewart: Voice & rhythm guitar* - Ron Wood (if you let him): Bass - Mickey Waller: Drums.

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First Set:
1. You Shook Me
2. Let Me Love You
3. I Can't Hold Out
4. Beck's Boogie
5. Sweet Little Angel
6. Shapes of Things
7. Hi Ho Silver Lining

Second Set:
8. Beck's Bolero*
9. Rock My Plimsoul
10. Oh Pretty Woman
11. Morning Dew
12. Mother's Old Rice Pudding
13. The Sun is Shining
14. I Ain't Superstitious

Both sets total: 79:27