Jeff Beck is truly a worldwide gift to rock music and guitar enthusiasts everywhere. There will never be another Jeff Beck, a guitar genius who has enthralled generations of aspiring musicians and music lovers with the many fine recordings he has made for the past five decades.
Celebrating five decades in the music business, this English native initially captivated millions of kids in the '60s with his first recordings with The Yardbirds. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks and dynamic presence on the stage. As individual members of the band started solo projects, Jeff Beck created the Jeff Beck Group with his friends Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood, Nicky Hopkins and Micky Waller, serving up his very first solo smash album Truth.
As the band started to make serious waves across the globe as one of rock's first supergroups, they went back into the studio and hammered out the serious blues rocker Beck-Ola. Kicking things off with the hard-hitting interpretation of the Elvis Presley classic All Shook Up, this revisit takes on a whole new approach with the soulful vocals of Rod Stewart paired with the guitar antics of Jeff Beck. A match made in heaven, these two pioneers of the British blues scene carry on with more masterful workouts on such fare as their original hit Spanish Boots, the stellar piano work of the late Nicky Hopkins on Girl From Mill Valley and their inspiring tour de force Rice Pudding. Another Elvis classic Jailhouse Rock plus their brilliant hit single Plynth (Water Down the Drain) truly made Beck-Ola the revered masterpiece that it still is today.
Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing new ways of using technique, distortion and effects to a whole new generation of guitar players, Jeff Beck's Beck-Ola is truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues artists.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Jeff Beck, his arsenal of fine recordings already on our label. Their release of Beck-Ola/The Deluxe Edition is now enhanced with four bonus tracks not released on the original LP version, including Hank Marvin's rocker Throw Down A Line and the blues belter classic Sweet Little Angel written by the late great B.B. King.
Jeff Beck's Beck-Ola/The Deluxe Edition is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso for the first time on audiophile vinyl.
To celebrate Jeff Beck's five decades in the music business, this limited anniversary edition is pressed on Translucent Green Vinyl at RTI and comes with a stunning gatefold cover featuring Rene Magritte's La Chambre d'Ecoute artwork as well as a classic inside gatefold rare photo of Jeff Beck.
180g Audiophile Vinyl
Translucent Green Vinyl
Pressed at RTI
Mastered by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music
Four Bonus Tracks
1. All Shook Up
2. Spanish Boots
3. Girl From Mill valley
4. Jailhouse Rock
5. Sweet Little Angel
6. Plynth (Water Down the Drain0
7. The Hangman's Knee
8. Rice Pudding
9. Throw Down a Line
10. All Shook Up (early version)
11. Jailhouse Rock (early version)